Allyson Bussey gives her local picks

Allyson Bussey embraces the role of being Stark County’s cheerleader. As the president of Visit Canton, Bussey uses her energetic personality, her love of history, marketing and people, as well as her more than 15 years in the travel and tourism industry, to be Stark County’s megaphone for all places, people and attractions that lure tourists to visit Stark County and may encourage residents to explore more of their hometown.

Merle Norman Cosmetics

Cindy Coberly, owner of Merle Norman Cosmetics in Canton, says she has clients from multiple generations, some of whom remember when the 85-year-old California-based company first arrived in the area. Merle Norman offers skincare and makeup products, as well as hair styling, manicures, pedicures and waxing. Products and packaging are made in the U.S.