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NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER 2011

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Awards of Merit, Appreciation bestowed at Community Salute Awards Nov. 2 Donald L. Hart will be recognized with the highest honor, the Award of Merit, at the upcoming Community Salute Awards. The award will be presented along with Awards of Appreciation on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Canton Regional Chamber’s Community Salute Awards dinner, held at The University Center at Kent State University at Stark. Tickets are available online for $50 at CantonChamber.org or by calling (330) 458-2070. Community Salute Award of Appreciation winners include: Dennis and Lynne Biery, Biery Cheese, Maria Byington, owner of Arcadia Grill, the Stark County Parks District, Bob Fonte, park director, and Raymond Wilkof, president of Stark Industrial LLC. Sponsors of this year’s Community Salute Awards include The Timken Company, along with Aultman Health Foundation, Stark Industrial, LLC, Biery Cheese, Stark Community Foundation and The Repository. ABOUT THE HONOREES: Don Hart has provided leadership and has been active in many community activities since arriving in Canton in 1956. His work in the community has been more than sufficient to fulfill the requirements of the 2011 Community Salute Award of Merit, but his leadership on two recent projects truly demonstrates his deserving this special recognition. Hart led the effort to bring the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad to Canton and helped find a new permanent home for Trillium Family Solutions. (continued on next page)

Chamber board endorses Canton City Schools levy INSIDE: Regional Business Network.....................4 ‘Thank You’ to Adv. Canton Partners.........4 Synchronist Report..................................5 Fall NETWORK.........................................6 AultCare Fast Break Breakfast..................7 Stir After Hours.......................................8 Light Up Hat & Mitten Drive.....................9 Vintage Canton Wrap-Up.........................9 HOF Enshrinement Festival............... 10-14 Leadership Stark County........................ 15 ystark! Monthly Meet-Up....................... 20 ystark! Young Entrepreneur Profile........ 21 ystark! College Series............................ 22 Statement of Ownership....................... 22 Stark County Safety Council................... 23 AC-3 Form............................................ 24 Membership Update.............................. 25 Fire Prevention Breakfast...................... 25 Safety Council Luncheon........................ 27 Hot Business on the Burner................... 27 New Members....................................... 29 BizBitz.................................................. 30 November Calendar............................... 31

The Canton City School District’s 7.9-mill operating levy has received the endorsement of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The school district has not received new money from voters for eight years. In that time, it has cut $18.5 million in expenses without degrading academic programs. Academic achievement, as measured by the state report card, high school graduation rates and collegegoing rates, is at an all-time high. The district predicts the need to make $15.9 million in additional cuts in the next two years without new tax income. District leaders said those cuts likely will reduce the programs that have led to academic achievement and likely will increase class size.

“Canton City has done a remarkable job of raising student achievement and has shown it can spend its money wisely over the eight years since its last tax was approved by voters,” said Canton Regional Chamber President and CEO Dennis P. Saunier. “This record of performance has earned our Chamber’s support. “It also is important for Canton and all of Stark County to ensure that the county’s largest school district has the money to carry on its good work,” Saunier added. The Canton City School District’s 7.9-mill operating levy is Issue 27 for residents of the school district.

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NEWSLETTER Nov. 2011 - Volume XLIII - No. 11

George W. Lemon Chairman Dennis P. Saunier President & CEO Jess Bennett Editor & Director of Marketing Denise Burton Director of Membership and Sales Advertising Sales / Action 330.458.2067 Sarah Bhatia Graphic Designer

is published monthly for the members of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. The subscription cost is $25 per year and is included in the price of membership. Reader questions and comments are welcome and encouraged. Contents may be reprinted with credit. Address all inquiries to: Editor, Action Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce 222 Market Ave. N Canton, Ohio 44702 or call (330) 456.7253, or e-mail news@cantonchamber.org Advertising rates are available for Chamber members. Advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Hart chaired the project to locate a site, gain the funding, and build a passenger train station here in Canton to make it possible for the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad to offer train services to Stark County. He established the Canton Advisory Council of the Railroad to assure that our community would have a say about future train service. Because of his efforts, thousands of children and their parents have enjoyed an annual ride on the Polar Express, many train enthusiasts have answered to the call of “all aboard,” and the train has become an important offering for tourists and visitors to our city. Hart saw to it that mountains were moved (mountains of bricks, dirt, and red tape, that is) to ensure the completion of quaint train station on West Tuscarawas that serves both to beautify the area and to provide a spot for patrons to catch the train. While serving on the board of Trillium Family Solutions, Hart agreed to chair the project to find a new permanent home for the nonprofit agency. He recognized that in order to maintain the legacy of the agency and to serve the ever-growing number of clients, a new, larger and more efficient office would be required. Little did he realize that the acquisition timeframe would be shortened and that the economy would turn south, forcing the agency to raise money when funds were scarce. Thanks to the significant support of local foundations and many individuals in our community, the project moved forward. His engineering, project management skills and ability to negotiate were also put to the test when he became the quasi-general contractor, overseeing a large portion of the remodeling work himself. The rest, as we say, is history: Trillium is now in a building of their

own, not leased, and last year they served more than 11,000 clients – nearly twice the number they could serve from the former location. Hart graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. He completed nearly forty years of service with The Timken Company before retiring in 1996. He served as an officer of the corporation for 17 years and was Vice President - Bearings, North and South America and Asia-Pacific, at the time of his retirement. Hart received the Key Man Award from the Canton Jaycees, served on the board of the Stark Community Foundation, where he was chair for three years, and on the board of the Canton Symphony Orchestra. He chaired the annual fund drives for both Fund for the Arts and the United Way, and served on the board of the Buckeye Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He retired with the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. He currently is president of the Henry and Louise Timken Foundation and serves on several committees of the Stark Community Foundation. While a member of the Church of the Covenant, he was an Elder and choir member, and currently is a member of Christ Presbyterian Church. Hart and wife, Rhoda, just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. They have two sons and six grandchildren. He is an avid golfer and is a past president of Brookside Country Club, where he continues to play tennis as well as golf. He is an experienced sailor and enjoys gardening as well as attending every sporting event possible to support his grandchildren. (continued on page 17)

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BOARD OF

AD VANTAGE C ANTON

DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Chairman of the Board - George W. Lemon Retired President, Technical Products Group

Thank you to our ADVANTAGE CANTON

Sr. Vice Chairman - Rick L. Haines AultCare

funding partners:

Vice Chairman - Karen Brenneman Hall, Kistler & Company LLP

AultCare, Aultman Health Foundation,

Vice Chairman - Kevin Kampman The Repository

Charter One Bank, Chesapeake Energy,

Treasurer - D. William Allen Pro Football Hall of Fame

The City of Canton, Diebold, Inc.,

Immediate Past Chairman - Thomas E. Cecconi Mercy Medical Center

Dominion East Ohio, Fifth Third Bank,

President & CEO - Dennis P. Saunier Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

FirstMerit Bank,

Corporate Secretary - Steven J. Katz Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

Hilscher-Clarke Electric Company, Huntington Bank, KeyBank, Kenan Advantage Group, Mercy Medical Center, Northeast Ohio Medical University, PNC and The Timken Company.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Brian Belden The Belden Brick Company

Rick McQueen Akron-Canton Airport

Timothy M. Burke, Jr. FirstMerit

John A. Murphy, Jr. Day Ketterer Ltd.

William R. Cook Chase N.A.

Alan Rodriguez Jülz by Alan Rodriguez and Rodriguez’s House of Stones

Darryl J. Dillenback DNS Insurance, Inc. Mark Fleiner Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems Jerry Gilin Diebold Inc. Greg Harbert CharterOne Bank Jason F. Haupt Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Jan Hein Ohio Desk Terrance L. Jones Multi-Development Services of Stark County Geoff Karcher The Karcher Group Tim Maloney Canton Chair Rental

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Mark J. Samolczyk Stark Community Foundation William C. Shivers Huntington Bank Paul E. Siegfried Siegfried Enterprises Inc. Randolph L. Snow Black, McCuskey, Souers & Arbaugh LPA Alice C. Stephens The Employment Source Walter F. Wagor, Ph.D. Kent State University at Stark David M. Wheeler AEP Ohio Mike Williams Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority


ECONOMIC & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Regional Business Network launches to expand business efforts The Regional Business Network (RBN), a new initiative that will expand and enhance the business retention and expansion efforts in Stark and Tuscarawas counties, is up and running. The RBN is a partnership of area organizations committed to local business development, which includes chambers of commerce, post-secondary education institutions, economic development, workforce development or government organizations, business associations and other related entities. Created by a $250,000 state grant awarded to the Workforce Investment Board of Stark and Tuscarawas counties, the RBN is a concerted effort focused on retention and expansion efforts that assist in maintaining the workforce in both counties. It gives employers, network partners, the community and the region the ability to access a comprehensive set of services, programs

and organizations through one entry point. “We welcome all businesses to use our partners’ aggregated resources, such as specialized services, staffing options and connection to funding opportunities in order to do business better,” explained Alice Stephens, Executive Director, Workforce Investment Board/The Employment Source. “As a consultative network, the RBN works closely with local businesses to find key areas for improvement and opportunities for growth. We match businesses to the resource that will help them best. The knowledge and expertise possessed by the partner organizations makes the RBN uniquely equipped to act as a central hub,” Stephens added.

4RBN (4726) or go online to RegionalBusinessNetwork.org and schedule an initial consultation. RBN representatives will assess the company’s needs and priorities during a face-to-face meeting. The RBN will then connect the company with the resources that best meet their needs. The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce is one of the 50 plus partnering organizations working to bring services to the RBN. For further information about this initiative and details on how it can assist your business, go online to the website at RegionalBusinessNetwork.org.

Here’s how it works. Businesses can contact the RBN at 855-NOW-

Chamber says “Thank You” to Advantage Canton Funding Partners As 2011 comes to a close and the time for giving thanks approaches, we would like to thank our Advantage Canton Funding Oureconomic Advantage Canton Funding Partners for their continued dedication to the development efforts for bothPartners commercial and industrial sectors as well as in downtown Canton.

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Begun in 2005, the Advantage Canton Economic Development Program has resulted in millions of dollars in new investments and area employment growth. Without the support of our generous funding partners, these strides in economic development would not be possible.

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ECONOMIC & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Chamber’s SYNCHRONIST report indicates manufacturing on the rise Manufacturing sales are increasing, and so is market share for primary products. Business is expected to grow. So is employment. Wouldn’t you want to live in a community where manufacturing is making such steady gains? You do live there. A majority of surveyed manufacturers in the Greater Canton area are reporting growth and envisioning a promising future, according to a 20-month study conducted by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. From Jan. 1, 2010 to Aug. 5, 2011, the Chamber interviewed 136 businesses — mostly manufacturers and mostly in Canton — as a key component of its economic development program. The results are good news for the Canton and Greater Stark County economy. Here are highlights: • 57 percent of the businesses indicate that market share for their primary product is increasing. • 70 percent report sales are increasing. • 83 percent have introduced new products or services over the last five years. • 73 percent anticipate new product offerings in the next two years. • 52 percent are expanding employment. • 61 percent anticipate that their business will expand in the next three years. • 96 percent indicate that they would consider this community for future expansion. The information was collected in a series of confidential, oneon-one interviews with CEOs, presidents, owners or plant managers. The data represents the collective responses from these leaders. “We have a dynamic manufacturing community here,” said Steve Katz, senior vice president at the Canton Regional Chamber and the person who conducted all of the survey interviews. “Businesses surveyed were optimistic about their future.”

When asked about the life cycle of the primary product at a business, 12 percent of all responders said it was emerging and 53 percent said it was growing. The companies surveyed report a high degree of leadership stability, with 89 percent reporting no ownership change in the last 18 months and 85 percent reported no management change in the same 18-month period. To delineate responses, the surveyed businesses were asked to respond to several questions on a seven-point scale, with one being the lowest response and seven the highest. On a question about the quality of area workers, the survey showed that businesses rate the quality of area workers as high. Eightythree of the businesses rated the quality of the workforce in the five-to-seven range. Similarly, 90 of the surveyed businesses rated the stability of the local workforce in the five-to-seven range. Workforce, location and higher education were the top three factors that made these businesses believe Canton and Stark County was a good place to do business. Similarly, the surveyed businesses gave high ratings to the quality of police, fire, emergency response and health services in the community. “These results show that Canton and Stark County are good places to operate and expand a business,” Katz said. “The results also are a testimonial to the quality of the workforce, community services and education here.“ The surveys were conducted in cooperation with the Canton Regional Chamber’s Economic Development Committee, the City of Canton, The Employment Source, the Regional Business Network and the Chamber’s Advantage Canton program. Advantage Canton consists of support from leading businesses for the purpose of pursuing economic development through Chamber activities. For further information, contact: Steve Katz, Senior Vice President, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce 330-458-2062 katzcrcc@cantonchamber.org The full SYNCHRONIST report will be available online at CantonChamber.org this month.

Most of the markets for the goods produced by these manufacturers exist outside of Stark County, which indicate these manufacturers are bringing wealth back into the CantonStark County community. Only 6 percent of the companies said their primary product’s market was local, with 38 percent saying it was regional, another 38 percent saying it was national and 18 percent saying it was international. Of the businesses involved in international trade, 47 percent said their international sales were increasing and another 47 percent said international sales were stable.

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UPCOMING EVENTS Harness your sales prowess and cultivate relationships with 100 contacts - FALL NETWORK 2011 Think networking is all about schmoozing to collect the most business cards? Think again! Tired of meeting the same people at the same networking programs with no end in sight? Want to freshen your sales database and make real connections with new people? On Friday, Nov. 18, marketing and sales guru Glenda Lehman Ervin of Lehman’s Hardware is coming to the Canton Regional Chamber’s semi-annual NETWORK series. She will lead you on a networking journey through four, fast-paced hours of energized activities, complete with icebreakers and new ways competing in times of tough sales. You’ll acquire NEW business contacts and potential leads for your business – but more importantly, you’ll learn how to become a real selling pro and form true relationships with potential customers!

just for sales and marketing associates; it will benefit anyone interested in establishing long-term relationships and increasing a company’s bottom line. All area business owners, purchasing agents and sales and marketing associates are encouraged to participate. Every attendee will receive a registrant’s list for post-event follow-up and future contact. There is a maximum of two representatives per company permitted to ensure greatest networking exposure.

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

NETWORK is presented by the Canton Regional Chamber and signature sponsor The Karcher Group. Friday, Nov. 18 8 a.m. registration 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. networking Holiday Inn Canton 4520 Everhard Rd. NW in Canton Cost: $25, breakfast buffet included No Shows will be billed. RSVP by Nov. 14

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

Fall NETWORK is being held at the Holiday Inn Canton at 4520 Everhard Road NW in Canton. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the program, roundtable speed networking and breakfast following from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include breakfast. Register now online at CantonChamber.org or call (330) 458-2070. This semi-annual NETWORK series will enable you to gain exposure for your company and help you harness your true networking potential. NETWORK is not

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UPCOMING EVENTS Maximize Your Message to the Masses

November AultCare Fast Break Breakfast No one knows your business better than you do. But do you know how to tell potential customers so they understand it, too? That’s how you create your “message” and it can be harder than it sounds. Join us for the Aultcare Fast Break Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 11, as marketing communications guru Sue Grabowski, president of Grabowski & Company, explains common messaging pitfalls, how to avoid them, and why getting an outside perspective on what you do might be the best tool for explaining it to your customers.

Beyond this important segment of the program, Fast Break attendees have the opportunity to obtain business leads through enjoyable networking activities at an event that has built a reputation as one of the most energetic leadproducing sessions around. Bring a door prize valued at $15 or more and receive 30 seconds at the microphone to promote your business. Grabowski is president of Grabowski & Co., a marketing communications firm launched in 1997. Grabowski & Co. serves Fortune 500 companies, such as The Timken Company and Progressive Insurance, and approximately 30 other businesses and organizations. Grabowski and her team develop and implement marketing plans that lead to well-written and designed Web sites, print materials, public relations pitches and social media promotions. Grabowski & Co. has won more than 30 local ADDY® awards, as well as a Business Excellence Award from the Canton Regional Chamber of

Commerce. She is a graduate of GlenOak High School and Malone University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a concentration in journalism. She and her husband Leonard are raising their three children in Lake Township. Friday, Nov. 11 7 a.m. registration
 7:30 a.m. program
 Courtyard by Marriott 4375 Metro Cir. in North Canton Cost: $18 members $21 members (less than 48 hours in advance) $25 non-members RSVP by Nov. 9 


UPCOMING EVENTS Canton Chamber GIVES THANKS at STIR AFTER HOURS annual Thanksgathering event Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 16, for a special Stir After Hours event as the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Member Thanksgathering at the Millennium Center! You’ll have the opportunity to tour Millennium Center businesses Careworks Consultants, Inc., Day Ketterer Ltd, Attorneys at Law, Julz by Alan Rodriguez, Schauer Group, Inc., Network Specialists, Inc. and Siegfried Enterprises, Inc. (operators of McDonalds Restaurants), and of course, the Chamber of Commerce! Mix and mingle with other members as we show our appreciation for another great Chamber membership year! Enjoy entertainment and specialty hors d’oeuvres, delectable desserts, and wine and beer donated from member businesses including: 4 Cookie Divas, Arcadia Grill, Canton’s Women’s Club, Culligan of Canton, Drummond Chocolates, El Campesino, Gold Ribbon Gourmet Catering and Pastries, Leo Dick & Sons/ Dick Imports, The M. Conley Company, McDonald’s Restaurant (downtown), Mola Productions, Montrose Auto Group, Napoli’s Italian Eatery, Pete’s Grill and Pizza, Pheasantview Dairy Goats, Subway, That Little Italian Kitchen, Thatsa Wrapp and Thompson Entertainment. And, as always, we’ll have some great door prizes to give away throughout the evening. Give those in need something to be thankful for by bringing your non-perishable food item or $3 donation for the Stark County Hunger Task Force and receive FREE admission to our Member Thanksgathering event. Though the Thanksgathering event is FREE with your donation, please register online at CantonChamber.org. Wednesday, Nov. 16 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Canton Regional Chamber 222 Market Ave., N. in downtown Canton FREE to members with non-perishable food item or $3 donation RSVP by Nov. 14 Note: The Millennium Center Parking Deck will be open late. Tickets will be validated.

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UPCOMING EVENTS Light Up Downtown HAT & MITTEN DRIVE When the Light Up Downtown festivities kick-off on Dec. 1, the Canton Fire Department will be handing out hats and mittens to children in need.

The Stark County District Library 715 Market Ave N Canton, OH 44702

Be sure to support this important aspect of our event – DONATE new children’s hats and mittens between now and Nov. 30.

McKinley Grand 320 Market Ave S. Canton, OH 44702

Drop-off locations for your donations include: Malone University 515 25th Street NW Canton, OH 44709 FirstMerit 100 Central Plaza S Canton, OH 44702 Arcade Coneys 215 Tuscarawas St. N Canton, OH 44702 Canton Classic Car Museum 612 Market Ave SW Canton, OH 44702

The Repository 500 Market Ave. S Canton, OH 44702 Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce 222 Market Ave N Canton, OH 44702 Be sure to put the FREE downtown holiday extravaganza on your calendar, and check out the Nov./Dec. edition of Downtown Developments Newsletter, inserted within this issue of ACTION, for full event details. For more information, visit LightUpDowntown.com

Another grape evening this year in downtown Canton Thank you to those of you who attended our 2011 Vintage Canton event in September. We’d also like to offer another big THANK YOU to all of our sponsors, restaurant partners and volunteers. Please be sure to thank these generous individuals and organizations if you have the chance, as Vintage Canton wouldn’t be possible without their generous donations.

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ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival named one of North America’s TOP 100 EVENTS The American Bus Association (ABA) recently announced that the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2012 by an experienced expert tourism industry selection committee. Inclusion in this Top 100 list indicates that the Enshrinement Festival offers excellent entertainment value to both tour groups and individual travelers from around the world, according to ABA. What began 30 years ago as a way for motorcoach operators to incorporate new product into their itineraries has grown to one of the most sought-after lists by travel professionals, motorcoach operators and the general public. “The attractiveness of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival as a don’t-miss entertainment value is only part of why its selection this year is such a distinction,” said Peter J. Pantuso,

CTIS, ABA’s president and CEO. “The real news is that the Enshrinement Festival has been recognized as a potential magnet for tourism dollars, at a time when reenergizing domestic tourism is so important to our spirit and our economy. The honor gives you an important boost in visibility among professional tour planners.” According to studies completed by researchers at The George Washington University and Dunham and Associates, one overnight visit by a motorcoach group can leave between $5,000 and $11,000 in a local destination’s economy. Those dollars are spent on lodging, meals, admissions, fees, shopping, souvenirs, services, and local taxes. Further, a 2005 comprehensive economic impact study commissioned jointly by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Canton/Stark County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau shows that the

Enshrinement Festival annually produces a $31 million economic impact on the local area, and nearly $56 million on the State of Ohio. ABA’s 2012 Top 100 Events Selection Committee selected the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival from hundreds of event nominations submitted by ABA members. Judges considered the event’s broad appeal, its accessibility to motorcoaches and skill at handling large groups, and a variety of other relevant criteria. The Enshrinement Festival also received this prestigious recognition in 1982, 1987, 2004, 2008, and 2010. The Top 100 Events list is available online at www.buses.org/News-Publications/ Top-100, and further Enshrinement Festival information can be obtained at www.ProFootballHofef.com.

HOF Enshrinement Festival General Chairman Alumni Association holds annual dinner The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival General Chairman Alumni Association annual dinner was held on Sept. 21 and emceed by association president Bill Schauer, 2006 general chairman. Comprised of all past general chairmen of the Enshrinement Festival, the association offers assistance in recognizing sponsors, promoting community awareness, and supporting the planning of the annual festivities. Barbara Hammontree Bennett, 2009 general chairman, presented the 17th annual Corporate Award of Merit to Lowe’s in grateful recognition of their long-time outstanding and generous support of the Enshrinement Festival. Since 1946, Lowe’s has grown from a small-town hardware store to a Fortune 500 company, but their commitment to their customers has never changed. Their company culture is focused on great customer service, respect, and teamwork. They maintain that they’re able to do what’s right for their customers and communities by doing what’s right for their employees, and they promote integrity as one of their core values.

Lowe’s has annually provided many of the materials and resources necessary to successfully plan and stage Enshrinement Festival events, particularly the largest outdoor events. The award was accepted on behalf of Lowe’s by Tim Moore, regional vice president, Brett Bailey, district manager, and Bill Burmeister, commercial sales specialist. Also at the annual dinner, the ceremonial green jacket was presented to 2011 general chairman Robert R. Timken, who joins 45 other women and men who have held this prestigious position over the years. He was commended for his extraordinary leadership and dedication to the enhancement and growth of the Enshrinement Festival. He will continue to serve as chairman of the Steering Committee in 2012 and as chairman of the Chamber’s planning efforts for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Enshrinement Festival 50th anniversary celebrations in 2013.

Corporate Award of Merit to Lowe’s Bill Schauer, Alumni Association chairman; Tim Moore, Brett Bailey, and Bill Burmeister accepting on behalf of Lowe’s; Barbara Hammontree Bennett, presenter.

Robert Timken & Enshrinement Festival Staff Joanne Murray (director), Laura Perry, Karen Khourey, Robert Timken (2011 general chairman), Tonya Stuck, Chris Gumpp, Kathy Lindenberger.

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ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL HOF Enshrinement Festival wins IFEA Pinnacle Awards The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival was recently recognized by the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) with several Pinnacle Awards, all in categories for events with budgets over $1.5 million, as follows: Gold Pinnacle Award for “Best Event Video,” Silver Pinnacle Award for “Best Commemorative Poster,” and Bronze Award for “Best Miscellaneous Printed Materials.” Awards were presented in 69 different categories, and winners were announced on Oct. 3 at the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony during the IFEA’s 56th Annual Convention & Expo at The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. Joanne Murray, director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, expressed appreciation to Larry Schock and Zachary Piette of PYEcom Home Video, who developed the promotional video from hundreds of hours of footage shot by the PYEcom team. She further expressed gratitude to Jessica Bennett, Director of Marketing, and her team at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, for their outstanding design of the commemorative poster and Enshrinement Festival “Official Playbook” which won the silver and bronze awards respectively. “The Enshrinement Festival is fortunate to work with such creative and talented people who help us share our message that the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival is indeed a one of a kind celebration,” noted Murray. The professional competition drew entries from among the world’s top festivals and events with winning entries coming from organizations as varied as the 500 Festival, Indianapolis, Ind.; Bayou City Art Festival in Houston, Texas; Dublin Irish Festival, Dublin, Ohio; MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, Fort Worth, Texas; Issaquah Salmon Days, Issaquah, Wash.;

Portland Rose Festival, Portland, Ore. and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Pasadena, Calif.   International contenders included such diverse event organizations as Canada Place, Canada; Ham Pyeong Butterfly Festival, South Korea; World Gourmet Summit, Singapore; Edmonton Heritage Festival, Canada; Ludwig Van Beethoven Easter Festival, Poland; Rotterdam Festivals, The Netherlands; Festival Lent, Slovenia and Sentosa Development Corporation, Singapore.

over nearly two weeks as they honor the induction of football heroes into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton/Stark County Ohio. Professional staffs at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Pro Football Hall of Fame and team of more than 4,200 extraordinary community volunteers and sponsors support the summer festivities. Visit www.profootballhofef.com for more information.

“The IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition recognizes the outstanding accomplishments by festivals and events around the world,” said IFEA President & CEO, Steven Wood Schmader, CFEE. “Striving for the highest degree of excellence in festival and event promotions and operations in every budget level and every corner of the globe, this competition has not only raised the standards and quality of the festivals and events industry to new levels, but also shows how event producers can use innovation and creativity to achieve a higher level of success.” Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) is The Premiere Association Supporting and Enabling Festival & Event Professionals Worldwide. In partnership with global affiliates, the organization’s common vision is for “A Globally United Industry that Touches Lives in a Positive Way through Celebration.” The Association offers the most complete source of ideas, resources, information, education and networking for festival and event professionals worldwide and can be accessed via www.ifea.com. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival entertains nearly 700,000 people at 18 diverse events

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ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL Wallace and McFarlane named to leadership roles for 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Pro Football Hall of Fame have named two long-time community volunteers to leadership positions for the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. The world-renowned festival will celebrate the annual enshrinement of football players, coaches and contributors into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, “America’s Premier Sports Museum and Showplace!” Candy Wallace, long-time and extremely active community volunteer, will serve as general chairman of the Enshrinement Festival activities planned by the Enshrinement Festival department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. For the second consecutive year, Robert J. McFarlane, national sales director of outdoors products division for Bruce Foods Corporation of New Iberia, LA, will serve as general chairman of the Enshrinement Festival activities planned by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. With the 2011 Enshrinement Festival just a few months behind them, strategic planning for the 2012 Enshrinement Festival is already well underway. The collaborative efforts of this leadership team, combined with the professional staffs at the Canton Regional Chamber and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the dedicated team of more than 4,200 extraordinary community volunteers, will ensure the success of 18 unique and diverse events over a nearly two-week period. The tentative dates for the 2012 events will be announced and available shortly at www.profootballhofef.com. The Enshrinement Festival activities, attended by nearly 700,000 people, are expected to produce an economic impact of over $30 million for the Canton/Stark County area and nearly $55 million for the State of Ohio. In addition, millions will experience aspects of the Enshrinement Festival as events are televised and covered by other media. With a record of success for the past 48 years, the Enshrinement Festival has earned its reputation as “A One of a Kind Celebration!” Wallace will lead the chairmen of 26 Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce committees, who hold in excess of 350 meetings throughout the year, to attend to the massive details of planning and staging several Enshrinement Festival events. She has been deeply involved in Enshrinement Festival activities for many years, including serving in 2011 as General Vice Chairman, and prior service on the Fashion Show Luncheon committee, and chairman of the Food Committee and Enshrinees Dinner Committee.

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Elsewhere in the community, she is a member of the Aultman Hospital Women’s Board and provides volunteer service to Stark Community Foundation, Stark Education Partnership, Sisters of Charity, SPARK, Plain Local Schools and Leadership Stark County. She and her husband William reside in Canton and have four children and three grandchildren McFarlane will lead the chairmen of 11 Pro Football Hall of Fame committees in planning and implementing other Enshrinement Festival events, including the central focus of the entire festival, the Enshrinement Ceremony, as well as the NFL Hall of Fame Game and the First Play event. McFarlane also will lead the support committees that assist the Pro Football Hall of Fame in providing hospitality to the 2012 Enshrinees, the returning Hall of Famers and their families. He is a 20-year veteran of the Hall of Fame Hospitality Committee, and served as chairman for 11 years. In addition to his volunteer work with the Hall of Fame committee, McFarlane is past-chairman of the Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic Invitational Committee, past-president of Wishes Can Happen, Inc., co-founder and past-president of Jackson Township Jaycees, JCI Senator and Ambassador, included in Outstanding Young Men of America, and retired football official after 26 years. He has been very involved in Jackson Township, where he resides and has served as a volunteer fireman. He was also involved in the formation of the Jackson Township Police Department. He is a graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in management. He and wife Sharon are proud of daughter Kelly and son-in-law Scott. While nearly 21,000 men have played in at least one National Football League game, there are only 267 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This number will be increased by not more than seven and not fewer than four when the 2012 Class is announced Feb. 4 during Super Bowl weekend. The central focus and highlight of the festivities will be the induction ceremony for the 2012 Class of Enshrinees, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4, at Fawcett Stadium. Check the Web sites periodically for the latest information: www. profootballhofef.com or www.profootballhof.com.

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LEADERSHIP STARK COUNT Y Congratulations to the Spotlight Stark County Class of 2011 Leadership Stark County is proud to announce that the following young professionals have been selected to participate in the 2011 class of Spotlight Stark County. The Spotlight Stark County program is a six-week course designed to inform, inspire and involve young professionals in Stark County. The 2011 class will participate in leadership skills training seminars, be introduced to local leaders of business and non-profit organizations, engage with other young professionals, and get involved in a community service project. 2011 Spotlight Stark County participants include: Kris Babetski, Steel Services Analyst, The Timken Company Keith Bandi, Senior Application Engineer, The Timken Company Christopher Burr, Technical Support - Tier 3, Time Warner Cable Melissa Butt, Branch Manager, KeyBank Jeannie Cribley, SW Project Manger, Diebold

Doug Featheringham, Banking office manager/VP, Premier Bank and Trust Matthew Gardner, Reliability Engineer, The Timken Company Charmane Harrison, Industrial Organizational Psychologist, The Timken Company Kristina Hollabaugh, Financial Assistant, Stark County Park District Michael Ihrig, Communications/Web Specialist, Stark State College Kaliope Kalogeropoulos, Carrier Relations Specialist, Kenan Advantage Group Daniel Kane, Senior Demand Fulfillment Analyst, The Timken Company David Kaufman, Construction Administrator, John Patrick Picard Architect INC. Tracie Kelley, Materials Management Analyst, The Timken Company Cynthia Larson, Staff Accountant, Gill & Company, Inc. CPA Mary Ann Lorkowski, Sr. SharePoint Business Analyst, Diebold, Inc Katherine Manning, Director of Planning, SARTA

Travis Maxwell, Purchasing Manager BBS, The Timken Company Kevin Nisly, Radius Product Specialist, In The Round Design Group Brian Phillips, Membership Coordinator/ Museum Shop Manager, Massillon Museum Amanda Pond, Archivist, Massillon Museum Caleb Pugh, Logistics Coordinator, Kenan Advantage Group, Inc Adrienne Reynolds, Bus Proc Mgr Sc Planning, The Timken Company Kimberly Rohr, senior corporate communications specialist, Diebold, Incorporated Nicholas Schott, Software Engineer, Diebold, Incorporated Joseph Seif, Business Development Manager - Healthcare Solutions, Diebold, Incorporated Ryan Shaffer, Sr. Communications Rep, The Timken Company Brian Ulery, General Manager, Amster Kirtz Matthew Widders, Senior Refine Cast Engineer, The Timken Company Dayna Yurkovich, Marketing Manager, The Repository

Matt Gardner and Doug Featheringham review their signature leadership themes.

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COMMUNIT Y SALUTE AWARDS Community Salute Awards (continued from cover) Dennis Biery, president of Biery Cheese, and his wife Lynne Biery are receiving an Award of Appreciation for service through short-term activities resulting in widespread benefit to the community. Through Biery Cheese, a family owned business that dates back to 1929, the Bierys have always made time to take on leadership and service roles in the community, especially in the education arena. They have contributed to local universities, including the University of Mount Union, Malone University and Walsh University. They also provide scholarships for area students, including summer work programs at Biery Cheese. Last year, two years after Louisville High School had begun plans to replace deteriorated bleachers, the gates opened to the new $3.4 million Louisville Leopards Stadium. The stadium was transformed from a flattened piece of land into one of the nicest high school athletic stadiums in the state. Dennis Biery co-chaired the Louisville’s stadium committee and was the driving force behind the project, even pitching in to do some of the manual work himself in addition to leading the charge in raising the funds for the project. Prior to the football stadium project, the Bierys helped build new baseball and softball fields for school. The Bierys were also instrumental in the creation of the first YMCA building in Louisville. They donated major financial and on-site work for the project, and as a result, the Louisville Area YMCA has become a true hub of the community. Likewise, the Bierys have been longtime supporters of Copeland Oaks, pledging major support for projects at the retirement community. They have long been dedicated to renovating and rejuvenating local history. Through the efforts of Lynne Biery, the Frank A. Sebring Mansion has undergone major restoration to transform it into a country inn, resulting in a thriving success for the local community. Through her work, the home has come alive once again and will be preserved for future generations. She was also involved in the renovation of The Strand Theatre in

downtown Sebring, bringing back the long history of the majestic landmark.

Maria Byington is receiving an Award of Appreciation for enhancing the welfare of Stark County citizens through outstanding success in business and service. As the owner of Arcadia Grill, Cantonnative Maria Byington is a goodwill ambassador for downtown Canton and is passionate about making it a vibrant place for everyone to enjoy. Rather than competition, Byington looks at her fellow local businesses as colleagues and partners in sustaining the growth of downtown Canton. Byington works tirelessly to support the downtown Canton community and its citizens. She annually stages fundraisers at Arcadia Grill, including the pub crawls, restaurant round robins, and Christmas in July, where she donates a percentage of her total sales to various non-profit organizations throughout the month of July. Among these organizations are the Canton Palace Theatre, Ex-Newsboys Association, Project Rebuild and many, many others. In addition, Byington hosts guest bartending nights to support community charitable causes such as Wishes can Happen, Canton Rugby Club, Relay for Life and Canton City Firefighters.

Stark County Park District (Bob Fonte, director) is receiving the Award of Appreciation for enhancing the welfare of Stark County citizens through expanding recreation, healthy lifestyles and nature education in our community. After 30 years of little growth and the rejection of ten operating levies, the Stark County Park District knew they needed a change. In early 1997, Fonte and the staff created a plan to build a countywide system of 300 miles of trails and greenways that captured residents’ imagination and garnered their support. Now, 14 years later, the trail mileage extends more than 70 miles, and the natural areas managed by Stark Parks are up from 400 acres to 7,200 acres. This growth has supported local businesses, preserved wetlands and flood plains, added good paying jobs to our community, and expanded low-cost recreation at a time when residents have less money to spend. The Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park is a center of nature, culture and life-long learning. Established in 2007 in collaboration with the Stark County District Library, the partnership was the first of its kind in the nation, allowing these two important public partners to expand their programming, work together, save taxpayer dollars, and provide a beautiful community asset.

Byington often donates food for families in need, be it after funeral services, by providing food for volunteers, or assisting the Red Cross by donating food for misplaced residents. She has generously supported the efforts of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Timken Grand Parade and Community Parade, both as a sponsor and as a provider of refreshments for volunteers.

Stark Parks has partnered with the City of Canton to build a 4.4-mile trail through city parks from 9th Street to Covered Bridge Park and a one-mile trail along the Mahoning Road Corridor in the NEAR neighborhood. Additional trails and pedestrian/bicycle routes will soon be under construction. The partnership with the City of Alliance has opened two large lakes – Walborn and Deer Creek – for more boating, fishing and hiking.

Even when faced with serious health issues herself over the past several years, her unwavering spirit continues to shine through as she consistently puts others before herself. Byington is a kind and humble spirit who engages in innumerable behind-the-scenes charity services, never once looking for credit or recognition.

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COMMUNIT Y SALUTE AWARDS Stark Parks sponsors more than 300 free programs and events annually. They established the Congressman Ralph Regula Canalway Center, including 11 interactive exhibits exploring our culture, history and nature. From 2007-2010 local residents voted Stark Parks the “Best Place to Spend Time with your Family” and the “Best Outdoor Recreation Site.” In 2011, Sippo Lake Park and Stark Parks were voted as “Best Park.” For the last two years, the park district has received two coveted “Pinnacle Awards” from the Center for interactive Learning and Collaboration. They have also received state and regional awards from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft and a National Boater Education Advancement Award from the National Safe Boating Council, among many others.

of them on a personal level. The average tenure at Stark Industrial is over 19 years; his loyalty to his employees has been returned. In the words of his nominator, Robert Fay, “Ray has lived the great American Dream and has helped many fellow citizens realize theirs as well.” His volunteerism is far-reaching and diverse. From boating to Boy Scouts, symphony to synagogue, Wilkof has shared his leadership, innovative ideas and positive attitude with his community. He has served The Stark Development Board, the United Way, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Canton City Schools Vocational committee, the Canton Symphony Orchestra board and the Jewish community in myriad capacities, including president. He was awarded the first-ever, prestigious SCOPE Award in

1994 from the Canton Regional Chamber, as well as the Lehman High School Alumni of the Year award. A man of great integrity, he serves as a mentor to many and an example to all. Wilkof is most proud that his is a family business, for no matter how committed he has been to civic activities throughout the years, family has always come first. He is proud of his son Jeffrey, a local attorney, his daughter Marcia, a management consultant, and his son Sam, his partner at Stark Industrial, and most of all his devoted wife of 66 years, Rossetta.

Raymond Wilkof is receiving an Award of Appreciation for outstanding performance in his profession and civic activities that benefited the community. Wilkof is a hardworking business owner and highly dedicated philanthropic leader in the Stark County community. In 1959, with a young family to support, Wilkof quit his job and founded Stark Industrial Supply, first distributing power transmission equipment out of a small storefront on 12th St. Through the years, he grew his business by listening to the needs of his customers. In 1976, his son Sam joined him in business and shortly afterwards Stark Industrial ventured into the world of precision measuring instruments. In the 1990s, their focus shifted to the manufacture of precision parts for a wide variety of industries throughout the world. Grandson Jonathan, an industrial engineer joined the company in 2005, making Stark a three-generation, privately held business. Together, they have grown the business to 36 employees and Wilkof knows each

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YSTARK! You’ll Die Laughing! ystark! Monthly Meet-Up at The Old Eagles Club Join ystark! for our November Monthly Meet-Up at the brand-new Old Eagles Club (OEC) in downtown Canton. We’re going funny! With a comedian, that is. Mike Polk, Jr. will be back to grace a Canton stage just for us.

Bring your friends, family and co-workers to see this stellar comedy show, while you enjoy the new OEC, complete with the old-school vibe.

Arguably the most recognizable face and name in the Cleveland comedy scene, Polk’s versatile show features guitar, media, and anything else his talents will allow! Why isn’t he bigger nationally? We have no idea, but the nation’s loss is Canton’s gain. This is a MUST-SEE SHOW at a must-see price.

Thursday, Nov. 10 7 p.m. Showtime OEC 104 6th St. SW in downtown Canton $5 per ticket RSVP online at ystark.org

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Register at ystark.org and remember, your tickets are just $5.

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YSTARK! Young Entrepreneur Snapshot Editor’s note: In keeping with ystark!’s mission – to attract, retain and ENGAGE talented young people in Stark County – ACTION will feature monthly snapshots of outstanding young entrepreneurs throughout 2011. Name: Tricia Dever Age: 38 Company Name: Always Eventful, Inc. How did you come up with the idea for your business/product/service? I had been planning events and weddings for other companies, but wanted to start

my own business. The concept of event planning is not new but I was excited to start my company with my own enthusiasm. I am a full service wedding and event planner. Which attributes best define you as an entrepreneur? Enthusiasm and passion. I love what I do, I love planning events and working with all sorts of people to create something that the host will love. I try to create “wow” events and to allow the host to really enjoy the planning and actual day! Why have you chosen Canton as your home base? It is a wonderful community, full of great people. Canton is easily accessible to so many other communities that it allows me to easily plan events here in Canton and Stark County, but also venture into Akron, Cleveland and Youngstown. How have the amenities of Stark County contributed to your success?

For event planning, there are some fantastic vendors – from florists to stationary experts. One of the best advertisements is always word of mouth. In our community, if you do a great job, word of mouth spreads fast and that has been a great tool for me. I work hard, I love what I do and people can see that so they often recommend me. Why is having a strong YP community important for your business? I plan primarily weddings and many of my couples are young professionals. They want a beautiful event but they are too busy in their own careers to focus on the details. That is where I come in! What are your thoughts on ystark!? ystark! gives young professionals a built in network of people that are all striving to pave their paths. The training and friendships that have been built through ystark! are so valuable to young professionals and to our community. What advice would you give to YPs who share your entrepreneurial streak but are just getting started? Network! It is so important to have a strong group of supporters in your corner when starting a business. Do your research, plan the business from the bottom up and have a lot of enthusiasm for your product! What’s next for you? My hope is to continue to grow my business in the coming years. I have focused primarily on the wedding industry for quite some time and I hope to be able to focus a bit more on private parties and corporate parties in the future.

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YSTARK! ystark! College Series What better way to try to keep brains here in Stark County than to show them that opportunities abound? For years now, ystark! has reached out to our local college and university students to network and mentor them, impart wisdom and tell them about the great things happening right here in our own backyard!

allow the students to have a candid conversation with a professional in a field that they may be pursuing, or one that they are interested in learning more about. Our young professional panelists always find the visits rewarding and beneficial. They are inspired to speak with young people who are eager to think about their futures and what they want to do. The students feel comfortable talking with professionals who were not-so-long-ago standing in their same shoes, curious to learn more about the ‘real world’!

This fall, the ystark! Education Committee has once again helped to setup a number of College Series sessions. Committee members and other ystark! volunteers will visit three campuses as part of our semesterly program. The college visits

ystark! volunteers are excited to visit the following colleges and universities this fall: • Walsh University, Oct. 24 • Malone University, Nov. 1 • University of Mount Union, Nov. 15 For more information about the College Series and to learn how you can volunteer to meet with students, contact Aimee Belden, ystark! Director, at aimeeb@ cantonchamber.org or (330) 458-2302.

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Chamber’s Workers’ Compensation Group Rating saves significant premium dollars – submit your AC-3 today It’s time for you to begin planning for your workers’ compensation future. You are likely receiving information from many companies about their group rating programs and how much money they can save your business. While they may be able to save you money in the short term, these companies often lack the quality, comprehensive customer service and program stability that helps to ensure continued long-term group rating discounts. If your company is interested in group rating you should be considering the program that supports your local economy. As a member of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, it’s important to note that the Chamber has a partnership with Compensation Consultants Incorporated (CCI) and the Buckeye Workers’ Compensation Alliance. Our Chamber program is one of the most competitive available. In addition to offering significant premium discounts up to the BWC maximum discount, CCI provides comprehensive cost control services designed to help maintain your group rating status. Your Chamber membership may already qualify you for this group rating program. Long term discounts, high savings, program stability and comprehensive quality services could save you significantly by switching your program to CCI. Any company interested in applying, whether a Chamber member or not, should complete the AC-3 group rating application form below or online here: www.careworksconsultants.com/groupratingapplication.CCI will provide a free, no-obligation analysis of eligibility. For more information about the Group Rating Program from CCI, please contact Bob Nicoll at (330) 452-1050, ext. 14. You may also contact Denise Burton at deniseb@cantonchamber.org or Terri Fullmer at terrif@cantonchamber.org in our membership department with questions.

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MEMBER UPDATE Get your updates in for the 2012 Chamber Membership Directory! Calling all Chamber Members! Your annual Chamber Membership Directory is your comprehensive guide to local business and provides information about the Chamber. The Chamber is now preparing the 2012 edition of this important publication, and your assistance is to update the directory. Please submit changes to your contact information – name, address, e-mail, phone and fax number – that appear in the main listing or in the Classified Buyers’ Guide.

Act quickly! All member updates to the directory must be received by Friday, Nov. 18. If you’re looking to enhance your presence in the directory, consider placing a display ad highlighting your company’s goods and services. The Chamber’s 1,550+ members and their staff members will see the directory throughout 2012. The Chamber has advertising rates designed for all budgets, and the directory advertising prices begin at $180.

Contact Denise Burton, (330) 4582067, deniseb@cantonchamber.org, or Terri Fullmer (330) 458-2077, terrif@ cantonchamber.org to update your contact information or to purchase an ad in the 2012 Chamber Membership Directory.

STARK COUNT Y SAFET Y COUNCIL 46th Annual Fire Prevention Week Breakfast Honors 2011 Canton and Stark County Firefighters of the Year On Oct. 11, the annual Fire Prevention Week Kickoff Breakfast, sponsored by the Stark County Safety Council, the Canton Fire Prevention Bureau and the Exchange Club of Canton, recognized firefighters Captain Steve Henderson, Captain Kevin McCarthy and Dan Reed as the 2011 Canton Firefighters of the Year and Captain Charles Day, of the Canton City Fire Department, was awarded the 2011 Stark County Firefight of the Year. Henderson, McCarthy and Reed were honored for their actions involving a rescue attempt in which the 1st Battalion was dispatched to assist the Canton Police Department with a man who was threatening to jump from a billboard walkway approximately 100 feet in the air. When the subject became belligerent and attempted to proceed with suicide, Captain Henderson, Captain McCarthy and Captain Reed aided in restraining the subject to bring him to safety and prevent a sure death. In the course of the struggle, the Captains risked their lives and endured minor injuries. Captain Charles Day was awarded the Stark County Firefighter of the year for his efforts in planning the 10-year anniversary ceremony in remembrance of 9/11/01. Captain Day provided countless services that went beyond his work duties. He is credited with developing the plans that became the schedule of events, managed the individuals and agencies that conducted, participated, sponsored, advertised and produced the event; recruited participant volunteers to help conduct the activities and service to include firefighters, college students, private and county agencies and individuals; directed the program and coordinated the setup. Also recognized at the awards breakfast was McGregor Elementary fourth grader Kohl Craig for his essay entitled “Protecting Your Family From Fire.”

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HOT BUSINESS ON THE BURNER & SAFET Y COUNCIL Cooper & Associates, LLP NOVEMBER HOT BUSINESS ON THE BURNER Cooper & Associates, LLP offers complete surveying and civil engineering services for developers, municipalities, architects, contractors, utilities, schools, churches, homeowners, and others in the construction and civil engineering industries. The firm was established in 1944 by LeRoy W.J. Cooper as a sole proprietorship for the practice of Surveying and Civil Engineering. As a recognized leader in residential land development design in the Stark County area, they have a continuing commitment to providing design excellence for public infrastructure projects. Cooper & Associates, LLP has the ability, experience and understanding necessary to plan and design both public and private sector projects. From project management thru design and drafting, the staff is committed to providing clients with quality, cost-effective solutions. Engineering specialties include planning & zone changes, residential, commercial, and industrial land development, Want to see your business featured here? Come to our monthly Stir After Hours Small Business Networking series for your chance!

recreation facilities (parks and walking trails), municipal infrastructure projects (roadways, sanitary sewer, waterlines, pump stations, storm sewers, and storm water management), construction management and wetland mitigation. Surveying specialties include boundary retracements, topographic, ALTA/ACSM, construction layout, FEMA, mortgage loan inspections and lot/property splits. “We take pride in knowing that we are providing professional services that are performed to an extremely high degree of accuracy and at a fair price to meet our client’s needs,” said Bryan J. Ashman, P.E., senior partner for Cooper & Associates. Cooper & Associates is located at 1358 Market Ave. N in Canton. For more information, visit www.cooperllp.com or contact Ashman at bashman@cooperllp. com or (330) 452-5731.

Don’t be shocked! NOVEMBER Stark County Safety Council Luncheon At the November Stark County Safety Council Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 10, Gary Chaddock, retired line superintendent for AEP Ohio, will demonstrate some of the electrical hazards that exist in your workplace. Don’t be shocked! He’ll provide safety information about high voltage hazards, demonstrate the effect of 1,500 volts and talk about conductive and non-conductive equipment. Chaddock worked for AEP Ohio for 40 years and is a lifelong resident of Stark County. Spotlight Company:

Thursday, Nov. 10 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meyer’s Lake Ballroom 3218 Parkway St. NW in Canton Cost: $16 RSVP by Nov. 7

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NEW MEMBERS 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 the Membership Department at (330) 458-2067. AJ-Great Limited (TRADING - CONSULTANTS MANUFACTURING) Alice Lai-heung Lam Rm 810, Kwai Cheong Center Kwai Chung Hong Kong (330) 458-1013 www.aj-great.com

J. Patrick Gannon Insurance, LLC (MEDICARE INSURANCE CONSULTING) Pat Gannon 1948 Wynstone Circle North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 494-1987

BadBoy Blasters, Inc. (MANUFACTURERS - SANDBLASTERS) Mark Cain 1720 Wallace Ave. NE Canton, OH 44705 (330) 454-2699 www.BadBoyblasters.com Conestoga (RESTAURANTS) Dominic Vinas 217 2nd Street NW Canton, OH 44702 (330) 458-0834

ING Financial Partners (FINANCIAL SERVICES) David P. Cushing, CRPC 1380 Market Ave. N Canton, OH 44714 (330) 471-8897 Just Us Two Photography (PHOTOGRAPHERS PORTRAIT & WEDDING) Michael Barath 3748 Bellwood NW Canton, OH 44708 (330) 705-9401 www.justustwo.com Krispy Klean (CLEANING SERVICES) Dannen Gibson 904 Avon Street Akron, OH 44310 (330) 696-5330

Dansizen Printing Co Inc. (PRINTING COMPANIES) Jim Dansizen 502 South Main St. North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 966-4962 Mike Dunphy Enterprises (PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS PERSONAL PROTECTION SERVICES) Mike Dunphy PO Box 36143 Canton, OH 44735 (330) 854-3503 www.MikeDunphy.com

My Own Media Creative Marketing (SOCIAL MEDIA - MARKETING) Tammy Rothacker 4745 Honeymoon Dr. North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 696-9663 www.myownmediacreative.com

Nationwide Hostetler Insurance Group (INSURANCE) Shannon L. Hostetler 6370 Nickelplate Ave. Louisville, OH 44641 (330) 323-0290 Nationwide Insurance Agency Recruitment Division (RECRUITERS - BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY) Leslie Sullivan 1000 Market Ave N Canton, OH 44711 (614) 746-0614 www.nationwide.com RETTEW Associates, Inc. (ENGINEERS) Yves Pollart 5143 Stoneham North Canton, OH 44720 (412) 446-1728 www.Rettew.com Margaret B. Shipley Child Health Clinic, Inc. (HEALTHCARE) Laurie Inskeep 919 Second St. NE Canton, OH 44704 (330) 453-3386 That Little Italian Kitchen (CATERERS - RESTAURANTS) Therese Maisano Schneider 5730 Fulton Dr. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 499-2248 www.ItalianDeliCatering.com

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BIZ BITS American Title Agency is pleased to announce that Cindy A. English has joined the agency as an escrow officer. English brings over eight years of title work experience to American Title. In her new role, she is responsible for escrow closings, ensuring compliance with escrow government regulations and preparing settlement statements. Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh, LPA is pleased to announce that attorneys Robert J. Murphy and Robert B. Preston III have been named shareholders and directors of the firm. Murphy has practiced law since 2004 and focuses his practice in corporate and real estate transactions. In addition, he is co-chair of the firm’s real estate practice group and is certified as a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) in new construction by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Preston focuses his practice in the areas of civil litigation, construction and creditors’ rights/collections. Since joining the firm, Preston is very active in the litigation practice area and serves as cochair of the construction practice group. For more information, visit Black McCuskey online at www.bmsa.com. Stark State College has announced its participation in a new program to encourage sustainability in all aspects of higher education – the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). Stark State is among nearly 275 higher education institutions registered in the one-of-a-kind program that publicly reports a college or university’s sustainability performance in education & research; operations; and planning, administration & engagement. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) administers the program. Sustainability is not new at Stark State. Serving more than 15,300 students from a nine-county service area, the College plays a critical role in educating students about the complexities of the global economy and strives to empower them to make educated decisions that consider the long-term future of the economy and the environment. The Stark County District Library has named three new branch managers. Brett Neff now heads the East Canton Branch, Kathleen Clay the Madge Youtz Branch and Kathryn Kibler the Jackson Township Branch. A Stark County native, Neff has a BBA and MLIS, both from Kent

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State University. Neff spent five years in the publishing industry as a book publicist for The Kent State University Press. Clay earned her BA in History and Master of Library Science from Kent State University. She began working for the Stark County District Library, Madge Youtz Branch in January 2006. Kibler received both her bachelor’s degree and MLIS from Kent State University. Most recently, she was the District Media Specialist for the Black River Local School District where she also was a reviewer for Library Media Connection. Domestic Violence Project, Inc. has named Stacey Giammarco as its new development and marketing Director. Domestic Violence Project, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization committed to providing a comprehensive safety net for families in our community. Giammarco will direct all aspects of the development and marketing functions of the agency, including fund development and event management. Giammarco previously worked in Seattle, Wash., for a public relations firm, The Frause Group, and in Chicago, Ill., where she worked at JP Morgan Chase in the private client services marketing department. Immediately prior to joining DVPI, Giammarco worked in Stark County at Leonard Insurance Services and The Institute of Jaw and Facial Surgery. Giammarco has her BS in public relations from Kent State University. She is actively involved in the community and participated in the first Spotlight Leadership program with the Canton Regional. Hall, Kistler & Company LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Brian C. Miller, CPA, MT to manager. Miller joined Hall, Kistler & Company in 2003 in a full-time capacity, after working part-time for the firm in the area of tax preparation. He provides tax; auditing and accounting services for closely held and publicly held companies. His experience in tax includes individuals, corporations, partnerships, not-for-profits and trusts. Brian serves on several firm committees including oil and gas and tax. He is a member of the AICPA, OSCPA and the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS) – Appalachia, where he serves as treasurer. Miller received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Mount Union, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and earned his master’s degree from The University of Akron. The Greater Akron Chamber has selected Chris Smith, consultant for Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs and principal, director of compliance services for Flexible Benefit Systems, Inc., as a recipient of its fifth annual “30 for the Future” award. Smith is one of 30 young professionals (aged 25-39) selected by the Chamber for their “stellar” contributions impacting both their industry and the Greater Akron Region. In addition to his professional positions, the Chamber took note of Smith’s affiliations. Smith is a board member for the Cleveland chapter of the Worldwide Employee Benefits

Network (WEB) and the ASPPA Benefits Council of Cleveland. He also serves on the board of trustees and is a tutor for Project LEARN of Medina County. The Minney Group recently celebrated a significant milestone in resale retail - fifteen successful years in business. Robert Minney, along with his wife Melany, own the Once Upon A Child®, Plato’s Closet®, and Clothes Mentor® locations in Canton and Cuyahoga Falls. These stores offer impressive selections on gently used name brand clothing and accessories at discounted prices, and have thrived in the competitive retail market for a decade and a half.  Adam Smithberger has been hired as an account executive at Whitemyer Advertising, Inc. in Zoar, Ohio. Smithberger’s responsibilities include working with new and current agency clients to create innovative advertising campaigns and marketing communications programs. He will also be an active participant in the development of ongoing agency projects. Smithberger earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising from Kent State University. Smithberger previously worked for Arthur Middleton Capital Holdings and Smithberger Photography, both in Canton, Ohio. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has announced the formation of an SBDC Scholarship and recently presented its initial contribution of $25,000 to the scholarship’s administrator, Stark Community Foundation. The SBDC Scholarship Fund was created to produce an annual award for a deserving and qualified student attending any of the five accredited colleges and universities in Stark County. The SBDC’s Scholarship Fund is the beneficiary of the generous community support of the annual Stark County Entrepreneur Experience, an SBDC-managed event. The Foundation will award the first scholarship during the 2011-12 academic year, and the fund is expected to grow each year to financially assist students in the pursuit of their college degrees. For eligibility, applicants should be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the field of entrepreneurial studies associated with business, finance and/or economic disciplines. Scholarship recipients will be considered with the understanding that they will work in Stark County upon graduation for at least two years, contributing to the region’s economic growth, as the community’s reinvestment of the award. Please visit Stark Community Foundation’s website at www.starkcf.org/scholarships.asp for more information. To submit a BizBitz please e-mail jessb@cantonchamber.org.

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2011 Community Salute Awards Donald L. Hart will be recognized with the highest honor, the Award of Merit, at the upcoming Community Salute Awards. The award will be presented along with Awards of Appreciation on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Canton Regional Chamber’s Community Salute Awards dinner, held at The University Center at Kent State University at Stark. Community Salute Award of Appreciation winners include: Dennis and Lynne Biery, Biery Cheese, Maria Byington, owner of Arcadia Grill, the Stark County Parks District, Bob Fonte, park director, and Raymond Wilkof, president of Stark Industrial LLC.

Wednesday, Nov. 2 5:30 p.m. social hour 6:30 p.m. dinner and program The University Center at KSU Stark 6000 Frank Ave. N in North Canton Cost: $50

Noteworthy November First Friday Notes of all sort will be flowing through the downtown Canton Arts District during November 4th First Friday from 6-10pm. Hear sounds of notes with live music gracing art galleries and restaurants, read notes of local poets that will be posted around the district and learn to write notes as you take a workshop from a local composer. With new art exhibits all around town, Canton First Friday in November will be one to take note of.

First Friday, Nov. 4 6 to 10 p.m. Downtown Canton Free!

November Stark County Safety Council Luncheon At the November Stark County Safety Council Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 10, Gary Chaddock, retired line superintendent for AEP Ohio, will demonstrate some of the electrical hazards that exist in your workplace. Don’t be shocked! He’ll provide safety information about high voltage hazards, demonstrate the effect of 1,500 volts and talk about conductive and non-conductive equipment.

Thursday, Nov. 10 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meyer’s Lake Ballroom 3218 Parkway St. NW in Canton Cost: $16 RSVP by Nov. 7

You’ll Die Laughing! ystark! Monthly Meet-Up at The Old Eagles Club Join ystark! for our November Monthly Meet-Up at the brand-new Old Eagles Club (OEC) in downtown Canton. We’re going funny! With a comedian, that is. Mike Polk, Jr. will be back to grace a Canton stage just for us. Arguably the most recognizable face and name in the Cleveland comedy scene, Polk’s versatile show features guitar, media, and anything else his talents will allow!

Thursday, Nov. 10 7 p.m. Showtime OEC 104 6th St. SW in downtown Canton $5 per ticket RSVP online at ystark.org

Maximize Your Message to the Masses - November AultCare Fast Break Breakfast No one knows your business better than you do. But do you know how to tell potential customers so they understand it, too? That’s how you create your “message” and it can be harder than it sounds. Join us for the Aultcare Fast Break Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 11, as marketing communications guru Sue Grabowski, president of Grabowski & Company, explains common messaging pitfalls, how to avoid them, and why getting an outside perspective on what you do might be the best tool for explaining it to your customers.

Friday, Nov. 11 7 a.m. registration 7:30 a.m. program Courtyard by Marriott 4375 Metro Cir. in North Canton Cost: $18 members $21 members (less than 48 hours in advance) $25 non-members RSVP by Nov. 9

Wellness in the Workplace Employees are the most valuable assets to any company. Abbey Roach, AultCare Wellness Supervisor, will explain how to implement a successful wellness program; obtain executive buy in and participation; potential for ROI and much more! How well is your organization doing? Find out at this informative seminar. Eating healthy is one of the most important things you can do. Yet knowing how to eat well can be confusing. Patti Becherer, RN, AultCare Wellness, will share the necessary ingredients to mix healthy eating into your every day life. You’ll learn the components of a healthy diet, appropriate portions, and tips for eating healthy.

Wednesday, Nov. 16 7:30 to 9 a.m. Chateau Michele 2231 44th St. NW in Canton Cost: $10 RSVP by Nov. 13

Annual Thanksgathering at the Chamber November Stir After Hours Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 16, for a special Stir After Hours event as the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Member Thanksgathering at the Millennium Center! You’ll have the opportunity to tour Millennium Center businesses. Give those in need something to be thankful for by bringing your non-perishable food item or $3 donation for the Stark County Hunger Task Force and receive FREE admission to our Member Thanksgathering event.

Wednesday, Nov. 16 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Canton Regional Chamber 222 Market Ave., N. in downtown Canton FREE to members with non-perishable food item or $3 donation RSVP by Nov. 14

Harness your sales prowess and cultivate relationships with 100 contacts FALL NETWORK 2011 Think networking is all about schmoozing to collect the most business cards? Think again! Tired of meeting the same people at the same networking programs with no end in sight? Want to freshen your sales database and make real connections with new people? On Friday, Nov. 18, marketing and sales guru Glenda Lehman Ervin of Lehman’s Hardware is coming to the Canton Regional Chamber’s semi-annual NETWORK series.

Friday, Nov. 18 8 a.m. registration 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. networking Holiday Inn Canton 4520 Everhard Rd. NW in Canton Cost: $25, breakfast included No Shows will be billed. RSVP by Nov. 14

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

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November 2011 Action Newsletter  

NOVEMBER 2011 INSIDE: Community Salute Award of Appreciation winners include: Dennis and Lynne Biery, Biery Cheese, Maria Byington, owner of...

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