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C e l e b r at e s 3 0 Y e a r s Leadership Stark County is embarking on its 30th anniversary of building community trusteeship through leadership development programs and educational resources, and we want to say thank you to our alumni, community partners, sponsors and friends with several special events!

As we enter our 30th year, we’re excited to announce a wide variety of special events and celebrations, all in addition to our regular programs. Our diverse schedule of events is designed to reflect on our program’s history, give back to the community, re-inspire, and, of course, celebrate!

What began as a dream of several community and business leaders with a single program, now boasts over 1,200 alumni and six programs, including our Signature Program, Spotlight for Young Professionals, Government Academy, Encounter Bus Tours, Board Matching, and our newest offering, Leadership Coaching. Our alumni go on to serve on non-profit boards, be elected to office, lead capital campaigns, become active community volunteers and strengthen their own workplaces.

Look for more information on these exciting events at in the weeks and months ahead, and of plan to join us! (continued on next page)

Mark Your Calendars for Anticipated Merger Vote on August 16 INSIDE: Oil and Gas News................................................. 3 Community Salute Seeks Nominations................. 4 AultCare Fast Break Breakfast.............................. 5 Utica Summit IV.................................................. 6 STIR West End Block Party................................... 8 Leadership Spotlight Program............................. 9 Enshrinement Festival Committee Chairs........... 10 Enshrinement Festival Emcees........................... 11 Enshrinement Festival TV Broadcasts................. 12 Canton Kickoff Celebration................................ 12 Stark County Safety Council Luncheon............... 13 Safety, Health & HR Fair.................................... 13 ystark! & LSC Wellspring UnSpeaker Series......... 14 Funding Partners.............................................. 15 New Members................................................... 17 BizBitz.............................................................. 18 August Calendar................................................ 19

The Boards of Directors at both the Canton Regional and Jackson-Belden Chambers of Commerce believe that a merged organization could be one of the strongest and most effective changes to move our business community forward and to amplify our regional business voice. This includes economic development efforts, services to small business, public policy advocacy, leadership and networking programs, and first-class community events. We are now in the final weeks of the merger process, leading up to an anticipated vote by

our membership on August 16. Please plan to attend this special membership meeting or cast your merger vote via proxy. What you need to know about the proposed merger and vote: •

We anticipate that Canton Regional Chamber members will vote on a merger proposal and changes to the code of regulations at a membership meeting on Aug. 16 (time TBD) at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. Please save the date! (continued on page four)


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

August 2016 - Volume XLVIII - No. 8

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Brian Belden Director of Sales Belden Brick Chairman Dennis P. Saunier President & CEO Collyn Floyd Editor and Director of Marketing Denise Burton Director of Membership & Sales Advertising Sales / Action 330.458.2067

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Motivational Morning with Rob Snow: Building Resiliency September 30, 2016 In his show Minimize the Mountain, Rob Snow uses his background in stand-up comedy and personal experience to get the audience to laugh, be inspired, and build resiliency amid setbacks, both personally and professionally. Join us for this FREE morning program at the Canton Palace Theatre sponsored by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. Register at Leadership Past, Present, and Future Forum - November 30, 2016 How have business challenges and opportunities changed in areas such as manufacturing, health care and education over the past 30th years, and what has remained the same? Leaders in these sectors and more will share their perspective at this breakfast event. Economic Development Tour & CEO Keynote, Hendrickson - January 30, 2017 Take a tour of one of Stark County’s cutting-edge businesses and global leader in heavy-duty suspensions, Hendrickson. Team-up for Leadership Stark County March 30, 2017 Be inspired by the innovative, forwardthinking plans for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as alumni and friends gather for this after-hours networking event at the Hall.

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All Alumni Leadership Giving Back Day April 29, 2017 Alumni from all programs and their families are invited to take part in our first-ever Leadership Giving Back Day benefitting the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank. Children welcome! 30 Faces of Leadership Stark County awards Look for our “30 Faces” award winners as they’re announced in local media and at our finale celebration. These are 30 Leadership Stark County alumni, nominated by fellow alumni and community leaders, for making a significant impact in our community. 30th year Finale Celebration May 10, 2017 Save the date for our grand finale celebration at Varian Orchards on May 10. You won’t want to miss it! Details coming soon.


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OIL & GAS Oil and Gas News | August 2016 Carroll County Energy, the gas-fired power plant being built by Bechtel Corp for Advanced Power, will bring the economic benefits of an $899 million construction project to Carrollton. It also will bring educational benefits to Carroll County school children for generations to come. Advanced Power, headquartered in Switzerland with U.S. offices in Boston, is providing $38 million in local funding for construction of a new elementary, middle and high school on one campus for the Carrollton Exempted Village School District. According to the Carrollton Free Press-Standard newspaper, Advanced Power and the school district have negotiated a payment schedule of $1.3 million over 30 years to cover the school district’s 61 percent share of the project. Carroll County Energy is one of two gas-fired power plants that Advanced Power is going to build in northern Utica Shale counties. The other is South Field Energy in Wellsville, Columbiana County. Advanced Power’s senior vice president for development, Jonathan Winslow, spoke about both projects at our Utica Summit III oil and gas seminar in October 2015.


Energy Future-Lordstown will develop a 949-megawatt power plant. Gas-fired power plants are attractive because they emit about half the carbon dioxide of coal-fired power plants. Natural gas is often called the bridge-fuel to a greener energy supply. Its critics say that methane, which is most of what natural gas is at the burner tip, is even more dangerous to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide, which is why the control of methane leaks in exploration and product, in transportation and in end use is of great concern to environmentalists, government policy makers and the energy industry.

Chairman of the Board - Brian Belden The Belden Brick Company Sr. Vice Chairman - Judith E. Barnes Lancaster Attorney At Law Vice Chairman - Mark Fleiner MacDermid Performance Solutions Vice Chairman - Rick McQueen Akron-Canton Airport Vice Chairman - Jim Porter The Repository Treasurer - D. William Allen Pro Football Hall of Fame Immediate Past Chairman - William C. Shivers Huntington National Bank President & CEO - Dennis P. Saunier Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Recording Secretary - Connie R. Cerny Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

On Oct. 11, we hope to offer the audience at Utica Summit IV an update on the region’s gas-fired power plant projects. For more on Utica Summit IV, see the article on page six. David Kaminski Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce (330) 458-2059

Carroll County Energy will be an 899-megawatt electricity facility, and South Field Energy will have a capacity of 1,100 megawatts. These are two of three new gas-fired power plants planned for Northeast Ohio. Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III and Siemens Financial Services have announced this spring that Clean

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Emil Alecusan Brewster Cheese

Frank Monaco Four Fifteen Group

Katrina Barton Belden Village Mall

Lucia M. Pileggi KeyBank

David Cemate Mercy Medical Center

Steven O. Pittman Bruner Cox LLP

Ajay Das The Timken Company

Rodney Reasonover Stark County Community Action Agency

R. Eric Dellapina FirstMerit Bank N.A. William F. Downey Kenan Advantage Group Dr. Jay Gershen Northeast Ohio Medical University Michael Graeff Dr. Para Jones Stark State College Geoff Karcher The Karcher Group Dr. David A. King Malone University Bradley R. McKain Marathon Petroleum Company, LP Michael Moore FedEx Custom Critical



Alan Rodriguez Jülz by Alan Rodriguez and Rodriguez’s House of Stones Robert E. Roland Day Ketterer, LTD. Denise A. Seachrist Kent State University at Stark Bruce M. Soares Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh Amanda Sterling TimkenSteel Tracy Stevens Dominion East Ohio John M. Tucker Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Mark Wright Aultman Health Foundation

UPCOMING EVENTS Merger Vote ... •

Only members in good standing* can vote or submit a proxy for voting. Sixty-seven percent of voting members, in person or by proxy, must approve any changes to code of regulations for it to be adopted. Fiftyone percent of voting members, in person or by proxy, must approve the proposed merger agreement for it to be adopted. The key contact for each member business or organization is the person authorized to vote or file a proxy. To find out who the key contact is at your business or organization, consult the printed membership directory or the

membership section at www., or call our membership department at 330.458.2067. •

If you are the owner or CEO of a member business or organization and want to become the key contact for the purpose of voting on the merger, please contact our membership department to make the change at 330.458.2067. Approximately 10 days prior to the membership meeting, key contacts will receive official notice of the Aug. 16 meeting, instructions for voting, a summary of the merger agreement,

proposed changes to the code of regulations and a proxy ballot. •

If the merger passes, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce will continue to be headquartered in its current location and retain all staff. Members should see no interruption of service, benefits or programming.

If you have any questions about the merger or the voting process, please contact Steve Katz, Interim COO for the Canton Regional Chamber, at 330.458.2062 or katzcrcc@ * A member is good standing is any member that is not more than 120 days in arrears.

Chamber seeks nominations for the 2016 Community Salute Awards Do you know an outstanding individual, business or organization whose contributions make our community a better place? Each year, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce recognizes the area’s unsung heroes at the Community Salute Awards by honoring select individuals, corporations, businesses and organizations for outstanding contributions to the greater Canton community. This year’s awards dinner will take place Wednesday, Nov. 9, at The Conference Center, Kent State University at Stark. Nominations for these awards are due by Monday, Sept. 12. Chamber members are invited to submit nominees online at

Corporations, business and organizations: the winner must have enhanced the welfare of Stark County citizens through outstanding success in business or service.

Individual business professionals: the winner must have demonstrated outstanding performance in his or her profession, which ultimately benefits the community at large.

Individuals in Chamber of Commerce work: the winner must consistently and for an extended period, have demonstrated outstanding performance for the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, producing benefits to the civic or business community.

The 2016 Community Salute Awards will begin with a social hour at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner and award presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $55. Visit for more information, to nominate outstanding individuals and businesses in our community, or to register.

Awards are presented in two categories, the Award of Merit and the Award of Appreciation. The Award of Merit is presented each year to a single individual for continuous civic activities and dedication that goes beyond business or professional responsibilities. Awards of Appreciation honor any or all of the following for outstanding performance that benefits the community:


Individuals in short-term activity: the winner must have initiated and completed a short-term activity resulting in widespread benefits to the community.


UPCOMING EVENTS August AultCare Fast Break Breakfast: Growth and Challenges to Leadership Join us for the August AultCare Fast Break Breakfast with business coach Nobby Lewandowski. Nobby’s presentation will inspire and motivate individuals to lead others through their own actions and words, which enable them to have the confidence and composure it takes to be a true leader. Integrity and ethics are woven through this presentation. Nobby will share the progress that he has made in his own life on both professional and personal levels to further illustrate the relevance of the message.

Friday, August 12 7:00 am registration 7:30 am breakfast and program Courtyard by Marriott 4375 Metro Circle in North Canton Cost: $18 members $25 non-members RSVP by August 10 at

About the Breakfast: 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 in Stark County. You’ll 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!

Intellectual Property For Business Why It Matters

Join us for this informative breakfast seminar presented by the attorneys of Black McCuskey. Topics include: Protecting Your Ideas research & development, inventions & patents Developing and Protecting Your Brand trademarks: clearance, use, and registration

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Registration/Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. Seminar: 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Kent State University at Stark Conference Center 6000 Frank Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720

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Who Owns What in the Digital Age software/open-source, internet, copyright, and domain names Protecting Your Assets in Business Relationships contracts, agreements, & employment matters Preparing for Litigation Before It’s Too Late avoidance policies, on-going steps, and minimizing damage & costs Speakers: James D. Schweikert Daniel J. Schlue Patricia S. Kramer James M. Wherley, Jr. Whitney L. Willits-Monroe Rod A. Moore



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UPCOMING EVENTS Utica Summit IV - Location Update and Speakers to Date The new Embassy Suites by Hilton Akron Canton Airport in North Canton will be the site of Utica Summit IV, our final oil and gas seminar of the year. The date is Oct. 11. Utica Summit is our downstream seminar. By that, we mean a seminar on the ultimate use of the energy being discovered in the Utica Shale. It could be to produce petrochemicals for the plastics industry. It could be to fuel transportation. It could be to create electricity or fuel the furnaces of industry. It could be to heat homes in distant states. Dr. Iryna Lendel, PhD, an economist at Cleveland State University who studies the Utica, has said of our seminars: “The seminars provide access to the most current state of the Utica play, which is especially dynamic, particularly in the low-price environment.”

If you have interest in plastics and chemicals, transportation fuels, powers, or overall manufacturing advantages derived from Utica’s abundant energy, you will want to attend. Register early. Out last midstream seminar in June sold out. For registration and questions, go online to or contact Dave Kaminski (330) 458-2059, davidk@ Tuesday, October 11 8:00 am – 2:30 pm Embassy Suites Hilton Akron Canton Airport in North Canton Cost: $275/person

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Speakers to date include: Joe C. Eddy is President/CEO of Eagle Manufacturing, which produces more than 750 industrial safety and materialshandling products, many of them from high-density polyethylene. He is an advocate for regional ethane crackers that would create polyethylene Tom Gellrich returns for a fourth year to Utica Summit to explain why Shell’s historic decision to build an ethane cracker in Beaver County, Pa., is just the tip of the iceberg in downstream investments in the Appalachian Basin. These investments, made possible by the shale gas revolution, will transform the Basin for decades to come. Charlie Riedl, executive director of CLNG, will talk about how the capability of exporting or importing LNG, based on changing market conditions, will help to moderate the swings in gas prices seen in the past, create new jobs for Americans, and help grow the U.S. economy.

We want to thank the Pro Football Hall of Fame and President David Baker for allowing us to make the Hall of Fame our location for Utica Upstream in April and Utica Midstream in June. Because of the revival of interest in Utica business opportunities, we have had to find a bigger venue for Utica Summit. We look forward to seeing you at the Canton area’s newest and largest hotel.

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UPCOMING EVENTS Join Us for the 21st Annual West End Block Party, a “Tusc Tradition!” The Canton Regional Chamber is celebrating over two decades of great food, fun and fantastic networking at a “Tusc Tradition” for summer networking: the 21st Annual West End Block Party on August 18! Join the Chamber and ystark! at Ohio Auto Supply Company, Inc along with participating businesses including: Belden Brick Company, Classic Car Collision, Furbay Electric Supply Company, Taggart’s Ice Cream Parlor, Original Arcade Coneys and The Klingstedt Brothers Company. You might just take home some great door prizes from the West End Business Association partners!  You’ll have a good time (and make great connections!) as you enjoy the hometown flavors from Kennedy’s BBQ, Taggarts Ice Cream, Norcia Bakery, The Mustard Man, water to quench your thirst from Donamarc Water Systems, snacks from Shearer’s Snack Foods and music from A-Z Sounds Unlimited. Adult beverages will be available as well. This event is FREE but you must register in advance!

Congratulations to Jennifer Lile for being selected to the 2016 list of Best Lawyers in America® and for successfully achieving the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) and National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) – the only organization accredited by the American Bar Association to offer this certification. Jennifer, a director of the firm, counsels clients in estate planning, special needs planning, elder law, and business succession planning. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Stark County Bar Association and the Board of Directors for the Special Needs Alliance. AREAS OF PRACTICE: Estate Planning & Probate Law

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LEADERSHIP STARK COUNT Y Spotlight Stark County: Develop Professional Competencies in Your Business’s Young Leaders Leadership Stark County’s Spotlight Program is designed to cultivate key professional competencies in young professionals. Each session uses a combination of discussion, on-site tours, guest speakers, and training tools to focus on two to three of the Leadership Stark County competencies.

► Innovation and TechnologyUses a variety of innovative approaches, techniques and media and provides challenging thoughts, ideas, and ways of functioning resulting in creative solutions.

► Collaboration- Operating intentionally to identify opportunities for advancement, alignment, and development across organizations and/or individual parties

► Effective CommunicationCreates an environment of open communication by articulating accurate messages with clarity and confidence while influencing others to retain and understand the message.

► Strategic Agility- Openly and continuously adjusts and adapts course of action and ways of thought in the midst of volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous circumstances, resulting in effective alternatives

► Service to Others- Implements a set of practices and philosophies that supplement the lives and passions of individuals by providing talents, support, time, and resources to nurture a compassionate community

The Spotlight for Young Professionals course is geared for those in their 20s and early 30s who are ready to take their career and community involvement to the next level. It includes six sessions beginning on Tuesday, September 27 and continuing on alternate Tuesdays through December 6, meeting from 4:00-6:00 pm. Tuition is $495 per person and includes all materials. Tuition assistance is available for participants from nonprofit organizations or entrepreneurs. Companies may enroll a cohort of up to 10 employees. Applications are available at LeadershipStarkCounty. org now and until the class is filled. The Encounter Stark County bus tour is highly recommended as a companion to Spotlight Stark County. The tour is Wednesday, October 19 from 7:30 am.4:30 pm. and is normally $89 per person. Sign up for both the Spotlight course and the Encounter Stark County tour for only $555 and save!

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ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Names 2016 Key Committee Chairs Canton Kickoff Celebration and Fireworks • Golf Jacket 5K • Food The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival department of Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce has named the following key committee chairs: Darren Faye, Canton Kickoff Celebration and Jeff Burner, Fireworks; Susan Bodnar, Gold Jacket 5K National Championship, and Pete Carbone, Food. Faye is a Canton native who graduated from GlenOak High School, University of Akron, and University of Phoenix. Vice President of Leonard Insurance Services, he was a member of the former Ribs Burnoff committee for 16 years and also served on the Balloon Classic committee for two years. He is currently chairman of Leadership Stark County, director of Catholic Charities serving Portage and Stark Counties, and director of Associated Risk Managers of Ohio. He and wife Andrea are the proud parents of five children. Amy Kinsinger will assist Faye as committee vice chairman, and the fireworks sub-committee is chaired by veteran Enshrinement Festival volunteer Jeff Burner. In its second year, Canton Kickoff Celebration will occur in downtown Canton beginning Thursday, September 8th which marks the first NFL


game of the season. The football-themed event will continue on Friday, September 9th, and will conclude on Saturday, September 10th with a fireworks display. The three-day celebration will include the Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket 5K National Championship in downtown Canton beginning at 10 AM on Saturday, September 10th. This marks the second year of a partnership between the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon to produce the race, and Susan Bodnar is serving as chairman for the first time.

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 Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner, Fashion Show Luncheon, and Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable. Serving as vice-chairman of the committee is Dennis Kinkead.

Bodnar recently retired from the Canton City Fire Department and now works part time as an American Heart Association Instructor for Aultman College of Community Education and for Public Safety Educators. She will graduate in December with her Associates degree in Nursing, and she resides in Massillon with her husband, Pat. Check out the details of the race at Carbone is a Canton native and graduate of Central Catholic High School. He is a chef at Buffalo Express Catering and chef manager at Papa Gyros and a trustee for the Tri-County Restaurant Association. He belongs to the Order Sons of Italy in America-Lodge 1628. A member of the Food Committee for eight years, this is his first as chairman. He and wife Debbie have a daughter and one stepson.


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 5, The Canton Repository Grand Parade on Saturday, August 6, and Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable on Sunday, August 7. Stefani Schaefer, co-anchor of Fox 8 News in the Morning, will emcee this year’s Fashion Show Luncheon on Friday, August 5, 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 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 an exciting element in this year’s show, and the fashions will be enhanced by the excitement of several performances including the Constellation Performing Arts Dancers, American Commodore Dancers, and wheel gymnasts from CirquesExperience. Great tickets are still available by calling the Chamber at (330) 458-2048.

Early the next morning on Saturday, August 6, Schaefer will join Todd Porter as cocommentators for The Canton Repository Grand Parade. Porter was born and raised in Stark County and has extensively covered Stark County’s affinity for high school football. He has been on staff at The Canton Repository since 1991, during which time he has been named Associated Press Ohio Sports Writer of the Year multiple times. He was a triple-crown winner in the 2013 Ohio Associated Press Media Editors contest, taking first place honors in column writing, enterprise, and breaking news. He is currently Special Projects Editor, overseeing the newspaper special event and section coverage, particularly as it relates to Hall of Fame Village. Joe Dunn will be joining the team for the fourth consecutive year as manon-the-street for interviews with the Class of 2016 and many returning Gold Jacket/ Hall of Famers. After a stint with the then-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.

seats are still available for only $9 by calling the Chamber at (330) 458-2049 or by 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. Steve Wyche began his stint covering the NFL in 2005, this time for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, after covering the Dolphins for the Miami Herald in the mid-1990’s. He also covered the NBA for the Washington Post and a variety of other sports in a 25-year career that started in Richmond, VA. In addition to his role as a senior writer for, he contributes insider reports and analysis, and moderates panel discussions on NFL Network’s signature show NFL Total Access. He also hosts the network’s Pro Football Hall of Fame specials during the season, after the Super Bowl, and during Enshrinement weekend. The Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, and features a center stage roundtable presentation featuring members of the Class of 2016 Enshrinees just hours after their emotional induction ceremonies. The roundtable will feature an unscripted, up close and personal format where they share stories and memories of their careers.

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



ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Events to be Featured on Television Broadcasts The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival events are enjoyed by nearly 700,000 people on site, and millions more will be able to enjoy several of the events via television broadcasts. ENSHRINEES’ GOLD JACKET DINNER For the third year in a row, the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner on Thursday, August 4, will be broadcast on the NFL Network, but this year expanding from 60 minutes to 90 minutes. The event name appropriately reflects that the Hall of Fame Gold Jacket will be presented at this event to each member of the Class of 2016 Enshrinees. It is one of three iconic symbols of induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the other two being the bust which is unveiled at the Enshrinement Ceremony and forever showcased at the Hall of Fame, and the ring which is presented individually to each Enshrinee at his home stadium in the ensuing football season. Very limited tickets for this prestigious event might still be available, and guests are being reminded that in order to accommodate the broadcast, the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner activities will begin with the cocktail party at 5 p.m., followed by dinner, the introduction of a large number of returning Gold Jackets/ Hall of Famers, and the Gold Jacket presentation. Major components of the event, including the presentation of the Gold Jackets

to the Class of 2016 Enshrinees, will be broadcast on NFL Network on Thursday, August 4 from 9:30 to 11:00 pm, available on Time Warner channel 346 and 1346 HD, and on Massillon Cable channel 104 and 704 HD. THE CANTON REPOSITORY GRAND PARADE The Canton Repository Grand Parade will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6 beginning at 8 am. The first grand parade was held in 1963, and it has become one of the largest of the events celebrating the induction of the newest Class of Enshrinees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This year’s celebration will feature the Class of 2016 Enshrinees and will include a large contingent of returning Gold Jackets/Hall of Famers. Parade spectators will be treated to the sights and sounds of 11 giant helium balloons, 21 marching and military bands, 12 floats, and 23 specialty units, as well as antique vehicles, animal units, and much, much, more. Specialty units like the giant walking flag, The South Shore Drill Team from Chicago, and the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile are sure to thrill. Spectators will be energized by the Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders and Green Bay Packers TundraLine.

The Canton Repository Grand Parade will enjoy a wide television viewing audience on Fox Sports Ohio, on Sunday, August 14 approximately 5:30 to 7:30 pm. (immediately following the Cincinnati Reds game) with a re-air scheduled for Monday, August 22 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Fox Sports Ohio is available to almost six million households saturating Ohio and reaching into portions of West Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and New York. The Canton Repository Grand Parade broadcast will also be available on Saturday, August 13 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday August 14 at 8p.m. on the following: • • • • •

For more information, call Erin Adcock at (330) 458-2053, or visit the Enshrinement Festival Web site at www.

Reminder: Spectators will be required to show their tickets before being permitted to sit in reserved areas, and this will be strictly enforced.

Canton Kickoff Weekend Set for Sept. 8-10 | Food – Football – Family Fun! The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival (a department of the Canton Regional Chamber) and Pro Football Hall of Fame, are excited to play host to the second annual Canton Kickoff Celebration and Gold Jacket 5K National Championship. Where better to officially kickoff to the NFL season than in the Hall of Fame City, and especially in downtown Canton – just blocks away from the birthplace of the NFL! The Canton Kickoff Celebration is happening September 8, 9, 10, in and


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around Market Square. This family-friendly event features fantastic food, beverages, live music, a fireworks display on Saturday night, and much more! Read more at and stay tuned for updates at HOFEFestival. The festivities begin early on Saturday, September 10 at 10 AM with the Gold Jacket 5K National Championship, and continue all day. Run, walk, jog or compete in this one-of-a-kind 5K. Learn more at


SAFET Y COUNCIL Stark County Safety Council August Luncheon – Are you Prepared? With John Gross, Fire Chief of Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s Canton Refinery Is your company ready for an emergency? Things happen. No one can plan on when a crisis will strike. The best way to prepare is to make a plan. John’s presentation at this month’s Stark Country Safety Council meeting will walk you through the steps necessary to create an effective emergency preparedness plan including: •

What is a workplace emergency?

How to protect yourself, your employees and your business

What your emergency action plan should include

What type of training your employees need

OHSA’s requirements for emergencies

What group and associations can help prepare your plan

About John Gross: John Gross serves as Fire Chief of Marathon Petroleum Company’s Canton refinery. In addition to his role at MPC, Gross is involved with numerous firefighting organizations in the local community. He is the co-chair of the Stark County Incident Management Assist Team and a Fire Service Instructor at Texas A&M University. John has been with MPC for 15 years. John resides in North Lawrence is married to Melissa and has two daughters Tori and Madison. Thursday, August 11 11:30 – 1:00 pm Meyer’s Lake Ballroom 3218 Parkway St. NW $17 per person RSVP by August 8 Spotlight Company:


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YSTARK!/LSC Wellspring unSpeaker Series: Branding to be Bold!

Join us for our final lesson of the 2016 Wellspring Series, an exciting morning of branding to be bold! Our panelists are all under 40 and collectively bring decades of social media experience to you. Blake Babcock - CEO, Mobile Meals Inc. - is relentless in his personal growth and development. As a speaker, his contagious positive attitude and personality thoroughly captivate his audience. He doesn’t stop at wanting you to listen, but to TAKE ACTION and create a better future for yourself. (Pictured above). Lisa Davala - Marketing Coordinator, Akron-Canton Airport - administers strategic marketing and promotional initiatives in support of the airport’s brand. She will teach you a better way to do social media. Her spare time is comprised of covering local hot spots on various outlets, including her own blog. (Pictured right, center). Ryan Hollingsworth - Director of Social Media, Grabowski & Co. - loves working in the social media world and thinking of creative ways for clients to tell their story. She has advised businesses all over the US on social media strategy. As the former ystark! Marketing Chair, Ryan is our own resident guru on social branding. (Pictured right, bottom). Together you will learn unique strategies and best practices no matter what your industry or personal brand awareness needs. We’ll delve far beyond Facebook & Twitter so bring your mobile devices and hop on our wifi as we dare to brand bold! Wednesday, September 14 7:30 – 9:00 am Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce $35 Per Person RSVP by Sept. 11 at

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NEW MEMBERS WELCOME to our newest members, who joined Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce in June. 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. Anytime Fitness - Perry Township (FITNESS CLUBS) Heather Williams 5135 W. Tuscarawas St. Canton, OH 44708 (330) 477-5000

Hair Wagon (BEAUTY SALONS - SENIOR SERVICES) Carl & Lori Tudor 8146 Kepler Ave. NW Canal Fulton, OH 44614 (888) 250-2433

Pashellas Organic Touch (HEALTH & BEAUTY) Patricia Ann Baity 310 3rd St. NW Canton, OH 44702 (330) 309-7174

Cantonology (ART GALLERIES) Mandy Morckel 306 - 4th St. NW Canton, OH 44702 (330) 705-4798

hChoices, LLC (HEALTH & WELLNESS) Steve Pelton 305 Woodstock Road Eastlake, OH 44095 (440) 478-2268

Dan Phillip (INDIVIDUAL MEMBER) Dan Phillip PO Box 1107 Ashland, OH 44805 (419) 651-1371

Enso Brand (ADVERTISING - SPECIALTIES PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS - APPAREL) Amy Peyton 350 Santa Clara St. NW Canton, OH 44709 (330) 956-4848

IKON IMAGES Illustration Gallery (ART GALLERIES) Rhonda Seaman 221 5th St. NW Canton, OH 44702 (330) 904-1377

Picciano’s (RESTAURANTS) David Tozzi 410 Market Ave N. Canton, OH 44702 (330) 454-3800

Extreme Trailers, LLC (MANUFACTURERS - TRUCK TRAILERS) Leslie A. “Les” Smith 317 East Broadway St. Dover, OH 44622 (330) 440-0026 Frogman Sound, LLC (SOUND SYSTEMS - SOUND REINFORCEMENT-STAGING-LIGHTING) Kenny Lawrence 123 Belden Ave. SE Canton, OH 44707 (330) 453-8784 Gallion Productions (ENTERTAINMENT - CONCERTS CELEBRITIES CONCERTS) Melody Gallion 629 Magnolia Circle SE North Canton, OH 44709 (304) 482-7625 Gold-N-Gallery (GIFT SHOP & BOUTIQUE) Renee Graves 1922 Whipple Ave. NW Canton, OH 44708 (330) 477-3459

IRG Realty Advisors (REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT) Darrel Bossert 4780 Hinckley Industrial Pkwy. Cleveland, OH 44109 (440) 539-4160 Jeff’s Motorcars, Inc (AUTO DEALERS - CARS & TRUCKS - USED) Christine Solomon 5732 Dressler Rd. NW North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 526-8380 Molina Healthcare of Ohio (HEALTH INSURANCE & MEDICAL SERVICE) Inese Alvarez 6161 Oak Tree Blvd - Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131 (330) 415-0624

Red Carpet Car Wash, Inc. (CAR WASHING & POLISHING) Justin Hurst & Jon Shaw 4546 W Tuscarawas St. NW Canton, OH 44708 (330) 477-5772 Softosource (SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT) Nikita Eelen PO Box 535 Louisville, OH 44641 (877) 584-7475 Texas Roadhouse Steakhouse (RESTAURANTS) Aleshia Offenberger 5025 Dressler Rd. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 491-9296

Nu - Nu’s Diner (RESTAURANTS) Charlene R. Dedrick 920 West Tuscarawas St. Canton, OH 44702 (330) 360-3307



BIZ BITZ Canton Fine Arts Associates, a non-profit affiliate of the Canton Museum of Art, announced its newly elected officers for the upcoming 2016-17 year. Officers include: President--Donna Gilhousen; First VicePresident--Nancy Stewart Matin; Second Vice- President--Sarah Petri; Secretary-Jane France; Treasurer--Carol Hahn Assistant Treasurer--Sue Wise. Canton Fine Arts Associates is dedicated to promoting the visual arts in the area and offers monthly programs on art-related topics from September through May. It also sponsors an annual fundraising event, Christkindl Markt, in early November with all proceeds awarded to the Canton Museum of Art. The 2nd April Galerie, The Art District’s very first art gallery, will be moving out of Canton after 14 years as it follows owners Todd Walburn and Brennis Booth to pursue new opportunities in Cleveland. The gallery, which opened in 2002 with the goal of featuring and selling the work of Stark County artists, has been a mainstay of The Canton Arts District -even before First Fridays were started. Ten years ago there was only one art gallery in downtown Canton. That was 2nd April Galerie. Today there are 26 art galleries and artist studios. Many of those spaces are or have been associated with 2nd April or have grown out of artists who started at 2nd April. As downtown living and tourism continue to grow, ArtsinStark wants to transition 2nd April into an arts gallery space that is ready for the next decade, and continue the legacy that Brennis and Todd have worked so hard to create. To make sure that happens ArtsinStark has signed a new lease with building owner Michael Whitmore so that 324 Cleveland Avenue NW will continue operating as a gallery. “We lit a spark. Now the torch gets carried.” Innis Maggiore adds two, Devon Miller and Patrick French, to their Client Services Team. Miller, a native of the area, brings 16 years of experience from his position with director of e-commerce as well as director


Terry’s Tire Town where he was managing of marketing for MWE Sales. French moved back to Northeast Ohio recently after 15 years in Boston. There he was senior digital producer for Arnold Worldwide, consumer marketing project manager for Cartera Commerce and a service account manager for corporate services of NASDAQ OMX. Besides his professional profile he is also an award-winning professional actor and a comedian. With the new additions, Innis Maggiore hopes to enhance and diversity the services they offer to their growing client base, evolving their overall marketing strategies.

know we can provide insight and value for this growing city.” The Pro Football Hall of Fame and The Canton Repository announced a threeyear partnership that will designate the paper as the “Official Newspaper of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.” The agreement calls for enhanced marketing and advertising opportunities and special content generated about the Pro Football of Fame. “The Canton Repository has provided great support and coverage of the Pro Football Hall of Fame for more than a half century. The Repository and the Hall of Fame both stand for excellence,” Hall of Fame President David Baker commented. “We are excited to partner with the dedicated team at The Canton Repository who share the Hall’s commitment, passion and vision.” The Canton Repository will be distributed to Hall of Fame guests on a daily basis. The newspaper will be wrapped in a specially created four-page section that shares the latest information about Hall of Fame news, events, and interesting features about the Game. “It is a great honor to announce this heightened partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” said Publisher James Porter. “We are incredibly proud to partner with an organization of excellence like the Hall, and we look forward to working together during this exciting time for the Hall and our region.”

The final Stark Parks day derby, Sandy & Beaver Canal Derby, will be held Saturday, August 13. This derby, for children ages 4 to 15, takes place at Whitacre Greer Park at 4290 Irish Rd. NW in Waynesburg. Bait will be provided while beverages and food will be for sale. Participants must bring their own pole. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Fishing runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Stark Parks will also hold two night derbies on Friday, July 8 and Friday, August 19. These derbies will be open to all ages. Registration begins at 5 p.m. on the day of the event and fishing from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. Participants 16 years and older must show valid Ohio fishing license at registration. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. A $5 entry fee will be required at registration for this derby. Food and bait are available at Sippo Lake Marina. Prizes The Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) will be awarded at 11 p.m. Winners must now lets you enjoy nonstop service to be present at 11 p.m. to receive cash prizes.  Chicago O’Hare on not just one but two airlines! Choose CAK for daily service to The Karcher Group, a digital agency Chicago aboard American Airlines and serving primarily businesses in Northeast United Airlines. Flight times are planned Ohio, announced its expansion to the perfectly for business travel to and from Columbia, South Carolina market. “We Northeast Ohio. Chicago (ORD) is a fast aren’t going anywhere – all operations and convenient way to the city and a great will remain at our headquarters in North option for connecting to the West Coast Canton. This opportunity allows us to and beyond.  Book now! expand our business into the Columbia area – and enjoy a little Southern Cathy Mick-Jennings has been named sunshine,” said Geoff Karcher, founder chief executive officer of YWCA Canton. and President of The Karcher Group. The Jennings joined in 1992 as the assistant expansion marks both exciting company director of Childcare Services and since growth and the desire to provide has served as Childcare Services director, marketing partnerships in a city that offers chief operating officer and interim chief similar opportunities to the Northeast executive officer. Ohio area. “We started our agency in this area more than 18 years ago and have a heart for the businesses and community here -- and we definitely aren’t leaving Have business news you’d like to share any of that,” Karcher said. “Columbia offers via Biz Bitz? Send your news release to great opportunity in a similar community Collyn Floyd, director of marketing, at with a similar economic diversity, and we



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Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner Call 330.458.2048 for ticket availability 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 2016 Enshrinees.

Thursday, August 4 5:00 pm Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center Canton, OH

Fashion Show Luncheon Call 330.458.2048 for ticket availability This fabulous luncheon and high energy show is arguably the largest and finest fashion show in Ohio! State-of-the-art sound, lighting, and video combine to showcase the season’s hottest male and female fashions.

Friday, August 5 Doors open at 11:30 am Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center Canton, OH

First Friday: In the Zone First Friday is a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events. Rain or shine, year ‘round.

First Friday, August 5 6 to 10 pm Downtown Canton Arts District Free event!

The Canton Repository Grand Parade Giant helium balloons, fabulous floats, marching bands, antique vehicles, specialty units, and of course, the Hall of Fame legends are cheered by nearly 200,000 spectators along the 2.2 mile route on Cleveland Avenue. Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable Call 330.458.2048 for ticket availability Talk about a football fan’s fantasy! A large crowd enjoys lunch followed by a center-stage roundtable presentation featuring the Class of 2016. It’s an up-close, unscripted event where Hall of Famers share stories and memories of their careers. Drum Corps International Competition Tour of Champions 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! Stark County Safety Council Monthly Luncheon August Topic: Facility Emergency Response Planning and the importance of being prepared Featuring: John Gross, Fire Chief of Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s Canton refinery

Saturday, August 6 8:00 am Downtown Canton

Sunday, August 7 12:30 pm Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center Canton, OH

Monday, August 8 7:30 pm Massillon Paul Brown Tigers Stadium Massillon, Ohio

Thursday, August 11 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Meyer’s Lake Ballroom $17 per person

August AultCare Fast Break Breakfast Leaders and Motivators in the Workplace With Nobby Lewandowski, leadership speaker

Friday, August 12 7:00 am registration 7:30 am program Courtyard by Marriott in North Canton $18 members, $25 non-members

Stir After Hours at Ohio Auto Supply Company, Inc We’re celebrating over two decades of great food, fun and fab networking at the 21st Annual West End Block Party on August 18! A “Tusc Tradition” for summer networking you won’t want to miss.

Thursday, August 18 5:30 – 7:30 pm Ohio Auto Supply Company, Inc Canton, Ohio 44702 FREE – but RSVPs are required!

Canton Farmers Market Every Saturday through October 1, enjoy local produce, flowers, herbs, meats, cheeses, breads, and more!

Every Saturday Morning 8:00 – 11:30 am Nadine McIlwain Administrative Building Parking Lot (4th St. NW and McKinley Ave. NW)

COMING UP IN SEPTEMBER: Canton Kickoff Celebration Gold Jacket 5K National Championship ystark! Wellspring ystark! PerplexCity – Ready, Set, Riddle!



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