ACTION Newsletter December 2023

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Chamber Chats

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 @ THE CHAMBER DIGITAL ADVERTISING: UNLOCKING OPPORTUNITIES AND NAVIGATING CHALLENGES The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Internet for Growth to host a Chamber Chat roundtable discussion on the necessity of digital advertising for small businesses. Learn how you can leverage digital ads to take your product global from Oma Christina, Founder and CEO of The Hair Chest, a hair restoration clinic. At this final Chamber Chat of 2023, we will explore how digital ads can fuel growth for your business and learn how proposals under discussion in Washington could threaten the digital economy. Oma Christina

The event is a unique opportunity co-hosted by Internet for Growth, an initiative based in Washington D.C. working to protect the ad-supported internet. Attendees will gain first-hand knowledge from I4G members on why digital advertising has been pivotal for their success and learn about concerning regulatory action out of Washington that could jeopardize small businesses’ abilities to reach customers effectively.


Attendance is limited to the first 30 businesses to register. So, don’t miss this chance to learn from the experts, enhance your digital advertising strategies, and add your voice to the crucial discussion on the future of internet economics.

Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce


Friday, December 8, 2023 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Cost: $35, includes continental breakfast

Holiday Spirits Express | Denny’s Letter | Business After Hours | QuickConnect Season Passes | Tip Clubs QuickConnect Breakfast | Membership Update | Marketing Matters | MAGNET | SCORE | Leadership Stark County Photo Contest Winners | Safety Council Luncheon | New Members | Advertise in the Directory | Sedgwick

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Thank You to the Canton Community! As I pen this letter with a mix of gratitude and nostalgia, it is both an honor and a bittersweet moment to be retiring from the Chamber of Commerce after four decades, the last 21 of which I have had the privilege of serving as President and CEO. Reflecting on this journey, I am filled with appreciation for the support and collaboration we have cultivated together. Our Chamber is more than an organization; it thrives through the combined efforts of visionary business leaders, a dynamic community, generous sponsors, and an exceptional staff. To our business members, thank you for entrusting the Chamber with your aspirations, challenges, and triumphs. Your commitment to excellence and innovation has not only driven economic growth but has also shaped a resilient and interconnected business community that I am proud to have been a part of. To our community, your enthusiasm and engagement have been the beating heart of our efforts. From thousands of events to impactful initiatives, your participation has been the catalyst for positive change and has strengthened the bonds that make our community unique. A special thank you goes to our sponsors, whose generosity has fueled our endeavors and allowed us to amplify our impact. Your investment in the Chamber has been an investment in the growth of our community, leaving a lasting mark that will resonate for years to come. Thank you, to the numerous business and community leaders, and elected officials who I have had the pleasure to work with over many years. Although we may have had varying thoughts and opinions, I do believe that we always strived to represent the community’s best interest. Lastly, to the dedicated Chamber staff, past and present, who have worked behind the scenes to bring our vision to life, your passion, commitment, and dedication have been the driving force of our success. The accomplishments we have achieved together are a testament to your hard work and collaborative spirit.


Thank you to each and every one of you for making these four decades a remarkable chapter in my life. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your President and CEO. I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for the Chamber, and I look forward to witnessing the continued growth and success of our community.


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Your Business Leads in the New Year! Attend a “tip club” for weekly networking meetings, and exchange sales leads with over a dozen fellow chamber members in a wide variety of industries! Participating in a tip club is free for members - and is open to all Canton Regional Chamber members. Choose a time below that works with your schedule for a casual breakfast or lunch. Just show up and pay for your meal! TUESDAY: 12 noon at Buffalo Wild Wings // Belden Village, 5062 Dressler Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44718 // Lead by Molly Romig WEDNESDAY: 8 am at Samantha’s North Market // 6326 Market Ave., N., North Canton, OH 44720 // Lead by Stacy Hoffman 12 noon Winking Lizard Tavern // 5710 Fulton Dr., NW Lead by Molly Romig THURSDAY: 8 am at Buehler’s // 7138 Fulton Dr. NW, Massillon, OH 44646 Lead by David Angione 12 noon at La Pizzaria, 3656 Dressler Road, Canton, OH 44718 Lead by Molly Romig Follow us on social media or visit our website to view all of our upcoming events:



Networking Series AultCare QuickConnect Networking Series Featuring Shawn Crable & Kenny Peterson Join us for an inspirational breakfast keynote with two dynamic, inspirational speakers, Shawn Crable (pictured top right) and Kenny Peterson (pictured bottom right), who will share their stories of grit, perseverance, and compassion. Both former NFL players, they intentionally chose to return to and invest in Canton- the community where they grew up. They will discuss how the lessons learned on the football field can translate into business, leadership, and life. Shawn, a University of Michigan football standout, played for the Patriots and Jets. After earning his Master’s in Organizational Leadership, he took on nonprofit leadership roles focused on strategic development and community impact in his hometown. Kenny, an All-American at Ohio State, played for the Packers and Broncos. As an entrepreneur, he has owned businesses in beauty, a bakery, and medical care. Their key message will focus on determination in the face of adversity, the importance of lifelong learning, giving back to others, and leading with compassion.

Please join us for an uplifting program with these two remarkable leaders. Their journeys demonstrate how football lessons can inspire achievement in business, leadership, and service in the communities they call home. Quick Connect 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 meal. As a member, 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! Please contact Ashley Winter at or (330) 456-7253 if you are interested. Wednesday, December 13 7:30 – 9:00 am (Registration at 7:00 am) Embassy Suites by Hilton Akron-Canton Airport 7883 Freedom Ave NW North Canton, OH 44720 $25/members, $35/non-members Register by December 6 at

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Get Your Member Badge Proudly showcase your Chamber affiliation and maximize the benefits of your membership. The “Proud Chamber Member” digital badge is a powerful symbol of your commitment to excellence and community engagement. By incorporating this badge into your letters, social media, websites, and other digital platforms, you amplify your credibility and stand out as a trusted member of our vibrant business community. Incorporating the digital badge is more than a mere enhancement—it’s a strategic boost to your online presence, boosting a sense of trust among your valued customers and clients. Plus, it’s an instant nod from your fellow Chamber members and the whole community that you’re rocking it in the business world. Requesting your digital badge is easy—simply reach out to, and we’ll provide you with the asset to start showcasing your pride in being part of our dynamic Canton Regional Chamber network.


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GET MORE FROM YOUR CANTON CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP: UNCOVERING THE VALUE 2023 RECAP By: Lauren Bolton and Rachel Underwood The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 109th year supporting local businesses and the community. As 2023 comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to recap this year’s Marketing Matters articles (previously called Marketing Minute), which can be found in the monthly Action Newsletter. These articles highlight the value of being a member of the Canton Chamber. While there is still a wealth of benefits to uncover as a Canton Chamber member, each article provides a detailed exploration of various themes that aim to empower, inspire, and challenge valued members.

MARCH 2023

The new monthly “Marketing Minute” was introduced by the UB Advertising Team and their perspective on the value and benefits they have seen from being a Canton Chamber member. The articles will provide actionable steps for members to maximize their membership.

APRIL 2023

Highlighting the value of “Showing Up,” this article showcases the benefits of active participation in Canton Chamber events to reap the benefits of increased connections, brand awareness, and return on membership investment.


The September article highlights the benefits of hosting and sponsoring Business After Hours events for members and the relaxed networking atmosphere it provides for attendees.


YP Meetups, an exciting networking event geared towards Young Professionals (typically aged 20-40) and hosted in fun or unique venues, is explained in October’s article, highlighting its value.


In preparation for the 2024 Business Expo that will be held on February 29, last month’s article discusses the value to members, including sponsorship and volunteer opportunities - you won’t want to miss it! As you delve into these articles, whether it’s your first time or a revisit, be sure to take note of the various avenues for you, your colleagues, employees, and your company to engage in 2024, leveraging the multitude of opportunities and benefits offered by your Canton Chamber membership. If you have any questions about membership, events or your involvement, please don’t hesitate to contact Molly Romig at

MAY 2023

Exploring the strategy behind “Showing Up,” May’s article emphasizes going beyond mere attendance at chamber events by offering a more strategic approach to networking, including implementing a well-defined follow-up plan.

JUNE 2023

In the “Touchpoints to Touchdown!” article, the analogy of a sales “touchdown” illustrates that the yardage gained with each touchpoint, whether directly or indirectly, contributes to building brand awareness, connections, and growth opportunities.

JULY 2023

July’s article explains the Value in Volunteering at a Canton Chamber event, such as community involvement, leadership experience, networking, and the hidden opportunities that arise in volunteering.


The value of the AultCare QuickConnect Series, a monthly breakfast or lunch networking event where attendees enjoy a delicious meal while listening to an inspiring, community-minded presentation by reputable speakers, was spotlighted in the August issue.


PUBLIC SPEAKING: TIPS FOR THE TIMID! You own a business or lead a non-profit. You are thinking that if you took opportunities to speak publicly, you could create greater awareness and understanding of your operation. But as with many people, you find the prospect of public speaking somewhere between unsettling and terrifying. The following tips might help you get past unease and effectively tell your story to audiences. • Length of speech: 2 minutes? 10? More? Length will influence your speech content, especially the number of messages. o Stay within your allotted time and you will be showing respect to your audience – and simultaneously earn respect. •

Topic. This along with length will influence content.

Your chosen messages. Write them. Doing so will help you focus.

Key thought: Your audience will be on your side. They will want you to succeed. See them as friends.

Key thought: While speaking, focus on a single person, NOT the entire audience. After a few moments, focus on another person. Then a third and so on, depending on the length of your speech. The concept is having you think you are speaking to just one friend.

When finished, smile and say “Thank You”.

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When speaking, you are the expert. Keep that in mind because that’s how the audience will see you. •

Key thought: Time spent rehearsing is never wasted. Rehearse at home. With and without a “podium” (in your home, standing behind a highbacked upholstered chair can serve as your rehearsal podium).

If you feel a need to use notes or an outline, that’s okay.

Props. Such as photos are okay. When speaking keep them within arm’s reach.

Ready to start your speech. Take a deep breath as you walk to the front or while you are being introduced.

Again, keep in mind that the audience is on your side.

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Do not apologize for being new at speaking. Apologizing will have an audience watching or listening for glitches instead of your messages.

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Leadership Stark County HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM LEADERSHIP STARK COUNTY! From all of us at Leadership Stark County ... we’d like to wish you a happy and safe holiday season and a wonderful New Year!

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR OUR SPRING 2024 SPOTLIGHT PROGRAM! The Spotlight Program is a great option for employers to enhance leadership potential and build competencies of young professionals. The class will meet in-person from 4-6pm on six program days, over a 12 week period, from September to November. Tuition for the six sessions is $625 per person. Scholarships may be available to non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs, and/or minority candidates. Company group applications are welcome. Applications for the Spring session are due by February 27, 2024.

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At your location or ours, we’ve got you covered. Join us for the last Safety Council luncheon of the year with Dr. Steven Ash, University of Akron. Dr. Ash will focus on the significance of changing our perspectives to lead and support safety-related changes in the workplace. Learn how our minds can trick us when it comes to safety and the biases that prevent smart safety decisions. We also have special guest, Kenny Peterson. Kenny is a former NFL and McKinley football player representing Spotlight Company, Any Lab Test Now. Kenny is bringing a delightful, sweet treat from Nothing Bundt Cakes! Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and indulge your sweet tooth while soaking in some safety insights from our fantastic speakers! The SCSC will once again host a Toys For Tots Holiday Toy Drive. Many, less fortunate

children in our community will not get the items on their wish lists this holiday season. Spread some holiday happiness to these children by donating NEW, UNWRAPPED toys. You’ll help make a difference for these needy children and their families. No time to shop? Give a donation check made payable to “Toys for Tots”. Enjoy delicious food, networking opportunities, and leave with new insights on creating a safer environment.

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You do not need to be a SCSC member to attend - all are welcome! Season passholders do NOT need to register. Thursday, December 14 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Alex D. Krassas Event Center 251 25th St NW, Canton Cost: $23

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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 Molly Romig, Vice President, Membership Development and Services at (330) 833-4400.

Another Act of Kindness (HEALTH & WELLNESS) Michele Maas, President 2132 Beechtree Drive Uniontown, OH 44685 (330) 224-0916 Our mission is to be a light in this sometimes dark world by participating in organized acts of kindness to bring love and compassion to the forefront so there will be another act of kindness, and another and another. ANOTHER ACT OF KINDNESS offers compassion, promotes healing and provides support to those heroes in the community giving to others. One simple act of kindness is the spark that can ignite the flames of compassion and love to encourage ANOTHER ACT OF KINDNESS and move our world toward a more peaceful place.

We believe in serving delicious, freshly prepared, Clean food made with carefully selected ingredients that we are proud to serve our own families. Our menu, crafted by chefs and bakers, features classic, comforting dishes, each with an intriguing twist. Canton South Eyecare (OPHTHALMOLOGY & OPTOMETRISTS) Dr. Nathanial Leggett, Optometrist 330-484-2569 4822 Cleveland Ave. S. Canton, OH 44707-1034 (330) 484-2569 Canton South Eyecare offers comprehensive eye care services and in-demand lenses and frames to Canton and the surrounding communities. As a patient, you can expect friendly and attentive care from our experienced team of eye care professionals. We leverage advanced diagnostic technology to provide modern eye care services, including comprehensive eye exams, vision correction, and more.

We respect our planet and take measures to lessen our impacts. We believe in treating people with warmth, kindness, and respect, whether it’s a guest in our cafe or one of our associates. And we believe in helping our local communities, especially in times of need. We’re also focused on improving quality and convenience. With investments in technology and operations, we offer omni-channel access to your Panera favorites – like mobile ordering, catering, and Rapid Pick-Up® for togo orders, Curbside pick-up and delivery – all designed to make things easier for our guests.

In addition to our eye care services, our optical department features a varied selection of designer frames and precision lenses from top brands. With guidance from our knowledgeable staff, you’ll find the look you want and the features you need. Camp Luz (NON-PROFIT; CAMPS & RETREATS) Andrew Michaels 152 Kidron Road Orrville, OH 44667 (330) 683-1246 Fun Events and Specially tailored Retreats for both youth and adults! Group and personal retreats available. Who ever said camp is only for kids? For over 65 years Camp Luz has been providing high quality summer camps full of great activities and focused around growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ. For groups interested in renting a comfortable, clean and affordable facility, Camp Luz has much to offer.

Covelli Enterprises dba Panera Bread (RESTAURANTS – CATERING) Michelle Lee Alder 3900 East Market Street Warren, OH 44484 (216) 971-1022 And we believe that good food, food you can feel good about, can bring out the best in all of us. Food served in a warm, welcoming environment, by people who care. To us, that’s good eating and that’s why we’re here.

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. (MORTGAGE SERVICES) Jason Austin NMLS#639480 Reverse Mortgage Planner and Loan Officer 1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite D Uniontown, OH 44685 (330) 587-9161 jason-austin/ Our goal is to act as a trusted mortgage advisor, providing highly personalized service and helping you through every step of the loan process - from application to closing and beyond. It’s all designed to exceed expectations, provide satisfaction and earn trust.


NEW MEMBERS offers the highest levels of insight and professionalism in all he does.

Heath Business Solutions (ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT) Laurel Heath, Owner 2469 Bowers St. NW Uniontown, OH 44685 (330) 687-8169 Administrative support and bookkeeping services, with services tailored to your needs and work done remotely. Her attention to detail, efficient time management and professionalism makes Laurel stand out among her peers. The Small Business Administration has reported that the average business owner spends 40-60% of their time just on administrative tasks. It can be frustrating and time-consuming and keeps you from the work you’d rather be doing. That is where I come in! I handle the details and minutiae - the things you hate doing - so you can get back to work. Set up a time to talk with me about your business. It’s free. It’s 30 minutes. It’s all about you! Email me to set up a call!!

Higgins Excavating LTD (EXCAVATION CONTRACTOR) Derik Higgins, Owner 9834 Blough Ave. SW Navarre, OH 44662 (330) 936-9020 One Stop Excavation Contractor! That’s right. Higgins Excavation can clear your lot, dig your basement, get your utility trenching done, install your septic and install your new construction driveway. We make new home construction that much easier by offering multiple services carried out by experienced professionals. We also offer Trucking; Mobile Fleet Services and Commercial Truck and Diesel Repair Services.


Human Interest (FINANCIAL SERVICES) Cody Robinson, Partner Account Manager 2041 Carlisle Drive Uniontown, OH 44685 (330) 807-3473

He excels in scanning, measuring, and mapping out existing and new construction sites, architectural construction, factories, crime scenes, and more - providing clients highly accurate, photorealistic 3D models and measurements needed to meet their needs and achieve their goals and objectives.

Human Interest makes it easy and affordable to help your employees save for retirement. The first 401(k) with 3% cash back on contributions. (k)ickstart™ your employees’ retirement with: 3% cash back on employee contributions (min. $100, max. $250), a special perk for those making $60,000 or less per year Financial education via (k)ickstart™ classroom, a free 10-part course featuring bite-sized videos designed for first-time savers Award-winning customer service, enrollment webinars in Spanish & English, and a mobileoptimized experience

IMAGIN3D Engineering Solutions, LLC (CONSTRUCTION – SERVICE PROVIDER) Mike Fisher, Owner 6819 Shiloh St. NW Canton, OH 44708 (330-705-7066 An accomplished Journeyman Machinist, Global Field Service Specialist, Global Account Sales Manager, and 3D Scanning Expert, Mike Fisher brings an unparalleled level of [engineering, marketing, and scanning expertise to IMAGIN3D. Backed by over 23 years of experience in [troubleshooting and diagnosing simpleto-complex mechanical issues, ensuring minimal operational downtimes, and optimizing 3D printer performance, Mike

Invig Cleaning (CLEANING SERVICES – COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL) Preston Elavsky, Owner 5787 Linder Circle Canton, OH 44721 (330) 324-8176 The cleaning industry is cluttered by companies large and small that lack a commitment to high standards and integrity. It didn’t take long for us to find where we could make a difference in this trade. Dirty mop heads, no show cleaning crews, and horror stories of gas leaf blowers being used to dust. This industry was a mess. That’s why Invig Cleaning decided to ground its entire creation in redefining what integrity and professionalism look like in property maintenance. Crafting solutions to some of the biggest concerns of customers, safety, security, consistency, and standards. Along the way, we have been able to provide peace of mind across industries and homes. We ensure the security of your building and personal information. Insurance and Bonded. Uniformed Staff, Background Checks/Drug Screening. At Invig Cleaning, we guarantee one less worry by providing a reliable and dedicated team for your specific cleaning needs. Try us for 30 DAYS with NO CONTRACT. We guarantee you’ll be invigorated by our results. If not, let us know and we’ll help you find another service provider. (continued on next page)


King Dumpsters Canton (DUMPSTER SERVICE) Ryan Montgomery 1428 Market Ave. N. Canton, OH 44714 (330) 597-9358 King Dumpsters is a family-owned dumpster rental company. Our online booking feature makes renting a dumpster quick and easy. Our dumpster rental rates for Akron Ohio and surrounding areas are very affordable and we offer quick service. Call us today to order your dumpster! Whether your project is for residential or commercial junk removal, King Dumpsters can provide you will all your roll off dumpster services. We offer dumpsters for many projects including, estate cleanouts, moving out of town, spring cleaning and more!

Paychex (PAYROLL & HR SOLUTIONS) Kole Faychak, Human Capital Management Consultant (412) 953-3463 From paying employees to managing human resources and benefits, we can help meet your needs as your business changes and grows. Payroll - Run payroll quickly and easily, on desktop or mobile. Tax Services - We do the legwork to help you identify and claim credits. Human Resources - Manage employees and get help staying compliant. Benefits - Attract and retain talent by offering retirement and group health plans. Time & Attendance - Boost productivity with the latest timekeeping technology. Hiring & Onboarding - Streamline your recruiting, applicant-tracking, and onboarding.

Pfund Superior Sales Inc. (AMBULANCE SALES & GRAPHICS) Derek Shaffer, Ohio Ambulance Sales 6535 Promler St. NW North Canton, OH 44685 (330) 325-1505 With over 58 years of experience selling and servicing emergency vehicles, at Pfund Superior Sales we believe in honesty, integrity and giving our customers the best value for their dollar. We offer both new and used made-in-America Life Line emergency vehicles and a wide selection of new and used wheelchair vans. Our knowledgeable and professional sales staff can help you design and acquire highquality emergency vehicles that fit your organization’s needs and budget without a high-pressure sales pitch. Our dedicated team is committed to providing first-rate customer service from start to finish, and strives to make the process of purchasing a new or pre-owned ambulance stress-free. We understand that every organization has unique needs and requirements, and have extensive experience working with Municipal Authorities, EMS, Hospitals, Fire Departments /Rescue Teams. Pfund Superior Sales Co., Inc. proudly participates in the PA COSTARS and State of Ohio Procurement purchasing programs. In the emergency response business, time is of the essence. Taking the time to listen to our customers is a top priority, and we work tirelessly to find solutions that meet your specifications, timeline, and budget.

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White Dumpster (DUMPSTER SERVICES) Troy A. Mellott, Owner 1305 Freshley Ave. NE Alliance, OH 44601 (330) 238-8519 office (330) 353-2774 cell When residents and business owners are in need of the best dumpster rental Canton, OH has to offer, they trust White Dumpster



MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are conditions that affect the muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments and other supporting structures of the body. Work-related MSDs are common and can significantly impact a person’s well-being and work productivity. If these are not taken care of, they can get worse. Common types of MSDs include: 1) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 2) Tendonitis 3) Back Pain 4) Neck and Shoulder Pain 5) Herniated Discs 6) Strains or Sprains There are different types of activities that may cause or contribute to MSD’s. These include factors such as repetitive motions or tasks, maintaining awkward postures for extended periods, lifting heavy objects, using excessive force, working in environments with vibrations, and inadequate rest or recovery periods. The good news is, there are steps employers can take to minimize these activities. Training and education, workstation ergonomics, job rotation, breaks and workplace modification. Activities such as these can be incorporated into the company’s safety program for each employee during their employment.


Employee training on MSD’s should begin at orientation and include periodic refresher training, such as monthly safety meetings or Toolbox Talks. Training should include basic understanding of ergonomics, proper lifting techniques, use of material handling equipment and the importance of taking breaks. Finally, train staff about the early signs and symptoms of MSDs as these can help them seek timely medical attention early and/or prevent the condition from worsening. Repetition of this training is key for identification, reporting and minimizing MSD injuries and demonstrates the organization’s commitment to safety.


Many employees spend a lot of time at their workstation. This may include both the office setting or on the manufacturing floor. When designing a workstation, ensure it is designed to promote neutral body posture, adequate support as well as adjustability and modification. Equipment to consider for proper workstation ergonomics includes chairs with back support, adjustable desks, appropriate keyboard and mouse placement, and proper monitor height. Once the workstation is set up, do an audit to see how the setup is working. If you or the employee identify any additional opportunities for improvement, modify the workstation accordingly.


Job rotation and breaks are a great way to reduce injuries and can help reduce the risk of injuries associated with repetitive tasks. Identify alternate jobs for workers that can give affected muscle groups time to rest and recover. If job rotation is insufficient or not an option, be sure to allow employees ample breaks to prevent fatigue and minimize the potential for MSDs.


Depending on the nature of the work, certain jobs may require the use of personal protective equipment. Employers should provide appropriate PPE, such as anti-vibration gloves and knee pads to reduce the risk of MSDs. If you decide to use these types of PPE, be sure you research them and get the right type and size for the employee. Remember, one size does not fit all.


Establish a system to report MSD’s and encourage employees to report signs or symptoms. Stress the importance of early detection so the issue can be addressed before an injury can occur. Employees should understand that early intervention, such as seeking medical evaluation and treatment, can help prevent further progression of the condition and facilitate a quicker recovery. It is important for both employers and employees to prioritize the prevention and management of musculoskeletal disorders at work. By implementing ergonomic principles, promoting awareness, and fostering a supportive work environment, the risk of work-related MSDs can be significantly reduced. If you have any further questions or comments about ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders, please contact Andy Sawan at 330819-4728 or by email


Client education program for workers’ compensation Sedgwick offers a comprehensive, webinar-based education program to current clients, covering a variety of topics within the workers’ compensation industry. These training webinars are free to member clients of Sedgwick. Sedgwick’s workers’ compensation educational series is designed to familiarize yourself with Ohio’s workers’ compensation system and show you how to maximize your program. Webinar topics include: •

Navigating Ohio workers’ compensation

Overview of the True-Up process

How much is this going to cost me and what can I control?

Best practices for an effective WC program

Coordinating your approach to claims management

Sedgwick offers these educational programs once or twice monthly. The programs are designated for both private and public employers, private employers only or public employers only. Additionally, all sessions qualify for 1-hour of the 2-hour Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation safety training requirement for group and group retrospective-rated employers (unless otherwise noted). Sedgwick will be offering OSHA/PERRP Recordkeeping webinars in December 2023 and January 2024. For questions or to register, please email •

OSHA Recordkeeping (private employers) will be offered: o December 12, 2023 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am o

January 16, 2024 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

PERRP Recordkeeping (public employers) will be offered: o December 12, 2023 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm o

January 16, 2024 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Sedgwick will be releasing their 2024 education program schedule in January. Look for future communications with the dates, times and topics for the 2024 series. If you have any questions, contact our Sedgwick program manager, Dominic Potina at 614-579-4723 or


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The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and AultCare have partnered together to offer a healthcare plan for the small business community through a Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement (MEWA). The MEWA was developed to provide additional options and to help control the costs of healthcare benefits. Medically underwritten MEWA rates may provide a less expensive option than a smaller community rated plan obtained under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This plan is available for small group employers with less than 50 employees.

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