ACTION Newsletter September 2022

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Appalachian Hydrogen Transportation To lead the region in business and community development through collaboration and innovation.

Transportation sectors with vehicle weight limits, long working hours, need for fast refueling, demanding energy output will favor hydrogen.

The Appalachian Hydrogen Transportation Conference presented by SARTA, in the heartland of American manufacturing, will provide an outlook from leading companies and organizations. Attendees will leave with a sense as to the opportunities in the fast-growing hydrogen transportation market.

ecarbonizing the transportation sector is an important part of addressing climate change. Battery and hydrogen vehicles will share the zero emissions stage.


Conference attendees are invited to attend an Evening Reception on Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at SARTA: Gain a first person POV at one of the largest hydrogen bus operations in the world. Refueling, maintenance, operations – it can all be found at SARTA. Refreshments and light appetizers will be provided. This is an invaluable opportunity to network with those who are leading the hydrogen transportation renaissance.

For sponsorship information, contact Melissa Coultas at or 330.458.2055.

ACTION WWW.CANTONCHAMBER.ORG ONLINE NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2022 Vintage Canton Tickets! | Business After Hours | Community Salute Nominations | Manufacturing Update | Financial Legacy Symposium MAGNET | September QuickConnect | SCORE | SCMBA Golf Tournament | 36th LSC Signature Class | LSC Alumni Event | Member Mingle YoungPro Conference | YP Meetup | YP Meet & Eat | YP Profile | SCSC Fire Prevention Breakfast | Safety, Health and HR Fair | MEWA New Members | Membership Renewals | Snapshots from Social | BizBitz INISSUETHIS

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An expo of equipment and manufacturers will be on display during the event at The Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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ACTION NEWSLETTER 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, CantonActionRegional Chamber of Commerce 222 Market Ave. N Canton, Ohio 44702 or call (330) 456.7253, or Commerce.CantonconstituteAdvertisementforAdvertisingnews@cantonchamber.orge-mailratesareavailableChambermembers.doesnotendorsementbytheRegionalChamberof SEPTEMBER 2022 Mandy Sterling Chairwoman Senior Director Internal Audit, TimkenSteel Dennis P. Saunier President & CEO Steven M. Meeks Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Collyn Floyd Vice President of Events & Marketing Strategy Kelly Piero Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs Molly Romig Advertising Sales / 330.833.4400Action Sarah Lutz Editor and Graphics Manager ACTION

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Awards of Appreciation honor any or all of the following for outstanding performance that benefits the •community:Corporations, business and organizations: the winner must have enhanced the welfare of Stark County citizens through outstanding success in business or service.

• Individuals in short-term activity: the winner must have initiated and completed a short-term activity resulting in widespread benefits to the community.

Each year, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce recognizes the area’s unsung heroes at the Community Salute Awards by select individuals, businesses and organizations for outstanding contributions to the greater Canton Nominatecommunity.yourfavorite unsung heroes (individuals, for their outstanding contributions to the region.

corporations, businesses or organizations)

The Award of Merit is awarded to single individuals for continuous civic activities and dedication that goes beyond business or professional responsibilities.

6 Call our team of professionals for all your real estate needs! 4065 Fulton Dr NW, Canton putmanproperties.com330.498.4400 UP TO 21,248 SQ.FT. CLASS “A” PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE 400 TUSCARAWAS ST W, CANTON, OHIO 44702 Join Coleman Behavioral Services, attorneys and others in this prime location in downtown Canton. Up to 40 parking spaces available in the attached underground, secured parking lot at an additional cost. Ideal for an attorney, professional o ces and great for 501-C-3. Large blocks of partially furnished o ces. Service business could lease rst oor with drive thru service. For Lease: $12.00/Sq.Ft. Includes Utilties & Janitorial - Negotiable Spencer Hartung 330.936.0276 Wick Hartung 330.495.0601 NOMINATIONS DUE SEPTEMBER 12 Do you know an outstanding individual, business or organization whose contributions make our community a better place?


• Individual business professionals: the winner must have demonstrated outstanding performance in his or her profession, which ultimately benefits the community at large.

Community Salute:




This year’s awards dinner will take place Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Kent State University at Stark Conference Center. NOMINATIONS FOR THESE AWARDS ARE DUE BY SEPT. 12, 2022 AND CAN BE SUBMITTED ONLINE.

By Barbara Hammontree Bennett, PE, PS, LEED-AP - Vice President of Education and Workforce SPONSORED

have a tremendous impact in our region for growing our local trained and credentialed manufacturing workforce,” said James Batchelder, SCMWDP President of the ABoard.small sampling of 12 Stark County manufacturers who submitted letters of support for this grant projected the need to fill over 2,000 openings over the course over the next five years. These open positions are projected to be at an average annual wage of $17.60/hour, which reflects the prevailing wages for the initiative’s targeted in-demand occupations of machining, production, welding, industrial maintenance, and automation and robotics.

“Thiscomponents.funding is a game changer for Stark County’s Manufacturers who engage with the partnership and is a means to augment, create and stabilize talent pipelines that lead to manufacturing career pathways,” stated Barb Bennett, VP of Education/ Workforce with the Chamber who currently manages the SCMWDP and assisted in preparing the SCMWDP portion of the grant application.

The Stark County Manufacturing Workforce Development Partnership (SCMWDP) is in line to receive up to $930,000 over the next three years as part of The Ohio Manufacturers Association’s (OMA) $23,492,808 award from the Economic Development Administration’s American Rescue Plan Act “Good Jobs Challenge” program, which was announced August 3.

Contact: Melissa Coultas, VP of Development (330) 458-2055 or email Agenda and Speakers to be announced soon.

OMA is the lead applicant and system lead entity of one of 32 programs throughout the country to receive a portion of $500 million in federal funds aimed at getting Americans back to work by strengthening workforce partnerships that lead to goodpaying jobs.

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The grant will augment on-going programs supported and initiated by the SCMWDP with intentional outreach efforts to underrepresented groups among the manufacturing workforce including people of color, women, veterans and returning OMAcitizens.will also guide local efforts to implement evidence-based Entry-LevelLearn-and-Earn (ELLE) models to prepare a future workforce. The strategy, which gives employers the opportunity to build a workforce trained to their specific needs, includes recruiting, pre-screening, preparing job skills training, onboarding, and ongoing support and job coaching

The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Beese Fulmer Wealth Management present the second annual Financial Legacy Symposium. The next generation of multi-generational family businesses have unique opportunities and challenges ahead. Join leading local experts as they share common experiences and trending topics including Building a Family Legacy, Transformational Growth and Passing the Family Torch.

The SCMWDP is among OMA’s network of Ohio’s

2ND ANNUAL Nash Family Event & Conference Center Pro Football Hall of Fame SAVE THE DATE!


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O P E N I N G O C T O B E R 2 0 2 2 Manufacturing Innovation, Technology and Job Center I N D U S T R Y 4 . 0 T E C H N O L O G I E S S T A R T U P M A N U F A C T U R I N G S P A C E S E N G I N E E R I N G S U P P O R T W O R K F O R C E E N G A G E M E N T A C T I V I T I E S J O B C O N C I E R G E S T E M - T H E M E D P A R K & P L A Y G R O U N D F E A T U R I N G : Manufacturing is Northeast Ohio's proud past, present and future. The Center was designed to support manufacturers in all ways, from technology to talent to targeted marketing. For additional information regarding MAGNET’s new Manufacturing Innovation, Technology and Job Center, please contact Janelle Lee at 513 257 5338 or

FEATURED ENTREE: Small cheese pizza with a side salad or Chicken Chef Wednesday, September 21 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Registration at 11:00 am) La Pizzaria, 3656 Dressler Rd., Canton, OH www.CantonChamber.orgRegister$20/members,44718$30/non-membersbySeptember14at Local talent. Certified public accountants (CPAs) and business advisors personally invested in the success of your business.

Join us for the AultCare QuickConnect Networking Luncheon on September 21, featuring Cyrus Ausar. His topic is “Grow into Greatness” and he will share his journey from taking on his parents’ roles at 13 and later learning his destiny is to help others find the greatness within themselves.


Cyrus is an expert in depression and suicide prevention. To date he has raised over six-million dollars for non-profit organizations. He is the youngest recipient of the United Way’s Emerging Philanthropy Award and the Daymond Mumford Humanitarian Award, selected through his peers’ votes. He’s authored three books, two workbooks, received numerous public speaking awards, and has inspired thousands of youth worldwide through social media. In honor of his mental health awareness efforts, Cyrus was presented his own holiday by city officials in his hometown of Massillon, Ohio. He has also opened (Greatness Cafe) an Award-Winning Mental Health Cafe. Quick Connect attendees have the opportunity to obtain business leads through enjoyable networking activities at an event that has built a reputation as one of the most energetic lead producing sessions in Stark County. You’ll hear compelling speakers, meet new business contacts and enjoy a delicious lunch. As a member, if you bring a door prize valued at $15 or more, you’ll even star in your very own 30 second commercial to promote your business! Please contact Ashley Winter at or (330) 456-7253 if you are interested.

FEATURING CYRUS AUSAR AultCare QuickConnect Canton National330.966.9400expertise.

How Much - or Little -


• Most members are lifelong learners and often learn from conversations with clients.

• They enjoy seeing a client’s eyes shine more brightly when he or she sees more clearly the path to success.

• They enjoy camaraderie with fellow mentors.

• They like giving back to the commu nity at large.

• Retired members enjoy staying con nected to the business world without being immersed in it.



The Canton Regional Chapter serves small businesses in Stark, Tuscarawas, Holmes, Carroll and Harrison counties.

Do Know About

The chapter’s office is in the Jackson Town ship Administrative Offices, 5735 Wales Ave NW, Massillon OH 44646.

For more information on the chapter’s ser vices, upcoming workshops or on becoming a volunteer counselor, phone 330-451-6509 or email or visit its website at

Recently the chapter held its 14th annual client recognition event that honors suc cessful SCORE clients.

In addition to providing counsel, the chap ter offers workshops – 47 last year – on a variety of topics including cash manage ment, social media marketing, franchising and SCOREmore.mentors cite several reasons for enjoying membership in the organization.

The Canton Regional Chapter was estab lished in 1980 as a branch of the Akron Chapter and became a stand-alone chap ter in 1990. Today it includes some 48 sea soned executives. Together they possess experience in a broad range of industries and provide expertise in virtually every aspect of successfully running a business – accounting, finance, human resources, international importing and exporting, manufacturing, marketing, advertising, branding, supply chain management, banking, law, sales, training, public rela tions, engineering, retail, tax and so on.

Headquartered in suburban, Washing ton, D.C., and founded in 1964, today SCORE is some 11,000 volunteer coun selors in more than 250 chapters in all 50 states. Its volunteers are a mix of retired and current employees. The chapter also welcomes new volunteer members who have a desire to counsel small businesses and enjoy giving back to the community at large. SCORE provides counsel to small business es – both start-ups and existing, both forprofit and non-profit. All SCORE counseling is free and confidential.

11 ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT Presented by Platinum Title Sponsor: For information: Contact Amilah Johnson Williams (330 458 2083) FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 The Quarry Golf Club 5650 Quarry Lake Drive Canton, Ohio 44730 $90 per golfer 8:00am check in * 9:00am Shotgun Start Grab n Go Lunch at the turn Silent Auction & 50/50 Raffle Drawing Dinner reception of Awards & Prizes REGISTER TODAY Complete the attached Sponsorship & Registration Form and submit it along with a check to: Stark County Minority Business Association, Inc. 222 Market Ave N Canton, Ohio 44702 Attn: Amilah Johnson Williams Register and Pay Online SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE Established in 2008, the Stark County Minority Business Association (SCMBA) is a 501(C) (3) organization comprised of local business and community leaders, Chamber of Commerce members and others striving to strengthen and sustain Stark County as a great place to live and work. Our goal is to enhance economic growth, job creation and quality of life for everyone in Stark County by assisting the development of minority owned businesses through training, collaboration, networking and expanding business opportunities. 2022

Amy Wise, Early Childhood Resource Center, Regional Coordinator




Mandi Larson, Akron Children’s Hospital, Operations Manager

Principal Stephanie


Nasheka Combs-Lemon, Strengthening Stark,


Julie Abiecunas, Executive

Regional Director Dr.

Carrilyn E. Long, Walsh University, Director of Multicultural Affairs

Career Connect Engagement Manager

Matthew White II, Siffrin, Director of CIS and Transportation


Executive Director

Adriana Lucia Cirese, Area Military & Veterans Center,

Shannon McMahon Williams, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, Program Officer

Elizabeth Good Knutson, Aultman Hospital,

Paul Hugon, The Timken Company, Sr. Manager Strategic Projects

Dan Lowmiller, Stark County Educational Service Center,Executive Director of Teaching, Learning, and Community Partnerships


Timothy Gray, For Ohio’s Graduates, Business Engagement and Community Outreach Specialist

Allison Gromofsky, Visit Canton --Stark County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Promotions & Grants Manager

Christian McCauley, Akron-Canton Airport, Marketing & Communication Manager

Enrollment Management

Megan Chastek, Stark County Family Court,



Probation Officer

Travis Johns, Employers Health, VP, Solutions

Revenue Accounting Dan

Center, Director Jennifer

Canton Regional Area Health

Patient Experience Officer

Robert Garner, Insurance and Financial Services, President/Agent Good, University of Mount Union, Assistant Director of Human Resources and Systems


Michael Koutsis, TimkenSteel, Product Manager


Megan Del Corso, Stark Library, Development and Services Director


Kayla Householder, IES Infrastructure Solutions, Marketing & Contract Manager

Milistine Tatum, Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority, Director, Resident Services


Amy Hopkins, FirstEnergy Corp, External Affairs Consultant

JR Reindel, Jackson Local Schools, Principal, Sauder Elementary John Richard, Stark Education Partnership, President Richards, PNC, Senior Vice President, Marketing

Michael Holt, Cleveland Clinic Mercy Medical Center, Director of Finance

Rebecca Coneglio, Walsh University, Vice President of

Dr. Sarah Fiddler, Stark State College, Assistant Director, Heidi Freshour, Charitable Pharmacy, LPN-BC,

Patrick Lysaght, Marathon Petroleum Co., Maintenance Manager

JRC, Chief

Ryan Lepley, Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems, Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Erin McGaughey, Schauer Group, Inc., Manager Phillips, StarkFresh, Executive Director

Please join us in

District Executive Director Michael


Michelle Hunt, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Senior Director of

Karen Abel Jepsen, Education Anderson, YMCA of Central Stark County, Bankovich, Williams,


Operations Supervisor

12 Congratulations! 36TH LSC SIGNATURE CLASS

Bethany Dolak, Diebold Nixdorf, Salesforce Business Consultant


Lee Swinehart, ICAN Housing, Executive Manager

Matthew Ziders, Jackson Local Schools, Jackson High School Assistant Principal


Clayton Popik, SARTA, Director of Development & Special Projects

Communications Director


Brock Hutchison, Louisville Public Library, Library Director

Matt Belair, The Kenan Advantage Group Inc., Sr Director, Brophy, Huntington Bank, SVP, Bank Nicole Bush, Canton City Schools, School Cargill, Stark Library,



Executive Assistant

Andrew Ziegler, Fifth Third Bank, VP, Middle-Market Commercial Relationship Manager welcoming the 36th Leadership Stark County Signature Class! are excited for their journey and to experience the impact they will have on Stark County.


13 At your location or ours, we’ve got you covered. AultWorks Occupational Medicine specializes in treating work-related injuries and illnesses. We are certified by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Our services include: • Injury Care • Drug and Alcohol Screenings • DOT and FAA Physicals • Pre-placement Physicals • Random Management Programs Canton 330-491-9675 Alliance 330-823-8864 Orrville 330-684-4767 GiveConnectBack Alumni will be given a tour of Refuge of Hope facility, volunteer for dinner service, and end the evening networking at Grapes in a Glass. LSC Alumni are invited to GIVE BACK + CONNECT Friday, September 30 3:30 – 6:30 pm

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There’s so many organizations, large and small, to get involved with. Whether it’s sitting on boards, volunteering, building a connection to more professionals. There truly is something for everyone in Stark. It’s a great place to dive into the workforce as a tight-knit community. What would attract more YPs to Stark County? More nightlife. I know there’s some infrequent events at night, but my free time is mostly nights and weekends, so those more social, evening events are what we’re looking for.

Name: Alysha Davis

I think it’s important to highlight and welcome the emerging professionals in the community. Networks are a huge part of most careers, so building your connections to various people and organizations across the county that I live and work in is valuable.


What would you share to encourage other people to join?

The connections made and lessons learned as a young professional will stick with you for life. People love helping out young, emerging professionals because we are the ones who will eventually be at the top in their positions. Did you grow up in Stark? If so, where? If not, where did you move from and why? I have lived in Stark county my whole life. Why do you stay in Stark County, from both a personal and professional point of view? I stay because it’s familiar, there’s everything I need around me in the county, and it’s the perfect small city where there’s always parking, but big events are still taking place.

What do you do in the evenings or on the weekends for fun in Stark County or NE Ohio? I love attending local events. Farmers markets, concerts, and bars with my friends. Could you see yourself spending your lifetime in Stark County and if not, what would cause you to leave?

What do you like MOST about Stark County?

I envision. myself in Stark County for a lifetime. It’s close to all of my family, plenty of opportunity for working, great family fun environment throughout the whole county. I feel like I would only leave to escape the winter weather, not a huge fan of the snow! sponsored by:

Occupation/Title/Place of work: Social Media Manager, The University of Mount Union Age: 25 Why are you interested in Stark County’s Young Professionals initiative?

I love that there’s everything to do here. There lots of land in some corners, city feel in another corner, and it’s not far from the major cities of Cleveland or Columbus. It’s a small town feel, with big town entertainment options. What would you change about Stark County if you could? The potholes, and construction, LOL. What do you see as valuable opportunities for YPs in Stark County when it comes to career opportunities, cultural access, leadership or community involvement opportunities?


Alysha Davis

16 You’re invited to the Stark County Firefighters Recognition and Fire Prevention Week Kickoff Breakfast. During the Breakfast we will be recog nizing firefighters from local fire departments for their hard work and dedication. Also, being rec ognized will be a 4th Grade County essay contest winner and a 3rd Grade coloring contest winner. Please join us in honoring our local firefighters! Want to donate the cost of seats or a table to those being recognized? Contact Ashley Winter at (330) 456-7253 or donate tickets online below. Stark County Firefighters Recognition & Prevention Breakfast Wednesday, October 12 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. First Christian Church 6900 Market Ave N, Canton, OH FIRE PREVENTION WEEK KICKOFF BREAKFAST Firefighters Recognition & Taking care of people is at the hear t of everything we do. At Sedgwick, caring Cantoncounts.®Regional Chamber has partnered with Sedgwick to help you lower your Ohio workers’ compensation premium. Ready to learn how much you can save? Complete our online evaluation form at:


The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

and AultCare have partnered together to offer a healthcare plan for the small business community through a Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement (MEWA). The MEWA was developed to provide additional options and to help control the costs of healthcare benefits. Medically underwritten MEWA rates may provide a less expensive option than a smaller community rated plan obtained under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This plan is available for small group employers with less than 50 employees. For Chamber Membership information call 330-456-7253. For healthcare or health fund information, contact your independent Broker or your AultCare Representative. All AultCare health plan quote proposals include commission, unless otherwise specified. Eligible Employers • Under 50 eligible employees • 75% minimum participation requirement • 50% minimum employer contribution for single coverage • Member in good standing with the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Benefit Plan Options • 16 plan options » Traditional co-pay plans » Consumer Driven Health CompatibleSavingsPlans/HealthAccount(HSA) » Dental coverage as an ancillary benefit Product Overview • Small group coverage • Self-funded plan with fixed monthly payments • Vision coverage included • Groups are not subject to ACA community rating • Benefits administered by AultCare • AultCare Provider 7406/21

Full service automobile repair services. We offer affordable and reliable service for all your automotive needs.

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

Batteries Plus Power it. Light it. Fix it. We repair phones and tablets; cut and

program car key fobs; and offer a variety of lighting for both commercial and home use. We offer smart home lighting with the largest selection of every day and specialty batteries, automotive batteries and accessories. Creative Floats (FLOAT BUILDER) Mark Aksterowicz 1669 Johnstown Road NE Dover, OH 44622 (330) www.creativefloats.comAksterowicz@roadrunner.com432-3449 We have a complete line of parade float rentals and specialize in custom floats built for your festival and parades. We provide delivery and setup. Over 40 years combined experience in building & maintaining professionally built parade floats. Many floats available w/music. We customizes floats for your parade. Dayton Excavating and Repair Service, LLC (EXCAVATING & TRUCK REPAIR) Tim Dayton, Owner 8503 Clover Rd. NE Salineville, OH 43945 (330) Tdayton41969@gmail.com738-6031 Full service excavating services including grading, excavation and drainage services. We also service trucks as well. Kern Creative Design Associates, LLC (GRAPHIC DESIGN, WEB DESIGN, RussellMARKETING)Kern, Owner/Creative Director 3501 Ramsgate St. NW North Canton, OH 44720 (330) www.kerncreativedesign.comruss@kerncreativedesign.com687-6116 We help brands make noise to increase awareness and promote sales. Kern Creative Design offers affordable, graphic design, illustration and web services to medium and small sized businesses in northeastern Ohio and surrounding states. With over 30 years of small-business and Fortune 500 experience, there is literally no job that is too large or too small for us to handle. Get in touch today to see how we can make noise together.


Like a hawk circles and assesses its nest for danger, we will assess the vulnerabilities of your network and make sure they are properly secured. We will assess and secure all your back doors and inventory all of your devices, and we will do physical inspections on all devices. We ensure the client network (the nest) is secure, protected from any and all vulnerabilities, like a mother hawk places herself between danger and her young, we place ourselves between your IT systems and prying eyes. Our experienced team is available for speaking on cybersecurity to your organization or group as well.

Akron Symphony Orchestra


Astoria (IT – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY) Nate Sheen, President 950 South Sawburg, Suite B Alliance, OH 44601 (330) www.Trustastoria.comnate@trustastoria.com680-6002

Batteries Plus Canton (RETAIL STORES) Rushil Patel, Owner 4652 Belden Village St. NW Canton, OH 44718 (234) www.batteriesplus.comRushil.patel@batteriesplus.com360-3100

For more than 60 years, the Akron Symphony Orchestra has been a driving musical force throughout the Greater Akron area. Widely recognized for musical excellence and performance versatility, the Akron Symphony Orchestra is committed to enhancing the quality of life of our community through educational and musical excellence. The Akron Symphony Orchestra is operated by the Greater Akron Musical Association, Inc. (GAMA). GAMA’s vision is to be embraced and sustained as a community treasure that provides a welcoming environment for all people to experience great music. This vision is realized by operating the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Akron Youth Orchestras, Akron Symphony Chorus, and numerous special outreach and educational programs.

Autoworks Collision Center of Strasburg Inc. (AUTO GarrettREPAIR)Jacobs, Owner 777 South Wooster Ave. Strasburg, OH 44680 (330) jacobs@autoworkscci.com878-4223

Jen(SYMPHONIES)Walencik,Director of Marketing 92 N. Main Street Akron, OH 44308 (330) www.AkronSymphony.orgjen@akronsymphony.org988-2836

Jeffrey Brest, President 205 Bostic Blvd. SW Massillon, OH 44647 (330) www.ohiodrilling.companyjbrest@ohiodrilling.company832-1521

Chris Owens, President 5219 Deis Hill Rd. Dover, OH 44622 (330) www.owensimplement.comowensimplement@neohio.twcbc.com343-5708



Water well drilling; Pump sales and service. We help many companies with their water supply, including chemical companies, steel industry, and hydraulic fracturing. Existing wells onsite can be maintained to keep a long life. We are happy to serve all of your water well and pump needs.

wide range of uncompromising tooling, precision parts and assemblies – for companies both large and small. Over the years, we’ve


Owens Implements Inc. (EQUIPMENT SALES & SERVICE)

Your leading provider of agricultural and outdoor power equipment. Our friendly and experienced staff will be happy to help you with all of your equipment needs. service shop is equipped 50 years experience. Machine Inc. (MACHINE SHOPS)

For over 40 years, PRO Machine, Inc. has provided a been

Wayne Sanford, President 1517 Bergold Ave. SW Canton, OH 44710 (330)

20 NEW MEMBERS Miller Core II, Inc. (MANUFACTURER – SAND CORE) Mary Combs, Administrative Assistant 9823 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Beach City, OH 44608 (330) www.millercore2.comoffice@millercore2.com359-0500 We utilize several key established production processes in the foundry sand core industry to produce our cores. We serve both small and large original equipment manufacturer (OEM) suppliers filling orders from one or two pieces up to very large quantities. We follow a rigorous packaging method in shipping. No-H2o Akron/Canton GinRoc Inc. (AUTO CARE – MOBILE DETAILING) Douglas Ross, Owner/President 7644 Rolling Green Ave. NW Massillon, OH 44646 (330) 803-6260 or (330) 309-1318 I wanted to find a business to build with my sons Gino and Rocco, that included a purposed based mission. Our search led us to No-H2O waterless car wash and detailing. Gino’s love of cars and the environmental friendly aspect of No-H2O made this a great match. We save 35 gallons of water each wash and detail, using biodegradable no-scratch solutions. The service is convenience driven for customers and businesses using cutting edge technology. My goal is to work with my sons, build a successful business with a positive impact for their lifetime. Along the way I want to teach them about business and have fun together. Being connected to our community is very important to us.

to repair your agricultural or lawn and garden equipment.

at the forefront of machine tool technological developments. We’ve built a solid reputation on helping our customers. Certified ISO 9001:2015 Shoemaker Custom Apparel (ADVERTISING SPECIALTIES – PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS – BRANDED APPAREL) Tyler Shoemaker, President 4663 US Route 62 Millersburg, OH 44654 (330) www.shoemakercustomapparel.comtyler@shoemakercustomapparel.com231-5751 Custom screen printing, embroidery, heat transfer and promotional items. We are a small business with big ambitions. Our vision is to build a business that positively impacts our customers, our employees, and our economy. We provide a level of service like nowhere else! W & W Transport Inc. (TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS) Jerry and Chris Weaver, Owners Kendra Yoder, Secretary 2236 US Rt. 62 Winesburg, OH 44690 (330) www.wandwtransport.comkendra@wandwtransport.com359-1021 Full service transport company serving all 48 states. Our transport professionals are experienced and certified for all transports. Our services include state transportation, flatbeds, step decks, removable goose necks, vans, regional bulk and regional hot shot service.


21 NEW MEMBERS Wellmore Centre (COUNSELING – MENTAL HEALTH & New204MarkSUBSTANCE)Welty,OwnerSecondSt.NEPhiladelphia,OH 44663 (234) www.wellmorecentre.commwelty@wellmorecentre.com801-2469 At the Wellmore Centre, we are dedicated to help improve the lives of those who suffer from problems related to addiction, trauma and other behavioral health concerns. The Wellmore Centre has compassionate, caring therapists who initiate clinical services by completing a thorough assessment and designing a comprehensive treatment program specific for each client. Our unique office setting and personalized approach to healing focuses on the whole person. A philosophy of harm reduction and personal wellness guides our client-centered approach. A 900 Year Catholic Tradition of Excellence 60 Traditional Undergraduate Programs Online Degree Completion for Working Adults Graduate and Doctorate Programs Certificate Programs Skilled Technical Workforce Training Upskill Your Workforce *3-day Online Custom Training Workshops USDAT NCREMENTUM WALSH UNIVERSITY 4.92x4.88_Booster ad_22.indd 1 7/15/22 8:48 AM • Office • Retail • Medical • Industrial • Investments • Management • Development • Site Acquisition • 1031 Exchanges 4065 Fulton Dr NW, Canton, OH 44718 330-498-4400 1985Est. Tim 330-495-0600PresidentPutman Wick 330-495-0601Broker,HartungV.P. Jim 330-417-9034AgentBednar Top 10 Commercial Real Estate Brokers in NE Ohio Top 10 in Sales & Leasing in NE Ohio Our team has over 125 years of collective experience! Spencer330-936-0276AgentHartungSaylor 330-495-8292AgentPutmanPhone: 330.499.6000 Fax: Northwww.bakerfirm.com499.6423400SouthMainSt.Canton,Ohio44720ATTORNEYSATLAW

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Gervasi spirits are available to enjoy at all GV Destination restaurants and can be purchased to take home from The Still House, The Crush House, and The Market place Gift Shop.

Gervasi Vineyard’s distillery integrates technical innovation and traditionalism to produce quality spirits that are rooted in their company’s mission, vision and values. With the popularity of bourbon, Gervasi was looking to create distinc tion and differentiation in their bourbon product while respecting the traditional expectations in character. They saw an opportunity to integrate their wine and bourbon crafts through the use of their decommissioned wine barrels to finish aging the bourbon.

“Between the opening of our Alliance office and the announcement of 415 Ac cess, we’re grateful to be adding incred ible talent to our team,” said 415 Group Managing Partner Rich Craig. “As we help Northeast Ohio businesses grow, we real ized we needed to grow along with them. I’m excited to welcome these new team members to the firm.”

Those joining the IT department include: Christopher Enos, Remote Services Technician

Gervasi Vineyard was awarded Best of Class Whiskey for their Wine Barrel Bourbon at the 2022 Finger Lakes Interna tional Wine & Spirits Competition. The competition was held in Rochester, NY, and around 2,500 entries from 10 countries and 43 states were submitted. Expert judges included the most influen tial people in the wine and spirits industry, including distillers, owners, and consul tants of the spirits industry.

The companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 have not only been successful, but have also demonstrated resilience amid sup ply chain woes, labor shortages, and the ongoing impact of Covid-19.

Gervasi Vineyard produces a notable range of spirits on site in their state-ofthe-art distillery. Gervasi produces Small Batch Vodka, Sinner’s Blush (Rosé Vodka), Small Batch Gin, Saint’s Desire (Blood Orange Gin), Wine Barrel Bourbon, Brandy Cask Bourbon, Rum Barrel Bourbon, Maple Cask Bourbon, Spiced Rum, Blu Liqueur, Citro Liqueur, and Giava Liqueur.

Kory worked part-time at Hall Kistler while completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting at Kent State University. After graduating, he joined the tax department as a full-time staff accountant in May 2022. After graduating in May 2022 with a Bach elor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Mount Union and interning with Hall Kistler for two tax seasons, Court ney joined the firm full-time in July 2022.

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Molson Coors have extended their partnership through a multiyear deal that adds Hall of Fame Village. Under their agreement, Molson Coors and the Pro Football Hall of Fame will work together on national advertising cam paigns, consumer promotions, retail point of sale displays, packaging and other initiatives featuring the Hall of Fame and its’s primary brands, Coors Light and Miller Lite, will be featured at events surrounding Enshrinement Week, the upcoming 2022 Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic over Labor Day Weekend and at other Hall of Fame-driven events such as “Best Football Day Ever” this fall.

The duties of this position include quar terly reporting, reviewing and signing the Society’s Federal and State Income Tax Returns, and serving on the Budget and Finance Committee and the Annual Convention Committee.. 415 Group, announced nine new hires. Both the accounting and IT departments added three team members, and 415 Ac cess—the firm’s division that provides a virtual accounting solution for small- and medium-sized businesses—added three team members as well.

Pioneer Coffee Roasters is proud to announce we brought medals back to Canton from the biggest coffee roasting competition in the world! We competed against 703 coffees from all over the Northern Hemisphere including Europe, America, and Canada. Our coffees were tasted by the top judges in the coffee world, including people from Australia, Scandinavia, and all across the Americas. Our coffees won silver and three bronze medals in various categories includ ing espresso, filter, and milk. Overall, we scored as one of the top 10 roasters in the Northern Hemisphere! Our silver medal qualifies us to compete in the world series roast-off, hosted in Hawaii in late Novem ber. We are so grateful for the opportunity to represent Stark county on a global level!

Joining the accounting team are: Alivia Trbovich, Audit Associate Julie Spadone, ParaprofessionalAccounting Ameer Salem, ParaprofessionalAccounting

Hall, Kistler welcomes Staff Accountants Kory Arner, Wendy Warner and Courtney Snyder Wendy joins Hall Kistler after spending several years as a bookkeeper in various industries. She is a certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor specializing in client bookkeeping, payroll, financial state ments, and spreadsheets.

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For more information about True Hire, visit True Hire’s headquar ters is located at 11366 Cleveland Avenue Northeast in Uniontown, Ohio, about 5 miles northeast of I-77 and 4650 Hills and Dales Road, Suite 320 in Canton, Ohio.

Today, Inc. revealed that Ohio background check company True Hire is No. 3996 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most pres tigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent businesses.

Finally, those joining 415 Access are: Tyler Geraghty, Senior Financial Analyst Beth Hall, Client Advisory Services Associate Mary Monaghan, Senior Financial Analyst

Additionally, Sandra Orcutt has been elected Treasurer for the Ohio State Soci ety of Enrolled Agents for two consecutive years starting July 2022.


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