ACTION Newsletter July 2023

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A Note About


Steven M. Meeks

Vice President & COO

Collyn Floyd

VP of Events & Marketing Strategy

Kelly Piero

VP of Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs

Molly Romig VP of Membership Development and Services Ad Sales / Action 330.833.4400

Sarah Lutz Editor & Creative Director

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival creates annual boost in the local economy to the tune of $43 million- including a positive economic impact on restaurants, hotels, retailers, gas stations, etc., not to mention the jobs sustained year-long. This is just one example of the dynamic ecosystem that the Canton Regional Chamber supports through our various departments and initiatives, including the Festival.

As the birthplace of the NFL and home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, we are uniquely positioned to annually hold one of the greatest community celebrations, shining a national spotlight right here on Stark County. Community vitality is just one component of economic development, but it is often a deciding factor when choosing where to live, work, and play.

We are thrilled to showcase the strength of our 60-year partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame to produce several events for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. With strong event teams at both the Canton Regional Chamber and Hall, and thousands of volunteers, sponsors, vendors, safety forces and community partners, the events are a premier showcase of what our community has to offer.

The Enshrinement Festival not only brings economic impact and national attention to our region, but a sense of pride and joy to our local community. Let’s proudly welcome our Hall of Famers, visitors, and neighbors for the 2023 Enshrinement Festival. Read on to learn more about the events taking place this year and how you can get involved.

We should all be proud that this annual festival takes place in our backyards. We encourage the Canton Regional Chamber business members to bring it, as you always do! Dust off your doorstep, greet guests with a smile, and put forth a friendly face; because, while some may choose to visit to support their favorite football player or team, all will leave with the impression of our community at its finest. And that is something that no dollar amount could ever quantify.

JULY 2023


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

OUR VISION: Advancing the business needs of region.

Our Fan Page CantonOhioChamber Our Group Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Our Tweets @CantonChmbr Latest News LOOK FOR US ONLINE! CONTENTS About the Enshrinement Festival - 2 Golf ParTee: Save the Date! - 4 AultCare Quick Connect Luncheon - 5 MAGNET - 6 Marketing Minute - 7 Canton SCORE - 8 Education Update - 10 MEWA - 10 August 8: Issue One - 12 Jeff Dafler Named President & CEO - 12 Stark County Safety Council - 13 Enshrinement Festival - 14 & 15 Committee Chairmen - 16 Photo Contest - 17 Enshrinement Festival Letters - 18 Clydesdales in Canton! - 19 Leadership Spotlight Program - 20 ystark! and BAH - 20 New Members - 22-25 Workers’ Comp - 27

Join us for the AultCare QuickConnect Breakfast on July 19. We’re excited to have Ken Babby, the Founder of Fast Forward Sports Group and Owner/CEO of the Akron RubberDucks and Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, as our special guest.

Ken will be sharing his incredible experiences, and his topic will revolve around RubberDucks Baseball – the perfect formula for affordable family fun!

Ken Babby, a native of Potomac, Maryland, is the founder of Fast Forward Sports Group, owning the Akron RubberDucks (AA) and Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (AAA) minor league baseball teams.

Before founding Fast Forward Sports Group, Babby spent 13 years on the business side of The Washington Post, starting as a summer intern, rising to the role of Chief Revenue Officer of Washington Post Media and General Manager of Washington Post Digital. Ken oversaw the company’s $500M in annual advertising revenue and led the Post into the digital era overseeing all aspects of the company’s digital, mobile and video strategy and operations. The entrepreneurial growth of Post’s digital business and national growth caught the attention of Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos, who acquired the media company in 2012.

Babby purchased the Akron Aeros, Eastern League affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, in October 2012, and rebranded the team as the Akron RubberDucks after the 2013 season. Babby has privately invested more than $8 million in Canal Park, which has welcomed more than 340,000 fans each of the past four seasons. In 2015, Akron earned the Larry MacPhail Award for the most outstanding and creative marketing and promotional efforts in Minor League Baseball. In 2016, Akron hosted the franchise’s first- ever Eastern League All-Star Game and was the Eastern League nominee for the John H. Johnson President’s Award, Minor League Baseball’s top award for an organization. Since Babby’s acquisition, the franchise has grown average attendance by 38%. In 2019, as recognition of the club’s successes in the community

the Sports Business Journal named Akron a Top 10 minor league sports city in the US.

In September 2015, Babby purchased the Jacksonville Suns, Southern League affiliate of the Miami Marlins. He invested more than $3 million into fan areas at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville before rebranding the team as the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp after the 2016 season. In the inaugural season as the Jumbo Shrimp, attendance increased by more than 61,000 –the most of any Double-A ballpark and a ballpark-record 23 percent – to more than 325,000 for the first time in seven years.

Babby’s two-fold mission is to create a memorable, unique, affordable and enjoyable fan experience, and maximize the opportunity to create change in the community through charitable, wellness and education initiatives.

Quick Connect attendees have the opportunity to obtain business leads through enjoyable networking activities at an event that has built a reputation as one of the most energetic lead producing sessions in Stark County. You’ll hear compelling speakers, meet new business contacts and enjoy a delicious meal. As a member, if you bring a door prize valued at $15 or more, you’ll even star in your very own 30 second commercial to promote your business! Please contact Ashley Winter at if you are interested.

Wednesday, July 19 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Registration starts at 7:00 am

Embassy Suites

7883 Freedom Ave NW North Canton, OH 44720 $25/members, $35/non-members Register by July 12 at

Additional parking at Faith Family Church (8200 Freedom Ave NW, North Canton, OH 44720). Free Shuttle provided by TL Worldwide Transportation.



Walsh University
Environmental Flooring Group
Huntington Private Bank
Stark Library
PNC Financial Services Group
Rudolf “Rudy” Bentlage
Morgan Chase Bank, NA Renato “Ren” Camacho
Tim Collins
Bill Cook Premier Bank Dr. Timothy Crone
Hospital Joseph Daleiden
Kimberly Davenport
Daniel R. Griffith
Matthew Halter
Technologies, Inc. Mary Ellen Icaza
Joseph R. Luckring The
Board Ralph
Employers Health
Aultman Health Foundation
The Timken Company
Sterling TimkenSteel Corporation
Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
Officer Steven
Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce
University of
Union Kenny Peterson Nothing Bundt Cakes Jim
Pro Football Hall of Fame Eric Schreiber 415 Group William C. Shivers Farmers National Bank Michael Sirpilla Society Brands Leonard Stevens Stark County Minority Business Association Jeff Talbert Canton City School District Mark Vandegrift Innis Maggiore Dustin J. Vrabel Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC Scott M. Zurakowski Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
Chairman of the
O. Lee
Inc. Sr. Vice Chairman & Corporate Secretary
H. Belden
Belden Brick Company Vice Chairman - Christopher Goff
Vice Chairman - Ryan Fulmer
- Mark Wright
Assistant Treasurer - Teresa L. Wilson
Immediate Past Chairwoman - Mandy
President & CEO - Dennis P. Saunier
Vice President/Chief Operating
M. Meeks
Recording Secretary - Ashley WInter
Gregory L. King




Your business’s Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce (CRCC) membership provides ample opportunity to volunteer at various community events throughout the year. Investing your time as a volunteer on an event organizing committee, on the event’s set-up or take-down team, or as a volunteer on the day of the event are all fantastic ways to give of your time and reap some reward, too.


Volunteering offers a plethora of benefits and value to your membership, such as:


There’s no better way to give back to your community than volunteering your time. Investing your time in an event allows you to make connections with attendees, other volunteers, vendors, and community leaders while strengthening ties to your community and making it a better place.


Volunteering also helps to develop your leadership skills, which could reflect in the workplace. Volunteers often learn planning, organizational, and people skills, benefiting their careers and company.


Working alongside chamber staff and other committee members and volunteers allows you to make introductions and conversations that you otherwise wouldn’t have the oppor tunity of making. You never know what business opportunities may come from a simple connection with another member.


Friendships! Yes, you may even make a new friend while volunteering. Volunteering can also improve your physical and mental wellness by being active, helping others, and providing a confidence boost and a sense of accomplishment.


The CRCC welcomes its members to participate on the following event committees and events:

• AultCare QuickConnect Luncheon

• Business Expo

• Business After Hours

• ystark!

• Vintage Canton

• Light Up Downtown

• HOF Enshrinement Festival

What’s the best way to let Chamber staff know you’re interested in getting involved? Contact Molly Romig or Ashley Winter at the Chamber or speak with your CRCC Ambassador, and they’ll connect you with the event’s organizer at the Chamber.


How to Recession-Proof


While talk of a potential recession may intimidate small businesses owners, there are steps you can take to help recessionproof your enterprise. Small businesses actually have a unique advantage over larger companies in that they’re able to make changes swiftly and adapt quicker — key components for surviving a recession. The following tips will help you to stay prepared and ensure that your business remains in good standing whatever may come its way.


Your customer’s needs will change during a recession — as a small-business owner it’s important to stay attuned to the current demand, and not married to one specific product or the way you used to do things. Being able and willing to try different processes and adapt is crucial for navigating a recession. During economic downturns, your customers will be spending money on things they need, not on things they want. Can you identify places your business can pivot to provide services or products that meet a need? Common businesses that meet needs include restoration services, financial planning, mechanics, repair companies, etc. Where can you incorporate more needbased aspects into your company?


During a recession there are less customers to go around, so you’ll need to put in effort to get as many of those

customers as possible. Maintaining good customer rapport is important — nourish relationships with your current customer base through excellent customer service, and consider offering promotions, discounts or giveaways. Focus on attracting new customers and engaging with your community; give back to your community wherever you can. Preparing for a recession is also an opportunity to analyze your current customer base and end relationships with unprofitable customers.


Familiarize yourself with your budget and identify places where you can cut back, even small savings add up over time. Is there a way that you can diversify your income or add additional revenue sources? Find ways to stay on top of your cash flow — business experts advise decreasing the time it takes for you to get paid from customers, minimizing your debt, creating a reserve of cash, or getting an additional line of credit. It’s recommended to have a cash reserve of three to six months worth of average overhead costs in case of emergencies. If you find yourself regularly struggling with cash flow it might be a good idea to apply for financing even if you don’t plan on using it. It can be helpful to have the option available before it’s necessary.


Do you have the right employees in the right places? Are there systems you can

introduce or changes you can make that would improve productivity and efficiency? Are employees bogged down with unnecessary tasks, would their time be better spent elsewhere? Is there work you can eliminate or outsource to freelancers? Keep an eye on the labor market as well — recessions can be an ideal time to find great new employees.


Recessions can be a chance to experiment with new ideas and take risks with your business that you might not normally consider. Your competition will likely be cutting back during this time, leaving you with an opening to assert your business and gain new clientele. Preparing for a rocky economy in advance can help position your business to take advantage of the unique opportunities a recession provides.

Since 1964, SCORE “Mentors to America’s Small Business” has helped more than 11 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through mentoring and business workshops. More than 10,000 volunteer business mentors in over 240 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses. For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-330-451-6509.

Visit SCORE at



Pro Football Hall of Famer


August 1 | 6 pm

Don Shula’s American Kitchen – HOF Village

From growing up as one of six kids on a dirt farm in Stow, Ohio to helping the Miami Dolphins achieve their legendary perfect season, Larry Csonka’s fascinating life is one of grit, gumption, and grace. His colorful exploits on and off the field show a person who takes life “Head On,” offering valuable insights no matter your career, age, or background. Your $30 ticket includes entrance to Larry’s talk and his book. Seats are limited. Reserve your spot now.

The Value of the Chamber’s Education Programming

Your membership supports programming that enhances open dialogue between local education organizations and local businesses. This dialogue between leaders in business and education leads to opportunities to fulfill immediate and future needs for students, educators and businesses alike.

These programs lead to better informed students of career opportunities in our community and make connections with local companies. Case studies through the US Chamber of Commerce show this leads to increased capacity of local workforce in local industries. This is one of many ways to build and sustain a viable and growing regional economy.

Some education programs that have launched or are coordinated through the Chamber include:

• “Educate the Educator” tour where local high school educators spend a day touring companies in high demand industries such as manufacturing,


construction, logistics and healthcare to learn about the varied career pathways in these industries.

• The “Hire Education” high school summer intern program with the Stark County Community Action Agency facilitating a student’s development of connections to local businesses and developing a student’s skills needed in any job.

• Manufacturing Industry Sector Partnership which has launched middle school manufacturing camps introducing career pathways in creative hands-on activities, manufacturing day where 250 high school students made field trips to at least 2 of 15 participating manufacturing plants, class visits by manufacturing leaders and arranging the manufacturing employers to provide major sponsorship of the JA Career Exploration Fair that 1,400 Stark County School students visited.

• Convening technology employers in the second half of 2023 to potentially


Having affordable healthcare coverage is vital to businesses and their employees. Since April 2018, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce has partnered with AultCare to offer the Canton Regional Chamber Health Fund (CRCHF) to its members as an option to fulfill this need. As a Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement (MEWA), businesses that are members of Chamber of Commerce with fewer than 50 employees can participate and oftentimes experience significant savings from other fully insured healthcare options in the marketplace.

The CRCHF has been a key benefit to Chamber member businesses. Nearly 600 companies in 11 counties throughout Northeast Ohio currently have healthcare coverage through the CRCHF, covering more than 7,000 lives.

With 16 plan options available, including options with dental and vision coverage, the CRCHF is a great way for small businesses to offer affordable healthcare coverage to their employees and families. Enrollment is open throughout the year, and to request a quote, contact your independent broker or AultCare. To learn more about the additional benefits of membership with Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, contact the Chamber.

establish a Technology Industry Sector Partnership and talent pipeline system for our regional employers.

• Supporting and promoting Stark Education Partnership’s YouScience program that matches local career pathways and companies with a student’s skills and interests.

Other opportunities are available to introduce and showcase Chamber member companies to our local students. The value that engaged companies in the Chamber’s education programs realize include company name recognition with educators and students (who may be your future workforce), promoting your industry, and in the long term, supporting and growing our regional economy.

Contact Barb Bennett if interested in learning more about the Chamber’s education initiatives!


August 8 Special Election: ISSUE 1

Ohioans will head to the polls on August 8th to consider a single ballot item –Issue 1 – that proposes changes to make it more difficult to alter the state’s constitution. The Legislature approved Senate Joint Resolution 2 last month, which set out new proposed rules for amending the Ohio constitution by statewide vote and set the August special election date. Multiple groups lodged challenges in the Ohio Supreme Court regarding both the ballot measure’s language and the holding of a special election. The justices, however, affirmed the legislature’s authority to call the special election and required only minor changes to the ballot language.

Ohio’s constitution currently provides relatively open access for citizens seeking to put proposed amendments before voters, resulting in fairly frequent changes in the state’s core governing document and making Ohio a perennial target for

out-of-state interests looking to advance their policy priorities. The Canton Regional Chamber, along with the Ohio Chamber and other business and industry associations across the state, have long called for changes to the amendment process, like those included in Issue 1, to promote constitutional stability and greater predictability in the legal environment.

If passed, Issue 1 would make three significant changes to the process for amending Ohio’s constitution, if passed:

• Statewide ballot measures would require a supermajority of 60% of votes cast to be approved, compared to the current 50%+1 simple majority.

• Initiative petitions proposing a constitutional amendment would require signatures of 5% of the electors who voted in the most

recent election for governor in each of Ohio’s 88 counties. Currently, petitions require signatures of 5% of electors from only 44 counties.

• Under current law, those submitting a petition have 10 days to gather additional signatures for a constitutional amendment if they are found to have submitted an insufficient number of signatures. Issue 1 will eliminate this provision.

Over the coming month, the Canton Regional Chamber will provide a dditional information to our members about the August 8th special election so that you can make your voice heard on this important issue for our state. For more information, please contact Jeff Dafler, Vice President – Economic Development & Public Policy, at


The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced that Jeff Dafler, the current Vice President of Economic Development & Public Policy, will be the next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dafler will succeed Dennis P. Saunier, who will retire at the end of 2023 after serving the Chamber for 42 years.

Ralph Lee, Chairman of the Chamber’s board and Chief Human Resources Officer at Kenan Advantage Group, Inc., expressed his delight at the appointment, stating, “Jeff Dafler brings extensive experience from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to this role. He has the vision and strategic focus needed to take the Chamber to the next level and fulfill our mission of driving economic growth and community development.”

Dafler has been instrumental in expanding the Chamber’s public policy advocacy and communication efforts since November 2020. Under his leadership, the Chamber has improved the business operating environment for its members and other stakeholders through enhanced engagement and communication. Additionally,

Dafler has played a key role in advancing economic development efforts in the region, resulting in the productive use of over $2 million-worth of properties as the President of the Downtown Canton Landbank from 2021 to 2022.

With a distinguished career spanning various sectors, Dafler’s journey began as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. He then worked in public relations for NCR Corporation before joining The Timken Company in 2005. Dafler held several positions at Timken, including Vice President of Government Affairs, before starting his consulting business, The Dafler Company. He holds bachelor’s degrees in international studies and French from Miami University and a master’s degree in communication from the University of Dayton.

“I am grateful for the trust and confidence the Chamber board has placed in me to lead this incredible organization as we deepen our commitment to member success, economic growth and community vitality,” said Dafler. “Our professional team is second to none, and I look forward to

working with them, our volunteer corps, board of directors and members as we collaborate with other leaders across our region to find new and innovative ways to strengthen our communities and accelerate growth.”

Dafler’s appointment as Chamber president and CEO will take effect Jan. 1, 2024. He will work closely with Saunier, the board of directors and management team on transition planning in the interim.


Safety Council Saves You Money!

Looking to prioritize workplace safety? Join the Stark County Safety Council, a valuable resource for companies that care about keeping their employees safe. Managed by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, this Ohio BWC program offers a supportive community where you can connect with over 300 industry leaders. As a member, you’ll have access to networking opportunities, captivating speakers, and mouthwatering food at our monthly luncheon meetings. Plus, eligible members have the chance to earn a 3% rebate on their workers’ compensation premium by meeting the necessary requirements*.

Get the ultimate convenience and savings with our Season Pass luncheon tickets! For just $230, secure your spot at all 12 regular monthly luncheons. Even better, you’ll receive 12 tickets for the price of 10, giving you two extra luncheons at no cost! Don’t miss this opportunity to prioritize safety, network with professionals, and enjoy exceptional meals. Join the Stark County Safety Council today and take the first step towards creating a safer workplace. For more info go to

* The rebate offer excludes self-insuring employers and state agencies. Limitations apply to professional/alternate employer organizations and their clients.



The 2023 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival will take place in Canton, Ohio this July and August as our community welcomes the 2023 Class of Enshrinees, many returning Hall of Famers, and football fans from across the country. Join us in Canton’s time to shine!

The Class of 2023 includes: Rondé Barber, Don Coryell, Chuck Howley, Joe Klecko, Darrelle Revis, Ken Riley, Joe Thomas, Zach Thomas and DeMarcus Ware.


Who doesn’t love a parade? On Sunday, July 23 citizens will enjoy an afternoon in the heart of downtown Canton with family and friends for lots of fanfare and fun! Nearly 100 diverse parade units including community youth groups, marching bands, the walking flag, antique vehicles, and specialty units will participate in this spirit-filled Community Parade. The parade will begin on Market Avenue at 11th Street North and travel South through the heart of downtown. Free event no ticket necessary. Sunday, July 23 | 2:30-4:30 pm | Downtown Canton


The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic Presented by Aultman attracts balloonists from throughout the United States. It has become one of the most popular of all Festival events with more than 130,000 spectators viewing the balloon activities over the weekend.

There are a total of five scheduled flights each year, and an exciting Night Glow on Friday evening. Added excitement will be generated by the fabulous fireworks display on Saturday. There is musical entertainment both Friday and Saturday nights along with two children’s areas. NEW THIS YEAR: the Budweiser Clydesdales and tethered balloon rides (register online!)

Whether you’re in the mood for a funnel cake or a slice of pizza there is a vendor to meet your appetite! The Balloon Classic Presented by Aultman is truly an event for all families and friends to attend! Free event no ticket necessary Friday, July 28Sunday, July 30 | 4:00 pm | Kent State University at Stark/ Stark State College


Don’t miss the chance to experience the excitement and beauty of the Kent State University at Stark campus, while hot air balloons float in the sky (weather permitting). This event is for both serious and casual runners and walkers. Following the 5K run, at 8:50 am, there will be a FREE KIDS FUN RUN on the track near the finish line for ages 8 and under.

5K Run/Walk Registration Fee: $30

Saturday, July 29 | 8:00 am | Kent State University at Stark


The Play Football Skills Camp, for children ages 11-14, features football activities designed for all skill levels. Hall of Famers will be on the field to assist and encourage camp participants. A special component to the camp is a panel discussion that takes place

with a Hall of Famer and other special guests on values learned from the game. Contact the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Tuesday, August 1 | 6:00 pm | Youth Sports Complex, Pro Football Hall of Fame


For the 23rd year, the national celebration will begin with Play Football First Play presented by Panini. This great event features thousands of children who form a human chain and pass a football along a 3-mile route from the location in downtown Canton, where the NFL was founded, to the front steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Contact the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Wednesday, August 2 |10:00 a.m. | Canton


The New York Jets will take on the Cleveland Browns in the 2023 Hall of Fame Game. The matchup, which kicks off the National Football League’s 104th season in the city where the League was born. Contact the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Thursday, August 3 | 8:00 pm | Hall of Fame Field at Tom Benson Stadium

PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAMER GROUP PHOTO The Class of 2023 and all returning Hall of Famers gather in Downtown Canton, OH at Centennial Plaza for a group photo for media and the fans. Contact the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Friday, August 4 | 10:30 am | Centennial Plaza

FASHION SHOW LUNCHEON PRESENTED BY CRYSTAL CLINIC PLASTIC SURGEONS This is one of the inaugural events of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. It is arguably the largest and finest fashion show in Ohio with nearly 3,000 guests. Showcasing a variety of fashions, including men, women and children’s clothing from local and national stores and using stateof-the-art sound, lighting, and video this is a show you don’t want to miss!

The 720 Market will host an outdoor pop up shop experience before the show beginning at 9 am, guests can shop until 11 am. Grab a mimosa while you shop at our mimosa bar! Tickets starting at $79. Friday, August 4 | 11 am | Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center

ENSHRINEES’ GOLD JACKET DINNER Experience the iconic moment as the Class of 2023 receives their first symbol of induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Gold Jacket. Joining them are over 100 returning Hall of Famers who will form the “Gauntlet” to welcome the new class as they receive their Gold Jackets. NFL Network’s Rich Eisen will serve as the evening’s host. Tickets are limited! Friday, August 4 | 5:00 pm | Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center

THE CANTON REPOSITORY GRAND PARADE More than 200,000 spectators will gather along a 2.2 mile stretch of Cleveland Avenue to welcome members of the Class of 2023 and many returning Hall of Famers. Specialty units, giant helium balloons, fabulous floats and marching bands will also dazzle the crowd! Reserved bleachers, chairs, and disabled seating: $15/seat. All other seating is free to the public. Saturday, August 5 | 8:00 am | Downtown Canton


CLASS OF 2023 ENSHRINEMENT The newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame are cornerback/safety RONDÉ BARBER, coach DON CORYELL, linebacker CHUCK HOWLEY, defensive end/defensive tackle/nose tackle JOE KLECKO, cornerback

DARRELLE REVIS, cornerback KEN RILEY, offensive tackle JOE THOMAS, linebacker ZACH THOMAS and linebacker/defensive end DEMARCUS WARE. Contact the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Saturday, August 5 | 12:00 Noon | Hall of Fame Field at Tom Benson Stadium


The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company are partnering to bring the Grammywinning Zac Brown Band to Canton on Aug. 5 as the headline act for the 2023 Concert for Legends Presented by Ford. Contact the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Saturday, August 5 | 8:00 p.m. | Hall of Fame Field at Tom Benson Stadium

ENSHRINEES’ ROUNDTABLE The Enshrinees’ Roundtable is a one of a kind event that offers an unscripted, up-close-andpersonal format with members of the Class of 2023 Enshrinees. Enjoy a delicious lunch followed by epic stories and memories from your favorite Enshrinees. Once you attend this fan favorite, you’ll never want to miss it again! Tickets starting at $86.

Sunday, August 6 | 12:00 Noon | Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center


Doors and corps merchandise marketplace open at 5:00 p.m.! Come early to enjoy the Enshrinement Week festivities, grab dinner at Shula’s, and check out the Hall of Fame Village Fan Engagement Zone. Go to Tickets starting at $27. Monday, August 7 | 7:00 p.m. | Hall of Fame Field at Tom Benson Stadium

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For the past 60 years, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce have partnered to produce the annual festivities celebrating the induction of a new Class into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Both organizations rely heavily on a team of more than 2,500 extraordinary community volunteers who work year-round with the professional staffs to plan the events. General Chairperson Todd Hawke and General Vice Chairperson Kim Davenport lead that team, with the strong support and dedication of the following committee chairs:


Todd Hawke, General Chairperson

Kim Davenport, General Vice Chairperson

Nate Mayle, Balloon Classic

Presented by Aultman

Todd Ascani, Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner

John Runion, Up, Up & Away 5K

Presented by OrthoUnited

Joanna James, Community Parade

Ron Dougherty, Safety Management and Joint Coordinating

Sue Palomba, The Canton Repository

Grand Parade

Amy Burner, Security & Logistics

Emily Clevenger, Fashion Show Luncheon

Presented by Crystal Clinic Plastic Surgeons

Peter Carbone & Denny Kinkead, Food

Mary Burkett, Staging

Mike Jones, Special Services

Vi Leggett, Enshrinees’ Roundtable

Nick Mazzocca, Appreciation Party

Joyce Salapack, Souvenirs

Michael Janaske, Communications

Beth Hirschman, HOF Fan Experience

Nancy Chapman, Hostesses

Terry Coyne, Enshrinement

Selena Blackford, Fun Fest

Drew Felberg, Guest Services

Agatha Johnson, Hotel Ambassadors

Lou Giavasis, Concert for Legends

Steve Neisel, Corporate Host

Tim Jones, Autograph

Maureen Schmucker, Volunteer Services

Joel Chenevey, Security

Traci Tsai, Hall of Fame Game

Bob Vero, Transportation

Dan Levengood, First Play

Todd Hawke Kim Davenport


Snapshot enthusiast or professional photographer? All are invited to enter by taking photos at any of the outdoor Enshrinement Festival events beginning July 23 through August 5. Awards will be given in event categories, and some of the winning photos may be used in future Enshrinement Festival publications.

Prizes may be awarded to each of the five first place photos chosen from the following categories: Community Parade, Balloon Classic presented by Aultman, The Canton Repository Grand Parade, and Up, Up & Away 5K presented by OrthoUnited.

Multiple honorable mention awards may also be given in each category. A Best of Show winner will be selected from all entries.

Up to 10 photos can be submitted for a single entry fee of $10. If you have more than 10 great photos to submit, multiple entry fees are welcomed. Entry forms are available at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and on the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival website at The complete Enshrinement Festival schedule of events is also available on the website.

Digital photo submissions will be accepted; visit for details. Entries can also be mailed or delivered to: Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, 222 Market Ave. N., Canton, OH 44702. The deadline for receiving or uploading photos is 5 p.m. on August 25.


A Community of Collaboration

When my husband and I moved to Canton over 20 years ago, we purchased a small bungalow on 21st Street halfway between Cleveland Avenue and Fulton Road. Our first summer here, we were blown away by Enshrinement Weekend! We had the Grand Parade on one side of us and the Hall of Fame Game and Enshrinement on the other. The energy was electrifying!

Now, in my second year as Vice President of Events and Marketing Strategy for the Chamber, I have an even greater appreciation for what it takes to put on the Enshrinement Festival. Our small but mighty staff here at the Chamber works hand-inhand with the Pro Football Hall of Fame (and has for 60 years) to produce two weeks of world-class Festival events each summer.

But we don’t do it alone. The magic of the Festival lies in the sheer volume of community involvement and support.

A couple of weeks ago, we had a volunteer workday to assemble thousands of gift items for our indoor events. The entire McKinley High School Cheer team and GlenOak High School Boys and Girls soccer teams volunteered to help! It made a heavy workload feel light. We have volunteers in the workforce who take vacation days to “work” our events, and retirees who faithfully help us year-round.

Our business community steps up by supporting us with everything from donated water for volunteers, to high-profile presenting sponsorships, to encouraging

employees to volunteer. Support at every level matters.

Our safety forces work tirelessly behindthe-scenes to ensure a secure and seamless guest experience. And our venues and vendors make sure every chair is placed perfectly and meal served hot.

This year, I hope you’ll take part in our community’s 60-year tradition – by volunteering, attending an event, or greeting an out-of-town visitor. The Festival is one we can ALL be proud of!

Enshrinement Festival Developments


We are thrilled to share with you the exciting developments taking place during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, where creativity, innovation, and a deep understanding of our community are leading to creative business partnerships. In our relentless pursuit to elevate the Festival, we have revaluated many of our events and looked for ways to ensure continued relevance and captivate the interest of new generations.

At the Canton Regional Chamber, we understand that to stay ahead of the game, we must think about experiences that resonate with both our loyal audience and new audiences for the Festival. We also must look at ways to engage corporate partners that make sense to their business goals. Our commitment to excellence has driven us to introduce groundbreaking ideas that infuse fresh energy into many of our events.

We are excited to introduce a range of unique new ideas helping corporate partners reach their audience in new and fresh ways. Let us give you a sneak peek at some of the extraordinary collaborations we have forged for 2023:

Liftoff Kickoff with Anheuser Busch of Canton: Longstanding supporter of the Balloon Classic presented by Aultman, AB

of Canton is a proud sponsor of the new Liftoff Kickoff event on Saturday afternoon. This event will extend the hours of the event for the community and provide added entertainment, food and fun. This partnership creates a memorable experience and ensures maximum visibility for our valued sponsor.

Tethered Balloon Rides sponsored by Daimler Truck North America: To further enhance the Balloon Classic presented by Aultman, we have partnered with Daimler Truck North America to provide tethered balloon rides, allowing festival goers to safely experience the thrill of being upclose with the magnificent balloons. This sponsorship opportunity offers exceptional exposure and engagement for Daimler Truck North America.

Sugardale as the Entertainment Sponsor: Sugardale, a leading brand in the food industry, has joined us as the Entertainment Sponsor at the Balloon Classic presented by Aultman. Their partnership elevates the overall festival experience, bringing together the joy of live entertainment and delicious food, while strengthening their brand presence.

Elevating the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner with Certified Angus Beef: We have formed a strategic partnership with

Certified Angus Beef to elevate the meal experience at the prestigious Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner. This collaboration ensures a memorable dining experience and allows Certified Angus Beef to showcase their premium products to a distinguished audience.

Apex Skin’s Showcase at the Fashion Show Luncheon presented by Crystal Clinic Plastic Surgeons: Apex Skin, a trailblazer in the skincare industry, will be on display at the stunning new window structure at the Cultural Center for the Arts. This exclusive sponsorship opportunity provides Apex Skin with a captivating platform to showcase their expertise while complementing the Festival’s aesthetic appeal.

These are just a few examples of the creative partnerships we have cultivated to elevate the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival and ensure its continued success. We are eager to explore sponsorship opportunities that align with your unique business goals and values. Together, we can create unforgettable experiences that connect with audiences, inspire new generations, and solidify your brand’s legacy within the most exciting week in Canton.


Budweiser Clydesdales


Get ready to witness the majestic presence of the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales as they make their way to Canton, Ohio, starting July 24th, 2023. The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to have these iconic symbols of quality and tradition join the community during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival activities.

This year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival is truly special, and the addition of the Budweiser Clydesdales to Stark County’s largest and oldest family traditions is an honor. They will be making multiple appearances, including participation in the Balloon Classic presented by Aultman at Kent State University at Stark on July 28th and July 29th. You can also catch them in the Canton Repository Grand Parade on Saturday, August 5th.

“We’re celebrating a milestone year for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival and are thrilled to bring the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales to Stark County’s largest and oldest family traditions, especially the Balloon Classic presented by Aultman and the Canton Repository Grand Parade,” said Denny Saunier, President & CEO at the Canton Regional Chamber. “We’d like to thank Anheuser-Busch for their support of these tremendous events and the opportunity to have the Clydesdales involved for the community to enjoy.”

While the Budweiser Clydesdales can be seen at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Grant’s Farm in St. Louis, Missouri, and at Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville, Missouri, the Canton Chamber of Commerce is delighted to bring this treasured American tradition to the community. Stay tuned for the full schedule of their visit to Canton, and be sure not to miss out on the unforgettable experience of witnessing the Budweiser Clydesdales in person.




As our community continues to rebuild and forge ahead, it is more important now than ever for our young professionals to remain connected, informed, and engaged. For Stark County to thrive, it is essential that young professionals work, play, and stay in our community. The Spotlight Stark County program can be a key element to helping young professionals make connections with a variety of people, learn about our community’s organizations and initiatives, and find their niche for meaningful service. Young professionals gain greater insight into their personal leadership style, leading to a more confident and capable generation of leaders to move our workforce forward.

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Here’s what Spotlight young professional class members receive:

• Personalized GallupStrengths Assessment including Insight and Action-planning Guide

• Programming founded on the six Leadership Competencies

• Professional headshot (digital file)

• Community service opportunity

• Introduction to non-profit leaders and causes

• Exposure to community arts & culture

• Downtown development & historical background

• Opportunities to explore local economic development initiatives

• Diversity and inclusion-focused programming

• Networking opportunities with like-minded young professionals

Tuition for the six sessions is $625 per person. Scholarships are available to non-profit organizations and minority applicants. Company group applications are welcome. Applications and more information are available at

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Your employee’s wellbeing affects more than your healthcare costs, it influences every aspect of your company performance. Wellbeing is the catalyst organizations need to cultivate engaged, thriving employees who perform at their best. The tie between the Seven Social Determinants of Health and Gallup’s wellbeing data was discussed at the recent Stark Forum with Dr. Mader and VP of Leadership Stephanie Werren.

Wellbeing is composed of interrelated elements which are career, social, financial, community, and physical. Use the index below to evaluate internal wellbeing among your employees.


from Gallup Leadership Insights for Wellbeing

•I like what I do every day.

•I learn or do something interesting every day.

•Someone in my life encourages me to be healthy.

•My friends and family give me positive energy every day.

•I have enough money to do everything I want to do.

•I have not worried about money in the last seven days.

• The city or area where I live is a perfect place for me.

•In the last 12 months, I have received recognition for helping to improve the city or area where I live.

•In the last seven days, I have felt active & productive every day.

•My physical health is near-perfect.





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


James Alay, Owner

7993 Hills and Dales Rd. NE

Massillon, OH 44646


Makers of Crack Corn, Ultra Premium Puff Corn. It’s like popcorn, but better. No kernels, no hulls, easy to eat. Shop on line and check out our many available flavors and gift and multi-flavor packages.

Edward Jones – Dave Shaffer (FINANCIAL ADVISORS)

Dave Shaffer, Financial Advisor 4481 Munson St. NW – Ste. 303 Canton, OH 44718


There’s nothing more important to me than understanding what’s most important to every one of my clients. I partner with business owners, retirees and individuals seeking financial flexibility in life. Using an established process to create personalized strategies for them and their families, I help them organize, build, protect and, if they wish, transfer their wealth to entities or people they love.

We invite you to have a conversation with our team and look forward to serving you!


Kristin Morgan, Clinical Supervisor 3088 Inwood Drive, NW

Massillon, OH 44646


Glenbeigh is a non-profit drug and alcohol treatment center. Residential and detox location is Rock Creek, Ohio. Outpatient site is in Canton where we do assessments, IOP and aftercare. Glenbeigh Rock Creek offers a specialized program for nurses and first responders. Please feel free to inquire about any of our service offerings.

Custom Truck One Source (EQUIPMENT SALES & RENTAL)

James L. Dolan, III

3522 Middlebranch Ave. NE

Canton, OH 44705


On April 1, 2021, Nesco Holdings, Inc. and Custom Truck One Source, L.P. combined. Our NYSE ticker symbol of our common stock changed from “NSCO” to “CTOS”, and the ticker symbol of our warrants changed from “NSCO.WS” to “CTOS.WS”. The combined company, Custom Truck One Source, Inc., is a leading “one-stop-shop” provider of specialty equipment serving customers in the growing electric utility transmission and distribution, telecom, rail and infrastructure end-markets in North America. Custom Truck One Source offers its customers what they need to maintain, repair, upgrade and install critical infrastructure assets. Custom Truck One Source offers a full suite of solutions, including equipment rental, new and used equipment sales, and aftermarket parts, service tools and accessories.

Gertsburg Licata (ATTORNEYS)

Matthew M. Lewis, Senior Attorney 600 East Granger Road Cleveland, OH 44131 (216)573-6000

We are a full-service business law and strategic advisory firm representing and serving entrepreneurs and executives of startup and middle-market enterprises in business transactions, litigation and arbitration, and regulatory matters. At our heart, we’re problem solvers focused on providing sophisticated legal and business strategies that help you and your business flourish. We understand that every legal issue or regulatory roadblock can impact the overall health of your business, and our proactive, holistic approach provides you the support and freedom to create and manage your venture with confidence.


Jeff Hutson, General Manager 309 Cleveland Ave. NW Canton, OH 44704


Sports Bar Serving Up Delicious Pizzas, Subs, And Wings! Daily Specials Every Week And Full Bar! Need a place for great food, drinks, and your favorite team!? Bring your friends and family to hang out with us! We have all football, baseball, basketball, UFC and much more on our screens. We like to be creative here at Girdiron Pizza. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for new mouth-watering creations and daily pizza specials! Grab a Drink! Come on in and have our bartenders make you the perfect cocktail!


Herbal Express (HEALTH & WELLNESS)

Jeff Hutson, General Manager 2757 Cleveland Ave. NW Canton, OH 44704


Health and Wellness Shop specializing in Kratom, CBD and Delta 8. Shop online for all of our products or visit our store.

Homeworth Fabrication and Machine Inc.


Ron Matz, President 23094 South Street

Homeworth, OH 44634 (330)525-5459

Hyatt Place Canton (HOTEL)

Jill Nussbaum, Director of Sales 5421 Whipple Ave. NW Canton, OH 44720 (330)244-1700

Get everything you need for a successful stay at Hyatt Place Canton. Our hotel in Canton, Ohio is near offices and distribution centers for Timken, Diebold, and Aultman Hospital and offers warm hospitality, pet-friendly rooms, and 24/7 onsite dining options including Starbucks® coffee. Whether you’re unwinding in our indoor pool or exploring nearby attractions like the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Belden Village Mall, our hotel makes it easy to enjoy your time in the midwest.

Kimberly & Company Salon Spa and Boutique


Kimberly Phillips, Owner/CEO

4655 Dressler Rd. NW

Canton, OH 44718


Kimberly & Co is Canton’s premier beauty destination! Located conveniently in The Belden Village area, we offer a wide range of beauty services, including hair, nails, esthetics, waxing massage and more! When you visit, shop our boutique for a new outfit or unique find! We believe when you look your best, you feel your best and radiate that to the world. Let us help you be your best!

House of G.R.A.C.E. Residential Services, LLC


Dr. Audra Martin, LISW-S, CEO/DOO

Haydee Thomas, RN, COO

116 Cleveland Ave. NW – Ste. 555 Canton, OH 44702


We provide Homemaker Personal Care; Home Health Services; Social Work; CPR/First Aid; Adult Day Habilitation. We improve the quality of health care service delivery for all individuals and end significant health disparities of race, income and geography by providing a standard of excellence in residential and community settings while giving resources, advocacy, care and equality.

Our Purpose: To ensure individuals have every opportunity to become resilient and achieve an optimal level of living while contributing to their overall health and well-being.

Jiffy Lube (AUTO CARE)

Eric Bautista, Regional Manager 4866 Fulton Drive, NW Canton, OH 44718 (234)203-1509

We’re more than just an oil change! We can also assist you with minor automobile repairs: Oil Change; Battery; Brakes; Engine; Exterior and Glass; Filters; Fluids; Inspections; Suspension; Tires. Visit our website for more information, car care tips and a coupon to use on your next visit.

Martins Steel Fabrication (STEEL FABRICATORS)

Jennifer Darrah, Secretary

2115 Center Road

Clinton, OH 44216


Martins Steel Fabrication, Inc. has been committed to serving the commercial and industrial construction industry of Ohio and its surrounding states; as a miscellaneous and structural steel provider for over 30 years. Our commitment to our customers is to deliver their projects on time, with excellent and long lasting quality. With customer service that exceeds the industry standards, we take the additional steps to ensure the satisfaction of our clients in the aspects of both fabrication and erection.

Kendel Welding & Fabrication, Inc. (WELDING & FABRICATION)

Don Kendel, Vice President

1700 Navarre Rd. SE Massillon, OH 44646


We are a local welding and fabrication business.

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Canton, OH 44704 (330)454-9530

North Canton, OH 44720 (330)497-1942


Nick & Emily Pamboukis, Owners 221 Market Ave. N. Canton, OH 44702


Canton’s premier restaurant offering guests an ultimate dining experience where they can eat, drink and dance.

From the moment you walk in, you are immersed in a vibe unlike any other, where you are served the finest food and service in the area! After dining with us, we invite you to cut loose and enjoy the mature club lounge atmosphere of the Encore Lounge, where you can dance the night away starting at 6 PM Thurs.- Sat.

Dine in only. Visit our website for full menus or to make a reservation. Follow us on Facebook for regular updates, events and specials.

Nahcap Publications (AUTHOR/SPEAKER)

Jessie Pachan PO Box 1093 Uniontown, OH 44685


Jessie Pachan: Author - How to Hustle: Going All in Without Losing Yourself. SpeakerSome topics include getting into real estate, empowering women in the workforce, the truth about hustling and balance, owning your decisions, building your future self.

Norcia Bakery was founded in 1918 by the Norcia family who immigrated to the United States at the turn of the 20th century. Mr. John Norcia brought the original bread recipe with him from Italy and that recipe has remained unchanged to this day.

The food. That’s what our bakery is all about. Fresh baked bread and rolls are what we are known for. Whether it is our traditional baked Italian bread or our other breads and rolls, people come from all around Stark County to enjoy our baking. Look at our menu! We are compelled by our love of food to offer several no preservative choices to our customers.

We want you to be a worry-free guest. You can rely on our well-trained and experienced team of professional bakers and employees to treat you right. From start to finish, we can provide quality products you need. Our breads are baked fresh daily.

Chiropractic care is a safe, effective and natural approach to managing pain and other health related issues. Choosing the right Chiropractor is an important choice to make. Dr. Novelli and his staff are trained on the latest chiropractic treatments & technologies. Dr. Novelli specializes in neuromuscular and skeletal injuries and for over 31 years, has provided care for both professional and Olympic athletes from around the world, returning them to competition sooner and improving their performance both on and off the field.

Plus Ltd., Inc. dba Little Sprouts Child Development Center (CHILD CARE)

Carolyn Denaro, President 310 Lincoln Way East Massillon, OH 44646 (330)833-2325 LittleSproutsofMassillon

A Quality provider of Childcare ages 6 weeks and up. A full-time preschool program and summer programs.

Northern Mobile Electric AUTO PARTS, SUPPLIES, SERVICE

Rodney McCauley, President 1818 Hopple Ave. SW Canton, OH 44706 (330)477-9009

Northern Mobile Electric is a locally owned automotive electrical store and repair shop in Canton, Ohio. We carry a huge selection of batteries, starters, and alternators at a fraction the national chain stores’ price. We also provide sales and service of generators and automotive conditioning services. Stop in today to see how our knowledge and experience can help you with your next repair project or call us at 330-477-9009 for more information.

Pursuit Lending Group (MORTGAGE SERVICES)

4428 Whipple Ave. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330)313-3101


Brian Lake, Owner 624 Belden Ave. NE

Novelli Chiropractic Clinic (CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANS)

Dr. Timothy P. Novelli, President 525 North Main Street

We are residential mortgage experts serving all of Ohio, but based here in Canton. We provide the right home loan program for your situation and guide you through the next step in your financial life. As a familyowned company, we see our employees as family and cultivate a culture of support to better serve our community. We’re proud to give back to the communities where we live and work through our Wiseheart Foundation. We give thousands of dollars and volunteer hundreds of hours to community organizations every year. We’ve served over 48,000 borrowers and provided over $7 billion in total funded loans. GVC has a 98.4% customer satisfaction rating.




Barb Dodson, Director of Operations

249 S. Garber Dr. Tipp City, OH 45371


SimpleQue is a full service ISO consultant servicing the Aerospace, Automotive, Manufacturing and Service sectors. Since 2005 we’ve assisted more than 1000 companies of all sizes - including multisite and multinational - in achieving and maintaining their certifications.

Stewart’s Caring Place (SUPPORT SERVICES – CANCER)

Sarah Vojtek, Vice President 3501 Ridge Park Drive

Fairlawn, OH 44333


Stewart’s Caring Place offers supportive programs and services at no cost to those impacted by a cancer diagnosis, regardless of age, stage or phase.


Being a Canton Chamber of Commerce member has been a game-changer for me and my business. The Chamber provided networking opportunities like QuickConnect, Business Expo, Tip Club, and Business After Hour events. The resources and support services offered have enhanced my skills and updated me on industry trends. The increased visibility and exposure through Chamber promotions have helped position me as a trusted authority in my field. The Chamber’s advocacy for the local business community also ensures my interests are well-represented. I highly recommend joining the Canton Chamber of Commerce for any entrepreneur or professional seeking growth and success.



THANK YOU for being a Canton Regional Chamber Member! Has anyone stopped and thanked you today for being a member? If not, when reading this article please let this be the first THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts at the Chamber of Commerce we are honored to serve and help you and your business make the most out of your membership. If you are new or need a little refresher of where to start here is a great place. The Canton Regional Chamber has an AMAZING committee of people called the Ambassador committee. The Ambassadors are the liaisons between the Chamber and the membership; meaning that they are additional eyes and ears that can inform, help, and cheer your business on. Every member whether new to the family or been around over 100 years (yes, we have 11 members that are over 100 years) has an Ambassador. They will check in with you and make sure that your directory listing is up to date, invite you to events, and much more. Our Ambassadors are a great extension of the Chamber and are members just like yourself; they work hard, play hard, and volunteer even harder. We are so thankful for our Ambassadors and each of our Members! “If you ever need anything my door is always open and I am ready to listen”, Steven Meeks (Vice President and COO, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce).

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