Think outside the big box. Innis Maggiore and The Canton Repository shine a light on and encourage the support of local businesses doing their part to strengthen Stark County.

Local Business Spotlight

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Canton Importing Co.'s Steady, Reliable Approach Brings Success

Specialty store's focus on people and products — not just dollars — has made it a mainstay in Stark County for nearly 60 years.When a good thing gets rolling, it's...

Canton Brewing Co. Local Business Spotlight

Canton Brewing Co. Borrows from the Past, Keeps an Eye on the Future

Stark County brewery, with roots dating back to 1883, is right at the center of the ongoing revitalization of downtown Canton.Canton Brewing Co.'s success is built on living up to...

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K Carpet & Rug Gallery Handles Stark County's Needs, From the Floor Up

Hard work and a customer focus have led to more than 50 years of steady success for Stark County's leading flooring specialist.

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Fred Olivieri Construction Still Standing on a Solid Foundation

Third generation is now part of Canton contracting company; growth has been consistent for business that employs 150 in Stark County.

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Palmer Vacations Listens Closely to Deliver Trips Worth Talking About

There's much more to being a successful travel planner than simply booking a few flights, hotel rooms and tours.

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Success Keeps Rising to the Surface for The Vasco Group

The road to success isn't always perfectly paved. Often, there can be rough patches.

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Louisville's Enviroscapes Strives to be World's No. 1 Landscape Company

Being an entrepreneur often means building a business from the ground up.

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Studio Arts & Glass Spreads Stark County Color Throughout the World

Every single element of Studio Arts & Glass is strikingly colorful.


CSE Federal Credit Union Puts the "Local" in Banking

Stark County credit union employs nearly 130 people at four locations, issued $110 million in local loans in 2018 and is evolving with ever-changing member needs.

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Shift to Showers Helps Tower Industries Climb Into National Spotlight

Now No. 1 in solid-surface shower solutions, Stark County company hasn't forgotten countertops, where it all began.

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Leadership through technology.

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Leading our community to improved health.

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Protecting us from the spread of germs.

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Tradition you can taste.

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Performance guided by values.

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Keeping the family on full.

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Custom Auto Body

Custom to the rescue!

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Live Life Uncottaged

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Leader in skin health and hygiene.

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Stark Community Foundation

Connecting people to the causes they care about.

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Baird Brothers

Old school hardwood. Modern accessibility.

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True Sicilian pasta sauce.

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Beese Fulmer

Stay rational. Invest long term.

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CSE Federal Credit Union

The Local Alternative

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Invented Pet Odor Control Technology

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Stark Library

Where everything is free®

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The Future of Waste Management

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Massillon Museum

Art & History Come Alive!

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Old Carolina

Authentic Carolina-style barbecue.

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Smoke The Burger Joint

Burgers smokin' with attitude.

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Baja West Coast Kitchen

Fresh food with a West Coast vibe.

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Going the extra smile.

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Republic Steel

Steel Republic Steel.

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Second Harvest

Serving the community.

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Trumbull Metro Housing Authority

Building a solid future for those in need.

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Fair Housing Law Center

Fighting for Equal Housing

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Brand Purpose: Beyond features and benefits, companies win with their whys October 09, 2019

Not too long ago, the popular advertising strategy was to promote product features like low calories, shavers with pivot heads and toothpaste that removes stains.Then we shifted to something with more personal relevance:...

Seven ways to win in a commodity market September 04, 2019

Many of the more than 5 million businesses in the United States compete as commodities hamstrung by not understanding how to grow and thrive.On the monopoly-to-commodity continuum, the closer one is to the commodity side...

Digital Marketing vs Sales: Digital dictates need to reset sales and marketing August 22, 2019

When I was a kid and my dad wanted to buy a car, the first place he would go was the car dealership.Dad wanted information and the car dealer had it. The dealer used that information as bait to get you in to the dealersh...

Trout's seven 'Abouts' shape marketing strategy July 25, 2019

Marketing strategy is first about finding your difference, then finding the best way to get your differentiating idea into the minds of your prospects and customers.The explosion of choice for the consumer is the direct ...


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