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UPDATE North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce


									                                             UPDATE: North Canton
                                             Area Chamber of Commerce
                                                                     Advancing Community. Uniting Business.

                                                 MISSION STATEMENT: To develop, enhance and represent business, stimulate
   Chamber Calendar                                         community leadership, and promote economic growth
  Apr 4 Green Business Round-
        table 8A, NC Chamber
        office, 2nd floor               From the Chamber President
  Apr 4 Chamber Night/Canton                                    Thanks to all who attended our Annual Awards Dinner at the University Center. In
        Charge 5:30P network-                                   this newsletter you’ll find pictures from the event, as well as a spotlight on the
        Ing in Civic Center Mc-
                                                                several deserving businesses, organizations and individuals who were honored.
        Kinley Room Lobby,
                                                                We truly appreciate all of our members and your commitment to the North Canton
        7:00P game
Apr 10 Meet Your Congressman
       Breakfast 7:30-9:00A,
       Breakfast,                                                                      ICF and BEC
       University Center at Kent                                Our area educational institutions continue to pro-
       State Stark                                              vide leadership on the academic and business
                                                                fronts. Walsh University announced on February
Apr 11 AA5 5:30-7:30P, AA
       Executive Catering
                                                                29 that it will be the site of the first Intelligent
                                                                Community Institute devoted to transformative
Apr 14 North Canton Gone Mad,            education in the United States. Walsh alumnus and Intelligent Commu-
       6-10P, Champion Event            nity Forum co-founder Louis Zacharilla and Walsh President Richard
       Center                           Jusseaume say the institute’s focus on innovation and creativity will           Photo provided by Walsh University
                                        serve as an impetus to bring long-term economic development to Stark              L-R: Richard Jusseaume, Bill
                                        County. Mayor Dan Mathieson of Stratford, Ontario spoke at the event             Strohmenger, Doug Lane, Dan
                                        and promoted the importance of business, education and government                 Mathieson, Louis Zacharilla
            North Canton                working together to maintain a high quality of life while utilizing broad-
             Gone Mad!                  band technology to attract economic development.
              April 14
                                        A month later, North Canton Chamber officials were on hand when Stark
                                        State College dedicated its new Business and Entrepreneurial Center
  Cleveland                             (right). Combined with the Corporate Services and Continued Learning
   Indians                              Center on East Maple, Stark State has a growing portfolio of facilities
  Baseball!                             supporting area businesses and start-ups.
                                                                                                                         Photo by Lee Spencer Photography
   May 22                                                                  April Networking and Fore!
                                        April networking opportunities abound, including a Stark County Chambers Night with the Canton Charge,
                Annual                  a Meet Your Congressman Breakfast, a three-chamber Alive After 5 at AA Executive Catering and the
                                        North Canton Gone Mad night at the Champion Event Center. RSVP details on all are available in the
              Golf Outing!              newsletter or on our website.
                 June 1                 The great weather provided area golfers the chance to get in a few games and practice for the Chamber’s
                                        Annual Golf Outing. The date is Friday, June 1 at the Fairways. Josh Zeiger of PNC Bank is this year’s
                                        chair. If you’d like to help, contact the Chamber.
  Tech Talk:
                                                                                     In Memoriam
 North Canton Public Library            The Chamber notes the passing of Dale Hardgrove, a North Canton volunteer firefighter for 41 years.
                                        Hardgrove served as Fire Chief from 1985-1995 and will be greatly missed.
 May 2: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Learn about the new Premiere Refer-
  ence & Marketing Database that
                                                                                                                         Doug Lane
includes 30 million business profiles
      and 220 million residents              Workers Comp Seminars: April 9 in Akron & April 10 in Cleveland
    Watch for details mid-month            The NC Chamber’s third-party Workers’ Comp partner, These seminars will fulfill the new BWC required two-
                                            CareWorks Consultants, will host two area seminars  hour safety training for group-rated employers who
                                            focusing on Destination Excellence, implementing a experienced a claim in 2009 and/or 2010. The $40
 North Canton Area Chamber of               Transitional Work program, and Hazard Recognition.   fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch.
  Commerce is a member of:
                                                                       For more information, call 800-837-3200 X7245
                                                                             or email

   Volume 3 Issue 12                                              121 S Main Street • North Canton OH 44720
   April, 2012                                         330-499-5100 • 330-499-7181 (Fax) •
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                                              2011 Annual Awards

  Award Winners (L-R): Business of the Year Award: CKP Heating & Cooling (Ty Price); Economic Development Award: Suarez
  Manufacturing Industries (Jerome Pruett); Community Service Award: North Canton Jaycees (Will Hines Jr., Annie Yoder, Erica
  Blocher); Community Leadership Award: Larry Owens, Dan Tullius; Ellen Gray Volunteer of the Year Award: Steve Anderson;
  Chamber Appreciation Award: Ermanno’s Legendary Pizza (Alan & Lisa Frank)

                                 The North Canton Chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner was held on March 14 at the
                                 University Center at Kent State Stark. More than 120 Chamber members and guests
                                 were on hand when awards were presented to businesses, organizations and indi-
                                 viduals who made a difference in our community in 2011. Through the support of
                                 WKSU, featured speakers were National Public Radio’s Eric Nuzum (left) and State-
                                 house Bureau’s Karen Kasler (right) who shared their thoughts on Ohio’s role in the
                                 upcoming 2012 election.

                                          All Annual Award Dinner photographs courtesy of Lee Spencer Photography

 1    Chaz Price                                       2
      Jeff Zofchak               1                           2                               3                         4
 2    Mary Vlahos
      Rosie Kurtz,
      Tonja Marshall
 3    Gerald Baker
      Dan Griffith
 4    Jane & Steve Anderson,
      Bill Strohmenger
      Jody Levitt

 5    John Robinson               5                           6                              7                         8
      Bob & Beth Bauman
  6   Ryan Gray
      Jordan Greenwald
 7    Suzie Deitemyer
      Erin Murphy
      Julie Elkins
 8    Steve Stiffler
      David Roberts

  9 Jason Schilling,
    Bob Giacomo                  9                           10                             11                         12
    Julie Vega,
    Rick Wiley
 10 Tim Kidder
    Dennis Coy
 11 Lori Lewitzke
    Josh Zeiger
    Tony Mattioli
 12 Bill Goddard
    Jessica Greathouse

 13   Debbie Berner              13                          14                             15                         16
      Brandi Hudnall
 14   Debbie Rupert
      Mark DeChellis
      Desiree & Barry Kindy
 15   Teresa Griffin
      Craig Eynon
 16   Randy Taylor
      Chris White

      Chamber Staff (L-R):
      Christina Weyrick-Cooper
      Joe Rozsa
      Doug Lane
      Alane Tullius
                                                                                          Theodore couldn’t attend…    A special thanks to Farmers
                                                                                          someone had to stay behind       National Bank for its
                                                                                          and run the office!             support of this event
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      Welcome To Our                                                  Educator of the Month Award
     Newest Members!                                                  March’s Westfield Bank/NC Chamber Educator of the Month Award goes
                                                                      to 37-year educator (31 years with the North Canton City Schools) Debbie
     Corvus Translations Inc                                          Russell, a 1st grade teacher at Clearmount Elementary School. The Cham-
                                                                      ber, Westfield Bank and Starbucks are honored to highlight educators
                                                                      making a difference in the lives of their students and communities.

             Glenn Corey                                              L-R: Westfield Bank’s Randy Smith, Clearmount’s
         2827 MacDuff Dr NW                                                Debbie Russell, and NC Chamber’s Doug Lane
       North Canton OH 44720
           (330) 526-6622
   Translate documents & websites
from/to English and foreign languages;
   provide interpretation services at
   business meetings, conferences,
          or over the phone
 Pathfinder Computer Systems
          Rodney Starcher
          2120 Fulton Rd NW
          Canton OH 44709
          (330) 580-9232

  Repairing of printers/computers;
  servicing of computers/computer

       2012 Renewing
        A Chorus For A Cause
   Blue Coats Drum & Bugle Corp                    Take advantage of these GREAT savings . . .
       Champion Event Center                                                     just by being a NC Chamber member!
         Brendel Corporation
   Casey’s Custom Gift Baskets &
           Danner Dental                        Save 15-30% off the top 100 items you
         Eadie’s Fish House                     purchase most and at least 5% off the
      Employment Source, The                  lowest retail/sale price on almost all prod-
                                                                                             Save up to 25% on email marketing, online
      Heather Ridge Commons                                   Depot
                                               ucts at Office Depot. Email Doug Miller at
                                                                                             surveys, and event marketing. Call Constant
   Hosner Carpets & Interiors Inc      or call
             Keybank NA                                                                       Contact at 800-221-2793 to get started.
          Papa John’s Pizza
  R T Hampton Plumbing & Heating
           Repository, The
             Repros Inc                                          Medicare Questions Answered
            Technibus Inc                     Are you looking for answers to questions about Medicare Enrollment, Medicare Advantage,
           UPS Store, The                                             Prescription Plans and Supplement Plans?
                                                           We work with employers/employees, individuals and caregivers.
                                               TruBridge can help. We are an enrollment agency that works with multiple health insurance
     April Alive After Five                                providers to help Retirees with their Medicare Health Plan options.
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Join                                                             Please call: 877-268-5737 (M-F 8 am– 6 pm ET)
                                                   This is not an official notice from Medicare or any other government agency. This is an
  April 11                                     advertisement from Tru-Bridge. Tru-Bridge is an independent agency that contracts with private
 5:30 - 7:30                                 insurers who are contracted with the Federal Government. Medicare has not reviewed or endorsed
                                                                                        this information.

      North Canton Chamber                                         Our mission is to lower the cost of health care thru education,
     Jackson-Belden Chamber                                        choice, and enrollment services.
     Canton Regional Chamber
        See enclosed flyer
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                                                      MEMBER NEWS
   Lee Spencer Photography is sponsoring its 3rd annual Wishes Can            North Canton Elementary Schools will host the first Viking Victory
   Happen Picture Party on April 6 from 11AM-6PM. See enclosed flyer          Run on April 22, including a 5K and Kids Fun Run starting and fin-
   for complete details.                                                      ishing at NC Memorial Stadium. Sponsorships and donations are
                                                                              requested, and all proceeds will be split evenly among the four ele-
   The Canton Marathon is looking for lots of volunteers for the big          mentary school PTO/PTA organizations. For more information call
   day, Sunday, June 17. If you are interested in helping out (or would       330-685-2173 or visit:
   like to register for the marathon), call 330-456-9811 or go to                                                    The Stark County District Library is offering a free program, “Every-
                                                                              one Can Have a Garden,” on April 21 from 10-11:30 AM at its Main
   Westfield Bank continues to receive the top Five-Star “Superior”           Library. Master Gardener Trudy Hoover will give a step-by-step dem-
   rating for financial strength from BauerFinancial, an independent          onstration of how to create a garden using containers in various
   rating company analyzing and reporting on the performance of US            shapes and sizes.
   banks and credit unions since 1983.
                                                                              The North Canton Playhouse presents the Tony Award winning land-
   The North Canton Medical Foundation is sponsoring Melanoma                 mark musical Spring Awakening on April 21-22 and April 28-29. Go
   Awareness Day on April 21 from 10AM-1PM in memory of Ellen                 to for performance venue and
   Gray. See enclosed flyer for complete details.                             show times.
   Kent State University at Stark’s 2012 Earth Day Celebration is April       A Chorus For A Cause will present a concert benefiting Akron’s
   22 from 1-4PM in the campus center/pond area. Included will be             Camp Quality (a summer camp and year-round support program for
   nature walks, educational activities, mock fossil digs, crafts, demon-     children with cancer) on April 21 at 7:30 PM at Westbrook Park
   strations and discussions, old-fashioned games, entertainment,             United Methodist Church, 2521 12th Street NW, Canton. Tickets are
   giveaways and much more! NC Chamber member sponsors include                available for “Life Lines” for a donation of $10. Call Susie at 330-
   The Repository, Cain Toyota, Diebold, Republic Services, The Print         453-3460. Another concert, “Spring Ring,” will be presented by the
   Shop and Sol Harris/Day Architecture For more information, call            Harmony Ringers on April 29 at 4PM at NC Zion United Church of
   330-499-9600 or visit                             Christ, 415 S Main Street. A free will offering will be taken.
   New Work City Foundation’s 4th Annual Taste of North Canton is             The North Canton YMCA’s annual Healthy Kids Day Community
   May 2 from 5:00-7:30PM at the Fairways at Arrowhead. Sample                Health and Safety Fair will take place on April 28 from 12-3PM.
   food from over 25 restaurants and live music from The Brighter             Contact Kathy Yaros at 330-499-2587 or at
   Side. Tickets available at the door or by calling 330-323-5745.            for more information.
   Walsh University announces the appointment of Shelley Brown as             Stark State College presents How to Manage Problem Employees by
   Vice President for Finance and Treasurer, replacing outgoing Vice          Glen Shepard Seminars of Nashville, Tennessee, on April 25 from
   President Philip Daniels. Walsh presents An Evening with Holocaust         8:30AM-Noon. Tuition is $149, but if paid by April 20 is $129. Call
   Survivor Nelly Toll on April 3 at 7:15PM at the Birk Center for the        330-966-5455 to register.
   Arts.                                                                      Montrose Auto Group will host its annual Spring Taste of Italian
   The Canton Regional Chapter of SCORE and the Stark Community               Wines networking event on April 24 from 5:30-8PM at Ultimate
   Foundation are partnering to offer a free workshop on April 5 from         JetCharters at the Akron/Canton Airport. An invitation is required
   10AM-Noon at the SC District Library at 715 Market Ave, Canton, to         and can be obtained by emailing
   help non-profits create and sustain success in a difficult economic            Jester-
                                                                              The Jester-Coutts Insurance Agency is celebrating its 80th anniver-
   environment. Attendance is limited to the first 40 registrants. To         sary in April. Congratulations on the milestone!
   register, call 330-244-3280 or email
                                                                              The Foundation for Community Betterment is sponsoring a Book
   The North Canton Jaycees annual Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April         Drive from April 9-13 to benefit the children served by SPARK Ohio
   7 at Dogwood Park. All children must be pre-registered. Email:             and Dragonfly Academy. New and gently used children’s books for more information.                         (birth through teen) can be dropped off at the following locations:
                                                                                              Cooling,                                 College.
                                                                              CKP Heating & Cooling The Repository and Stark State College
   The First Ohio Community Federal Credit Union recently celebrated          Contact Darla at for more information.
   its 75th Anniversary at its annual meeting in March held in the
   credit union lobby by giving away a diamond necklace. There are            Mercy Medical Center announces the appointment of Barbara
   many other fun events and promotions being held throughout 2012.           Yingling as Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).

    March’s Alive After Five:

                                                                 Thanks to all the folks at Kempthorn Auto
                                                                  Mall for their kind hospitality March 21

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