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
Apr 10 Meet Your Congressman
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
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.
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.
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
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 Bonnie.Hursey@ccitpa.com
Volume 3 Issue 12 121 S Main Street • North Canton OH 44720
April, 2012 330-499-5100 • 330-499-7181 (Fax) • www.northcantonchamber.org
Page 2 UPDATE: North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce
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
3 Gerald Baker
4 Jane & Steve Anderson,
5 John Robinson 5 6 7 8
Bob & Beth Bauman
6 Ryan Gray
7 Suzie Deitemyer
8 Steve Stiffler
9 Jason Schilling,
Bob Giacomo 9 10 11 12
10 Tim Kidder
11 Lori Lewitzke
12 Bill Goddard
13 Debbie Berner 13 14 15 16
14 Debbie Rupert
Desiree & Barry Kindy
15 Teresa Griffin
16 Randy Taylor
Chamber Staff (L-R):
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
Page 3 UPDATE: North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce
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
Translate documents & websites
from/to English and foreign languages;
provide interpretation services at
business meetings, conferences,
or over the phone
Pathfinder Computer Systems
2120 Fulton Rd NW
Canton OH 44709
Repairing of printers/computers;
servicing of computers/computer
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!
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 Douglas.Miller@officedepot.com or call
Keybank NA Contact at 800-221-2793 to get started.
Papa John’s Pizza
R T Hampton Plumbing & Heating
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April 11 advertisement from Tru-Bridge. Tru-Bridge is an independent agency that contracts with private
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North Canton Chamber Our mission is to lower the cost of health care thru education,
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Canton Regional Chamber
See enclosed flyer
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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: email@example.com.
like to register for the marathon), call 330-456-9811 or go to
www.CantonMarathon.com. 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 www.northcantonplayhouse.com 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 stark.kent.edu/earthday. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Marketing@GoMontrose.com.
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 email@example.com.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. (birth through teen) can be dropped off at the following locations:
CKP Heating & Cooling The Repository and Stark State College
The First Ohio Community Federal Credit Union recently celebrated Contact Darla at email@example.com 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