Since its founding over 100 years ago, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce has been steadfast in its mission is to lead the region in business and community development through collaboration and innovation. Currently, over 1,900 regional business and organizations are members of the Chamber. In 1993, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce created its annual and truly iconic Business Excellence Awards program to celebrate and honor businesses that have distinguished themselves by being a significant presence in and/or providing substantial benefit to the citizens and economy of Stark County.
To be considered, the business must be for-profit and needs to have demonstrated several of the following attributes:
- Growth in business and/or employment (i.e. growth in sales or employees, etc.)
- Stability and longevity in your industry (i.e. adaption to changing industry, viability to the industry, etc.)
- Capital investment or expansion of operations and/or efficiencies
- Innovation (expansion of products/product lines)
- Outstanding customer service
- Consistent Involvement in the community
In years past, these elite companies were honored on at Kent State University at Stark Conference Center, beginning with a social hour at 5:45 PM and dinner at 6:30 PM, followed by the awards presentation. This year plans are temporarily on hold as we fight the coronavirus and heed the direction from the Ohio Department of Health and Governor Mike DeWine.
This year, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce is holding its 106TH VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING, featuring Community Updates & the 2020 Business Excellence Award Honorees on Tuesday, October 27 at 9:00-10:00 am or 3:00-4:00 pm
One of the many effects of COVID-19 was postponing our Annual Dinner and Business Excellence Awards. Now, the Chamber is so very excited to bring you both events, in one combined virtual broadcast.
Learn how the Chamber has adapted and stayed relevant during the pandemic and hear inspiring stories of major community projects that have moved forward or even reached completion over recent months!
Then, the program will feature this year’s Business Excellence Awards honorees, seven companies that have distinguished themselves before and even during COVID, and we’ll announce the Beese Fulmer Private Wealth Management “Stay Rational” Scholarship Award Winner.
THIS VIRTUAL PROGRAM FEATURES:
Denny Saunier, President & CEO, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
Joe Feltes, Buckingham Doolittle, Chamber Board Chairman
Amanda Sterling, TimkenSteel, Chamber Board Senior Vice Chairwoman
COMMUNITY UPDATES FROM:
Mike Crawford on Hall of Fame Village Powered by Johnson Controls / DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Canton
Canton Mayor Tom Bernabei and David Baker on Centennial Plaza
Ren Camacho on the Akron-Canton Airport
Leonard Stevens on the Stark County Minority Business Association
Todd Hawke on the Jackson Township Amphitheatre
2020 BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD HONOREES:
Mid’s True Sicilian Pasta Sauce
Muggswigz Coffee & Tea
Sand, Sebolt & Wernow Co.
and the Beese Fulmer Private Wealth Management “Stay Rational” Scholarship Award Winner
Barbco, Incorporated joins Combi Packaging, Kempthorn Motors, Morgan Engineering, Muggswigz Coffee and Tea, MID’s “True Sicilian Pasta Sauce” and Sand, Sebolt & Wernow Co., LPA in the Business Excellence Awards Class of 2020. Barbco, Incorporated is proud, honored, and humbled to be considered alongside such esteemed companies that are committed to the continued growth and economic strength of our region.