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Malina Moye, Shane Dwight and eight others to rock the Canton Blues Fest on June 7 & 8 Northeast Ohio’s premier Blues Festival is back for the 12th year with ten acts sure to strike a chord with blues fans large and small! The FREE summer festival, presented by the Canton Development Partnership (a department of the Canton Regional Chamber), is happening in downtown Canton on Fri., June 7, & Sat., June 8, with headliners Malina Moye and Shane Dwight!


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Flipping a Fender Stratocaster upside-down, acclaimed singer/ songwriter and lefty guitarist Malina Moye will perform at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7. Described as a modern day Renaissance woman, she’s a quadruple threat, carving out her own lane in today’s music scene as one of the few artists in history able to straddle both rock and soul genres. Moye’s musical narrative boasts an impressive resume that includes making history as the first African-American woman to play the National Anthem on guitar at a major sporting event, performing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and owning her own successful record label. Recently, Jet Magazine praised her as “the highlight of the evening” after she headlined

Malina Moye

Annual CHAMBER GOLF OUTING tees off this month INSIDE: Oil & Gas Monthly Update.................................... 3 AultCare Fast Break Breakfast.............................. 5 AultCare Fast Break Breakfast Line Up.................. 6 Stir After Hours................................................... 7 Enshrinement Festival Queen & Court.................. 8 Enshrinement Festival Chairmen.................... 9-10 Enshrinement Festival Pin & Playbook............... 11 Leadership Stark County Profile......................... 12 Ohio BWC Rebate.............................................. 13 ystark! Twenty under 40! Winners................. 14-17 Stark County Safety Council Season Passes......... 19 Business Excellence Award Wrap Up................... 19 Stark County Safety Council Luncheon............... 20 Funding Partners.............................................. 23 New Members................................................... 25 BizBitz.............................................................. 26 June Calendar................................................... 27

Get your reservations in now for the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing, happening on Wednesday, June 26, at Tam O’Shanter Golf Course. The annual Canton Regional Chamber outing is one of the best golf outings in Stark County, and it’s sure to sell out fast! Tam O’Shanter offers two expertly maintained courses, a grass tee driving range and practice center, food and bar service, and country club style and quality for every golfer. The Hills and Dales courses have multiple tees for men and women. Every golfer from duffers to experts will find an appropriate challenge at Tammy. You will enjoy a relaxing round of golf at magnificently

manicured, mature golf courses built in the late 1920’s. The 2013 Chamber Golf Outing package includes 18 exciting holes, cart included, along with complimentary range balls, gifts and prizes, lunch and a fantastic dinner – all for $110 per person. Registration is limited to 144 players so sign your foursome up now! (continued on next page)

WWW.C ANTONCHAMBER.ORG OUR MISSION: To serve our Members through partnerships, programs, services and events to advance the economic growth of Canton and the Stark County region.

Karen M. Brenneman Managing Partner, Hall, Kistler & Company LLP Chairman

Dennis P. Saunier President & CEO

I have the highest regard for the Canton Regional Chamber and their role in providing support for businesses, and opportunities to develop leadership skills. It was an honor and privilege to be a graduate of Leadership Stark County in 1990, to serve as the chairman of the board of trustees in 2004, and as general chairman of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival in 2009. As a result, I have firsthand experience with the exceptional enthusiasm, professionalism and creativity the Chamber staff brings to all their programs as they work toward their mission of advancing economic growth in the region.

Barbara Hammontree Bennett, PE, PS, Partner Hammontree & Associates, Limited

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Jess Bennett Editor & Director of Marketing Denise Burton Director of Membership and Sales Advertising Sales / Action 330.458.2067

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Our major sponsors to date include presenting sponsor Cintas, along with AultCare, Huntington Bank, The Karcher Group, Progressive Auto Group, Mercy Medical Center, The Repository and Tam O’Shanter Golf Course. Wednesday, June 26 9 a.m. Registration 10 a.m. Shotgun Start Tam O’Shanter Golf Course 5055 Hills and Dales Rd. NW in Canton Cost: $110 per golfer includes greens fees, lunch and dinner RSVP by June 21 at


SPONSORSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE Many levels of sponsorship are still available for the 2013 Chamber Golf Outing—from a $150 hole sponsorship to a $1,250 eagle sponsorship—and we’re happy to customize a package for you! Make sure you get brand exposure at this sell-out event! For more information, and to volunteer contact Whitney Prather, events and marketing manager, at (330) 458-2073 or


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Oil & Gas Developments Monthly Report by David Kaminski, Director of Energy and Public Affairs By one study, which we cited a couple of months ago, unconventional oil and gas — that is to say horizontal drilling into the Utica Shale — created 38,830 Ohio jobs in 2012. Those are jobs in direct oil and gas activity, indirect activity and induced activity. (More on those distinctions in a moment). The same study, by IHS, a global business research company, predicted that unconventional oil and gas jobs in Ohio would grow to 143,595 jobs by 2020, and 266,624 jobs by 2035. In that time span, Ohio would rise from 10th among states in unconventional oil and gas employment to third. Ohio would be behind only Texas and Pennsylvania. As for the income from those jobs, IHS calculates that the 38,830 jobs in 2012 amounted to $2.478 billion. The 288,624 jobs by 2035 are projected to produce $17.862 billion in income. This leads to two observations. First, the economic opportunity is just beginning. The IHS projections make that clear. Second, the economic activity will be created at what the industry sees as three specific levels, and the third level will create the most jobs. Though the distinctions are sometimes not sharply drawn, here is a layman’s explanation of the three job categories. • Direct activity in unconventional oil and gas, is the creation of jobs connected to the extraction of the energy. These include construction of the well sites, drilling and hydraulic fracturing. • Indirect activity is the creation of jobs in businesses that support the exploration activity. These businesses range from law firms and engineering firms, to hotels and restaurants for the workforce, to companies that supply trucks, rental equipment and other necessary supplies. • Induced activity is the creation of jobs due to increased economic activity across the spectrum of Ohio business.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chairman of the Board - Karen M. Brenneman Hall, Kistler & Company LLP Sr. Vice Chairman - Philip D. Fracassa The Timken Company Vice Chairman - Brian Belden The Belden Brick Company

If 38,830 new jobs were created in 2012, paying an estimated $2.48 billion, those workers were empowered to spend money on houses, clothes, schooling for their children, golf, nice cars, jewelry, pet grooming and about anything else you can imagine.

Vice Chairman - John A. Murphy, Jr. Day Ketterer Ltd. Vice Chairman - William C. Shivers Huntington Bank Treasurer - D. William Allen Pro Football Hall of Fame Immediate Past Chairman - Rick L. Haines AultCare

By far, the greatest number of jobs will be created over time in induced activity. IHS said that in 2012, 21,020 of Ohio’s 38,830 unconventional oil and gas jobs were in induced activity. By 2035, 111,659 of Ohio’s 288,624 jobs will be in induced activity.

President & CEO - Dennis P. Saunier Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Corporate Secretary - Steven J. Katz Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

Imagine a time in the near future when thousands of regional businesses will be doing better but will not be able to draw a direct line from their prosperity to unconventional oil and gas production. That’s because those businesses will be enjoying the buying power of many tens of thousands of direct and indirect employees of oil and gas but may not realize that oil and gas production creates the wages these customers are spending. Nevertheless, and understandably so, businesses throughout the region want to know how they can get into the oil and gas business. Our series of Oil and Gas Business Development Seminars, begun more than a year ago, have helped hundreds of businesses see how the industry works and appreciate how difficult it is to work directly in oil and gas. The smart businesses invest a lot of time in attending as many seminars as they can, and they network like crazy. They begin to be recognized by showing up frequently. They learn what other interested businesses do. They sometimes find business-to-business opportunities that have little to do with oil and gas and have much to do with simple networking.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Katrina Barton Westfield Belden Village

Judith E. Barnes Lancaster Attorney At Law

Bruce Blaise Kenan Advantage Group

Bradley R. McKain Marathon Petroleum Company, LP

Thomas E. Cecconi Mercy Medical Center R. Eric Dellapina FirstMerit Bank N.A. Mark Fleiner LG Fuel Cell Systems

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

Keith Fuller Chesapeake Energy Corp.

Mark J. Samolczyk Stark Community Foundation

Jerry Gilin Diebold Inc.

William C. Shivers Huntington Bank

Greg Harbert Charter One/RBS Citizens, NA

Paul E. Siegfried Siegfried Enterprises Inc.

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

Bruce M. Soares Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh

Dr. Para Jones Stark State College

Alice C. Stephens The Employment Source

Terrance L. Jones Multi-Development Services of Stark County

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

Geoff Karcher The Karcher Group

David M. Wheeler AEP Ohio

Dr. David A. King Malone University

Chris White The Repository

Our advice to businesses is to invest time. Attend any and all meetings that you perceive to have value. Work at it. Few businesses we know have gotten lucky by dipping their toe into the water one time. Most people create luck through a long-term investment in learning and networking.



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A pioneer among the new generation of lead guitarists, Moye is the first lefthanded female player to be included on the legendary Fender Guitars’ impressive roster of endorsees, and to also join the critically acclaimed 2012 Experience Hendrix tour—Guitar World magazine dubbed her the “female Jimi Hendrix” and “one of the top 10 female guitarists to know.” Moye is currently finishing her new record, Rock ‘N Roll Baby, slated for a first quarter release. Visit www. for a full biography and discography. Saturday night performer Shane Dwight has performed over 2,000 live shows, released seven CDs with over 60,000 units sold, been a repeat performer on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise (West Coast and East Coast), and performed at some of the biggest music festivals around the world, including Beale Street Music Festival, Bayfront Blues Festival, Bethlehem Musikfest, Ottawa Bluesfest and Portland Waterfront Blues Festival.

And critical accolades have followed Dwight wherever he has gone: Blues Revue magazine called him a “talented musician and an impressive songwriter.” The San Francisco Chronicle called him “a music sensation…” and Andrew Gilbert of the San Jose Mercury News complimented Dwight for his “tough, lean guitar work and commanding vocals, he is a tour de force…” Visit www. for a full biography and discography. Boogie your way downtown, sit back with an ice-cold beverage, delicious midway fare, sensational tunes and great friends, and enjoy the best outdoor music festival north of Memphis! Want the best seats in town? Grab a two-day Blues Fest VIP Pass online for $75 and take advantage of FREE food, beer and incredible views of the stage. Visit for a full list of festival performers, including special guest stars Devon Allman and Midlife Chryslers!

He has performed with and/or shared the stage with a wide variety of some of the biggest names in music and has been heard on hundreds of radio stations in over 30 different countries.

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UPCOMING EVENTS Hiring the Right People (and Keeping Them!) June AultCare Fast Break Breakfast featuring Fred Reikowsky As Jim Collins explains in his book “Good to Great,” the sustainable success of any business depends on getting the right people on the bus and into the right seats, and getting the wrong ones off. Are there any good people out there? At the AultCare Fast Break Breakfast on Friday, June 14, Fred Reikowsky, owner of Legacy Business Leaders, will convince you that the answer is a resounding yes! The key lies in how to find them, hire them and, of course, keep them. Reikowsky is a licensed professional business coach with the Professional Business Coaches Alliance, and owner of Legacy Business Leaders LLC, a business coaching and consulting company headquartered in Canton, Ohio, serving business owners in the greater Northeast Ohio region. He works with business owners as a trusted business advisor, thinking partner and co-collaborator to assist them in analyzing their businesses, developing and implementing systems and strategies, and persevering to bring about excellent results with a high return on investment. His vision is to see small business owners flourish on the bottom line, excel in the quality of their lives, and become agents of positive influence in their communities. Beyond this important segment of the program, Fast Break attendees have the opportunity to obtain business leads through enjoyable networking activities at an event that has built a reputation as one of the most energetic lead-producing sessions around. Bring a door prize valued at $15 or more and receive 30 seconds at the microphone to promote your business. Friday, June 14 7 a.m. registration • 7:30 a.m. program Courtyard by Marriott • 4375 Metro Cir. in North Canton Cost: $18 members • $25 non-members RSVP by June 12



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UPCOMING EVENTS Stir in the heart of the Arts District June Stir After Hours at The Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography Located in the heart of the Canton Arts District, the Joseph Saxton Gallery is the perfect starting point for downtown wandering. Loads of local restaurants, galleries, shops, museums, and a farmers’ market can be found within a short walk of the gallery doors. But once inside the entirely renovated, century-old A.H. Wilson Building (1909), you won’t want to leave.

There will be a cash bar offering beer and wine.

At this month’s Stir After Hours on Thursday, June 20, guests will enjoy a night of networking among the Saxton Gallery’s blue chip collection, which holds landmark works by more than 160 lensmen and spans the entire breadth and history of the photographic medium. From early dagguerotypes and tintypes to modern giclée prints; from Atget and Nadar to McCurry and Salgado, you will find it all here.

Tabletops are available this month for $35. Contact Molly Romig at mollyr@ or (330) 458-2077 to reserve your exhibit space.

This month’s event will feature a sampling of Lucca Restaurant’s inventive Italian fare.

Our Chamber Stir After Hours events are now free for all members, and the events are exclusive to our members. Come and network with your fellow members! And while the event is free, please don’t register online.

About Stir After Hours The Stir After Hours Small Business Networking series from the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce adds a little swizzle and a lot of sizzle to our already successful Business After Hours event. Stir is about mixing business liaisons old and new, blending socializing with sales calls and swirling a little bit of

dalliance into your dealings! Each month in our Action Newsletter we feature a monthly company feature article, and you can only be featured by coming to Stir After Hours! There’s no better way to reach our 2,600 member readers than with a feature that puts your company, product or service in the spotlight. RSVP for Stir After Hours online at Thursday, June 20 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography 520 Cleveland Ave. NW in downtown Canton Cost: Free! RSVP by June 18 Parking is available on the street and in the lot across Cleveland Ave.

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ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL Claire Kendig reigns as 2013 Enshrinement Festival Queen, seven court members announced Claire Kendig, 18, of Canton, Ohio, was crowned the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Queen from a field of 46 contestants. The 2013 Enshrinement Festival Queen Pageant was held Thursday, May 9, at The Canton Palace Theatre in downtown Canton. Contestants were judged on the basis of personality, poise, beauty, communication skills, academic achievement and service to community. Kendig, the daughter of the Honorable Russ and Mrs. Cheryl Kendig, is soon to graduate from Perry High School, and will be attending Ohio Northern University. Seven court members also were selected, to coincide with the number in the Class of 2013 Enshrinees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 2013 Court members include Asia Boykin, 18, of Canton, Ohio. Daughter of Brandi Boykin and Jason Barbosa. Soon to graduate from Canton South High School. Jill Grove, 22, of Alliance, Ohio. Daughter of Phil and Jodie Grove. Graduate of Alliance High School and currently attending Youngstown State University. Marisa Karapasha, 21, of Canton, Ohio. Daughter of Steve and Linda Karapasha. Graduate of Jackson High School and Cleveland State University. Briana McAfee, 18, of Massillon, Ohio. Daughter of Bill and Lori McAfee. Soon to graduate from Canton Central Catholic High School. Heather Ramsey, 18, of North Canton, Ohio. Daughter of Kent and Tam Ramsey. Graduate of Hoover High School and currently attending Lipscomb University. Amy Rogers, 21, of Canton, Ohio. Daughter of Tim and Linda Rogers. Graduate of GlenOak High School and currently attending University of Akron. Emily Scarpitti, 20, of Canton, Ohio. Daughter of Cathie Scarpitti and Vincent Scarpitti. Graduate of Canton Central Catholic High School and currently attending Walsh University.


2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Queen and Court: (l to r) Emily Scarpitti, Jill Grove, Heather Ramsey, Briana McAfee, Queen Claire Kendig, Marisa Karapasha, Amy Rogers, and Asia Boykin

Kayleigh Kriss, mid-day personality and FM music director of WHBC Mix 94.1, and Ron Ponder, host of Points to Ponder on News-Talk 1480 WHBC, were masters of ceremonies, and Tonya Hodgson Stuck was choreographer. Joe Halter, 2013 general chairman of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival’s Canton Regional Chamber committees, assisted with crowning the new queen and seven court members, and Bob Hill Quartet, Daryl Robinson, and The University of Akron Dance Team provided entertainment throughout the Pageant. Judges for the event included David Peppard, CIO, Emergency Medicine Physicians; Margaret Reaves, director, Turnaround Community Outreach; Kevin Shiplett, operations manager, Pro Football Hall of Fame; and Vicky Sterling, vice president of sales and marketing, Pinnacle Press, and 2013 Enshrinement Festival General Vice Chairman of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce committees. Crystal McLendon, 2013 Queen Pageant chairman, vice chairman Brenda Stevens, and the members of the Queen Committee will work with Enshrinement Festival staff to coordinate all activities relating to the Queen and court during

their service as goodwill ambassadors and positive role models throughout the summer via participation in a wide range of community service projects. At the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner, the court will serve as escorts to the Class of 2013 Enshrinees, including: Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson, and Warren Sapp. Further, the Queen and Court will represent the community at all Enshrinement Festival activities, happening from Friday, July 19 through Tuesday, Aug. 6.

Claire Kendig


ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival names 2013 key committee chairs Drum Corps International Competition • Transportation • Security • Hospitality The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival department of Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Pro Football Hall of Fame have named the following key committee chairs: Marcas Miles, Drum Corps International Competition, Jim Evans, Transportation; Todd Stover, Security; and Tim Jones, Hospitality. Miles, director, programs, communications & community for Employers Health, has served on the Drum Corps committee for five years, with this his first as chairman. A graduate of Lakeland High School, he obtained both his undergrad degree and his masters from Malone University. He is immediate past chairman of Access Health Stark County, co-chair of United Way Impact Council, and member of the board of directors of Goodwill Industries. He also serves on the Akron Children’s Hospital Emerging Leaders Board, is a graduate of Leadership Stark County, and member of PRSA Akron Chapter. His love of music led him not only to the DCI committee, but also to serve as pianist at Grace United Church of Christ. He is the proud father of two sons. Assisting Miles with this family-oriented event is vice chairman Karen Miller. Drum Corps Competition tickets are available at (330) 458-2048; at-the-gate ticket prices are slightly increased, so purchase now! The show is sponsored by the Enshrinement Festival in partnership with the Canton Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps and will be held at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Competing against Canton’s own Bluecoats will be some of the nation’s top-ranked corps, including (in alphabetical order): Carolina Crown from Ft. Mill, SC; Cascades from Seattle, WA; Oregon Crusaders from Portland, OR; Pacific Crest from Diamond Bar, CA; Spirit of Atlanta from Atlanta,

GA; The Academy from Tempe, AZ; and The Cadets from Allentown, PA. These corps will be at the peak of their performance just one week away from the international championships to be held in Indianapolis. Evans has been named Pro Football Hall of Fame Transportation Chairman for the 13th year. Senior Technology Analyst for Bridgestone Americas Business Technologies, he is a 29-year veteran of the committee, which is responsible for providing transportation for the Enshrinees, presenters and other special guests. Many of the Hall’s guests will arrive on the Thursday preceding the Enshrinement, and will not leave until after the NFL Hall of Fame Game. Evans and his wife Diane are the parents of one son. The massive details of providing transportation will be addressed by a team effort led by Evans and his vice chairmen Joe Andoloro and Bob Vero. Stover is the Capital Portfolio Manager for Ohio Edison/ Penn Power, and this will be his 34th year serving on the Hall of Fame Security Committee. He was named vice-chairman in 2001 and is now serving his fifth year as chairman. He is a past-president and chairman of the Jackson-Belden Jaycees, past chairman of Parish Council of Saints Philip & James Church, and is a member of the Edison Men’s Club, Knights of Columbus #11037 and North Canton Elks #2029. Todd and

his wife Shelly are the proud parents of Kyle and Lauren. The committee is responsible for security at the events sponsored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including a Thursday night reception, Friday night reception following the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner, Sunday Brunch, Enshrinement ceremony, NFL/Hall of Fame Game and Tailgate reception, Hall of Fame autograph sessions and other Hall of Fame private events. As chairman, Stover and his vice chairmen, Joel Chenevey and Jim Dehnke, will work closely with the Canton Police, Jackson Township Police, Stark County Sheriff’s Deputies, State Highway Patrol, and other Hall of Fame committees. Jones is vicepresident of operations for Slesnick Iron & Metal and a graduate of Jackson High School and The Ohio State University. A veteran on the Hospitality Committee, he has been a member for 28 years and served as vice-chairman for seven years, with 2013 being his third year as chairman. He also volunteers for the Stefanie Spielman Fund and the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer and is a member of the board of the Friends of the Children’s Network. He and wife Tiffany have two children, Jordan and Logan. The Hospitality Committee coordinates post-banquet receptions and several private receptions as well as the fan appreciation events at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Enshrinement and Hall of Fame Game days. Assisting Jones as committee vice chairman is Tim Theiss.



ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival names 2013 key committee chairmen Races • Concert and Fireworks • Enshrinement • Fan Parties The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Pro Football Hall of Fame have named the following key committee chairs: Christine Milcetich, 2-Mile and 5-Mile Races, Mike King, Concert and Fireworks, Guy Ruda, Enshrinement, and Gina Bannevich, Fan Parties. Milcetich, a long-time member of the Race Committee, is in her second year as chairman and also volunteers for the Security & Logistics Committee. A graduate of Walsh University and University of Akron, she is a physics/biology teacher and planetarium director at Firestone High School. Professional affiliations include American Association of Physics Teachers, National Science Teachers Association, Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development, Phi Delta Kappa and Phi Chapter-Delta Kappa Gamma. Her numerous awards include Akron Council PTAs’ Outstanding Educator of the Year (1999), Firestone High School Silver Acorn Award (2000), Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (2001), and Walsh University Outstanding Alumni (2009). Cash and/or other prizes will be awarded to top finishers in the 2-Mile and 5-Mile events, and both serious and recreational runners are welcome to participate. There will be no race-day registration so register online now at Vice chairman Cathy Wyatt is assisting Milcetich in planning the activities scheduled for Sunday, July 28 that will include the ninth annual free, 400-meter, Kids Fun Run sponsored by Frito Lay. The Fun Run, for youngsters six and under makes everyone a winner, and has costumed characters race with the kids to the finish line. In addition to the traditional 2-Mile and 5-Mile Races, this year will mark the fourth annual 5-Mile Competitive Walk in which walkers must be able to maintain


an 18-minute pace, and prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in this division. All races finish at the steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, offering great photo opportunities and the chance to visit the museum. King, of King Properties, is a graduate of Hoover High School and attended Kent State University. After serving on the Concert and Fireworks committee for 10 years, this is his first as chairman. Very active in downtown development, he is the recipient of the ArtsinStark Turning Point Award for the Canton Arts District, and five Downtown Canton Special Improvement Awards for downtown developments. He is chairman of Zing in the City, past chairman and current trustee of the Downtown Canton Special Improvement District, member of Canton Construction Board and Home to Canton, and past president and member of the Stark County Real Estate Investors Association, as well as a member of the Lake Cable Recreation Association. He and wife Mary Ellen are parents to two daughters and two stepdaughters. King, vice chairman Jeff Burner, and their team will be attending to the many details involved with this event on the evening of Saturday, July 27. A variety of activities are planned at the Cornerstone Square area in the vicinity of Tuscarawas Street and Walnut Avenue and will begin at 6 p.m. with food and family fun, including face painting, balloon artists, costumed characters and crafts for the kids in the Chesapeake Energy Family Fun Zone. Musical entertainment will include a lively rock and roll band to be announced later. The festivities will conclude with an incredible pyrotechnic display launched from the Cornerstone Square parking deck approximately 10 p.m. – featuring the magic of Zambelli, “the First Family of Fireworks!” Ruda, a sales associate for R. Z. Marketing Group, is serving his 13th year as chairman of the Enshrinement Ceremony Committee.

He previously served 18 years as a member of the committee, as well as three years as chairman of the former NFL Experience Committee. Ruda and his wife Gail are the proud parents of David and Danielle. Ruda and his team of volunteers prepare the facilities and programming for staging, seating and logistics of the Enshrinement Ceremony program. Assisting him will be co-vice chairmen Terry Coyne for planning and Dave McRoberts for facilities. The Enshrinement Ceremony for the Class of 2013 football greats will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. at Fawcett Stadium. The stellar Class of Enshrinees includes guard/tackle Larry Allen, wide receiver Cris Carter, defensive tackle Curley Culp, tackle Jonathan Ogden, coach Bill Parcells, linebacker Dave Robinson, and defensive tackle Warren Sapp. Tickets are available at 1.800.913.9788. Bannevich graduated from Tuscarawas Central Catholic High School and University of Mount Union, and completed coursework at the Corporate University at Kent State University. She recently accepted a new position as marketing director at Westfield Belden Village. A member of the Fan Appreciation Tailgate Party committee since 2002, this is her second year as chairman. Her community activities are extensive, including chair at Alliance Chamber of Commerce, Golden Key for Exceptional Children, Greater Northeast Ohio ALS Walk Group and chapter volunteer, and Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She and husband Jason have a son and a daughter. (continued on next page)


ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL Enshrinement Festival Official Playbooks and pins now available In 2013, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Enshrinement Festival will proudly mark the 50th anniversary of honoring the legends of professional football. The worldrenowned Enshrinement Festival celebrates the annual Enshrinement of football players, coaches and contributors. With the addition of this year’s class, the Enshrinees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame total 280. All the excitement of this “One of a Kind Celebration” and a complete schedule of events are captured in the 2013 “Official Playbook” of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. Individuals, area businesses and organizations are encouraged to pick up this comprehensive brochure at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce to distribute to family, friends, customers and clients. It is also available throughout the community at: • • • •

Pro Football Hall of Fame Museum Canton and Massillon Auto Clubs Tourist Information Center on Fulton Rd. Visitors’ Information Center at AkronCanton Airport

Continuing a tradition first started in 1977, the 2013 commemorative pins are also currently available, designating the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival as a “One of a Kind Celebration!”   This year’s pin is only $5, but it could be worth much more for some lucky customers. Thanks to the generosity of McDonald’s • Siegfried Enterprises, Inc., each 2013 pin comes in an envelope with a pin prize entry form. GRAND PRIZES include: commemorative item from the Pro Football Hall of Fame; 10 three-foot party subs from J & K Subway (valid in Stark County); a pizza-per-month for one year from Pizza Hut; a gift basket of Pepsi products from Pepsi Beverage Co.; and a commemorative Enshrinee football and stein from the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. In addition to these prizes, the pin envelope includes coupons from various businesses for food and entertainment discounts.  Entry forms must be completed and

returned to the Canton Regional Chamber offices by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2013. Mailed entries received Saturday, August 10, or later are not eligible. Winners will be drawn and announced on News-Talk 1480 WHBC AM on Tuesday, August 13, between 7 and 8 a.m. No purchase is necessary to win. For a complete list of rules and regulations or to request an blank entry, contact the Enshrinement Festival office at (330) 456-7253. For Enshrinement Festival ticket and event information, visit www.   The current and many past year’s pins can be purchased at the Enshrinement Festival office at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, 222 Market Avenue North, along with a variety of other souvenirs and gift items, including golf shirts, t-shirts and caps. These items will also be available for purchase at all Enshrinement Festival events. 

In addition to the printed copies of this year’s Official Playbook, a digital copy is available online at www. for easy reference, download or printing. The brochure is referred to as the Official Playbook because it contains comprehensive information about each of the 19 events comprising the 2013 Enshrinement Festival, highlights the Class of 2013 Enshrinees – Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson, and Warren Sapp– and outlines details of The” Future 50” Project, the $27 million expansion and renovation at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which will be completed and celebrated with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on June 1.

(continued) There are two fantastic fan parties, and both are held on Hall of Fame grounds. The Enshrinement Celebration Fan Party sets a celebratory tone just before the Enshrinement Ceremony, as fans enjoy great food, right for a tailgate celebration and refreshing beverages in typical tailgate fashion as a deejay plays party music.   The Fan Appreciation Tailgate Party is a great opportunity for fans to party in style with an all-inclusive experience featuring traditional tailgate food and beverages. Returning Hall of Famers are on hand for meet and greet opportunities as a deejay spins jock jams to get the fans pumped up before the Hall of Fame Game, this year featuring the Miami Dolphins vs. Dallas Cowboys. Bannevich is assisted by Valerie Nash.



LEADERSHIP STARK COUNT Y Leadership Stark County Profile Name: Brent R. Fatzinger Title: Chief Financial Officer Company: Abbott Electric, Inc. Leadership Program and Class: 18th Signature Program Class Why did you decide to participate in the program? I don’t think I decided to participate; I was convinced to participate by Marty Bowe (Perry Local Superintendent) after he had participated in the Signature Program. Marty recommended me and I remember telling him that I had no interest in a business leadership program. We had lunch together and he explained the program in more depth and I was intrigued by the concept. I did some more research and decided that I really wanted to be a part of Leadership Stark County, so I applied and the rest is history. How have you used what you learned during the program in your career or in the workplace? I think it is difficult to identify one specific thing about Leadership that I learned and use at work. There so many experiences that I learned from and so much that I took from the experience that I don’t even know where to start. The retreat teaches you so much about yourself and your individual style of interaction, and every program day gives you an opportunity to learn about our community and the many different people, programs and resources we have here in Stark County. I think the opportunity to get to know my classmates was also a great benefit of the program.

What is your most significant take-away or memory from the program? Again, I can’t single out one experience or event, it was the entire process that was enjoyable. Mostly, it was the things I learned about the community, and the people I met, both classmates and community members. The entire program has been a great benefit to me personally and professionally and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the Stark County community and has an interest in becoming involved. What would you say to someone considering applying to the program? Don’t assume that the program is “just a leadership program.” It is much more than that. Take the time to learn more about the program. Ask an alumni to go to lunch and explain their experience with you. The more you learn about the entire program the more likely you will be to participate. How have you remained involved with Leadership Stark County since your graduation? I co-chaired the Economic Development Day from 2005 to 2010, and I currently serve on the Leadership Stark County board. What issues do you think future leaders should focus on? That is a question for future leaders to answer. I think a potential leader should first find something that he or she is passionate about and then find an organization that serves that area of passion. Make sure that the organization is well run and respected, and then get involved as a volunteer. If your draw to the organization is something that you feel passionately about, you will find a natural fit and your time and effort will be rewarded.

How has your experience in the program influenced your service and leadership roles in the community? I have definitely become more focused on being a steward in my community since having gone through Leadership Stark County. I was interested prior to participating, but I learned more about how to get engaged with the non-profit world from the program. What nonprofit organizations do you serve and in what capacity? I’m involved with Project Rebuild (board member since 2005, board chairman 2011-2012), First Tee of Canton (executive board 2003-2005), North Canton Rotary (board member 2004 to present), North Canton Rotary Club (president 2012-2013), Canton South Advanced Education Foundation (trustee 2006 to present, vice president 2007 to present), and Leadership Stark County (board of trustees 2010 to present).



YSTARK! And the winners are ... Meet the sixth annual class of Twenty under 40!, Stark County’s finest young leaders, as seen through the eyes of their nominators.

Bradley Belden, 37 Corporate Manager, Occupational & Regulatory Services | The Belden Brick Company I’m proud to nominate Brad for Twenty under 40! He is an outstanding cheerleader for this community and a constant advocate for the wonderful things that we have at our fingertips. He is one of the smartest people I have ever known and has a constant desire to learn. He generally knows the answer to most questions, but if he doesn’t, he will stop at nothing to get the answer. Brad is a shining example of what it means to be a dedicated, active and innovative young professional in Stark County. Nominated by: Aimee Belden Charity Davis, 38 Human Resource Manager | Mercy Medical Center Charity is a perfect example of a local resident who graduated from a Stark County High School, went away to college, and has returned to this area to live, raise a family, work and give back to her local community. She leads by example. She mentors the new hires within her department as well as those that she hires for other areas in the Medical Center. I nominated Charity for this award as a young woman who personifies a well rounded women’s leader in 2013—professionally, as a community volunteer and all the while still balancing those role with that of a busy wife and mother. Nominated by: Cindy Hickey Latoya Dickens, 35 Family Nurse Practioner | Aultman Hospital Latoya is truly a role model for all those who endeavor to enter the profession of nursing. She has demonstrated her compassion and devotion for nursing by expanding her educational background, improving her craft by furthering the development of her nursing skills. She has devoted herself to the welfare of those committed to her care. When you talk to Latoya, her passion for nursing is evident. In this complex world of sickness, diagnoses, expensive treatments, medications, and death, returning to health may be out of reach to many, but, there is one nurse who is making a difference. Nominated by: Gerry Radcliffe and Sandra Gillins Kara Baker Dodson, 35 Attorney | Soles Law Offices When I originally met Kara in a social setting, I immediately sensed her leadership qualities. Her demeanor, her educational pursuits/achievements, her law practice, her numerous informal volunteer activities as well as appointed board of directorships for non-profit organizations; all the traits of a leader, and exceptional for her age. I continue to be amazed by her unassuming leadership style while engaging others to follow her example. She does not just “sit” on agency boards of directors, she creates programs to teach young women, including agency clients, how to assist others. Nominated by: Theresa Lattanzi Sam Falletta, 39 President & CEO | Incept Corporation Sam is an outstanding young corporate and community leader who tirelessly contributes his talent, experience, and ideas to both the Canton and Akron communities. At his core, he is a value-driven professional who truly considers the well-being of others and strives to help his employees (as well as his friends and family) be the best they can be. Sam embodies several attributes that have helped him become an exceptional leader. Above all else, he is conscientious and consistently delivers high-quality results. He is driven to evolve professionally and personally. Moreover, Sam has used this approach to foster personal and professional growth with his employees throughout all levels of the organization. Nominated by: Jeff White Marvin G. Ferguson, 33 Pharmacy Manager | Rite Aid Pharmacy Marvin continues to strive for more. I am fascinated by his involvement in community service and his continued personal development. While many people may be satisfied with a successful career as a pharmacy manager, he strives for more. Not only did Marvin make the decision to return to his hometown after college, he also invested in the community. He formed IMONB LLC, where he serves as CEO of the property management company. His company’s name is a tribute to his mother, and the investment into Stark County further shows his commitment to the area. Nominated by: Will Dent and Venus Siler



YSTARK! Ryan Fulmer, 28 Vice President of Portfolio Management | Beese Fulmer Investment Management Ryan has worked for investment companies in Cincinnati, Chicago and New York City. He had great employment with Goldman Sachs, where he worked until he resigned and returned to Canton. He has chosen Canton as his future, knowing that he could be working and living anywhere due to his education, intellect and employment experience. He embodies the spirit of young professionals in our community in his strong educational background and impressive experience in the wealth management industry. Nominated by: Darla Brown, Dr. Para Jones, Maureen Kampman Tate and William G. Williams Aaron Geh, 38 Vice President of Sales and Marketing | The Karcher Group Aaron has lived and worked in Stark County for over 15 years. He has devoted his time and talent in numerous ways to the people, and especially the youth of Stark County, such as working with Junior Achievement, Special Olympics of North Canton, and First Tee of Canton, to name a few. In today’s world, loyalty is often in short supply, especially if you work in a relatively new field where talent tends to be somewhat transient.
Aaron is fiercely loyal to his company, and has logged nearly 15 years of employment with The Karcher Group. Nominated by: Dean Langfitt
 Derek Gordon, 28 Parks Director | City of Canton I am nominating Derek because he is a young professional of Canton who works tirelessly to better his community. His dedication to the greater Stark County community is clearly evident in the selfless commitment he applies to his career and volunteer activities. I have not met anyone who deserves this award more than Derek. Derek’s greatest quality that enables him to inspire others is his dedication to making Canton a great place to live and work. Through his work at the mayor’s office he has helped increase entrepreneurship in Stark County and helped bring the Cleveland Cavaliers D-league team to Canton. He always goes above and beyond what is required of him, regardless of the project at hand. Nominated by: Katie Cerrone and Matthew Hunt Stephanie Helline, 31 Principal Tech Service Engineer | The Timken Company Stephanie is a young professional who is definitely making a positive impact in Stark County through her leadership at work and in the community. While there are many young professionals at Timken who are advancing their careers, and there are many others who are dedicated to improving the community, Stephanie is an example of someone that is balancing both profession and community. She is always willing to help with a community project when asked. She is also dedicated to improving herself and reaching her full potential. She is ambitious, but in a way that genuinely seeks to improve the broader company or the broader community and not at all in a way that is self-serving. Nominated by: Betsy Engels David J. Hersher, 38 Sr. Operations Manager | FirstMerit Bank NA Whether at home, work, in the community, or in any of the organizations to which he belongs, Dave has one of the strongest service orientations of anyone I know. He has served as a coach, teacher, civic leader, fiduciary, husband and father, and has made a difference in each of those capacities. He’s at ease with unfamiliar places and people and his personality and sense of humor make him very likable. It’s uncanny how groups seem to naturally look to him for leadership. Nominated by: Liz Hersher Christopher R. Hunt, 32 Attorney | Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Christopher is an excellent nominee for the Twenty under 40! award because of his interest in and commitment to Stark County. He chose to return to the Stark County area after graduating from Case Western Reserve University School of Law so he could contribute to its growth and development. He is a leader in his law firm and in the community where he lives and practices. His creative work at St. Thomas Aquinas High School has quickly elevated him to a position of leadership with its board. In addition, the University of Mount Union requested his assistance by appointing him to its Alumni Council and its Executive Committee. Nominated by: Randall C. Hunt (continued on next page)



YSTARK! Jennifer Mucci, 38 Realtor | The Mucci Team - Cutler Real Estate It is Jennifer’s care, compassion, thoughtfulness, zest for life and love for others that has her actively engaged in her community. She by all means is a mover and shaker, a local success story – role model, who is an amazing individual who makes things happen! She is the real deal; she is genuine and respected leader in her community; she is dedicated and is someone who has been able to truly make a positive difference in the lives of people of Stark County. Jennifer’s commitment to helping those less fortunate is unparalleled as this can be seen through how she immerses herself 100 percent in different initiatives. Nominated by: Scott Haws, Julie Vega, Sheila Croasmun, Molly Palmer, Chuck & Ruth Bast Capt. Daniel Mueller, 38 Training Officer, S3 | 112th Transportation Battalion We nominated Daniel for the 2013 Twenty under 40! award because of his outstanding leadership qualities and his ability to balance both a military career with the Ohio National Guard and family life. He is a dedicated leader who always puts the interest of his solider’s above his own. He is known to be honest and loyal with a very strong work ethic. He is bright, articulate, and a highly motivated self-starter. His peers and superiors respect his actions and his integrity is above reproach. Daniel continually works at a level above his rank and is considered the go-to officer by his superiors for the tough missions. Nominated by: LTC Gregory Robinette Kristen Petrilla, 33 Director of Community Relations and Education | Quest Recovery and Prevention Services Through both her career and her community involvement, Kristen exemplifies what defines a ystark! professional: hardworking, committed to her work and her causes, loyal, responsible and willing to go the extra mile. She has the ability to impact many lives through her career at Quest, and she takes her job not only seriously, but also compassionately. Through her civic involvement, she dedicates her personal time to the social and economic welfare of a wide range of people throughout the county. Her commitment and dedication to her work and her volunteerism is constant. I’m not sure how she keeps her motor going 24/7 but she does! Nominated by: Keith Hochadel and Mark Butterworth Emily Ribnik, 32 Clinical Counselor | Kent State University at Stark Emily immediately came to mind when I saw an advertisement for the 2013 Twenty under 40! award. She has been a member of our campus community at Kent State Stark for about two years, and she has made counseling services highly visible and accessible to students, faculty, and staff. She helps our community by enabling students to achieve their goals, which results in their being better educated and able to contribute to society. Her support makes it possible for people to focus on academic pursuits in the face of challenging personal situations. Nominated by: Lisa Hart Marisa Rohn, 33 Vice President Marketing and Development | Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland & E. Central Ohio Marisa has been a valuable part of Goodwill Industries at the local, state and international level. She appreciates the many doors that Goodwill has opened for her and the opportunities that she has been given to grow professionally as a leader. Ken Weber saw something special in the young 23-year-old when she walked in the doors of what was then Goodwill Industries of Stark County. She was instrumental in the ambitious capital campaign that led to the Community Campus – a truly revolutionary model for our community. She is dynamic; she gets the job done and models the authentic leadership that others want to follow. Nominated by: The Board of Women’s Impact Inc.: Betsy Engels, Kay Feagles, Paula Mastroianni, Kristin Moore, Becky Crowl, Jolene Colant, and Laura Baloun Chris Seeley, 34 Vice President/Mortgage Loan Officer | Premier Bank and Trust I have had the honor and privilege of working alongside Chris as a community volunteer. He is a deeply engaged and genuinely caring business professional who has truly not been recognized for all that he has done already in his career and volunteer work. Chris has a deep understanding of the needs of the community and works to address those needs through his work as a volunteer on a number of organizations. He is a devoted father, husband, businessman and volunteer and I can think of no other person more deserving of this award than Chris. Nominated by: Maureen Ater, Eric Dublikar and Bruce Brown



YSTARK! Carrie Spangler, 39 Educational Audiologist | Stark County Educational Service Center Carrie’s impact on Stark County’s hearing-impaired population and their families and schools is impressive, but her impact is felt even on a national scale. As her colleague and nominator, I have seen the effects of her work first-hand, and marvel at the effect she has as a role model for hearing-impaired students in Stark County to pursue their dreams. In her own words in a recent interview, “Personally, I feel very blessed, because growing up, I felt like my hearing loss was my biggest obstacle, and now I’ve found a profession where it’s my greatest gift.” Nominated by: Paula Tolin Andrew Williams, 39 Owner, Williams Toyota Lift While Andrew prefers to remain “behind-the-scenes,” he deserves this nomination because of how incredibly generous he is with his time and resources for schools, extra-curricular activities, sports clubs, small businesses, and even community members who need a little help. No job is “beneath” him. He does any task that needs to be done, without complaint. He is not afraid to get dirty or work hard. Andrew is extremely dedicated to his business, employees, and community. He goes to great lengths to help them. Nominated by: Dianne Williams Nominees were selected based on career acumen, community service and trusteeship, and personal and professional achievements. The Twenty under 40! selection committee is comprised of diverse business and community leaders representing a range of industry sectors from around Stark County. Twenty under 40!, presented by ystark! and The Repository, and is made possible by our sponsors: Aultman Health Foundation, Huntington National Bank, Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A., Robert J. - Events & Catering and The Timken Company.



SAFET Y COUNCIL & BEA WRAP UP Stark County Safety Council 2014 Season Pass The 2014 Stark County Safety Council Season Pass luncheon booklet is now available! The cost for each pass booklet is $160. Individual luncheon cost is $16. By purchasing a season pass, you will get 12 luncheon tickets for the price of ten, for the luncheons happening in July 2013 through June 2014. The passes are good for the regular monthly luncheons only, which are held at Meyer’s Lake Ballroom. Reserve your season pass now by visiting or contact Connie Cerny at conniec@ or (330) 458-2061.

Business Excellence Award Winners

First Row: Jeff Hicks and Scott Swaldo, Gervasi Vineyard; Dr. Jennifer Jellison, For Paws Blue Cross Animal Hospital. Second Row: Matt Tucker, TruBridge Inc.; Chuck Bennell, Tam O’Shanter Golf Course. Third Row: Dr. Anthony Pentz, Omni Orthopaedics; Barbara Abbott, Canton Food Tours. Fourth Row: Jim Boughton, SES.



SAFET Y COUNCIL Active Shooter & Aggressive Culture: Understanding, Prevention & New Solutions to Increase Survival Rates June Safety Council Luncheon featuring Timothy Dimoff At the Stark County Safety Council Luncheon on Thursday, June 13, Timothy Dimoff, president of SACS Consulting & Investigative Services, will explain the basis of the increase in negative “Workplace Culture” and escalation of aggression in the workplace, schools and society. He will also address solutions to these growing issues. Mr. Dimoff is a nationally certified A.L.I.C.E. instructor (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate). He trains schools, churches and businesses how to increase their odds of survival when under attack. He’ll explain the NEW procedures including: environmental design, technology, law enforcement response, and informative action.

security, vulnerability assessments and crime. A former award winning narcotics detective and SWAT Team member, Dimoff utilized his vast law enforcement experience when founding SACS Consulting, Inc., a firm dedicated to helping corporations and others gain control of spiraling workplace crime and other high risk workplace issues. He is board certified by ASIS (American Society of Industrial Security) as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP™), a designation that indicates board certification in security management and is recognized worldwide as the highest recognition accorded a security practitioner. He is also TASA (Technical Advisory Services of America) registered legal expert in human resource, management training, police/ private security and corporate security procedures.  He is the author of four books, winner of innumerable state and local awards

for business, safety, leadership and civic achievement, and sought after speaker and trainer. Dimoff holds a B.S. in sociology, with an emphasis in criminology, from Denison University. He is also a certified instructor in both law enforcement and private security, and an advocate for stronger laws protecting and assisting victims of crime. Spotlight Company:

Thursday, June 13 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meyer’s Lake Ballroom 3218 Parkway St. NW in Canton Cost: $16 RSVP by June 10

About the Speaker Timothy A. Dimoff, CPP, is considered one of the nation’s leading authorities in highrisk workplace and human resource issues,

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

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CANTON funding partners:

AultCare Aultman Health Foundation Charter One Bank Chesapeake Energy Corporation The City of Canton DeHoff Realtors Dominion East Ohio Farmers National Bank Fifth Third Bank FirstMerit Bank NA Hilscher-Clarke Electric Huntington Bank Kenan Advantage Group KeyBank Mercy Medical Center Northeast Ohio Medical Univ. PNC Bank The Timken Company



WELCOME to our newest members, who joined Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce in April. 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. American Recycling Services of Ohio (SCRAP RECYCLING) Gregg Carpenter, Sr. 803 Mahoning South Ave. Alliance, OH 44601 (330) 860-4121 Angry Barbeque (CATERERS - RESTAURANTS) Mark Albert 4640 Belden Village St. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 493-0388 B L Companies (ENGINEERING - ENVIRONMENT) Mark S. Koellner, PG 3755 Boettler Oaks Dr. #G Green, OH 44685 (234) 294-6340 Biltmore Exteriors, Inc. (HOME IMPROVEMENTS) Rhonda Kidd 2727 Cleveland Ave. SW Canton, OH 44707 (330) 899-1000 Carpenter Metal Solutions, Inc. (SCRAP METALS) Scott Carpenter, Sr. 803 Mahoning South Ave. Alliance, OH 44601 (330) 829-2771 ERM (ENVIRONMENTAL - ENGINEERING SERVICES) Betty Todman 3333 Richmond Rd. #160 Beachwood, OH 44122 (216) 593-5200 Glacial Energy (ELECTRICITY/NATURAL GAS) Michael D. Whitfield 6100 Oaktree Blvd. Ste. 200 Independence, OH 44131 (330) 607-2718

HUMAN Healthy Vending (VENDING SERVICES - HEALTH & WELLNESS) Derek Yoder 12273 San Marino Ave. NW Uniontown, OH 44685 (330) 933-5991 Just Rite Plumbing LLC (PLUMBING CONTRACTORS) Jeff Wilson 16466 Burkhart Rd. Orrville, OH 44667 (330) 683-9400 Mama Teresa’s Pizza (PIZZA - RESTAURANTS) Kalvin Watson 910 - 12th St. NW Canton, OH 44703 (330) 430-0911 Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas, LLC (ATTORNEYS) Raymond T. Bules, Esq. 101 Central Plaza S Ste. 600 Canton, OH 44702 (330) 456-0506 MotionSource International LLC (LUBRICATION EQUIPMENT) Doug Karpowicz 1410 Highland Rd. Ste. 10 Macedonia, OH 44056 (440) 287-7037 Nationwide - Hostetler, Wallace & Hostetler Ins. Group (INSURANCE) Thomas E. Wallace, Jr. 315 South Chapel St. #B Louisville, OH 44641 (330) 871-9580 Niebel Realty, LLC (REAL ESTATE TRAINING SERVICES) Betty & John Niebel 7304 Wales Ave. NW North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 494-4422

NEW MEMBERS The PC Wizard (COMPUTERS - SERVICE & REPAIR) Chad Davis 1135 South Seneca Ave. Alliance, OH 44601 (330) 581-9990 Pioneer - 360 (TECHNOLOGY SERVICES & SOLUTIONS) Jessica Wilson 920 Boulevard St. Dover, OH 44622 (330) 364-1137 Gregg Schorsten (RETIREES) Gregg Schorsten 1017 Chelmsford North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 494-6477 Staley Technologies Inc. (TELEPHONE EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS & DEALERS COMMUNICATIONS VIDEO SURVEILLANCE & ACCESS CONTROL EQUIPMENT) Edgar Vanhoose 1806 Navarre Rd. SW Canton, OH 44706 (330) 454-8404 Stateline Paving a Lindy Company (ENERGY SERVICES) Jim Iudiciani & Mike Hartley 11822 South Ave. North Lima, OH 44452 (234) 759-3223 Thompson Entertainment (DISC JOCKEY) Larry Thompson, Jr. PO Box 80126 Canton, OH 44708 (888) 482-4594 Utica Resource Group (OIL & GAS - EMPLOYMENT & HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES) Kristy Hawthorne 6135 Memorial Dr. #103 Dublin, OH 43017 (740) 403-0029



BIZ BITZ Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh Law Firm is pleased to announce that Michael P. Farrell and Whitney L. Willits have joined the firm as associates. Farrell is a graduate of the Washington University School of Law where he served as an associate and staff editor of the Washington University Global Studies Law Review. Prior to earning his J.D., Farrell attended Case Western Reserve University, receiving his master’s degree in finance and bachelor’s degree in economics, with additional emphasis in math and political science. At Black McCuskey, he will focus his practice in business, corporate and real estate. Willits is a graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and served as a managing editor for The Ohio State Law Journal and as the Academic Affairs Committee Chair of the Student Bar Association. Prior to earning her Juris Doctor degree, Willits studied at Capital University in Bexley, Ohio, graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Willits will focus her practice in the areas of litigation, commercial and collections. Mark Radosevic Insurance Agency is pleased to announce the appointment of Cynthia Campbell and Crystal Alberts as associate agents to the agency. Campbell has a vast experience in sales and marketing in the last 20 years and brings nine years of insurance experience to the agency. She currently serves as an ambassador for the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and has volunteered throughout the years on several different chamber committees. Alberts has 20 years of insurance experience and has worked for various large insurance companies starting her insurance career in claims. Both will be responsible for attracting new customers to the agency. For more information, visit www. Innis Maggiore has announced Dallas Witmer of Canton has been hired as web developer. Witmer’s experience as a software developer will help the agency develop the growing number of client web projects. He earned two associate degrees in applied science from Stark State College of Technology—one in interactive media technology and the other in computer science and engineering technology. Witmer previously worked as a software engineer at Amtrust North America in Independence. For the third consecutive year, Wagoner Moving Systems, Inc., an agent for Atlas Van Lines, is the proud recipient of the World

Class Commitment Award from Atlas World Group. With nearly 350 agents worldwide, Wagoner was one of 46 to receive this prestigious award. To qualify, the facility must be ranked above average by a Quality Focus Group, and must also meet or exceed 12 areas of quality criteria which include customer satisfaction, claims, estimating accuracy, safety and compliance.  Kelly Haer of Massillon has been named business manager for The Employment Source of Stark and Tuscarawas counties. Employed with the organization since 2008 as business services coordinator and recruiting specialist, Haer formerly served as human resource manager for both Tristan Rubber Molding and Polymer Packaging. She brings over 10 years of human resource experience to the position. Haer holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in human resources and marketing from Kent State University. Bruner-Cox LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Lisa M. Hilling, CPA, to assurance services partner. Hilling joined Bruner-Cox LLP in 2005 with eight years of “Big Four” accounting experience. As partner, she provides audit and accounting services for hospitals, colleges, private foundations and governments. She is also responsible for audits in accordance with OMB Circular A-133 and Government Auditing Standards. Hilling is a member of the Firm’s Health Care Services Group and the Not-For-Profit Services Group. She graduated from The University of Akron with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She is a member of The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is presidentelect of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). Hennes Paynter Crisis Communications received a gold “Rocks” award from the Greater Cleveland Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. This year, the award was for their Crisis Comm & Media Relations E-Newsletter, which is edited by Bruce Hennes, the firm’s managing partner. With more than 6,400 subscribers, their newsletter works to keep readers informed about the discipline of crisis management with authoritative commentary, and with best practices from breaking crises in the news. The “Rocks” award acknowledges outstanding public relations programs incorporating sound research, planning, execution and evaluation. This is the fourth year in a row Hennes Paynter Communications has won top honors for crisis communications work at the “Rocks” awards. KIKO Auctioneers, of Canton, OH were honored to be the recipients of four 2012 Advertising Contest Awards at the Annual Ohio Auctioneers Association Convention in Columbus, OH. KIKO’s advertising and marketing team produced all four awards in-


house. The individual awards were presented to: Catalogue Auction, Richard T. Kiko, Jr. for the “One Owner Classic Car Auction”; Auction in Action, Peter Kiko; Stationery, designed by KIKO in-house staff; Website, designed and built by KIKO in-house IT and marketing departments. Hall, Kistler & Company congratulates Katie Fuetter, CPA, MT, manager, Anthony Schuster, CPA, CFE, supervisor, Andy Griffin, CPA, supervisor and Seth Turner, AVA. supervisor, on their recent promotions and welcomes Elaine Kilker, staff accountant and Alex Ferrara, staff accountant to the firm. Recently promoted to manager, Fuetter concentrates in the area of tax; her experience includes partnerships, corporations, individual trusts and estates. Newly promoted to supervisor, Schuster has worked extensively in the area of partnership taxation within the oil and gas industry and has a thorough understanding of issues affecting flow through entities. As a newly promoted supervisor, Griffin practices in the areas of accounting, audit and tax for clients in the oil and gas, manufacturing and distribution and wholesale industries as well as other closely held companies. As a recently promoted supervisor, Turner practices in the areas of accounting, audit and tax for clients in the manufacturing, construction, wholesale and retail industries, medical practices and closely held companies. Kilker is a recent graduate of Walsh University, earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting and was a member of the Business Honors Society Fraternity, Sigma Beta Delta. Kilker will practice in the area of general. Ferrara is a recent graduate of the University of Mount Union, earning his bachelor’s in business administration with a minor in accounting. Ferrara will practice in the area of general accounting. Cutler Real Estate is pleased to announce that Alexis Karasarides has joined Cutler’s North Canton office as a new realtor. A fully licensed realtor, Karasarides resides in North Canton. She will work out of the North Canton Office at 203 Applegrove NW in North Canton. She has over five years of experience in real estate and is a graduate of Brian Buffini’s 100 Days to Greatness. Jackson Kelly PLLC was recently selected as a law firm of the year finalist for the 2012 Northeast Oil and Gas Awards, which recognize excellence within the industry based on outstanding achievements and commitment to corporate social responsibility, the environment and health and safety. In order to select finalists for the Oil and Gas Awards, candidates are first nominated and then voted for by judging panels. The Law Firm of the Year Award specifically recognizes excellence within the oil and gas legal sector. It acknowledges legal firms that have worked on a range of outstanding deals, excelled at strategic input into deals, demonstrated specific sector expertise and shown consummate negotiation skills.



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Twenty under 40! Awards The Twenty under 40! award recognizes Stark County’s younger leaders who have demonstrated dynamic leadership and social responsibility. These are the people who are committed to making a difference in our community. Winners of the 2013 award will be toasted at an eclectic gala event on June 4. 

Tuesday, June 4 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Brookside Farms 5600 Ravenna Ave. NE in Louisville Cost $50 Visit to register

Canton Blues Festival Northeast Ohio’s premier Blues Festival is back for the 12th year with ten acts sure to strike a chord with blues fans large and small! The FREE summer festival, presented by the Canton Development Partnership (a department of the Canton Regional Chamber), is happening in downtown Canton on Fri., June 7, & Sat., June 8, with headliners Malina Moye and Shane Dwight!

Friday, June 7 & Saturday, June 8 Noon to 10:30 p.m. each day Market Square 301 Market Ave. N in downtown Canton Cost: Free! VIP Passes available Visit for details

First Friday: Red, White & Blues This First Friday bridges the blues from street to street, connecting the dots and the dancers as it ties to the twelfth annual Canton Blues Festival, taking over our downtown this weekend. All the galleries will be getting down with music, new art and summer sales in this all-American celebration of hot licks, cool chicks and heart-pounding kicks.

First Friday, June 7 6 to 10 p.m. Downtown Canton Cost: Free!

Active Shooter & Aggressive Culture June Safety Council Luncheon featuring Timothy Dimoff At the Stark County Safety Council Luncheon on Thursday, June 13, Timothy Dimoff, president of SACS Consulting & Investigative Services, will explain the basis of the increase of negative “Workplace Culture” and escalation of aggression in the workplace, schools and society. He will also address solutions to these growing issues.

Thursday, June 13 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meyer’s Lake Ballroom 3218 Parkway St. NW in Canton Cost: $16 RSVP by June 10

Hiring the Right People (and Keeping Them!) June AultCare Fast Break Breakfast featuring Fred Reikowsky As Jim Collins explains in his book “Good to Great,” the sustainable success of any business depends on getting the right people on the bus and into the right seats, and getting the wrong ones off. Are there any good people out there? At the AultCare Fast Break Breakfast on Friday, June 14, Fred Reikowsky, owner of Legacy Business Leaders, will convince you that the answer is a resounding yes! The key lies in how to find them, hire them and, of course, keep them. ystark! Wellspring UnSpeaker Series Have you ever wondered what makes one person more successful than another? Why one company can flourish while another files bankruptcy? Is it all skill and business or is it a bit of character and personnel magic? Join ystark! for a panel discussion about the personal and professional value of community service, board leadership and social responsibility. Panel features Jim Griffith, president & CEO of The Timken Company, Steve Perry, CEO and executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Tracy Sabo, associate VP of HR and education at Aultman Health Foundation. Stir in the heart of the Arts District June Stir After Hours at The Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography At this month’s Stir After Hours on Thursday, June 20, guests will enjoy a night of networking among the Saxton Gallery’s blue chip collection, which holds landmark works by more than 160 lensmen and spans the entire breadth and history of the photographic medium. From early dagguerotypes and tintypes to modern giclée prints; from Atget and Nadar to McCurry and Salgado, you will find it all here. Chamber Golf Outing Get your reservations in now for the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing, happening on Wednesday, June 26, at Tam O’Shanter Golf Course. The annual Canton Regional Chamber outing is one of the best golf outings in Stark County, and it’s sure to sell out fast!

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



Friday, June 14 7 a.m. registration 7:30 a.m. program Courtyard by Marriott 4375 Metro Cir. in North Canton Cost: $18 members $25 non-members RSVP by June 12 Tuesday, June 17 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Timken Company Auditorium 1835 Dueber Ave. SW in Canton Cost: $30 RSVP at

Thursday, June 20 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography 520 Cleveland Ave. NW in downtown Canton Cost: Free! RSVP by June 18

Wednesday, June 26 9 a.m. Registration 10 a.m. Shotgun Start Tam O’Shanter Golf Course 5055 Hills and Dales Rd. NW in Canton Cost: $110 per golfer includes greens fees, lunch and dinner RSVP by June 21

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

June 2013 action newsletter  
June 2013 action newsletter