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Register Now for Utica Summit III on Oct. 13 What will we discuss at Utica Summit III? One key topic will be how energy companies are using Utica gas to generate electricity. Advanced Power, for instance, is building a natural gas-fired power plant in Carroll County, Ohio. It will create 500 new construction jobs over the next two years and generate enough electricity for 750,000 homes. You can hear more about this exciting project and its effect on the local and regional economy from Jonathon Winslow, vice president of development at Advanced Power. He is just one of several speakers at our summit. This is the third year that the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Repository, and have partnered to produce this regional conference designed to give you insights on energy in the Utica shale play and beyond.

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Community Salute Award Winners Announced

INSIDE: Oil & Gas Column................................................. 3 Stir After Hours................................................... 4 AultCare Fast Break Breakfast.............................. 5 Canton Farmers’ Market....................................... 5 Attorney General Mike DeWine............................ 6 Leadership Encounter Bus Tour............................ 7 Fall NETWORK..................................................... 8 Funding Partners................................................ 9 Safety Council Luncheon.................................... 10 Safety Council Forklift Seminar.......................... 11 Membership Directory....................................... 11 USPS Statement of Ownership........................... 12 AC-3 Form......................................................... 13 New Members................................................... 17 BizBitz.............................................................. 18 October Calendar.............................................. 19

Join us as we recognize outstanding civic volunteerism and community service at the Chamber’s annual Community Salute Awards dinner on Thursday, Nov. 12 at The Conference Center, Kent State University at Stark. (Please note this event has moved to a new date – it was formerly set for Nov. 4.) This special evening recognizes exceptional and inspiring community stewards – individuals, businesses and organizations – as they receive the Award of Merit or Award of Appreciation. This year’s Community Salute Award of Merit winner is Randall C. Hunt. (continued on next page)

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William C. Shivers president, Greater Akron/Canton Region, Huntington Bank Chairman Dennis P. Saunier President & CEO

Award of appreciation winners include: • Carol Shaheen, YWCA Canton • Children’s Network of Stark County • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Stark County • TimkenSteel • United Way of Greater Stark County A special award of appreciation for 200 years of service to our community will be given to The Repository.

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NEW DATE! Thursday, November 12 5:30 p.m., social hour 6:30 p.m., dinner and awards program The Conference Center, Kent State University at Stark 6000 Frank Ave. N.W., North Canton $55 per person RSVP by Nov. 6 Register online at Contact Monique Thompson at (330) 458-2070 or by email at moniquet@ for more information.

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OIL & GAS October Oil and Gas News

That’s the opening statement in a Harvard Business School study of “unconventional” shale oil and gas. How about this? “Natural gas is the only fuel that can cost-effectively deliver large-scale carbon emissions reductions over the next 20 years while also providing a bridge to achieving even lower low-carbon solutions over the long term.” Again, it’s from the Harvard Business School study, titled, “America’s Unconventional Energy Opportunity: A Win-Win Plan for the Economy, the Environment and a Lower-Carbon, Cleaner-Energy Future.” The study was conducted in partnership with the Boston Consulting Group and released earlier this summer. Jackie Stewart of Energy In Depth-Ohio used the report to frame her presentation to the September meeting of the Cleveland Engineering Society. She and Mike Chadsey of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association presented the program on shale and the oil and gas economy in the Utica. The Harvard study offers 11 action steps to continue the development of shale energy for the sake of the economy and security of the nation, for the creation of important jobs that benefit a struggling middle class,

for the sake of protecting the environment in practical ways, and for the sake of moving deliberately to a greener energy future in the United States. The web pages containing this information are not easily conveyed in ink on a page. However, you can find your way to the Harvard report and Stewart’s analysis by going to and entering “Harvard Business School” in the search box on the home page. Or send me an e-mail at davidk@, and I will send you links to both that you can click in the return e-mail. You still can register for Utica Summit III, our last oil and gas conference of the year, by going to: www.uticasummit. com. And here is why you will want to. We have speakers on cracker plants that turn ethane gas into plastics for manufacturing, the plans to export our massive energy surpluses to help friendly countries overseas, the prospect for attracting European investment in U.S. energybased projects, Wall Street’s view of the nation’s energy sector and — perhaps best of all, the movement from coal to cleaner natural gas to generate electricity, happening in our very own back yard in Carroll County. We hope to see you there, Oct. 13, at Kent State University at Stark. David Kaminski Vice President for Public Policy and Energy (330) 458-2059

Chairman of the Board - William C. Shivers Huntington Bank Sr. Vice Chairman - Mark Fleiner Alent pic Vice Chairman - Brian Belden The Belden Brick Company Vice Chairman - Bruce Blaise Kenan Advantage Group

Vice Chairman - Judith E. Barnes Lancaster Attorney At Law

Treasurer - D. William Allen Pro Football Hall of Fame Immediate Past Chairman - Philip D. Fracassa The Timken Company President & CEO - Dennis P. Saunier Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Interim Corporate Secretary - Brian Belden Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Recording Secretary - Connie R. Cerny Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Emil Alecusan Brewster Cheese

Frank Monaco Four Fifteen Group

Katrina Barton Belden Village Mall

Jim Porter The Repository

David Cemate Mercy Medical Center

Stacy Radabaugh Charter One Bank

R. Eric Dellapina FirstMerit Bank N.A.

Rodney Reasonover Stark County Community Action Agency

Dr. Jay Gershen Northeast Ohio Medical University Michael Graeff Koch Knight, LLC Matthew Hammond Chesapeake Energy

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Robert E. Roland Day Ketterer, LTD. Mark J. Samolczyk Stark Community Foundation

Geoff Karcher The Karcher Group

Bruce M. Soares Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh

Dr. David A. King Malone University

Tracy Stevens Dominion East Ohio

Bradley R. McKain Marathon Petroleum Company, LP

John M. Tucker Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Mark Wright Aultman Health Foundation

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UPCOMING EVENTS October Stir After Hours at the Factory of Terror Fall into Networking at the October Stir After Hours and Tabletop Expo This rare opportunity at our October Stir After Hours offers a behind the scenes look at Factory of Terror. Don’t fear – we’ll leave the lights on for you to enjoy diabolical door prizes, frightfully delicious food, tasty brews and over 40 tabletop exhibits. Don’t miss this spooktacular time at one of Stark County’s most popular fall attractions! Guided, lighted tours will be available for the faint of heart! Reserve Your Tabletop Today for our October Stir! Purchase a tabletop exhibit and display your company goods, services and promotional items. For $35, you’ll receive a tabletop space and two hours to showcase your business. Reserve your tabletop NOW – space is very limited. Contact Molly Romig for more information at or 330.458.2077. Thursday, October 8 5:30 – 7:30 pm Factory of Terror 4125 Mahoning Rd. NE Cost: FREE for Canton Regional Chamber members, 21 and older Reservations are required

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UPCOMING EVENTS October AultCare Fast Break Breakfast with Dr. Michael J. Dunphy Talent Retention: The Art of Keeping Your Best People Happy and Productive Has your business struggled with retaining your best talent? Success in today’s competitive marketspace requires that all businesses and organizations find and retain talented and productive people. The question is how do you find these people, and if you find them, how do you keep them? This brief interactive session will focus on some best practices in talent retention and some practical tips for immediate use. ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Dr. Mike Dunphy is a professional speaker, educator and business

consultant. For the past 20 years, Dr. Dunphy has completed over 600 highly successful training programs, keynote addresses and consulting engagements with professionals in businesses and organizations as large as Pfizer and Disney and as small as a local print shop. About the Breakfast: Obtain business leads through enjoyable networking activities, hear compelling speakers, meet new business contacts and enjoy a delicious breakfast. And, if you bring a door prize valued at $15 or more, you’ll even star in your very own 30 second commercial to promote your business! Friday, October 9 7 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 Wed., October 7

Last Call for the 2015 Canton Farmers’ Market Now through Oct. 17, shoppers can enjoy a cornucopia of fall produce including locally-grown pumpkins, gourds, beans, peppers, potatoes, and everyone’s favorite, apples! Local selections also include artisan breads, organic cheeses, grassfed beef, chicken and eggs, local honey, baked goods, jams & syrups, and much more on Saturday mornings from 8 to 11:30 a.m. The market is located in the Timken High School Parking Lot at the corner of Fourth St. NW and McKinley Ave NW. In addition to the 25+ vendors each week, there are weekly live music and activities, ranging from gardening and health tips, to makeand-take art for the kids:

October 3 Denny Ott (musical entertainment) October 10 Sophia Golina (musical entertainment) Cindy Petitti (organic gardening tips) October 17 Sophia Golina (musical entertainment) Sarah Shumaker (kids’ make and take art) Aultman WOW Van Visit www.CantonFarmersMarket. com for more information, including a complete list of vendors. Please direct any questions about the Market to Erin Thompson, event manager, at 330.458.2072.


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UPCOMING EVENTS Attorney General Mike DeWine to Speak in Jackson Township on Oct. 15 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will speak Thursday, Oct. 15, in Jackson Township at a luncheon event sponsored jointly by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the JacksonBelden Chamber of Commerce. The event will be 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Emergency Medicine Physicians Auditorium.

DeWine will provide an update on issues and activities involving his office. The attorney general provides a host of services for families, businesses, law enforcement, the legal community and state and local government. Tickets for the box-lunch event are $15 and are available through Oct. 12 unless the event sells out sooner. To register, go to www.cantonchamber. org or call Monique Thomson-Kennedy at the Canton Regional Chamber at (330) 458-2072. Attorney General DeWine began his public service career as Green County prosecutor.

He then served in the Ohio Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, as Ohio’s lieutenant governor, and in the U.S. Senate before being elected attorney general in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. He is a native of Yellow Springs and a graduate of Miami University and Ohio Northern University’s law school. Thursday, October 15 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Emergency Medicine Physicians Auditorium 4535 Dressler Rd. NW, Canton $15/person, includes box lunch Register by Oct. 12

Utica Summit III ... Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at The Conference Center, Kent State University at Stark, from 8:00am2:30pm. Cost per person is $275.

Which Business Sectors Should Attend? •

Chemicals, plastics and polymers

Banking, consulting and investments

CNG transportation and fueling

LNG transportation and exporting

Commercial and industrial construction



Oil and gas services

Real estate

ANY business affected by the new energy reality in the U.S.

Speakers (to date) include: •

Jonathon Winslow, vice president of development, Advanced Power

Bruce McKay, senior policy advisor, federal affairs, Dominion

Nicole Decker, equity sector strategist, UBS

Tom Gellrich, founder, TopLine Analytics

Jason Hamman, founder, Hamman Consulting Group

Frederick Shepperd, Shepperd Investors AG


For more information or sponsorship opportunities, visit UticaSummitcom or contact David Kaminski, vice president of public policy and energy, at davidk@ or (330) 458-2059.


LEADERSHIP STARK COUNT Y Encounter Stark County! Bus Tour Set for Oct. 15 Leadership Stark County’s one-day bus trip begins in Canton and visits Massillon, Alliance, Hartville, and surrounding villages along the way. For professionals and community members it’s a great way to learn more about Stark County. You will: • • • •

Visit businesses, farms, non-profits, and a local winery Learn first-hand of Stark County’s growing manufacturing companies Find out about Agri-tainment and seasonal labor in Stark County Enjoy a buffet lunch at the University Center KSU-Stark

Network with and learn from community leaders and business professionals as they introduce participants to the history, culture, economics, education, social services, and civic infrastructure of Stark County all in one day! Thursday, October 15 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cost: $89 per person, includes buffet lunch Begins and ends at the McKinley Museum Seating is limited; reserve your spot now at

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S AFET Y CO U N C IL Stark County Safety Council Monthly Luncheon | October Topic: Why Talk About Fire Prevention?

Featuring: Deputy Chief Timothy G. Berczik, OFE, Jackson Twp. Fire Dept. Fire prevention starts with proper education, and what better time to discuss this important topic than during Annual Fire Prevention Week. Deputy Chief Berczik will start by taking a brief look at the Ohio Fire Code, which is based on previous fires. He will discuss some of these historical incidents, and what we can learn from them. He will also reveal some of the most commonly found fire hazards in a business environment and what to do to eliminate those hazards. Finally, do you know what to expect when calling 9-1-1? Deputy Chief Berczik will walk you through what to do after you make the call. Thursday, Oct. 8 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Meyers Lake Ballroom 3218 Parkway St NW Canton, OH Cost: $16, includes lunch RSVP by Monday, Oct. 5 Spotlight Company:

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SAFET Y COUNCIL Forklift/Aerial Lift Safety Training Seminar On Tuesday, October 13, the Stark County Safety Council is offering a two-hour training session for Fork Lift and Aerial Lift Safety presented by Dan Argabright, Safety Training Manager, Burns Industrial Equipment. Each year, tens of thousands of injuries result from equipment accidents. Unfortunately, operator error is the number one cause of equipment related accidents. Keep your employees safe and out of these statistics. This training seminar will empower your operators with the skills and understanding required for proficient and professional operations.

Topics will include: Powered Industrial Trucks, Aerial Lifts, Accidents & Hazards; Protecting Equipment and Employees; Stability Triangle; Daily Operator Checks; Plant Safety & First Aid and much more. Register early, space is limited to 40 participants. Tuesday, October 13 8:00 - 10:00 am 7:30 am registration Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce $10 members; $15 non-members Register online at by Friday, Oct. 9.

Call for 2016 Membership Directory Updates and Ads As the year comes to a close, we’re already starting on the 2016 Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory, which is mailed to all members in the first part of each year. This convenient resource provides our valued members with descriptions of key Chamber divisions and cross-referenced listings of your fellow Chamber members. Your 2016 go-to guide will provide valuable contact information right at your fingertips. If you have UPDATES to your current listing, please send them to Denise Burton, director of membership programs, at by December 1. If you would like to promote your business to our 1,600+ members by purchasing an ad, we have several options available. Learn more by contacting Molly Romig, membership manager, at

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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. 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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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.

Canton Stark County Convention & Visitors Bureau Allyson Bussey 222 Market Ave. N Canton, OH 44702 (330) 456-7253

Mom’s Kitchen (RESTAURANTS) Nick Gliatta & Chuck Clark 204 Walnut St. SE Canton, OH 44702 (330) 418-9835 Northcoast Painting and Pressure Washing (PAINTING CONTRACTORS) David M. Paloney Canton, OH 44718 (330) 327-2932

E-Business Experts, LLC (BUSINESS TRAINING) Doug Lee 1411 Mishler Ave., Suite 21 Alliance, OH 44601 (330) 829-0168 Escape Room Downtown (RESCUE ROOMS) Chuck Duplain 203 Market Ave. N #200 Canton, OH 44702 (330) 844-1492 Express Employment Professionals (EMPLOYMENT SERVICES) Steve Michaels 4675 Dressler Rd. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 239-8909 Faris Window Cleaning (WINDOW CLEANING) Brett Faris 4399 Hilltop Dr. New Franklin, OH 44203 (330) 475-6891 Midwest ComTel, Inc. (ELECTRONIC RECYCLING - E-WASTE) Kristen Dixon 1502 12th St. SW Canton, OH 44706 (330) 499-5789

Ohio Pulmonary & Sleep Physicians - Vishal Sawhney MD (PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS) Vishal Sawhney, MD 1445 Harrison Ave. NW #101 Canton, OH 44708 (234) 214-0671

Valco Equipment, Inc. (MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT) Dave Maier 1138 Camden Ave. SW Canton, OH 44706 (330) 494-4191 Vantiv - Fifth Third Processing Solutions (CREDIT CARD PROCESSING) Catrice N. Williams, CCP 8500 Governors Hill Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45249 (330) 328-8959

Quality Cleaners Hannan Quality Properties, Inc (DRY CLEANERS) Kimm Hannan 6525 Hills and Dales Rd. NW Canton, OH 44708 (330) 818-1818 Shephard, Kevin PFS Investments, Inc. (FINANCIAL SERVICES) Kevin A. Shephard 115 E. Market St. - Suite 201 Akron, OH 44308 (330) 312-2062 Systech Services, LLC (MANUFACTURER - MICRO BREWING EQUIPMENT) Amanda & Jason Spurrell 1404 7th St. NW Canton, OH 44703 (330) 775-2007



BIZ BITZ The Karcher Group announced it has acquired Ossa Technology Solutions, LLC, a Managed Services provider based in Hartville, OH. The merger was completed as of Sept. 16 and all former Ossa Technology clients are currently in the process of being transitioned to TKG. “Managed Services is an exciting area of growth for TKG that makes a lot of sense for our business,” said Geoff Karcher, president of The Karcher Group. “This allows us to expand our services to our current client base in an area they already look to us for help. Now it becomes a value-added service that fully supports our mission of growing your business.” Gervasi Vineyard is proud to announce Nichole Cardinale has joined the team as the Marketing and Business Development Manager. As such, her goals are to market and build brand awareness of both Gervasi Vineyard and The Twisted Olive, develop new business initiatives within the local market within Canton/ Stark County, grow the business regionally in Northeast Ohio through travel and tourism initiatives, and to focus on new sales in high target areas of business in the corporate sector. Nichole has over 17 years of marketing experience in hospitality and travel and tourism industries. She most recently spent the past 14 years at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. For two nights each October, the trails surrounding the Wilderness Center are filled with the laughter and excitement of families discovering the nocturnal creatures of the Enchanted Forest. New this year, the corridors of the Wilderness Center’s Interpretive Building will also be ringing with nature song – the original nature songs of Orrville resident, Karrie McAllister. “Enchanted Forest has been an October tradition in my family for years.” said McAllister, who has previously donned costumes to serve as a character on the TWC trails for this event. “This year, I’m excited to be entertaining families with some original nature-themed songs and traditional, folk favorites as they wait for their turn to hit the trail.” This year, families

will meet Mouse, Tree Frog, Star-Nosed Mole, Salamander, Skunk and Flying Squirrel as they are escorted along those pumpkin-lit trails. These friendly nocturnal animals will sing songs, tell jokes and share stories of life in the nighttime woodlands. Following this 45-minute hike, families can return to the Interpretive Building for pretzels and cider. Stark State College will be the first college in Ohio to offer an associate of applied science degree in ophthalmic technology. The program, effective summer 2016, was developed in response to ophthalmologists in the region who expressed their need to the College for certified ophthalmic assistants and technicians. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for credentialing examinations. For a second consecutive year, Mercy is the recipient of the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® GOLD PLUS Receiving Award, which recognizes the hospital has reached an achievement score of 75 percent or greater for treating STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) transfer patients within 120 minutes. This is Mercy’s fourth consecutive Mission: Lifeline Gold Level Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. On Thursday, October 8 from 5 – 8 pm, the Arts and History Gallery will open an exhibit of aviation artifacts and art by Douglas Curtiss and Sherry Lee Boggs. The show will feature photographs, military models, uniforms, ammunition boxes, and airplane parts – as well as pencil art that celebrates aviation history.  In addition, the Historical Society will present an exhibit on the local aviation history of Louisville.  For almost a year now, the Arts & History Gallery (120 East Main), or “Ahh Gallery,” has been offering the community arts and history exhibits as a project of the Louisville -Nimishillen Historical Society. Peoples Services, Inc., headquartered in Canton, Ohio, has acquired the assets of Style Crest Logistics, Inc., based in Fremont, Ohio. The combined businesses will operate over 6 million square feet of contract and public warehouse space located in six states and 32 facilities in Akron, Barberton, Brooklyn Hts., Canton, Cleveland, Clyde, Columbus, Dayton, Fremont, Mogadore, Massillon, Navarre and Norwalk OH; Midland and Saginaw,

MI; Parkersburg and Nitro, WV; Norfolk and Salem, VA; Charlotte, NC; and Charleston and Greenville, SC. Friends of Stark Parks will celebrate our inaugural Wild Night for Wildlife safari fundraiser to support construction of a new Stark Parks’ Wildlife Conservation Center building on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park. The evening will begin with a reception for sponsors at 5:00 p.m. and continue with a conservation exhibit at 5:30 and dinner at 6:00 p.m. Individual tickets are $125. Tables of eight and sponsorships are also available. Contact Dawn Moeglin at dmoeglin@starkparks. com or 330.479.2346. Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio started the school year off Friday 9/11 with the Kick Start To Success Day, reaching 900 Students With 77 trained Business and Community volunteers. Students were educated about budgeting, credit, insurance, career and college planning, and the hiring process. Junior Achievement’s role in the community is to connect what students are learning in the classroom to the real world or work. Through corealigned curriculum resources, JA also supports educators to help meet state financial literacy and career connections mandates with project based learning activities. Tammy Long, Mobile Services Manager at Stark County District Library, is the 2015 winner of the Ohio Library Council’s prestigious John Philip Outreach Award. Each year the Ohio Library Council presents the John Philip Outreach Award to only one library staff member in the entire state of Ohio who has demonstrated excellence in the area of outreach. Candidates are nominated by a colleague in their field and an extensive application is submitted for consideration. In order to be considered for the award Long submitted letters of reference from patrons and colleagues. The references illustrated her impact on both professional peers and the people that she and her programs serve. Long will receive the award at the Ohio Library Council Convention on October 7, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Fire Prevention Breakfast 50th Annual Fire Prevention Week Kickoff Breakfast

Tuesday, October 6 8:00 – 9:30 am Registration 7:30 am Skyland Pines Golf Club & Banquet $15 per person

October Luncheon: Stark County Safety Council Why talk about fire prevention? With Deputy Chief Timothy G. Berczik.

Thursday, October 8 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Meyer’s Lake Ballroom $16 per person

October Stir After Hours & Tabletop Expo Presented by Farmers’ National Bank Don’t get spooked! It’s business networking, diabolical door prizes, frightfully delicious food, tasty brews, and over 40 tabletop exhibits!

Thursday, October 8 5:30 – 7:30 pm Factory of Terror Free for Chamber members 21 & up, reservations required

October AultCare Fast Break Breakfast Talent Retention: The Art of Keeping Your Best People Happy and Productive Presenter: Dr. Michael J. Dunphy Utica Summit III A one-day regional conference that will give you insights into the 21st Century energy revolution.

Friday, October 9 7:00 am registration 7:30 am program Courtyard by Marriott in North Canton $18 members, $25 non-members Tuesday, October 13 8:00 am - 2:30 pm The Conference Center, Kent State University at Stark $275/person

Stark County Safety Council Forklift/Aerial Lift Safety Training Seminar Empower your operators with the skills and understanding required for proficient and professional operations.

Tuesday, October 13 8:00 - 10:00 am 7:30 am registration Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce $10 members; $15 non-members

Encounter Stark County Bus Tour County-wide networking on the Encounter Stark County bus tour! It’s a one-day trip that begins in Canton and visits Massillon, Alliance, Hartville and surrounding villages!

Thursday, October 15 7:30 am – 4:00 pm Begins and ends at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum $89/person, includes buffet lunch

Update from Attorney General Mike DeWine or The Canton Regional and Jackson-Belden Chambers present an update from Attorney General Mike DeWine.

Thursday, October 15 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Emergency Medicine Physicians Auditorium $15/person, includes box lunch

Canton Farmers Market Every Saturday through October 17, enjoy local produce, flowers, herbs, meats, cheeses, breads, and more!

Fall Network Network pairs speed networking with a speaker providing a unique opportunity for lead building and learning.

Every Saturday Morning 8:00 – 11:30 am Timken High School Administrative Building Parking Lot (4th St. NW and McKinley Ave. NW) Friday, October 30 8:00 am registration 8:30 am - Noon Skyland Pines Golf Club and Banquet Center $35 members $60 non-members

COMING UP IN NOVEMBER: Community Salute Awards – November 12 Stir After Hours “Thanksgathering” – November 18



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