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UTICA SUMMIT brings top industry leaders to Canton An ethane cracker plant, which can “crack” Utica gas into ethylene (one of the building blocks of plastics and chemicals) is anticipated in Ohio. This is an important step for the Utica shale play and “downstream” manufacturers who rely on these products. The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Repository, and ShaleDirectories.com brought the first conversation about downstream benefits to the Utica and Northeast Ohio in 2013 at its initial Utica Summit. The same partnership is advancing the conversation at Utica Summit II. It’s all happening Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at The University Center, Kent State University at Stark. Utica Summit II will be a forum for high-level conversation about what is possible, now and in the future, all because of the technology that permits horizontal drilling of the shale plays in the United States. We will once again explore the downstream benefits of the Utica Shale energy boom.
INSIDE: Oil & Gas Column................................................. 3 AultCare Fast Break Breakfast.............................. 5 Fall Network....................................................... 6 Stir After Hours................................................... 7 COSE Small Business Convention.......................... 8 Table Top Event................................................... 9 Enshrinement Festival Chairs........................ 11-12 Leadership Stark County Bus Tour...................... 13 Stark County Safety Council Luncheon............... 14 Stark County Safety Fire Prevention Breakfast.... 17 Stark County Safety Council CEO Breakfast......... 19 ystark! Profile................................................... 20 Statement of Ownership................................... 22 AC-3 Form......................................................... 23 Funding Partners.............................................. 24 New Members................................................... 25 BizBitz.............................................................. 26 October Calendar.............................................. 27
• What will natural gas and the natural gas liquids mean for sustainable manufacturing in Ohio, the Northeast and the United States as a whole? • What is the latest on the proposed ethane cracker in Ohio and whether it will bring new plastics manufacturers to its doorstep? • If you want to ship coast to coast by natural gas-fueled trucks, how soon can you rely on a network of fueling stations? • From the perspective of federal government policy, what could happen to help or harm the development of America’s rich shale? “The downstream benefits of Utica natural gas are exciting for this region because it means we can build and grow sustainable business with Utica energy,” said Dennis P. Saunier, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. (continued on page four)
Celebrate our greatest community assets at the annual COMMUNITY SALUTE AWARDS! Outstanding civic volunteerism and community service will be recognized during the Chamber’s annual Community Salute Awards dinner on Nov. 5 at The University Center at Kent State at Stark. Attend the dinner to recognize exceptional community stewards – individuals, businesses and organizations who will be honored with the Award of Merit and the Award of Appreciation. (continued on next page)
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Community Salute Awards (continued from cover ...) This year’s Community Salute Award of Merit winner is Joseph Halter.
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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Our award of appreciation winners include: Early Childhood Resource Center, Robert Leibensperger, Jeffery Dreyer, and Kent State University - Stark. A special award of appreciation for his many years of service to our Chamber will be given to Stephen Katz. Don’t miss next month’s issue of Action Newsletter for more details on each of our winners. Wednesday, Nov. 5 5:30 p.m., social 6:30 p.m., dinner 7:30 p.m., awards The University Center at Kent State Stark 6000 Frank Ave. N.W., North Canton $50 per person RSVP by Oct. 31 Register online at CantonChamber.org. Contact Monique Thompson at (330) 458-2070 or by e-mail at moniquet@ cantonchamber.org for more information. For sponsorship information please contact Chris Gumpp at (330) 458-2055 or chrisg@ cantonchamber.org.
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OIL & GAS
October Oil and Gas News This month, some data on oil and gas economic development. Six hundred thirty-six Ohio businesses were supplying goods or services to the oil and natural gas industry in the 12 months that ended September 2013. That’s what the American Petroleum Institute found in its “Vendor Survey Findings Report,” which was conducted in January. Results of the survey were released early last month. API also determined that oil and gas was contributing $28.4 billion to the Ohio economy. The industry was offering an average salary of $72,238 compared with a $44,059 average for all jobs in Ohio. The survey results was sorted by congressional districts in the state. Not surprisingly, the 6th Congressional District, which covers most of the Utica Shale counties of Eastern Ohio, and which is represented by U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, is home to 152 of the 636 businesses in the vendor survey. Three congressional districts claim a portion of Stark County. Here’s the vendor breakdown in all three. There were 77 vendors in the Ohio 7th, represented by U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Holmes County. There were 39 in the Ohio 16th, represented by U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth. In the Ohio 13th, which includes the Alliance-area corner of Stark County, there were 27 vendors. The Ohio 13th is represented by U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Niles. API points out that its survey has identified only a portion of the Ohio companies involved in the oil-gas supply chain. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has reported that there are 13,000 oil- and gas-related businesses in the Buckeye State. Overall, API reported that nearly 30,000 businesses in every state and the District of Columbia were benefitting from oil and gas energy production. And the variety of businesses in this vendor pool? They include “small equipment suppliers, warehousers, large container makers, real estate companies, wild land restoration
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companies, modular laboratory and housing manufacturers, uniform suppliers, port-o-john rental companies, administrative support firms, and many more,” according to the report.
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.
API is a trade association representing all segments of the nation’s oil and gas industry. In Ohio, its activities include the promotion of energy industry jobs for women and minority groups. “Women in Energy,” will be the theme of a free reception that API and an affiliate group, Energy Nation, will host following Utica Summit II on Oct. 14 at the University Center at Kent State University at Stark.
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
The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Repository and shaledirectories.com, partners in producing Utica Summit II, are pleased to welcome API and Energy Nation to our event. To purchase a ticket for Utica Summit II and register for the API-Energy Nation reception, go to our event website: www.uticasummit.com. The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce has been invited to visit Beaver County, Pa., early this month for an economic development meeting and a visit to the site where Shell is considering the construction of a multibillion-dollar ethane cracker. An ethane cracker converts ethane, a Utica gas, into materials that can be used to create plastics products. A report on this visit will be in November’s Action newsletter.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 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.
David Kaminski Director of Energy and Public Affairs (330) 458-2059 email@example.com
Dr. Jay Gershen Northeast Ohio Medical University Jerry Gilin Diebold Inc. Michael Graeff Koch Knight, LLC Matthew Hammond Chesapeake Energy Jason F. Haupt Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
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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
UPCOMING EVENTS Utica Summit II (continued from cover ...) “We expect to host people from the oil and gas industry, as well as government and universities,” added Repository Publisher Jim Porter.“We have a full lineup of nationally and internationally known speakers from companies that are doing extraordinary work in this industry.” Who Should Attend? • Businesses looking for Utica opportunities, government entities and educational institutions. • Companies working directly and indirectly in the oil and gas industry who are seeking to learn about the future developments in the Utica Shale. • CEOs and C-Level managers across many industries looking for strategic growth opportunities as the result of lower energy and feedstock costs.
Sponsors to date include: American Energy Partners LP, Atlantic Greenfuels Inc., AultCare/Aultworks, Eclipse Resources, Beaver Excavating, Kelchner, Energy Nation, Operating Engineers Local 18, Huntington Bank, Furbay Electric/The Okonite Co., The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., First Capital of Cleveland, CESO, and JP Morgan Chase.
• Controllers, CFOs and finance directors searching for ways to effectively reduce costs through the use of CNG/LNGfueled transportation. Speakers: Our speakers will discuss what the Utica Shale means to manufacturing, transportation, job creation and more. They are: Rayola Dougher, Senior Economic Advisor, American Petroleum Institute Tom Gellrich, Founder, TopLine Analytics of Philadelphia, and an expert on the ethane market Christopher Guith, Senior Vice President for Policy, US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy Dr. Iryna Lendel, Assistant Director of the Center for Economic Development at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University, the academic leader in Utica economic research Bill Renz, General Manager for GAIN® Clean Fuel, which is helping to build the CNG fueling network across the nation Michael Taylor, Senior Director for International Affairs and Trade at SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association Anthony J. Palmer, Vice President, IHS Chemical Consulting Immediately following the event, American Petroleum Institute will host an Energy Nation-Women in Energy Reception. This reception is FREE and open to anyone who’d like to network, learn more about Energy Nation and about workforce opportunities for women in the oil and natural gas industry. You also may register for the reception at www.uticasummit.com Tuesday, Oct. 14 7:30 a.m. Registration 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The University Center Kent State University – Stark 6000 Frank Ave. NW Canton, OH 44720 Cost: $250 or $1,500 for table of six RSVP at UticaSummit.com or call (330) 458-2070
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UPCOMING EVENTS The Five Rules of Engagement – How to Motivate Your Employees October AultCare Fast Break Breakfast featuring Dr. Philip Kim Do you have a motivated and fired up workforce? Do they love your business as much as you do? If you’re like most small businesses - probably not. Currently, 7 out of every 10 U.S. workers are dissatisfied with their jobs. 40% or more are disengaged with their work. What’s the deal? You pay them a competitive wage already, so what else do you need to do? You need to engage them. At the AultCare Fast Break Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 10, Dr. Philip Kim, Associate Professor of Walsh University’s DeVille School of Business, will share how the best companies create an environment of engagement and how YOU can implement your own 5 Rules of Engagement. Beyond this important segment of the program, Fast Break attendees have the opportunity to obtain business leads through enjoyable networking activities at an event that has built a reputation as one of the most energetic lead-producing sessions around. You’ll hear a compelling speaker, meet new business contacts and enjoy a
delicious breakfast. Plus, when you bring a door prize valued at $15 or more, you’ll receive 30 seconds at the microphone to promote your business. Friday, Oct. 10 7 a.m. registration 7:30 a.m. program Courtyard by Marriott 4375 Metro Cir. North Canton, OH Cost: $18 members $25 non-members RSVP by Oct. 8 About Dr. Kim: Dr. Philip Kim is an educator, speaker and consultant. Phil has been published in over 20 academic journals and has been invited to present his research at national and international conferences. As a speaker and consultant he has worked with over 50 small to mid-sized institutions including higher education, financial services, and non-profit organizations.
$5B financial services organization, where he was responsible for managing the bank’s information security environment and engineered the bank’s internal IT risk management practices. Raised by first generation Korean immigrants, Phil has worked at all of his parents businesses including 7-11 convenience stores, gas stations, diners, and restaurants. He understands the value of hard work and education. His passion is to use his knowledge and expertise to help others achieve their life’s goals. His latest book, Chase One Rabbit:10 Habits That Move You from Failure to Success is dedicated to helping individuals create better lives for themselves. You can visit Phil at his blog at www. write15minutes.com.
Phil’s first book, Big Business Problems: Small Business Solutions (2012) has been well-received and reviewed on Amazon. Phil was also one of the recipients of the Best Paper Award (recognized as the top 5%) at the Conference for Applied Information Systems (CONISAR) 2012 held in New Orleans, LA. Before becoming a business professor at Walsh University, Phil served as the Vice President of Information Security for a
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UPCOMING EVENTS 13th Semi-Annual Taste of Italian Wines | October Stir After Hours with Montrose Auto Group Italian wines, live music, great food, and networking…all in a unique location? We’re sold! Join us for Stir After Hours on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the 13th Semi-Annual Taste of Italian Wines with our hosts, Montrose Auto Group. The event will be held at the Ultimate Jetcharters hanger, located at the Akron Canton Airport. Get up close and personal with not only aircraft but exotic vehicles from Montrose Auto Group’s 13 locations. Besides a fantastic location, this event features musical entertainment from the Liverpool Lads (a Beatles Tribute Band), tastes of the newest Boutique Italian wines from LA Dick Imports, appetizers and desserts from Panera Bread, and of course plenty of networking.
Admission to this event is FREE. This is joint event with the Jackson Belden and North Canton chambers, in conjunction with Montrose Auto Group. Tuesday, Oct. 28 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Ultimate Jetcharters 6060 W. Airport Drive North Canton, OH 44720 Cost: FREE, but reservations are required RSVP by Oct. 27 at www.cantonchamber.org
Parking is available in the lot or on the street, and continuous shuttle service to and from the event will be provided by Koala Kruizers.
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UPCOMING EVENTS COSE and Canton Regional Chamber present Small Business Convention The Canton Regional Chamber and the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) are co-presenting the 2014 Small Business Convention, October 22nd – 24th at Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio. The Small Business Convention (SBC) is the largest small business convention in the Midwest, bringing hundreds of small businesses together to motivate and inspire success. The content and curriculum are specifically designed to meet the needs of small businesses with courses in Finance, HR and Legal, Marketing, Personal and Professional Development, Sales, Start-Up and Technology. The Convention also features: Keynote speakers – Reigniting the entrepreneurial spirit. SBC invites some of the most inspirational speakers from around the country to share their stories, provide insight and help spark big ideas! This year’s keynotes are: Bill Taylor, co-founder, Fast Company and best-selling author of Mavericks at Work and Practically Radical Alison Levine, Team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition and author of On the Edge: The Art of High Impact Leadership
Workshops – Empowering with knowledge. Attendees choose from 40 workshops in a variety of subjects to keep up with trends, gain perspective and practical know-how.
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Continuing education credits can be earned for approved workshops for human resources professionals, CPAs and attorneys.
Networking – Connecting with your peers. SBC sets the stage to make valuable connections with peers, potential clients and future business partners. Networking dinners – Thursday evening signature dinners include an Autumn Clambake, Luau in the Water Park, Mon Ami Winery and Scotch & Cigars Vegas Nights Convention Party – We’re bringing Vegas to Ohio with black jack, poker and Russian roulette tables along with a fill bar, music and dancing.
COSE is one of Ohio’s largest small business support organization, striving to help small businesses grow and maintain their independence. Comprised of more than 14,000 member companies, COSE has a long history of fighting for the rights of all small business owners, whether it’s through group purchasing programs for health care, workers’ compensation, or energy, advocating for specific changes in legislation or regulation to benefit small business, or providing a forum and resource for small businesses to connect with and learn from each other. (www.cose.org)
Exhibitors – Providing access to the right resources. With 80 exhibitors that specialize in working with small businesses, SBC is a one-stop opportunity to learn about the latest in product and service offerings. As a co-presenter, members of the Canton Regional Chamber can attend for $149, a $150 savings!
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ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL Lemon and McFarlane Tapped as General Chairs for 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Pro Football Hall of Fame have named two long-time community volunteers to leadership positions for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. The world-renowned festival will celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the annual enshrinement of football players, coaches, and contributors into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in the annual “One of a Kind Celebration!” George Lemon, a retired business leader and long-time community activist recognized for his ability to get things done and bring people together for positive change, will serve as general chairman of the Enshrinement Festival activities planned by the Enshrinement Festival department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. For the fifth consecutive year, Robert J. McFarlane, director of outdoor division for Bruce Foods Corporation of New Iberia, LA will serve as general chairman of the Enshrinement Festival activities planned by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. With the 2014 Enshrinement Festival just two months behind them, strategic planning for the 2015 Enshrinement Festival is already well underway. The collaborative efforts of this leadership team, combined with the professional staffs at the Canton Regional Chamber and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the dedicated team of more than 4,500 extraordinary community volunteers, will ensure the success of this special celebration. The 2015 Enshrinement Festival dates will not be confirmed until after the NFL confirms the date for the NFL/Hall of Fame Game, so information will be posted on the web site as soon as available: www.ProFootballHOFEF.com. Lemon will lead the chairmen of 26 Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce committees, who hold in excess of 350 meetings throughout the year, to attend
to the massive details of planning and staging several Enshrinement Festival events. His strong leadership skills led to a 23-year career in the U.S. Army and National Guard. As a Commissioned Armor Officer and Helicopter Pilot, he commanded numerous Army units including a Helicopter Group located at the Akron Canton Airport. He retired from Military service as a Senior Aviator and Intelligence Officer at the rank of Major. He was employed at AMETEK for 25 years, a Fortune 500 company, where he held a variety of positions, including Vice President of Marketing and Sales. He founded Technical Products Group, Inc. and led this very successful business as its president until his retirement in 2007. Lemon served on United Way’s Board of Directors, and in 2005, he received the United Way of Stark County’s prestigious “Gold Key Award” for outstanding community service. His active membership in the Canton Museum of Art was instrumental in bringing the first two nationally known African artists, Bing Davis and Dean Mitchell, exhibits to Canton Museum of Art and Stark County Schools. As the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Goodwill Industries, he was instrumental in leading the initiative to bring the $5 plus million dollar community campus at Goodwill to Canton, Ohio. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Aultman Health Foundation and Aultman Dunlap Hospital Board of Directors and is current President of the Aultman Foundation. He serves as the President of the Stark State College Foundation Board, and Stark State College honored him as “Alumnus of the Year” at their commencement ceremonies in 2003. In May of 2010, he was presented with the Ohio Association of Community Colleges’ Distinguished Alumnus Award which highlighted his contributions
toward the improvement of the community; professional achievement; volunteer service; participation in public service organizations; and involvement in civic functions. George and his wife Kaleen reside in Jackson Township, have four children and thirteen grandchildren. McFarlane will lead the chairmen of 11 Pro Football Hall of Fame committees in planning and implementing other Enshrinement Festival events, including the central focus of the entire festival, the Enshrinement Ceremony itself, as well as the NFL/Hall of Fame Game and the First Play event. McFarlane also will lead the support committees that assist the Pro Football Hall of Fame in providing hospitality to the Class of 2015 Enshrinees, the returning Hall of Famers and their families. He is a 25-year veteran of the Hall of Fame Hospitality Committee, having served as chairman for 11 years. In addition to his volunteer work with the Hall of Fame committee, McFarlane is past-chairman of the Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic Invitational Committee, past-president of Wishes Can Happen, Inc., co-founder and pastpresident of Jackson Township Jaycees, JCI Senator and Ambassador, included in Outstanding Young Men of America, and retired football official after 26 years. He has been very involved in Jackson Township where he resides and has served as a volunteer fireman and was involved in the early formation of the Jackson Township Police Department. He is a graduate of Capital University with a Bachelor’s degree in management. He and wife Sharon are proud of daughter Kelly and son-in-law Scott.
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ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL Conde, Ruda Named to Leadership Roles for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Pro Football Hall of Fame have named two long-time community volunteers to leadership positions for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. Chip Conde, Stark County Property Tax Supervisor and long-time Enshrinement Festival volunteer, will serve as general vice chairman of the Enshrinement Festival activities planned by the Enshrinement Festival department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. And for the fifth consecutive year, Guy Ruda, sales associate for R. Z. Marketing Group, will serve as general vice chairman of the Enshrinement Festival activities planned by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Conde, a graduate of Canton Lincoln High School and the former Mount Union College (now University), has chaired many Enshrinement Festival committees including Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable, Concert &
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Fireworks, and Drum Corps International, and he continues to serve as a member of each of those committees, as well as the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner Committee. In 2013, he served as cochair of the 50th Anniversary Community Celebration Day at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He and wife Kathy are strong supporters of the Canton Palace Theatre, including his tenure as a former Board member and current Capital Campaign Chairman. He is a Board member and treasurer of the Friends of the Children’s Network, member of the Canton Lincoln High Alumni Association, and member of the Spanish-American Center.
previously served 18 years as a member of the Enshrinement Committee, as well as three years as chairman of the former NFL Experience Committee. A very effective mentor, he provides leadership to his volunteer team by adhering to a favorite motto, “People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher and better than themselves.” Ruda and his wife Gail are the proud parents of David and Danielle.
During the 2014 Enshrinement Festival, while serving in the leadership role as general vice chairman, Ruda also completed his 14th year as chairman of the Enshrinement Committee. He will continue to lend his expertise and extraordinary work ethic by serving in that dual capacity again in 2015. He
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LEADERSHIP STARK COUNT Y Leadership Encounter Bus Tour Leadership Stark County’s popular bus tour is a one-day program that introduces participants to the history, culture, economics, education, social services, and civic infrastructure of Stark County all in one day! For professionals and community members, it’s a great way to learn more about Stark County. 2014 tour stops include Maize Valley Winery, Tower Industries, and Zellers & Son produce growers. Network with community leaders and business professionals as they speak about Stark County’s businesses, economy, social services, and history. You will meet and make contacts with the other professionals and community members on the tour. • • •
Discover how to become involved with local non-profits Hear of Stark County’s past from Margy Vogt and John Werren Enjoy lunch at The University Center at KSU Stark
Thursday, Oct. 16 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum 800 McKinley Dr. NW in Canton Cost: $85 per person (includes lunch) Register by Oct. 8 Seating is limited; reserve your seat now at LeadershipStarkCounty.org.
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SAFET Y COUNCIL Disaster Prevention and Continuity Planning | October Stark County Safety Council Luncheon Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today’s world including natural disasters like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and widespread serious illness. They also need to prepare for human-caused hazards including accidents, acts of violence and acts of terrorism. Technology-related hazards such as the failure or malfunction of systems, equipment or software can also be catastrophic for businesses and organizations.
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SAFET Y COUNCIL Safety Council CEO Breakfast | C.H.A.M.P. – The Winning Spirit of Today’s Safety Leaders Stark County Safety Council CEO/ Senior Management Breakfast featuring Mike Gallina, Director of Outreach and Organizational Development, AultCare Health Network Join the Stark County Safety Council on Wednesday, Nov. 5, and get energized about safety leadership! At this year’s CEO/Senior Management Breakfast, Mike Gallina will bring out the C.H.A.M.P. in all as he teaches you why management is key to the safety process and why leadership is key to the application of those processes. Discover the tenets of today’s leaders, and examine the key components of a safety leadership plan and show to effectively implement it. Mike will energize your personal spirit and soul to powerfully impact your business, family, and community activities!
AultCare Health Network. Prior to joining AultCare, Mike’s career spanned 30 years in the field of education, including 19 years in the role of superintendent. He is also a motivational and instructional keynote speaker throughout the area.
Wednesday, Nov. 5 7:30 a.m. Registration 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Program Skyland Pines Event Center 3550 Columbus Rd. NE in Canton Cost: $20 per person RSVP by Nov. 3 www.StarkCountySafetyCouncil.org
You do not have to be a CEO/Senior Management to attend. All are welcome. Remember: The 2014-2015 rebate program requires your CEO or senior management representative to attend one safety council event.
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YSTARK! Young Professional Profile: Erin Thompson 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. Why have you chosen to live in Canton? When I first came back after college I thought it would only be for a short time and I would move on, but here I am seven years later. It’s really been a nice place to live and become involved in the community. What type of dwelling do you live in? What do you think of the housing choices for YPs in the Canton area? A house. There are a lot of great options with downtown living, nice apartments and also a lot of opportunities to buy a house for a reasonable price.
Name: Erin Thompson Age: 30 Occupation/Title/Place of work: Downtown Events Manager at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Why are you interested in Canton’s Young Professionals initiative? It’s a great way to get involved with so many different aspects of Stark County and transition the YPs into being the leaders of the community. What is your impression of ystark!, what do you think of their events, etc.? I’ve been involved for almost seven years, and the events keep evolving with what is new and the needs of YPs. Dodgeball, PerplexCity, Canoeing, Monthly Meet-Ups, Twenty under 40!, Yuletide Service Project - there’s something for everyone. Where did you grow up? In what cities have you lived and worked? I grew up in Canton, graduated from McKinley, graduated from The Ohio State University where I worked in the Athletic Department as a student before deciding to move home to Canton.
What do you like MOST about Canton? It’s a nice size, not too big-city or too much of a small-town feel. There’s a nice comfort level that comes with that. As a huge sports fan, I can’t leave out that it’s pretty cool having the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Enshrinement Festival here every summer. What do you like LEAST about Canton? I’d like to see more people get out, get involved and try new places or things. There are a lot of places to go, events and activities that a lot of people in Canton don’t even know about or try.
What do you do in the evenings or on the weekends for fun in Canton? Most of my free time is spent playing rec. sports, mainly softball, but also a kickball league and the ystark! Dodgeball League in the winter. What would you change about Canton if you could? I think we’re making progress in most of the areas I’d like to improve. Continue bringing more new and unique businesses to Canton and making Downtown Canton a go-to spot. Could you see yourself spending your lifetime in Canton? I could see it, but I could also see living somewhere with warmer winter months so I can be outside more often! 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 like the thought of living somewhere else just for something new. I’ve always loved Columbus, Cleveland or Phoenix. I’d love to live somewhere where I could live close to a Major League Baseball team and go to more games.
What are the opportunities for YPs in Canton when it comes to career opportunities, cultural access, leadership or community involvement opportunities? We’ve really got a lot of opportunities to get involved in the community and serve on boards for local organizations, and ystark! is a great way to make those connections. That’s one thing I really love about Canton. I’ve been very involved with a local non-profit (Josette Beddell Memorial Foundation) that was started by a group of YPs. I really believe that my volunteer experience has had a big impact on getting me to where I am today with my current position. What’s missing from Canton that would attract more YPs? More jobs and a stronger social and downtown scene. We’re getting there.
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Chamber’s Workers’ Compensation Group Rating saves significant premium dollars–submit your AC-3 today It’s time to begin planning for your workers’ compensation future. You are likely receiving information from many companies about their group rating programs, and how much money they can save your business. While they may be able to save you money in the short term, these companies often lack the quality, comprehensive customer service and program stability that helps to ensure continued long-term group rating discounts.
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I certify that all information furnished on this form is true and complete. I understand that anyone who furnishes false or misleading information on this form or who omits material or information requested on the form may be subject to criminal sanctions (including fines and imprisonment) and/or civil sanctions (including civil penalties).
If your company is interested in group rating, you should be considering the program that supports your local economy. As a member of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, it’s important to note that the Chamber has a partnership with CareWorks Consultants Inc. and the Buckeye Workers’ Compensation Alliance. Our Chamber program is one of the most competitive available. In addition to offering significant premium discounts up to the BWC maximum discount, CareWorks Consultants Inc. provides comprehensive cost control services designed to help maintain your group rating status. Your Chamber membership may already qualify you for this group rating program. Long-term discounts, high savings, program stability and comprehensive quality services could save you significantly by switching your program to CareWorks Consultants. Any company interested in applying, whether a Chamber member or not, should complete the AC-3 Group Rating Application Form on the next page and return it via fax to Denise Burton, director of membership and sales, at (330) 489-6005.
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For more information about the Group Rating Program from CareWorks Consultants, please contact Bob Nicoli at (330) 452-1050 ext. 14, or Denise Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Temporary Authorization to Review Information TO:
EMPLOYER SERVICES DEPARTMENT Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation c/o CAREWORKS CONSULTANTS INC. 5500 Glendon Court Dublin, OH 43016 800.837.3200 FAX 888-837-3288
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Note: For this to be a valid letter, the self-insured department for self-insured employers, or the employer services department for all other employers, must stamp it. Being temporary in nature, BWC will not record via computer or retain this authorization. Representative must possess a copy when requesting service relative to the authority granted therein. This is to certify that CAREWORKS CONSULTANTS INC. (ID NO. 150-80) and the Buckeye WC Alliance (56011/3999, 2015/2016, Code 31/00) including its agents or representatives identified to you by them has been retained to review and perform studies on certain workers’ compensation matters on our behalf. This limited letter of authority provides access to the following types of information relating to our account: 1. Risk files; 2. Claim files; 3. Merit-rated or non-merit rated experiences; 4. Other associated data.
This authorization does NOT include the authority to: 1. Review protest letters; 2. File protest letters; 3. File form Application for Handicap Reimbursement (CHP-4); 4. Notice of Appeal (I-12) or Application for Permanent Partial Reconsideration (IC-88); 5. File self-insurance applications; 6. Represent the employer at hearings; 7. Pursue other similar actions on behalf of the employer.
I understand that this authorization is limited and temporary in nature and will expire on January 31, 2015 or automatically nine months from the date received by the employer services or self-insured departments, whichever is appropriate. In either case, length of authorization will not exceed nine months. Telephone number
Completion of the temporary authorization provides a third-party administrator (TPA) limited authority to view an employer's payroll and loss experience. By signing the AC-3, the employer grants permission to the BWC to release information to the employer's authorized representative(s). The form allows a TPA to view an employer's information regarding payroll, claims and experience modification. Attention group rating prospects • Employers may complete the AC-3 for as many TPAs or group-rating sponsors they feel are necessary to obtain quotes for a group-rating program. • Group sponsors must notify all current group members if they will not accept them for the next group-rating year. The deadline for this notification is prior to the first Monday in February for private employers and prior to the second Friday in August for public employers. • All potential group-rating prospects must have: Active BWC coverage status as of the application deadline; Active coverage from the application deadline through the group rating year; No outstanding balances; Operations similar in nature to the other members of their group. • Any changes to a group member's policy will affect the group policy. Changes can result in either debits or credits to each of the members.
Note: For complete information on rules for group rating, see Rules 4123-17-61 through 4123-17-68 of the Ohio Administrative Code or your TPA. All group-rating applicants are subject to review by the BWC employer programs unit.
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NEW MEMBERS WELCOME to our newest members, who joined Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce in August 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. Aunt Susieâ€™s Cancer Wellness Center for Women (SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES) Marlene Mason PO Box 2167 North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 400-1215 www.auntsusies.org
Knit Spot, LLC Bare Naked Wools Boutique (YARN - KNITTING & CROCHET SUPPLIES) Sarah Callison 211 15th St. NW Canton, OH 44703 (330) 453-7867 www.barenakedwoolsboutique.com
Buckeye Technology Services (COMPUTERS - SERVICE & REPAIR) Eric Layne 8722 Wonderland Ave. Clinton, OH 44216 (330) 324-8648 www.buckeye-tech.com
Latino Business League, Inc. (ASSOCIATIONS) Wilter Perez Barrera 408 9th St. SW #2260 Canton, OH 44709 (330) 754-2750
Canton South License Agency (LICENSE BUREAU SERVICES) Debby Golec 3029 Cleveland Ave. SW Canton, OH 44707 (330) 484-6488 Gifts Of Love Designed, LLC (GIFTS) Stephanie R. Frazier 903 23rd St. NW Canton, OH 44709 (330) 453-8490 www.giftsoflovedesigned.com
M C Employment - M C Workshops (EMPLOYEE SERVICES) Mark Parker 7291 Swamp St. Hartville, OH 44632 (330) 244-6164 www.mcemployment.com Market Magazine (ADVERTISING) Sean Tisone 3631 Brookwall Dr. Ste. 203 Fairlawn, OH 44333 (330) 702-0100 www.marketmagazineonline.com
Masterlift Inc. (MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT) Rusty Satterfield 934 Cherry Ave. NE Canton, OH 44704 (330) 785-0002 www.masterliftinc.com Larry McKinstry Services, LLC (MENTAL HEALTH AND/ OR DISABILITY SERVICES) Larry McKinstry 1205 32nd St. NE Canton, OH 44714 (330) 575-1861 www.lmsllc.org Peace Love & Little Donuts of Canal Fulton (DONUTS) Franny and D.J. Buell 2378 Locust St. S Canal Fulton, OH 44614 (330) 970-9130 Prestige Home Health Care, Inc. (HOME HEALTH CARE) Kelly Woloschuk 2301 Whipple Ave. NW Canton, OH 44708 (330) 479-8448 www.prestigehhc.com Pure Water Technology (WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEMS) Jodi Taylor 5112 Richmond Rd. Bedford Heights, OH 44146 (216) 514-0300 www.purewaterohio.com Securadyne Systems (SECURITY SERVICES) Matt Ashton 4723 Fulton Rd. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 754-3264 www.securadyne.com SpringHill Suites Canton Shree Vithal Krupa (HOTELS & MOTELS) Monica Corbin 5770 Dressler Rd. NW North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 433-0101 www.marriott.com/caksh
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BIZ BITZ October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. One of our Chamber’s member organizations, the Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities, is working to help businesses see the advantages of hiring people with disabilities. Among those advantages are low employee turnover rate compared with employees with normal abilities, and positive customer response to businesses who hire people with disabilities. Our Chamber strategic plan compels us to look broadly at workforce issues. We are working with agencies and organizations that help people overcome barriers to employment. Our goal is to better understand these efforts and pass along information to our business members. The Chamber supports the observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. For web-based information on this subject, contact David Kaminski at the Chamber: email@example.com Walsh University’s Intelligent Community Institute will host its 3rd Global Symposium on October 21-22. This year’s sessions will feature special guests from Wonder: A Learning and Design Expedition, Google, Ideo, Waterfront Toronto and others who are encouraging platforms for innovation, as well as leaders from cities around the world who are experiencing “brain gain.” Stratford, Ontario’s progressive mayor, Dan Mathieson, will host an interactive conversation with leaders who helped to reinvent their communities. All will participate in a “town hall” format on Wednesday, October 22. The public will be invited to be inspired by these global thought leaders through the Symposium’s exploration of the challenges, promises and practices of the creative economy.
balloon (D2B) angioplasty time for the first half of 2014. The Board of Trustees of the Canton Museum of Art (CMA) has announced the appointment of Max Barton as the Museum’s new executive director. Barton succeeds Director Emeritus M. J. Albacete, who served as the Museum’s executive director for 26 years until his retirement last month. The announcement was made at the CMA’s 79th Annual Meeting of Members. Barton was most recently CMA’s associate director, and he joined the Museum in 2012 as director of marketing and communications. “The Canton Museum of Art is a true gem and arts cornerstone for Canton, Stark County and the Northeast Ohio arts corridor, and I am thrilled to have been selected to lead it through a new stage of growth,” Barton said in his remarks at the meeting.“The board and staff have positioned the Museum for greater fulfillment of our mission to entertain, excite and educate audiences through a dynamic visual arts experience and connection. I look forward to continued collaboration with our affiliate groups, ArtsinStark and our other Canton arts organizations to grow our visibility, support and community engagement. With a strong line up of exhibitions, an impressive and growing $25 million Permanent Collection, and a solid foundation in arts education, the Canton Museum of Art has limitless opportunities to reach larger and more diverse audiences.”
Ronald W. Dougherty, senior partner and attorney at law, Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co. LPA, was recognized in the September/October issue of Ohio Lawyer magazine for his many years of volunteer service to the Ohio State Bar Foundation. During his time on the board, Ron played an integral part in increasing the impact of the OSBF. Now, he continues to contribute his time and resources to the OSBF in order to help law-related organizations across Ohio.
Visitors to Louisville’s Constitution Festival saw the unique artwork of two Stark County artists, Paul Werner and Joseph Close, as it flanked the Louisville 20/20 Vision booth. Besides sharing details of the 10-year project for arts, history and economic development for the City, the booth was a temporary gallery of historical paintings by Close and over-sized metal flowers, fashioned by Werner. The display was meant to give festival goers a taste of what’s in store for the blocks along Main Street downtown from Chapel to Walnut being refashioned as “Constitution Place” by ArtsinStark, the City of Louisville, and the Louisville Chamber of Commerce. To see a copy of the entire 20/20 Vision Louisville plan, please visit http:// artsinstark.com/20-20-vision.
Mercy Medical Center recently hosted its annual appreciation dinner for local emergency medical squads (EMS). More than 300 were in attendance for the event. Guest speaker for the evening was Chief Mitch Randles, Fire Chief of the Joplin Fire Department during the Joplin, Missouri Tornado Disaster, which occurred on May 22, 2011. As part of the evening’s activities, Mercy Emergency Chest Pain Center (ECPC) presented its STEMI (St Elevation Myocardial Infarction) Cup award to Sebring Fire Department for achieving the best door to
2014 marks the 9th year of Special Project / SmArts grants, sponsored by ArtsinStark and open to Stark County nonprofit organizations, teachers and individual artists (performance and visual). Awards will range from $750 (the cap for teachers/artists) to $7,500 for projects that will be completed by December 31, 2015, and affecting those living, working or being educated in Stark County, Ohio. “We will be looking for ideas that provide community impact and outreach,” said Vicki Conley, chairperson of the Special Project Grant Committee, who
meets with a panel of ArtsinStark board members to make the final determinations. “A project that shows collaboration and innovation will garner more consideration than one with a narrow focus,” she said. The first step in ArtsinStark’s grant process is the completion of the Project Idea Form by October 27, 2014, online at www.artsinstark. com/grants. Once the Project Idea Form is received and reviewed to see that it meets granting criteria, the applicant will be sent the formal grant application. Over the last eight years, ArtsinStark has funded over $1.2 million in Special Project Grants to more than 250 Stark County non-profits and artists never before funded. Sanctuary Marketing Group, a digital marketing firm dedicated to helping businesses promote their brands locally and globally through smarter online strategies, proudly announces that Denise Bellis has been promoted to director of client strategy. In her new role, Bellis will be responsible for providing strategic direction and creative insight for all client initiatives as she manages a team of 5 highly talented Digital Marketing Strategists, and guiding the efforts of two key practice areas, including ‘Marketing Research & Analysis’ and ‘Psychographics and Social Engagement’. For 130 years, the Stark County District Library has always been a free library. It is declaring this defining value by calling the Library The Smart Store, where everything is free.™ The Stark County District Library is The Smart Store™ because as soon as customers pass through its doors, they begin feeling smarter. Everything is free because the library already belongs to the public. The Smart Store™ is a whole new way to experience the library. The dedicated Smart Store™ staff members are committed to three community priorities: start smart, an early childhood learning initiative; stay smart, promoting lifelong learning; and share smart, creating community connections. The Stark County District Library also has a new 24/7 online library, www.thesmartstore.org, serving 240,000 people. Patrons may visit any time of the day or night to reserve or renew material, to sign up for a free program or class, or to see what exciting events are coming up at all Stark County District Library locations, or to access a wealth of free digital content, from streaming popular movies to scholarly articles. Have business or community news for Biz Bitz? Send to Collyn Floyd, director of marketing and events, at collynf@ cantonchamber.org.
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First Friday: Arts on Fire One of the area’s hottest bands, Hey Monea, will headline the evening accompanied by Yankee Bravo, more favorite sons, bonding the evening with music that’s certain to ignite event the coolest cats. The evening begin with a drag, well sort of, as men from all walks of life, compete in high heeled discomfort to earn dollars for the Domestic Violence Project’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” project.
First Friday, October 3 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Downtown Canton Arts District FREE! www.cantonartsdistrict.com
49th Annual Fire Prevention Week Kickoff Breakfast The Stark County Safety Council, Canton Fire Prevention Bureau and Exchange Club will host Canton’s 49th annual Fire Prevention Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Skyland Pines Golf Club and Banquet Facility in Canton. The breakfast will feature the city and county Firefighter of the Year awards and a presentation by keynote speaker Bob Rager, survivor of the Station Nightclub fire in Rhode Island.
Tuesday, Oct. 7 7:15 a.m. registration 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Skyland Pines Golf Club and Banquet Facility 3550 Columbus Rd NE in Canton $14 per person (reserved tables of 8 available) RSVP by Sept. 30
October Stark County Safety Council Luncheon Join us for our next Stark County Safety Council Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 9, when Steve Toohey, Founder, Rapid Response Restoration, will teach you how to recognize factors that create disasters, steps to prevent disasters, and how to recover after a disaster
Thursday, Oct. 9 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meyer’s Lake Ballroom 3218 Parkway St. NW in Canton Cost: $16 RSVP by Oct. 7 www.starkcountysafetycouncil.org
October AultCare Fast Break Breakfast featuring Dr. Philip Kim Do you have a motivated and fired up workforce? Do they love your business as much as you do? If you’re like most small businesses - probably not. At the AultCare Fast Break Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 10, Dr. Philip Kim, Associate Professor of Walsh University’s DeVille School of Business, will share how the best companies create an environment of engagement and how YOU can implement your own 5 Rules of Engagement.
Friday, Oct. 10 7 a.m. registration 7:30 a.m. program Courtyard by Marriott 4375 Metro Cir. North Canton, OH Cost: $18 members $25 non-members RSVP by Oct. 9
Utica Summit 2014 An ethane cracker plant, which can “crack” Utica natural gas into ethylene (one of the building blocks of plastics and chemicals) is anticipated in Ohio. This is an important step for the Utica shale play and “downstream” manufacturers who rely on these products. The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Repository, and ShaleDirectories.com brought the first conversation about these topics to the Utica and Northeast Ohio in 2013 at its initial Utica Summit, and the same partnership is advancing the conversation at Utica Summit II.
Tuesday, Oct. 14 7:30 a.m. Registration 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Summit The University Center at Kent State Stark 6000 Frank Ave. N.W., North Canton Cost: $250 or $1,500 for table of six RSVP online at UticaSummit.com or call (330) 458-2070
Table Top Business Fair at the Hall of Fame Over 50 local businesses will be on hand to promote products and services, generate leads, and network with guests at the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s beautiful meeting space. Guests will enjoy door prizes, complimentary food, and a cash bar at this FREE event.
Wednesday, Oct. 15 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Pro Football Hall of Fame Event Center 2121 George Halas Dr. NW in Canton Cost: FREE (Reservations required) Register by Oct. 13 www.cantonchamber.org
Leadership Encounter Bus Tour Leadership Stark County’s popular bus tour is a one-day program that introduces participants to the history, culture, economics, education, social services, and civic infrastructure of Stark County all in one day! Covering as many of the cities, towns, villages, and townships of Stark County as is possible, noted speakers hop on and off the bus all day, offering valuable insights and information.
Thursday, Oct. 16 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum 800 McKinley Dr. NW in Canton Cost: $85 per person (w/ lunch) Register by Oct. 8 www.leadershipstarkcounty.org
COSE Small Business Convention The Canton Regional Chamber and the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) are copresenting the 2014 Small Business Convention, October 22nd – 24th at Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio. The Small Business Convention (SBC) is the largest small business convention in the Midwest, bringing hundreds of small businesses together to motivate and inspire success.
October 22-24 Kalahari Convention Center Sandusky, Ohio Chamber members can attend for $149 Discount code: CANTON2014 http://smallbizconvention.com/ Register.aspx
Montrose Taste of Italian Wines: October Stir After Hours at Ultimate Jetcharters Join us for Stir After Hours on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the 13th Semi-Annual Taste of Italian Wines with our hosts, Montrose Auto Group. The event will be held at the Ultimate Jetcharters hanger, located at the Akron Canton Airport. Get up close and personal with not only aircraft but exotic vehicles from Montrose Auto Group’s 13 locations.
Tuesday, Oct. 28 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Ultimate Jetcharters 6060 W. Airport Drive North Canton, OH 44720 Cost: FREE, but reservations are required RSVP by Oct. 27 at www.cantonchamber.org Wednesday, Nov. 5 5:30 p.m.-social, 6:30 p.m.-dinner 7:30 p.m.-awards The University Center at Kent State Stark 6000 Frank Ave. N.W. $50 per person RSVP by Oct. 31 www.cantonchamber.org
Community Salute Awards Outstanding civic volunteerism and community service will be recognized during the Chamber’s annual Community Salute Awards dinner on Nov. 5 at The University Center at Kent State at Stark.
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Mercy Medical Center - Work Health & Safety Services
Work-related accidents happen 24-hours a day. Injured employees need specialized, experienced attention to minimize injuries, speed recovery and return to work. Work Health & Safety Services (WHSS) is open 24/7 through its affiliation with Mercy Medical Center.
• Mercy Health Center of Carroll County 125 Canton Road, Carrollton, OH | 330-627-7641 • Mercy Health Center of Jackson/Massillon 7337 Caritas Circle NW, Massillon, OH | 330-966-8689 • Mercy Health Center of North Canton 6200 Whipple Avenue NW, North Canton, OH | 330-966-8689 • Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County 1031 West High Avenue, New Philadelphia, OH | 330-365-5100 If care is necessary after 9 p.m. - Mercy Medical Center Emergency Department 1320 Mercy Drive N.W., Canton, OH | 330-489-1055 | Daily 24-hour service
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