ACTION Newsletter April 2024

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OUR MISSION: To lead the region in business and community development through collaboration and innovation. ONLINE NEWSLETTER AI Tech Innovation Summit | April Business After Hours | QuickConnect Luncheon | May Business After Hours Marketing Matters | MAGNET | SCORE | Leadership Conference | Brené Brown Dare to Lead Training | Introducing ACAA Lunch & Learn | Leadership Signature Apps | YP Meetups | Sedgwick | SCSC Luncheon | Spring NETWORK | BizBitz New Members | Membership Renewals | From the Development Desk IN THIS ISSUE ACTION WWW.CANTONCHAMBER.ORG APRIL 2024

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3 ACTION NEWSLETTER 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. APRIL 2024 Bradley H. Belden Chairman Je Da er President & CEO Melissa Coultas Vice President – Development & Partnership Relations Kelly Piero Vice President – Marketing & Membership Strategy MEMBERSHIP & MARKETING DEPARTMENT: Molly Romig Vice President – Membership Development and Services Ad Sales / Action: 330.833.4400 Ashley Winter Member Experience Coordinator Mattison Davis Marketing Coordinator Sarah Lutz Editor & Creative Director
EnrichingforLives 50 years! for Join us for a Gala Evening in celebration of JRC’s Golden Anniversary June 21, 2024

Networking Series

Join us for the QuickConnect networking lunch featuring John Richard, President of Stark Education Partnership. Hear how Stark Education Partnership is working with educators and businesses to help students fulfill their career potential and to do so locally.

John Richard grew up in Stark County, graduating from Sandy Valley High School a few years ago, then earning his bachelor’s degree at Mount Union College. He has a master’s degree from Cleveland State University and earned his doctorate at the University of Akron with a specialty in organizational leadership.

John served as Superintendent of Perry Local Schools from 2005 until 2013, then went on to become Deputy State Superintendent at the Ohio Department of Education, serving in both the Kasich and DeWine administrations.

QuickConnect Luncheon


John was excited to return to Stark County, becoming president of the Stark Education Partnership in 2021. He led the organization through a strategic planning process, resulting in their focused work in connecting education and businesses here in Stark County.

About the series: AultCare QuickConnect offers great networking opportunities for business leads. Join Stark County’s premier breakfast – enjoy activities, hear speakers, make connections, and savor a delicious meal. Members can promote their business with a 30-second commercial by contributing a $15+ door prize. Contact Ashley to secure your spot.

Featured entree: Small Cheese Pizza and a side salad.

Wednesday, April 17 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

(Registration at 11:00 am)

La Pizzaria Restaurant, Inc.

3656 Dressler Rd, Canton, OH 44718 $25/members, $35/non-members

Register by April 10 at

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As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, the future of marketing is being shaped by AI-powered solutions and automation. In this article, we will explore how businesses can navigate this exciting landscape and leverage AI technologies to stay ahead in the fast-changing marketing world.

Embracing AI-Powered Marketing

Arti cial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the way businesses approach marketing. With AI-powered solutions, businesses can unlock new opportunities and enhance their marketing strategies. As AI evolves, businesses can expect improved data analysis, customer segmentation, and personalized marketing campaigns –ultimately leading to greater customer engagement and business growth.

The Power of Automation

One key aspect of AI in marketing is automation. AI enables businesses to automate routine marketing tasks, such as social media scheduling, email campaigns, and customer service responses, and help sales teams with lead generation. Businesses can free up time and resources by automating these processes, allowing them to focus on higher-level strategies and creative initiatives that drive growth and improve the customer experience.

Enhanced Customer Insight

AI-powered analytics provide businesses with deep insights into customer behaviors, preferences, and purchasing patterns. These valuable insights enable businesses to create more targeted and personalized marketing campaigns. Leveraging AI algorithms, businesses can deliver tailored messaging, recommend products or services, and predict customer needs.

Chatbots: 24/7 Personalized Engagement

Chatbots powered by AI are transforming customer service experiences. Businesses can deploy chatbots to interact with website visitors, answer frequently asked questions, provide recommendations, and o er support – all in real time. This 24/7 personalized engagement strengthens customer relationships and improves overall customer satisfaction.

Adapting and Thriving

Embracing AI-powered marketing is crucial for businesses to stay competitive. To navigate this future successfully, businesses should:

• Stay Informed: Regularly educate themselves on the latest AI tools, technologies, and trends to stay ahead of the curve.

• Strategic Implementation: Identify areas in their marketing strategies where AI can provide the most value and determine the most e ective ways to integrate it into their existing processes.

• Continuous Learning: Encourage employees to upskill and stay updated on AI and related marketing disciplines to maximize the bene ts.

By adapting to AI-powered marketing, businesses can unlock new levels of e ciency, e ectiveness, and personalization in their marketing e orts, ultimately driving business growth in the rapidly changing business landscape.

Join the Canton AI Tech Innovation Summit

The Canton AI Tech Innovation Summit presents an unparalleled opportunity for businesses to explore the transformative potential of AI in their marketing and business strategies. Attendees will gain valuable insights from thought leaders and industry experts, and network with other regional business leaders. Join us at the Canton AI Tech Innovation Summit and take the rst step toward navigating the exciting future of AI-powered marketing!

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Six Mistakes Small Businesses Should Avoid

Starting a small business can be incredibly rewarding, incredibly exhilarating and sometimes incredibly complicated.

With so many details to oversee and so many plates to keep in the air at once, it can be easy to make mistakes, both big and small.

Take a look at six of the most common mistakes that plague many new business owners and consider our advice on how to avoid falling victim to them.


Relying too much on one “big” customer can be a business-ending mistake if that customer ever decides to take their business elsewhere, or if that customer goes out of business. It’s always best to make sure no single customer or client becomes a disproportionate part of your billing. From the beginning, work to expand your customer base.


There’s a lot to be said for remaining agile. Being a small business with an ability to pivot, change gears or capitalize on sudden opportunities quickly — often before your bigger competitors can catch up — is a wonderful asset.

On the other hand, not developing a well-thought-out business plan or continuously changing directions can create headaches by never giving you the opportunity to establish expertise or build a reputation in your eld.

Don’t be so rigid that you can’t adapt as circumstances warrant, but stay true to your business plan and make adaptations within it.

If developing a strong business plan seems too daunting a task, SCORE can help.


Asking for help isn’t a weakness. In fact, being able to draw on the expertise and experience of others — like a seasoned mentor — is what sets many of the most successful entrepreneurs apart from the rest.

You already have plenty of work to do on the high-level aspects of your business. It makes sense to delegate other tasks to people who specialize in them — hiring an accountant to do your taxes, for example, or a retaining a marketing rm to handle website design or advertising.

Similarly, there will be times when you come up against issues or problems that you simply can’t work through on your own. At times like these, a mentor or trusted advisor is worth their weight in gold.


One of the rst goals of many entrepreneurs is to get their business to a point where it can run without them. That means putting tested systems in place that can function without constant oversight and supervision, and that don’t rely on any one person — including you — to operate.

Think about what would happen if you were to get sick or need to step away from your business for any length of time. Would it survive? Or would your absence cause it to crumble? Strive to “work on your business, not in your business,” as the saying goes.

Consider grooming a trusted employee to “pinch hit” for you.


As with customers, it’s never a good idea to rely on a single person or company for every resource your business needs.

On the ip side of losing a single large customer that would put a nancial strain on your business is relying too heavily on a single supplier or distributor to reach a key market or to provide materials necessary for your business to operate. Always ask for customer references and work with multiple suppliers whenever possible.


Most entrepreneurs aren’t fans of overly complicated paperwork or excessive rules. That’s completely understandable.

The fact remains, however, that you could be putting your business at serious risk if you ignore or otherwise fail to adhere to important regulations and laws, especially the ones that govern your industry.

To avoid being blindsided by nancial penalties (or worse) when you least expect it, make an e ort to ensure you’re on the right side of the compliance fence when it comes to local, state and federal regulations and laws.

Have more questions? Reach out to SCORE for free, expert mentoring and resources to guide you through your small business journey. Visit to learn more and check out our workshop and webinar o erings.

SCORE Canton provides free and con dential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and personal objectives. We also o er workshops for both start-up and inbusiness entrepreneurs.


Introducing ...

Following years of close collaboration, the Greater Akron Chamber (GAC) and Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce (CRCC) have o cially formed the Akron-Canton Advocacy Alliance (ACAA) with the mission of providing a regional platform for discussing, researching, and applying shared values and principles to public policy issues in the Akron-Canton region. Engaging the regional business community in the advocacy process will provide greater leverage to collective advocacy e orts, fostering a united approach from the Akron-Canton region on key policy issues in Columbus and Washington, D.C. We look forward to the great work we intend to do in the near future.

Stay up-to-date with the ACAA on our LinkedIn page:

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ACAA held its inaugural meeting at the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK). We were joined by Congresswoman Emilia Sykes to discuss how we can leverage this new partnership to advance federal priorities and economic development opportunities. The ACAA also had initial discussions on what our top 2024 policy priorities will be and how we, as a region, plan to engage key decision makers at all levels of government.

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Members of the ACAA visited Capitol Hill advocating for the Akron-Canton region’s top federal policy and funding priorities. With our region’s pursuit of Phase 2 funding for Akron’s Sustainable Polymers Tech Hub and the “Reconnecting Canton” Recompete Plan Proposal, it is an exciting time to be in the Akron-Canton region!

Lunch and Learn


Join us on April 18th for an enlightening Lunch and Learn session with Attorney Cortney Morgan, where we delve into the crucial realm of con ict resolution and its signi cance in business and work settings. Con ict is an inevitable part of any workplace, but how we manage it can signi cantly impact productivity, morale, and overall success.

Attorney Morgan, with her expertise in the eld, will provide valuable insights, strategies, and practical tips to navigate con icts effectively, fostering a harmonious work environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge that can transform the way you approach and resolve con icts in your professional life.

Mark your calendars and join us for an engaging discussion that promises to empower and equip you with essential skills for success.

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Come join us for Sip and Cycle at CycleBar in Jackson on May 11.

It’s a great opportunity to connect with fellow YPs over a cycling session and drinks.

Whether you’re a pro or just looking for a fun evening out - sign up now!

Young professionals between the ages of 20-40 are invited to join us for a casual networking opportunity at Scratch Steakhouse in Louisville, OH! Owner and president of Scratch (and fellow YP!), Demond, will host us with happy hour pricing and complimentary appetizers. This is a fantastic chance to mingle with peers, expand your professional circle, and enjoy a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Cash bar will be available.

You do not need to be a ystark! member to attend. This event is intended for young professionals age 20-40.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Scratch Steakhouse and Lounge

108 E. Main Street

Louisville, OH 44641

Cost: Free, please register online

Saturday, May 11, 2024

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Cyclebar Jackson Township

7184 Fulton Drive NW

Canton, OH 44718

Tickets: $5 - Includes 45-min. cycle class and two drink tickets.


Employer Handicap Reimbursement Program name change

The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Employer Handicap Reimbursement Program is designed to encourage employers to hire and retain employees with pre-existing medical conditions. In some circumstances the employer may be eligible for reimbursement of a percentage of claim charges if an employee with a preexisting condition suffers a lost time industrial injury or occupational disease and documentation supports that the pre-existing condition delayed the employee’s recovery.

The BWC has recently proposed terminology changes related to this program. Effective April 6, 2023, Ohio Revised Code 4123.343 was revised, and the term “handicapped employee” was replaced with “employee with a disability”. To align with the 2023 change, the BWC is updating references from “handicap reimbursement” to “disability relief”. These updates affect code terminology only and do not change program eligibly criteria.

To prepare for this upcoming terminology change, Sedgwick has begun updating correspondence materials to reflect the change from “handicap reimbursement” to “disability relief” and expect those updates to be completed soon. Although the program name is changing, Sedgwick cost containment services will continue to be best-inclass. Our dedicated team of experienced disability relief colleagues will continue to review eligible claims for relief opportunity, file disability relief applications, and achieve favorable outcomes on behalf of our clients.

If you have any questions, contact our Sedgwick program manager, Dominic Potina at 614-579-4723 or

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Monthly Luncheon

Join us for an informative luncheon on April 11th featuring Sergeant Johnnie Maier from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Sergeant Maier will address critical topics including road rage, tra c safety, and provide essential updates on Ohio’s cell phone law enacted last year. Gain valuable insights to enhance workplace safety and ensure compliance with the latest regulations.

Don’t miss this opportunity to equip your team with vital knowledge for safer roads and workplaces. Reserve your spot today!

You do NOT need to be a Safety Council member to attend - all are welcome. Season passholders do not need to register.

Thursday, April 11

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Alex D. Krassas Event Center

251 25th St., NW

Canton, OH 44709

Cost: $23


For more information, please contact: Spencer Hartung 330.936.0276 Wick Hartung 330.495.0601 SALE/LEASE

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415 Group has been named one of the most recommended tax rms in the country by USA TODAY and Statista. The rm was one of only 100 nationwide to make the list.

National Ranking

This is the rst time USA TODAY and Statista have teamed up to compile “America’s Most Recommended Tax Firms.” The rms were selected based on broad surveys of tax and accounting professionals and their clients.

The list places 415 Group, a locally owned company, among the ranks of some of the largest, most well-known tax rms in the country. “We’re pleased and honored to receive national attention and be part of this exclusive list of rms across the country, particularly since it includes the recommendations of both peers and clients,” says Rich Craig, 415 Group managing partner. “This award speaks directly to the level of service customers receive from our rm, and we’ve built our business on forming lasting relationships.”

To compile the list of recommended rms, USA Today partnered with Statista, an independent market research company. Statista conducted broad surveys of tax and accounting professionals and their clients asking for up to 10 tax rm recommendations. The results are based on the total number of recommendations from peers and clients.

Tax Preparation and Planning

415 Group has a full range of tax planning and preparation services for businesses and individuals. The tax professionals at the rm regularly attend nationally recognized education and training seminars.

“415 Group o ers the experience of the large, nationwide accounting rms, but specializes in privately held businesses in our community.” says Craig. “We take pride in the level of trust our clients place on us for understanding their nancial needs and helping them protect their nancial welfare.”

Octapharma, one of the world’s leading plasma collection and human protein product manufacturers, will be having a grand opening celebration of the new OCTAPHARMA PLASMA location in Canton. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 17 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. O cial ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:00 to 9:15 after opening welcome.

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Because of the great response by the sel ess residents of Northeastern Ohio, countless patients globally can live normal lives. This is Octapharma’s sixth location in the market and 175th overall nationwide. As a part of the celebration, members of Octapharma Plasma’s Senior Leadership will travel from the corporate headquarters in Charlotte, NC to attend and give remarks.

The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce representatives will also participate. The program will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, center tours, and an opportunity to network with local and senior level management.

Octapharma Plasma Canton is located at 4510 Tuscarawas St W.

The Chicago Bears will take on the Houston Texans in the 2024 Hall of Fame Game at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, Aug. 1, during Enshrinement Week in Canton.

ImageThe matchup, which kicks o the National Football League’s 105th season in the city where the League was born, will take place in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium – adjacent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The broadcast partner for the game will be announced later this spring.

The Bears, winners of ve of their last eight games in 2023, will be designated as the

home team. They will use the bench on the south sideline of the stadium. The Texans, who reached the divisional round of the playo s in 2023 after winning the AFC South, will be the visitors and use the bench on the north sideline.

Legends from both franchises – DEVIN HESTER, STEVE McMICHAEL and JULIUS PEPPERS of the Bears and ANDRE JOHNSON from the Texans – will be enshrined two days later as members of the Class of 2024 presented by Visual Edge IT. DWIGHT FREENEY, RANDY GRADISHAR and PATRICK WILLIS also will be enshrined at the annual ceremony, which will take place Saturday, Aug. 3, inside Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

Tickets for the 2024 Hall of Fame Game and Enshrinement go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. ET Friday, April 12. Fans can learn more about the matchup and purchase tickets at:

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WELCOME to our newest members, who joined Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce in February. We encourage you to patronize their businesses. If you know of other businesses that would bene t from Chamber membership, please contact Molly Romig, Vice President – Membership Development and Services at (330) 833-4400.

Belden Village Kiwanis Club (NON-PROFI ORGANIZATION)

Laurel Heath, President PO Box 36723 Canton, OH 44735 (330) 687-8169

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The Belden Village Kiwanis Club is dedicated to serving both the local community and our global community through various service and fundraising projects. Our club has been in service to our community since September 1973. We are part of Kiwanis International, an organization serving children for over 100 years.

Serving the communities of Jackson, Plain, North Canton and beyond. We go the extra mile for kids.

We’d love for you to come join us at one of our meetings or a service project. Meetings are the rst and third Thursdays of each month at 11:45 am at Arrowhead Country Club.

Bites – Meal Prep, Plans and Catering (CATERING)

Max Rossett, Owner

2929 Lincolnway East Massillon, OH 44646 (330) 324-7121

We are a Health Food Preparation Service and an Event Catering Service.


Say goodbye to kitchen stress and hello to a healthier lifestyle with Bites Meal Prep, your

trusted partner in avorful and wholesome eating. Elevate your dining experience today!

Chef Maxim Rosset brings a wealth of culinary expertise to Bites Meal Prep, backed by an impressive 15-year journey spanning various sectors of the food industry. With a remarkable background encompassing private and corporate food service within country clubs, restaurants, healthcare, and catering, Chef Rosset has honed his skills in creating exceptional dining experiences across diverse settings.

Notably, his invaluable 3-year collaboration with dieticians and nutritionists at Aultman Hospital underscores his commitment to crafting meals that are not only delectable but also aligned with health and dietary considerations. This rich tapestry of experience ensures that every dish o ered by Bites Meal Prep is a harmonious blend of culinary mastery and nutritional thoughtfulness.


Steve Shatrich

8089 Grayson Green St. NW Massillon, OH 44646 (330) 701-8646

Steve Shatrich is an experienced banking executive and principal authority in leading national sales teams, facilitating Breakthrough for Growth team building sessions, creating highly e ective sales designs, and integrating teams into one culture to achieve Racehorse performance.

Steve strives to live his purpose daily: To inspire and promote the leader within and to positively impact the lives of those he serves.

Canton Regional Area Health Education Center (WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES)

6000 Frank Ave. NW North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 244-3293

Canton Regional AHEC is a nonpro t committed to developing the next generation of health care professionals ready to assist underserved communities with compassion and care!

Center For Marketing and Opinion Research


Michelle Henry, Principal 6790 Skylane St. NW North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 685-9279’

The Center for Marketing & Opinion Research (CMOR) provides public opinion research services to colleges and universities, healthcare organizations, community-based organizations and government agencies. We collect reliable, valid and meaningful data for our clients, MEASURING WHAT MATTERS, using telephone, web and mail surveys, eld, intercept and key informant interviews, focus group administration, as well as a wide range of consulting services.

Providing clients with the power to SEE MORE.

Cyclebar Jackson Township (SPORTS & RECREATION; FITNESS)

Mike Dauberman, Owner

7184 Fulton Dr., NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 838-6551



Premium indoor cycling studio offering high-energy workouts in a motivating and immersive environment.

Discover the joy of synchronized movement, music, and muscle engagement in every pedal stroke.

Need to unplug? We transform the studio into a sanctuary by turning off the monitors and tuning into the beats.

Signing up and jumping on a bike is a quick and easy process. Best of all, anyone can do it!

Visit our website to view videos and check class schedules.


Michael Delmoro, Owner

11935 Edison St. NE

Alliance, OH 44601 (330) 524-9595

Delmoro Landscaping started in 2014, but our owner Michael Delmoro has decades of experience in the lawn care industry.  As a locally owned business, we pride ourselves in serving communities around Stark County, Summit County, Portage County.  Our owner is on every job site to ensure quality and professionalism.  We also proudly participate in Project EverGreen, which provides lawn care for active-duty deployed service members.  Call or text us today to learn more about our business.

Designed For Development LLC (CONSULTING SERVICES)

RheaAnne Malmgren, Founder & CEO

337 – 19th St. NW

Canton, OH 44709 (602) 653-5293

Designed For Development (DFD) creates custom development solutions for small to medium-sized organizations to reach their growth goals. DFD provides strategic support through business planning, custom training materials and facilitation, and coaching services made to fit your needs.

Our clients come to us when they need help with changes happening in their business or work, training new leaders and team members, scaling their business, and coming up with innovative solutions.

Whether you are looking for support with an upcoming change in your own work (e.g., succession planning, promotion, career pivot, etc.), or you are ready for your organization to reach its next stage of growth, there are simple, yet highly effective, strategies for your success.

Designed For Development is led by Rhea Malmgren, founder and lead strategist. She is a passionate professional development coach and growth strategist who helps individuals at all levels lead fully engaged lives doing work they love.


Millicent Van Norden, Director of Performance

2014 Champions Gateway Canton, OH 44708 (310) 749-4610

HIIT and Sports Performance training for all ages and fitness levels.

Driven Elite specializes in life-changing fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle programs to fit a person’s goals and needs. Our mission is to empower the everyday individual to push past their comfort zone, and towards a strong and healthy lifestyle. We strive to make a life-changing experience for every person at an affordable price.


William Elffers, Business Development Manager

1375 Euclid Ave., Suite 500 Cleveland, OH 44115 (216) 583-5000

FIT Technologies is more than a comprehensive Managed IT Services Provider. We are your trusted partner that works with you to provide custom IT solutions that protect your systems, assist with operations, and reduce risk exposure.

For instance, take the worry out of security with our robust approach to threats, stay ahead of the curve with our training resources, and leverage our tech expertise to maximize your budget.

Our team serves a variety of sectors, including Education, Healthcare, Nonprofit Organizations, and Professional Services.

Fresh Thyme Market (GROCERS – RETAIL)

Sid Kaye, Store Director 5509 Dressler Rd. NW North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 826-0020

We have a simple mission at Fresh Thyme: to improve the way our communities eat by offering fresh and healthy food at amazing values.

Our food doesn’t only look, smell and taste good, but it’s good for you, too. Get all of the nutrients you need and all the flavors you crave while supporting trusted partners, brands and farmers. Shop confidently and (continued on next page) ...



let your appetite guide the way knowing that every item in our store has been handselected with care.

We pride ourselves on offering an assortment of healthy options backed by our commitment to quality. To us, more variety means a more complete basket, more ways of making meals and more ways to support our communities. In our store, you’ll find a large assortment of all-natural and organic foods, alongside trusted national brands and local favorites - all at everyday low prices.

At Fresh Thyme Market, we bring people closer to the food that’s grown close to them. Whenever possible, we source our produce, meat, grocery and wellness products from local partners, brands and farmers. We’re proud to offer a variety of healthy, sustainable products that are as good for you as they are for our communities.

From fresh herbs and freshly ground coffee to lush produce and marbled meats, our store is a feast for the senses. And with our friendly, knowledgeable staff, food for thought is only a question away. Experience just how good real can be.

Grogan-Zeiger Real Estate Group (REAL ESTATE)

Jen Zeiger, Owner

8419 Cleveland Ave. NW North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 704-2060

Grogan-Zeiger Real Estate Group is a family of real estate professionals excited to help you take the next step in your life. Jen was born and raised in North Canton, Ohio, and chose to stay local to raise her family in the town that she knows and loves. Raised by parents who both owned and operated family businesses within the community she had the same aspirations for herself. These deep ties to her community and surrounding areas are what drive her to help you find the

home of your dreams or sell for top dollar in the area you love and call home!

Feel free to contact me or my team to learn more! No matter your needs, my staff and I are here for you!

K. Hovnanian Homes –Andrea Campbell (HOME BUILDER)

Andrea Campbell, Sales Consultant 1355 Maple Grove Lane Green, OH 44685 (440) 346-8589

New construction homes across Stark County and Northeast Ohio. With several communities to choose from, there are quick move-in homes available as well as the ability to build your own. In house financing makes purchasing even easier. I look forward to talking with you soon.

The Kara Kirkbride Group –Howard Hanna (REAL ESTATE)

Kara Kirkbride

716 Western Ave. SW Canton, OH 44710 (330) 323-1994

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the third largest home seller in the United States according to REAL Trends Magazine. Last year alone we sold over 90,000 homes –it’s no wonder why so many people are saying “Howard Hanna sold mine!” Howard Hanna sales associates are equipped with some of the best tools available and are

exceptionally prepared to handle your home buying and selling needs.

Only through Howard Hanna can you gain access to so many effective services, including the Luxury Homes of Distinction program, 100% Money Back Guarantee, Sunday Showcase of Homes, Apartment Dwellers Trade-In Program, and One-StopShopping.

As a licensed real estate agent, Kara is a member of a reputable industry, organizations and continuously participates in professional development opportunities, while also acting as a current Board of Directors for her local real estate board, STAR. Her commitment to ongoing education allows her to stay ahead of the curve and provide her clients with the highest level of service.


Midge Baechel, Manager 14600 Industrial Dr., S., Ste. J Maple Heights, OH 44137 (330) 304-5828

The Seamless Gutter System Guaranteed to Never Clog*

All gutters carry water away from your home, but only LeafGuard does it with a unique, patented one-piece debris-shedding design that is better than any other gutter system on the market today. LeafGuard gutters work on a simple but powerful scientific principle known as liquid adhesion. This allows rainwater to travel around the hood and into the gutter, while deflecting leaves and other debris to never clog.

*Guaranteed not to clog for as long as you own your home, or we will clean your gutters for free.

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Sean Logan & Associates, LLC (BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT)

Sean Logan, Managing Partner

32927 Lucille Drive Lisbon, OH 44432 (330) 853-6612


A proven leader in public policy development and execution, utilizing ambassadorship and consensus building skills on behalf of client with a strong dedication to customer service. Deep experience in sustainable development of natural resources that balances protection and production. Comfortable and effective in public settings by ensuring respectful discussions and establishing paths forward. Extensive media experience in explaining organizational goals and objectives utilizing succinct language and patience.


Mallory McCrea, Owner

2406 Broad Ave. NW Canton, OH 44708 (330) 327-7463

Mal is a Commercial & Product photographer with a passion for capturing the beauty of lifestyle, food & drink, and consumer packaged goods brands. Working in the Canton, Akron and Cleveland area and with national and global clients. With over a decade of experience in the photography industry, Mal has developed a unique style that is both bold and striking, full of life and energy. Her ability to create imagery that tells a story and evokes emotion has made her a highly sought-after photographer by clients looking to elevate their brand. Mal’s portfolio is a testament to her versatility and creativity, showcasing her ability to capture a range of subjects in a variety of settings. From stunning food and drink photography that makes your mouth water to captivating lifestyle imagery that transports you to a

different place, Mal’s work is always visually stunning and thought-provoking.

Octapharma Plasma Canton (HEALTH & WELLNESS)

John Davis, Center Director 4510 Tuscarawas St. W. Canton, OH 44708 (330) 915-4550

Our vision is to improve the quality of life of everyone we serve through the life-changing power of plasma.

We strive to make a positive impact on every person we touch through innovation and exceptional experiences. An Impact that Reverberates Around the Globe With more than 180 donation centers, offices in 31 countries, and more than 10,000 employees worldwide, we are committed to changing the world. Find a Plasma Donation Center near you!

Our mission is to ensure a positive, safe customer experience for valued donors while producing a steady supply of quality plasma for therapies that improve the health and lives of patients worldwide.

With so many debilitating illnesses and lifethreatening ailments, the need for plasmabased medicines will never go away. Plasmabased medicines make a more normal life possible for people in neighborhoods all around the world, including your own.

Donors are an integral part of our work. We strive to create a positive experience for our donors, giving them a sense of pride and purpose.


Wendy Greco

2719 Fulton Dr. NW – Ste. A Canton, OH 44718 (330) 605-0186

We provide IV hydration therapy, essential vitamin booster injections, hormone replacement therapy, and medical skin care to help your body perform at its peak potential and look fantastic.

All treatments include a personalized consultation with our licensed medical team to provide a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs and personal health and wellness goals.

Visit us in Canton, Ohio, near the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Or we can come to you with our mobile service!

Space Walk of Canton (PARTY RENTALS)

Breanne Thaxton

6504 Lynleigh Cir. NW Canton, OH 44708 (330) 353-9977

Space Walk is committed to constant improvement in inflatable safety, design, and sustainability. We are proud to partner with American manufacturers to supply our branches with safe, inspected, Americanmade units. A love of fun inspires Space Walk to innovate creative, thrilling, and exciting inflatables for kids (and adults) of all ages.

All our branches are run as local businesses through Space Walk’s partner program. Our partners are local community members who partner with Space Walk to bring inflatable fun to their surrounding families, schools, churches, corporate partnerships, and nonprofits.

For 55 years Space Walk has been providing fun and safe inflatable rentals, with an emphasis on extraordinary service. Let us deliver the fun for your next event!

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Stark County HR Association



Terri Fullmer, Secretary PO Box 20247 Canton, OH 44701 (330) 704-9005

We provide HR professionals and business leaders with educational and networking opportunities.

Our Mission Our mission is to be the recognized regional leader and voice of Human Resource Management and to provide quality services to our members.  The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a non-profit, individual membership association for human resource professionals. It was founded in 1948 by a group of human resource professionals who predicted the future complexities of the then emerging profession.

Today, SHRM serves over 100,000 members. Members have the option of affiliating through a network of over 400 professional or more than 200 student chapters. The largest professional association in the world devoted exclusively to human resource management, SHRM is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, a short distance from the nation’s capital.


Robin Monticelli, Business Account Executive

6200 Oaktree Boulevard Independence, OH 44131 (330) 934-1182

Get more from our business unlimited plans with a suite of premium benefits

like Microsoft 365 On Us, mobile hotspots, unlimited data in 215+ countries and destinations, and plan options with in-flight texting—included. All on the network with more 5G bars in more places.

Contact Robin Monticelli today at (330) 934-1182 and she will partner with your company to not only save you money, but to improve your technology. She will come on site to your business and take a fresh look at your technology, no strings attached!


Michael Seemann, Business Advisor

2200 W. Airfield Dr. DFW Airport, TX 75261 (216) 288-2061

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Thryv has helped over 66,000+ small businesses. Let us help you. Small business solutions that make a big impact. Whether you want to attract new customers, scale

your business, manage your day-to-day or bridge communication gaps — Thryv small business software has got you covered.

Valpak of Cleveland/Akron/Canton (NEWSPAPERS)

Sande Badowski 2784 Benjamin Drive Brunswick, OH 44212 (216) 543-4512

Find savings for your favorite local restaurants, deals from dry cleaners and auto repair shops, home services like air conditioning and heating repairs, dental services, and more!

Valpak is the nation’s premier direct mailer, trusted by tens of thousands of local and national businesses to drive sales and brand awareness through easy-to-measure, results-oriented advertising solutions that work. For more than 55 years, Valpak has introduced millions of consumers to exciting offers and opportunities. Our network of nearly 140 local offices provides unparalleled customer service and market knowledge to business owners in thousands of neighborhoods across 42 U.S. states. Each month, our Blue Envelope of savings mails to more than 41 million demographically targeted households, enabling us to reach each business’s ideal audience every time, big or small. Valpak offers a diverse suite of customizable solutions — from the Blue Envelope to postcards and digital strategies — all driven by best-in-class data and targeting capabilities.

Zieman Restaurant Company (FOOD SERVICES)

Ashleigh Zieman

184 Currie Hall Parkway – Suite 1 Kent, OH 44240


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For more information please contact Rebecca Shephard at ***NEW CANTON CHAMBER MEMBER?*** ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIALS FOR NEW MEMBERS ONLY!


201 Medicine, Inc.


A Quality Facility Services

Absolute Health Services Inc

Access Tusc

Akron Children’s Hospital

ALPHA Land Title Agency Inc

Always Better Communications Inc.

Alzheimer’s Association, Greater East Ohio

Area Chapter

American Fireworks Company

American Red Cross Heartland, Stark, and Muskingum Lakes

Amison Dental Group

Andy A. Ginella – Attorney at Law

Any Lab Test Now

Apex Dermatology

Aqua Ohio Inc

Ash Family Dental

Aviva Hills

B & B and Sons, Inc.

Bair’s Lawn & Garden

Battle Services, Inc.

Beacon Charitable Pharmacy


Boggs Chiropractic

Boys & Girls Club of Massillon, Inc.

Brennan, Manna, & Diamond LLC


Buehler’s Fresh Foods Canton – Nobles Pond

Burns Equipment Co., Inc.

C. Massouh Printing

Cammel Saw Co Inc.

Campbell Landscaping

Canterbury Commons Inc.

Canton Ballet

Canton City School District

Captive Radiology

Carpe Diem Co ee Shop

Carroll County District Library

Cassaday – Turkle – Christian Funeral & Cremation Service

Cathy Cowgill Flowers, Inc.

Challenge Ministries

Chick- l-A (Dressler)

Colonial Title Agency, LLC

Constellation New Energy

Consumers National Bank

Corwin & Company CPAs

DeHo Realtors – David Angione

Designs by Jo Jo’s Creations

DeVille Apartments and Builders Inc

Diabetes & Endocrinology Assoc. of Stark

County, Inc.

DiBella’s Subs

Digital Operations Group, LLC

DN Community Federal Credit Union

Dureska & Moore, LLC

East Holmes Family Care

Edward Jones – Paul Frey


Energy Power Services

Environmental Flooring Group, LLC

Ernst & Young LLP

F.W. Renner & Sons Inc.

Faith Family Church

Family Eye Care Associates, Inc.

Family Fun Corporation

Farris Produce Inc.

Finally Hear Hearing Aid Center

Floor Coverings International of Canton OH

Foltz Community Center

FreshAire CPAP & Supplies


Gervasi Vineyard

Glass Doctor

Gold Force Administrative Support

Grapes In A Glass

Great Work! Employment Services

Grimsley Title Agency, Ltd.

Hall of Fame Fitness Center

Hardesty Partners

Haugh Construction Benchmark Construction

Hein Construction, Inc.

Heinemann Saw Company

HOBS Industrial Roo ng & Sheet Metal

Holmes Fire District No. 1

Hosner Carpet One Floor & Home

ICON Property Management LLC

Jackson Living/North Canton Living/Plain

Township Living

Jackson Local Schools

Jackson Professional Fire ghters

Jackson Township Rotary Club

JAM Industrial Supply

Janet L. Dutt LLC

Je Wallick, LLC

JGK Enterprises LLC D.B.A. Johns Gyro King Concessions

Karlo-Libby Funeral Home

Kenstar Services, LLC

King Machine & Tool Co.

Lake Mohawk Property Association

LED Transportation – Luxury – Executive –


Legacy Auto & Fleet LLC

Legacy Business Leaders, LLC

Legacy Project of Stark

Lorrie E. Fuchs, Attorney at Law

Macala & Piatt LLC

Malone University

MAPS Air Museum

Marshall Appliance, Inc.

Marshall Land Company, LLC

Maumee Assembly & Stamping

MBR Partners, Inc.

McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

MDMP Management Inc.

Medpro Group

Mellion Orthodontics

Memmer Homes, Inc.


Miday Dental Lab, LLC

N L Construction Corporation

NAMI Stark County Inc

National Inventors Hall of Fame

National Permits, Inc.

Nelson Insurance Agency

NEO Desk & O ce

Northeast Ohio Comparion Insurance Agency

Orwick’s Tree Service Inc

OTC Services

Painting With A Twist

Partners in Family Practice

Pellegrino Music Center

Penturf Dentistry, LLC

Pepper’s Plumbing

Perry Distributors Inc

Peterman Plumbing & Heating Inc.

Piedmont Gas Company

Powell Chiropractic Clinic

Printing Concepts, Inc.

QCI Inc./ Quilting Creations

Ragon Chiropractic Health Center

Rainbow Connection

Randy’s Automotive

Ravens Sales & Service

RCW Industrial Solutions, Inc.

Reliable Heating & Cooling

REM Ohio

RMI Cement, LLC

RMS Media

Rob’s Auto Service, LLC

Rocci Insurance Agency, Inc

Rohr & Sons Nursery, Inc

Ruegg Brothers Automotive Service

Sandra Boogaard Immigration Law O ce

SBS Consulting Systems

SCORE – Canton Regional Chapter 580

Serv-Ice Delivery Co. – Haller Enterprises, Inc.

Shakertown Apartments

Sheiyah Market

Silco Fire & Security

Skyline Roo ng & Exteriors: Ltd.

Smithville Brethren Church

St. Luke Lutheran Community

Stark County Board of D. D.

Stark County Hunger Task Force

Stark Truss, Inc.

State Farm – Adam Mark Hufstetler

State Senator Kirk Schuring

Stone Products, Inc.

Studio Arts & Glass, Inc.

Sugar Valley Meats, LLC

Surgery Alliance, Ltd.

Terra Logic Inc.

Terry’s Truck & Trailer

The Apple Creek Banking Company

The Bank of Magnolia

The Edge Learning Inc

The Minney Group dba Once Upon a Child, Plato’s Closet, Clothes Mentor

The New Company

The Quarry Golf Club

The Schroer Group

The Strip Delaware LLC

The University of Akron

The Workshops, Inc. (TWi)

Thermo Manufacturing, Inc.

Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory

Tractor Parts, Inc.

Trail Battery & Solar

Troyer & Associates, Inc.

True Blue Technology, LLC

Tuscarawas Eye Centre, Inc.

Ultra Clean By Design

United Architectural Metals

Vasco Asphalt Company

Veterinary Wellness Partners

Village of Beach City

Village of Cadiz

Village of Dennison

Visiting Angels

Vought Insurance Agency LLC

Waynesburg Carriage Co

Weaver Commercial Contractor Inc.

West Medical Inc

Whisler Plumbing and Heating

Whitemyer Advertising, Inc.

WM Commercial Roo ng

Yoder’s Produce Inc.

Young Truck Sales

ZAMM Heating & Cooling, LLC

Ziegler Bolt & Nut House


From the Development Desk…

What our partners have in common is a desire to make a di erence in their community and play a role in long-standing, local traditions. Have you always wanted your company to get involved with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement?

Do you want to be a part of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, Business After Hours or Vintage Canton, but you were not sure how?

By working collaboratively, we can create a partnership of shared value that tailors to your organization, your social investment strategy and successfully impacts you’re your bottom line. Let’s do it!

We can help you reach businesses, the community at large, and highlight your company’s dedication to Stark County. Learn how you can be a part of Stark County’s biggest traditions and largest network.

CONTACT Melissa Coultas at (330) 458-2055 or

The Canton Regional Chamber ofCommerce andAultCare have partnered together to o er 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 bene ts. Medically underwritten MEWA rates may provide a less expensive option than a smaller community rated plan obtained under the A ordable Care Act (ACA). This plan is available for small group employers with less than 50 employees.

ForChamberMembership information call 330-456-7253. For healthcare or health fund information, contactyour independent Broker or yourAultCareRepresentative.AllAultCarehealth plan quote proposals include commission, unless otherwise specified

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