ACTION Newsletter October 2016

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OCT. 2016




Community Salute Award Winners Announced Join us as we recognize outstanding civic volunteerism and community service at the Chamber’s annual Community Salute Awards dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at The Conference Center, Kent State University at Stark. 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 William C. Shivers. Award of Appreciation winners include: • Betty Smith, EN-RICH-MENT • Cyndi Morrow, Wishes Can Happen • Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio • Stark County Hunger Task Force • The Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County, Inc. (continued next page)

UTICA SUMMIT: Hear From Nine National and Regional Speakers on Utica Energy INSIDE: Oil and Gas News................................................. 3 October STIR After Hours..................................... 4 AultCare Fast Break Breakfast.............................. 5 AultCare Quick Connect Luncheon........................ 5 Shop Small Downtown........................................ 6 ystark! PerplexCity.............................................. 7 ystark! Wear & Share........................................... 7 Leadership Stark County Board of Trustees........... 8 Leadership Stark County Retreat.......................... 9 Safety Council Monthly Luncheon...................... 10 Safety Council Fire Prevention Breakfast............ 10 SCSC Electrical Safety & Arc Flash Training.......... 12 Workers Comp AC-3........................................... 13 USPS Statement of Ownership........................... 14 Funding Partners.............................................. 15 New Members................................................... 17 BizBitz.............................................................. 18 October Calendar.............................................. 19

Utica Summit IV, our most ambitious oil and gas seminar of any year, is nearly upon us. But there still is opportunity to attend. The event is Tuesday, Oct. 11, 8 am to 2:30 pm, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, just south of Akron-Canton Airport. Register at Hear from ethane consultant Tom Gellrich about what is likely to come to the region now that Shell Chemical has decided to build an

ethane cracker a little more than an hour away in Beaver County, Pa. Find out about the pipeline infrastructure needed to support such plants from David Ledonne of MarkWest Energy Partners. Get an update on the construction of gas-fired power plants being built in the region, and the construction jobs they are creating, from Zac Gordon of Advanced Power. (continued on next page)


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

OIL & GAS October 2016 - Volume XLVIII - No. 10

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

Utica Summit IV ... (continued from cover) Hear from two regional manufacturers in the plastics industry, Joe C. Eddy of Eagle Mfg. and Stan Glover of Zeiger Industries, and learn about the way natural gas becomes plastics. Learn about global markets in liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Charlie Riedl, executive director of the Washington, D.C.based Center for Liquefied Natural Gas. Review an analysis of the region’s business climate from Guhan Venkatu, vice president and senior regional officer with the Pittsburgh branch of the Fourth District Federal Reserve. Relieve some of your worries about the preparation of a skilled energy workforce by hearing from our workforce development panel, including Daniel Murphy of R.G. Drage Career Technical Center and Dave Kirven, president of the East Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council.

that could lead to a manufacturing boom, and a future that certainly is contributing to the nation’s energy security. We want to see you there. Our sponsors want to see you there. They include AEP Ohio, Akron Electric, Beaver Excavating, Furbay Oil and Gas, Orion Strategies, The Chas. E.Phipps Co.and Innis Maggiore. Our speakers look forward to providing you with information that will help guide your business and investment decisions. Full program details and a link to our registration page can be found at www. Utica Summit IV is produced by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Shale Directories and The Repository. This is the Chamber’s 13th seminar since 2012 to serve business interests in the Utica Shale.

Utica Summit is our most ambitious event of any programming year because we strive to give business leaders a broad look at the future — a future heavily influenced by abundant natural gas energy, a future

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

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A special Award of Appreciation will be given to the Boards of Directors for both the Canton Regional Chamber and Jackson-Belden Chamber for their dedicated support, perseverance and leadership as we merged into one UNITED organization in 2016. Wednesday, Nov. 9 5:30 pm, social hour 6:30 pm, 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. 2 Register online at Contact Monique Thompson at (330) 458-2070 or by e-mail at moniquet@ for more information. For sponsorship opportunities contact Chris Gumpp at chrisg@cantonchamber. org or (330) 458-2055.




Oil and Gas News | October 2016 “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.” Country and Western fans may remember that advice from Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, some years ago. Maybe not cowboys, but how about energy technicians? Stark State College has a good story to tell parents who are interested in exposing their daughters and sons to career opportunities in energy. Those opportunities come with scholarships for qualified students. Energy companies are continuing to invest in scholarships at Stark State to attract a new generation of workers that will be needed. In his report to the semiannual meeting of the college’s energy and environmental sciences advisory board, program director Dan Schweitzer said, “Anyone with a 3.0 GPA could enter the curriculum and receive a fully subsidized 15 credit hours.” He also said, “Every student who has earned a one-year certificate or a two-year associate’s degree (from the oil and gas program) has a job.” Among the companies that have invested in the future of Stark State students by funding scholarships are Chevron Corp., Marathon Petroleum and Chesapeake Energy.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chairman of the Board - Brian Belden The Belden Brick Company

to network with other community colleges in Ohio who want to offer the ShaleNet energy curriculum that has been embraced by Stark State. ShaleNet was created by community colleges in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas through the power of a nearly $5 million U.S. Department of Labor grant. Its goal was to create a common, industry sanctioned training program for energy workers needed for the shale energy development areas in those three states.

Sr. Vice Chairman - Judith E. Barnes Lancaster Attorney At Law Vice Chairman - Joe Feltes Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP Vice Chairman - Todd Hawke GDK & Co Vice Chairman - Rick McQueen Akron-Canton Airport Vice Chairman - Jim Porter The Repository Treasurer - D. William Allen Pro Football Hall of Fame

Through the state grant, Stark State will coordinate curriculum with other two-year Ohio colleges and make its $10 million well site training center in downtown Canton available to those students beginning next summer.

Immediate Past Chairman - William C. Shivers Huntington National Bank 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

Oil and gas may not be part of every other conversation you hear, like it was a few years ago, but the energy sector is expecting new growth, and investing in the future. Stark County’s two-year technical college is ready to play its part. David Kaminski Vice President for Energy and Public Policy (330) 458-2059

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 Bruner Cox LLP

In addition, the state of Ohio is asking Stark State to be the lead partner in an expansion of certificate and two-year associate’s degree education in energy technology, and funding the college to do so. Stark State has received $500,000

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


Rodney Reasonover Stark County Community Action Agency


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

UPCOMING EVENTS October STIR After Hours at the Factory of Terror October Stir After Hours takes us back to Factory of Terror, by popular demand! Enjoy great networking along with a behind the scenes look at The Factory of Terror. Don’t fear – we’ll leave the lights on as you enjoy diabolical door prizes, frightfully delicious food, tasty brews and over 40 tabletop exhibits. Don’t miss this unique, fear-free time at one of Stark County’s most popular fall attractions! Guided, lighted tours will be available for the faint of heart! This event is FREE but reservations are required. Wednesday, October 5 5:30–7:30 pm Factory of Terror 4125 Mahoning Rd. NE FREE for Canton Regional Chamber members, 21 and older only

Jason Haupt, a director of the firm, chairs the firm’s Health Care Section and formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Congratulations Jason Haupt and Jim Williams for your Leadership in Stark County.

Jason is a graduate of the 20th class of Leadership Stark County and has been named to the list of “Ohio Rising Stars” by Ohio Super Lawyers®. Jason has also been recently named to ystark!’s 2016 “Twenty under 40!” young community leaders.


Jim Williams, an associate of the firm, is quite active with the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and is a member of ystark! – Young Professionals engaged in Stark County. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Workshops, Inc. and on the Board of Trustees of the Stark County Law Library Association.

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UPCOMING EVENTS Now Two AultCare Networking Opportunities Each Month! One of the many benefits of the Jackson-Belden and Canton Regional Chambers merging into ONE UNIFIED Chamber is more networking opportunities for you, our members! We now 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. October AultCare Fast Break Breakfast with Dick Kiko Join us on October 8 as Dick Kiko, CEO of KIKO Auctioneers & Asset Professionals, helps to demystify the auction process. Dick’s passion is to change the general public’s belief that auctions are only for dead and desperate sellers to thinking of auctions as the preferred method for converting assets into cash. Learn how to navigate all aspects of an auction, including how to determine an item’s worth and how to convert your assets to cash. Register now before this event is SOLD! out. The AultCare Fast Break Breakfast meets on the second Friday of each month at the Courtyard by Marriott. Friday, Oct. 8 7:30 – 9 am (Registration begins at 7 am) Courtyard by Marriott 4375 Metro Circle, Canton $18 Members/$25 Non-Members Register by Oct. 6 at

October AultCare QuickConnect Networking Luncheon with Craig Freeman On October 19, Craig Freeman of Legal Shield will speak on “The Keys to Unlocking Your Potential” by not letting distractions stand in your way. These distractions include negative self-talk, procrastination and lack of accountability. The AultCare QuickConnect Networking Luncheon meets on the third Wednesday of each month at Shady Hollow Country Club and was formerly a monthly event of the Jackson-Belden Chamber of Commerce. Wednesday, Oct. 19 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 Oct. 17 at

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UPCOMING EVENTS Shop Small Saturday & Save! | Now Through Nov. 5 in Downtown Canton Join us every Saturday through Nov. 5th for shopping in downtown Canton. Nearly 20 specialty retailers are offering a special 20% discount off a single item. Simply download your coupons and redeem at each individual store.

Collective skate/art/snow 338 4th St. NW

You’ll save on the most unique fashion, art, handmade goods, gifts, jewelry, personal care items, furniture and furnishings, vintage goods, books and more, every Saturday. Knock out some early gift shopping or pick up something very special for yourself.

Gasser Fine Jewelers 205 3rd St. NW

The shops are wonderfully walkable, the parking is free and the deals await! Download your coupon at and shop ‘til you drop downtown! A limited supply of coupons are also available in stores.

Ikon Images The Illustration Gallery 221 5th St. NW


Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography 520 Cleveland Ave. NW

Avenue Arts Marketplace & Theatre 324 Cleveland Ave. NW Arrowhead Vintage & Handmade Goods 534 Cleveland Ave. NW Canton Museum of Art Shop 1001 Market ave. N (inside the Cultural Center) Cantonology 306 4th St. NW

Dust. 604 6th St. NW

The Hub Art Factory 336 6th St. NW

John Strauss Furniture Design Showroom 236 Walnut Ave. NE

Jülz by Alan Rodriguez 220 Market Ave. N Modern Ritual 326 Cleveland Ave. NW My Style 602 6th St. NW The Next Chapter Bookstore 310 4th St. NW

C&J Enterprise 132 5th St. NW

Only the Essentials Apothecary 340 4th St.

Colette’s Vintage 207 6th St. NW

Print & Press Shop & Studios 429 4th St. NW



YSTARK! NEW DATE for PerplexCity: October 15 | Ready to Ready, Set, Riddle! ystark!, a department of Canton Regional Chamber, is back again and partnering with United Way of Greater Stark County Young Leaders Society to present the perplexing puzzle game that has taken Downtown Canton by storm. PerplexCity will be held on October 15 from 11 am to 2 pm. Gather a team of four and make sure that the whole gang is ready for a challenge that will take you all over downtown in pursuit of confounding clues. You’ll discover new and exciting locations throughout the city as you make your way to different businesses on foot. Each team will receive a clue to kick things off and then hurry from clue to clue, revealing locations in downtown Canton and beyond to explore. Sound confusing?

Don’t worry, we’ll provide instructions for everyone before the game starts. Remember: your team must hurry to each clue! You’ll be competing against 20 or so other teams, all racing you to the finish. The winning team will be the first one to solve ALL of the clues and make it to the end of the game, where they will be lavishly celebrated! Don’t have a team but still want to play? Sign up as a single and we’ll find the perfect team for you to join. PerplexCity - NEW DATE! (We’ll meet in Downtown Canton) Saturday, Oct. 15 11 am – 2 pm Cost: $50 per team (4 players) Register at

It’s’s’s a fashion show and then some! On Tuesday, Oct. 25, we recycle Wear & Share for an amazing fourth year. The evening includes shopping, a fashion show, competition, silent auction items, desserts, refreshments and charitable fun….all at the gorgeous Joseph Saxton Gallery in downtown Canton! Wear & Share is an original ystark! event that focuses on reusability. The idea was born out of the ystark! Reads Book Club. A few ystark! members read and discussed Annie Leonard’s The Story of Stuff which talks about the movement of reusing instead of buying new stuff. We loved this idea and decided to start it here in Stark County. And with that, Wear & Share was born. The Wear: It’s a fashion show of repurposed materials and clothing by local designers. There will also be hand-picked clothing, accessory and jewelry vendors for your own shopping pleasure! The Share: It’s a clothing drive to repurpose your gently used fashions. Who knows, it may even end up on the runway! The Goodwill Boutique will be open on-site for you to create and share your own high fashion ensemble. 6:30 pm – Doors open 7:30 pm – Fashion Show & Goodwill Challenge Register online at Tickets are $15. Designers and Vendors can also apply online at



LEADERSHIP STARK COUNT Y Leadership Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members, Thanks Outgoing Members As Leadership Stark County begins its 30th year of operations, our Board of Trustees continues the work that has guided us this far by thanking outgoing board members for their insight and support in their roles on the Board. In appreciation for their service, each was given a Friends of Stark Parks membership and walking stick for restful nature walks in their new-found free time! Ronald Balyint, VP Bar Manufacturing, TimkenSteel Corporation, 21st Class Signature Program

Pete Fierle, VP Communications & Special Assistant to the President, Pro Football Hall of Fame

Brent Fatzinger, Chief Financial Officer, Abbott Electric, Inc., 18th Class Signature Program

Joseph R French, CEO, Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, 14th Class Signature Program

Joshua Harris, Director of Communications, Stark County District Library, 22nd Class Signature Program

Julie Jakmides, Alliance City Council, At-Large, City of Alliance, 2012 Government Leadership Academy

Aaron Hill Sr., Family Court Liaison/Sr. Pastor, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Alliance City School District, 23rd Class Signature Program

Stephanie Maier, Manager-Total Rewards, TimkenSteel Corporation, 19th Class Signature Program

Elizabeth Inkinen-Juergensen, Student Support/Judicial Affairs, Stark State College, 22nd Class Signature Program Crystal McCartney, Community Trustee, 2010 Spotlight Stark County

Tonja Marshall, VP of Marketing & Communications, Visit Canton, 27th Class Signature Program and 2013 Government Leadership Academy John Santora, President, C.R. Kurtz, Inc., 29th Class Signature Academy and 2015 Government Leadership Academy Mark Shaffer, Director, Technical Support, Time Warner Cable, 19th Class Signature Program and 2011 Government Leadership Academy

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Shana Rozier, Family & Community Outreach Engagement Coordinator, Canton City School District, 21st Class Signature Program

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Barbara Vaughn, Business Manager, St. Peter School, 24th Class Signature Program

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Barbara Ewing Cockroft, State Support Team Region 9, Ohio Department of Education, 6th class Signature Program

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LEADERSHIP STARK COUNT Y Leadership Class Retreat Builds the Foundation for Competency The 30th year Signature Class began their year of learning with a 2-1/2 day retreat at Salt Fork Lodge. Throughout the year-long program, the class will build competency in key leadership areas. •

Innovation & Technology- the 30th Signature class readily embraced the NEW Squawqr Mobile Channel on their smart phones that will be used for all of their program announcements, daily agendas, program news & calendar information.

Relationship Building -Facilitator Diana Smith, of ComDoc, led the class in understanding how to use the results of their DISC personality profiles to better work with others.

Julie Steiber, of Canton Montessori School introduced the Giving Voice to Values concept with help of Mount Union University’s Rich Jackson.

Domenic Ferrante, of Sol Harris/Day Architecture led segments on Stark County assets and challenges, and generational norms.

Collaboration & Strategic Agility-Developed through team building projects and group discussions with committee member Barb Kennedy of Huntington.

Effective Communication & Service to Others-Nick Kennedy of the Ohio Farm Bureau presented a segment on serving effectively on a non-profit board.

Leadership director Stephanie Werren led the group seamlessly throughout the entire retreat, providing an amazing foundation for a year of learning to serve the community in the best way possible.

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STARK COUNT Y SAFET Y COUNCIL Stark County Safety Council October Luncheon - Are you prepared? With Edward J. Roth III, President & CEO, Aultman Health Foundation “Safety in the Workplace” At Aultman, it is important to think bigger when it comes to safety in the workplace since the system consists of health care delivery, managed care, and education. Join Aultman Health Foundation’s President and CEO, Edward J. Roth, III, on October 13 as he will talk about how Health Care Systems nationally, regionally, and locally address safety issues in the workplace as it relates

to not only patients but also employees, students, and visitors. About Edward J. Roth III: For more than 30 years, Edward J. Roth III has been part of a team dedicated to providing the Stark County area with excellence and affordability in health care. Roth began his career with Aultman in 1981 and held a variety of management and leadership positions before being named president and chief executive officer in 2001. Since that time, he has led Aultman with a spirit of compassion and a true belief in the power of each individual to make a difference. Mr. Roth is responsible for more than 5,000 employees and all corporate entities within Aultman Health Foundation.

Thursday, Oct. 13 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Meyer’s Lake Ballroom 3218 Parkway St. NW $17 per person RSVP by Monday, Oct. 10 Spotlight Company:

Honor local heroes at the 51st Annual Fire Prevention Week Kickoff Breakfast The Stark County Safety Council, Canton Fire Prevention Bureau and Exchange Club of Canton will host Canton’s 51st Annual Fire Prevention Breakfast, a key event observing National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 9-15. The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 8:00-9:30 am at Skyland Pines Golf Club and Banquet Facility in Canton. Registration begins at 7:15 am. The breakfast will feature the city and county Firefighter of the Year awards as well as brief remarks from Thomas Bernabei, Mayor, City of Canton, and Captain Derek Paige of the Canton Fire Prevention Bureau. Also being recognized is the City 4th Grade Essay Contest Winner. The Keynote Speaker will be Jeff Hussey, Chief Fire Marshal, Ohio Department


of Commerce. Chief Hussey will give a brief overview of the Marshal’s office, followed by a discussion of contemporary firefighter health and safety issues. Registration for the Fire Prevention Breakfast must be received by Oct. 7. Register online at Want to donate the cost of seats or a table to those being recognized? Contact Connie Cerny at conniec@cantonchamber. org or 330.458.2061. Tuesday, Oct. 11 7:15 am registration 8:00-9:30 am Skyland Pines Golf Club and Banquet Facility 3550 Columbus Rd NE in Canton $15 per person RSVP by Friday, Oct. 7



The Stark County Safety Council Presents: Electrical Safety & Arc Flash Training On Tuesday, October 18, the Stark County Safety Council is offering a four-hour training session for electrical safety in the workplace and Arc Flash training presented by Jerry Bennett, journeyman electrician with Hilscher-Clarke Electric. Jerry is a certified OSHA 502 Outreach Trainer and for the past eight years, his focus has been on Preventative Maintenance and Testing as well as Arc Flash Analysis for NFPA 70E compliance.

Register by Oct. 14 at Tickets to this training session are just $20 each. Tuesday, Oct. 18 7:30 am-Noon Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce 222 Market Ave. N $20 per person Register at

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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



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. Absolute Skilled Home Health & Hospice (HEALTH & HOSPICE) Whitney Prather 339 East Maple St. North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 498-8200

Dry Patrol (CLEANING & RESTORATION COMMERCIAL & RETAIL) Tammy Enos 1276 Hilibish Ave. Akron, OH 44312 (330) 733-2010

Anthony Milano Concrete Anthony Milano 6070 Eastlong St. Louisville, OH 44641 (234) 252-9218

DUST (FURNITURE DEALERS - RETAIL) Mike Oryszak & Ianthe Craigg 604 - 6th St. NW Canton, OH 44703 (330) 904-6749

Arrow Passage Recovery (ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHABILITATION) Brett Green 721 Lincoln Way E Massillon, OH 44646-6829 (888) 802-7769 Bethel Miller Memorials The Conti Memorial Group Zach Rohr 1829 Cleveland Ave. NW Canton, OH 44709 (330) 452-0697 Calvary Chapel of Canton (CHURCHES) Pastor Theodore J. Shuler 1603 Market Ave. N Canton, OH 44714 (330) 565-9602 Coldwell Banker Commercial Emmco - Kantounatakis (REAL ESTATE) Kristen Kantounatakis 1031 W. Market St. Akron, OH 44313 (330) 921-1234 Cutler Real Estate - Wagner (REAL ESTATE) Bill Wagner, Jr. 5033 Harmont Ave. NE Canton, OH 44705 (330) 418-2117

EGW Associates Inc. (EMPLOYMENT SERVICES) Jamie Moore 1700 Clinton St. Buffalo, NY 14206 (330) 915-4443 Girl Scouts of North East Ohio South Region (SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES) Pam Valentine 1010 Applegrove St. NW North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 526-7931 Homeless Outreach Team (SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES) Steve Robinson 510 Ohio Blvd. Louisville, OH 44641 (330) 806-6879 Jab Advertising (ADVERTISING AGENCIES) Doug Bennett 203 Market Ave. S - Ste. 212 Canton, OH 44702 (330) 936-4083 JR & Assoc. Legal Nurse Consultants (MEDICAL - LEGAL CONSULTING) Rand Roxby 16912 Falconridge Rd. - Ste. B Lithia FL 33547 (813) 712-0516

K & K Plumbing, LLC (PLUMBING CONTRACTORS) Eric Kashdan P.O. Box 412 Louisville, OH 44641 (330) 875-8003 Kat’s Bake Shoppe (BAKERIES) Kat Linhart Canton, OH 44721 (419) 786-0035 Joe Lorenz - DeHoff Realtors (REAL ESTATE - COMMERCIAL SERVICES) Joe Lorenz 821 S. Main St. North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 268-9040 Minerva Enterprises, LLC (LANDFILLS) Cynthia Campitelli 8955 Minerva Road Waynesburg, OH 44688 (330) 866-3435 Sport Clips Haircuts (BARBER SHOPS) Lori Yeager 5242 Dressler Rd. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 546-0033 St. Moritz Security Services Inc. (SECURITY SERVICES) Edna Myers 32 North Four Mile Run Road Youngstown, OH 44515 (330) 270-5922 Waite Communication & Professional Development (BUSINESS CONSULTING) Lisa Waite 6218 Beachland Cir. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 280-2888



BIZ BITZ 415 Group is pleased to announce two new hires. Eric Schreiber, CPA, joined 415 Group as a principal in July 2016. Eric has more than 30 years of experience in taxation and auditing. Prior to 415 Group, Eric was an assurance partner and executive director at EY, specializing in U.S. GAAP, financial reporting, internal controls and M&A due diligence. Eric has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Miami University. Matt Campanale, CPA, joined as an audit manager in August 2016. Prior to joining 415 Group, Matt was a senior associate at Apple Growth Partners. Matt has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Akron. 415 Group offers tax and audit services, business valuations and litigation services, IT consulting and security services, and QuickBooks consulting. The firm has more than 45 associates in its offices in Canton and Dover. Laura Martinez Massie recently joined Kent State University at Stark as public relations and media communications coordinator. In her role, Laura is responsible for working within Kent State Stark’s creative team to support the campus through both promotional writing and media relations. She serves as the editor of the campus’ award-winning Encompass magazine. Additionally, she is responsible for identifying and pitching media stories and responding to media inquiries. Kent State University at Stark is also proud to announce three new members to its Advisory Board: Emil Alecusan, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Brewster Cheese; Brent May, Superintendent of Plain Local Schools; and Tena Wilson, executive director at Stark County District Library. They will join current Kent State Stark Advisory Board members: Hortense Bobbitt, Jacqueline DeGarmo, Rick L. Haines (chair), Robert Hankins (vice chair), John Humphrey, Jr., Bob Leibensperger, Scott Pollock, Richard S. Regula and State Representative Kirk Schuring. Nelda DiRocco, a licensed real estate sales professional, has joined KIKO Auctioneers and Realtors. As an agent with KIKO, Nelda will focus on residential, land/development and commercial properties in Medina and Summit counties. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Rahab Ministry and volunteers for the Cleveland Food Bank. She also is a member of the Akron and Ohio Board of Realtors, and attends Grace Church in Bath, Ohio.


In additional KIKO news, the KIKO Company was awarded the 2016 Business Longevity Award on August 4, 2016 at the Power Players Luncheon Series in Cleveland. The Business Longevity Awards recognize organizations based in Northeast Ohio with at least 50 years in business that demonstrate the ability to adapt and evolve with changing times. The awards were presented by Smart Business News in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society. Putman Properties is pleased to announce two agents, Joey Shirkey and Spencer Hartung. Joey, a Canton native, has been in the real estate industry since he joined Cutler in 2004. Most recently he worked with DeHoff Agency where he migrated toward commercial-industrial work. Joey is a multiple year recipient of the Ohio Association of Realtors Award of Achievement and specializes in listing, leasing and selling commercial and industrial properties. Spencer, also a Canton native, worked in sales in the logistics industry and more recently, hospitality management in Columbus. He is the son of Putman Properties, Inc.’s coowner and broker Wick Hartung. He will be listing, leasing and selling commercial and industrial properties. Ahmed Sabe, MD, executive director of Mercy Heart Center, recently performed the Akron-Canton area’s first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) on a patient under conscious sedation. Lake Township resident Carolyn Thomas, age 78, was considered too high risk for open heart surgery and TAVR under general anesthesia. She remained awake throughout the entire minimally invasive procedure to replace her aortic valve and returned home less than 48 hours following the non-surgical valve replacement. It all starts with a great idea and that’s what ArtsinStark is looking for as they open their annual granting cycle. The Special Project Grants process is open to Stark County nonprofit organizations and individual artists (performance and visual). Awards will range from $750 to $3,500 for projects that will be completed by December 31, 2017 and affecting those living, working or being educated in Stark County, Ohio. The first step in ArtsinStark’s grant process is the completion of the Concept Form, available online at www. or at ArtsinStark (900 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton)

through November 7, 2016. Over the last ten years, ArtsinStark has funded over $1.5 million in 600 Special Project Grants to Stark County non-profits and artists never before funded. Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning agency, today announced Jamie Smart has joined as project director. In this newly created role, she will strengthen and enhance the agency’s workflow process. Smart most recently served as director of communications and special projects at North Canton City Schools where she developed and implemented a strategic communications plan for the district. Part of the grantwriting team for the district’s 2014 $4.6 million Straight A Fund grant award, she also provided large-scale project management and communication support for the project. Previously, she was interactive project manager at ad agency Hitchcock Fleming & Associates, Inc., Akron, and worked in Cleveland, Northampton, Mass., and Jersey City, N.J., as account/ project manager at digital firms. Earlier this year, Smart was honored with the 2016 National Sales and Marketing Executives of Akron/Canton Accent on Excellence award. Thursdays were just freed up at the Canton Museum of Art (CMA). Thanks to a new sponsorship from Gasser Fine Jewelers, admission to the CMA galleries will be free every Thursday for the 201617 exhibition season. Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays, with the longer evening hours allowing greater access to exhibits for families and those stopping in from the workday. In addition to CMA Free Thursdays, the Canton Museum of Art’s free First Friday admission, events, and education station will be presented by Gasser Fine Jewelers. CMA will continue to be the “First Stop” to kickoff the First Friday Canton Arts District celebration with creative and unique events such as the Canton Arts District AllStars, Crafty Mart, and more.

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Stir After Hours & Tabletop Expo at Factory of Terror Don’t get spooked! It’s business networking, diabolical door prizes, frightfully delicious food, tasty brews, and tabletop exhibits! Progress 4 the Cure The Canton Regional Chamber is proud to sponsor this event which directly benefits Breast Cancer Awareness at Aultman Hospital and Mercy Medical Center. First Friday: Glow Night 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. Utica Summit IV A one-day regional conference that will give you insights into the 21st Century energy revolution. Stark County Safety Council Fire Prevention Breakfast The Stark County Safety Council, Canton Fire Prevention Bureau and Exchange Club of Canton will host Canton’s 51st Annual Fire Prevention Breakfast, a key event observing National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 9-15. October Luncheon: Stark County Safety Council Aultman Health Foundation’s President and CEO, Edward J. Roth, III, will talk about how Health Care Systems nationally, regionally, and locally address safety issues in the workplace. October AultCare Fast Break Breakfast Join us as Dick Kiko, CEO of KIKO Auctioneers & Asset Professionals, helps to demystify the auction process.

Wednesday, October 5 5:30 – 7:30 pm Factory of Terror FREE! (Age 21 and over only)

Wednesday, October 5 4:00 – 8:00 pm Progressive Auto Group FREE First Friday, October 7 6:00 - 10:00 pm Downtown Canton Arts District FREE!

Tuesday, October 11 8:00 am - 2:30 pm Embassy Suites Akron/Canton Airport $275 per person Tuesday, October 11 8:00 – 9:00 am Skyland Pines Golf Club and Banquet Facility $15 per person Thursday, October 13 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Meyer’s Lake Ballroom $17 per person Friday, October 14 7:00 am registration 7:30 am program Courtyard by Marriott in North Canton $18/members, $25/non-members

ystark! PerplexCity – NEW DATE! ystark! is partnering with United Way of Greater Stark County Young Leaders Society to present the perplexing puzzle game that has taken Downtown Canton by storm.

Saturday, October 15 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Downtown Canton $50 per team of four

Stark County Safety Council Electric Safety & Arc Training This four-hour training session on electrical safety in the workplace and Arc Flash training is presented by Jerry Bennett, journeyman electrician with Hilscher-Clarke Electric.

Tuesday, October 18 7:30 am-Noon Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce $20 per person

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!

Wednesday, October 19 7:30 am – 4:00 pm Begins and ends at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum $89 per person, includes buffet lunch

October AultCare QuickConnect Networking Luncheon Craig Freeman of Legal Shield will speak on “The Keys to Unlocking Your Potential” by not letting distractions stand in your way!

Wednesday, October 19 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Shady Hollow Country Club $18/members, $23/non-members

ystark! Wear & Share Enjoy a fashion show along with an evening of shopping, competition, silent auction items, desserts, refreshments and charitable fun.

Tuesday, October 25 6:30 doors open Joseph Saxton Gallery $15 per person



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Mercy Medical Center - Work Health & Safety Services


Work-related accidents happen 24-hours a day. Injured employees need specialized, experienced attention to minimize injuries, speed recovery and return to work. Work Health & Safety Services (WHSS) is open 24/7 through its affiliation with Mercy Medical Center.

• Mercy Health Center of Carroll County 125 Canton Road, Carrollton, OH | 330-627-7641 • Mercy Health Center of Jackson/Massillon 7337 Caritas Circle NW, Massillon, OH | 330-966-8689 • Mercy Health Center of North Canton 6200 Whipple Avenue NW, North Canton, OH | 330-966-8689 • Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County 1031 West High Avenue, New Philadelphia, OH | 330-365-5100 If care is necessary after 9 p.m. - Mercy Medical Center Emergency Department 1320 Mercy Drive N.W., Canton, OH | 330-489-1055 | Daily 24-hour service