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What Matters to Metros study shares insight for the region What could the Canton region do to increase per-capita income, gross metropolitan product, productivity and employment? New research suggests answers. The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Stark Community Foundation recently created an opportunity for about 50 Canton leaders to hear the answers. The research is described in a report called, “What Matters to Metros.” It is a study of the factors that are most associated with economic growth in 115 midsize metropolitan areas across the country, including the Canton metro area of Stark and Carroll counties. The research was conducted by the Fund for Our Economic Future in Cleveland, with assistance from Cleveland State University. The Fund is a cooperative effort of several charitable foundations in Northeast Ohio. Locally, the Stark Community Foundation and Sisters of Charity Foundation are contributing members. (continued on page 11)

Utica Summit 2014 The next step in Oil and Gas advocacy INSIDE: Small Business Survey......................................... 2 Oil & Gas Monthly Update.................................... 3 Stir After Hours................................................... 4 AultCare Fast Break Breakfast.............................. 5 Vintage Canton Save The Date............................. 6 Community Salute Nominations.......................... 6 Enshrinement Festival Timken Grand Parade.....8-9 Enshrinement Festival Calendar......................... 10 Leadership Stark County Profile......................... 12 Leadership Stark County Golf Outing.................. 13 Leadership Stark County Spotlight Program....... 13 Leadership Stark County Meet & Greet............... 14 ystark! Profile................................................... 15 Stark County Safety Council Fair......................... 16 Stark County Safety Council Luncheon............... 17 Funding Partners.............................................. 19 New Members................................................... 21 BizBitz.............................................................. 22 August Calendar................................................ 23

Since January 2012, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce has been helping local and regional businesses to understand what’s happening in the Utica Shale. The Chamber’s business development seminars have explained exploration and production, and then have shown the importance of the midstream infrastructure buildout. Now the Utica, northeast Ohio, and the region of several states affected by the Utica Shale play need something more. (continued on page 11)

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SMALL BUSINESS SURVE Y Aug. 2013 - Volume XLV - No. 8

Karen M. Brenneman Managing Partner, Hall, Kistler & Company LLP Chairman Dennis P. Saunier President & CEO Jess Bennett Editor & Director of Marketing Denise Burton Director of Membership and Sales Advertising Sales / Action 330.458.2067

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Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland 2013 SMALL BUSINESS SURVEY While many large businesses have reported record earnings and strong fundamentals, data show that small businesses have not fared nearly as well since the recession. Researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland are interested in better understanding the barriers to small business growth, particularly concerns related to access to credit. To gather information on the experiences of small businesses in the Fourth Federal Reserve District, the Bank will be conducting an on-line survey through partnerships with local organizations.

Editor, Action Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce 222 Market Ave. N Canton, Ohio 44702 or call (330) 456.7253, or e-mail news@cantonchamber.org Advertising rates are available for Chamber members. Advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce.

• Employment skills needs: Plans to add workers, skills needed, and challenges finding qualified employees. • Demographic information: Firm zip code, industry, size, number of employees, etc. The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce encourages all small business members (fewer than 500 employees) to participate in the survey and all responses are confidential.

The survey takes no more than 15 minutes to complete and covers several key areas of interest:

Take the survey online at www.bit.ly/18ysI2b.

• Firm performance and challenges: changes in sales volume, number of employees, outlook for the business, challenges to growing the business.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland will compile the results of the survey and a summary report is expected to be completed this fall and will be available on the Bank’s web site.

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:

• Financing and credit: Sources of financing, credit products utilized, experiences applying for and obtaining credit.

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DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Oil & Gas Developments Monthly Report by David Kaminski, Director of Energy and Public Affairs

Chairman of the Board - Karen M. Brenneman Hall, Kistler & Company LLP Sr. Vice Chairman - Philip D. Fracassa The Timken Company Vice Chairman - Brian Belden The Belden Brick Company Vice Chairman - John A. Murphy, Jr. Day Ketterer Ltd.

Chamber members network throughout Ohio Canton businesses were at work in Zanesville last month. The ZanesvilleMuskingum County Chamber of Commerce conducted an oil and gas business development seminar featuring a speaker from Crosstex Energy, one of the midstream pipeline companies that spoke at the Canton Regional Chamber seminar in April. In the audience I was able to spot Dan Coen of the Utica Shale Housing Group, David Myers of Dawood Engineering’s Canton office (Dawood was a sponsor of the event), Mike Garofalo of Beaver Excavating, Tim Furbay of Furbay Electric Supply, Bryce Custer of NAI Spring Real Estate, and Jim Harris and Lisa Dyer of AultWorks. There may have been others from Canton. Businesses from our community continue to work the oil and gas meeting circuit to develop friendships within the oil and gas industry, to learn about other businesses interested in oil and gas and to seek potential customers. The best advice we can give any Canton Regional Chamber member interested in the oil and gas business is to do what these folks were doing in Zanesville: Show up everywhere. Meet as many people as you can. Keep looking for your opportunities. As the seminar in Zanesville demonstrated, the subject of the midstream infrastructure buildout occupies everyone in oil and gas this year. A system of pipelines and processing plants must be built in

Vice Chairman - William C. Shivers Huntington Bank

order to bring the Utica gas and gas liquids to market. Crosstex again stated its projection that midstream construction investments in the shale plays in the United States would total $10 billion a year for the next 20 years.

Treasurer - D. William Allen Pro Football Hall of Fame Immediate Past Chairman - Rick L. Haines AultCare President & CEO - Dennis P. Saunier Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Corporate Secretary - Steven J. Katz Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

On another subject, PricewaterhouseCoopers and TopLine Analytics have produced a report on the future of the U.S. chemicals industry in light of the discoveries in the shale plays such as the Utica in eastern Ohio. The natural gas liquids being produced from the shale plays have the potential of making plastics and chemicals ingredients abundant, which could mean that the United States could once again compete in plastics manufacturing that has been lost to overseas rivals.

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If you are interested in reading this report, visit the news section of our Chamber Oil and Gas information site at www.CantonUtica.com.

Katrina Barton Westfield Belden Village

Judith E. Barnes Lancaster Attorney At Law

Bruce Blaise Kenan Advantage Group

Bradley R. McKain Marathon Petroleum Company, LP

Thomas E. Cecconi Mercy Medical Center

David Kaminski Director of Energy and Public Affairs davidk@cantonchamber.org 330-458-2059

R. Eric Dellapina FirstMerit Bank N.A. Mark Fleiner LG Fuel Cell Systems

Rick McQueen Akron-Canton Airport Alan Rodriguez Jülz by Alan Rodriguez and Rodriguez’s House of Stones

Keith Fuller Chesapeake Energy Corp.

Mark J. Samolczyk Stark Community Foundation

Jerry Gilin Diebold Inc.

William C. Shivers Huntington Bank

Greg Harbert Charter One/RBS Citizens, NA

Paul E. Siegfried Siegfried Enterprises Inc.

Jason F. Haupt Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.

Bruce M. Soares Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh

Dr. Para Jones Stark State College

Alice C. Stephens The Employment Source

Terrance L. Jones Multi-Development Services of Stark County

Walter F. Wagor, Ph.D. Kent State University at Stark

Geoff Karcher The Karcher Group

David M. Wheeler AEP Ohio

Dr. David A. King Malone University

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UPCOMING EVENTS Big Crush on The New Crush House August Stir After Hours & ystark! Monthly Meet-Up at Gervasi Vineyard The Chamber is crushing it in August with a very special Stir After Hours at Gervasi Vineyard’s The Crush House. The newest addition to Gervasi’s ever expanding estate won’t open to the public until October, but guests at this month’s Stir will have full access to the amazing new winery, wine bar and eatery months in advance.

Thursday, Aug. 22 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Crush House at Gervasi Vineyard 1700 55th Street NE in Canton Cost: Free RSVP by Aug. 20

Also for the first time, the Chamber joins forces with ystark!, Stark County’s young professional network, to offer guests two times the networking in one! Connect and collaborate with fellow Chamber members and YPs at Stark County’s latest and greatest place to see and be seen. The Crush House features state of the art wine making equipment, an expanded barrel room and bottling areas, along with a larger laboratory. Guests will be treated to The Crush House’s delicious casual cuisine. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. Created with a more relaxed ‘lounge’ feel in mind, winers and diners alike will enjoy a lighter flare with all of the abundant features guests are accustomed to experiencing from Gervasi. Be among the first to experience The Crush House. Stir After Hours will be among the first of many events held at this buzz worthy crush house, don’t miss your opportunity to be there first! This event is free, but you must register online at www.cantonchamber.org. Space is limited, please consider carpooling!

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UPCOMING EVENTS Social Media in the Workplace | August AultCare Fast Break Breakfast featuring Erin Magee Social networking and electronic communication issues are becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s workplace. More and more, employers are struggling with a multitude of issues on how to handle inappropriate comments or photos on an employee’s social media page.

Beyond this important segment of the program, Fast Break attendees have the opportunity to obtain business leads through enjoyable networking activities at an event that has built a reputation as one of the most energetic leadproducing sessions around. You’ll hear a compelling speaker, meet new business contacts and enjoy a delicious breakfast. Plus, when you bring a door prize valued at $15 or more, you’ll receive 30 seconds at the microphone to promote your business.

At the Aug. 9 AultCare Fast Break Breakfast, attorney Erin Magee of Jackson Kelly, PLLC, will explain what can be done to handle an employee who makes derogatory statements regarding the company or its employees, along with general social networking policies for the workplace. Get ready to learn practices to help minimize an employer’s risk and address privacy laws.

Friday, Aug. 9

Magee is leader of the firm’s labor and employment practice group. Her practice currently focuses on labor and employment consultation and litigation, ERISA matters and commercial litigation for energy‑industry clients.

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She consults daily with employers about work‑related issues, including wage and hour problems, employee leave and benefit questions, reductions in force, drug testing, workplace privacy concerns, personnel policy and handbook drafting and employee discharge and discipline issues. Magee received her bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and her law degree from William and Mary’s Marshall Wythe School of Law in 1992.

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UPCOMING EVENTS SAVE THE DATE: Vintage Canton is ripe around the corner! Save the date for Vintage Canton, happening downtown on Thursday Sept. 19, in downtown Canton. Vintage Canton is the chance to relax and unwind while enjoying wine from local wineries, delicacies from downtown eateries and memorable live music. The festive downtown Canton backdrop provides an intimate, sophisticated atmosphere – making Vintage perfect for gatherings among friends. In addition to an expanded lineup of eclectic wineries, Vintage will also have a fine selection of microbrews. It’s going to be a grape evening from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. along Central Plaza in downtown Canton. Turn to the center section of this newsletter for a feature article in our Downtown Developments newsletter for more details. Tickets are $25 each if purchased by Sept. 18, and $35 the day of the event. Looking to reward your employees or give your customers the gift of Vintage? Group tickets are available in quantities of 20 tickets for $20 each. Tickets and details about this year’s event are available online at www.VintageCanton.org, or by calling (330) 458-2070.

Volunteer at Vintage Our events simply could not happen without the dedication and enthusiasm our volunteers. And the best part about volunteering for these events is that you get to have fun while enjoying them! We are currently seeking volunteers for perimeter security and to pour wine and microbrews at Vintage Canton in two shifts: 4:15 to 7:15 p.m. and
7 to 9:30 p.m. Please consider spending even a few hours to help us make Vintage Canton successful. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, network, and add some volunteer and community service elements to your resume. Visit CantonChamber.org/volunteer-with-the-chamber to sign up, or contact Erin Thompson, downtown event manager, at erint@cantonchamber.org or (330) 458-2072.

Chamber seeks nominations for the 2013 Community Salute Awards Each year, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce recognizes the area’s unsung heroes at the Community Salute Awards by honoring select individuals, corporations, businesses and organizations for outstanding contributions to the greater Canton community. This year’s awards dinner will take place Wednesday, Nov. 5, at The University Center at Kent State at Stark. Nominations for this prestigious award are due by Monday, Sept. 9. Chamber members are invited to submit nominees online at www.CantonChamber.org. Nomination forms are also available by calling the Chamber at (330) 458-2073 or by emailing event manager Whitney J. Prather at whitneyp@cantonchamber.org. Awards are presented in two categories, the Award of Merit and the Award of Appreciation. Awards of Merit are awarded to single individuals for continuous civic activities and dedication that goes beyond business or professional responsibilities. Awards of Appreciation honor any or all of the following for outstanding performance that benefits the community: •

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

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

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

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

The 2013 Community Salute Awards will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner & award presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50. Visit www.CantonChamber.org for more information, to nominate outstanding individuals and businesses in our community, or to register.

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ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL Enshrinement Festival Timken Grand Parade steps off on Aug. 3 The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Timken Grand Parade will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, beginning at 8 a.m. The first grand parade was held in 1963, and it has become one of the largest of the 19 events over a two and a half week period celebrating the induction of the newest Class of Enshrinees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The year-long planning process has been led by John Fehrenbach, chairman of the Timken Grand Parade Committee, with assistance from vice chairman Joanna James. Fehrenbach, CEO of Direct Marketing and Research LLC and national sales manager for VSI Sales LLC, is a graduate of Canton Central Catholic High School and ICM School of Business. A member of the Timken Grand Parade committee since 2003, this is his second year as chairman. Extremely active with the Boy Scouts of America for 42 years, he is a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award and is Wood Badge trained. He’s also a licensed amateur radio operator. Tapping into his love of music, he is a member of the Greater Canton Men’s Chorus. He and wife Marie are the parents of four children, and grandparents to five. This year’s celebration will include perhaps the largest ever contingent of returning Hall of Famers in Canton for their Golden Anniversary Reunion.

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They will ride in the parade, along with the Class of 2013 Enshrinees, including Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson, and Warren Sapp. Parade spectators will be treated to the sights and sounds of 19 giant helium balloons, 18 marching and military bands, 11 floats, and 19 specialty units, as well as antique vehicles, animal units, and much, much more. The growth of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival over the years is the result of extraordinary support from entities such as The Timken Company, which this year marks its eighth consecutive year as a major sponsor of the parade.   Specialty units sure to thrill the spectators are the giant walking flag, South Shore Drill Team and Magical Train, along with many clowns and costumed characters.   The Timken Grand Parade will enjoy a wide television viewing audience on Fox Sports Net Ohio, available to almost six million households saturating Ohio and reaching into portions of West Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and New York. It will be broadcast on Sunday, Aug. 11 at approximately 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a re-air scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 8 to 10 p.m. The Timken Grand Parade can also be seen on Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. on Time Warner Cable Channel 989, WIVM Channel 39, and Massillon Cable Channel 128. Dan Dierdorf, Canton native and 1996 inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will bring his extensive knowledge of the game to the broadcast booth for the 15th consecutive year, serving as commentator along with Stefani Schaefer, co-anchor of Fox 8 News In the Morning. An Alliance native and graduate of Mount Union

College, she first started at WJW Fox 8 in Cleveland in 1992, took a hiatus for other opportunities, and returned in 2007. She is a member of the Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Joe Dunn will be joining the team for man-on-the-street interviews with the Class of 2013 and many returning Hall of Famers. After a stint with the Canton/ Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, he became director of sports marketing at the University of Akron and is currently vice president of sales at Big Time Sports, a regional company producing sports talk shows and featuring high school sports coverage. In order to maintain safety and assure the enjoyment of participants, the following shall apply and will be strictly enforced by parade marshals and safety officials: •

Spectators are absolutely prohibited from coming onto the street and/or approaching any of the units for photographs, autographs or any other reason.

Likewise, parade participants are prohibited from approaching spectators and/or throwing anything into the crowd.

The Enshrinement Festival “Policy on Politics” prohibits distribution of political information and/ or materials within the event boundaries. (continued ... )

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All vendors (even if licensed by the City, County and/or State) are prohibited from selling on the parade route; any vendor sales or solicitation for sales must occur outside of the event boundaries/barricades.

Parade units step off at Sixth St. and Cleveland Ave. SW and move north to 25th St. NW, where they will begin to disband. For Enshrinement Festival and football fans wanting to see the parade live, great reserved chair and bleacher seats are still available for only $9 by calling the Chamber at (330) 458-2088 or stopping in at 222 Market Ave. N from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

FESTIVAL FACTS In 2013, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Enshrinement Festival will mark the 50th anniversary of honoring the legends of professional football, which includes conducting a world-renowned festival celebrating the annual enshrinement of football players, coaches and contributors into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The collaborative efforts of this leadership team, combined with the professional staffs at the Canton Regional Chamber and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the dedicated team of more than 4,200 volunteers, will ensure the success of 19 diverse events from July 19 to Aug. 6, 2013. The Enshrinement Festival activities, attended by nearly 700,000 people, are expected to produce an economic impact of over $32 million for the Canton/Stark County area and $56 million for the State of Ohio. In addition, millions will experience aspects of the Enshrinement Festival as events are televised and covered by other media.   The central focus and highlight of this year’s Enshrinement Festival will be the Aug. 3 Enshrinement Ceremony for the Class of 2013 Enshrinees: Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson, and Warren Sapp. For the complete schedule of events, ticket information, and latest news, check the web sites periodically: www.profootballhofef.com or www.profootballhof.com.

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RIBS BURNOFF Enjoy finger-lickin’ fabulous ribs from local and national vendors, plus a variety of specialty foods. Free musical entertainment all day on the daytime stage. Then head for the grandstands each night for concerts by regional and nationally renowned recording artists. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, July 31 and Aug. 1 & 2 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. daily, Stark County Fairgrounds FIRST PLAY Nearly 1,400 excited youngsters line a two-mile route to pass an official NFL football from the birthplace of the NFL in downtown Canton the front steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Thursday, Aug. 1 10 a.m., Downtown Canton FASHION SHOW LUNCHEON The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Fashion Show Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 2 will deliver on its promise to provide a high level of fashion and fun! Friday, Aug. 2 11:30 a.m. at Civic and Cultural Centers

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ENSHRINEMENT CEREMONY It’s sure to be a night of emotion, humor, and gratitude on Saturday, Aug. 3, when seven new members take their rightful place among pro football’s greatest players, coaches, and contributors in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Saturday, Aug. 3 7 p.m. at Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium

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CLASS OF 2013 AUTOGRAPH SESSION Take advantage of an extraordinary opportunity to secure the autographs of members of the Class of 2013 Enshrinees: Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson and Warren Sapp! Sunday, Aug. 4 3 p.m. at the Pro Football Hall of Fame

FRIDAY NIGHT RECEPTION AT THE HALL OF FAME Watch an exclusive live broadcast of the Class of 2013 Enshrinees as they receive their Hall of Fame gold jackets at the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner. Friday, Aug. 2 6 p.m., Pro Football Hall of Fame

FAN APPRECIATION TAILGATE PARTY Enjoy beer, soft drinks, an impressive buffet and a live DJ spinning jock jams and party music and mingle with a returning Hall of Famer. Sunday, Aug. 4 5 p.m. at the Pro Football Hall of Fame

TIMKEN GRAND PARADE We hope to see you and sunny skies for the Timken Grand Parade! Nearly 200,000 spectators will line the 2.2-mile route to congratulate the 2013 Class of Enshrinees who will be joined by a large contingent of returning Hall of Famers. Saturday, Aug. 3 8 a.m. in downtown Canton RETURNING HALL OF FAMERS AUTOGRAPH SESSION Returning Hall of Famers Autograph Session Preserve your football memories with autographs from returning Hall of Fame legends as they return to Canton for the Enshrinement festivities. Saturday, Aug. 3 Noon at Pro Football Hall of Fame

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ENSHRINEES GAMEDAY ROUNDTABLE This annual event is indeed a football fan’s fantasy! An enthusiastic crowd of football fans will enjoy lunch, followed by a center stage roundtable presentation featuring the members of the Class of 2013 Enshrinees. Sunday, Aug. 4 12:30 p.m. at Civic and Cultural Centers RETURNING HALL OF FAMERS AUTOGRAPH SESSION Preserve your football memories with autographs from returning Hall of Fame legends as they return to Canton for the Enshrinement festivities. Sunday, Aug. 4 1:15 p.m. at Pro Football Hall of Fame

ENSHRINEES’ GOLD JACKET DINNER The spotlight will be shining brightly on the Class of 2013 Enshrinees when they receive their Hall of Fame gold jacket during the prestigious Enshrinees› Gold Jacket Dinner on Friday night, Aug. 2. Friday, Aug. 2 5:15 p.m. at Civic and Cultural Centers

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ENSHRINEMENT CELEBRATION FAN PARTY This large-scale private party takes place on the Hall of Fame grounds before the Enshrinement Ceremony. Saturday, Aug. 3 4 p.m. at the Pro Football Hall of Fame

NFL/HALL OF FAME GAME The Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins will kick off the preseason on Sunday, Aug. 4, in the 2013 NFL/Hall of Fame Game. Sunday, Aug. 4 8 p.m. at Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium

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DRUM CORPS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION The 2013 Drum Corps International Competition promises formations of high-stepping marchers and vibrantly colored costumes are sure to thrill music fans of all ages. Tuesday, Aug. 6 6:30 p.m. at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium

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CONTINUED FROM CO VER What Matters to Metros study shares insight for the region

UTICA SUMMIT 2014 The next step in Oil and Gas advocacy (continued from cover) The next step is Utica Summit 2014, a daylong event that brings people together to talk about what can be done to fuel transportation across the United States with Utica energy, to build sustainable businesses powered by Utica energy, and to grow businesses that use Utica energy as its raw product to create industrial and consumer goods. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Utica Summit 2014 will be a one-day forum for high-level conversation about what is possible, now and in the future, all because of the technology that permits horizontal drilling of the shale plays in the United States. Canton, the biggest and most capable business city in the heart of the Utica Shale play, has become the headquarters city for numerous companies working in the Utica. Our ambition is to become the place where Utica business leaders come to think about transforming the economy through shale energy.

(continued from cover) The summary conclusions, presented in June in Canton by head researcher Emily Garr Pacetti of the Fund, are: Education is critical to an area’s growth in per-capital income, productivity and gross metropolitan product (GMP) but is neither a positive nor a negative factor in job growth. Metros that experience high job growth did not necessarily see a rise in per-capita income. In fact, high job-growth metros tended to be places of economic inequality, poverty and crime.

The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, entering its 100th year of service to business, joins with The Repository, Canton’s daily newspaper since 1815, to present Utica Summit 2014. Utica Summit 2014 is anticipated to host 400 participants from business, government and universities. More information about Utica Summit 2014, including ticket details and full schedule, coming in the next few weeks.

Self-employment and entrepreneurship are associated with all four measures of economic growth: job growth, per-capita income, productivity and GMP. As the report pointed out and The Repository reported last month, the Canton metropolitan area currently is outperforming the nation in productivity, per-capita income and output. Can we keep it up? What lessons can we learn from other high-growth metropolitan areas? The Chamber and Stark Community Foundation intend to continue this conversation in the community. If you are interested in an electronic copy of the report, send an email request to David Kaminski: davidk@ cantonchamber.org.

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LEADERSHIP STARK COUNT Y Leadership Stark County Profile Name: Sarah Howes McIntosh Title: Vice President, Government Banking Company: Huntington Bank Leadership Programs and Class: 13th Class Signature Program and 2010 Government Academy Why did you decide participate in the program? I had heard about the program but didn’t think I would get much out of it since I had grown up in Canton—I thought there was nothing new to know about the community. I was nominated by the bank and got in to the 13th class. I could not have been more wrong about Leadership Stark County. It opened up my eyes and my mind to all that Stark County had to offer and all that needed community support. I met a whole new group of friends (we just had dinner together two weeks ago!) and learned much about myself and the community where I was born and raised, and at a time when I was raising children of my own. Describe what you learned about your leadership style during the program: I am all “D” (with a strong “I” thrown in). I was elected the leader of the leaders, so I guess I have a strong personality. I enjoy the leadership role and like to be in control of situations. I need to work on delegating and trusting others.

What nonprofit organizations do you serve and in what capacity? I currently serve on the Aultman Women’s Board. What is your most significant take-away or memory from the program? Doing the limbo in a bar in downtown Coshocton. Seriously, the friends I have made through the years and the network of graduates that you know you can always call on if you need some help or advice. What would you say to someone considering applying to the program? Do it, do it, do it. You will never be sorry—but remember that you only get out of it as much as you give. Participate and look forward to the days with excitement! How have you remained involved with Leadership Stark County since your graduation? I was the chairman of the Retreat Committee for seven years and also sat on the Alumni Committee. I am taking a little time off for now but still ring the Salvation Army bell each Christmas! What issues do you think future leaders should focus on? Overpopulation and our dwindling natural resources. It will become a real problem in our lifetime!!

How have you used what you learned during the program in your career or in the workplace? Understanding the relationships of DISC really helped me in the workplace when dealing with the dynamics of a group. After Leadership Stark County, I moved from a service role to sales position at the bank, and have never looked back. I have been a successful relationship manager for more than 13 years, working with individual, businesses and government entities. How has your experience in the program influenced your service and leadership roles in the community? I have been a volunteer most of my life, my parents were community trustees and they taught the importance of giving back to one’s community. I had been involved with many arts organizations and community fundraisers, but after Leadership Stark County I wanted to be involved with something that had a more definite impact on the community. I joined the Habitat for Humanity board of directors. This is such a wonderful organization that truly impacts people’s lives. It is not a hand out but a hand up. It was so gratifying to hand someone keys to their first home and know what a difference it would make in their life.

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2013 Leadership On the Links Golf Outing What better way to renew your Leadership connections than to spend the morning on the Tam O’Shanter Golf Course with fellow graduates and participants! Join Leadership alumni and friends for 18 holes with cart, a buffet lunch, beverages on course and great prizes. Put your foursome together and get into the spirit of friendly competition, fun, and networking opportunities. Plus, you’ll have a chance at a Rolex watch, courtesy of Gasser Fine Jewelers if you hit a hole-in-one! Looking to increase your awareness among guests? Drive to the green with a hole sponsorship for just $100. Friday, Aug. 23 Shotgun start at 8:15 a.m. Tam O’Shanter Golf Course 5055 Hills & Dales Rd. NW in Canton $75 per person $300 per foursome Register at LeadershipStarkCounty.org or on Canton Regional Chamber website at CantonChamber.org.

Calling YPs: Develop leadership potential and become engaged in Stark County LEADERSHIP STARK COUNTY SPOTLIGHT PROGRAM Applications are available now for Leadership Stark County’s Spotlight Stark County program for young professionals. The Spotlight Stark County course is ideal for building professionalism of your younger employees. It’s also the perfect way to invest in young employees and build their value with your organization. The Spotlight Program for Young Professionals meets from 4 to 6 p.m. for six sessions beginning in September. During the course, YPs will: • Strengthen personal leadership effectiveness using the Gallup StrengthsFinder profile • Tour non-profits and participate in a community service project.

Applications can be completed online at LeadershipStarkCounty.org for young professionals age 24 to 34. The applications are due by Sept. 6. Tuition for Spotlight Stark County is $450. Tuition assistance is available for selected candidates from certain professional sectors. Employer support is required for participation. The 2013 sessions are scheduled for: Sept. 26, Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18 and Dec. 9. Apply now at LeadershipStarkCounty.org.

• Engage with other YPs in networking sessions • Be introduced to key issues, leaders, & places shaping our community • Foster enthusiasm for Stark County

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LEADERSHIP STARK COUNT Y Leadership Stark County Discovery Meet & Greet set for Aug. 14 Gain more knowledge about the Spotlight Program, annual Encounter Bus Tour and Government Academy Prospective participants, employers, and civic minded individuals are encouraged to attend the free Leadership Stark County Discovery Meet & Greet on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 8 to 9 a.m. at Sirak Financial Services (4700 Dressler Rd. NW in Canton). This free, no-obligation information session will feature an overview of Leadership Stark County’s Spotlight Stark County program designed for younger professionals age 2434, including an explanation of the application process, tuition assistance information and a question and answer segment. Additionally, information about the Encounter Bus Tour and Government Leadership Academy will be provided. Reservations are required to attend the session and are requested by Monday, Aug. 12.

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Applications for Spotlight Stark County will be accepted until the class fills and no later than Sept. 6, 2013. The 13th annual Encounter Bus Tour will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15 and registrations are now being accepted. Speakers and participants hop on and off the bus throughout the daylong whirlwind tour of Stark County that focuses on the region’s historic, economic, cultural and volunteer resources. Lunch is included at the The University Center at Kent State University at Stark. The cost of the tour is $79. Leadership Stark County programs provide personal and professional development to enhance leadership capacity in the workplace and in the community. All programs include a study of community assets and issues led by interaction with prominent decisionmakers.

Make reservations and apply online at www.leadershipstarkcounty.org. For questions, call Fran Wells, director, at (330) 458-2095. Wednesday, Aug. 14 8 to 9 a.m. Sirak Financial Services 4700 Dressler Rd. NW in Canton Cost: Free RSVP online at LeadershipStarkCounty.org

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YSTARK! Young Professional Profile Editor’s note: In keeping with ystark!’s mission— to attract and retain talented young people in Stark County— Action Newsletter features a monthly profile of a young professional (age 20-40) in Stark County. Name: Maranda Saling (soon to be Ramsey!) Age: 24 Occupation/Title/Place of work: Public Relations Specialist and Owner, Bellflower Communications Why are you interested Stark County’s Young Professionals initiative? I have a passion for small business, glocalization and being involved in the community in which you live and work What is your impression of ystark!, what do you think of their events, etc.? Love, love, love! I would like to have more structured networking events, more outdoor events and the opportunity to develop real relationships with more members. Where did you grow up? In what cities have you lived and worked? I grew up in Louisville, Ohio, and have lived and worked in: Athens, Ohio; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Todi, Italy; Ashtabula, Ohio and Canton.

What type of dwelling do you live in? What do you think of the housing choices for YPs in the area? I live in an awesome downtown studio apartment! The choices are great; studios, condos, townhouses and full homes! There’s something for everyone and every price point. What do you like MOST about Stark County? The price is very appealing, and so are the bars, restaurants, parks, art scene, and friendly people. What do you like LEAST about Stark County?

What do you do in the evenings or on the weekends for fun? Restaurants (no chains), bars, concerts, live performances, boating, hiking, and walking where available. What would you change about Canton if you could? More young professionals, and jobs for those young professionals. More forward thinking people and conversations, more shopping options, more museums and more green spaces. Could you see yourself spending your lifetime here? Yes, but we’ll see what fate has in mind.

I would love for Canton to have a brewing company, used or new book store, hookah bar or dance bar/club. Anything that would contribute to a more urban feel. I dislike how closeminded many people are and that I feel like I have to drive everywhere. What are the opportunities for YPs when it comes to career opportunities, cultural access, leadership or community involvement opportunities?

What would cause you to want to leave Canton? What other cities in the United States would be appealing to you as a home base? Why? We are in such a minority of organic, green living and liberal ideals. I would consider San Francisco, Chicago, Portland, Boulder and Austin for green incentives, more cultural diversity and openmindedness, plus mountains, oceans and lakes.

Career opportunities seem few and far between, especially for YPs with four-year degrees looking for wealth and satisfaction, not just a job. Cultural access is improving slowly and I would like to see that growth continue. There are plenty of leadership and community involvement opportunities available if you are willing to look for them: ystark!, Rotary and the Louisville Nimishillen Historical Society! What’s missing that would attract more YPs? Jobs in their field, positive conversation about Canton and the downtown area and cool/hip places to hang out.

Why have you chosen to live in Canton? Friends+family = a wonderful network for my business and support for my life and marriage.

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SAFET Y COUNCIL Safety, Health & Human Resources Fair 2013

Calling all safety, health and HR vendors! On Thursday, Sept. 12, the Stark County Safety Council will present the annual Safety, Health & Human Resources Fair. This is your chance to network with more than 300 professionals and gain fantastic exposure for your company’s products, services and technology. Book your vendor space NOW as this is sure to be a sellout fair! Space is $100 and includes a round table and linen table cloth, chairs, lunch for two representatives (extra tickets available at $16) and a listing on the Stark County Safety Council website. Electricity is available upon request. Setup is from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. and each vendor is asked to provide a door prize valued at $15. Save the Date & Book Now! Thursday, Sept. 12 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Meyer’s Lake Ballroom 3218 Parkway St. in Canton RSVP by Sept. 9 Reserve your exhibit space today by contacting Connie Cerny, Stark County Safety Council program manager, at (330) 458-2061 or conniec@cantonchamber.org.

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SAFET Y COUNCIL I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up ... | August Stark County Safety Council Luncheon Talk about words you never want to hear from your employees! At the Stark County Safety Council Luncheon on Aug. 8, Dave Gallegly from Miller Fall Protection by Honeywell will provide information and updates to the American National Standards Institute fall protection standard. You’ll learn about proper fall clearance calculation for shock absorbing lanyards and self-retracting lifelines, the advantages of self-retracting lifelines over shock absorbing lanyards, and hardware compatibility for your workplace. Gallegly is a fall protection specialist for Miller Fall Protection, now owned by Honeywell Safety Products. He works closely with Honeywell’s network of distributors to provide fall protection products, training and solutions to end users right here in Ohio. Having spent the last seven years as a fall protection specialist in the Ohio territory, the most rewarding part of his job is getting the

opportunity to work directly in the field with distributors and end users to provide solutions for many fall protection needs right at the ground level. Prior to Miller Fall Protection, Gallegly spent nine years as a territory sales representative for two safety distributors covering the northeast Ohio area.

Thursday, Aug. 8 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meyer’s Lake Ballroom 3218 Parkway St., N.W. Canton, OH 44708 Cost: $16

Spotlight Company:

RSVP by Aug. 5

Baker, Dublikar, Beck, Wiley & Mathews attorneys at law

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

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FUNDING PARTNERS Thank you to our ADVANTAGE CANTON funding partners: AEP Ohio AultCare Aultman Health Foundation Charter One Bank Chesapeake Energy Corporation The City of Canton DeHoff Realtors Dominion East Ohio Farmers National Bank Fifth Third Bank FirstMerit Bank NA Hilscher-Clarke Electric Huntington Bank Kenan Advantage Group KeyBank Mercy Medical Center Northeast Ohio Medical Univ. PNC Bank The Timken Company

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WELCOME to our newest members, who joined Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce in June. We encourage you to patronize their businesses. If you know of other businesses that would benefit from Chamber membership, please contact the Membership Department at (330) 458-2067. All About Moving Jeff The Mover LLC (MOVING) Jeff Shonkwiler 314 Cherry Ave. NE Canton, OH 44702 (330) 452-6683 allaboutmovingu@gmail.com www.allaboutmovingme.com Bellflower Communications (PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIAL MEDIA - MARKETING) Maranda Saling 400 McKinley NW, Suite B Canton, OH 44702 (330) 309-7055 bellflowercommunication@gmail.com www.bellflowercommunications.com BeLocatedOnline.com (SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION) Lisa Reed 5001 Baker St. SE East Canton, OH 44730 (330) 244-6264 lisa@belocatedonline.com www.belocatedonline.com Brookwood Management Company (APARTMENT RENTALS) Bob Lung 1201 S. Main St. #220 North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 497-6565 blung@brookwoodmgnt.com www.BrookwoodRentals.com Caiman Energy, LLC / Blue Racer Midstream (OIL & GAS SERVICES) Brent Breon 3500 Massillon Rd., Suite 280 Uniontown, OH 44685 (234) 294-3301 chornyak@caimanenergy.com www.caimanenergy.com Carpet Direct (CARPET & FLOORING DEALERS) Todd Tobias 801 N. Valley Blvd. NW North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 571-7693 todd.tobias@carpetdirect.com www.carpetdirect.com CNC Custom Machining Inc. (MACHINE SHOPS) Robert E. Gibbs 1314 Henry Ave. SW Canton, OH 44706 (330) 456-5868 harolddyer@neohio.twcbc.com

FILLASEAT Cleveland & Canton (ENTERTAINMENT - TICKETS) Kitty McClellan PO Box 8741 Canton, OH 44711 (330) 345-5732 info@fillaseatcleveland.com www.fillaseatcleveland.com Faye A. Heston (RETIREES) Faye A. Heston 2735 Brentwood Rd. NW Canton, OH 44708 (330) 323-3293 Hopping Media (GRAPHIC DESIGN - WEB DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHERS - COMMERCIAL/PORTRAIT) Deborah Lehman 3416 Westmoreland Ave. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 956-5341 deborah@hopping.com www.hoppingmedia.com InfraSource, A Quanta Services Company (OIL & GAS SERVICES) DC Chandler 5748 Glenn Highway Cambridge, OH 43725 (740) 584-9071 david.chandler@infrasourceinc.com www.quantaservices.com Intensity Rehab Ltd. (EMPLOYMENT SERVICES VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION WORKERS’ COMPENSATION - THERAPY) Kristina L. Russell, M.Ed, CRC 800 W. Maple St., Suite F Hartville, OH 44632 (330) 877-2139 krussell@intensityrehab.com www.intensityrehab.com McMichael Chiropractic Natural Health & Wellness Clinic (CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANS (D.C.) Dr. Ryan McMichael 3945 Fulton Rd. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 492-1010 zzram@neo.rr.com www.mcmichaelchiro.com Metals, Inc. (METAL FABRICATORS/DISTRIBUTOR OIL FIELD CONSTRUCTION & EQUIPMENT SAFETY EQUIPMENT) Erika Carey 185 Oakleaf Oval Oakwood Village, OH 44146

NEW MEMBERS (800) 492-7304 ediedrich@metals-iinc.com www.metals-inc.com Mobile Massage Crew, LLC (HEALTH & WELLNESS) Megan English 274 Oak Drive NW North Canton, OH 44720 (888) 966-8325 info@mobilemassagecrew.com www.mobilemassagecrew.com Ohio Tuition Trust Authority (COLLEGE SAVINGS) Ashlee Tucker 779 Jennifer Trail Tallmadge, OH 44278 (614) 230-3259 Atucker@collegeadvantage.com www.collegeadvantage.com Osmose Utilities Services, Inc. (UTILITIES - ELECTRIC & NATURAL GAS - SAVINGS) Jeannie O’Connell 980 Ellicott St. Buffalo NY 14209 (716) 882-5805 joconnell@osmose.com Peoples Bank (BANKS) Dale Witt 885 Wheeling Ave. Cambridge, OH 43725 (330) 440-4464 dale.witt@pebo.com www.peoplesbank.com Pro OnCall Technologies (TELEPHONE EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS & DEALERS) Sherrie Kimble 6910 Treeline Dr., Suite E Brecksville, OH 44141 (440) 746-4696 sherrie.kimble@prooncall.com www.ProOnCall.com S & L Electric Company (ELECTRIC CONTRACTORS) Ken Lowmiller & Fritz Spring 2111 46th St. NW Canton, OH 44709 (330) 966-8600 ken@sl-electric.com

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BIZ BITZ The Walsh University Career Center will host several opportunities for area employers to meet and interact with university students this fall. Upcoming free events include “Meet the Accountants,” on Thursday, Sept. 12, and “Meet the Managers, Marketers and Communicators,” on Wednesday, October 30. For more information about these opportunities to engage with students, contact Cathy Whalen, employer relations manager at Walsh University’s Career Center at cwhalen@walsh.edu. A total of 27 attorneys from Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 Super Lawyers Magazine. Buckingham’s honorees include twenty Super Lawyers and seven Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Of the 20 Super Lawyers honorees, 11 received special recognition for being included in the publication for at least 10 consecutive years. In addition, John F. Hill was named to both the Top 100 Ohio 2013 Super Lawyers and Top 50 Cleveland Ohio Super Lawyers 2013 lists. Hill joined the Firm as a partner last fall and is widely considered to be one of the top litigators in the region. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (20082013) and maintains a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™. This is Hill’s third selection to the Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers list and his second appearance among the Top 50 Cleveland. Canton attorneys recognized in Super Lawyers include Joseph J. Feltes, Jeffrey A. Halm and Mark J. Skakun III. Canton attorney Justin S. Greenfelder was recognized as a Rising Star. WRL Advertising, a full-service advertising agency, announced that David Pokrivnak has joined the organization as a graphic designer. Pokrivnak will assist the WRL team in projects that require his design and illustration skills. Pokrivnak graduated from Stark State in 2007 with a degree in graphic arts. He graduated from Boardman high school in 2005, and now resides in Youngstown, Ohio. The firm also announced that web programmer Jarrod Rizor has been promoted to

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director of web development. Rizor will take the lead in all WRL projects that require his experience in web advertising, programming and design. While still a student, Rizor joined the WRL team as a web intern, and was quickly hired on as a full-time programmer once he graduated. Since then, he’s successfully completed a large variety of projects for both local and national clients. Mark Radosevic Insurance Agency is pleased to announce the appointment of Cynthia Campbell and Crystal Alberts as associate agents to the agency. Campbell has a vast experience in sales and marketing in the last 20 years and brings nine years of Insurance experience to the agency. Alberts has 20 years of insurance experience and has worked for various large insurance companies, starting her insurance career in claims. Both will be responsible for attracting new customers to the agency. For more information, visit www.markradins.com. The University of Mount Union has named Dr. Osama Jadaan as chair of the department of engineering. In this role, Jadaan will provide leadership for ongoing program development, student interaction and recruitment, curriculum oversight and development and outreach to industry and alumni. Jadaan has degrees in both civil engineering and engineering mechanics and will teach within both the mechanical and civil engineering programs. Jadaan previously worked as chair and professor in the department of general engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Jadaan earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in engineering mechanics from The Pennsylvania State University and Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Science degrees in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University. After a nearly two-year search, In The Round Design Group is very pleased to announce that Bill Louth has joined the firm as IT director. In this role, Louth will ensure the flexibility, security, reliability, scalability and performance of all technology systems. Before joining the ITR team, Louth amassed over two decades of experience in the healthcare, software development, IT consulting, transportation logistics, and manufacturing industries. He has served as a network architect, systems

administrator and manager of both IT services and applications development teams. Hammontree & Associates, Limited professional engineers, planners, scientists, and surveyors, with offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, have announced professional engineer David E. Sicker, P.E. as director of transportation. Sicker has over 30 years of experience with The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 4 in Akron, Ohio where he served in many roles including district planning engineer, district bridge engineer, consultant contract manager and project manager. He is a graduate of The University of Toledo with a BSCE degree in civil engineering. Haines & Company, Inc., a full-service direct marketing company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Don Keen to director of print operations. In addition to his previous duties of estimating, purchasing and logistics, Keen will now oversee prepress, print, laser, lettershop, bindery, and shipping and receiving departments. Keen, who has been with Haines & Company, Inc. for more than eight years, will be responsible for vendor negotiations and relationships, ensuring print and mail quality and efficiency, and production management. Vasco Sports Contractors, a national leader in the turf field, tennis court and track construction industry, has been recognized by the American Sports Builders Association, Fields Division. Vasco won two Distinguished Single Field Facility Awards for the company’s work designing and constructing the North Canton Hoover Football & Lacrosse Stadium, as well as Fairview High School in Fairview, Pa. The ASBA previously presented Vasco with the Distinguished Outdoor Tennis Facility Award for the Blackhawk School District Tennis Facility in Beaver Falls, Pa., and the Distinguished Single Field Facility Award for Avon Lake High School in Avon Lake, Ohio.

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First Friday Tackling the Arts Whoever said that art and football don’t mix hasn’t played on Team Arts! The downtown players are suited up for an evening of football-related art, music on the outdoor stage, new projects flying at Translations, Joseph Saxton, Journey and Second April and temporary additions to the public art landscape, all in honor of the tradition that is synonymous with Canton, Ohio. Watch for street closings as the big parade is the following morning!

First Friday, Aug. 2 6 to 10 p.m. Downtown Canton Arts District Cost: Free Event!

I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up… August Stark County Safety Council Luncheon Talk about words you never want to hear from your employees! At the Stark County Safety Council Luncheon on Aug. 8, Dave Gallegly from Miller Fall Protection by Honeywell will provide information and updates to the American National Standards Institute fall protection standard. You’ll learn about proper fall clearance calculation for shock absorbing lanyards and self-retracting lifelines, the advantages of self-retracting lifelines over shock absorbing lanyards, and hardware compatibility for your workplace.

Thursday, Aug. 8 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meyer’s Lake Ballroom 3218 Parkway St., N.W. Canton, OH 44708 Cost: $16 RSVP by Aug. 5

Social Media in the Workplace August AultCare Fast Break Breakfast featuring Erin Magee Social networking and electronic communication issues are becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s workplace. More and more, employers are struggling with a multitude of issues on how to handle inappropriate comments or photos on an employee’s social media page. At the Aug. 9 AultCare Fast Break Breakfast, attorney Erin Magee of Jackson Kelly, PLLC, will explain what can be done to handle an employee who makes derogatory statements regarding the company or its employees, along with general social networking policies for the workplace.

Friday, Aug. 9 7 a.m. registration
 7:30 a.m. program
 Courtyard by Marriott 4375 Metro Cir. North Canton, OH Cost: $18 members $21 members less than 48 hours in advance $25 non-members RSVP by Aug. 7

Leadership Discovery Meet & Greet set for Aug. 14 Prospective participants, employers, and civic-minded individuals are encouraged to attend the free Leadership Stark County Discovery Meet & Greet on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 8 to 9 a.m. at Sirak Financial Services (4700 Dressler Rd. NW in Canton). This free, no-obligation information session will feature an overview of Leadership Stark County’s Spotlight Stark County program designed for younger professionals age 24-34, including an explanation of the application process, tuition assistance information and a question and answer segment.

Wednesday, Aug. 14 8 to 9 a.m. Sirak Financial Services 4700 Dressler Rd. NW in Canton Cost: Free RSVP online at LeadershipStarkCounty.org

Big Crush on The New Crush House August Stir After Hours & ystark! Monthly Meet-Up at Gervasi Vineyard The Chamber is crushing it in August with a very special Stir After Hours at Gervasi Vineyard’s The Crush House. The newest addition to Gervasi’s ever expanding estate won’t open to the public until October, but guests at this month’s Stir will have full access to the amazing new winery, wine bar and eatery months in advance. Also for the first time, the Chamber joins forces with ystark!, Stark County’s young professional network, to offer guests two times the networking in one! Connect and collaborate with fellow Chamber members and YPs at Stark County’s latest and greatest place to see and be seen.

Thursday, Aug. 22 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Crush House at Gervasi Vineyard 1700 55th Street NE in Canton Cost: Free RSVP by Aug. 20

2013 Leadership On the Links Golf Outing What better way to renew your Leadership connections than to spend the morning on the Tam O’Shanter Golf Course with fellow graduates and participants! Join Leadership alumni and friends for 18 holes with cart, a buffet lunch, beverages on course and great prizes. Put your foursome together and get into the spirit of friendly competition, fun, and networking opportunities.

Friday, Aug. 23 Shotgun start at 8:15 a.m. Tam O’Shanter Golf Course 5055 Hills & Dales Rd. NW in Canton $75 per person $300 per foursome RSVP at LeadershipStarkCounty.org

4th Street Concert Series featuring Hey Monea! The Canton Development Partnership’s FREE 4th Street Summer Concert Series continues on Friday, Aug. 23, under the 4th Street Lights at Fourth Street and Cleveland Ave. NW in downtown Canton with Rock N’ Roll World Battle of the Bands champions Hey Monea! Visit 4thStreetConcerts. com for more details.

Friday, Aug. 23 7 to 10:30 p.m. Under the Fourth Street Lights Corner of Fourth Street and Cleveland Ave. NW in downtown Canton Free! Visit 4thStreetConcerts.com

Please make reservations for all of our Chamber events online at CantonChamber.org (unless otherwise directed above), or call (330) 458-2070. Thank you for registering in advance!

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

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