Joanne K. Murray gives her local picks

Joanne K. Murray is a Canton native who never has lived anywhere else—and has no desire to do so. The Lehman High School graduate who attended Kent State University at Stark began her career as an administrative assistant to Canton Mayor Stanley Cmich in 1968, a job she held for 15 years before entering the commercial real estate business for six years.

Robert T. Belden gives his local picks

Just because your last name is Belden doesn’t mean you will one day work for The Belden Brick Co. “There are many, many Beldens,” said Robert T. Belden, a fifth-generation descendant of Henry S. Belden, who began Belden Brick with four associates in 1885.

Summer Montabone gives her local picks

You may recognize Summer Montabone from her days as a professional fitness athlete. The Jackson Township resident not only won the overall National Physique Committee Ohio State Fitness & Figure Championship and the “Tall Class” of the NPC in Texas in 2004, but she also has appeared in national fitness magazines and on DVDs as a model.

William Shivers gives his local picks

William C. Shivers describes his job at Huntington Bank as “chief inspiration officer.” “I want to inspire our team to reach new levels,” said Shivers, whose official title is president of Huntington’s Canton-Mahoning Valley Region.

Wedding Ready: Susie Kays Design

Susan Kurtz inherited gobs of costume jewelry from her two great-aunts when they died. The pieces were gaudy and flashy—and she adored them. Yet, she didn’t exactly know what do with them.