A blog post about local restaurants is what led Collyn Floyd to the dream marketing job she didn’t know she wanted. Floyd, a Missouri native who came to Stark County in 1999, had been co-authoring a lifestyle blog about all of her favorite places for food, fun and funky finds when a representative from Team NEO, a regional business development organization, asked her to write a post for its regional tourism site.
Santa will return to downtown Canton this December for the annual Light Up Downtown family celebration. This year’s event is scheduled for December 5, with the stage show beginning at 6 p.m., the fireworks going off at 6:45 p.m., and everything wrapping up at about 8:30 p.m.
This year’s Canton Blues Fest will bring a “southern blues-rock guitar wizard” and a “modern swamp-blues master” to Stark County. The 18th annual outdoor festival is set for June 7 and 8 in Centennial Plaza (formerly Market Square). Friday night’s headliner is Tinsley Ellis, a guitarist who recently released his album “Winning Hand,” and Saturday night’s headliner is Kenny Neal, a multi-instrumentalist with a Louisiana sound. Both are touring the country this summer and stopping in Canton before making international appearances.
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.
When collaborating with another entity on a special section, things can get tricky. When collaborating with another entity plus 20 high-achieving, busy individuals, things are guaranteed to get tricky.
Para M. Jones is a Stark County girl through and through. She was born here, attended college at the University of Mount Union and has spent most of her career living and working in a place she’s proud to call home.
The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce held its 103rd Annual Dinner in February. The evening featured Johnson Controls Chairman and CEO Alex Molinaroli, whose vision for the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village was shared with 850 guests.
For the ninth year, ystark!, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, and The Repository have partnered to present the Twenty under 40! awards to 20 young professionals who live or work in Stark County and have made significant contributions to this region.
Ten years ago, Robb Hankins stepped foot in Stark County for the first time. Surveying downtown Canton, he saw the Palace Theatre, a lone art gallery (Second April Galerie & Studios, then on 6th Street) and five pieces of public art.
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