103rd ANNUAL DINNER SET FOR FEB. 20 Johnson Controls Chairman and CEO Alex Molinaroli to Speak The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Johnson Controls Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alex Molinaroli as the guest speaker at the Chamber’s 103rd Annual Dinner on Monday, Feb. 20 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center (1101 Market Ave. N, Canton). Tickets are on sale now at CantonChamber.org. In November 2016, Hall of Fame Village LLC (a partnership between the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Industrial Realty Group) and Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries, entered into a historic 18-year agreement to create the first sports and entertainment “smart city” that will carry the name Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village. The $600 million project will
create more than 13,000 new jobs; and over a 25-year period, Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village will generate $15.3 billion in cumulative net new total economic output within Stark County. Molinaroli will provide insight into why Johnson Controls chose to invest in Hall of Fame Village, describe what the first-ever stateof-the-art sports and entertainment “smart city” will entail, and how their investment in the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village may benefit the local business community and larger region. “The commitment of Johnson Controls to the Hall of Fame Village represents a positive, (continued on next page)
Develop New Leads at the 2017 BUSINESS EXPO
INSIDE: Letter from Judith E. Barnes Lancaster................. 2 Monthly Oil & Gas Update.................................... 3 Editor’s Note....................................................... 4 Utica Upstream SAVE THE DATE............................ 4 AultCare Fast Break Breakfast.............................. 5 AultCare Quick Connect Luncheon........................ 5 Business Excellence Award Ceremony Set............. 5 NSME Award Recipients....................................... 6 New Member Reception...................................... 6 Letter from Judith E. Barnes Lancaster................. 6 ystark! Twenty under 40! Nominations Due.......... 7 Leadership Coaching........................................... 8 Leadership 31st Class Applications..................... 10 Leadership Building Better Boards Seminar....... 10 Enshrinement Festival Schedule........................ 11 Enshrinement Festival Queen Pageant............... 12 Safety Council Crime Prevention Breakfast......... 13 Safety Council Seminar...................................... 13 Safety Council Monthly Luncheon...................... 15 New Members................................................... 17 BizBitz.............................................................. 18 February Calendar............................................. 19
Join the Canton Regional Chamber on February 23 for the 2017 Business Expo Presented by Mercy Medical Center! This annual event, held at The Conference Center at Kent State Stark, has grown to include 100 exhibitors, complimentary tasty treats from local restaurants as part of our “Taste of Stark,” plus several hundred attendees! Exhibitors can expect to develop business leads, network with local businesses as well as the public, gain invaluable connections and be part of an evergrowing event. Attendees can expect to network while visiting exhibitor booths and enjoying delicious local food samples. Come out for one of the best networking opportunities of the year, on Feb. 23 from 4-8 pm at The Conference Center, Kent State University at Stark.
Exhibitor booths are SOLD OUT! The general public is invited to attend for $5 with a business card OR they can reach out to one of the exhibitors in advance to obtain a free admittance pass. Register to attend or exhibit at CantonChamber.org. (continued on next page)
OUR MISSION: To lead the region in business and community development through collaboration and innovation.
CO V E R S TO R I E S . . . 103rd Annual Dinner February 2017 - Volume XLIX - No. 2
Judith E. Barnes Lancaster Attorney at Law Chairwoman Dennis P. Saunier President & CEO Steven M. Meeks COO Collyn Floyd Editor and Director of Marketing Denise Burton Advertising Sales / Action 330.458.2067 Molly Romig Advertising Sales / Action 330.458.2077
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long-term impact at a level that our community hasn’t seen before,” said Dennis P. Saunier, Chamber president and CEO. “We are thrilled to have Alex Molinaroli at our 103rd Annual Dinner to share his vision and what it means not only for the Village, but for our entire region.” At the dinner, the gavel will be passed from outgoing Chamber Board Chairman Brian Belden, vice president sales and marketing, The Belden Brick Company, to Judith E. Barnes Lancaster, attorney at law and 2017 Board Chairwoman.
2017 Business Expo
The evening will begin with a cocktail reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and the program. Registrations can be made online at CantonChamber.org or by calling 330.458.2070. Tickets for the event are $100, and tables of eight are available. This event is open to both Chamber members and nonmembers. All registration payments must be received in advance and reservations must be received by February 14. Register now; space is limited.
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The M. Conley Entrepreneur-Of-The-Year Award is being introduced this year to honor those area businesses with bright new ideas and the entrepreneurial zeal to make them a success. M. Conley, itself, started with a new idea over 105 years ago and would like to encourage other businesses to enjoy the same long lifetimes of success. The company distributes a large line of products for janitorial, packaging, foodservice and safety needs. Register to attend or exhibit at CantonChamber.org. Exhibitors (to date):
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OIL & GAS
Monthly Oil & Gas Update
Utica Upstream, our first oil and gas seminar of 2017, on April 5, will be about upstream oil and gas exploration and more.
and consider becoming a sponsor, by following the links at: www.uticacapital. com.
The timing of events in this first quarter of the new year compel us to look over the horizon to midstream, infrastructure which we treat in depth in our June seminar.
AEP Ohio, Beaver Excavating and Furbay Oil & Gas are back as Silver sponsors for our Utica Upstream seminar. We are grateful to these companies for their continued support of our work in oil and gas business development.
At Utica Upstream, Douglas Kris of Eclipse Resources has agreed to return to Canton and update us on his innovative company’s work in the Utica. It was in spring 2016 that Eclipse announced it had drilled a horizontal well with an 18,544-foot lateral in Guernsey County. That’s 3.5 miles sideways. Dan Schweitzer, director of the oil and gas training program at Stark State College, will discuss the renewed demand for oil and gas workers and what Stark State is doing to fill the need. When workers are needed, it can only be good news. Jackie Stewart from Energy in Depth Ohio will present a report on the public tax benefits that have come from Utica energy development and investment. Regarding midstream, we will hear about a Consumers Energy Alliance research study that deals with the economic and energy loss to the nation if pipeline construction is stymied. Though the federal landscape regarding energy may change quickly in favor of development with the new Trump administration, the study’s findings should provoke much thought. We have invitations out to other speakers who will enrich the program. Home for our seminars this year will be Walsh University. You can register today,
Chairwoman of the Board Judith E. Barnes Lancaster Attorney At Law Sr. Vice Chairman - Jim Porter The Canton Repository Vice Chairman - Joe Feltes Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP Vice Chairman - Todd Hawke GDK & Co Vice Chairman - Geoff Karcher The Karcher Group Vice Chairman - Rick McQueen Akron-Canton Airport
In oil and gas news that caught our eye:
Vice Chairman - Amanda Sterling TimkenSteel
Another natural-gas fueled electricity generation plant is planned for the Youngstown area. Clean Energy Future already has one under construction. If all goes well, the Youngstown Vindicator reports, a second plant will be begun in early 2018. This would make eight peaklevel gas generators for Ohio.
Treasurer - D. William Allen Pro Football Hall of Fame Immediate Past Chairman - Brian S. Belden The Belden Brick Company President & CEO - Dennis P. Saunier Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce COO - Steven M. Meeks Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
In a related note, the wholesale price for electricity declined in 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency. The sustained low price for abundant natural gas, a power plant fuel, contributed to the price decline. The Bloomberg business news site, among others, has reported that Russia propaganda has tried to create doubt and fear about the safety of U.S. hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas. Russia’s economy is tied closely to its oil and gas business. America’s emergence as a world energy supplier is not good for Russia.
Recording Secretary - Connie R. Cerny Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Emil Alecusan Brewster Cheese
Michael Moore FedEx Custom Critical
Katrina Barton Belden Village Mall
Frank Monaco Four Fifteen Group
Greg Brokaw Consumers National Bank, Jackson-Belden Office
Steven O. Pittman CliftonLarsonAllen
David Kaminski Vice President for Public Policy and Energy (330) 458-2059 email@example.com
David Cemate Mercy Medical Center
Rodney Reasonover Stark County Community Action Agency
Ajay Das The Timken Company
Robert E. Roland Day Ketterer, LTD.
R. Eric Dellapina KeyBank
Joseph D. Schauer Schauer Group, Inc.
William F. Downey Kenan Advantage Group
Dr. Denise A. Seachrist Kent State University at Stark
Chris DiLoreto Jackson Local Schools Mike Gallina AultCare Health Network Dr. Jay Gershen Northeast Ohio Medical University Michael Graeff Matt Gregory Gregory Industries Dr. Para Jones Stark State College Dr. David A. King Malone University Bradley R. McKain Marathon Petroleum Company, LP
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Bruce M. Soares Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh Tracy Stevens Dominion East Ohio John M. Tucker Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Brandon Wehl Portage Electric Products Inc. Mark Wright Aultman Health Foundation Cathy Wyatt Carpe Diem Coffee Shops
UPCOMING EVENTS Editor’s Note: Changes Coming to ACTION NEWSLETTER Beginning next month, we’ll be implementing some important changes to how you receive the Action Newsletter. You will receive the same informationpacked Action Newsletter you always have, but now in two different formats, depending on the month.
many more subscribers for a fraction of the cost. It’s no surprise that printing and mailing costs continue to only go one direction – up! In fact, going digital means we can more than double our distribution, which means getting Chamber news and information into more hands!
We’re moving our printed and mailed Action to quarterly only, beginning with April’s issue. The remaining eight issues of the year will be digital only, beginning with next month’s issue (March). We’ll be unveiling Action’s new look and feel with these two issues as well.
We know that many of you love our printed newsletter, too, so we’ll continue to mail Action on a quarterly basis. And on the months we do print and mail Action, it will provide an even greater look at the Chamber’s programs, events and initiatives.
So, why change things up? Sending the newsletter digitally allows us to reach
What we’re absolutely not changing is our commitment to providing you with
important and timely Chamber news and information, year-round. In fact, with web and social media, and many of you wanting to consume information that way, this offers options for everyone. In March, be sure to check your inbox for your online version of Action. Open it, read it, save it. And, please, join us for an upcoming event. We’d love to see you.
Collyn Floyd Director of Marketing Editor, Action Newsletter
Save the Date for Utica Upstream April 5, 2017 7:30 am to 2:30 pm Barrette Center, Walsh University Learn what you need to know about the present and the future of Utica oil and gas exploration at Utica Upstream, a production of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Shale Directories. We are entering our sixth year of oil and gas business development programming. We lead off with a conference where
experts talk about oil and gas production in 2017 and also look to the midstream pipeline projects that are quickly moving forward. “Cautiously optimistic” is the cliché that describes forecasts for the Utica in 2017 after two years of weak activity.
chamber of commerce in Ohio that consistently offers these oil and gas education programs, and we typically draw an audience from throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
If you have attended in the past, you know that we produce highly informative regional conferences on subjects that businesses in Utica Shale country need to understand. The Canton Regional Chamber is proud to be the only
You can register today at www. uticacapital.com. More information about Utica Upstream can be found in the oil and gas report on page 3.
Won’t you join us?
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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UPCOMING EVENTS Looking for Exciting Networking and Education Opportunities?
Business Excellence Award Ceremony Set for May 2
Join Us at AultCare Fast Break Breakfast and AultCare QuickConnect Luncheon Want to grow your contacts and leads? We offer the AultCare Fast Break Breakfast and the AultCare QuickConnect Networking Luncheon, each month! Whether you prefer your networking at breakfast, at lunch, or both, we’ve got you covered. Every month, Fast Break and/or QuickConnect attendees can obtain business leads through enjoyable networking activities, hear a compelling speaker, meet new business contacts and enjoy a delicious meal. Plus, when you bring a door prize valued at $15 or more, you’ll receive 30 seconds at the microphone to promote your business.
Nominations are in for the Business Excellence Awards, Stark County’s most prestigious business awards! Winners will be notified in March and will subsequently be recognized during the May 2 awards dinner that will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards presentations at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person. Register online at CantonChamber.org. An additional highlight at the event will be a $2,000 scholarship awarded by the law firm Day Ketterer. Applicants must be a Stark County high school senior or currently enrolled as a Stark County university or college student. For complete eligibility criteria and how to apply go to: dayketterer.com/2017-businessexcellence-scholarship-award SPONSORS: Thanks to our event sponsors to date, including Day Ketterer, Stark State College, Westfield Bank and Medical Mutual. For questions concerning the Business Excellence Awards, please contact Melissa Elsfelder, event manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330.458.2073.
February AultCare Fast Break Breakfast with Mayor Tom Bernabei
City of Canton Mayor Tom Bernabei returns in February with an “Update on Canton City Government.” Expect to hear updates on the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Market Square, DORA (Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area), economic development activities, city services, and more. Friday, Feb. 10 7:30 – 9 am (Registration begins at 7 am) Courtyard by Marriott 4375 Metro Circle, Canton $18 Members/$25 Non-Members Register by Feb. 8 at CantonChamber.org
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Chris Gumpp at 330.458.2055.
February AultCare QuickConnect Networking Luncheon with Mike Gallina, AultCare
Join us for the AultCare QuickConnect Networking Luncheon on February 15 with Mike Gallina, Vice President – Outreach Services for AultCare: • “Take your own pulse” as it relates to the rhythm of leadership • Engage the winning equation of relationship above your brand • Use your own special skills and talents at work and home • Gain a deeper commitment to the power of personal culture Wednesday, Feb. 15 11:30 am – 1 pm (Registration begins at 11 am) Shady Hollow Country Club 4865 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon $18/members, $23/non-members Register by Feb. 13 at CantonChamber.org
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UPCOMING EVENTS NSME “Accent on Excellence” Award Recipients to Include Chamber Director, Chamber Members For 45 years, the National Sales & Marketing Executives “Accent on Excellence” Event has recognized outstanding sales and marketing professionals in the Akron/Canton region. This year, the Chamber is pleased to once again have one of our own recognized among the outstanding class of recipients. Congratulations to Collyn Floyd, director of marketing for the Chamber! We’re also pleased to see so many Chamber members have their sales and marketing professionals recognized: Teresa Fox , Walsh University Dinese Cramer, JRC Susan Schmidt, Keller Williams Legacy Group Realty Syndey Campanaro, American Cancer Society Lauren Bing, Boomerang Advertising Alicia Freeman, Premier Bank & Trust
Meet and Greet at the New Member Reception on Feb. 14 Join the Canton Regional Chamber as we extend a warm welcome to our newest chamber members! All Chamber members, both new and established, are invited and encouraged to attend the New Member Reception on Feb. 14. Take a moment to introduce yourself to our newest chamber members while enjoying delicious appetizers, a cash bar and networking inside the newly renovated Holiday Inn in Belden Village. This event is free for Chamber members but reservations are required. Tuesday, Feb. 14 11:00 am – 1:00 pm The Holiday Inn 4520 Everhard Rd. NW Canton, OH 44718 Register at CantonChamber.org
Carl Massouh, C. Massouh Printing Co. Clinton Nickas, Edward Jones Investments Todd Scott, AultCare Scott Swaldo, Gervasi Vineyard Jacquie Mazziotta, WRL Advertising Craig Sanders, Progressive Auto Group Jennifer Stranger, Mercy Medical Center Tom Ziehler, DiStefano Insurance Services Additionally, David Baker, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will be recognized as Executive of the Year, and Dan Flowers, president and CEO of the Akron-Canton Food Bank, will be honored as Outstanding Community Leader. The event is February 28 at Tangiers in Akron; more information is available online at nsmeakroncanton.org.
Incoming Chairwoman’s Message: Judith E. Barnes Lancaster It is my privilege and honor to serve as Chairwoman of the Board for the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2017. As the Chamber enters its 103rd year of leading the region in business and community development through innovation and collaboration, our organization will serve nearly 2,000 members, making the Chamber the largest business organization in the region and the sixth largest Chamber in Ohio. Our Chamber is even stronger and capable of providing a greater level of service to our business community following the 2016 merger with the Jackson-Belden Chamber of Commerce. I look forward to working with President and CEO Denny Saunier on many exciting programs and initiatives this year, including (but not limited to): establishing a greater regional dialogue with our business community along I-77; working closely with the City of Canton on several major projects including a complete renovation of Market Square; working with our partners at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on a greater connection between downtown with Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village; and increasing
the ways we can better serve our member businesses and all businesses in the region. Of course, it takes a strong board of directors, strong leadership and strong staff to accomplish the Chamber’s broad agenda. I look forward to working with Denny Saunier and his talented staff, the entire board of directors, and volunteers on the many exciting projects and programs underway or on the horizon. Through the work of the Chamber and its five departments, we are ready to serve our area’s businesses, young professionals, emerging leaders, safety-minded professionals, downtown community, and community at large. Thank you to our members for your ongoing commitment to the Chamber’s work; I look forward to seeing you Chamber events throughout the year. Respectfully,
Judith E. Barnes Lancaster
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YSTARK! Nominate Stark County’s Top Young Leaders by Feb. 27! ystark! is currently seeking nominees for the 10th ANNUAL TWENTY UNDER 40! awards. These awards recognize 20 incredible young leaders who are actively making a positive impact in the county. Who are we looking for? Eligible young professionals are between 21 and 40 years old, who work in all career industries, and live or work in Stark County. Full eligibility information is available at ystark.org. Who makes an outstanding nominee? We are looking for the region’s top young professionals. Twenty under 40! winners are working to make Stark County the destination for young professionals to live, work and play though their work in the business community and the community at large. In short, they excel in both their careers and in community service.
What’s the easiest way to nominate? Online! Visit ystark.org and complete the nomination form or download a hardcopy. What’s the deadline? We need all nominations by Monday, Feb. 27. How will winners be recognized? Winners of the 2017 award will be toasted at a very special 10th Anniversary Twenty Under 40! Gala this summer – stay tuned for more details coming soon. The recognition of these deserving area young professionals is made possible by ystark! and The Repository, and sponsored (to date) by Aultman Health Foundation, Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., LPA, Robert J. Events & Catering, and The Timken Company.
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LEADERSHIP STARK COUNT Y Individual Leadership Coaching Offered to Alumni Leadership Development Coaching is the next step in our leadership programming; affordable, customized StrengthsFinder and Leadership Coaching services are available exclusively for alumni of Leadership Stark County programs. This is an added benefit of participating in Leadership Stark County programs. Coaching is a unique opportunity to expand and extend learning beyond our traditional “program days,” increase personal and professional development, and improve overall leadership competencies. Organizations and individuals that invest in Coaching services are readily able to: • • • •
Maximize potential, motivation, and responsibility Instill freedom for leaders to engage in the community and find success in the workplace Enhance a culture of learning and advancement Commit to career and performance progression
Our coaching packages are customized to your unique needs, include options of one to six hours of tailored coaching, and follow the general steps outlined below. Leadership Coaching is priced at a relatively lower cost than comparable market rates. Special rates are available
for non-profit organizations and self-pay individuals. Sessions typically last one hour and packages range from 2 to 6 hours of coaching. Our Leadership Development Coaches: Stephanie Snow Werren is a Certified Gallup Strengths Finder Coach and has been presenting the Strengths Finder training to Leadership’s Young Professionals and Government Academy programs since their inception in 2005 and 2006. In addition to being instrumental in the creation of those programs, she also facilitates many custom trainings for businesses and non-profit organizations. Stephanie has been with Leadership Stark County since 2005 and was named Director in 2015. A Canton native, Stephanie holds an MBA degree from Malone University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science/International Studies from Miami University.
based approaches to help leaders identify ways to manage and improve both personal and professional strengths. Previously with scitrain, ltd., Cantonbased global leadership development consulting firm, Jenifer has provided facilitations, trainings and executive coaching to approximately 650 leaders, both in the U.S. and Europe. She joined Leadership Stark County in 2015 as Program Manager for the Spotlight Stark County, Government Academy, and Encounter Stark County programs. A Canton native, she holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development from Walsh University and a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from The Ohio State University. If you are a Leadership Stark County program alumnus who is interested in one-on-one Leadership coaching, you can submit the coaching interest form found at LeadershipStarkCounty.org or call our office at 330-458-2095.
As a Board Certified Executive Leadership Coach, Jenifer Haller Hill uses evidenced-
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LEADERSHIP STARK COUNT Y Attend theÂ Signature Program Preview Breakfast! Join us at the Chamber of Commerce for some informal networking and find out how to be a part of the next Leadership Stark County Signature Program class. Youâ€™ll learn about the application process, time commitment, program objectives, perks of being a graduate, and the six Leadership Competencies. There is no cost to attend, however, reservations are requested by Friday, March 3. All are welcome. Now recruiting for the 31st Class Signature Program Tuesday, March 7, 8:00-9:00 am Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce 222 Market Ave N, Canton 44702 Cost is FREE! Make reservations now at LeadershipStarkCounty.org or call 330-458-2095
Sign up now for the Building Better Boards Seminar Thursday, March 2 8:00-11:30 am Aultman North Canton Medical Group, Education Building 6046 Whipple Ave NW, North Canton Cost: $35 per person, $105 for four from same agency Register Now at LeadershipStarkCounty.org Want to get more done, run more efficient meetings, and think strategically?
- Legal Responsibilities of Board Service, Randy Snow, Black McCuskey Law Firm - Participate Confidently and Let Your Voice Be Heard, Lisa Codispoti, Human Resources Consultant Register online at LeadershipStarkCounty.org or call 330-458-2095 for more information.
The Building Better Boards seminar is excellent for anyone who works or volunteers for Stark County non-profit organizations, government entities, schools, or community organizations. Energize your non-profit organization with the latest trends, best practices, and techniques. The seminar includes these sessions: - The Role of the Board, Sara Strattan, executive director, Community Legal Aid Sponsored by:
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ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival SCHEDULE CHANGES The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Pro Football Hall of Fame have worked in a spirit of collaboration for the past 53 years as our community celebrates the induction of football players, coaches, and contributors into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This year is no exception, with several exciting schedule changes to help maximize our guest and visitor experience. Notable changes to include: The Hall of Fame Game will be played for the first time ever on a Thursday night, Aug. 3 The nationally-televised Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner will return to Friday night, Aug. 4 The third annual Concert for Legends will move to Sunday night, Aug. 6 Other weekend events including the Fashion Show Luncheon, The Canton Repository Grand Parade, Enshrinement Ceremony, and Enshrinees’ Roundtable will continue with their traditional dates and times. Please see the full schedule below. 2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Dates and times are subject to change. Times listed are general event start times. Please check the Web site at www.profootballhofef.com for detailed information on the timing of activities within each event.) THURSDAY, MAY 4 7:00 p.m. Queen PAGEANT Canton Palace Theatre SUNDAY, JULY 23 2:30 p.m. COMMUNITY Parade Downtown Canton FRIDAY, JULY 28 4:00 p.m. BALLOON CLASSIC/MUSIC FEST & NIGHT GLOW KSU at Stark/ Stark State Campuses
SATURDAY, JULY 29 6:30 a.m. Balloon Classic KSU at Stark/ Stark State Campuses 4:00 p.m. BALLOON CLASSIC/MUSIC FEST & Fireworks KSU at Stark/ Stark State Campuses SUNDAY, JULY 30 6:30 a.m. Balloon Classic KSU at Stark/ Stark State Campuses THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 10:00 a.m. FIRST PLAY Downtown Canton to the Pro Football Hall of Fame 8:00 p.m. NFL/HALL OF FAME GAME Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 9:30 a.m. GOLD JACKET PHOTO OP Pro Football Hall of Fame 11:30 a.m. Fashion Show LUNCHEON Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center 5:00 p.m. ENSHRINEES’ GOLD JACKET DINNER Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 8:00 a.m. THE CANTON REPOSITORY Grand Parade Downtown Canton
Noon RETURNING HALL OF FAMERS AUTOGRAPH SESSION PRESENTED BY PANINI · Pro Football Hall of Fame 7:00 p.m. Enshrinement ceremony Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 12:30 p.m. ENSHRINEES roundtable Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center 3:00 p.m. CLASS OF 2017 AUTOGRAPH SESSION PRESENTED BY PANINI Pro Football Hall of Fame 8:00 p.m. CONCERT FOR LEGENDS Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium MONDAY, AUGUST 7 7:30 p.m. DRUM CORPS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION TOUR OF CHAMPIONS Paul Brown Tiger Stadium THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 11:00 a.m. CANTON KICKOFF CELEBRATION Downtown Canton FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 11:00 a.m. CANTON KICKOFF CELEBRATION Downtown Canton SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 10:00 a.m. 5K RACE Downtown Canton 11:00 a.m. CANTON KICKOFF CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS Downtown Canton
Noon FANATICS AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH SESSION PRESENTED BY PANINI (HALL OF FAMERS) Pro Football Hall of Fame
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ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Queen Pageant Signals Start of 2017 Celebration! The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the annual Enshrinement Festival will be celebrating 54 years of excellence in 2017, with the first event being the Queen Pageant on May 4. Applications and tickets will be available at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Enshrinement Festival department, 222 Market Ave. N., in downtown Canton, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Monday, Feb. 6. In addition, applications are available online at www.ProFootballHOFEF.com. The deadline to submit the application and a $70 fee is Thursday, March 9, by 5:00 pm. Candidates cannot be younger than a high school senior and 18 years old by May 1 or more than 23 years of age before Sept. 1. Candidates must reside and, if employed, work within a 30mile radius of Stark County. Potential candidates are invited and encouraged to attend the sixth annual “Queen Pageant Informational Session” on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce from 9:00-11:00 am. This session will help young ladies decide if they would like to enter the Pageant and give them a better idea of what to expect if they do. Participants will have the opportunity to review the 2016 Queen Pageant DVD, learn about the judging experience from past years’ judges, hear from a past queen who will share her memories, and ask questions about the process. This informative, casual session is FREE but reservations must be made in advance by calling Kathy Lindenberger at 330.458.2056 or e-mailing kathyl@ cantonchamber.org.
At the conclusion of the Pageant, a Queen and five court members will have been selected on the basis of personality, poise, beauty, communication skills, academic achievement and service to community. The Queen and her court will serve as role models and goodwill ambassadors throughout the community. For more information regarding applications, tickets or sponsorship opportunities, contact Kathy Lindenberger at 330.458.2056 or visit the Enshrinement Festival Web site at www.ProFootballHOFEF.com. ABOUT THE ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL The Pro Football Hall of Fame first opened its doors on September 7, 1963, and subsequently has earned a stellar reputation as the “most inspiring place on earth” -- recently welcoming its ten millionth visitor. The Hall has expanded from its original 19,000 square feet to 118,000 square feet following the 2014 conclusion of its $27 million “Future 50” Expansion and Renovation Project. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is a not-forprofit educational institution that focuses on educating, promoting, preserving, and honoring the great individuals and moments that have shaped the sport’s history, with an emphasis on “Celebrating Excellence Everywhere!”
four small events to more than 20 diverse events enjoyed by nearly 700,000 people and producing an economic impact of over $32 million for the Canton/Stark County area and nearly $56 million for the State of Ohio. In addition, millions of people experience aspects of the Enshrinement Festival as events are televised and covered by other media. With a record of success for the past 53 years, the Enshrinement Festival is a true celebration of excellence. Check the Web sites periodically for the latest information: www. ProFootballHOFEF.com or www. ProFootballHOF.com.
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The Queen Pageant on Thursday, May 4 will begin at 7:00 pm at The Canton Palace Theatre. All seats are reserved at $22 each, and tickets can be purchased at the Canton Regional Chamber, and online at www.ProFootballHOFEF.com/ Queen Pageant.
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SAFET Y COUNCIL Stark County Crime Prevention Breakfast Set for February 14 Join us as we honor the Canton City Police Officer of the Year, Stark County Deputy of the Year and Community Police Officer of the Year. Our keynote speaker will be Judge Frank Forchione, Stark County Court of Common Pleas. In addition, the Crime Prevention Citizen of the Year will be presented with an award. This award goes to a citizen who goes beyond the call of duty in preventing a crime or provides the police department with information that leads to an arrest and conviction of a criminal offender.
The Crime Prevention Breakfast is a special opportunity to show our appreciation for the hard work and dedication by Stark County law enforcement agencies. You can support and honor these individuals by purchasing tickets for the breakfast, either for yourself, or for distribution to the various law enforcement agencies. Your donation helps honor these officers and allows officers from Stark County law enforcement agencies to receive a complimentary breakfast.
Tuesday, Feb. 14 8:00 â€“9:30 am (7:30 am registration) Tozziâ€™s Restaurant on 12th St. 4210 12th St. NW Canton OH 44708 Cost: $11/person Register at StarkCountySC.com by Feb. 10
SEMINAR: Safety for the Non Safety Professional | Hosted by the Stark County Safety Council Who should attend: Individuals whose job responsibilities require them to handle safety loss control, OSHA compliance who are new to the safety field should attend. These individuals included new business owners and/ or labor and management safety committee representatives. What you will learn: General OSHA and Workers compensation responsibilities and requirements Principles for developing and maintaining an effective Safety and Health program
OSHA compliance requirements; After this course, you will be able to: Justify the need for a Safety & Health Program Locate additional resources and assistance for safety program development. Instructors: BWC Safety Consultants, Deb Bailey and Robin Watson
Credits: Safety Council Meeting Credit and Two Hour Group Rating training. Tuesday, Feb. 28 8:00-10:00 am Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce 222 Market Ave. N Canton, OH 44702 $10 per person Hosted by:
Registration: Contact Connie Cerny, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, at 330.458.2061 or email@example.com.
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SAFET Y COUNCIL February Stark County Safety Council Luncheon: Bed Bugs in the Workplace Don’t let the bed bugs bite! Join Courtney Myers, Registered Sanitarian, Stark County Health Department, as she shares tips and knowledge for keeping the workplace bed bug-free: •
How to protect your business from a bed bug infestation
What to do if your business has been exposed to bed bugs
Working alongside a pest control company
General identification and biology
About Our Speaker: Courtney Myers is a Registered Sanitarian. She has been with the Stark County Health Department for the past 9 years and is in the position of Program Coordinator. Courtney has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Rhode Island and holds a Pest Control license with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. She is a founding member of the Stark County Bed Bug Prevention Task Force. She is married and has two young children. Even with her knowledge of bed bugs she continues to travel and enjoy life. Spotlight company:
Thursday, Feb. 9 11:30 am to 1 pm Meyers Lake Ballroom 3218 Parkway St. Canton, OH 44708 Cost: $17 Register at StarkCountySC.com by Feb. 6
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NEW MEMBERS WELCOME to our newest members, who joined Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce in December. 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. Accurate Door Systems Inc. (DOORS - OVERHEAD) John P. Ebel 6331 Whipple Ave. NW North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 497-7800 www.accuratedoor.com Archer Sign Corporation (SIGNS) Craig Godwin 1917 Henry Ave. SW Canton, OH 44706 (330) 455-9995 www.archersign.com Blind and Sons (ELECTRIC-HEATING & COOLING PLUMBING-DUCT CLEANING) Joe Bilotta 344 - 4th St. NW Barberton, OH 44203 (330) 753-7711 www.blindandsons.com The Burgess GroupNationwide (INSURANCE) Dustin Burgess 1420 W. State St. Alliance, OH 44601 (330) 821-8567 burgessinsurancegroup.com Cushman & Wakefield CRESCO Real Estate (REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL SERVICES) Bobby Swigert 3 Summit Park Dr. Suite 200 Cleveland, OH 44131 (216) 525-1200 www.crescorealestate.com Edible Arrangements (GIFTS) TJ Murphy 4824 Everhard Rd. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 494-7800 www.edible.com Evangelical Friends Church Eastern Region (CHURCHES) Deborah Entwistle 5350 Broadmoor Cir. Canton, OH 44709 (330) 493-1660 www.efcer.org
Experimac of Canton, OH HAAM Enterprises, LLC (COMPUTER SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT - ELECTRONICS STORE) Jason Ham 4605 Fulton Dr. NW - Ste. A Canton, OH 44718 (330) 409-7005 Framer’s Workshop (PICTURE FRAMING - CUSTOM) Evelyn T. “Evie” Welch 4925 Whipple Ave. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 492-9922 Gold Star Security (SECURITY SERVICES) Robert J. Skropits 4450 Belden Village St. NW, Suite 214 Canton, OH 44718 (330) 492-2230 www.goldstarsecurity.com Hercules Led, LLC (LIGHTING - ENERGY EFFICIENT COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL) Neil A. Denzer 1631 Hiram St. Louisville, OH 44641 (330) 904-0266 www.herculesled.com The Human Bean (COFFEE SHOPS) Ron Watson 4301 Whipple Ave. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 244-6626 www.thehumanbean.com Ideal Weight & Wellness Center Modern Health Alternatives (HEALTH & WELLNESS) Linnette Hayden 434 Lake Ave. NE Massillon, OH 44646 (330) 309-2090 idealweightcenters.com The Inn at Honey Run Honey Run Retreats, LLC (INNS & SUITES) Rachael Koontz 6920 CR 203 Millersburg, OH 44654 (330) 674-0011 www.innathoneyrun.com
Jenior Appraisals & Liquidations, LLC (REAL ESTATE - LIQUIDATION) Eric J. Jenior 1011 24th St. NE Canton, OH 44714 (330) 206-0974 jeniorestateservices.com Leavin’ A Mark Engraving (ENGRAVERS) David Fulks 5680 Key Circle Canal Fulton, OH 44646 (330) 430-9953 www.leavinamark.com Lumen Nation (LIGHTING & CEILING FANS) Tom Rafferty 4242 Portage St. NW North Canton, OH 44720 (234) 347-0109 www.lumen-nation.com M.G. Dyess, Inc. Quanta Services (OIL FIELD CONSTRUCTION SERVICES) Jessica Loftin 7159 Highway 35 Bassfield, MS 39421 (601) 943-6663 www.mgdyess.com Mary Kay Esther Whiteleather (SKIN CARE PRODUCTS HEALTH & BEAUTY) Esther Whiteleather 2855 S. Union Ave. Alliance, OH 44601 (330) 823-0605 estherwhiteleather.net Payscape (FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY) Brian Adolph, Financial 3465 S. Arlington Rd. #E10 Akron, OH 44312 (330) 775-2823 www.payscape.com ReZist Ohio (FITNESS CLUBS) Theresa Carson 7991 Hills & Dales Rd. NW Massillon, OH 44646 (330) 904-0718
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Sanctuary Grande Brookwood Management Co., Inc. (ASSISTED LIVING - ALZHEIMERS & DEMENTIA CARE- INDEPENDENT LIVING) Vicky Grella 850 Applegrove St. NE North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 470-4411 danburyseniorliving.com Serv-Ice Delivery Co. Haller Enterprises, Inc. (ICE - PACKAGED) David Haller 1621 E. Market St. Akron, OH 44305 (330) 733-9693 www.serv-iceco.com State Farm Insurance Faith Bolen (INSURANCE) Faith Bolen 2805 Fulton Dr. NW, Suite A Canton, OH 44718 (330) 456-0116 www.insurewithfaith.com Superior Outdoor Solutions (LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE & DESIGN) Don Schrump 10977 Greenhaven St. SW Navarre, OH 44662 (330) 691-0732 The Third Estimate Corp. (HOME IMPROVEMENTS) Stephen Colopy 2077 Midway Dr. Twinsburg, OH 44087 (330) 922-3200 www.thethirdestimate.com The UPS Store - Massillon (SHIPPING & PACKING) Jennifer Moyer 1240 Lincolnway E Massillon, OH 44646 (330) 832-7500 theupsstorelocal.com/5845 Veritas Solutions Group, LLC (ACCOUNTANTS - CONSULTANTS ATTORNEYS - LITIGATION SUPPORT - INVESTIGATIONS - FINANCIAL, LEGAL, PERSONAL) Pamela Princehorn 4033 Whipple Ave. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 915-4380 www.veritassg.com
BIZ BITZ At its annual meeting, the ArtsinStark board elected Emil Alecusan, CFO of Brewster Cheese, as the chair of its 45-member board. It also brought on these new board members: Barry Adelman, Adrian Allison, Marty Chapman, Duncan Darby, Ron Ponder, Alan Rodriguez, and Kay Sanders. “Our downtowns are using the arts to reinvent themselves and to connect to the exciting dreams of the Hall of Fame Village,” says Alecusan. “Making our downtowns super creative places filled with live music and the arts is key to getting young professionals to live there, and visitors to the Village want to come experience them.” For the past 10 years downtown revitalization has been one of the County Arts Council’s primary strategies, not only in Canton but all across the county. Alecusan also noted that research shows that stronger downtowns contribute to stronger surrounding communities economically. Stark County District Library has been recognized as a Star Library in Library Journal’s latest list of “star libraries.” Library Journal, a national publication, assigns libraries star ratings similar to those used by Michelin and other travel guides. The ratings are based on per capita measures of circulation of library materials, number of visits to the library, library program attendance, e-circulation and library computer use–as reported to state library agencies and compiled nationally by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This year’s index uses that data from 2014. The former Hoover Company’s International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1985, AFL-CIO, will donate its longtime headquarters at 113 South Main Street, North Canton, to Walsh University in an agreement that underscores community engagement and a shared vision to preserve The Hoover Company and IBEW Local 1985 legacy in North Canton. The initiative to donate the building was spearheaded by the President and Business Manager of IBEW Local 1985 Nick J. Tomey and approved by Local 1985s Officers, Executive Board, and all of the remaining Union Members. With the assistance of International Representative Bill Dietz and the recommendation of Fourth District International Vice President Kenneth W. Cooper, International President Lonnie R. Stephenson gave his approval for the donation. The building will be primarily
used for educational purposes, with a focus on extending Walsh University’s Museum Studies program by utilizing the main floor exhibit area for preservation and display of the IBEW Local 1985’s artifacts, and for rotating exhibits as determined by Walsh. Adult Career & Technical Education will be starting a new State Tested Nurse Assistant (STNA) training program in February. This 91-hour program, which includes a 16-hour clinical for real-world experience, provides the skills and knowledge to take the State Nurses Aide Competency and Evaluation Test. The program will be offered monthly. The cost is all-inclusive; including books, supplies, background check, drug screening and the certification test. For more details and to register, please call our main office at 330438-2556, ext. 101. Thomas W. Schmidt, director of business development & community relations for Progressive Auto Group, recently received a proclamation from U.S. Congressman Bob Gibbs recognizing him as the 2016 Stark County Volunteer of the Year. Tom has an extensive history of community service; he has served on the boards of directors for both the Canton Regional and former Jackson-Belden Chambers of Commerce, including Jackson-Belden board president in 2014. He is also the founder of the Progress4TheCure Breast Cancer fundraiser, held each October at Progressive Auto Group. He has been recognized with Canton Regional Chamber Community Salute Awards in 2006 and 2016 and was the 2011 Jackson-Belden Chamber member of the year. Additionally, Progressive Auto Group’s 2nd Annual Progress4TheCure event, held on October 5, 2016, successfully raised money and awareness for breast cancer in our community. Both Aultman Hospital and Mercy Medical Center were awarded checks in the amount of $5,071 for their breast cancer centers. Over 500 guests attended and 60 organizations had booths at the event. Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) invites the community to participate in a TSA Pre3® expedited screening program held February 6-10 at the airport. The program allows low-risk air travelers to use TSA Pre3®✓lanes not only at CAK, but also at airports throughout the U.S. The program expedites the screening process
for members by eliminating the need to remove shoes, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, light outerwear or belts before passing through. Applicants can pre-enroll ahead of time by simply visiting identogo.com/precheck. With pre-enrollment, applicants can speed up the application process and choose the appointment date and time that fits their schedule. TSA Pre3® has an enrollment fee of $85 which guarantees a five year membership. The event will be held in the second floor conference room at the airport. Akron-Canton Airport is located at 5400 Lauby Road NW, North Canton, OH 44720. Russell E Phillips, Jr. CPA, CVA, MAFF and Managing Partner of The Phillips Organization has successfully completed the rigorous certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) to earn the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) credential. The MAFF credential is designed to provide assurance to the business and legal communities that the designee possess a level of experience and knowledge deemed acceptable by the Association to provide competent and professional financial forensic consulting services and has met the Association’s rigorous standards of professionalism, expertise, objectivity, and integrity in the financial forensic consulting disciplines. Area Wide Protective, a leading provider of traffic control services, has unveiled its new brand to customers and employees. The company recently underwent a brand refresh to bring clarity to its service offerings. “AWP is nationally recognized as an industry leader,” said John Sypek, AWP President and Chief Executive Officer. “We felt it was important to distinguish ourselves accordingly, and to more clearly articulate what it is that we provide our customers.” AWP’s new logo uses a shield as its icon and the tagline, Protect Your People, Protect Your Business, Protect Your Time.
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First Friday www.cantonfirstfriday.com First Friday is a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events. Rain or shine, year ‘round. February’s theme: Go Red!
First Friday, February 3 6:00-10:00 pm Downtown Canton Arts District FREE
February Luncheon: Stark County Safety Council www.starkcountysc.com Join us in February for “Bed Bugs in the Workplace” with Courtney Myers, Registered Sanitarian, Stark County Health Department.
Thursday, February 9 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Meyer’s Lake Ballroom $17 per person
February AultCare Fast Break Breakfast www.cantonchamber.org Join City of Canton Mayor Tom Bernabei as he provides an “Update on Canton City Government.”
Friday, February 10 7:00 am registration 7:30 am program Courtyard by Marriott in North Canton $18 members, $25 non-members
Crime Prevention Breakfast www.starkcountysc.com We will honor the Canton City Police Officer of the Year, Stark County Deputy of the Year and Community Police Officer of the Year. Our keynote speaker will be Judge Frank Forchione, Stark County Court of Common Pleas. New Member Reception www.cantonchamber.org The Canton Regional Chamber extends a warm welcome to our newest chamber members! All Chamber members, both new and established, are invited and encouraged to attend.
Tuesday, February 14 8:00–9:30 am Tozzi’s Restaurant on 12th St. $11 per person
Tuesday, February 14 11:00 am – 1:00 pm The Holiday Inn Free, but reservations are required
February AultCare QuickConnect Luncheon www.cantonchamber.org Join us for the AultCare QuickConnect Luncheon featuring Mike Gallina of AultCare on “The Rhythm of Leadership – Are You Dancing to the Right Beat?”
Wednesday, February 15 11:00 am registration 11:30 am program Shady Hollow Country Club $18 members, $25 non-members
Canton Regional Chamber 103rd Annual Dinner presented by KeyBank www.cantonchamber.org The Canton Regional Chamber is pleased to welcome Alex Molinaroli, Chairman and CEO of Johnson Controls, as the featured speaker at our 103rd Annual Dinner!
Monday, February 20 5:30 pm reception; dinner and program to follow Canton Memorial Civic Center $100 per person, tables of 8 available
2017 Business Expo Presented by Mercy Medical Center www.cantonchamber.org This annual event has grown to include nearly 100 exhibitors, complimentary tasty treats from local restaurants as part of our “Taste of Stark,” plus several hundred attendees!
Thursday, February 23 4:00-8:00 pm The Conference Center, Kent State University at Stark $5 with a business card
Safety for the Non Safety Professional Seminar www.starkcountysc.com Individuals whose job responsibilities require them to handle safety loss control, OSHA compliance who are new to the safety field should attend.These individuals include new business owners and/ or labor and management safety committee representatives.
Tuesday, February 28 8:00-10:00 am Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce $10 per person
Building Better Boards Seminar www.leadershipstarkcounty.org The Building Better Boards seminar is excellent for anyone who works or volunteers for Stark County non-profit organizations, government entities, schools, or community organizations.
Thursday, March 2 8:00-11:30 am Aultman North Canton Medical Group, Education Building $35 per person, $105 for four from same agency
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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Mercy Medical Center - Work Health & Safety Services
Work-related accidents happen 24-hours a day. Injured employees need specialized, experienced attention to minimize injuries, speed recovery and return to work. Work Health & Safety Services (WHSS) is open 24/7 through its affiliation with Mercy Medical Center.
• Mercy Health Center of Carroll County 125 Canton Road, Carrollton, OH | 330-627-7641 • Mercy Health Center of Jackson/Massillon 7337 Caritas Circle NW, Massillon, OH | 330-966-8689 • Mercy Health Center of North Canton 6200 Whipple Avenue NW, North Canton, OH | 330-966-8689 • Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County 1031 West High Avenue, New Philadelphia, OH | 330-365-5100 If care is necessary after 9 p.m. - Mercy Medical Center Emergency Department 1320 Mercy Drive N.W., Canton, OH | 330-489-1055 | Daily 24-hour service