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New issue of Canton Inc. economic development publication now available Canton Inc., an economic development publication launched in 2012 by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and GateHouse Ohio Media, parent company of The Repository, is now available and being distributed. Inside, readers will find that Canton Inc. highlights examples of business and economic development activities in greater Canton/Stark County, showcasing all that’s positive about the pro-business landscape of the region. The current issue focuses on the topic of workforce. It is about how our businesses and educational institutions cooperate to develop the knowledge workers that our modern economy requires.

INSIDE: ARTe on Monday Mornings.................................. 2 Oil & Gas Column................................................. 3 Canton Farmers’ Market....................................... 4 Stir West End Block Party..................................... 4 July AultCare Fast Break Breakfast....................... 5 Vintage Canton................................................... 6 Downtown Deals Wednesdays Coupon................. 6 HOFEF Photo Contest........................................... 7 HOFEF Emcees..................................................8-9 HOFEF Names Key Chairs............................... 10-11 HOFEF Events............................................... 12-15 Leadership Stark County Grads.......................... 16 Leadership Stark County Spotlight Program....... 18 Leadership Stark County Golf Outing.................. 18 ystark! Profile................................................... 20 Stark County Safety Council Luncheon............... 23 Stark County Safety Council HR Fair.................... 23 Funding Partners.............................................. 24 New Members................................................... 25 BizBitz.............................................................. 26 July Calendar.................................................... 27

By showcasing the diverse and innovative business landscape here in Canton, through rich business features and highlights on oil, gas and energy, education, transportation, health care, quality of life and more, the goal is to attract new businesses, increase business growth, and change the local perception of our region. More than 7,000 copies are now being distributed through our economic development partners, site selectors and other entities that help entice businesses of all sizes to choose our region for doing business. Please go online to to view an online copy of the magazine. If you would like to obtain a copy of Canton Inc., please contact Monique Thompson-Kennedy, events and marketing assistant for the Canton Regional Chamber, at

WWW.C ANTONCHAMBER.ORG OUR MISSION: To lead the region in business and community development through collaboration and innovation.

ARTe MONDAYS July 2014 - Volume XLVI - No. 7

Phil Fracassa Chief Financial Officer The Timken Company Chairman Dennis P. Saunier President & CEO Collyn Floyd Editor and Director of Marketing & Events Denise Burton Director of Membership & Sales Advertising Sales / Action 330.458.2067

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is published monthly for the members of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. The subscription cost is $25 per year and is included in the price of membership. Reader questions and comments are welcome and encouraged. Contents may be reprinted with credit. Address all inquiries to: Editor, Action Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce 222 Market Ave. N Canton, Ohio 44702 or call (330) 456.7253, or e-mail Advertising rates are available for Chamber members. Advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Start Your Monday Mornings off with ARTe In May of this year, the Chamber started a new cooperative partnership with ARTe, to bring you wonders from the Canton Museum of Art every Monday morning. ARTe is a new e-mail based program, developed in Canton and designed to build appreciation of the arts and our local museum. ARTe interests us because of the proven and important role arts play in regional development. Institutions like the Canton Museum of Art add to our local quality of life, and ARTe is one of the most unique ways we’ve seen to celebrate Stark County’s arts heritage. ARTe provides an entrance to an exciting online offering sharing the stories behind important pieces in the Canton Museum’s Permanent Collection. This is the beginning of a learning experience that you can explore as fully as you’d like. Each email is linked to a landing page with more information about that particular piece and the artist who created it, as well as a website (, with the unique ARTe Timeline®, a quick read overview of all the major movements in art history. We don’t expect ARTe will turn Stark County into a bunch of art history geeks. But we do hope you’ll take a few moments each Monday morning to start your business week with the beauty and mystery of art owned by one of Stark County’s most treasured institutions.


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It’s hard to ignore a statement like this: “If you don’t know that you’re the new Texas, you don’t know what’s going on.” That was from Eric Mize of M3 Momentum on June 11 at Walsh University. Mize was commenting on the fastgrowing impact of the shale oil and gas business in Ohio’s Utica, and he was one of four presenters from major Utica Shale midstream companies who presented at our Midstream Ohio 2014 seminar, part of our Utica Capital Series Presented by Huntington Bank. Also on the program were Brent Breon from Caiman Energy-Blue Racer Partnership in Uniontown, which is employing 900 construction workers on pipeline projects and another 250 on construction of gas processing plants in the Utica. If you have any doubt about the potential of the Utica, you may want to consider that Blue Racer is constructing three cryogenic processing plants in the Utica, plants that separate methane from the natural gas liquids such as ethane and propane. Each of those three plants can process 200 million cubic feet of gas per day. Adam Beck, project manager with Access Midstream in North Canton, talked about Access’ plans to invest $1.8 billion in midstream infrastructure before 2015 comes to an end. That includes 148 miles of pipeline costing $400 million and 19 compression units (to maintain adequate pressure in the pipelines) at a cost of $125 million. Access and its partners, M3 and EV Partners, built the massive Harrison Hub fractionating plant in Scio, Harrison County, in just 13 months to meet the growing demand for gas processing. Mark Butta with EnLink Midstream showed how his company approaches the Utica. It offers truck, rail and river barge transport to quickly get Utica gas energy to processing in the Gulf Coast. EnLink operates the Black Run rail terminal at Frazeysburg, Ohio, the Bells Run barge port on the Ohio River in Washington County, and a 120-vehicle truck fleet that can transport Utica products on the highways.

Chairman of the Board - Philip D. Fracassa The Timken Company

Attorney Christiane Schmenk with the law firm Bricker & Eckler in Columbus reviewed the firm’s report on investments. Only 60 percent of the announced projects in Ohio have had a dollar value placed on them, but that value is nearly $19 billion to date.

Sr. Vice Chairman - William C. Shivers Huntington Bank Vice Chairman - Brian Belden The Belden Brick Company Vice Chairman - John A. Murphy, Jr. Day Ketterer Ltd.

Dan Lorenz, founder of Joe Knows Energy, a project management and consulting company; Joy Ruff of the Dawood engineering firm, and Mike Garofalo of Beaver Excavating formed a business panel to talk about ways their companies had found their niches in service to the midstream buildout in Ohio.

Vice Chairman - Mark Fleiner LG Fuel Cell Systems Treasurer - D. William Allen Pro Football Hall of Fame Immediate Past Chairman - Karen M. Brenneman Hall, Kistler & Company LLP President & CEO - Dennis P. Saunier Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Corporate Secretary - Steven J. Katz Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

Finally, Joe Barone of shaledirectories. com, the Chamber’s producing partner in Midstream Ohio 2014, talked about downstream advantages to the chemicals and plastics industry in Ohio and the United States that could come from Utica energy. We will present more on this topic at Utica Summit II, a joint production of the Canton Regional Chamber, and The Repository, on Oct. 14 at Kent State University at Stark. Registration is open at


We want to thank everyone who attended and once again thank our sponsors: Furbay Electric Supply, a supporting sponsor of the entire Utica Capital Series; and event sponsors AultCare-AultWorks, Beaver Excavating, the Chapman Corp. Dawood, H&H Enterprises, Kelchner, the Mistras Group, National Lime and Stone, ProTech Security, Right Angle Controls and SEC Energy.

Emil Alecusan Brewster Cheese

Judith E. Barnes Lancaster Attorney At Law

Katrina Barton Belden Village Mall

Bradley R. McKain Marathon Petroleum Company, LP

Bruce Blaise Kenan Advantage Group David Cemate Mercy Medical Center R. Eric Dellapina FirstMerit Bank N.A. Dr. Jay Gershen Northeast Ohio Medical University Jerry Gilin Diebold Inc.

David Kaminski Director of Energy and Public Affairs (330) 458-2059

Michael Graeff Koch Knight, LLC Matthew Hammond Chesapeake Energy Jason F. Haupt Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.

At lunch, participants in the seminar received an overall look at the investments that the Utica has brought to Ohio.


Dr. Para Jones Stark State College Terrance L. Jones Multi-Development Services of Stark County Dr. David A. King Malone University


Rick McQueen Akron-Canton Airport Frank Monaco Four Fifteen Group Jim Porter The Repository Stacy Radabaugh Charter One Bank Alan Rodriguez Jülz by Alan Rodriguez and Rodriguez’s House of Stones Mark J. Samolczyk Stark Community Foundation Bruce M. Soares Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh Tracy Stevens Dominion East Ohio Walter F. Wagor, Ph.D. Kent State University at Stark

UPCOMING EVENTS Eat local, buy local at the Canton Farmers’ Market The Canton Farmers’ Market is back for its 11th year of providing locally grown produce, fun entertainment, and the freshest food around on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Canton Farmers’ Market is a producers-only market that provides consumers with an opportunity to buy fresh, quality products at reasonable prices directly from local growers in Northeast Ohio. Along with fresh local produce, the market offers baked goods, flowers, honey, cheese, eggs and meat, and so much more! The market runs every Saturday through October 18. The Market is located in the Timken High School Administrative building parking lot at the corner of Fourth St. NW and McKinley Ave. NW. The site is perfectly suited with green grass, trees and tons of parking!

Not only is the Canton Farmers’ Market one of the best places to find fresh summer food, it’s a great place for meeting with others from your neighborhood and community. On any given weekend, the Canton Farmers’ Market offers community resources, nutrition and health education from Aultman Hospital, cooking demonstrations, live music, organic gardening tips, children’s activities and art projects for people of all ages. Once again, the market will be making fresh food available to all members of our community by offering WIC and senior nutrition (contact the City of Canton for more information.)

94.1 & News-Talk 1480 WHBC AM, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Canton. Looking to join the fun? We’re always looking for volunteers! Contact Erin Thompson, downtown events manager, at or (330) 458-2072! To learn more about the Canton Farmers’ Market visit our website at

The market is managed by the Downtown Canton Special Improvement District and is thankful for its supporters: Aultman Health Foundation, The Repository, Mix

19th annual West End Block Party | July Stir After Hours Networking The 19th annual West End Block Party edition of STIR AFTER HOURS, a Canton tradition for summer networking, is happening on Tuesday, July 22. Join The Furbay Electric Supply Company and participating businesses including: Belden Brick Company, Classic Collision Center, Inc., Downtown Ford Lincoln Mercury, The Klingstedt Brothers Company, and Ohio Auto Supply Company. Come downtown for fun in the sun, and taste the hometown flavors from Kennedy’s BBQ and Taggarts Ice Cream! Plus, Cleveland Whiskey will be on site offering us a taste of their fine whiskey. Guests will have the opportunity for a sampling and tell Cleveland Whiskey which products they like the best! Look forward to great door prizes and meeting the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Queen and her court! There will be door prizes from all of the West End Business Association partners throughout the evening. A very special thanks to our event sponsors: Belden Brick Company Classic Collision Center, Inc. Cleveland Whiskey


Culligan of Canton Downtown Ford Lincoln Mercury The Furbay Electric Company Kennedy’s BBQ The Klingstedt Brothers Miller & Company Sanitation Service, Inc. Ohio Auto Supply Taggarts Ice Cream Thompson Entertainment About Our Hosts: Independently and locally owned, The Furbay Electric Supply Company is a fullline electrical distributor that has earned a reputation for supplying top quality electrical goods to build medical facilities, schools, churches, government buildings, plants, commercial businesses and homes throughout the area.

RSVP for Stir After Hours online at Tuesday, July 22 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Furbay Electric Company 208 Schroyer Avenue Canton, Ohio 44702 Cost: FREE! RSVP by July 18

“We take pride in our Company’s hardearned reputation of service in the community over four generations. We are grateful to the community and our customers for enabling us to supply quality electrical products that are used in the facilities where we work, live, and enjoy the fellowship of our families and friends,” said Tim Furbay. The electric supply company is celebrating 80 years of dedication to the Canton community and beyond.



UPCOMING EVENTS Create, Communicate and Innovate | July AultCare Fast Break Breakfast | Jon Washington, The Innovation Garage Many organizations struggle with how to define innovation, capture value, and measure results. Come and learn the three key lessons that will drive successful innovation and growth of your company. Jon will teach you about solutions that will solve customer problems, help you leap ahead of the competition and further your business and influence. Jon Washington, professional inventor, and founder and proprietor of The Innovation Garage®, is a degreed mechanical and polymer engineer, certified project management professional (PMP) and international business and operations MBA who has over 20 years experience in entrepreneurial product & process design and development. He has a serious passion for helping others achieve goals with innovation education & systems that grow businesses. This passion also includes working with grade school science, math  & technology education programs to inspire careers in technology & entrepreneurship.

He is a dynamic speaker, teacher, and innovator who has had roles in deep detailed design of products as a systems solution development engineer, and has applied these innovative methods to global design, technology selection, and supplier partnering to amplify collaboration and innovation. The Innovation Garage® is a business innovation firm that partners with it’s clients in the design of product, process, service and supply chain systems proven to accelerate long-term growth. Friday, July 11 7:00 a.m. Registration 7:30 a.m. Program Courtyard by Marriott 4375 Metro Cir NW, Canton, OH 44720 Member $18 Non-Member $25 RSVP Wednesday, July 9


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UPCOMING EVENTS Vintage Canton: SAVE THE NEW DATE! Downtown Canton’s most sophisticated downtown gathering, Vintage Canton, will return on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 4:30 to 9:30 pm. Vintage Canton offers distinctive center city charm alongside live music, vibrant art exhibits and, of course, lots of vino! This year Vintage Canton will continue to bring you the very best wines from area wineries and abroad and will offer several quality microbrews. Guests will also be able to enjoy small tasting plates for a nominal charge from downtown restaurants and Stark County favorites.

collectable souvenir wine glass. Tickets can be purchased online, or at any of seven Fishers Foods locations. For tickets or details about Vintage Canton, visit www., or contact event manager Erin Thompson at or (330) 458-2072. Remember to purchase advance tickets to save $10 on the admission price!

Get a great deal on tickets this year! Tickets can be purchased in groups of 20 or more for $25 each, $30 individual presale (by Sept. 9), and $40 at the door. Wine-free spectator tickets are available for $10. Ticket prices include eight wine tastings or microbrew samples, a variety of breads and cheeses, and a



ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL Prizes to be Awarded for Enshrinement Festival Photo Contest Cash prizes will be awarded in the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival’s 26th annual Photo Contest. Snapshot enthusiast or professional photographer? All are invited to enter by taking photos at any of the outdoor Enshrinement Festival events beginning July 18 through Aug. 4. Awards will be made in both the professional and nonprofessional categories, and some of the winning photos may be used in future Enshrinement Festival publications. Due to the generous support of the Western Reserve Group, cash prizes for the contest total $1,800, and $100 prizes may be awarded to each of the seven first place photos chosen from professional and non-professional divisions in the following categories: Balloon Classic/ Jackson Belden Food Fest & Fireworks, Concert and Fireworks, Pigskin Run (including the Kids Fun Run), Community Parade, Ribs Burnoff, TimkenSteel Grand Parade, and Drum Corps International Competition Tour of Champions. Multiple honorable mention awards in the amount of $25 may also be given in each category.

A Best of Show winner will be selected from all entries and will receive $250. Up to 10 photos can be submitted for a single entry fee of $10. If you have more than 10 great photos to submit, multiple entry fees are welcomed. Entry forms are available at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and on the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Web site at The complete Enshrinement Festival schedule of events is also available on the website. All entries must be mailed or delivered to: Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, 222 Market Ave. N., Canton, OH 44702. The deadline for receiving photos is 5 p.m. on Aug. 22. The winning photos will be on display at the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography at 520 Cleveland Avenue North in downtown Canton, and on the Enshrinement Festival’s website. For more information, contact Andrea Hartman at (330) 458-2054 or andreah@



ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Announces Emcees The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival is pleased to announce emcees for the Fashion Show Luncheon on Friday, August 1, and TimkenSteel Grand Parade on Saturday, August 2. Stefani Schaefer, co-anchor of Fox 8 News in the Morning, will emcee this year’s Fashion Show Luncheon on Friday, August 1, and it promises to be a high energy production. An Alliance native, she is a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School and University of Mount Union where she was an All-American Scholar and a National Collegiate Academic Honoree. While in high school, she was a featured vocalist for the Enshrinement ceremonies and she has sung the National Anthem for the Game, so she truly has a soft spot in her heart for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. She first started at WJW Fox 8 in Cleveland in 1992, then took a hiatus to pursue

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other opportunities including hosting a national network show broadcast out of Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. In 2007, she returned to WJW Fox 8, and in 2008, she was inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame. In 2012, she was named Cleveland’s Favorite News Anchor and Favorite News Team. Football and fashion might seem like an unlikely mix, but it’s a perfect fit for the nearly 3,200 guests who enjoy the event that includes state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and video to showcase male and female models featuring the season’s hottest fashions. An exclusive bridal scene will be a new element in this year’s show, and all the fashions will be enhanced by the excitement of several performances by Jeff Timmons of 98º. Great tickets are still available by calling the Chamber at (330) 458-2048.

the St. Louis Cardinals, he transitioned to the broadcast booth, most notably at ABC with the Monday Night Football team with Al Michaels and Frank Gifford. After 12 years, he moved to CBS where he stayed until his retirement after the 2013 season, and in April 2014, he was introduced as the new color analyst for the football radio broadcasts at his alma mater, the Michigan Wolverines. Dierdorf was the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Early the next morning on Saturday, August 2, Schaefer will join Dan Dierdorf as co-commentators for the TimkenSteel Grand Parade. Stefani and Dan teamed up as co-commentators  in 1999 and 2000, then again last year.  A Canton native and 1996 inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Dierdorf will bring his extensive knowledge of the game to the parade broadcast for the 16th consecutive year.  After an illustrious career with

Joe Dunn will be joining the team for the second consecutive year as manon-the-street for interviews with the Class of 2014 and many


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ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL (continued from previous page ...) returning Hall of Famers. After a stint with the Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, he became Director of Sports Marketing at the University of Akron and is currently Vice President of Sales at Big Time Sports, a regional company producing sports talk shows and featuring high school sports coverage. Parade units step off at Sixth St. and Cleveland Ave. SW and move north to 25th St. NW, where they will begin to disband. For Enshrinement Festival and football fans wanting to enjoy the parade, great reserved chair and bleacher seats are still available for only $9 by calling the Chamber at (330) 458-2088 or stopping in at 222 Market Ave. N from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. Spectators will be required to show their tickets before being permitted to sit in reserved areas, and this will be strictly enforced.



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ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL Chamber and Hall Announce Key Chairs Game | Corporate Host | Community Parade | Appreciation Party | Food The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival department of Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Pro Football Hall of Fame have named the following key committee chairs: Mark Prosise, Game; Mike Lancaster, Corporate Host; Carol McLaughlin, Community Parade; Rose Ann Manzella, Appreciation Party; and Dean Kahler, Food. Prosise is owner of A Child’s Place Nursery School, and a graduate of Jackson High School, Bowling Green State University, and Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He has served on the Game committee since 1999, and this is his fourth consecutive year as chairman. An active Hall of Fame volunteer for the past 21 years, he has also served on the Autograph and Enshrinement committees. Prosise is past-president of the Jackson Township Community Improvement Corporation. He and wife Sandra have two sons, Eric and Ryan.

Lancaster is president of NewMarket Financial Advisors. He has been an active Enshrinement Festival volunteer since 1976, serving as a ball-boy for the Hall of Fame Game as a youngster, and previously serving as chairman of the NFL Experience Committee.  He supports other community activities as a member of the Stark County Board of Health and Walsh University Planned Giving Committee, is a member of the Hall of Fame Luncheon Club, and a graduate of Leadership Stark County.  He and wife Susan are the proud parents of one son and one daughter. This year, he chairs the Corporate Host Committee for the fourth consecutive year, leading the effort to provide increased hospitality services and support to corporate sponsors and their guests during the Enshrinement Festival events.  He will be assisted by Steve Neisel as committee vice-chairman.

McLaughlin is a Dalton High School graduate who has worked in the human resource, staffing and recruiting industry for over 20 years. During her career, she has recruited, interviewed and on-boarded thousands of employees for Stark County area businesses. In 2013, she received the Customer Service Referral Award and in 2009 received the Performance Forum Award for superior customer service and business development. She is currently employed with CEA Commercial Equipment Advertising as an Account Executive, and serves as a student leadership volunteer for Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College. She is a member of the Stark County Human Resource Association and their Diversity and Inclusion Committee, a former member of the National Human Resource Association, and a current active volunteer for Community Harvest. The Community Parade is scheduled to kick-off at 2:30 p.m. on July 27, at Eleventh Street and Market Avenue

Under the direction of Prosise, with assistance from vice chairman Traci Tsai, the Game Committee is responsible for timing and coordination of the pre-game and halftime activities during the NFL/ Hall of Fame Game, to be held at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3, featuring the Buffalo Bills vs. New York Giants before a sold-out stadium and national television audience on NBC “Sunday Night Football.” The game also will be broadcast on Westwood One.



ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL (continued from previous page) North, and will travel south through the heart of downtown Canton. McLaughlin will be assisted by vice chairman Roger Manse. Manzella is a graduate of Bishop McDonnell High School and St. Joseph College, both in Brooklyn, New York. She has been a member of the Appreciation Party Committee for 17 years, and this is her first as chairman. A Eucharistic minister at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, she is married to husband Dennis. The Appreciation Party is a non-public event held to show gratitude to the generous sponsors and team of more than 4,200 dedicated community volunteers who provide the resources and support to make the annual Enshrinement Festival such a huge success. Chris Scarpino is serving as committee vice-chair.

Kahler is a graduate of East Canton High School and Kent State University and also studied at Ohio University. He is retired but stays active by participating in many area running events, including the Enshrinement Festival’s 5-Mile Race in the wheelchair division. He has been active with the Ohio Education Association, as former treasurer of the Tri-County Teachers Association, and with the Hocking Watershed District. In 1987, he was named the Athens County Elected Official of the Year.

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The Food Committee oversees the menu and wine selections and works closely with caterers to ensure the success of the food service to 12,000 guests at the Enshrinement Festival’s Fashion Show Luncheon, Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner and Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable. Serving as vice-chairman of the committee is Pete Carbone.



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ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL 51 YEARS OF HONORING THE LEGENDS OF PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL The Herculean effort called for back in 1959 still exists today on an annual basis, with 4,200 extraordinary community volunteers and the professional staffs of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Pro Football Hall of Fame planning and staging the events that surround the central focus of the entire celebration: the Enshrinement of football players, coaches, and contributors into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Join us this year for what is sure to be a “One of a Kind Celebration” in the community that started it all. It all began on December 9, 1959, when an article appeared in The Canton Repository heralding a home for pro football. The article made the argument for our community—the birthplace of professional football—but to make the Hall of Fame a reality in Canton, the article called for “a combined Herculean effort on the part of civic and sports leaders, industry, and perhaps more important, just plain fans.” Our community answered that challenge, and just three months later, Canton, Ohio, was named the official site of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame opened its doors to the public on September 7, 1963, along with the induction of the inaugural class of 17, and four Enshrinement Festival events were held that same year as a way to feed and entertain the Enshrinees and their families while they were in town. Over the years, the Hall of Fame has enjoyed five expansions, most recently The “Future 50” Expansion and Renovation Project which was completed in the summer of 2013. It was the largest in Hall history at a cost of $27 million and paves the way for success in the next 50 years. Likewise, the Enshrinement Festival has grown from just four events that first year to 24 events today, experienced over two and half weeks by nearly 700,000 people, and resulting in an economic impact of nearly $32 million for Canton/Stark County, and $56 million for the State of Ohio.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Balloon Classic/Jackson-Belden Food Fest and Fireworks (Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20): Join in the fun and excitement as 65 hot air balloons take flight! This awesome spectacle delights approximately 130,000 spectators over three days. In combination with the fantastic Food Fest, this free event offers families the opportunity to enjoy dozens of food vendors, live music, children’s activities, illuminating Balloon Night Glow and spectacular fireworks! Concert & Fireworks (Saturday, July 26): There is no better way to celebrate the Enshrinement Festival than with a giant fireworks extravaganza! Join us in downtown Canton for family fun that starts with great music from Jimmy and the Soulblazers, activities for the kids, and delectable treats for all. Then sit back and enjoy an extraordinary fireworks display by Zambelli— “the First Family of Fireworks!”—choreographed to music and best described as phenomenal! Pigskin Run (Sunday, July 27): Nearly 1,900 people walk or run in the 2-Mile Race, 5-Mile Competitive Walk, 5-Mile Race and Kids Fun Run. Participants cross the finish line where legends live at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, providing a super high-energy atmosphere and wonderful photo opportunities. Costumed characters accompany children six and under as they race to the finish in the free Kids Fun Run, where everyone is a winner! Register for the races at www. bitly/2014races.


Community Parade (Sunday, July 27): Enjoy an afternoon in the heart of downtown Canton with family and friends. A wide array of community youth groups, marching bands, antique vehicles, specialty units and a giant helium balloon participate in this spirit-filled community parade. Ribs Burnoff (Wednesday, July 30 through Friday, Aug. 1): Enjoy finger-lickin’ fabulous ribs from local and national vendors, plus a variety of specialty foods. Family-friendly entertainment includes a master sand sculptor and face painting – and the chance to show your punt, pass, and kick skills at the Fantasy Football Zone of interactive inflatables. Then head for the grandstands for nationally renowned recording artists Blue Öyster Cult on Wednesday, July 30th; Jana Kramer on Thursday, July 31st and Pop Evil on Friday, August 1st. First Play (Thursday, July 31): First Play officially kicks off the final weekend of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. The event features nearly 1,500 children as they toss an official NFL football from one participant to the next along a three-mile route. The route begins at the iconic location where the NFL was founded, the Frank T. Bow Building in downtown Canton, to its final destination, the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hall of Famer Photo Op (Friday, August 1): A gathering of the game’s immortals for a one-of-a-kind photo on the front steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The public is invited to this free event, and are encouraged to document the moment

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200,000 spectators along the 2.2 mile route and millions more watching the television broadcast of this truly grand parade. Excitement abounds as fans welcome the Class of 2014 Enshrinees and a large contingent of returning Hall of Famers riding in the parade. MM Shows LLC. Autograph Session Presented by Panini (Saturday, August 2): Preserve your football memories with autographs from returning Hall of Fame legends as they return to Canton for the Enshrinement festivities. Your favorite Hall of Famers will be on hand to sign football memorabilia.

Enshrinement Celebration Fan Party (Saturday, Aug. 2): If you think tailgating on the campus of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, great music, great food, drinks and beer sounds like your kind of party, then look no further. This exclusive tailgate party provides entertainment before the Class of 2014 Enshrinement Ceremony.

Fashion Show Luncheon (Friday, Aug. 1): This fabulous luncheon and runway show is arguably the largest and most spectacular fashion show in Ohio! Stateof-the-art sound, lighting, and video combine to showcase the season’s hottest his and her fashions in a high energy production. You won’t want to miss exciting musical entertainment by Massillon native Jeff Timmons of 98º. Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner (Friday, Aug. 1): More than 4,000 guests experience an extraordinary evening of cocktails, dinner, and football fantasy as a large contingent of returning Hall of Famers, NFL team owners, and sports celebrities come together to honor the Class of 2014 Enshrinees. An emcee of national acclaim, the presentation of the Hall of Fame Gold Jackets to the Enshrinees, and the television broadcast on NFL Network make this evening one to remember! Friday Night Reception at the Hall of Fame (Friday, Aug. 1): Enjoy an exclusive event on the campus of the Pro Football Hall of Fame prior to the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Ceremony. Reception includes dinner, beer and wine. Guests will have exclusive afterhours access to the Pro Football Hall of Fame with a self-guided tour of the museum and enjoy a special televised broadcast of the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket presentation. TimkenSteel Grand Parade (Saturday, Aug. 2): Giant helium balloons, fabulous floats, marching bands, antique vehicles, and specialty units are enjoyed by nearly

Returning Hall of Famers Autograph Session Presented by Panini (Saturday, Aug. 2): Preserve your football memories with autographs from Hall of Fame legends as they return to Canton for the Enshrinement festivities. Multiple autograph sessions are held on the Pro Football Hall of Fame campus. For participants and times check the website at Legends Club VIP Enshrinement Tailgate Party (Saturday, August 2): Kicking off just prior to the Class of 2014 Enshrinement Ceremony, you will join four members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the game’s most elite fans inside the Legends Club for the party of a lifetime.

Class of 2014 Enshrinement Ceremony (Saturday, Aug. 2): The focus of the entire celebration is the emotional Enshrinement Ceremony where the newest Hall of Fame members, the Class of 2014, take their rightful place among pro football’s elite. A large contingent of returning Hall of Fame legends will participate in a special salute to the newest members of their exclusive fraternity. (continued on page 15)


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ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL Legends Club VIP NFL/ Hall of Fame Game Tailgate Party (Sunday, August 3): Kick off the 2014 NFL Preseason with the ultimate tailgate party inside the Legend’s Club. Your ticket gets you behind the velvet rope, where you’ll join four Pro Football Hall of Famers, while enjoying an unrivaled spread of food, desserts, soft drinks and a full bar- all while our DJ keeps the party going with the hottest music. Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable (Sunday, Aug. 3): Talk about a football fan’s fantasy! A large and enthusiastic crowd enjoys lunch, followed by a center stage roundtable presentation featuring the newly inducted Class of Enshrinees. It’s an unscripted, up-close-and-personal event where the Enshrinees share stories and memories of their careers!

Ansel Adams, Courtesy Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust, Snake River, Grand Teton Park, 1942

Class of 2014 Autograph Session Presented by Panini (Sunday, Aug. 3): Seize an extraordinary opportunity to secure autographs and meet the members of the Class of 2014 up close and personal, including Derrick Brooks, Ray Guy, Claude Humphrey, Walter Jones, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan, and Aeneas Williams.

Fan Appreciation Tailgate Party (Sunday, Aug. 3): Kick off the NFL preseason in style at this exclusive fan tailgate party at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Enjoy traditional tailgate style food, Pepsi products and beer. Party with the best football fans around with awesome music and games. Each guest receives a Hall of Fame souvenir. NFL/Hall of Fame Game (Sunday, Aug. 3): Kick off the 2014 NFL preseason at the annual NFL/Hall of Fame Game in Canton featuring the Buffalo Bills vs. New York Giants. The game takes place next to the museum on Hall of Fame Field at historic Fawcett Stadium. See the game up close and personal in this 22,000-seat high school venue.

Drum Corps International Competition – Tour of Champions (Monday, Aug. 4): The Tour of Champions event series is an exciting live entertainment format featuring top World Class corps. Spectators will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the drum corps experience with exclusive fan-member interaction, pre-show and intermission entertainment and more! GREAT TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE The 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival features 24 events over two and a half weeks. Many events are free, some require tickets, but all are guaranteed to be fun! For tickets to: Ribs Burnoff concerts, Fashion Show Luncheon, Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner, TimkenSteel Grand Parade, Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable, and Drum Corps International Please call (330) 458-2048 or visit www. For tickets to: Friday Night Reception at the Hall of Fame, Enshrinement Ceremony, NFL/Hall of Fame Game, Autograph Sessions, Fan Parties and Fan Packages. Please call (330) 456-8207 or visit

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SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014 4:00 pm • Lecture @ Lincoln Theatre 5:30–6:30 pm • Reception @ Massillon Museum $10 Lecture only ($7 members) • $18 Lecture & reception ($15 members)

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COMPLEMENTS EXHIBITION 117 black and white photographs by Ansel Adams, Dorothy Kerper Monnelly, and Ernest H. Brooks II CONTINUES THROUGH SEPTEMBER 14 • 330.833.4061



LEADERSHIP STARK COUNT Y Congratulations Graduates! The 27th Class of Leadership Stark County’s Signature Program has completed more than ten months of learning and getting involved with the social, economic, educational, and civic issues which Stark County faces. Many are already highly involved in our community as members of non-profit boards and they all look forward to being agents of positive change. Keith A. Bennett, County Engineer, Stark County Kyle Bittner, Vice President, Huntington National Bank Kevin Burwell, President, Northeast Ohio Regional Center Vince Capocci, I.T. Manager, Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems Tammera Davis, Controller, Pro Football Hall of Fame Sarah Eades, Attorney, Buckingham, Doolittle, and Burroughs, LLP Daniel Ebin, Controller - Operations, Logistics, Latin America, The Timken Company John Feucht, Director of Pharmacy Services, Mercy Medical Center Scott Haas, Administrator, Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls Matthew Hunt, Attorney, Krugliak Wilkins Griffiths, & Dougherty Co. LPA Frank Kemp Jr., Sergeant, City of North Canton Police Department Amy Krebs, Director of Grants and Community Initiatives, Stark Community Foundation Sarah Lambos, Recruiter, Goodwill Industries Michael Lombardi, Project Manager, Fred Olivieri Construction Company Matthew Lytle, Eligibility/Referral Specialist, Stark County Job and Family Services Tonja Marshall, Director of Sports Tourism, Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitors Bureau Burt Marzley, Partner-Design Leader, Sol Harris/Day Architecture Scott McCahan, Senior Manager Safety & Contractor Relations, FedEx Custom Critical David McClain II, Director, SS&G, Inc. Mike Medure, Principal, Franklin Elementary, Massillon City School District K. Bruce Mont, Lead Pastor, First Church of the Resurrection Diana Morse, Operational Risk Manager, GE Capital Retail Bank


Michelle Mullaly, Executive Director, Canton Symphony Orchestra Christopher Paveloi, Assistant Director, Career Services, Kent State University at Stark Chris Petrosino, Associate Academic VP and Dean of Graduate Studies, Walsh University Margareta Poorman, Public Policy Coordinator, AultCare Caleb Pugh, Sr. Logistics Engineer, Kenan Advantage Group, Inc. Richard Richkowski, Managing Director, Definity Partners Eva Roshong, Owner, Brad’s Carpet Cleaning LLC John Scott, Dr. John S. Scott Dentistry Kyle Sheposh, Controller, Solmet Technologies, Inc. Shari Shiepis, Department Chair-Human Services, Stark State College Craig C. Smith Sr., Director of Information Technology, SARTA Wendy Tracy, Executive Director, Pathway Caring for Children Lisa M. Turkalj, Family & Community Outreach Engagement Coordinator, Canton City School District Aristea Tzouloufis, Manager, Regional Development, American Red Cross, Stark County Chapter Nicholas Valentine, Manager Operations/Processes Faircrest Caster Project, The Timken Company Tena Wilson, Executive Director, Stark County District Library

the Signature Program did. Unfortunately, I also learned about the bad as well as the good. Yet as each month passed, I dove deeper into the unique components of our county and found myself more and more engaged, searching for a way to find where I fit, where I might get involved and help. Through the Signature Program Stark County Day bus tour, I gained a broader perspective of our community and now feel a personal attachment I had not felt to date. Understanding how our leaders are connected, be it through board membership or volunteering, I realized that the effort required to make our community stronger requires the participation of every one of those individuals – not just one. The Signature Program breaks down barriers, disbands title and position, and motivates you to grow both professionally and personally. It prepares you to be better citizens and be involved so that you can make a difference. You look forward to each session and are disappointed when each individual day concludes. I would recommend participation in the Leadership Stark County Signature Program to any individual who is excited by reading my reflection.

Vince Capocci, I.T. Manager, Hendrickson Trailer, tells how his perspectives, knowledge, and aspirations have changed through his Signature Program experience. “When I started this journey back in September, 2013, I really didn’t know what to expect from Leadership Stark County. I had preconceived ideas based on stories past class members had shared with me, but what I learned each session was much more than I thought. I couldn’t possibly have been prepared for what I experienced and the personal growth I achieved.

Upon graduation I will bring with me a base of knowledge and connections that propels me into a leadership position where I hope to effect positive change.”

I’ve grown up in this community and neither my professional career nor personal involvement exposed me to the assets we have here locally to the degree


LEADERSHIP STARK COUNT Y Spotlight for Young Professionals The Spotlight program is designed for dynamic young professionals (age 25-34) interested in their community. Spotlight offers six sessions that provide personal and professional leadership development along with networking and engaging community service projects. The next Spotlight for Young Professionals program begins September 29, 2014.

Tuition for Spotlight Stark County is $475. •

Tuition assistance is available for selected candidates from certain professional sectors.

Employer Support is required for participation.

Apply now at

Looking for a way to develop your leadership potential? In the Spotlight Stark County program you will: •

Strengthen your personal leadership effectiveness using the Gallup StrengthsFinder profile

Be introduced to key issues, leaders, & places shaping our community

Tour non-profits and participate in a community service project.

Engage with other YPs in networking sessions

Foster your enthusiasm for Stark County

The sessions run from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and are scheduled for: 1. Monday, September 29 2. Tuesday, October 14 3. Tuesday, October 28 4. Tuesday, November 11 5. Tuesday, November 25 6. Tuesday, December 9

Annual Leadership Golf Outing Don’t Miss the 2014 Leadership On the Links Golf Outing!

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available!

What better way to renew your Leadership connections than to spend the morning on the Tam O’Shanter Golf Course! Join Leadership alumni and friends for 18 holes with cart, a buffet lunch, and great prizes.

• Major Sponsor, $750 – includes live link on website, one foursome, and your logo everywhere!

Put your foursome together and get into the spirit of friendly competition, fun, and networking opportunities!

• Hole Sponsorships are just $100 Make reservations at

Friday, August 22 Shotgun start at 8:15 a.m. Tam O’Shanter Golf Course 5055 Hills & Dales Rd. NW in Canton $75 per person, includes 18 holes, 2 beverage coupons, buffet lunch $300 per foursome



YSTARK! Young Professional Profile: Adam Harding

Editor’s note: In keeping with ystark!’s mission – to attract and retain talented young people in Stark County – ACTION will feature a monthly profile of an individual who represents the group (ages 20-40) that ystark! is targeting. Name: Adam Harding Age: 33 Occupation/Title/Place of work: Quality Coordinator/Data Analyst at AultCare Why are you interested Canton’s Young Professionals initiative? It’s an excellent way to meet people and get involved in the community. What is your impression of ystark!, what do you think of their events, etc.? I have found that ystark! has a ton of great events. From community service to networking, meeting local CEOs and all the competitive events like dodgeball and PerplexCity, it really has something for everyone.

Where did you grow up? In what cities have you lived and worked?

get involved in the community, there are plenty of opportunities in the area.

I grew up in Perry Township behind the old Doctors Hospital. I’ve lived in Perry, Akron, Massillon, Perry and Jackson… in that order. My first job was as a newspaper carrier for the Repository. In high school I bagged groceries for Fishers and during summers in college I worked in the ice cream room at Superior Dairy. My only job after college has been at AultCare for going on 10 years now.

What’s missing from Canton that would attract more YPs?

Why have you chosen to live in Canton? I grew up here and it’s always been home to me. Not to mention this area has so much to offer within a 20 minute drive. What type of dwelling do you live in? What do you think of the housing choices for YPs in the Canton area? I own a home in Jackson with my wife and my son. There are some great housing choices for YPs in the area. Houses are very affordable, and with the new downtown living being planned, it should rejuvenate the heart of Canton. What do you like MOST about Canton? I love how the city comes together for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. I don’t think there is another city in the US that can round up 4,200 volunteers and host a two-week national festival like Canton.

More downtown living and jobs. What do you do in the evenings or on the weekends for fun in Canton? I always joke around that I play a bunch of 3rd grade sports. I’m on a kickball, dodgeball and softball team. Canton offers a lot of great rec leagues. What would you change about Canton if you could? For the Browns to play one of their preseason games at Fawcett Stadium. Could you see yourself spending your lifetime in Canton? That’s the plan. What would cause you to want to leave Canton? What other cities in the United States would be appealing to you as a home base? Why? I don’t think I would leave Canton. It’s an affordable place to buy a house and raise a family. People always want to move to a big city, but big city living = big city prices.

What do you like LEAST about Canton? When people don’t take advantage of everything Canton has to offer; there is always so much going on in this community. What are the opportunities for YPs in Canton when it comes to career opportunities, cultural access, leadership or community involvement opportunities? I’m involved with ystark!, the Enshrinement Festival, Junior Achievement and Taste of the NFL, just to name a few. If someone is looking to





SAFET Y COUNCIL STARK COUNTY SAFETY COUNCIL | JULY MONTHLY LUNCHEON The Path to Prevention – The Road to Recovery! Part 2 of our series on drug usage in our community Moderator: Steering Committee Member Curt Werren Common Pleas Judge & SCSC Steering Committee Member Curt Werren The panel for July includes: Keith Hochadel, President & CEO, Quest Recovery and Prevention Services Jackie Pollard, Director of Clinical Services ,Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County Fran Gerbig, Prevention Coordinator, Stark Mental Health and Recovery Service Board of Stark County This panel of three chemical dependence professionals will discuss how the current prescription drug/opiate epidemic impacts the workforce and workforce environment. Panelists will be on hand to discuss current trends, ways to identify substance abuse at the workplace, and drug free workplace issues. Additionally, the panelists will discuss substance use issues from a prevention specialist perspective. Keith Hochadel is the current President / CEO of Quest Recovery & Prevention Services. He has been with Quest since March 2008, holding positions of counselor, Clinical Director, Chief Operating Officer before moving into current position in May 2012. Received B.S. Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University in 2004 and is a graduate of Malone University’s Master Program in Clinical Counseling. He considers his areas of practice focus on program development, counselor supervision, psychopharmacology, medication assisted treatment and recovery, and family systems. Jackie Pollard is a Professional Clinical Counselor with supervisory endorsement, a Licensed Social Worker and a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor. She is currently employed by the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County as Director of Clinical Services. As such, she provides oversight to the development of mental health and alcohol and drug prevention, intervention and treatment services for children, youth, and adults living in Stark County. She has worked in the past as

a mental health therapist, and alcohol and drug counselor with individuals and families and specializes in working with people with severe mental illness and substance use disorders. Fran Gerbig, MPH, OCPS I, is the Prevention Coordinator for the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County. In this position she manages the efforts of the Stark County Anti-Drug Coalition as it works to develop and implement environmental strategies as well as community education efforts to prevent the use alcohol, tobacco products and other drugs among Stark County youth and young adults. Gerbig holds a Master of Public Health, in health planning and administration from the University of Tennessee and a B.A. from the University of Akron. As part of the Stark County Safety Council’s series on drug epidemic in our community, the Council will be hosting a “prescription drop-off drive” at the July 12th Stark County Safety Council luncheon. Stark County Deputies will be on hand to collect and properly dispose of expired and unused medicines. Storing unwanted, expired and unused medicines can lead to drug abuse or poisoning, and medicines flushed down the drain or disposed of in the trash can harm the environment. All pharmaceutical drugs in the form of pills, creams and liquids are accepted. Needles and syringes are not accepted.  Thursday, July 10 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Meyer’s Lake Ballroom 3218 Parkway St NW, Canton Cost: $16 per person Reservations are necessary unless you are a season pass holder. For reservations, register online at Spotlight Company:

2014 Safety, Health & Human Resources Fair Calling all safety, health and human resource vendors! This is your chance to network with more than 300 safety, human resource and health & environmental professionals. Gain fantastic exposure for your company’s projects, services and technology, as attendees come to shop for health and human resource services, industrial supplies, training and safety equipment and gear. The 2014 Health & Human Resources Fair is a fantastic way to expand your list of clients! Thursday, September 11 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Meyer’s Lake Ballroom 3218 Parkway St. Canton, OH Register early! Spaces WILL sell out. Cost: $100 per space, payment must be received by AUGUST 8, 2014 Cost: $150 per space AFTER AUGUST 8, 2014 Cost includes: 1 round display table with linen tablecloth & two chairs (tables are not skirted); lunch for two additional guests $16 each; listing on the Stark County Safety Council Website and in the October 2014 SCSC newsletter. Electricity is based upon request and availability, so REGISTER EARLY. Doors for vendors to open at 9:30 AM Vendors must be set up by 10:30 AM – no exceptions Call 330.458.2061 or register online at


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Thank you to our ADVANTAGE CANTON funding partners: AEP Ohio AultCare Aultman Health Foundation The Belden Brick Company Charter One Bank Chesapeake Energy Corporation The City of Canton Dominion East Ohio FedEx Custom Critical Fifth Third Bank FirstMerit Bank NA Hilscher-Clarke Electric Huntington Bank Kenan Advantage Group KeyBank The M. Conley Company Mercy Medical Center Northeast Ohio Medical Univ. PNC Bank The Repository



NEW MEMBERS WELCOME to our newest members, who joined Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce in May. We encourage you to patronize their businesses. If you know of other businesses that would benefit from Chamber membership, please contact the Membership Department at (330) 458-2067. Aaron’s, Inc. (RENTALS) Amanda Mercer 3020 Atlantic Blvd. Canton, OH 44705 (330) 453-5044

James George, D.D.S. & Mark Grucella, D.D.S (DENTISTS) Paul Steigerwald 4227 Tuscarawas St. West Canton, OH 44708 (330) 733-7911

Accurate Staffing (EMPLOYMENT SERVICES) Todd Kennedy 6973 Promway Ave. NW North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 494-9675 Allegiant Companions K-9 Academy (DOG TRAINING) Tommy Nichols 8040 Oakdale St. NW Massillon, OH 44646 (330) 323-6578 Bright Now Dental, Inc. (DENTISTS) Laura Pratt 4258 Belden Village Mall-FC17 Canton, OH 44718 (330) 492-4250 Cheese Louise Canton (RESTAURANTS) Mike Harrer 315 Cleveland Ave. NW Canton, OH 44702 (330) 268-4612 Errand Xps 747, LLC (ERRAND SERVICE) Fran Ransom 5440 Fulton Rd. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 268-8795 frutti froyo (YOGURT - FROZEN) Stacey & Mike Rao 2806 Whipple Ave. NW Canton, OH 44708 (330) 478-8808

Hercules Property Services Hercules Fencing (FENCING) Jim Overcasher 1828 Perry Dr. SW Canton, OH 44706 (330) 477-1080 Ivan’s Diner (CATERERS EVENT PLANNING & PROMOTION) Ivan Lefkowitz 2927 W. Market St. Fairlawn, OH 44333 (330) 836-3553 Jimmy John’s The Natelli Group, Ltd. (CATERERS - RESTAURANTS) David Kuntz 4201 Tuscarawas St. W. Canton, OH 44708 (330) 479-9021 Mattress Firm - Belden Village (MATTRESSES) Tanya K. Ross-Lane 4471 Belden VIllage Canton, OH 44718 (330) 493-9049 Modern Hearing Solutions (HEARING AIDS) Eric A. Mounts 4763 Higbee Ave., NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 493-3400

POP Weight Loss (HEALTH & WELLNESS & WEIGHT LOSS) Dr. Shishuka Malhotra 4825 Higbee Ave. NW - Ste 102 Canton, OH 44718 (330) 493-8446 Right Angle Controls (INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION) Brady Schuerman 646 N. Ithan Ave. Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 (215) 498-8135 Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (BEAUTY SUPPLIES) Donald J. Groom 5700 Darrow Rd. Suite 118 Hudson, OH 44236 (888) 480-4274 Susan Schmidt Keller Williams Legacy Realty Group (REAL ESTATE) Susan Schmidt 4580 Stephen Cir. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 412-7903 Shisler’s Cheese House (CHEESE - RETAIL) Rita Shisler 55 Kidron Rd. Orrville, OH 44667 (330) 682-2105 Zounds Hearing of Canton FNM Enterprises, Inc. (HEARING AIDS) Frank Graziano 4822 Everhard Rd. NW Canton, OH 44718 (234) 401-9248

National Lime & Stone Co. (LIMESTONE DISTRIBUTOR) Ken Dinwiddie 5377 Lauby Rd. North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 340-3878



BIZ BITZ The Massillon Development Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Executive Director. Mr. Ray Hexamer has accepted the position effective June 1, 2014. Ray Hexamer was the CEO, Board Member, and shareholder of First Communications, a telecommunications company providing voice and internet services for business from 2005 to the end of 2013 after a successful sale of the Company. Hexamer and his team generated over $200 million in public and bank funding and completed nine acquisitions at First Communications. Hexamer was responsible for leading an IPO of the Company in 2007 making over 100 investor presentations in Europe and the US which culminated in a successful listing on the AIM/London Stock Exchange. First Communications shareholders at the time included: The Gores Group of Beverly Hills a 2.7 billion dollar equity fund, FirstEnergy in Akron and McKinley Communications in Canton, Ohio. Day Ketterer is pleased to announce that Thomas A. Mason was recently award the 2014 Business Excellence Scholarship Award by Day Ketterer in conjunction with the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Scholarship was presented at the annual Business Excellence Award ceremony on May 6, 2014. Mason, a 2014 graduate of Marlington High School and son of Scott and Sheryl Mason of Alliance, submitted the winning essay titled, “The Impact of Business and Free Enterprise on the Continuing Success of the United States as Global Leader.” Submissions were open to all Stark County High School seniors and those currently enrolled at a Stark County University or College. A group of 34 individual “angel” investors from Stark County and surrounding areas plan to form the Impact Angel Fund, which aims to invest in high-tech startup companies across the southern portion of Northeast Ohio – from Mansfield to Canton to Youngstown. The group received a $1 million loan from the Ohio Third Frontier economic development program. Fund members are adding $1 million of their own money into the fund as well. The group plans to invest a few hundred thousand dollars in up to five or six companies through the fund, in addition to sidecar investments individual members make in those companies. Historically, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has billed Ohio employers in arrears or ‘retrospectively.’ Employers currently report their actual payroll and pay their premium on a semiannual basis for the previous six months of coverage. Prospective billing is a national industry standard and builds upon


ongoing efforts by BWC to modernize its operation. Under prospective billing, BWC will, like most insurance companies, collect employer premiums at the beginning of and throughout the policy period. According to BWC the benefits of changing to the prospective payment process for Ohio employers will include: More flexible payment options (e.g., monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually) with possible discounts for those who pay in advance. Better ability to anticipate budgetary impacts of workers’ compensation program cost changes. Better opportunities for BWC to provide quotes online or via phone. Lower mutualized costs from employers who don’t pay premiums timely or have workers injured without coverage for employers in good standing. Increases BWC’s ability to detect employer non-compliance and fraud. The transition is expected to become effective July 1, 2015, for private employers and January 1, 2016, for public employers. The Aultman Foundation has announced 19 area nonprofit organizations will receive the organization’s fourteenth round of grant funding totaling just over $100,000. The grants are structured to help further The Aultman Foundation’s mission by funding local agencies’ projects and services in Stark, Wayne, Holmes, Carroll and Tuscarawas counties. Organizations whose services focus on wellness, health education and human services for the underserved, include: Alliance Pregnancy Center STI/ STD Clinic, American Rescue Workers, Area Agency on Aging Region 9, Inc., Aunt Susie’s Cancer Wellness Center for Women, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit, Medina & Stark Counties, Boys and Girls Club of Massillon, Canton Calvary Mission, EN-RICHMENT, Greater Stark County Urban League, JRC, Oak Clinic for Multiple Sclerosis, PAL Mission, Philomatheron Society of the Blind, Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County, Quest Recovery and Prevention Services, Refuge of Hope Ministries, The First Tee of Canton, Turning Point of Stark County, Tuscarawas County Council for Church and Community. Thomas Kratzer, Ph.D., professor of business administration at Malone University, was awarded the Business, Society and Government (BSG) Consortium’s Best Paper Award for

2014. The paper, “Ethical reflections on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in the food supply” will be published in the 2014 Business, Society, and Government Conference proceedings as well as the Consortium’s website. In addition, Malone University is pleased to announce that D. Nathan Phinney, Ph.D. dean of the College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences, is one of 32 mid-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in a year-long Senior Leadership Academy. Individuals chosen for the program are administrators in higher education who have been identified by their institutions as having the potential for senior leadership positions in independent colleges or universities. Radio station WDJQ/WDPN is proud to announce Penny Watson has joined the sales staff at the radio stations as an account executive. Penny comes to the stations after a successful 18 year career as a sales manager and director of sales at the Holiday Inn Belden Village. She has been recognized as the Janus Hotels and Resorts Director of Sales of the Year having won the award in 1999, 2002 and 2005. She was also recognized as Maintaining Top Account Award recipient in 2001 from the Janus Hotels and resorts group. Along with her strong professional credentials, Penny is a community leader and serves on the board of directors for the Jackson/Belden Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Stark County Convention and Visitors Bureau Board as well. In honor of retiring Timken President/CEO and former Mount Union board member James W. Griffith, The Timken Company Charitable and Education Fund along with the Timken Foundation, have established a scholarship for one engineering student at the University of Mount Union each year. Beginning in the fall of 2015, The James W. Griffith Endowed Scholarship will recognize Griffith’s professional accomplishments and the value he places on education as well as provide an incentive for an outstanding Stark County student to continue his/her education in the county. Over the last decade, Griffith has served as a Mount Union trustee. During this time, he and his wife, Pamela, have generously created the Chinese Language and Culture Initiative at Mount Union as well as invested in Mount Union’s new health and medical science facility, Gallaher Hall, by naming the “Jennifer Griffith Weber Nursing Center” in honor of his daughter who graduated from Mount Union in 1997.



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July First Friday July’s First Friday falls on Independence Day, so get ready for a very special downtown celebration including a salute to veterans and everyone’s July 4th favorite: FIREWORKS! First Friday is a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events and always a few surprises for adults and children. It is primarily a self-guided tour of local art galleries, studios, stores and restaurants. Stark County Safety Council Monthly Luncheon A panel of three chemical dependence professionals will discuss how the current prescription drug/opiate epidemic impacts the workforce and workforce environment. Panelists will be on hand to discuss current trends, ways to identify substance abuse at the workplace, and drug free workplace issues. Additionally, the panelists will discuss substance use issues from a prevention specialist perspective.

First Friday, July 4 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Downtown Canton Arts District FREE! Thursday, July 10 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Meyer’s Lake Ballroom 3218 Parkway St NW, Canton Cost: $16 per person RSVP by Mon., July 7 Reservations are necessary unless you are a season pass holder.

Fast Break Breakfast At this month’s Fast Break Breakfast, The Innovation Garage’s Jon Washington will share the three key lessons that drive successful innovation and growth within a company. Jon will teach you about solutions that will solve customer problems, help you leap ahead of the competition and further your business and influence.

Friday, July 11 7:00 a.m. Registration 7:30 a.m. Program Courtyard by Marriott 4375 Metro Cir NW, Canton, OH 44720 Member $18, Non-Member $25 RSVP by July 9

Creekup Tweakup, Park Cleanup #YPsInService - Summer is upon us, meaning the weeds are growing, the parks are full of people, and the Canton Parks system can use our help to keep their facilities in tip-top shape.

Saturday, July 12 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet at Martindale Park 4001 Martindale Rd NE Canton, OH 44714 RSVP by July 11 FREE!

Monthly Meet-up at TD’s Tailgate Grill With arguably one of the best patios around, you won’t want to miss this month’s meet-up. Network with fellow YPs while enjoying fantastic food and beverages in a beautiful outdoor space.

Thursday, July 17 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. TD’s Tailgate Grill RSVP by July 15 FREE!

Balloon Classic/Jackson-Belden Food Fest and Fireworks Join in the fun and excitement as 65 hot air balloons take flight! This awesome spectacle delights approximately 130,000 spectators over three days. In combination with the fantastic Food Fest, this free event offers families the opportunity to enjoy dozens of food vendors, live music, children’s activities, illuminating Balloon Night Glow and spectacular fireworks!

Friday, July 18 – Sunday, July 20 Fri. & Sat.: 4-11:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.: 6 a.m. Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College Campuses 6000 Frank Ave. NW in North Canton Details:

Stir After Hours: West End Block Party Stir After Hours means one thing each July: the annual West End Block Party! Enjoy the hometown flavors of Kennedy’s BBQ and Taggart’s Ice Cream, as well as a tasting of Cleveland Whiskey. There will be lots of great door prizes PLUS a visit from the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Queen and her Court! Brought to you by the West End Business Association partners.

Tuesday, July 22 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Furbay Electric Company 208 Schroyer Avenue Canton, Ohio 44702 RSVP by July 18 FREE!

Concert & Fireworks There is no better way to celebrate the Enshrinement Festival than with a giant fireworks extravaganza! Join us in downtown Canton for family fun that starts with a rousing band concert, activities for the kids, and delectable treats for all. Then sit back and enjoy an extraordinary fireworks display by Zambelli— “the First Family of Fireworks!”— choreographed to music and best described as phenomenal!

Saturday, July 26 6 p.m. Downtown Canton Details:

Pigskin Run Nearly 1,900 people walk or run in the 2-Mile Race, 5-Mile Competitive Walk, 5-Mile Race and Kids Fun Run. Participants cross the finish line in front of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Museum, providing a super high-energy atmosphere and wonderful photo opportunities. Costumed characters accompany children six and under as they race to the finish in the free Kids Fun Run, where everyone is a winner!

Sunday, July 27 8 a.m. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2121 George Halas Drive NW in Canton Register at bitly. com/2014races

Community Parade Enjoy an afternoon in the heart of downtown Canton with family and friends. A wide array of community youth groups, marching bands, antique vehicles, specialty units and a giant helium balloon participate in this spirit-filled community parade.

Sunday, July 27 2:30 p.m. Downtown Canton Details:

Ribs Burnoff Enjoy finger-lickin’ fabulous ribs from local and national vendors, plus a variety of specialty foods. Family-friendly entertainment includes a master sand sculptor and face painting—and the chance to show your punt, pass, and kick skills at the Fantasy Football Zone of interactive inflatables. Then head for the grandstands each night for concerts by regional and nationally renowned recording artists.

Wednesday, July 30 – Friday, Aug. 1 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. daily Stark County Fairgrounds 305 Wertz Ave. NW in Canton Details:

First Play First Play officially kicks off the final weekend of the Pro Football hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. This youth-focused event involves nearly 1,500 area kids who “hand-off” an NFL football along a three-mile route starting at the downtown Canton site where the NFL was founded and ending at the front door of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.



Thursday, July 31 10:00 a.m. Downtown Canton Frank T. Bow Building 201 2nd St. SW

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July 2014 ACTION Newsletter  

A publication of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

July 2014 ACTION Newsletter  

A publication of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce