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NEWSLETTER

DEC. 2016

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Nominate top area businesses for 2017 BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS STARK COUNTY’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS SEEKING NOMINATIONS THROUGH JAN. 20. Canton/Stark County is home to the most dynamic businesses in the country. They go above and beyond providing jobs and supporting the economic vitality of our community. These businesses make capital investments, dedicate resources, and help make our region more appealing for further business growth and relocation. The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking Business Excellence Awards nominations for Stark County businesses. Help us celebrate businesses that have distinguished themselves by being a significant presence in and/or providing substantial benefit to the citizens and economy of Stark County. To be considered, the business must be for-profit, non-publicly-traded (and not a wholly-owned subsidiary of a publicly traded company). In addition, the business needs to

INSIDE: Oil and Gas News................................................. 3 Community Salute Recap.................................... 4 AultCare Fast Break Breakfast.............................. 5 AultCare Quick Connect Luncheon........................ 5 FastBreak & QuickConnect Season Passes............. 5 Leadership Government Academy........................ 6 MAGNET Manufacturing Matters.......................... 6 Tip Clubs............................................................. 7 ystark! Mix & Mingle........................................... 7 Enshrinement Festival Annual Dinner.................. 8 Safety Council Monthly Luncheon...................... 11 Funding Partners.............................................. 12 New Members................................................... 13 BizBitz.............................................................. 14 December Calendar........................................... 15

have demonstrated several of the following attributes: • Growth in business and/or employment • Capital improvements • Innovation (expansion of products/product lines) • Longevity • Expansion of operations and/or efficiencies • Responsiveness to business/industry challenges • Consistent involvement in the community • Outstanding customer service • Entrepreneurship

If you have questions regarding eligibility or the nomination process, please contact Melissa Elsfelder, event manager, at 330.458.2073 or melissae@cantonchamber.org. Nomination deadline is Jan. 20, 2017. Nominate online at BusinessExcellenceAward.com SAVE THE DATE! Business Excellence Award winners will be recognized at our annual awards dinner held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Sponsors to date: Day Ketterer, Stark State College and Westfield Bank.

Message to our Membership

from Denny Saunier President & CEO

There is no question that our biggest accomplishment of 2016 was the merger of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Jackson-Belden Chamber of Commerce. After accounting for duplicate memberships between the two organizations, we enter 2017 with a combined membership exceeding 1,800. We are grateful to our board at Canton Regional and the board at Jackson-Belden for seeing the good reasons for this collaboration, (continued next page)

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(continued from cover) and further grateful to the members of both organizations who ultimately approved the merger.

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

Sarah Lutz Graphics Manager

Entering 2017, we are positioned to offer broader and deeper levels of service to the region’s business community, from small business to major manufacturers and every business category in between. Our management team is strengthened by the addition of Steven Meeks as COO and Debbie Busby as Director of Membership Development. The six principles of our strategic plan, in its fourth year of implementation, continue to guide our every initiative and strategy. We surely see the chambers’ merger as a pursuit of Goal F: Reinforce a chamber culture of collaboration, integration and service excellence. In brief summary, our other five strategic goals involve the pursuit of: regional economic development, education and workforce development, Canton urban core development, support for regional travel and tourism, and public policy advocacy. Highlights of the year began with our annual dinner featuring Jerry Jones, the owner, president and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys. He told the story of his life, his success in business and his ownership of the Cowboys in a dialogue with David Baker, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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

In April, we launched the Small Business Growth Network, another collaboration, this time with SCORE. It is the nonprofit organization of retired business executives that offers advice to small and growing businesses. The Small Business Growth Network will enhance our ability to nurture and support small businesses in our region. Also this year, we helped to assemble a group of high-level organizations to discover common purpose in each organization’s strategic plan. Joining us

in what has become known as the Civic Leadership Group are United Way of Greater Stark County, the Akron-Canton Regional Airport, the city of Canton and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Other participants are The Canton Repository and the Stark Community Foundation. Individuals invited to the effort are real estate developer Bob DeHoff, Jackson Township Trustee Todd Hawke, new Stark Development Board President Ray Hexamer and State Rep. Kirk Schuring. Facilitation services are being provided by the Cleveland-based Fund for our Economic Future. We are happy to report sellout crowds and much success at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival events, and equally happy to say that we continue to work with the Hall of Fame and the city of Canton in development of Market Square as the centerpiece of an attraction that will link downtown to Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village. Finally, our Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation joined five other Stark County philanthropic foundations in formation of the Stark County Board of Trade, which purchased the 327-acre former Stark County farm in southwest Stark County. The Board of Trade’s goal is to offer the land for business and economic development. Partners with the Chamber are the Stark Community Foundation, Hoover Foundation, Massillon Development Foundation, DeHoff Family Foundation and the Gessner Family Foundation. It has been an exciting year of accomplishments and significant positive change. With your continued support, we look forward to seizing new opportunities and furthering the pursuit of our strategic goals in 2017.


BOARD OF

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December Oil and Gas News Will the pace of Utica drilling increase in 2017? In recent weeks we have been hearing good news from people here on the ground in Utica country. Our partner in producing our oil and gas business seminars, Joe Barone of Shale Directories in Pennsylvania, has said that the drilling companies are worried about staffing their drill pad crews. When production budgets were cut, many workers moved on to other jobs elsewhere. Now they are needed again. Can they be brought back, or replaced? Here in Canton, Stark State College’s oil and gas training department has been receiving inquiries about the college’s oil and gas enrollment -- the number of students in the pipeline -- and how quickly they could go to work.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Sr. Vice Chairman - Judith E. Barnes Lancaster Attorney At Law

Utica Summit (downstream: gas-fired power plants, ethane crackers and more that leads to sustainable energy-related jobs) will be Oct. 11.

Vice Chairman - Joe Feltes Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP Vice Chairman - Todd Hawke GDK & Co

Speaking of downstream, commercial real estate agent Bryce Custer with NAI Spring in Canton reports a great deal of interest in land available along the Ohio River between East Liverpool and Belpre and across into the West Virginia panhandle.

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

This interest in land has been encouraged by the Shell Chemicals ethane cracker being built in Monica, Pa., and the cracker that PTT is expected to announce for Belmont County in early 2017.

Workforce, it is the great concern of all expanding businesses. Would energy companies be inquiring about finding workers if the drilling programs in 2017 were going to be the same as 2016 or 2015?

To take advantage of the business opportunities coming because of the ethane crackers, Custer has obtained a real estate license in West Virginia. It was Custer who helped Advance Power find the land for its Carroll County gas-fired power plant.

These indications that drilling companies are looking for workers puts wind in our sails as we prepare for our oil and gas business development seminars next year.

David Kaminski Vice President for Public Policy and Energy davidk@cantonchamber.org (330) 458-2059

Once again, we will offer programs on the three phases of Utica Shale development: upstream, midstream and downstream. All are tentative scheduled for the Barrette Center at Walsh University.

Chairman of the Board - Brian Belden The Belden Brick Company

We will offer Utica Midstream (pipelines and gas processing plants) on June 7.

President & CEO - Dennis P. Saunier Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce COO - Steven M. Meeks 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

Lucia M. Pileggi KeyBank

Greg Brokaw Consumers National Bank, Jackson-Belden Office

Steven O. Pittman CliftonLarsonAllen

First program of the year will be Utica Upstream (exploration and production) on April 5.

David Cemate Mercy Medical Center Ajay Das The Timken Company R. Eric Dellapina FirstMerit Bank N.A. William F. Downey Kenan Advantage Group Chris DiLoreto Jackson Local Schools

Alan Rodriguez Jülz by Alan Rodriguez and Rodriguez’s House of Stones Robert E. Roland Day Ketterer, LTD. Dr. Denise A. Seachrist Kent State University at Stark

Mike Gallina AultCare Health Network

Bruce M. Soares Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh

Dr. Jay Gershen Northeast Ohio Medical University

Amanda Sterling TimkenSteel

Michael Graeff

Tracy Stevens Dominion East Ohio

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

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Rodney Reasonover Stark County Community Action Agency

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John M. Tucker Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Brandon Wehl Portage Electric Products Inc. Mark Wright Aultman Health Foundation


EVENT REC AP Community Salute Recap: Honorees celebrated at 2016 Community Salute Awards On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the Canton Regional Chamber awarded its 71st annual Community Salute Awards of Appreciation and Merit to outstanding area community stewards. Thanks to all for a wonderful evening! Congrats again to these award recipients: (Top Row from L-R): Amy Weisbrod, executive director, Stark County Hunger Task ForceAward of Appreciation Recipient Carol Risaliti, executive director, The Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County, Inc.Award of Appreciation Recipient Cyndi Morrow, co-founder and executive director, Wishes Can Happen-Award of Appreciation Recipient

(Bottom Row L-R): Betty Smith, co-founder and executive director, EN-RICH-MENTAward of Appreciation Recipient Beth Lechner, executive director, Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio- Award of Appreciation Recipient William Shivers, Canton/ Mahoning Valley regional president Huntington Bank-Award of Merit

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UPCOMING EVENTS Two AultCare Networking Opportunities in December! We offer the AultCare Fast Break Breakfast and the AultCare QuickConnect Networking Luncheon, each month! Whether you prefer your networking at breakfast, at lunch or both, we’ve got you covered. December AultCare Fast Break Breakfast with Mike Gallina, AultCare Join us on Dec. 9 as Mike Gallina, vice president of outreach services for AultCare Health Plans, speaks to the group on “Success and Significance: Your Leadership Influence!” For those who have heard Mike’s introductory remarks at Fast Break each month, here’s an opportunity to hear Mike as the main act! His inspirational leadership style is sure to leave the room encouraged and empowered. Friday, Dec. 9 7:30 – 9 am (Registration begins at 7 am) Courtyard by Marriott 4375 Metro Circle, Canton $18 Members/$25 Non-Members Register by Dec. 7 at CantonChamber.org

December AultCare QuickConnect Networking Luncheon with Rick McQueen, Akron-Canton Airport Be there for our December networking luncheon when Rick McQueen, president and CEO of the Akron-Canton Airport, joins us at QuickConnect! Not only is the airport currently undergoing a $240 million expansion/improvement project, but they recently welcomed a new low-cost carrier, Spirit Airlines. Hear about these exciting updates and more! QuickConnect will also be celebrating its 5,000th guest this month! He or she will win a special prize to commemorate this milestone. Wednesday, Dec. 14 11:30 am – 1 pm (Registration begins at 11 am) Shady Hollow Country Club 4865 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon $18/members, $23/non-members Register by Dec. 12 at CantonChamber.org

Season Passes for AultCare Fast Break Breakfast and AultCare QuickConnect Luncheon on sale now! Our SEASON TICKET PASSES to Fast Break and/or QuickConnect are excellent values! When you buy an individual season pass, you’ll pay just $15 per program – a $3 saving per program, or comparable to attending two breakfasts FREE OF CHARGE.

Plus, Season passholders get additional benefits like access to the attendee contact list upon request, two free guest passes to use during the year, and receive other special perks all year long. Savings + Special Perks = WIN-WIN! Visit CantonChamber.org

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Telephone: (330) 499-6000 Telecopier: (330) 499-6423 400 SOUTH MAIN STREET NORTH CANTON, OHIO 44720 www.bakerfirm.com

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LEADERSHIP / MAGNET Do more than Vote! Government Leadership Academy Starts in January The Government Leadership Academy is perfect for civic minded individuals interested in learning about our government, how to impact local issues, and the importance of service leadership. The next Government Academy begins January 31, 2017 and runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 7. Most programs are from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and various branches of the Stark County District Library.

The curriculum is facilitated by Leadership Stark County staff, community leaders and Dr. Chet Bowling, Ohio State University Extension. The Academy is a collaboration among Leadership Stark County, Stark County District Library, the Ralph and Mary Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement, and The Ohio State University Extension. Apply online at LeadershipStarkCounty.org Call Jenifer Hill at 330-458-2094 with questions

Government Academy topics include: Party, and Jeff Matthews, chair, The Stark County Republican Party • Gallup StrengthsFinder for Government Leaders • Strengths Based Economic Development and Strengths Based Citizen Engagement • Your Role as a Government Official • Effective Communication & Engaging with the Media • Ethics in Government • Successful Campaigning • Local and Regional Shared Services • Where can you make a difference in government leadership? • Board Training Tuition is $425 and Tuition Assistance is available for participants from non-profits or government entities. Applications will be accepted until January 24 or until class is full.

[M]anufacturing Matters: Managing Global Political Risks | Presented by MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, The University of Akron, and the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Attendees will learn about and discuss: • • • • •

The Impact of Currencies Energy Security Violence and Terrorism Political Movements The Future of Globalization

About [M]anufacturing Matters: This event series provides a deeper understanding into the major topics and trends that influence the businesses and markets of manufacturers in Northeast Ohio. PRESENTERS: Robert Schmidt, Senior Growth & Innovation Advisor, MAGNET Schmidt has more than 40 years experience in the manufacturing and consulting industries. Since joining MAGNET, he has worked with a variety of Northeast Ohio

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manufacturers to help them succeed through innovation. Andrew R. Thomas, Ph.D Professor of Marketing and International Business,University of Akron In addition to teaching, Thomas is a best selling business author, founding editorin-chief of the Journal of Transportation Security, and a regularly featured analyst on outlets like BBC, CNBC, and ABC. Wednesday, Dec. 7 8 – 10 am Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce 222 Market Ave. N Canton, OH 44702 For more details and registration, visit manufacturingsuccess.org/ manufacturingmatters

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Mix, Mingle and Toast to a great year with ystark! It’s a ystark! holiday tradition! Enjoy mixing and mingling with friends at one of the county’s finest establishments, Brookside Country Club. We’ll be hanging in the charming Men’s Grill for the evening. If you’re feeling lucky, you can sit at the tables outfitted with poker, euchre and other casual, pick-up style card games. Or, if cards aren’t your thing, watch a game on TV and enjoy complimentary appetizers or a drink from the cash bar. Dress business casual or in that festive holiday sweater! The night will include networking and toasts from various ystark! leaders to reflect and celebrate on being young professionals! Plus, each attendee gets the annual tradition of their 15 seconds of fame - a microphone and captive audience to tell us who they are and what they do for a living! Only cash will be accepted at the bar. No credit cards please. Thursday, Dec. 15 5:30-7:30 pm Brookside Country Club 1800 Canton Ave. NW RSVP at cantonchamber.org Cost: Free, but reservations are required

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ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL HOF Enshrinement Festival General Chairman Alumni Association Holds Annual Dinner The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival General Chairman Alumni Association held its annual dinner on September 14. The event was emceed by Barbara Hammontree Bennett, current association president and 2009 General Chairman. Members offer assistance to the Enshrinement Festival in the areas of sponsor recognition, promoting community awareness and support in planning and producing the annual festivities. The Association was formed in 1993 and has been comprised of general chairmen of the committees under the auspices of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Pro Football Hall of Fame since the inception of the Enshrinement Festival in 1963. At the annual dinner, Maury Sullivan, 1994 General Chairman, presented an Award of Merit to W.W. Schaub Electric in recognition of their longtime outstanding and generous support of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. Since the beginning in 1945 when the company was formed, they have consistently provided great performance, with an emphasis on safety and workmanship. For many years, under the direction of Wes Schaub, president, the company has offered his company’s expertise to assure the safety and success of many Enshrinement Festival events, often even going the extra mile to provide in-kind support. The award was accepted by Mark Gold, Chief Operations Manager, and he was joined by electrician Paul Agarand.

Man Float in The Canton Repository Grand Parade, and by personally encouraging other area entities to support the Enshrinement Festival through in-kind services. In accepting the award, Chad Bailey noted the support of his family in contributing to any measure of success he has achieved. Present with him to enjoy the evening were wife Tracie, sons Caden and Cole, and parents Bob and Jo. Another tradition at the annual dinner is the initiation into the association of the most recent General Chairman. The ceremonial green jacket was presented by George Lemon, 2015 General Chairman, to Chip Conde, 2016 General Chairman of the Chamber’s Enshrinement Festival committees. He was congratulated for being the exemplification of a true volunteer by having given so generously of his time, talents and resources for so many years. He was awarded a watch with the Enshrinement Festival logo and inscription to commemorate his service. Conde joins 48 other women and men who have held this prestigious position over the years, and he will continue to serve the Enshrinement Festival as chairman of the Steering Committee for the next year. Top - (L to R: Mark Gold, Paul Agarand, Maury Sullivan) Middle - (L to R: Chad Bailey, Dan Fuline) Right - (Chip Conde)

A second Award of Merit was presented by Dan Fuline, 2010 General Chairman, to Chad Bailey, President of Akron Auto Auction, a third generation business that employs more than 240 people and offers a public and dealer sale every Tuesday with more than 1,100 vehicles each week. For many years, Chad has supported the Enshrinement Festival by providing vehicles for transporting equipment, by sponsoring the 12th

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SAFET Y COUNCIL Stark County Safety Council December Luncheon | “Having a Positive Attitude Toward Safety” With Marvin Montgomery How do you maintain and sustain a Positive Attitude toward safety in your organization? If you’re not careful, safety can become routine and robotic, and we can lose focus on its importance. Marvin Montgomery will share seven key elements that will ensure safety remains at the forefront of everyone because a positive outlook will ensure a positive outcome. The Stark County Safety Council will once again host a Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive. Spread some happiness to less fortunate children by donating NEW, UNWRAPPED toys or make a donation with a check payable to “Toys for Tots”. About Marvin Montgomery: For more than 30 years, Marvin Montgomery has earned widespread national recognition and praise for his informative, practical and stimulating

programs that reflect his basic philosophy: “Preparation and practice are the keys to sales success.” Marvin’s captivating presentations have assisted hundreds of organizations to meet or exceed their sales goals using his training programs. Many of Marvin’s clients have said that getting “Marvinized” has truly made a difference in their company and Marvin has become a mandatory part of company training. Thursday, Dec. 8 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Meyer’s Lake Ballroom 3218 Parkway St. NW $17 per person RSVP by Dec. 5 StarkCountySC.com Spotlight Company:

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Canton’s oldest law firm is also modern. When William R. Day founded our firm, he was committed to one idea: practicing law with the most modern techniques of the day. Now, 144 years later, we’re still committed to practicing law that values relationships, teamwork and an understanding that the path to success is as important as the success itself.

Thank you to our ADVANTAGE CANTON funding partners: AEP Ohio AultCare Aultman Health Foundation City of Canton Consumers National Bank Dominion East Ohio FedEx Custom Critical Fifth Third Bank First Merit Hilscher-Clarke Electric Company Huntington Bank Kenan Advantage Group Kent State University at Stark KeyBank Malone University Mercy Medical Center Northeast Ohio Medical University PNC Bank Premier Bank and Trust The Belden Brick Company The Karcher Group The M. Conley Company The Repository The Timken Company TimkenSteel

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NEW MEMBERS WELCOME to our newest members, who joined Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce in October. 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. A-1 Flooring (FLOOR COVERINGS - RETAIL) Tim & Brittany Bell 2715 Fulton Rd. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 754-6070 www.yourA1Flooring.com

Endura Paint Polyglass Coatings (PAINT - RETAIL) Ken Mark 4760-C Faircrest St. SW Canton, OH 44706 (234) 521-6111 www.polyglasscoatings.com

AFLAC - Maria Duer (INSURANCE) Maria Duer 4433 - 38th St. NW - Ste 4 Canton, OH 44718 (330) 309-4567

The Final Coat (PAINTING CONTRACTORS) Josh Cantor 125 Kelly Ave. Akron, OH 44306 (330) 786-0961 www.thefinalcoat.com

All Pro Storage (SELF STORAGE) Kenneth & Pamela Daut 825 Wertz Ave. NW Canton, OH 44708 (330) 453-0588 www.allprostorageohio.com

First Church of the Nazarene (CHURCHES) Dan Hanson 522 30th St. NW Canton, OH 44709 (330) 492-5698 www.cantonnazarene.com

Center Ice Sports Complex (SPORTS & FITNESS - INDOOR) Mike Caryajal 8319 Port Jackson Ave. NW North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 966-0169 www.centericesports.net

Liberty Home Equity Solutions (MORTGAGE SERVICES) Tony Ciccarelli 2867 Mount Pleasant St. NW North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 224-7197

DataCom Technologies, LLC (COMPUTER - CELL PHONE - IPAD SALES & REPAIR) Nate Sheen 1620 Parkway Blvd. Alliance, OH 44601 (330) 356-1766 www.datacomtechnologies.net

McMasters Dan - State Farm (INSURANCE) Dan F. McMasters 132 - 22nd St. NW Canton, OH 44709 (330) 837-9600 Nerium - Tracie Nigro (HEALTH & WELLNESS) Tracie Nigro 234 Brush Rd. NE Minerva, OH 44657 (330) 605-1270 www.tracienigro63.nerium.com

DeliverTHAT Aaron Hoffman 6570 Ethel St. Canton, OH 44718-4200 (330) 844-4721 ideliverthat.com Edward Jones Investments Del McCallister II (FINANCIAL PLANNING CONSULTANTS) Georgia Beach 5502 Market Ave. North Canton, OH 44721 (330) 499-1524 www.edwardjones.com

OBS INC. (BUSES - WHEELCHAIR LIFTS SALES & SERVICE) Bob Ferne PO Box 6210 Canton, OH 44706-6210 (330) 453-3725 www.obsinc.net Proforma 3rd Degree Marketing (ADVERTISING - SPECIALTIES - PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS - APPAREL EMBROIDERY - CUSTOM) Steven R. Flaugers 4501 Hills & Dales Rd. NW Canton, OH 44708 (330) 867-4799 www.proformaonline.com Rain Man Construction Inc. (CONTRACTORS - REMODELING & ADDITIONS) Bruce Dickerhoof PO Box 3003 Alliance, OH 44601 (330) 704-6785 www.rainmanconstruction.com Shattered Window Productions (VIDEO PRODUCTION & EQUIPMENT RENTAL) Christopher Lesho 1690 Meadowlane Dr. SE Canton, OH 44709 (330) 329-4335 www.shatteredwindowproductions.com Time to Play Drop - In Child Care (CHILD CARE) Vanessa Roderick 5553 Whipple Ave. NW Ste 1 North Canton, OH 44720-7760 (330) 966-7529 timetoplaydropin.com

Nexus Gas Transmission (NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION) Adam C. Parker 6050 Oak Tree Blvd. #200 Independence, OH 44131 (216) 393-6370 www.nexusgastransmission.com

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BIZ BITZ Under the artistic direction of Cassandra Crowley Canton Ballet will present its sparkling holiday showpiece The Nutcracker sponsored by Kenan Advantage Group in four performances December 9-11 at Canton’s Palace Theatre. Performance times are Friday, 7:30 pm; Saturday, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm; and Sunday, 2:00 pm. International guest artist Boyko Dossev of Boston and Canton Ballet dancer Erika Shi of Alliance will perform the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Canton Ballet dancers Tamaki Hoshi and Cameron Catazaro Hayward will dance the roles on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. Aultman Hospital was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics,TM an IBM company. This is the second consecutive year Aultman has been recognized with this honor. The study, now in its 18th year, singled out 50 hospitals that achieved

superior clinical outcomes in this critical area of hospital care. As is the case with the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study, the rigorous processes used to calculate and measure hospital service lines leverage industry-leading, risk-adjusted methodologies developed and maintained by Truven Health scientists over many years. The 100 Top Hospitals study is widely regarded as the leading program for evaluating leadership impact in a hospital, as well as for evaluating quality indicators and efficiencies. Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) and Hall of Fame Village LLC (a partnership between the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Industrial Realty Group) have entered into a historic 18-year agreement to create the first sports and entertainment “smart city” that will carry the name Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village. This agreement represents their shared values of honoring the past and building a future driven by innovation and creating comfort for everyone who comes to the Village. “This

is an extraordinary partnership between esteemed partners that celebrates excellence everywhere. Johnson Controls and the Hall of Fame share strong values and a vision of improving others’ lives and making the world a better place,” Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker stated. “This historic agreement will ensure that the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village will be the first ‘smart’ sports and entertainment city and will serve to inspire generations of fans as a showcase for state-of-the-art technology products and services to deliver world-class fan experiences.” Under the terms of the deal, Johnson Controls will become the “Official Smart City Partner” of Hall of Fame Village, which includes venues such as a virtual reality, state-of-art Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Experience. Additionally, the company will be the presenting sponsor for the annual celebration in Canton that will be known as the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls.

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Light Up Downtown www.lightupdowntown.com Enjoy 14 blocks of family fun, including a spectacular stage show, extended fireworks display, dozens of venues offering free goodies and discounts, horse-drawn sleigh rides, plus the opportunity to meet Christopher Pop-in-Kins and Santa Claus!

Thursday, December 1 5:30 – 8:30 pm Downtown Canton along Market Avenue FREE!

First Friday www.cantonfirstfriday.com 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, December 2 6:00-10:00 pm Downtown Canton Arts District FREE

Manufacturing Matters: Managing Global Political Risks www.manufacturingsuccess.org Created by MAGNET and the University of Akron, Manufacturing Matters: Managing Global Political Risks is an event series focused on major topics and trends that influence manufacturers and manufacturing markets in Northeast Ohio.

Wednesday, December 7 8 – 10 am Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Free but reservations are required Limited seating – preference given to manufacturers

December Luncheon: Stark County Safety Council www.starkcountysafetycouncil.org Join us for “A Season for Safety” with Marvin Montgomery. Don’t forget your Toys for Tots items!

Thursday, December 8 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Meyer’s Lake Ballroom $17 per person

December AultCare Fast Break Breakfast www.cantonchamber.org Success and Significance – Your Leadership Influence! Presenter: Mike Gallina

Friday, December 9 7:00 am registration 7:30 am program Courtyard by Marriott in North Canton $18 members, $25 non-members

December AultCare QuickConnect Luncheon www.cantonchamber.org Join us for the AultCare QuickConnect Luncheon featuring Rick McQueen, president & CEO of the Akron-Canton Airport. ystark! Annual Mix, Mingle and Toast! www.ystark.org Enjoy mixing and mingling with friends at one of the county’s finest establishments, Brookside Country Club.

Wednesday, December 14 11:30 am – 1 pm Shady Hollow Country Club $18/members, $23/non-members

Thursday, December 15 5:30 – 7:30 pm Brookside Country Club FREE (complimentary appetizers; cash bar available)

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Your Community. Your Health. Your Choice. In-Network Rates for out-of-network plans. Mercy “Your Choice” allows those with non-network PPO plans to access Mercy services at in-network rates. That means no out-of-network penalties. If you’re ready to make the switch, call 330-588-4663 to find out if you qualify for “Your Choice.”

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