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Vintage Canton A GRAPE EVENING DOWNTOWN The Canton Development Partnership, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber, will host its annual Vintage Canton event on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. along Central Plaza North in downtown Canton. Vintage Canton is a sophisticated downtown gathering, offering distinctive center city charm alongside live music, vibrant art exhibits and, of course, quality local wine and wine from around the world. The event gives guests the chance to relax and unwind while enjoying wine from local wineries, delicacies from downtown and greater Canton eateries and memorable live music. This year Vintage Canton will continue to bring the very best wines and will offer quality microbrews in the Beer Garden. (continued on page 11)

50 years worth of thanks for the 50th Anniversary Celebration INSIDE: Oil & Gas Monthly Update.................................... 3 Stir After Hours................................................... 4 AultCare Fast Break Breakfast.............................. 5 Community Salute Nominations.......................... 6 Utica Summit 2014.............................................. 8 Small Business Convention.................................. 9 4th Street Concert Series..................................... 9 50th Anniversary Celebration Day...................... 11 Enshrinement Festival Winners..................... 12-13 Leadership Stark County 27th Class.................... 14 Encounter Bus Tour............................................ 15 Leadership Stark County Promotion................... 15 ystark! Monthly Meet-Up................................... 16 YP Profile.......................................................... 17 ystark! PerplexCity!........................................... 18 ystark! Night Glo............................................... 18 Safety Council Fire Prevention Breakfast............ 20 Safety Expo....................................................... 21 Advantage Canton Funding Partners.................. 23 New Members................................................... 25 BizBitz.............................................................. 26 September Calendar.......................................... 27

For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival events in Canton. My earliest memories are of watching the parade from 12th Street. And yet, my favorite events have changed with my age. In later years it was the Enshrinement Ceremony. College years’ memories of HOF festivities were the bands at the Ribs Burnoff, and now, during my professional career, I’ve been lead to enjoy the Fashion Show Luncheon and Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner. No matter which event is your favorite, one thing is constant across them all: the volunteers at the Hall and the Chamber are passionate about making it a first class experience. From my many different seats over the year I have been able to count on the volunteers and staff at the Chamber and Hall to consistently put together great entertainment. This year I had the opportunity to see the festival from a different vantage point—behind the scenes. I have never enjoyed myself more. (continued on page two)

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CHAIRMEN THANKS Sept. 2013 - Volume XLV - No. 9

Chairmen Thanks ... (continued from cover) As much as I have always appreciated everyone’s hard work, I have come to appreciate it even more this year. I saw first hand how hard our volunteers and staff worked, how passionate they were about every detail. I asked a volunteer “why do you do this with such passion and dedication year after year?” Anne’s reply to me was simple: “Because I am proud of my community and I want others to see how wonderful it is.”

Karen M. Brenneman Managing Partner, Hall, Kistler & Company LLP Chairman Dennis P. Saunier President & CEO Jess Bennett Editor & Director of Marketing Denise Burton Director of Membership and Sales Advertising Sales / Action 330.458.2067

Yes! I couldn’t agree more. So I want to offer my personal thanks to those who made us shine in this 50th anniversary year: Joe Halter, festival chairman, Denny Saunier, president and CEO of the Canton Regional Chamber, Joanne Murray, director of the Enshrinement Festival, along with the Chamber and Hall of Fame staff, the many chairmen who led our committees, and those serving on them—all 4,200 of you. Thank you for your commitment to and pride in our community.

Sarah Lutz Graphics Manager Karen Brenneman 2013 Chairman of the Board Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

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OIL AND GAS UPDATE

DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Oil & Gas Developments Monthly Report by David Kaminski, Director of Energy and Public Affairs

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

As you may know, we see 2013 as an important year for the midstream buildout in the Utica Shale, and we have shown that importance through our midstream business development seminar earlier this year. The midstream network of pipelines and processing plants are needed to bring energy to market. Energy production should increase as those channels to market are opened.

Fractionating basically involves manipulating the temperature and pressure of the gas so that the various components of shale gas separate from each other. The plant runs the gas through a series of heating and condensing towers so that each gas component is separated from the mix. First, the methane is separated from the rest, then the ethane is drawn off, then propane, then butane and isobutane.

The Blue Racer gas fractionating plant in Natrium, W.Va., is one enormous piece of that midstream network. Blue Racer is a joint venture between Caiman Energy and Dominion, parent of Dominion East Ohio. Recently, we had a chance to tour the Natrium plant courtesy of Dominion friends in Canton and Cleveland.

The separated energy products can be shipped out of Natrium by railroad tanker, by truck, and eventually by Ohio River barge.

Natrium is on the Ohio River, a little more than an hour south of Steubenville. It is not the only energy plant on that section of the Ohio River, but it is the newest. Fractionating is a process that separates the various components in the Utica’s natural gas by heating and condensing the gas in a series of condensing towers. They look much like the towers at Marathon Petroleum’s Canton refinery, though perhaps not as tall. According to Dominion, nearly 1,000 skilled workers erected 1,100 tons of structural steel, poured 14,000 cubic yards of concrete, routed 36 miles of piping and strung 227 miles of wire, and made 34,700 welds.

Vice Chairman - John A. Murphy, Jr. Day Ketterer Ltd. Vice Chairman - William C. Shivers Huntington Bank Treasurer - D. William Allen Pro Football Hall of Fame Immediate Past Chairman - Rick L. Haines AultCare President & CEO - Dennis P. Saunier Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Corporate Secretary - Steven J. Katz Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

While this fractionating plant is operating, land is being prepared on the site to expand the facility so that a second fractionating plant can be constructed. It would give Natrium the ability to handle 400 million cubic feet of gas per day. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

This is but one example of the midstream infrastructure being built to bring the Utica energy to market. But it is an excellent example of the many billions of dollars being invested in bringing Utica energy to market.

Katrina Barton Westfield Belden Village

Judith E. Barnes Lancaster Attorney At Law

Bruce Blaise Kenan Advantage Group

Bradley R. McKain Marathon Petroleum Company, LP

Thomas E. Cecconi Mercy Medical Center R. Eric Dellapina FirstMerit Bank N.A.

David Kaminski Director of Energy and Public Affairs (330) 458-2059 davidk@cantonchamber.org

Mark Fleiner LG Fuel Cell Systems

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

Keith Fuller Chesapeake Energy Corp.

Mark J. Samolczyk Stark Community Foundation

Jerry Gilin Diebold Inc.

William C. Shivers Huntington Bank

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

Paul E. Siegfried Siegfried Enterprises Inc.

Dominion transmits gas from various Utica wells to the 3-million-squarefoot plant at Natrium, which can receive 200 million cubic feet of natural gas per day and fractionate 36,000 barrels of natural gas liquids per day.

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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

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UPCOMING EVENTS STIR MEETS T-SQUARE September Stir After Hours at SōL Harris/Day Architecture This month’s Stir After Hours on Thursday, Sept. 26, will show guests the power of the t-square with a trip to the beautiful new home of SōL Harris/Day Architecture. SōL Harris/Day’s mission is to design for people and design for life. During your visit this month you’ll see that mission in action on a tour of the energy efficient, collaboration-ready building designed with minimal environmental impact and loads of natural light.

Note: Please park in the Gander Mountain Parking Lot and cross Frank Ave. carefully. Thursday, Sept. 26 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. SōL Harris Day 6677 Frank Ave NW in North Canton Cost: Free RSVP by Sept. 24

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The evening will include tours of the facility, corn hole games outside and complimentary beverages and food provided by BAM Healthy Cuisine. Guests will have a chance to win gift cards from SōL Harris/Day clients. For over 40 years, the midsize architectural and construction services firm has provided services in the educational, commercial, corporate, industrial, healthcare and residential markets throughout Ohio and beyond. SōL Harris/Day services include architecture, interior design, architectural construction, preservation and sustainability. SōL, the Latin word for sun, represents light and life and symbolizes the formalization of a new architectural design process. The SōL experience, in which the human element is the foundation of design, allows the company to design buildings where “form follows people.”  Formalizing the process is critical to ensure that people remain at the heart of every project. The Canton Regional Chamber’s FREE Stir After Hours will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at SōL Harris/Day Architecture (located at 6677 Frank Ave. NW in North Canton). Registrations for this free event can be made online at CantonChamber.org or by calling Monique Thompson-Kennedy at (330) 458-2070. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS Vocalize & Mobilize! How to Add Spark to Your Speaking September AultCare Fast Break Breakfast featuring Maureen Zappala If you have ever had to give a presentation, deliver a speech or make a toast, you are familiar with something that terrifies most of the population: public speaking. But it doesn’t need to be so scary. When you learn some simple techniques, you can begin to get over that fear and become not only more comfortable with public speaking, but even really good at it.  At the Sept. 13 AultCare Fast Break Breakfast, award wining speaker, author and presentation coach Maureen Zappala, will teach you a thing or three about how to throttle up your speaking skills.

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, Sept. 13 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 Sept. 11

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A New York City native, Zappala relocated to Cleveland in 1983, employed by NASA’s Lewis Research Center after graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in mechanical engineering. She left in 1997 to pursue other interests including direct sales, fitness instruction and motherhood. Now as a professional speaker and owner of High Altitude Strategies, she challenges organizations to “push the envelope” of their own expectations, so they can propel their teams to peak performance. Beyond this important segment of the program, Fast Break attendees have the opportunity to obtain business leads through enjoyable networking activities at an event that has built a reputation as one of the most energetic leadproducing sessions around.

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UPCOMING EVENTS Chamber seeks nominations for the 2013 Community Salute Awards Each year, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce recognizes the area’s unsung heroes at the Community Salute Awards by honoring select individuals, corporations, businesses and organizations for outstanding contributions to the greater Canton community. This year’s awards dinner will take place Wednesday, Nov. 5, at The University Center at Kent State at Stark. Nominations for this prestigious award are due by Monday, Sept. 9. Chamber members are invited to submit nominees online at www.CantonChamber.org. Nomination forms are also available by calling the Chamber at (330) 458-2073 or by emailing event manager Whitney J. Prather at whitneyp@ cantonchamber.org. Awards are presented in two categories, the Award of Merit and the Award of Appreciation. Awards of Merit are awarded to single individuals for continuous civic activities and dedication that goes beyond business or professional responsibilities.

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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.

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

Individuals in Chamber of Commerce work: the winner must consistently and for an extended period, have demonstrated outstanding performance on the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, producing benefits to the civic or business community.

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

The 2013 Community Salute Awards will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and award presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50. Visit www.CantonChamber.org for more information, to nominate outstanding individuals and businesses in our community, or to register.

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UPCOMING EVENTS UTICA SUMMIT 2014: The next step in Oil and Gas advocacy Join us at Utica 2014, a summit of business leaders to envision a future where natural gas is a competitive transportation fuel, and where manufacturing, plastics and chemicals grow in an environment rich with Utica energy. The daylong event brings 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 its raw product to create industrial and consumer goods. On Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center, leading industry experts are convening in Canton, The Utica Capital, for high-level conversation on the end use of Utica resources, including natural gas for commercial transportation and for manufacturing, as well as natural gas liquids for the chemical and plastics industry.

Speakers (to date) include: •

Jim Umpleby, Group President, Caterpillar, Inc.

David Mustine, Managing Director for Energy, Chemicals and Polymers, JobsOhio

Michael Birk, Senior National Fleet Sustainability Manager, Frito-Lay North America

Roe East, General Manager, On-Highway Natural Gas Business, Cummins Inc.

Kirt Conrad, Executive Director, Stark Area Regional Transit Authority

Tom Gellrich, President, TopLine Analytics of Philadelphia

Peter Molinaro, ‎Vice President, North America Government Affairs, The Dow Chemical Company

Our ambition is to become the place where Utica business leaders come to think about transforming the economy through shale energy.

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Who Should Attend? § Based on past events we anticipate approximately 400 attendees from mid-market companies, government entities and educational institutions. § 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. Utica Summit 2014 is presented by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Repository, with production assistance from Joe Barone of ShaleDirectories. com, and made possible by presenting sponsor J.P. Morgan Chase.

Sponsorship Opportunities Utica Summit offers one-of-a-kind industry exposure and several sponsorship levels are still available beginning at $3,500. For more information, visit UticaSummit.com or contact David Kaminski, director of energy and public affairs, at davidk@cantonchamber.org or (330) 458-2059. Wednesday, Oct. 23 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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

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UPCOMING EVENTS 2013 Small Business Convention Register today for the Small Business Convention—the largest gathering of small businesses in the Midwest.

• Workshops: Choose from more than 50 educational opportunities in a variety of subjects, from marketing to finance.

The Small Business Convention (SBC), presented by COSE and cosponsored by the Canton Regional Chamber, will inspire you to take your business to the next level through motivating speakers and educational workshops, providing both the tools and knowledge to make your vision a reality. Registration is now open so don’t delay!

• Networking: Connect with your peers, share experience and meet potential clients. SBC hosts a variety of networking opportunities, from beer tastings and celebrity chef dinners to bowling or yoga.

This one-of-a-kind experience includes:\ • Keynote speakers: Get inspired by influential speakers, including Brian Scudamore, founder and CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK and Anat Baron, former head of Mike’s Hard Lemonade, who grew the company into a $200 million business in three years.

• Exhibitors: With more than 80 exhibitors that serve small businesses, SBC is a onestop opportunity to learn about the latest in product and service offerings.

leads, which result in new sales and increased revenue. For more information on exhibiting, contact Megan Tirabassi at (216) 592-2302 or mtirabassi@cose.org.

Oct. 24-25 Kalahari Resort & Convention Center Sandusky Ohio Cost: $99 for COSE and Canton Regional Chamber members Visit SmallBizConvention.com for details and registration

Exhibition spaces still available More than 1,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs will be in attendance at this year’s Small Business Convention. This is your chance to introduce your company’s products and service to a wide array of small businesses that can help your company grow by generating

4th Street Summer Concert Series presents Hard Day’s Night on Sept. 13 The Canton Development Partnership’s FREE 4th Street Summer Concert Series concludes on Friday, Sept. 13, under the 4th Street Lights at Fourth Street and Cleveland Ave. NW in downtown Canton with Beatles tribute Band Hard Day’s Night! The show starts at 7 p.m. with opening act Tasha Addessi, then at 8 p.m., Hard Day’s Night will take the stage and play until 10:30 p.m. Head downtown early to enjoy dinner at one of a dozen downtown Canton’s restaurants. Then, grab your lawn chair and some cold brews, a slice of Hungry Howie’s, and rock into the evening under the lights with Hard Day’s Night! The popular free concert series is presented by the Canton Development Partnership (a department of the Canton Regional Chamber) and made possible by Budweiser, Hungry Howie’s Flavored Crust Pizza, ArtsinStark, The County Arts Council, Downtown Special Improvement District, King Properties, Hilscher-Clarke, The Repository, Miller & Company and News-Talk 1480 WHBC and Mix 94.1. Visit 4thStreetConcerts.com for more information or contact Erin Thompson, downtown events manager, at erint@cantonchamber.org for details.

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UPCOMING EVENTS 50th Anniversary Community Celebration Day at the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Fifty years ago in 1963, the first Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival was held and the Hall of Fame opened its doors on Sept. 7. Join us on Saturday, Sept. 7, for a day filled with activities to celebrate this milestone, including roundtable discussions with Hall of Famers Joe DeLamielleure, Leroy Kelly and Paul Warfield, and much, much more: •

Half-price admission to enjoy the recently expanded and renovated Hall

Celebration Ceremony at 11 a.m.

Hall of Famer Roundtables at noon and 2 p.m.

Special historical exhibits

Commemorative Panini patch card to the first 1,000 people to visit the Hall

$25 gift card to spend in the Hall of Fame store to visitors whose birthday is on Sept. 7.

$50 gift card to visitors with a birthday on Sept. 7, 1963

Kids activities including balloon artists, inflatables and the Rockin’ Robots

Bring your family and friends out to enjoy this “One of a Kind 50-Year Celebration!” Visit our websites for the latest information at ProFootballHOFEF.com and ProFootballHOF.com. Saturday, Sept. 7 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pro Football Hall of Fame and grounds 2121 George Halas Dr. NW in Canton Cost: Free to attend with half-price Hall admission Visit ProFootballHOFEF.com for details

Vintage Canton continued ... This year’s Vintage Canton gathering will feature some of the finest quality wines from area wineries and abroad, including The Bluebird Winery at Little Forest Inn, Breitenbach Wine Cellars, Gervasi Vineyard, Al-Bi Winery, Meniru Meadery and Ravens Glenn Winery, along with selections from distributors, including Fishers Foods, L.A. Dick, Superior Beverage and Heidelberg Distributing. Microbrew beers from Heidelberg and Superior Beverage will also be available in lieu of the eight wine samples included with event admission. Guests will be able to enjoy small tasting plates for a nominal charge from downtown restaurants and Stark County favorites, including Arcadia Grille, Basil Asian Bistro, Bender’s Tavern, Canal Tavern of Zoar, The Canton Club, Chocolates by Erin, Desert Inn Restaurant and Thorpe’s Market Avenue Grill & Pub. The whole evening will be set to a musical backdrop of the rhythms of the Ryan

Humbert Band: All Strung Out, from 5 to 7 p.m., and the Jeff Poulos Blues Revue closing out the night from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m.

For tickets or details about Vintage Canton, visit www.VintageCanton.org, or contact event manager Erin Thompson at erint@cantonchamber.org or (330) 458-2072.

Tickets for Vintage Canton are $25 if purchased prior to 5 p.m. on Sept. 18, and $35 after that time and at the door. Special group-rate pricing is available for groups of 20 at $20 per ticket. Lower-priced, winefree spectator tickets are available for $10. Tickets can be purchased online, at any of seven Fishers Foods locations and at the Canton Regional Chamber offices (222 Market Ave. North in downtown Canton). The ticket price includes eight wine tastings or microbrew samples, a variety of breads and cheeses courtesy of Brewster Dairy and Biery Cheese, a collectible souvenir wine glass, and a chance to win a piece of fine jewelry from Gasser Fine Jewelers. The event is conveniently located in Central Plaza North, on Market Ave. between Tuscarawas St. and Third Ave. NE. The event will be held rain or shine.

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ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL Winners celebrated during 2013 Enshrinement Festival The 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival recently celebrated 50 years of excellence over a two and a half week period, featuring 19 unique and diverse events for the enjoyment of nearly 700,000 people. The festivities were indeed a “One of a Kind 50-Year Celebration!” and the following were winners in various competitions and categories:

2-MILE AND 5-MILE RACES, AND 5-MILE COMPETITIVE WALK

In addition, Two Fat Guys won this year’s Best Sauce Award for the second year in a row, as judged by ten area restaurateurs and professional chefs. The following is a complete list of the 2013 Ribs Burnoff Competition winners: •

First Place Winner: Most Outstanding Ribs; $2,500 Prize Two Fat Guys, Canton, Ohio

The morning’s activities began with approximately 200 energetic youngsters, aged six and under, running to the finish line in the eighth annual Kids Fun Run. Everyone in this free, noncompetitive event was a winner, receiving a race medal and a t-shirt to recognize their participation.

Second Place Winner: Mayor’s Award; $1,000 Prize Old Carolina Barbecue Co., North Canton, Ohio

Best Sauce Award Winner: $500 Prize Two Fat Guys, Canton, Ohio

Immediately following, nearly 1,700 runners and walkers were ready to get started in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival 2-Mile and 5-Mile Races, as well as the fourth annual 5-Mile Competitive Walk.

People’s Choice Award Winner Old Carolina Barbecue Co., North Canton, Ohio

William Cutler of North Canton (10:22) and Brittany Farber of East Canton (12:10) were the top male and female respectively among over 950 runners in the 2-Mile Race. Other ambitious runners opted for the more challenging 5-Mile course, participating in either the run or the competitive walk. Top finishers in the 5-Mile run were Nik Schweikert of East Canton (24:17) and Cate Fenster of Ashland (29:45). Steve Fenster took top male honors in the 5-Mile Race Masters category (29:03) and Teresa Ferguson of Akron (32:55) took top female honors. In the 5-Mile Competitive Walk, Oscar Lanzi of Chicago (55:53) finished first among males for the second consecutive year, with Tony Salvino of East Canton (57:27) coming in second, and Chuck Lutton of Carrollton (l:01:11) finishing third. A complete listing of results can be found on www. ohiochallengeseries.com or www.profootballhofef.com.

RIBS BURNOFF At this year’s Ribs Burnoff, Two Fat Guys won First Place for Most Outstanding Ribs, and received $2,500, a title plaque, and first choice of location in the appropriate booth category during the 2014 booth lottery.

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The People’s Choice Award winner was selected based on surveys taken by an anonymous, independent group who surveyed more than 1,100 members of the general public at the event to determine the best ribs at the Ribs Burnoff according to the populous. 

TIMKEN GRAND PARADE The Timken Grand Parade showcased a large number of Hall of Famers who returned to Canton in 2013 to celebrate their Golden Anniversary Reunion and the induction of the newest Class of Enshrinees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson, and Warren Sapp. The Timken Company marked its eighth year as a major sponsor of the parade. Nearly 200,000 spectators along the route and millions more via the television broadcast enjoyed the Timken Grand Parade’s 108 units including marching bands, giant helium balloons, antique vehicles, specialty and animal units, and fabulous floats. Prizes were awarded to the following float entries: •

GRAND PRIZE: Best overall entry in the parade Scouting…Our Story Continues, sponsored by Buckeye Council, Boy Scouts of America

BUILDERS’ AWARD: Best professional builder entry Balloons Over Aultman, sponsored by Aultman Health Foundation

OHIO STATE AWARD: Best non-professional builder entry Our Fallen Heroes, sponsored by Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism

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ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL continued .... •

ENSHRINEES’ AWARD: Most effective use of color harmony Louisville Constitution Queen and Court, sponsored by Louisville Chamber of Commerce

MAYOR’S AWARD: Best display of animation Saving Lives, Big and Small, sponsored by Akron Children’s Hospital

HOF BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ AWARD: Most original concept Celebrate…50 Years for the Hall of Fame and 75 Years for CSE, sponsored by CSE Federal Credit Union

NFL AWARD: Best use of flowers or natural covering Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Queen’s Float, sponsored by Malone University

JANICE C. MEYER AWARD: Best display of enthusiasm The 12th Man Float, sponsored by Akron Auto Auction

EXCEPTIONAL MERIT AWARD: For exceptional merit Hall of Fame Anniversary Classes, sponsored by Solmet Technologies

EXCEPTIONAL MERIT AWARD: For exceptional merit Freedom Isn’t Free, sponsored by 5 Point United Methodist Parish

The Battle of the Bands, an integral part of the Timken Grand Parade, is open to any high school band participating in the parade. Performances are evaluated on tone, intonation, ensemble execution and musical content by three judges with extensive marching band experience, and who are not directly associated with any participating marching band.

DRUM CORPS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION The 2013 Drum Corps International Competition was an exciting show featuring eight of the best drum corps in America. The corps were at their peak performance levels just days before the world championships, and final scores were as follows: 8th place: 72.300 – The Cascades, Seattle, Wash. 7th place: 79.400 – The Oregon Crusaders, Portland, Ore. 6th place: 80.550 – The Academy from Tempe, Ariz. 5th place: 81.300 – Pacific Crest, Diamond Bar, Calif. 4th place: 85.500 – Spirit of Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga. 3rd place: 93.100 – Bluecoats from Canton, Ohio 2nd place: 96.000 – The Cadets, Allentown, Pa. 1st place: 96.450 – Carolina Crown, Fort Mill, S.C. Additional congratulations to the Bluecoats who placed fifth with a score of 93.35 on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Drum Corps International Finals competition in Indianapolis, Ind.

In the Timken Grand Parade “Battle of the Bands” competition, first place was awarded for the second consecutive year to GlenOak High School Marching Band under the direction of Chris Irwin. For its efforts, the band received a $500 gift certificate from Zampino’s Music courtesy of owners, Patti and Scott Grewell. Massillon Tiger Swing Band received second place honors, and Perry High School Marching Band placed third in the competition. Each also will receive Zampino gift certificates valued at $300 and $200, respectively.

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LEADERSHIP STARK COUNT Y Congratulations to Leadership Stark County’s 27th Class Leadership Stark County, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the 27th class of their annual Signature Program. The selected participants represent the diversity that comprises Stark County’s cities, villages, schools, nonprofit organizations and businesses. More than 90 percent work and live in Stark County. They reside in 10 of the 17 Stark County public school districts. The Signature Program is a 10-month course of leadership training and community awareness. Workshops led by volunteer community leaders explore issues, assets, and resources relating to Stark County’s economy, social services, justice system, political system, diversity, education and the arts. Additionally, the class receives training in board service responsibilities, and participates in community development projects designed to build on nonprofit organizational assets. SIGNATURE PROGRAM 27TH CLASS MEMBERS INCLUDE: Keith Bennett, County Engineer, Stark County Engineer Kyle Bittner, vice president, Huntington Bank Kevin Burwell, president, Northeast Ohio Regional Center Vincent Capocci, IT operations manager, Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems Jean Christian, Early Childhood Service coordinator, Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Tammera Davis, controller, National Football Museum, Inc. Sarah Eades, associate, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP Daniel Ebin, BPT operations controller, Timken John Feucht, director of pharmacy services, Mercy Medical Center Scott Haas, administrator, Altercare of Louisville Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care, Inc. Jennifer Harrington, owner, The Ad Lab Matthew Hunt, attorney, Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths and Dougherty Frank Kemp Jr, sergeant, North Canton Police Department Amy Krebs, director of grants and community initiatives, Stark Community Foundation Sarah Lambos, recruiter, Goodwill Industries of Cleveland and East Central Ohio Michael Lombardi, project manager, Fred Olivieri Construction Co. Matthew Lytle, eligibility/referral specialist, Stark County Job & Family Services Tonja Marshall, sports promotions manager, Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau

David McClain, associate director, SS&G, Inc Michael Medure, principal, Massillon City Schools Kenneth Mont, senior pastor, First Church of the Resurrection Diana Morse, universal fraud leader, GE Capital Retail Bank Michelle Mullaly, executive director, Canton Symphony Orchestra Christopher Paveloi, assistant director, career services, Kent State University at Stark Christopher Petrosino, associate academic vice president and dean of graduate studies, Walsh University Margareta Poorman, public policy coordinator, AultCare Caleb Pugh, logistics analyst, Kenan Advantage Group, Inc Richard Richkowski, project manager - developing market leader, Definity Partners Eva Roshong, owner, Brad’s Carpet Cleaning LLC John S. Scott, owner, Dr. John S. Scott DMD Kyle Sheposh, controller, Solmet Technologies, Inc. Shari Shiepis, department chair, human services, Stark State College Craig Smith, director of information technology, Stark Area Regional Transit Authority Wendy Tracy, executive director, Pathway Caring for Children Lisa Turkalj, coordinator of student, family & community engagement, Canton City Schools Aristea Tzouloufis, manager, regional development, American Red Cross Nicholas Valentine, manager - operations and processes Faircrest Continuous Caster, The Timken Company

Burt Marzley, senior designer/architect, SōL Harris/Day Architecture

Tena Wilson, executive director, Stark County District Library

Scott McCahan, senior manager, safety & contractor relations, FedEx Custom Critical

For more information about Leadership Stark County and their Signature Program, visit LeadershipStarkCounty.org.

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LEADERSHIP STARK COUNT Y Put your staff on the bus for a new view of Stark County! Want your colleagues to be more involved in Stark County? Looking for an employee-reward? The answer is simple: send your colleagues or employees on the Encounter Bus Tour this October! The Encounter Bus Tour is ideal for providing community context for employees, new hires, or anyone new to Stark County. It is an ideal starting point for becoming more involved in our region. 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

“The Encounter Bus Tour made me more passionate about my community. It made me want to give back.” Stephanie Mueller, Account Executive, AultCare Tuesday, Oct. 15 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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.

Werren promoted to assistant director of Leadership Stark County Leadership Stark County, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, is very pleased to announce the promotion of Stephanie Werren to assistant director.    Werren has been with Leadership Stark County for eight years, most recently as development director. Over these years Werren has additionally held the position of new program coordinator as Leadership continued to broaden its range of program opportunities, furthering its mission of developing leaders.   “Stephanie is an invaluable asset to our Leadership Stark County department, and has helped the organization achieve their mission and goals each year since she joined us. We are thrilled now to promote her to this well-earned position,” said Dennis P. Saunier, president and CEO for the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce.   Werren’s performance in fundraising has been instrumental for strengthening Leadership Stark County’s financial stability. She has also has developed expertise in facilitating the Strengths Finder profile for program participants, and coordinates custom programs for local businesses and organizations. For more information about Leadership Stark County and their programs, visit LeadershipStarkCounty.org.    

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YSTARK! Snap! In the Photobooth with Andy Warhol and Friends ystark! Monthly Meet-Up at Massillon Museum This month, ystark! has teamed up with the other young professional groups of the region in Massillon and Jackson Township for an evening dedicated to the art of networking at the Massillon Museum.

Join ystark! and friends at this free event for a rare opportunity to see a vast Warhol collection, and to network with area young professionals. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will be available. Thursday, Sept. 12 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Massillon Museum 121 Lincoln Way E in Massillon Cost: Free! RSVP online at ystark.org

Join us Thursday, Sept. 12, for Snap!, the sensational MassMu exhibit, an original opportunity inspired by a 1955 photobooth that is one of four operational photobooths of its kind in Ohio. Warhol is known for his artistic expression of celebrity culture during the 1960s, using bold colors and repeated images. We plan to network in the same bold and repeating way!

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YSTARK! Young Professional Profile Editor’s note: In keeping with the ystark!’s mission—to attract and retain talented young people in Stark County— Action Newsletter will feature a monthly profile of a regional young professional (ages 20-40). Name: Justin Luntz Age: 25 Occupation/Title/Place of work: Financial Services/Financial Representative, Sirak Financial Services Why are you interested Stark County’s Young Professionals initiative? My family has been in Canton for many generations and the city has always been important to us. I have always wanted to find a way to become more involved locally and this program provides a great avenue for me to do that at a young age. I see this as a way to bridge the age gap between the groups of people making a difference in our city. My entire career is based on helping people achieve their goals and improving their lives. This directly impacts the community in a positive way so ystark! is a natural fit for me. What is your impression of ystark!, what do you think of their events, etc.? After being away from the city for eight years, it was a great surprise to learn we had such a wonderful organization starting to grow in Canton. I got involved as soon as I got back home and the ystark! events have been a fantastic way for me to meet new people and get involved locally. Where did you grow up? In what cities have you lived and worked? I grew up in Canton but I moved to Hudson after being accepted to Western Reserve Academy for my junior and senior years of high school. I went on to attend Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, and then moved to

Indianapolis, where I lived and worked for two years. I loved the city but always knew I’d come back to Canton when the time was right. Why have you chosen to live in Canton? For me, it has always been something I’ve wanted to do. I believe that if I start early, I can really make an impact here throughout my lifetime. I’ve never been crazy about the “big city” life and I’d like to be somewhere close to family where I can really do something great for people. What type of dwelling do you live in? What do you think of the housing choices for YPs in the Canton area? I live in a house. There are some decent options, but obviously there is room for improvement. The new suites downtown are great and I really hope this starts a trend of more downtown living. What do you like MOST about Canton? Downtown! The art revival is the best thing to happen to this city maybe in my entire lifetime. I like surrounding myself with people determined to help the city grow because that energy is something that can really give us momentum. This community has the potential to be very powerful. What do you like LEAST about Canton? The attitude and current lack of involvement of most of our community. I’d love to see more activity and business being driven downtown. I hear a lot of people claim the city is boring and there is nothing to do. I don’t believe that is true, but their attitudes affect everyone else around them. What are the opportunities for YPs in Canton when it comes to career opportunities, cultural access, leadership or community involvement opportunities? We have several thriving businesses for career opportunities but the real benefit of this city is the ability to truly become involved quickly and effectively. There are countless organizations, boards, and other initiatives eager to have young professionals help them grow. All you have to do is look around and ask. What’s missing from Canton that would attract more YPs? More activity downtown. More business will bring more money, which will bring a

better quality and quantity of businesses. On First Friday, you can’t even move in most bars. Most other nights, you can’t bump into anyone. Yes, I am exaggerating but I think you get the point. There is a happy medium somewhere in there, but it starts with people spending more time and money downtown, and more often than once a month. What do you do in the evenings or on the weekends for fun in Canton? I am essentially building my own business, so focusing on that, and my community involvement take up most evenings during the week. I attend as many ystark! events and other local events as possible. On weekends, I tend to golf and go downtown with friends to socialize. I’ve really enjoyed the other local initiatives by organizations like Stark Parks. Having trails and paths, plus dog parks nearby, makes for a relaxing way to spend an afternoon. What would you change about Canton if you could? Hmm, I don’t think I’ve mentioned anything about more business downtown yet, have I? Well now is a good time… More business downtown! “More things to do” seems to be what everyone craves although not many people can put their finger on what that means. This attitude is actually a big part of the problem. I love the track that we are on and I wouldn’t change much. Although, it would be nice to fast forward a few years because I really think that our trajectory is great but everything takes time. Could you see yourself spending your lifetime in Canton? I fully intend to. 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? The bottom line is that no other city in the country has my family, so I won’t be living in them. Big city life never was my style, but I did enjoy the feel in Indianapolis. I had great friends there and look forward to visiting, but I am happy living here. Despite the fact that this will sound embarrassingly cheesy, the actual city doesn’t matter too much. It is really about the role you decide you’ll have in it and whom you’ll share it with.

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YSTARK! Ready, Set, Riddle! Next 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!

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

Can’t wait for the 12th? Check out our videos online to get in the PerplexCity mood and register now at ystark.org.

Night Glo YP Golf Scramble Put your foursome together for this exciting event, held on Friday, Sept. 20, at Tam O’Shanter Golf Course. The event begins with networking at 7 p.m., followed by an 8:30 p.m. “flashlight” start. Don’t worry about losing your ball – each glow ball burns brightly on the green!

ystark! is teaming up with jax, the Jackson/Belden young professionals, for Night Glo, an evening of night golf, food, drinks, fun and camaraderie!

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New to the event this year is our $2,000 putt. One lucky golfer will have the chance at sinking a 60foot putt for a $2,000 prize. And players will be able to enjoy a cigar bar from OSI Tobacco. This memorable evening will conclude with plenty of door prizes and a special grand prize award for the winning team! Mulligans are available for purchase at the event and Hole

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Sponsorships are available for $240, and include eight players.

Friday, Sept. 20 7 p.m. Registration & Networking 8:30 p.m. Flashlight Start Tam O’Shanter Golf Course 5055 Hills & Dales Rd. NW in Canton Cost: $150 per foursome with $2000 putt tickets, $40 individual player, $20 spectator ticket RSVP online at ystark.org


SAFET Y COUNCIL Honor our local heroes at the 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, a key event observing National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6 through 12. The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 8 to 9:15 a.m. at Skyland Pines Golf Club and Banquet Facility in Canton. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. The breakfast will feature the city and county Firefighter of the Year awards as well as brief remarks from keynote speaker Joanne Lambert, ATF investigator, Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, United States Department of Justice. Comments will be made by the honorable Mayor William J. Healy II, City of Canton and Captain Lorenzo Bagley of the Canton Fire Prevention Bureau. In addition, the city and county fourth grade essay contest winners will be recognized. This years theme is “Preventing Kitchen Fires,” and we look forward to hearing the kids’ perspectives on this issue. The event is open to the public at a price of $14 per attendee. Registration for the

Fire Prevention Breakfast must be received by Oct. 4. Register online at www.CantonChamber.org. Want to donate the cost of seats or a table to a local firehouse? Contact Connie Cerny at conniec@cantonchamber.org or (330) 458-2061. The Stark County Safety Council is a committee of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and is comprised of local companies dedicated to the safety of their employees. The SCSC has been recognized statewide for quality programming. For Stark County Safety

Council Members, attendance at this event counts as an attendance credit towards the BWC Safety Council Discount Program. 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 Friday, Oct. 4

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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SAFET Y COUNCIL Safety, Health & Human Resources Fair 2013 The Stark County Safety Council is pleased to present as the Sept. 12 monthly luncheon series a Safety, Health & Human Resource Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Meyer’s Lake Ballroom. The fair is dedicated to sourcing innovations from across the area and helping you, the health and safety professional, gain the information you need to ensure the highest standards of health and safety within your workplaces. Who should attend? •

Company owners, presidents and chief executive officers

Safety, health and risk managers

Human resource managers and staff

Benefits managers

Safety officers and committee members

Loss prevention and control managers

Workers’ compensation managers and directors

Products & Services at the this year’s fair include ergonomic products, health and medical services, health insurance reps, industrial hygiene testing and laboratories, legal services, managed care organizations, occupational safety and health consulting, rehabilitation and wellness services, safety equipment and services, staffing agencies, third-party administrators, training, and wellness. This session counts towards fulfilling a meeting requirement for your Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation discount and sign-in sheets will be available. Members and non-members are welcome. Reservations are required, except for Safety Council season pass holders. Thursday, Sept. 12 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meyer’s Lake Ballroom 3218 Parkway St. in Canton Cost: $16 and includes lunch RSVP by Sept. 9

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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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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 the Membership Department at (330) 458-2067. Allori, LLC (CREDIT CARD SERVICES) Allen Miller PO Box 485 Sugarcreek, OH 44681 (330) 763-1956 alqamiller@gmail.com www.ohioservices.acndirect.com American Ear Hearing (HEARING AIDS) Ken Johnson 5268 Fulton Dr. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 494-7779 ken_johnson@americanear.com www.americanear.com American Road Machinery Co. Tough Equipment (METAL FABRICATORS OIL & GAS - SUPPLIERS) William Ballas 401 Bridge Street Minerva, OH 44657 (330) 868-7724 wballas@americanroadmachinery.com www.americanroadmachinery.com C & S Turf Care Equipment, Inc. (LAWN CARE APPLICATION EQUIPMENT) Karen Shackelford 6207 Dressler Rd. NW North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 966-4511 csturf@ameritech.net www.csturfequip.com Chop It Salad Co. (CATERERS - RESTAURANTS) Josey Tucker 4230 Belden Village Mall Canton, OH 44718 (216) 212-0079 catering@chopitsalad.com www.chopit.com CME Development (PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT) Kaylyn Fuller PO Box 9828 Canton, OH 44711 (330) 949-3031 klfuller@rfassociates@outlook.com www.CMEjunkremoval.com Cohen & Company (ACCOUNTANTS - ACCOUNTING CONSULTANTS) David Talenda 121 S. Main St. Akron, OH 44308 (330) 374-1040 dtalenda@cohencpa.com www.cohencpa.com

energysolutionsllc (ENERGY CONSULTANTS) Allen Miller PO Box 485 Sugarcreek, OH 44681 (330) 763-1956 alqamiller@gmail.com www.ohioservices.acndirect.com Gerdau - Canton Facility (HEAT TREATING & SURFACE COATING) Swami Ramaswamy 1501 Raff Rd. SW Canton, OH 44710 (330) 478-0314 swami.ramaswamy@gerdau.com www.gerdau.com Horner Law Office, LLC (ATTORNEYS) Cathy J. Horner 105 North Main Street Navarre, OH 44662 (330) 791-7017 cjhornerlaw@gmail.com Innovative Massage (MASSAGE THERAPY) William G. Dotson 1519 35th St. NE Canton, OH 44714 (330) 354-7083 cantonmassage1212@gmail.com Laser Quest (FAMILY RECREATION - AMUSEMENT PARK) Nick Harrison 4716 Everhard Rd. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 966-9966 lq050@laserquest..com www.laserquest.com NorthEast Energy Advisors (ENERGY CONSULTANTS) Eric Davis 3939 Massillon Road # 801-1 Uniontown, OH 44685 (330) 826-1272 eric.davis@northeastenergyadvisor.com www.northeastenergyadvisors.com OfficeMax (OFFICE & COMPUTER SUPPLIES) Brian Steiner 4433 Whipple Ave. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 492-4900 store0060@officemax.com www.officemax.com Ohio Hail (ROOFING-SIDING ROOFING CONTRACTORS) Rick Forgues 2888 Aylesbury St. NW

NEW MEMBERS North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 459-8525 48harley@gmail.com www.ohiohail.com One Solution Computer Networking & Repair (COMPUTER SYSTEMS SALES, AND/OR SERVICE) Eric Whorten 1634 30th St. NE, Suite A Canton, OH 44714 (330) 617-8267 info@onesolutioncnr.com www.onesolutioncnr.com J. S. Paris Excavating, Inc. (EXCAVATION CONTRACTORS) Michael Johnson 12240 Commissioner Drive North Jackson, OH 44451 (330) 538-3112 mikej@jspexcavating.com www.jspexcavating.com The Pines Rehab & Care Center (NURSING HOMES ) Cindy Burrell 3015 17th St. NW Canton, OH 44708 (330) 454-6508 gz@admin@atriumlivingcenters.com www.atriumlivingcenters.com Sam Robinson Insurance (INSURANCE) Sam Robinson 300 Walnut Ave. NE Canton, OH 44702 (330) 488-0005 samrobinson@samrobinsonagency.com www.samrobinsonagency.com Select Staffing (EMPLOYMENT SERVICES) Marissa Jordan 4119 Whipple Ave. NW Canton, OH 44718 (330) 491-8399 marissa.jordon@selectstaffing.com www.selectstaffing.com Technipure Water Systems (WATER SOFTENING & FILTRATION BOTTLED WATER) Shane Seibert 805 Cleveland Ave. SW Canton, OH 44702 (330) 484-5818 technipure@hotmail.com www.technipure.com

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BIZ BITZ Longtime Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP partner Peter T. Cahoon was recently selected for fellowship at the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. This prestigious organization includes approximately 200 attorneys from the United States, Canada and Europe. The American Board of Criminal Lawyers is an exclusive national, legal, honorary society for distinguished criminal trial lawyers. To possess sufficient qualification for fellowship acceptance, members must have at least 10 years of criminal trial experience, and have tried at least 50 trials of which 35 were felony jury trials. Cahoon represents clients in criminal cases and government investigations, as well as in the areas of family law and professional disciplinary proceedings. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2003-2013) and Ohio’s Super Lawyers® (2004-2012), and maintains a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™. A past president of the Akron Bar Association (2004-2005), Cahoon is the 2013-2014 elected chair of the Bar’s Family Law section. Mercy Medical Center announced that David K. Stewart has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer. After graduating in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Miami University in Ohio, Stewart served as a financial analyst at Mercy Medical Center. In 1997, Stewart became a senior financial analyst for Columbia–HCA, Ohio Division in Cleveland. Stewart has also since served as vice president of finance and CFO for St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland and St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Ohio, and most recently, senior vice president and CFO for Providence Hospitals in Columbia, South Carolina. Jim Camp, partner and principal broker for Cutler Real Estate, has announced that Cutler has completed the opening of five offices in the Greater Columbus area. Three regional offices are located in Upper Arlington, New Albany and Grove City, with partnership offices in Historic Dublin and the Short North. Cutler has recruited long time Columbus real estate veterans Doug Green, Art Travis and Linda Altomare as branch managers, and will be hiring a recruiting coordinator and additional staff as the company grows. Cutler also expects to bring mortgage and title services to its offices here and is actively seeking personnel. The new offices bring Cutler Real Estate›s growth in Ohio to 17 offices serving Greater Akron, Canton, Columbus and Cincinnati. Meals On Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties has announced that Dawn Moeglin has been

named the new community relations/grant administrator. Moeglin will be responsible for facilitating community and media relations for the agency and developing grant opportunities to help fund its mission of providing meals to assist individuals in remaining healthy, active, and independent of extended care facilities. Moeglin has over 15 years of experience in fundraising and grant writing and her clients have included schools, community and nursing care facilities, and corporate charities. In her most recent position as fundraising and brand leader at a Paul Mitchell cosmetology school in Cleveland, Moeglin increased fundraising donations by 250% from the previous year. Moeglin has worked with brand and social media management and received her bachelor’s degree in business management from Kent State University. Westfield Bank continues to receive the top Five-Star “Superior” rating for financial strength from BauerFinancial, an independent rating company analyzing and reporting on the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. Financial institutions that earn a four or five star rating from BauerFinancial are placed on BauerFinancial’s Recommended Report. Westfield Bank has now been recommended by BauerFinancial for 40 consecutive quarters. Dedicated to providing safe and secure lending and banking products to businesses and families, Westfield Bank continues to grow in the Northeast Ohio market. Westfield Bancorp, with assets exceeding $834 million, is the holding company for Westfield Bank. Cain Toyota Scion is expanding and renovating its entire facility. The showroom, service, and parts departments will double in size. The customer lounge will be larger and offer new amenities. The project is called Toyota Image USA 2, and will be completed by the end of the year.   Mark Radosevic Insurance Agency is pleased to announce the appointment of Cynthia Campbell and Crystal Alberts as associate agents to the agency. Campbell has a vast experience in sales and marketing in the last 20 years and brings nine years of insurance experience to the agency. She currently serves as an ambassador for the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and has volunteered throughout the years on several different chamber committees. Alberts has 20 years of insurance experience and has worked for various large insurance companies, starting her insurance career in claims. Both will be responsible for attracting new customers to the agency. Robert J. Shearer, president and CEO of Shearer Solutions, received the Snack Food Association’s coveted Circle of Honor Award during the SFA’s annual convention (Snaxpo) in Tampa, Florida. The Circle of Honor Award program recognizes the achievements of snack food industry executives who have been leaders in their companies and the

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association. Shearer joins industry greats such as Herman W. Lay (Frito-Lay Inc.), J. Erskine Love, Jr. (Printpack), and Earl Wise (Wise Foods). Shearer, co-founder and former CEO/chairman of Shearer’s Foods, served eight years on the SFA’s board of directors, including a year as Chairman in 2005-2006. For 38 years, Shearer led the rapid growth of the Massillon, Ohiobased Shearer’s Foods. During his tenure, the company grew from a $4 million business with a handful of associates to a multi-million dollar business with more than 1,850 associates. The Beaver Excavating Company’s commitment to safety was recognized on a national level earlier this year when the firm was honored with a First Place Award at the annual AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Awards in Palm Springs, California.

Beaver’s award came in the Federal and Heavy Division (700,000 to 1,000,000 work hours) Category. Safety director Randy Martin proudly cited Beaver’s 853,334 injury-free hours worked in 2012. Bruner-Cox LLP is pleased to announce the launch of Veritas Solutions Group LLC. Veritas provides a full suite of fraud prevention and detection services, including forensic accounting, employee theft and corporate fraud investigations, litigation support services, internal-control and fraud risk assessments, ethics and training. Leading the Veritas team is Gregory H. Blate. As managing director, Blate is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Public Accountant with more than 22 years experience in accounting and auditing, internal-control assessments and implementations and fraud investigations, providing services to organizations and boards throughout the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Para Jones, president of Stark State College, was named the recipient of the one of the most important awards a professional woman can achieve: the Women’s Impact Inc. 2013 Greater Stark County ATHENA International Leadership Award. Aside from her numerous professional and personal achievements, what made Jones stand out was her commitment to coaching women along their sometimes rocky path to receiving an education. She has taken an innovative approach to assisting working mothers get an education through developing a scholarship endowment program. On many occasions, she has mentored other women in higher education aspiring to better themselves and grow to their next level in their career. Seven other impressive women were also were honored that evening. The finalists were Shelly Chadwick, Controller-Process Industries, The Timken Company; the Honorable Judge Taryn L. Heath, Court of Common Pleas; Maria Heege, president and CEO of the United Way of Greater Stark County; Attorney Judith E. Barnes Lancaster; Lorie Miller, director of community educational outreach for the University of Mount Union; Corey Minor Smith, director of legal services for Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority; and Vicky Sterling, vice president of sales and marketing for Pinnacle Press, Inc.

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50th Anniversary Community Celebration Day at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Fifty years ago in 1963, the first Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival was held and the Hall of Fame opened its doors on Sept. 7. Join us on Saturday, Sept. 7, for a day filled with activities to celebrate this milestone, including roundtable discussions with Hall of Famers Joe DeLamielleure, Leroy Kelly and Paul Warfield, and much, much more!

Saturday, Sept. 7 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pro Football Hall of Fame & grounds 2121 George Halas Dr. NW Canton Cost: Free to attend with half-price Hall admission Visit ProFootballHOFEF.com

Safety, Health & Human Resources Fair 2013 The Stark County Safety Council is pleased to present as the Sept. 12 monthly luncheon series a Safety, Health & Human Resource Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Meyer’s Lake Ballroom. The fair is dedicated to sourcing innovations from across the area and helping you, the health and safety professional, gain the information you need to ensure the highest standards of health and safety within your workplaces.

Thursday, Sept. 12 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meyer’s Lake Ballroom 3218 Parkway St. in Canton Cost: $16 and includes lunch RSVP by Sept. 9

Snap! In the Photobooth with Andy Warhol and Friends ystark! Monthly Meet-Up at Massillon Museum This month, ystark! has teamed up with the other young professional groups of the region in Massillon and Jackson Township for an evening dedicated to the art of networking at the Massillon Museum. Join us Thursday, Sept. 12, for Snap!, the sensational MassMu exhibit, an original opportunity inspired by a 1955 photobooth that is one of four operational photobooths of its kind in Ohio.

Thursday, Sept. 12 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Massillon Museum 121 Lincoln Way E in Massillon Cost: Free! RSVP online at ystark.org

Vocalize & Mobilize! How to Add Spark to Your Speaking September AultCare Fast Break Breakfast featuring Maureen Zappala If you have ever had to give a presentation, deliver a speech or make a toast, you are familiar with something that terrifies most of the population: public speaking. But it doesn’t need to be so scary. At the Sept. 13 AultCare Fast Break Breakfast, award wining speaker, author and presentation coach Maureen Zappala, will teach you a thing or three about how to throttle up your speaking skills.

4th Street Summer Concert The Canton Development Partnership’s FREE 4th Street Summer Concert Series concludes on Friday, Sept. 13, under the 4th Street Lights at Fourth Street and Cleveland Ave. NW in downtown Canton with Beatles tribute Band Hard Day’s Night!

Friday, Sept. 13 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 Sept. 11 Friday, Sept. 13 7 to 10:30 p.m. Downtown Canton Arts District Fourth St. and Cleveland Ave. NW Cost: Free! For details, visit: 4thStreetConcerts.com

Vintage Canton The Canton Development Partnership, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber, will host its annual Vintage Canton event on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. along Central Plaza North in downtown Canton. Vintage Canton is a sophisticated downtown gathering, offering distinctive center city charm alongside live music, vibrant art exhibits and, of course, quality local wine and wine from around the world.

Thursday, Sept. 19 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Central Plaza, Downtown Canton Cost: $25 presale, $35 at the door Buy tickets online at VintageCanton.org

Night Glo YP Golf Scramble ystark! is teaming up with jax, the Jackson/Belden young professionals, for Night Glo, an evening of night golf, food, drinks, fun and camaraderie! Put your foursome together for this exciting event, held on Friday, Sept. 20, at Tam O’Shanter Golf Course. The event begins with networking at 7 p.m., followed by an 8:30 p.m. “flashlight” start.

Friday, Sept. 20 7 p.m. Registration & Networking 8:30 p.m. Flashlight Start Tam O’Shanter Golf Course 5055 Hills & Dales Rd. NW Cost: $150 per foursome RSVP online at ystark.org

Stir Meets T-Square | September Stir After Hours at SōL Harris/Day Architecture This month’s Stir After Hours on Thursday, Sept. 26, will show guests the power of the t-square with a trip to the beautiful new home of SōL Harris/Day Architecture. During your visit this month you’ll tour the energy efficient, collaboration-ready building designed with minimal environmental impact and loads of natural light. The evening will include tours of the facility, corn hole games outside and complimentary beverages and food provided by BAM Healthy Cuisine. Guests will have a chance to win gift cards from SōL Harris/Day clients. Infuse, Invest, Don’t Digress: Wellspring UnSpeaker Series Join us this month for a very special installment of the Wellspring UnSpeaker Series at Premier Bank and Trust. During the event, YPs will be learning from YPs to save, budget and invest in themselves, their bank accounts and their educations--sooner rather than later!

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Thursday, Sept. 26 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. SōL Harris Day 6677 Frank Ave NW in North Canton Cost: Free RSVP by Sept. 24

Monday, Sept. 30 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Premier Bank & Trust Cost: $30 (includes lunch) RSVP online at ystark.org


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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