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Utica Summit brings top industry-leaders to Canton for daylong oil and gas event Canton has become the headquarters for numerous companies working in the Utica shale play. Still others have found business homes in the townships and neighboring cities of Stark County. Furthering this interest and the excitement surrounding new energy development in Canton, the Utica Capital™, The Repository and the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce have partnered to host Utica Summit 2014 on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. The event is presented by JPMorgan Chase. Utica Summit 2014 will be a one-day forum for high-level conversation about what is possible, now and in the future, all because of the energy being brought out of the Utica Shale and other U.S. shale plays through horizontal drilling. “Our vision is to become the place where Utica business leaders come to think about transforming the economy through shale energy,” said Dennis P. Saunier, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. The event is intended to bring people together to talk about what can be done to fuel transportation across the United States with Utica energy, to build sustainable businesses powered by Utica energy, and to grow businesses that use Utica energy as their raw product to create industrial and consumer goods. (continued on page 11)

INSIDE: Mills Business Park.........................................................2 Government Shared Services..........................................3 Community Salute.........................................................4 Fall Network..................................................................4 AultCare Fast Break Breakfast.........................................5 Stir After Hours..............................................................6 COSE Small Business Convention.....................................8 ATHENA Leadership Award..............................................8 CVB Fall FotoFest............................................................9 High School Football’s Greatest Weekend........................9 Enshrinement Festival Chairmen & Vice Chairmen.... 12-13 Leadership Stark County Profile.................................... 14 Leadership Stark County Encounter Bus Tour................. 15 ystark! PerplexCity!...................................................... 16 ystark! Profile.............................................................. 17 Stark County Safety Council Luncheon.......................... 18 OHSA Training.............................................................. 18 Ohio BWC Seminar....................................................... 20 Fire Prevention Breakfast............................................. 21 Funding Partners......................................................... 23 New Members.............................................................. 21 BizBitz......................................................................... 22 AC-3 Form.................................................................... 24 Statement of Ownership.............................................. 25 New Members.............................................................. 29 BizBitz......................................................................... 30 October Calendar......................................................... 31

Canton Regional Chamber invests in 100th year Strategic Planning process Next year, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce will celebrate 100 years of advancing business and developing community in Canton/Stark County. In preparation for this milestone year, and to set the vision for the years to come, the Chamber is developing a comprehensive, forward-looking strategic plan to be completed later this year and implemented beginning in 2014. The five-year plan is being facilitated by David Ramey, president of Strategic Leadership Associates, based in Kettering, Ohio, and is funded by a grant from the Stark Community Foundation. (continued on page 26)

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l2r Power Cable Company selects Mills Business Park I²r Power Cable Company will be locating on 2.8 acres in Mills Business Park in a new, 26,000 sq. ft. facility.

Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and DeHoff Development were closely involved throughout the process.

The company will be the fourth business to locate in the park, joining Medline Industries, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. and GE Oil & Gas.

“Securing I²r Cable Company at the Mills Business Park is a direct result of the benefits of collaboration between the public and private sectors. This investment by I²r will have far reaching impacts for the greater Canton community as nothing raises the standard of living better than a good paying job,” said Dan DeHoff, president, DeHoff Development Company.

“We are delighted and honored that I²r Power Cable chose to invest and expand in the City of Canton. This collaborative success will continue to move Canton forward,” said Mayor William J. Healy II. The company’s growth plan requires the new facility, and it intends to more than double the number of employees as a result. Construction on the project is slated to begin soon. “We’ve enjoyed working with the City of Canton and Stark Development Board, as well as the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, to establish a suitable location for our new facility. We appreciate the effort they put forth, and we look forward to growing I²r in the Mills Business Park,” said Karl Schwenk, director for I²r Power Cable Company. “We’re extremely proud of the continued growth at Mills Business Park, and excited to welcome I²r Power Cable. This latest development continues to demonstrate the collaborative spirit of this community,” said Dennis P. Saunier, president and CEO of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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.

The City of Canton, led by Mayor William J. Healy II and then-development director Fonda Williams, offered an incentive to I²r Power Cable Company, and Canton City Council approved the incentive package. The

About I²r Power Cable Company I²r Power Cable Company designs/ manufactures water-cooled power cables for a wide array of thermal processing applications, including the metal casting industry, as well as advanced material producers. I²r markets its products directly to end users, as well as through a base of original equipment manufacturers with which the company has relationships. I²r is a global company with a substantial international customer base. For more information, visit www.powercableco.com. About Mills Business Park Mills Business Park is a 141-acre Class A Business Park located in the City of Canton, only one mile from Interstate 77. Mills Business Park is owned by two 501(c)3 foundations: the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and the DeHoff Family Foundation. The park is suited for manufacturing, distribution and businesses that focus in the Utica Shale Industry. Those interested in developing industry at the site should contact Steven J. Katz, senior vice president of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce at (330) 4582062 or Dan DeHoff, president of DeHoff Development, at (330) 499-8153.

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City and county discuss building inspection collaboration as Chamber begins shared services effort Stark County and the City of Canton may have found an opportunity this summer to collaborate on commercial building regulation, something that the business community has been advocating for years. This development is welcome at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, which has renewed its efforts to advocate shared services between local governments. The opportunity for collaboration came when Canton Chief Building Official Angela Cavanaugh sought the CBO vacancy at Stark County government. That caused Stark County Commissioner Tom Bernabei, president of the Board of Commissioners, and Canton Mayor William J. Healy II to talk about how the city could pay the County’s Building Inspection Department to handle inspections, permitting and plans examinations for commercial structures within the city. This could eliminate the city’s need for a new CBO. City and county governments are working through the details of this proposed arrangement.

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

The Chamber has been involved for the last few years in encouraging conversations about government shared services and collaboration, both locally and regionally. This involvement now has led to the formation of a new Shared Services Committee.

Vice Chairman - Brian Belden The Belden Brick Company Vice Chairman - John A. Murphy, Jr. Day Ketterer Ltd. Vice Chairman - William C. Shivers Huntington Bank Treasurer - D. William Allen Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Chamber’s new committee is being chaired by Michael E. Hanke, retired Stark County government administrator and former editor and general manager of The Repository. A select group of community leaders experienced in government is being invited to serve on the committee. It will advise the Chamber on ways the business community can encourage governments to seek efficiencies through shared services.

Immediate Past Chairman - Rick L. Haines AultCare President & CEO - Dennis P. Saunier Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Corporate Secretary - Steven J. Katz Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Shared Services Committee will be directed at the staff level by Chamber Senior Vice President Steve Katz, with assistance from David Kaminski, who directs public affairs work. Members can look for more news about shared services and this committee in the months to come.

“The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce sees this as an important step in shared services and collaboration, and we at the Chamber congratulate city and county leaders for taking this step,” said Dennis P. Saunier, president and CEO of the Chamber.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Katrina Barton Westfield Belden Village Bruce Blaise Kenan Advantage Group Thomas E. Cecconi Mercy Medical Center R. Eric Dellapina FirstMerit Bank N.A.

Bradley R. McKain Marathon Petroleum Company, LP Rick McQueen Akron-Canton Airport Alan Rodriguez Jülz by Alan Rodriguez and Rodriguez’s House of Stones

Mark Fleiner LG Fuel Cell Systems

Mark J. Samolczyk Stark Community Foundation

Jerry Gilin Diebold Inc.

William C. Shivers Huntington Bank

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

Paul E. Siegfried Siegfried Enterprises Inc.

Dr. Para Jones Stark State College

Bruce M. Soares Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh

Terrance L. Jones Multi-Development Services of Stark County

Alice C. Stephens The Employment Source

Geoff Karcher The Karcher Group

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

Dr. David A. King Malone University

David M. Wheeler AEP Ohio

Judith E. Barnes Lancaster Attorney At Law

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UPCOMING EVENTS Celebrate our greatest community assets at the annual Community Salute Awards Outstanding civic volunteerism and community service will be recognized during the Chamber’s annual Community Salute Awards dinner on Nov. 5 at The University Center at Kent State at Stark. Attend the dinner to recognize exceptional community stewards – individuals, businesses and organizations who will be honored with the Award of Merit and the Award of Appreciation. This year’s Community Salute Award of Merit winner is Stephen A. Perry. Our award of appreciation winners include: Leo E. Doyle, Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark

County, Pathway Caring for Children, and Progressive Chevrolet. Don’t miss next month’s issue of Action Newsletter for more details on each of our winners. Tuesday, Nov. 5 5:30 p.m., social 6:30 p.m., dinner 7:30 p.m., awards The University Center at Kent State Stark 6000 Frank Ave. NW in North Canton $50 per person RSVP by Oct. 30

#CommunitySalute Register online at CantonChamber.org. Contact Whitney J. Prather, events and marketing manager, at (330) 458-2073 or whitneyp@cantonchamber.org for more information.

Get Linkedin: Fall NETWORK speed networking event provides up to 100 new sales leads on Nov. 1 Think networking is all about schmoozing to collect the most business cards? Think again. The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Fall NETWORK event on Friday, Nov. 1, provides a way to revitalize your sales database and make real connections with new people in an exciting, speed networking format. At Fall NETWORK, the Chamber’s own Jess Bennett, director of marketing and events, will emcee the speed networking event and introduce you to the sales power of LinkedIn. You’ve used LinkedIn to promote yourself for years—now, Bennett will explain the finer points of using LinkedIn to make real connections that lead to sales. You’ll leave the session with ideas on how to best put LinkedIn to work for you, not only in positioning yourself as an industry expert, but in researching and identifying leads, and connecting to make sales. Fall NETWORK will take attendees on a networking journey through four, fast-paced hours of energized activities, complete

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with icebreakers and new ideas on how to increase sales prowess.

per company permitted to ensure greatest networking exposure.

Attendees will acquire new business contacts and potential sales leads at the event–but more importantly, guests will learn how to become real online sales pros, developing relationships with potential customers off and online.

About the Emcee: Bennett joined the Chamber staff in 2008 and is currently the director of marketing and events. She oversees all communications on behalf of the Chamber, including promotion and publicity for more than 70 events. She also serves as the chief marketing resource for the Chamber’s departments and initiatives, manages public relations activities and writes two publications: Action Newsletter and Downtown Developments.

Fall NETWORK is being held at the Alex D. Krassas Event Center (251 25th St NW in Canton) and is open to the public. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the program, roundtable speed networking and breakfast buffet following from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and include breakfast. Register now online at CantonChamber. org or call (330) 458-2070. Table tops are available for $50 and space is limited. Please contact Molly Romig to reserve your tabletop space at (330) 458-2077 or mollyr@cantonchamber.org. The Chamber’s NETWORK series is not 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

Bennett is an honors program graduate of Walsh University and has two bachelor’s degrees in English and in corporate communications. Prior to joining the Chamber, Bennett worked at Innis Maggiore as an account executive and direct marketing manager. She is the volunteer executive director for Indigo Ink Press, a nonprofit literary publishing house in Canton. She is the past president of Canton Advertising Federation, marketing chair and board trustee for the Canton Symphony Orchestra and winner of the Thrive Under 35 marketing award and ystark!’s Twenty Under 40! award. Friday, Nov. 1 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Alex D. Krassas Event Center 251 25th Street NW in Canton Cost: $35 RSVP by Oct. 25

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UPCOMING EVENTS The “Lost Art” of the Meal: Secrets of Dining Etiquette October AultCare Fast Break Breakfast featuring Robert J. Pacanovsky There is a difference between “eating” and “dining,” and business relationships revolve around dining. At the AultCare Fast Break Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 11, Bob Pacanovsky, owner of Robert J. – Training & Design, will focus on those aspects that give you and your associates the added confidence to approach any type of dining event. You will come away knowing the difference between being a host or a guest at a function, etiquette tips for networking events, plus an understanding of the importance of the finer points of the dining experience when dealing with a new prospect or a top client. Pacanovsky is owner of Robert J. – Events & Catering, but his goal is to have everyone he comes into contact with sharpen their customer service, etiquette and corporate behavior skills. That is why he created his second company, Robert J. – Training & Design, specializing in corporate behavior and dining etiquette, along with customer service training. Under Pacanovsky’s leadership, Robert J. – Events & Catering has catered over 5,000 events and achieved preferred caterer status at several unique venues including the Akron Art Museum, Pro Football Hall of Fame, The Glidden House, Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Hale Farm & Village and more.

through enjoyable networking activities at an event that has built a reputation as one of the most energetic leadproducing sessions around. You’ll hear a compelling speaker, meet new business contacts and enjoy a delicious breakfast. Plus, when you bring a door prize valued at $15 or more, you’ll receive 30 seconds at the microphone to promote your business. Friday, Oct. 11 7 a.m. registration
 7:30 a.m. program
 Courtyard by Marriott 4375 Metro Cir. North Canton, OH Cost: $18 members $21 members less than 48 hours in advance $25 non-members RSVP by Oct. 9

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Beyond this important segment of the program, Fast Break attendees have the opportunity to obtain business leads

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UPCOMING EVENTS Destination: Creativity! October STIR AFTER HOURS at Journey Art Gallery Join us for Stir After Hours on Thursday, Oct. 24, at downtown Canton’s latest gallery, Journey Art Gallery. Journey proprietress and local artist Su Nimon recently opened her doors in the revitalized 400 McKinley Avenue building. The gallery is a creative destination for artists around the country, with new shows opening the third Saturday of each month. “Opening the gallery has been a longtime dream of mine. Now that it’s open, the response has been beyond my wildest dreams,” said Nimon. Current artists at the gallery include Nimon, Mac Worthington, Pamela Olin, Jack Valentine, Donna Fuchs, Kathleen Hill, Engler Glass and Douglas Rich, with more on the way.

Each attendee will receive a FREE gift bag, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Thursday, Oct. 24 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Journey Art Gallery 431 Fourth St. NW in downtown Canton Cost: FREE! RSVP by Oct. 22 On street parking is free throughout downtown Canton after 5 p.m. The lot across 4th Street is $1.50 (in quarters).

Nimon also has plans to host innovative, fun events, workshops, parties, music and more, along with yoga and meditation in the gallery’s adjoining classroom. On exhibit during Stir will be The Mask Affair, a collection of masks designed by well-known local and regional artists, as well as local “VIPs.” The collection of facial alter egos will be displayed at the gallery during Stir After Hours, and each will be available for purchase for $75. Proceeds from the exhibit will go to ArtsinStark, The County Arts Council. Plus, each guest to this month’s event will get the chance to create and decorate their own mask, and even wear it if they dare!

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UPCOMING EVENTS COSE and Canton Regional Chamber present Small Business Convention The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) are collaborating on the 2013 Small Business Convention—the largest event specifically designed for small businesses in the entire Midwest. The Convention will be held on October 23, 24 and 25 at Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center in Sandusky.

structured and unstructured networking opportunities.

The event will bring together more than 1,000 small business professionals for three days of opportunities to learn and connect at this one-of-a-kind event. The event will feature six inspiring national keynote speakers, more than 50 ideasparking educational breakout workshops, an 80-exhibit trade show, and plenty of

Members of the Canton Regional Chamber can register for the Convention for just $99 versus the non-member rate of $249. Kalahari is also offering attendees a special hotel room rate of just $109 per night for those choosing to stay over.

This year’s Convention is truly a collaborative effort as COSE has partnered with more than 30 chambers of commerce and business support organizations across Ohio and the Midwest to produce the event.

“We are so excited to see this event continue to grow,” says Steve Millard, president and executive director of COSE. “We are delighted to be working with the Canton Regional Chamber and many other chambers of commerce across Ohio in making this an event experience small business owners can’t afford to miss.” For more information and to register, logon to the official Convention website at www.smallbizconvention.com.

Nominations sought for the 2014 ATHENA Leadership Award® Women’s Impact Inc. is now accepting nominations for one greater Stark County’s most prestigious awards— The ATHENA Leadership Award®. The nominees and recipients will be honored at the third annual Greater Stark County ATHENA International Award event, being held the evening of Mar. 20 at The University Center at Kent State University at Stark. The organization is currently accepting nominations for ATHENA Leadership Award® finalists. Nomination forms can be downloaded at WomensImpactInc.com. The deadline for submission is Oct. 18 by 5 p.m. Questions about nominations can be sent to Paula Mastroianni at psmast@ yahoo.com.

the community. In addition, the nominee must actively and significantly assist other women in realizing their full leadership potential. The ATHENA Leadership Award Program is the signature event of Women’s Impact Inc., a newly formed network of professionally minded women who seek ways to advance women in leadership opportunities and foster an atmosphere that leverages the unique capabilities and perspectives of professional women in the greater Stark County region.

Dr. Para Jones, president of Stark State College, was the recipient of the 2013 award. The finalists were Shelly Chadwick of The Timken Company, Stark County Common Pleas Court Judge Taryn Heath, Maria Heege of the United Way of Greater Stark County, Attorney Judith Barnes Lancaster, Lorie Miller of the University of Mount Union, Cory Minor Smith of Stark Metro Housing Authority and Vicky Sterling of Pinnacle Press.

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Stark Fall FotoFest promotes local tourism

The Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau (CVB) is hosting their annual photo contest as a way to encourage visitors and local residents alike to get out and explore Stark County this fall. This promotion is called the “I Stark” Fall FotoFest. The goal of the contest is for guests to visit as many of their favorite fall destinations in Stark County through Nov. 1. For each location visited and each photo submitted, the visitor will have the chance to win a $250 gas card. The CVB will award a special prize for the person who submits photos from the most destinations in Stark County. Photos can be taken indoors, outdoors, at events, and more. The goal is to showcase the abundance

of great fall adventures that exist in our region. Prizes will also be awarded for the best photo, most creative photo, and judge’s choice! The Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau will narrow down the entries to a group of finalists and open the voting to the public from Nov. 4-8.

4. Submit your best photo to: photos@ visitcantonstark.com along with your name, your phone number, and the location the photo was taken by Nov. 1. For complete rules & regulations, a prize list or for more details about participating businesses, visit HeartStark.com or contact Ally Bussey, tourism marketing manager, at (330) 458-2086 or allyb@visitcantonstark.com.

Here’s how to enter: 1. Grab your camera or smartphone. 2. Visit your favorite Stark County destinations this fall. 3. Take photos!

Pre-sale tickets available now for High School Football’s Greatest Weekend Pre-sale tickets for the 2013 OHSAA State Football Championships are on sale now, and four exciting packages are available for fans!

Fans may order online at ohsaafootball. com, and seat selection is available. Phone orders are also accepted by calling Rosie Kurtz at (330) 458-2085.

7-Game Ticket Book – $52.50 Reserved Sideline Seats at all seven division championships, Thursday, Dec. 5 – Saturday, Dec. 7

Ticket orders are on a first-come, firstserved basis, so for the best seat in the house order online and order early.

6-Game Ticket Book – $48.50 Reserved Sideline Seats at six division championships, Friday, Dec. 6 – Saturday, Dec. 7 4-Game Fun Pack – $32.50 General Admission End Zone Seats at four divisions championships, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 – Saturday, Dec. 7 Saturday 3-Pack – $25.50 General Admission End Zone Seats to all three championships on Saturday, Dec. 7

The Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau has hosted the annual OHSAA State Football Championships for over twenty years, and will host through 2013.

FULL SCHEDULE: THURSDAY, DEC. 5 7 p.m. @ Paul Brown Tiger Stadium, Massillon FRIDAY, DEC. 6 11 a.m. @ Fawcett Stadium, Canton 3 p.m. @ Paul Brown Tiger Stadium, Massillon 7 p.m. @ Fawcett Stadium, Canton SATURDAY, DEC. 7 11 a.m. @ Paul Brown Tiger Stadium, Massillon 3 p.m. @ Fawcett Stadium, Canton 7 p.m. @ Paul Brown Tiger Stadium, Massillon

Optional Package Add-Ons • Optional Add-on: $4 Official Program • Optional Add-on: $10 Parking Pass or $20 Motor Home Parking Pass • Optional Add-on: $15 Pro Football Hall of Fame Museum Admission

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UPCOMING EVENTS Utica Summit continued ... “The event is anticipated to host 400 participants from business, government and universities,” added Repository Publisher Jim Porter. “We have created an event that includes nationally and internationally known speakers from companies that are doing extraordinary work in this industry.” The keynote luncheon speaker is Jim Umpleby, Group President, Energy and Power Systems, of Caterpillar, Inc. Other speakers include Peter A. Molinaro, Senior Advisor, North America Government Affairs, The Dow Chemical Company, Michael Birk, Senior National Fleet Sustainability Manager, Frito-Lay North America, Tom Gellrich, Founder, TopLine Analytics of Philadelphia, Thomas D. Moline, Vice President, Steel Manufacturing, The Timken Company, David Mustine, Managing Director for Energy, Chemicals and Polymers, JobsOhio, Roe East, General Manager, On-Highway Natural Gas Business, Cummins Inc., and Kirt Conrad, Executive Director, Stark Area Regional Transit Authority.

Utica Summit 2014 is made possible by presenting sponsor JPMorgan Chase, along with silver sponsor Young Truck Sales, bronze sponsor Jackson Kelly PLLC, and production assistance from Joe Barone of ShaleDirectories.com. Registration is open at UticaSummit. com or by calling Monique Thompson at (330) 458-2070. Tickets are $200 per person, or $1,100 for a table of six. Questions or inquiries can be directed to David Kaminski, director of energy and public affairs for the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce at (330) 458-2059. Wednesday, Oct. 23 7:30 a.m. Registration 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summit Canton Memorial Civic Center 1101 Market Ave. N in downtown Canton Cost: $200 or $1,100 for table of six RSVP online at UticaSummit.com or call (330) 458-2070

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TOPICS AT UTICA SUMMIT 2014 § We will look at national efforts to develop engines that transport goods on natural gas, and companies turning to gas as a transportation fuel. § The state of Ohio, through its JobsOhio effort, is aggressively pursuing energy, chemical and other manufacturing opportunities. We will offer an update on business attraction. § What is the potential for manufacturing in a low-cost, big-supply energy environment? We’ll hear from people thinking about that subject. § Ethane-based feedstocks from shale could make the United States competitive again in many plastics and resin products. We’ll present a study on the subject. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? § Based on past events we anticipate approximately 400 attendees from mid-market companies. § Companies working directly and indirectly in the oil and gas industry who are seeking to learn about the future developments in the Utica Shale. § CEOs and C-Level managers across many industries looking for strategic growth opportunities as the result of lower energy and feedstock costs. § Controllers, CFOs and finance directors searching for ways to effectively reduce costs through the use of LNG/CNG driven vehicles.

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ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL Sterling and McFarlane tapped as general chairs for 2014 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 2014 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.

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 Class of 2014 Enshrinees, the returning Hall of Famers and their families. He is a 20-year veteran of the Hall of Fame Hospitality Committee, having served as chairman for 11 years.

Vicky Sterling, vice president of sales and marketing for Pinnacle Press, Inc., 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 fourth consecutive year, Robert J. McFarlane, director of outdoor 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.

In addition to his volunteer work with the Hall of Fame committee, McFarlane is past-chairman of the Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic Invitational Committee, pastpresident 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 and was 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.

Sterling 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 completed 18 years of service in various leadership capacities on the Ribs Burnoff Committee, most recently as chairman in 2011 and 2012. A graduate of Louisville High School, she also served on the security committees for the Balloon Classic and Enshrinement Ceremony Committees. A past member of the board of directors for the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, she is a past recipient of the Chamber’s Community Salute Award of Merit, and also a recipient of the Canton Advertising Federation’s Ad Person of the Year Silver Medal Award. She is a graduate of Leadership Stark County and past board member. She also extends her time and resources to the Aultman Health Foundation and Aultman Women’s Board, the Canton Blues Festival, J.R. Coleman Women in History Luncheon, and Ladies Auxiliary Post 7490. The mother of two, Sterling is married to Todd and has four grandchildren. With the 2013 Enshrinement Festival just a few weeks behind them, strategic planning for the 2014 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 the One of a Kind Celebration! The tentative dates for the 2014 events (subject to change) are available at www.profootballhofef.com. 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 itself, as well as the

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ABOUT THE ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL While nearly 22,000 men have played in at least one National Football League game, there are only 280 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 Class of 2014 is announced Feb. 1 during Super Bowl weekend. The central focus and highlight of the festivities will be the induction ceremony for the Class of 2014 Enshrinees, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2, at Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium. More than nine million fans have visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame since it first opened its doors on September 7, 1963, and the first Enshrinement Festival events were held that year. In the last 50 years, the Hall has expanded from its original 19,000 square feet to 118,000 square feet following the recent conclusion of its $27 million “Future 50” Expansion and Renovation Project. Likewise, the annual Enshrinement Festival has expanded from its original four small events to 19 diverse events over a two and a half week period, enjoyed by nearly 700,000 people and producing an economic impact of over $32 million for the Canton/Stark County area and nearly $56 million for the State of Ohio. In addition, millions of people experience aspects of the Enshrinement Festival as events are televised and covered by other media. With a record of success for the past 50 years, the Enshrinement Festival has earned its reputation as “A One of a Kind Celebration!” Check the Web sites periodically for the latest information: www. profootballhofef.com or www.profootballhof.com.

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ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL Lemon, Ruda named to leadership roles for the 2014 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 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. George Lemon, a retired business leader and long-time community activist, recognized for his ability to get things done and bring people together for positive change, will serve as general vice chairman of the Enshrinement Festival activities planned by the Enshrinement Festival department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. And for the fourth consecutive year, Guy Ruda, sales associate for R. Z. Marketing Group, will serve as general vice chairman of the Enshrinement Festival activities planned by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.   Lemon’s strong leadership skills were honed during his 23-year career as a commissioned officer, helicopter pilot and intelligence officer in the U.S. Army and National Guard; he retired at the rank of Major. He was employed for 25 years at AMETEK, a Fortune 500 company, where he held a variety of positions including vice president of marketing and sales. In the early 1990s, he started his first business, the Dele Centre, and in 1997 founded Technical Products Group, Inc., which he served as president until his retirement in 2007. He has retained his active leadership and involvement with major community institutions and organizations including life membership in the Greater Stark County Urban League. The United Way of Stark County credits George as the force behind the successful merger of the Massillon and Canton Urban Leagues. He served on the United Way board of directors, chaired the Family Impact Council, the Economics Subcommittee and the Community Recreation Center Realignment Committee, which led to a

merger of the YMCA and Catholic Youth Council Community Recreation Center. United Way recognized his achievements by awarding him the prestigious Gold Key Award in 2005. As the chairman of the board of directors at Goodwill Industries, Lemon was instrumental in a successful $5-million capital campaign to fund the Community Campus at Goodwill. As a director of the Aultman Health Foundation and Goodwill he pushed for the development of the Aultman free clinic at the Goodwill Campus. His involvement with Aultman includes being a board member of the Aultman Health Foundation, president of the Aultman Foundation Board and a member of the Aultman Dunlap Hospital board of directors. He has also served as chairman of the board of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of the Stark State College Foundation. In 2003, Stark State named him Alumnus of the Year, and in 2010 he was presented with the Ohio Association of Community Colleges’ Distinguished Alumnus Award. He practices the philosophy that “giving back is not an option, but a requirement.” He and his wife Kaleen currently live in Jackson Township, and the family shares his passion for giving back to the community, as evidenced by their volunteer service and leadership in numerous not-for-profit organizations, initiatives and activities.

Committee, as well as three years as chairman of the former NFL Experience Committee. A very effective mentor, he provides leadership to his volunteer team by adhering to a favorite motto, “People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher and better than themselves.” Ruda and his wife Gail are the proud parents of David and Danielle.

CLASS OF 2014 Ray Guy and Claude Humphrey have been named by the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Seniors Committee as finalists for election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hear the Class of 2014 announced on Feb. 1 during Super Bowl weekend--and mark your calendar now for Saturday, Aug. 2, for the annual Enshrinement Ceremony! Check the Web sites periodically for the latest information: www.profootballhofef. com or www.profootballhof.com.

During the 2013 Enshrinement Festival, while serving in the leadership role as general vice chairman, Ruda also completed his 13th year as chairman of the Enshrinement Committee. He will continue to lend his expertise and extraordinary work ethic by serving in that dual capacity again in 2014. He previously served 18 years as a member of the Enshrinement

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LEADERSHIP STARK COUNT Y Leadership Stark County Leader Profile Name: Elizabeth Ann Pruitt Title: Chief Operating Officer Company: Affinity Medical Center Leadership Program and Class: Signature Program 23rd Class, The Best Class! Why did you decide participate in the program? I decided to participate based on feedback from other alumni regarding their positive experience, plus encouragement from director Fran Wells. Describe what you learned about your leadership style during the program: That I am a collaborative leader most of the time, and that my leadership style can vary with circumstances. How have you used what you learned during the program in your career or in the workplace? The knowledge of Stark County resources, places and events has been very valuable, but also the connections that are made during the program have really expanded my impact as a leader. It is much easier to lead when you can draw on many others for ideas and insight.

service-minded. I will never see the world the same again after seeing the soup kitchen and attending the mission tour. It made me want to give back to others on a new level. Not just to give, but to sacrifice for others in need. To give of myself and of my resources for others. What nonprofit organizations do you serve and in what capacity? I serve as president of the board of directors for the Massillon Museum, president-elect for the board of directors of the Western Stark Free Clinic, and as secretary of the Canal Fulton Rotary Club. I also serve as a member of the Affinity Medical Center Healthy Woman advisory committee and have been a longtime volunteer and past president of the United Way of Greater Stark County. What is your most significant takeaway or memory from the program? The Retreat! I was surprised at my nervousness in attending the Retreat. I remember thinking about skipping it. How could it possibly benefit me? But, after the Retreat was over, I was so motivated and engaged by the leaders and my fellow class members, I couldn’t wait for our next session!

What would you say to someone considering applying to the program? Do it! Do not waste a moment thinking about it. You will learn and grow so much through the program! It is an experience you will cherish throughout your career! How have you remained involved with Leadership Stark County since your graduation? Yes! I regularly present at the Massillon Museum on Arts Day. It is very rewarding! What issues do you think future leaders should focus on? Poverty, education, obesity, access to and the provision of healthcare…the list is long. Leadership is the common thread to resolving many of our global issues and Leadership Stark County is one way to interface with many knowledgeable community leaders and future leaders. It is also a great way to hone your own skills. If we do not solve some of these problems, we leave them for our children to solve. My goal has always been to give my children a better life and I’ll bet yours is too! We can do that if we work together.

How has your experience in the program influenced your service and leadership roles in the community? My Leadership Stark County experience has certainly made me even more

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LEADERSHIP STARK COUNT Y Leadership Encounter Bus Tour Register now, only 10 seats left! Leadership Stark County’s popular bus tour is a one-day program that introduces participants to the history, culture, economics, education, social services, and civic infrastructure of Stark County all in one day! Covering as many of the cities, towns, villages, and townships of Stark County as is possible, noted speakers hop on and off the bus all day, offering valuable insights and information. Several extended stops allow for in-depth discovery and you will find that interaction with your fellow riders is as interesting as the itinerary. On this a one-day deluxe motorcoach tour of Stark County you will: •

Learn first-hand about Stark County’s growing businesses

Network with community leaders and business professionals

Find out about Agri-tainment and seasonal labor in Stark County

Enjoy lunch at The University Center at Kent State University at Stark

Discover how to become involved with local non-profits

Experience public/private partnerships and government collaboratives

Hear of Stark County’s past from local historians

Tuesday, Oct. 15 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum 800 McKinley Dr. NW in Canton Cost: $79 per person (includes lunch) Register by Oct. 8 Don’t let the tour leave the station without you! Reserve your seat now at LeadershipStarkCounty.org.

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YSTARK! PerplexCity! is back and more perplexing than ever This month brings the fourth annual installment of PerplexCity!, the perplexing puzzle game presented by ystark! The game will be held in downtown and BEYOND on Saturday, Oct. 12, beginning at 10 a.m. Gather a team of up to six players, or join up alone, and make sure that the whole gang is ready for a challenge that will take you all over town in pursuit of confounding clues. You’ll discover new and exciting locations throughout the city as you make your way to different businesses on foot and by car. Each team will receive a clue to kick things off and then hurry from clue to clue, revealing locations in downtown Canton and beyond to explore. Perplexed? Don’t be! We’ll provide instructions for everyone before the game starts. Remember: your team must hurry to each clue! You’ll be competing against a dozen or so other teams, all racing you to the finish. The winning team will be the first one to solve ALL of the clues and make it to the end of the game, where they will be lavishly celebrated as the 2013 PerplexCity! champions! Can’t wait for the 12th? Check out our videos online to get in the PerplexCity mood and register now at ystark.org. Saturday, Oct. 12 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Begins at Market Square 301 Market Ave. N in Downtown Canton Cost: $50 for up to 6 players Reservations are required RSVP online at ystark.org The game will be played rain or shine

One Conservative. One Liberal. One Family. Come hear the debate. at The University Center Thurs | Nov 14 | 2013 6000 Frank Ave NW, N Canton Cocktails at 6 p.m. National Political Commentators, (brother-in-law and sister-in-law), Monica Crowley and Alan Colmes present their respective views on healthcare reform and “Obamacare” at the Employers Health 30th Anniversary Celebration. To reserve your table or for sponsorship info, contact Marcas Miles at 330.639.2280 or mmiles@ehpco.com.

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Editor’s note: In keeping with ystark!’s mission—to attract and retain talented young people in Stark County—Action Newsletter will feature a monthly young professional profile. Name: Cassie Ausperk Age: 24 Occupation/Title/Place of work: Donor Relations/Account Manager, United Way of Greater Stark County Why are you interested in Stark County’s Young Professionals initiative? I think it’s important to engage the young professionals in Stark County. The only way this community will thrive is if we invest in it. This is our community, too, and we should work toward moving it in the right direction. What is your impression of ystark!, what do you think of their events, etc.? I love ystark! I have met so many people through ystark! who have the same goals and interests as me. I love going to the events and seeing all of the different things Canton has to offer. Where did you grow up? In what cities have you lived and worked? I grew up in Peninsula, Ohio. I lived in Athens while attending Ohio University

for four years. After graduation I lived in Akron for two years, and I just recently moved to downtown Canton and could not be more excited. Why have you chosen to live in Canton? Working for United Way, I fell in love with the Canton community. I was already spending all of my time in Canton so the next logical step was to move into downtown. It’s amazing the amount of local leaders who are so caring and committed to seeing this community flourish, and I really wanted to be a part of that. What type of dwelling do you live in? What do you think of the housing choices for YPs in the Canton area? I recently moved into a loft apartment downtown and love it! I think the most difficult thing for me was finding somewhere affordable that was also safe and centrally located. Once I found that I started packing my bags. What do you like MOST about Canton? The diversity in Canton is amazing. There is so much art and culture tucked away downtown. I stumble upon new shops and galleries every day that I love. What do you like LEAST about Canton? Excluding First Friday, downtown is very quiet. I think people have this misconception that it’s not safe or that there is nothing to do and that’s really not the case.

to look for them. Getting involved in a committee or joining a board is such an amazing way to get informed on the needs of the community. I coach a Girls on the Run team every spring and it is such a rewarding experience. What’s missing from Canton that would attract more YPs? More affordable living in downtown. There is really something for everyone and downtown has so much to offer, but there are very few places to live. What do you do in the evenings or on the weekends for fun in Canton? I attend a lot of different networking events and fundraisers for local organizations. I go to a lot of the local restaurants with my friends. Gervasi is always a great place to go on the weekend. I have also recently discovered Muggswigz. I am slightly obsessed with how amazing the coffee is. What would you change about Canton if you could? I wish downtown was like First Friday every weekend. It’s so nice to see so many people flood into downtown and support all of the local businesses. I wish more people would do that every weekend. Could you see yourself spending your lifetime in Canton? If you had asked me this question two years ago I would have said no way! But after being a part of this community and working with so many local people to make it a better place, I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. What would cause you to want to leave Canton? What other cities in the United States would be appealing to you as a home base? Why? I sometimes think I would like living in a larger city like Columbus, but honestly I am very happy and content here.

What are the opportunities for YPs in Canton when it comes to career opportunities, cultural access, leadership or community involvement opportunities? There are so many opportunities to get involved in Canton, you just have

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SAFET Y COUNCIL Not Just Another Day On the Job | October Stark County Safety Council Luncheon The single page OSHA report for Canton’s Boyle-Midway Plant was opened in June 1987 and closed in February 1989. Four employees are mentioned on the report. There were three fatalities. Tom Schmidt was the fourth employee. We invite you to hear the rest of the story, in his words, at the Stark County Safety

Council Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 10. Schmidt joined AultCare with over 15 years of prior senior level management experience. He currently serves in the dual role of sales and market outreach. Schmidt is the recipient of the Community Salute Award of Appreciation from the Canton Regional Chamber (2006) and the Member of the Year Award from the Jackson-Belden Chamber (2011). In 2013, he was honored with a Distinguished Sales and Marketing Award from the Akron/Canton chapter of SMEI. Schmidt received his bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and his MBA from The University of Akron.

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

OSHA Hazard Communication Training Did you know that almost 70 percent of OSHA violations involve the Hazard Communication Standard? Exposure to hazardous chemicals is one of the most serious threats facing American workers today. At the Stark County Safety Council’s Hazard Communication Training Seminar on Tuesday, Nov. 5, you’ll learn to understand the potential dangers of the chemicals in your workplace. Plus, you’ll leave with an overview of the requirements needed to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), in particular: Hazard Classification, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and the new labeling requirements. The session will also include information on employee training, developing a written plan and exposure limits and controls. Join us on Nov. 5 to help your organization prepare to meet the OSHAmandated training on the new hazard classification, label elements and SDS formats, effective Dec. 2013. Tuesday, Nov. 5 7:30 a.m. Registration 8 to 10 a.m. Program Canton Regional Chamber 222 Market Ave. N in downtown Canton Cost: $10 members; $15 non-members RSVP online at StarkCountySafetyCouncil.org

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SAFET Y COUNCIL Ohio BWC: Updates, Improvements and a Glimpse into the Future Stark County Safety Council CEO/Senior Management Breakfast featuring Steve Buehrer Administrator Buehrer leads an agency of 2,000 employees, serving more than 225,000 employers and 1.3 million injured workers. Known for his focus on fiscal responsibility, creating jobs, and emphasizing technology, Buehrer has helped engineer significant improvements within various levels of government over the past 20 years. At the October CEO Management Breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 31, Administrator Buehrer will provide a BWC update. He will discuss improvements made in the workers’ compensations system in the last two years, and will give the attendees a glimpse into the future. Remember: The 2013-2014 rebate program requires your CEO or senior management representative to attend one safety council event and identify themselves by checking the box in the last column of the sign in sheet. Thursday, Oct. 31 7 a.m. Registration 7:30 a.m. Breakfast and Program Skyland Pines Event Center 3550 Columbus Rd. NE in Canton Cost: $20 per person RSVP by Oct. 28

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

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

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FUNDING PARTNERS Thank you to our ADVANTAGE CANTON funding partners: AEP Ohio AultCare Aultman Health Foundation Charter One Bank Chesapeake Energy Corporation The City of Canton DeHoff Realtors Dominion East Ohio Farmers National Bank Fifth Third Bank FirstMerit Bank NA Hilscher-Clarke Electric Huntington Bank Kenan Advantage Group KeyBank Mercy Medical Center Northeast Ohio Medical Univ. PNC Bank The Timken Company

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AC-3 FORM & STATEMENT OF O WNERSHIP Chamber’s Workers’ Compensation Group Rating saves significant premium dollars–submit your AC-3 today It’s time 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 CareWorks Consultants Inc. 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, CareWorks Consultants Inc. 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 CareWorks Consultants. Any company interested in applying, whether a Chamber member or not, should complete the AC-3 Group Rating Application Form on the next page and return it via fax to Denise Burton, director of membership and sales, at (330) 489-6005. For more information about the Group Rating Program from CareWorks Consultants, please contact Bob Nicoli at (330) 4521050 ext. 14, or Denise Burton at deniseb@cantonchamber.org.

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Note: For this to be a valid letter, the self-insured department for self-insured employers, or the employer services department for all other employers, must stamp it. Being temporary in nature, BWC will not record via computer or retain this authorization. Representative must possess a copy when requesting service relative to the authority granted therein. This is to certify that CAREWORKS CONSULTANTS INC. (ID NO. 150-80) and the Buckeye WC Alliance/ Canton Regional Chamber (41000, 2014/2015, Code 11/20) including its agents or representatives identified to you by them has been retained to review and perform studies on certain workers’ compensation matters on our behalf. This limited letter of authority provides access to the following types of information relating to our account: 1. Risk files; 2. Claim files; 3. Merit-rated or non-merit rated experiences; 4. Other associated data.

This authorization does NOT include the authority to: 1. Review protest letters; 2. File protest letters; 3. File form Application for Handicap Reimbursement (CHP-4); 4. Notice of Appeal (I-12) or Application for Permanent Partial Reconsideration (IC-88); 5. File self-insurance applications; 6. Represent the employer at hearings; 7. Pursue other similar actions on behalf of the employer.

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STRATEGIC PL AN UPDATE (continued from cover) The Chamber has undertaken this comprehensive strategic planning process with Strategic Leadership Associates to begin the next century with a compelling vision and commitment to the issues and needs of the business sector and the Canton region as a whole. This in-depth strategic planning process involves the board, staff, Chamber members, volunteer leadership and other stakeholders throughout the community, and extends to the Chamber’s departments, including the Canton Development Partnership, Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, Leadership Stark County, Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival and ystark! The Chamber will identify and analyze key strategic priorities that will be at the core of the strategic plan. A Steering Committee of 11 members is overseeing this process and setting priorities. The effort is chaired by the Chamber’s board senior vice chairman Phil Fracassa, and led by a Steering Committee made up of current and past board leadership and community leaders, along with Dennis P. Saunier, Chamber president and CEO and the Chamber’s executive management team. “The strategic plan will help us identify the business needs of the region,” said Dennis P. Saunier, president and CEO of the Canton Regional Chamber. “It will allow us to develop appropriate leadership, initiatives and resources to meet those needs.” In its final form, the Strategic Plan is intended as a five-year plan and will guide the organization through 2018. The process includes three distinct phases: •

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resulting in a total of 181 participants, including Chamber staff and executive management, board members, partner community organizations and civic leadership, government and university partners, volunteer chairmen and committee members, executives and employees of major regional corporations, small business owners, operators and employees, and Stark County Chambers of Commerce. “There are two distinct impressions that I have gotten from our strategic planning process thus far. First, I am very proud of the work the Chamber has done in and for the business community. Our members have recognized and appreciated those efforts. Secondly, the strategic goals that are being formulated, which were derived from nine focus groups, will advance our region’s visibility, economic development, workforce and business growth. I am excited to see the end result of this plan and to begin the next 100 years,” said Karen Brenneman, chairman of the board for the Canton Regional Chamber.

and human services, foundations, national organizations, and universities throughout the United States. In 2001, he received NASA’s Public Service Medal, the highest civilian award of the Agency. His NASA clients have included the Marshall Space Flight Center, Langley Research Center, and the National Space Science and Technology Center. His clients have also included the Air Force Research Laboratory, Texaco, FirstEnergy Corporation, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle Foundation, and the American Association of Tissue Banks.

STEERING COMMITTEE: D. William Allen Pro Football Hall of Fame Barbara Bennett Hammontree & Associates Ltd. Karen Brenneman Hall, Kistler & Company LLP

Stay tuned to Action Newsletter for forthcoming updates about the Strategic Planning process and the ultimate unveiling of the Chamber’s plan.

Thomas Cecconi Mercy Medical Center

About Strategic Leadership Associates & David Ramey David Ramey has been president of Strategic Leadership Associates, Inc. since 1987. He formerly served as president of Bergamo Center for Lifelong Learning, a national conference and training center in Dayton, Ohio. Ramey has completed the book, Empowering Leaders, published by Sheed and Ward, now in its second printing. In addition, he developed the “Strategic Leadership Assessment & Profile” to evaluate the leadership culture of organizations.

Ann Graffice Mount Union College

Ramey received a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and a Master’s in Education from Loyola University of Chicago.

Phil Fracassa The Timken Company

Joseph Halter Solmet Technologies, Inc. George Lemon Technical Products Group Tim Maloney Canton Chair Rental Edward Roth Aultman Health Foundation Mark Samolczyk Stark Community Foundation

Throughout his career, he has served as a strategic planning and organizational development consultant to over 800 business, health and life science, government, education, arts

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NEW MEMBERS WELCOME to our newest members, who joined Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce in August. 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. Business Communication Specialists (TELECOMMUNICATIONS) Mark Eakin 600 Weber Drive Wadsworth, OH 44281 (330) 335-7276 www.bcsip.com

Isagenix International (HEALTH & WELLNESS & WEIGHT LOSS) Jestina Robinson/CeCe Shetler 1327 3rd St. SE Massillon, OH 44646 (330) 417-4774 www.jestinawilliams.isagenix.com

Pepco (ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES) Greg Helmick 830 Cleveland Ave. SW Canton, OH 44702 (330) 452-3790 www.pepconet.com

Care Source (INSURANCE) Danielle Thompson 20800 Harvard Road Highland Hills, OH 44121 (216) 978-7888 www.caresource.com

Kozmos Grille (RESTAURANTS) Rick Taylor 37 First St. SW Massillon, OH 44647 (330) 832-8807 www.kozmosgrille.com

Professional Service Industries, Inc. (ENGINEERS CONSULTING) Eric Olson 4579 Navarre Rd. SW Canton, OH 44706 (330) 962-5832 www.psiusa.com

DeHoff Realtors David Angione (REAL ESTATE) David Angione 821 South Main Street North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 323-6396 www.baldrealtor4you.com

Massillon Museum (MUSEUMS) Alexandra Nicholis Coon 121 Lincoln Way E. Massillon, OH 44646 (330) 833-4061 www.massillonmuseum.org

East Central Ohio Building & Construction Trades Council (LABOR ORGANIZATIONS UNIONS) Dave Kirven 618 High Ave. NW - Room 9 Canton, OH 44703 (330) 454-3664 www.eastcentralohiobuildingtrades.com

N2 Publishing of Jackson (ADVERTISING - NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSLETTERS) Kevin Connor 5047 12th St. SW Canton, OH 44710 (330) 327-5262 www.N2Pub.com

Run To You Racing LLC (RACES) Matthew Mapley 201 Market Ave. N Canton, OH 44702 (614) 572-8108 www.runtoyouracing.com Union Metal Corporation (TRAFFIC & LIGHT POLES DECORATIVE & DOT) Guy V. Pietra 1432 Maple Ave. NE Canton, OH 44705-1720 (330) 458-5231 www.unionmetal.com

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BIZ BITZ The Stark Community Foundation has announced the appointment of Nancy S. Gessner to its Distribution and Board of Directors. Gessner is the director of community development at MCTV, a full-service broadband telecommunications provider headquartered in Massillon. In her role at MCTV, she oversees the distribution of corporate charitable donations and sponsorships, and performs various human resources functions. She holds a bachelor’s degree from The College of William and Mary. Currently, Gessner serves on many local boards in Stark County, including Affinity Medical Center, Leadership Stark County, the Massillon Area Chamber of Commerce, the Massillon Salvation Army, Western Stark Free Clinic and the countywide Capital Campaigns Committee. Two University of Mount Union education professors were selected to participate in a unique opportunity at Harvard University. Assistant professors of education in the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MAEL) program Dr. Mandy Capel and Dr. Jennifer Martin were accepted into the Harvard Graduate School of Education: Women in Educational Leadership Institute, a program aimed at bringing together a diverse group to identify leadership challenges and opportunities facing women in education today. To participate in the program, applicants were required to apply with an essay and additional publication materials. Capel and Martin joined superintendents and principals from all over the world at the conference, including representatives of United Arab Emirates, University of Calgary and Congo. The institute was led by professors of education in Harvard’s graduate school as well as Harvard professors from other disciplines. Malone University has named Stephen Weingart as associate vice president for advancement. In this role, Weingart will oversee multiple aspects of the university’s advancement operations, as well as cultivate and manage a portfolio of donor and prospect relationships. Weingart brings to this role a long history with Malone University, first as a 1988 graduate, a member and president of the university’s Alumni Executive Board and, more recently, as a member of the board of trustees. As a trustee, Weingart has served as chair of the enrollment management and marketing committee, vice chair of the board, and as a member

of the Blue Ribbon Commission on University Status. Weingart holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Malone University as well as a MBA from Baldwin Wallace College. In addition, he has completed post-graduate work at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Weingart has been employed by FedEx since 1988, holding positions of increasing responsibility and scope culminating in the role of global business strategist/manager, international business development since 2004. DeHoff Realtors recently held their annual awards brunch at Gervasi Vineyard, recognizing those receiving honors from the Ohio Association of Realtors and from DeHoff Realtors for outstanding customer service. JoAnn Grisak received awards in three categories, Number One Sales Associate, Number One Listing Agent and Most Units Sold. In addition, the team of Joanna Belden and Karen Belden, “The Belden Team,” was awarded the Number One Team of the Year, along with the prestigious awards for Number One Listing Team and Number One in Top Units for 2012. RETTEW vice president, Yves Pollart, has been chosen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to participate in a technical seminar on wastewater treatment and modeling for the oil and gas industry. The EPA solicited applications and selected 50 individuals to serve as experts on the topic for this seminar, coming from a crosssection of perspectives, including nonprofits, government, industry, academic and environmental groups. Pollart was chosen for his decades of expertise as an environmental engineer, including his role as the vice president of a wastewater treatment company that treats flowback and produced water to help oil and gas clients meet stringent water regulations and encourage recycling of wastewater. WRL Advertising, a full-service advertising agency, announced that Krystine Jordan has joined the organization as its newest junior account executive. Jordan will assist the WRL team in various projects. Jordan recently graduated from Walsh University with a double major in marketing and finance, and she attended Garfield Heights High School in the Greater Cleveland area. Jordan’s past internship experience includes Northwestern Mutual, Engage! Cleveland, and DAR Public Relations. Young Truck Sales, Inc., a local truck sales, parts and service dealership, has been recognized with the Above and Beyond Award from the Employer Support of the

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Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Through the Above and Beyond Award, the ESGR recognizes employers who have gone above and beyond the legal requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). This includes companies who offer extended health benefits for mobilized service members or offset lost wages. Young Truck Sales, Inc. was nominated for the Above and Beyond award by Shaun Mosiychuck, a parts department employee. Mosiychuk has worked for Young Truck Sales, Inc. for nine years while also serving in the National Guard. During 2011 and 2012, he served at the Shindad Air Base in Afghanistan. Tire Source has recently launched an updated website with a variety of new features and a mobile-optimized version to help busy consumers take better care of their automobiles. The new site (www. yourtiresource.com) helps customers request service appointments, research tires, and receive quotes for automotive repairs. Customers are also able to download coupons, find service specials, and sign-up for important information to help them protect and prolong the life of their vehicle. The new site also helps customers understand the repairs being done to their vehicle. Services such as wheel alignments, exhaust systems, preventative maintenance and more are explained in an easy-to-understand manner and are accompanied by clear graphic illustrations. Jackson Kelly PLLC was recently chosen by Corporate INTL Magazine as the Mid-Market winner of four awards: Corporate Law Firm of the Year in West Virginia, M&A Law Firm of the Year in West Virginia, Real Estate Law Firm of the Year in West Virginia and Compliance Law Firm of the Year in Colorado. Corporate INTL award recipients are selected based on extensive research that examines various aspects of each firm: service range, business type, geographical location and the method of operation and expertise each firm can offer to clients in their respective practice areas.  Stark County attorneys Brian Layman and E. Lang D’Atri have both been selected as “2013 Top Rated Lawyer” in the category of “Trust & Estates” by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. While the partners of Layman, D’Atri and Associates are regularly honored with distinctions in their fields, this is a first for both of them to receive this latest national recognition. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ help buyers of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand. Lawyer ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability and are used by buyers of legal services to justify their hiring decisions.

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OC TOBER C ALENDAR First Friday: Kids at Art The focus at this month’s First Friday is on art made by children. Galleries and street displays will not only feature make-n-take activities, but also boast of the talents of budding O’Keefes and out-of-the-box Picassos. Theatre, dance and music performances will also feature students from Players Guild Theatre, Canton Idol and much more.

First Friday, Oct. 4 6 to 10 p.m. Downtown Canton Arts District Free!

48th Annual Fire Prevention Week Kickoff Breakfast The Stark County Safety Council, Canton Fire Prevention Bureau and Exchange Club will host Canton’s 48th annual Fire Prevention Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Skyland Pines Golf Club and Banquet Facility in Canton. The breakfast will feature the city and county Firefighter of the Year awards and a presentation by keynote speaker Joanne Lambert, ATF Investigator, Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive, United States Department of Justice.

Tuesday, Oct. 8 7:15 a.m. registration 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Skyland Pines Golf Club and Banquet Facility 3550 Columbus Rd NE in Canton $14 per person (reserved tables of 8 available) RSVP by Oct. 4

Not Just Another Day On the Job October Stark County Safety Council Luncheon The single page OSHA report for Canton’s Boyle-Midway Plant was opened in June 1987 and closed in February 1989. Four employees are mentioned on the report. There were three fatalities. Tom Schmidt was the fourth employee. We invite you to hear the rest of the story, in his words, at the Stark County Safety Council Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 10.

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

The “Lost Art” of the Meal: Secrets of Dining Etiquette October AultCare Fast Break Breakfast featuring with Robert J. Pacanovsky There is a difference between “eating” and “dining,” and business relationships revolve around dining. At the AultCare Fast Break Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 11, Bob Pacanovsky, owner of Robert J. – Training & Design, will focus on those aspects that give you and your associates the added confidence to approach any type of dining event.

Friday, Oct. 11 7 a.m. registration
 7:30 a.m. program
 Courtyard by Marriott 4375 Metro Cir. in North Canton Cost: $18 members $25 non-members RSVP by Oct. 9

PerplexCity! This month brings the fourth annual installment of PerplexCity!, the perplexing puzzle game presented by ystark! The game will be held in downtown and BEYOND on Saturday, Oct. 12, beginning at 10 a.m. Gather a team of up to six players, or join up alone, but make sure that the whole gang is ready for a challenge that will take you all over town in pursuit of confounding clues. You’ll discover new and exciting locations throughout the city as you make your way to different businesses on foot and by car.

Saturday, Oct. 12 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Begins at Market Square 301 Market Ave. N in Canton Cost: $50 for up to 6 players Reservations are required RSVP online at ystark.org

Leadership Encounter Bus Tour Leadership Stark County’s popular bus tour is a one-day program that introduces participants to the history, culture, economics, education, social services, and civic infrastructure of Stark County all in one day! Covering as many of the cities, towns, villages, and townships of Stark County as is possible, noted speakers hop on and off the bus all day, offering valuable insights and information.

Tuesday, Oct. 15 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum 800 McKinley Dr. NW in Canton Cost: $79 per person (includes lunch) Register by Oct. 8

Utica Summit 2014 The Repository and the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce have partnered to host Utica Summit 2014 on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. The event is presented by JPMorgan Chase. Utica Summit 2014 will be a one-day forum for high-level conversation about what is possible, now and in the future, all because of the energy being brought out of the Utica Shale and other U.S. shale plays through horizontal drilling.

Wednesday, Oct. 23 7:30 a.m. Registration 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summit Canton Memorial Civic Center 1101 Market Ave. N in Canton Cost: $200 or $1,100 for table of six RSVP online at UticaSummit.com or call (330) 458-2070

Destination: Creativity! October Stir After Hours at Journey Art Gallery Join us for Stir After Hours on Thursday, Oct. 24, at downtown Canton’s latest gallery, Journey Art Gallery. Journey proprietress and local artist Su Nimon recently opened her doors in the revitalized 400 McKinley Avenue building. The gallery is a creative destination for artists around the country, with new shows opening the third Saturday of each month. Each guest will receive a FREE gift bag, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

Thursday, Oct. 24 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Journey Art Gallery 431 Fourth St. NW in Canton Cost: FREE! RSVP by Oct. 22

Ohio BWC: Updates, Improvements and a Glimpse into the Future Stark County Safety Council CEO/Senior Management Breakfast featuring Steve Buehrer At the October CEO Management Breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 31, Administrator Buehrer will provide a BWC update. He will discuss improvements made in the workers’ compensations system in the last two years and will give the attendees a glimpse into the future.

Thursday, Oct. 31 7 a.m. Registration 7:30 a.m. Breakfast and Program Skyland Pines Event Center 3550 Columbus Rd. NE in Canton Cost: $20 per person RSVP by Oct. 28

Fall Network Harness your sales prowess and cultivate relationships at Fall Network 2013 on Friday, Nov. 1. At the event, you’ll go 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!

Friday, Nov. 1 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Alex D. Krassas Event Center 251 25th Street NW in Canton Cost: $35 (breakfast included) RSVP by Oct. 25

Community Salute Outstanding civic volunteerism and community service will be recognized during the Chamber’s annual Community Salute Awards dinner on Nov. 5 at The University Center at Kent State at Stark. Attend the dinner to recognize exceptional community stewards – individuals, businesses and organizations who will be honored with the Award of Merit and the Award of Appreciation.

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Tuesday, Nov. 5 5:30 p.m., social 6:30 p.m., dinner 7:30 p.m., awards The University Center at Kent State Stark 6000 Frank Ave. NW in North Canton $50 per person RSVP by Oct. 30


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

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