A Marysville business was recognized as the 2011 Woman-Owned Retail business of the year by the Kansas Department of Commerce. Makun, Incorporated is owned by Mary Kueny of Marysville. Kueny started the business fifteen years ago from her home.
Since then the corporation has grown to include 12 employees and a retail store in Marysville called the Porch Swing. Kueny also has several retail internet sites including FlagsRUs.com and Patriotichouse.com. One reason given for the award was the fact that 90 percent of all sales for the corporation come from outside Kansas, bringing a significant amount of money into the Marysville area.