ACTION Newsletter November 2022

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Annual Meeting



Intel’s recent groundbreaking marks the largest economic development deal in our state’s history. The manufacturing site is Intel’s newest in 40 years and creates a statewide impact that brings opportunities for business, educational institutions, and multiple industry sectors.

Join us for our 108th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 29 featuring keynote speaker J.P. Nauseef, President and CEO of JobsOhio, the team responsible for scoring this win. He will share the story of what it took to land Intel, as well as other recent economic development projects such as Honda and Ford. Nauseef will break down the ‘who’ and ‘what’, and share ‘why’ and ‘how’ this growth means business for Stark.

Tuesday, November 29 at 11:00 a.m. Hall of Fame Village Center for Performance 1901 Champions Gateway, Canton, OH 44718

Cost: $65 per person, $600 per table (seats 10) SAVE $50 Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Please contact Melissa Coultas for more information (330) 458-2055. (continued on next page)

Economic Development Wins OHIO’S LARGEST TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 108 TH ANNUAL MEETING HALL OF FAME VILLAGE CENTER FOR PERFORMANCE LUNCHEON & PROGRAM AT 11 AM INTEL HONDA FORD WITH J.P. NAUSEEF, PRESIDENT & CEO OF JOBSOHIO OUR MISSION: To lead the region in business and community development through collaboration and innovation. ACTION WWW.CANTONCHAMBER.ORG ONLINE NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2022 Light Up Downtown & Hat and Mitten Drive | Education Update | MAGNET | Stark County Minority Business Association November QuickConnect | SCORE | Leadership Spotlight Class | Youth Leadership Academy | YP Meetup | YP Profile | Fall Network Safety Council Luncheon | New Members | MEWA | Membership Renewals | Directory Reminder | Snapshots from Social | BizBitz IN THIS ISSUE
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! Presented by THURS. DEC1 .com You won’t want to miss the festivities that include 14 city blocks of attractions, entertainment, refreshments, sleigh rides, singers and dancers, a visit from Santa and amazing fireworks. Stage show at Centennial Plaza begins at 6:00. CHECK OUT ... Little Roaming Railroad • SARTA Antique Trolley • Funbooth Photo Op & Marathon Presents: 720 Market “Village of Shops” at the Doubletree by Hilton Downtown Canton FREE FUN FOR ALL AGES! • 5:30 to 8:30 pm • DOWNTOWN CANTON Check out info on the “SPREAD THE WARMTH” drive to collect winter hats, mittens, scarves and more! For sponsorship opportunities contact Melissa Coultas at or 330.458.2055.
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Keep Students in Ohio

To help guide and enlighten Ohio students as they consider their future careers, Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio (JA) is proud to present the JA Inspire to Hire event. The event is a collaborative effort of local educators and industry leaders and empowers students on the possible paths their careers can take right in their own state.

The goal of JA Inspire is to help students see the relationship between their high school choices and the educational requirements they’re expected to meet for their most desired careers. When schools participate in JA Inspire, students from across Ohio are equipped with the knowledge that there is a wide array of job opportunities right in their home state.

As part of the event, nearly 100 area businesses will show students what a day in their life is like, how students can follow in their footsteps, and what students should do during the duration of their school career to be successful first-time employees. For educators, the programming makes it easy for teachers to excel in their career-readiness efforts, as students can start building a professional network and forge real-world connections with adults who have jobs in fields that interest them.

This year’s JA Inspire programming, which is made possible by generous sponsors including title sponsor, FirstEnergy. Inspire program events feature a series of both in-person and virtual opportunities.

December 1, 2022 - May 31, 2023 : JA Virtual Inspire, JA’s third annual virtual event for 7th to 12th grade students

March 1, 2023: JA Inspire to Hire, Stark County’s in-person event for juniors and seniors in Stark County

Free registration is available for 7-12th grade educators for the JA Inspire Virtual Career Exploration Fair and is encouraged. Businesses interested in participating in the virtual or in-person events , contact Tyler Adams, Director of Corporate Partnerships

To learn more about Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio, visit

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Join us for the November AultCare QuickConnect Networking Luncheon featuring Kyle L. Stone, Stark County Prosecuting Attorney.

Topic: Law & Order

Learn the why the Stark County Prosecutor’s office matters, the different entities involved and how their work affects business throughout Stark County.

Kyle L. Stone has deep roots in the Stark County community. He is a Canton native and 2001 graduate of Canton McKinley Senior High School. He went on to obtain a BA in Law & Liberal Arts from The University of Findlay and shortly thereafter obtained a Masters in Public Administration from The University of Akron. He is also an ordained pastor and holds a Masters degree in Ministry from Temple Baptist Seminary.

Stone was elected as Stark County Prosecuting Attorney in November of 2020. Prior to this role, he tried numerous cases as a criminal defense attorney. Prosecutor Stone enjoys spending time with his family and friends, specifically his daughter Keyana, and his granddaughter Brooklyn Nicole.

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 lunch. 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 or (330)456-7253 if you are interested.

FEATURED ENTREE: Sausage & Peppers with penne pasta or Chicken Chef Salad.

Wednesday, November 16 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Registration at 11:00 am) La Pizzaria, 3656 Dressler Rd., Canton, OH 44718 $20/members, $30/non-members Register by November 9 at

Canton 330.966.9400 National expertise. Local talent. Certified public accountants (CPAs) and business advisors personally invested in the success of your business.
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Four Powerful Ways to Stay Motivated AS A SOLOPRENEUR

The idea of being your own boss has incredible allure. Many people choose to work for themselves so they can find fulfill ment, set their own schedule, or simply have more control over their careers. The fact is that solopreneur businesses have taken off in the last decade. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of nonemployer firms—meaning those staffed only by the owners—that generate $1 million to $2.49 million in revenue rose to 36,161 in 2016, up 35.2% from 2011. Being your own boss has its rewards, but it can also feel very lonely—especially if you’re a solopreneur. Running a business by yourself requires a lot of focus, disci pline and resilience because inevitably you will encounter stumbling blocks along the way. To stay motivated and be able to weather the ups and downs of being a solopreneur, here are some powerful tips:


You have to remember that starting and growing a business is a marathon, not a sprint. Especially in the early days, it’s all too easy to put in very long hours with no end in sight. Being a solopreneur can quickly turn into a 24/7 job if you’re not careful. Then it’s only a matter of time before you experience exhaustion and— you guessed it—burnout. Sometimes the hardest part of being a solopreneur is knowing when to turn your brain off from work. It’s all too tempting to squeeze in every minute you possibly can to focus on your business. Just remember that find ing work-life balance will make you more productive, not less. So, instead of turning into a work robot, make sure to find time also to do enjoyable things that energize and inspire you.


Flying solo as a solopreneur requires a strong support system. Friends and family are important, but there are many other re sources as well. One is to find a mentor or a coach. A mentor can help by offering their advice to guide a solopreneur in the right direction. SCORE is a great organization that provides free business mentoring and education. While mentoring tends to be more long-term and development driven, coaching tends to be more short-term and performance driven. The use of business coaches is becoming more and more prev alent. In fact, a recent study conducted by

Infusionsoftrevealed that small business owners are increasingly using paid coach es for overcoming challenges. Coaching is designed to be results-oriented so that you can achieve your goals faster than you could on your own. A business coach can help you overcome mental blocks, stay focused, and take your business to the next level. Mastermind groups are also a great way to find that support needed by a solopreneur. They allow you to be a part of an exclusive community where you can collaborate with others who may be ex periencing similar challenges. Finally, you might consider forming a small advisory board. This option allows you to benefit from the collective brainpower of a select group of people chosen by you. Similar to a mastermind group, your advisors can help hold you accountable and provide that necessary support when needed. Joining groups, in general, offers amazing benefits. As Charles Duhigg, author of the excellent book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business says, “When people join groups where change seems possible, the potential for that change to occur becomes more real.”


According to Oprah Winfrey, “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” As a solo preneur, if you don’t celebrate small mile stones along the way, you are going to lose the motivation and drive to continue. So, the key is not to tie how you feel to your long-term goal but to the progress that you are making. The better you feel about yourself and your progress, the more likely it is that you will continue to put in the work that will help you reach your dream. One way to track your progress is by creat ing done lists. Most people are familiar with to-do lists, but few are familiar with done lists. A done list is a diary of your accomplishments that gives you a sense of progress, heightens positive emotions and helps you to stay motivated. According to Teresa Amabile, co-author of The Progress Principle, it’s important to “track your small wins to motivate big accomplishments.” So, next time you achieve a smaller goal, reward yourself! Some ways you can do this are to do something you truly enjoy, treat yourself to your favorite latte, take a trip or just celebrate your victories with the people around you.


As a solopreneur, you’re bound to encoun ter challenges and setbacks along the way. To stay motivated, it’s essential for you to remember your “why”. Why did you start this business in the first place? Was it be cause you craved more freedom, flexibility or control over your career? Maybe you wanted to pursue an activity you’re more passionate about, or you just needed to leave behind a legacy you could be proud of. Getting in touch with this big-picture view will not only keep you focused but will provide you with the perspective to make wise decisions. It is likely that pas sion inspired you to pursue your dream of starting a business. It’s that passion for the work itself that will get you through those rough spots and keep you on track to succeed.

Being a solopreneur isn’t always easy, but the rewards are great. By following these tips, you’ll be in a better position to remain energized so you can ultimately reach your long-term goals.

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Leadership Stark County


Andrea Barker

Akron Children’s Pediatrics- Massillon Operations Supervisor

Nicole Barone

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Qualified Mental Health Specialist

Luscious Baskin

YWCA Canton, Rapid Re-Housing Case Manager

Mitchell Baxter CommQuest Services, Inc. Marketing & Development Specialist

Zita Blile

Visit Canton, Sports Sales & Service Coordinator

Abigail Chance Schauer Group, Inc., Client Manager

Anthony D’Antonio

Child and Adolescent Behavior Health, Counselor

Adam Dietrich

Marathon Petroleum Company LP Supply Chain Associate

Bridget England

Walsh University Associate Director, Degree Completion and Graduate Program Enrollment

Madison Evans

Employers Health, Associate Counsel

Charmaine Gamble

Akron Children’s Hospital, Medical Assistant

Anthony Garcia PepsiCo, Supply Chain Operations Manager

Kenneth Hill

Integrity Accounting Service, Inc., Vice President

Rachael Hock

St. Joseph Senior Living, Assistant Administrator

Daniel Hottois

The Timken Company, Senior Process Engineer

Marcus Huerta

Pro Football Hall of Fame, Marketing Manager

Ashley Johnson Innis Maggiore, Senior Project Manager

Sankalp Kota

The Timken Company, Principal Materials Engineer

Leslianne Lake

Visit Canton, Sales Manager

Kayla Lehman

Canton Symphony Orchestra, Development Manager

Ashley Light

FedEx Custom Critical, Account Development Specialist III

Gregory Marchand

TimkenSteel Corporation, Principal Casting Engineer

Amber Nash

Child And Adolescent Behavioral Health, QMHS

Courtney Storey

Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company Marketing Coordinator

Tayler Strait WRL Advertising, Account Executive

James-John Sutton

Marathon Petroleum, Refining Engineer II

Ronnie Turpin

Alliance for Children and Families, TANF Coordinate

Danselle Williams

Greater Stark County Urban League, Community Coordinator

Jamar Williams

Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital, Mission Outreach Coordinator


Youth Leadership Academy


“To be a leader is to be kind.”

“It only takes one person to change someone’s life and become a leader.”

“A good leader should be an inclusive one.”

“It’s important to be kind to those around you and bring people together.”

“Small actions in the community can have a big impact.”

Network with fellow YPs in the unique atmosphere of a modern winery. A cash bar will be available with delectable craft wines, tasty brews or try a wine slushie.

Attend the November meetup at Forever Craft to learn about joining the ystark! events committee for 2023!

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

Wednesday, November 16 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Forever Craft Urban Winery 2640 Easton St NE, Canton, OH 44721

Cost: FREE (registration is requested - cash bar)




Name: Aleisha Stout

Occupation/Title/Place of work: Project Manager, Strengthening Stark

Age: 33

Why are you interested in Stark County’s Young Professionals initiative?

I was part of the spring 2022 Spotlight program and it was great!

What would you share to encourage other people to join? It’s great for networking, professional support, and education about the community.

Did you grow up in Stark? If so, where? If not, where did you move from and why?

Yes, I did.

Why do you stay in Stark County, from both a personal and professional point of view?

It provides our family with a balanced quality of life: Work, education, arts & culture, adventure, cost of living, etc.

What do you like MOST about Stark County?

Everything is accessible by car for us. With a very short drive, we can get to just about anything other than an ocean.

What would you change about Stark County if you could?

More regularly scheduled activities that don’t involve food or shopping. For kids, for couples, for adventurers. Bonus if they could be low cost or free. Many of the great activities (festivals, library hosted events, etc.) are ‘pop ups’ and if you miss them, you miss them.

What would attract more YPs to Stark County?

For those who have or plan to have children, increased school ratings and child experiences for our major cities.

What do you do in the evenings or on the weekends for fun in Stark County or NE Ohio?

We have a young family, so much is geared towards family fun. We go to our local library often, visit the zoo, go to parks, and look for opportunities for them to get their energy out and learn. It is easier in the summer, of course! Without the kids, we enjoy Dave & Busters and are always looking for something to do that doesn’t involve eating or buying more things to fill the house with belongings.

Could you see yourself spending your lifetime in Stark County and if not, what would cause you to leave?

Yes! :) There is far more pros than cons.

is sponsored by: Aleisha Stout



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Stark County Safety Council


Learn what to do in the event of an active shooter situation. Officer Moffitt will explain how ALICE training, referring to Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, can give ordi nary people the skills to survive, particularly by fighting or fleeing - but never freezing.

You do not need to be a SCSC member to attend - all are welcome!

Season passholders do NOT need to register.

Thursday, November 10 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $15/person Alex D. Krassas Event Center 251 25th St NW Canton, OH 44709 Register at by November 3

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Blue Habanero Street Tacos & Tequila (RESTAURANTS)

Rafael and Gero Ayala, Owners 2234 Tuscarawas St. W. Canton, OH 44708 (234)214-8363

Authentic Mexican cuisine specializing in delicious street style tacos and a variety of specialty dishes. From our bar to our kitchen, everything is prepared freshly from scratch - from our hand pressed corn tortillas to our freshly squeezed margaritas! Opening soon!

Daimler Truck North America (MANUFACTURER)

Gabriel Houghton, Plant Manager 515 – 11th Street SE Canton, OH 44707 (330)430-4300 www.northamerica.daimertruck

Daimler Truck North America is a leading provider of comprehensive products and technologies for the commercial transportation industry. The company’s North American network of 11 parts distribution centers (PDCs), including Canton PDC, provide a ready supply of quality parts and accessories to help keep the nation’s fleet of commercial vehicles moving.

The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets medium- and heavy-duty trucks, school buses, vehicle chassis and their associated technologies and components under the Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp and Detroit brands. Daimler Truck North America is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck Holding AG (DTG), one of the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers.

Gionino’s Pizzeria of Dover/ New Philadelphia (PIZZA)

Bo Olson, Owner 118 N. Wooster Ave. Dover, OH 44622 (330)365-1010

Gionino’s Pizzeria has been serving up “Your Hometown Pizza Favorites” for 30 years. What began as a dream for brothers Sam and Chuck Owen in Tallmadge, Ohio has developed into a growing franchise with 50 locations throughout Ohio. Their belief in quality and value has garnered the respect of not only their customers, but also their peers.”Best tasting pizza” became the benchmark by which their franchise has grown.

BrightView Canton Addiction Treatment Center (SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING)

Michelle Hibbard, Community Outreach Manager 3545 Lincoln Way East Massillon, OH 44646 (833)510-4357

DeRamus Law Firm, LLC (ATTORNEYS)

116 Cleveland Avenue NW

Canton, OH 44702 (330)617-1390

Lou Santini’s Major Productions (ENTERTAINMENT)

Lou Santini, CEO/President

An entertainment service including (corporate) standup comedy, live event hosting/emceeing, radio and TV commercial spokesman service, and voiceovers. Visit my website or follow me on social media for updates and venues, performances, classes, books and more.

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


Pumphrey-Hamel Insurance (INSURANCE)

Kendra Hammel, Owner/Agent 956 – 1st St. NE Massillon, OH 44646 (330)837-3848

We offer auto insurance, homeowner’s insurance, life insurance and business insurance. We are your best hometown insurance choice. We have been locally owned and operated since 1967. You can expect fast, friendly service with a personal touch. Let us start working with you for all of your insurance needs.


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Tim Liversage, Owner 6019 Quarry lake Dr. SE East Canton, OH 44730 (330)340-4427

Restoration 1 of Northeast OH (RESTORATION SERVICES)

Moey Winter, Chief Operating Officer 411 Applegrove St. NW North Canton, OH 44720 (800)613-9617

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Mark Bigsbee, Owner 305 – 14th St. NW Canton, OH 44703 (330)265-3787 (330) 454-7000

Media Installation; Sound Reinforcement; Media Training; DJ Services; Bands; Apparel (Custom and Print). We take pride in offering the finest instruments paired with the friendliest service. We will help you with every aspect of the music industry from servicing to recording in our professional studio.


The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and AultCare have partnered together to offer a healthcare plan for the small business community through a Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement (MEWA).

The MEWA was developed to provide additional options and to help control the costs of healthcare benefits. Medically underwritten MEWA rates may provide a less expensive option than a smaller community rated plan obtained under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This plan is available for small group employers with less than 50 employees.

For Chamber Membership information call 330-456-7253. For healthcare or health fund information, contact your independent Broker or your AultCare Representative. All AultCare health plan quote proposals include commission, unless otherwise specified. Eligible Employers • Under 50 eligible employees • 75% minimum participation requirement • 50% minimum employer contribution for single coverage • Member in good standing with the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Benefit Plan Options • 16 plan options » Traditional co-pay plans » Consumer Driven Health Plans/Health Savings Account (HSA) Compatible » Dental coverage as an ancillary benefit Product Overview • Small group coverage • Self-funded plan with fixed monthly payments • Vision coverage included • Groups are not subject to ACA community rating • Benefits administered by AultCare • AultCare Provider Network 7406/21

ADCO Distributors Inc.

All Comfort Heating & Cooling

AlterClinic Animal Care

Amerimar Realty Company

Anne Marie’s Fine Jewelry & Gifts

Apex Physical Medicine

Astoria Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation

B3 Precision Machining LLC

Bailey’s Quality Plumbing & Heating

Barley Heating & Air Conditioning

Belden Brick Co.

Bonsky Heating & Cooling

Brandywine Construction & Restoration

Buffalo Wild Wings – Belden Village

Burner Jeff – Keller Williams

Legacy Group Realty

Campbell Construction Candy Apple’s Dance Center

Canton Symphony Orchestra Association

Classic Collision Center Inc.

Cleaver & Sokolowski, LLC

Creative Source Design Group

Culligan of Canton

Cultural Center for the Arts

Culver’s of North Canton

Cyber Shift Technologies, LLC

David Wolfe Design, Inc.

DeHoff Realtors

Earth ‘n Wood

E.K. Norch Inc.

El Campesino

Everhart Glass Co.

Extreme Trailers, LLC

Fallsway Equipment Company

Fives Bronx Inc.

Gilland Body Shop, LLC

Glenmoor Country Club

Grass Master, Inc.

Green Meadows Health & Wellness Center

Hall Machine Company

Hilton Garden Inn Akron-Canton Airport

Holiday Inn Canton

Homeless Outreach Team

Howmet Aerospace, LLC

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

Kee Innovations Inc.

Kent State University at Stark Conference Center

King Machine & Tool Co.

Layland Motors

Luckino Foot and Ankle Associates

Luntz Services Corporation MAGNET – The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network

Margaret B. Shipley Child Health Clinic, Inc. Massillon Transmission Meritech Office Technologies

Mid’s “True Sicilian Pasta Sauce”

Mr. Mike’s Catering, LLC

Muggswigz Coffee & Tea

NEO Van Rentals

North Canton Executive Networking Group

NovaCare Belden formerly Concorde Therapy OfficeMax

Oster Sand & Gravel, Inc.

Pageantry Innovations LLC

Paxos Plating Inc.

Pinnacle Press Inc.

Pivot Staffing

Precision Cabinet Co.

Professional Service Industries, Inc.

Powell Chiropractic Clinic

Public Salt Company

QCS Cleaning Solutions

Ridgeside K9 Ohio Van Ess K9 Academy

Robertson’s Excavating Inc.

Run to You Racing

Sand, Sebolt, & Wernow Co., LPA

Santangelo Catering

Scheetz Companies

Schlabach Printers

Seibert Keck Insurance

Silco Fire & Security

Shree Vithal Krupa

Shultz Machine, Inc.

Sly Bail Bonds

SMA Plastics LLC

SpringHill Suites Canton

Stark County Community Action Agency

Stark Co. Regional Planning Commission

Steiner Lumber

Sully’s Tool & Party Rentals


The Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography Theresa Rinder Senior Solutions LLC

The Wilderness Center, Inc/ Foxfield Preserve Thomas & Associates, D.D.S.

Two Men And A Truck Wastewater Solutions LLC

Xpress Payment, Credit Card Processing

• Office • Retail • Medical • Industrial • Investments • Management • Development • Site Acquisition • 1031 Exchanges 4065 Fulton Dr NW, Canton, OH 44718 330-498-4400 Est. 1985 Tim Putman President 330-495-0600 Wick Hartung Broker, V.P. 330-495-0601 Jim Bednar Agent 330-417-9034 Top 10 Commercial Real Estate Brokers in NE Ohio Top 10 in Sales & Leasing in NE Ohio Our team has over 125 years of collective experience!
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SOON! Submit your directory changes to Molly Romig, Director of Membership ASAP. If you’re interested in promoting your business in our membership directory with an ad, reserve your space now! The publication will include: • Your member listing in the Membership Directory • Your member listing in the Buyer’s Guide sorted by business classification • The Chamber’s Executive Board & Directors • The Chamber’s Executive Management and staff The book will be distributed in early 2023 to just nearly 2,000 Canton Regional Chamber member firms and their employees, new residents of Stark County, and people seeking information about where to buy or sell products and services. This useful directory is made possible only through the advertising support of our members. We appreciate your cooperation toward making this publication a success! There are a limited number of preferred position ad spaces available on a first reply basis. This is an excellent opportunity to sell your products and services throughout Canton and Stark County. For listing updates or advertising information please contact Molly Romig at 330.833.4400 or

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Stark County Minority Business Association Luncheon Members of the Spotlight Program volunteer at the Canton Latino Fest Youth Leadership AcademySophomore Retreat ystark! YoungPro Conference 3.0 at Sippo Lake 2nd Annual Financial Legacy Symposium ystark! YP Meetup at 1875 Winery Betty Smith receives Award of Meritat Community Salute Awards Exploring Stark County with Leadership Stark County’s 36th Signature Class

The Canton Ballet Board of Trustees announces that longtime Artistic and Executive Director Cassandra Crowley will retire on December 31, 2022. Jennifer Catazaro Hayward will take over the artistic leadership of the organization as Acting Artistic Director beginning January 1, 2023. Ms. Catazaro Hayward has been with the Canton Ballet for 40 years, first as a student and performer, later as a teacher, and most recently as Assistant Artistic Director.

Ms. Crowley joined Canton Ballet in 1980. Her artistic vision has led the organization from its beginnings as a small local company to become an internationally-known pre-professional ballet school – and one of the premier arts organizations in Northeast Ohio. In addition, the successes of hundreds of alumni have demonstrated what a Canton Ballet education can provide.

The Canton Ballet Board of Trustees will commence a search for a new Executive Director in the coming months.


Canton Ballet has fostered an appreciation of the art of dance throughout the region for over 50 years. The Ballet is regarded as one of the most admired pre-professional dance companies in Ohio, and its School provides the highest quality of instruction for all ages and skill levels, toddler to adult. Each year, it performs public and school performances at the Canton Palace Theatre for audiences to enjoy.

Farmers National Bank is opening its second Lab Branch concept, slated to open in Fourth Quarter 2021 in Canton.

Located at 5443 Whipple Ave NW, near I-77 and the Belden Village Mall, the Lab Branch will house all of the bank’s emerging technology and customer service initiatives, including Interactive Teller Machines (ITM) in the lobby and drive thru. ITM’s allow customers to speak to a specialized banking associate via video conferencing.

Along with the new interactive teller machines, the branch will offer a more relaxed atmosphere and to encourage engagement with bankers and customers. In addition, the feedback received from customers at the Lab Branch locations in Canton and Canfield will aid in the continued roll out of new technologies bank

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Joseph Yoder has joined KIKO Realtors, Auctioneers & Advisors as an Auctioneer specializing in farm equipment, vehicles, tools, and other personal property.

Yoder embodies KIKO’s core values of integrity, caring and collaboration, which are the cornerstone of the company’s success as a leader in the real estate and auction industry.

A professional auctioneer since 2020, Yoder is committed to serving clients in the Coshocton and Holmes County communities with honesty and integrity. He will work closely with veteran KIKO Auctioneers and Realtors to offer buyers and sellers new options to reach their goals.

Founded in 1945, KIKO is a 4th generation, family-owned business with an experienced team of auctioneers and realtors who help clients meet their goals using a diverse portfolio of options, including for sale, auction, special financing, online selling, buyer representation and consultation. The company specializes in the sale of residential and commercial real estate, land and high-value assets like equipment, firearms and classic cars. Visit to learn more.

StarkMHAR (Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery) will begin accepting proposals for a website redesign, including a hosting solution, on November 17, 2022. Interested applicants should submit a propos al that aligns with the direction given on the document titled “Pro posals wanted-StarkMHAR Website Redesign” which will be posted under the “News” section at on November 17, 2022. Please send completed proposals in PDF format

by 5 p.m. on December 30, 2022 to:

About StarkMHAR: Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery is a multifaceted organization of expert professionals, dedicated volunteers and concerned community leaders close to mental health and addiction needs right here at home. StarkMHAR is responsible for planning, funding and monitoring public mental health and addiction prevention, early intervention and treatment services delivered to the residents of Stark County. It is one of approximately 50 boards coordinating the public behavioral health system across Ohio. StarkMHAR also advocates for residents with behavioral health issues at both the local and state levels and provides educational opportunities for local providers and other community stakeholders. For more online visit








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What our partners have in common is a desire to make a difference in their community and play a role in long-standing, local traditions. Have you always wanted your company to get involved with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement? Do you want to be a part of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner, Business After Hours or Vintage Canton, but you were not sure how?

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