Five years ago, Angela Fach was a broke, homeless and divorced mom of an infant and a toddler. Today, she runs two businesses, and is the founder of Canton Girl Gang, a new business networking organization dedicated to support women to launch and run a business.
A causal invitation from one friend to another has resulted in the creation of one of the area’s most unique new businesses. Brian Lindenbaum and John-Michael Speelman are co-founders and co-owners of 1899 Indoor Golf, which opened in November. Located at 4700 Everhard Road NW in Jackson Township, 1899 Golf has found its niche: Providing a year-around, weatherproof venue for golfers.
For more than 100 years, Norcia Bakery at 624 Belden Avenue NE has been a Canton institution. The little bakery started by Italian immigrant John Norcia back in 1918, is famous for its bread, dinner rolls and its iconic pepperoni rolls.
In 1805, a group of Amish settlers in Pennsylvania began the move west to Ohio, resulting in one of the nation’s largest concentrations of their community. Today, Northeast Ohio is home to 60,000 Amish in roughly 52 communities. Amish life is a big draw for non-Amish tourists, who are curious and fascinated with their 19th century way of life.
Bare Naked Wools may be one of the most unique businesses in Stark County. Located at 211 15th Street NW in Canton, it is wholly dedicated to the use of natural yarns for creating woolen, hand-knitted clothing and accessories.
Had it not been for two friends who wouldn’t take no for an answer and a third friend who was kind enough to make an introduction, Stark County Common Pleas Court Judge Frank Forchione might never have met his wife.
Located inside of a no-nonsense-looking building at 217 Schneider Street SE in North Canton, F.I.T. Co. occupies 4,000 square feet of space. Founder Auston Papay said that he and his wife, Molly, opened F.I.T. Co. in August.
Eisenbrei Plaza Optical is the quintessential definition of a family-owned, family-run small business. Mark Eisenbrei and his wife, Loretta, currently run the business started by his late father, Maurice. His mother, 91, only recently stopped keeping the books for the business.
The Repository Select Rite Aid Stores Spee-D Foods Buehler's Fresh Foods Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations Aultman Hospital Gift Shop Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations News Depot Avenue Arts Marketplace Yum Yum Tree Alliance Grapes in a Glass