As the holder of a sixth-degree black belt in karate, Wayne Burley is well able to defend himself. His concern is you. Burley is one of only a handful of people in the world and only one of two instructors in Ohio who are certified to teach C.O.B.R.A., the Combat Objective Battle Ready Application personal-defense system.
Chris and Amy Durbin’s business, the Uniontown Antique Mall, marks their journey from being collectors, to vendors, to owners. The business at 13443 Cleveland Avenue NW houses 25 to 28 vendors who offer a wide variety of items. There are two floors of merchandise.
A young widow’s determination to provide for her children was the impetus for one of Stark County’s oldest and most successful retailers. For more than 90 years, Lingenfelter-Brill, a furrier and women’s apparel store at 670 W State Street in Alliance has been a staple of Stark County.
Erin Miller-Todaro and Ashley Miller have the best of both worlds: They get to do what they love most, together. Two years ago, the siblings opened Miller’s Home Furnishings in Jackson Township; the outgrowth of a lifelong, mutual love for interior decorating, home decor and furniture.
In 1919, Alfred T. Schauer of Canton founded Schauer & Reed Insurance Agency. Despite being blind, Schauer found success with his company. Upon his death in 1945, his widow, Marie, took over managing their business while their only son, Thomas, completed his studies at Ohio State University, where he earned a degree in insurance.
A young couple’s dream to raise their children surrounded by nature has blossomed—literally—into a thriving business. Judd and Shannon Allen are co-owners of Bloom Hill Farm, which specializes in growing and selling cut flowers for bouquets and live arrangements.
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.
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.
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.
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