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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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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BAM! Healthy Cuisine Offers Great Combination of Nutritious & Delicious

Local restaurant's two locations specialize in fresh, flavorful food; Strike amazing balance between better-for-you eating with better taste.

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Convenience, Amenities & Community Impact Make CAK the Right Choice

Travelers are one stop away from anywhere in the world at Akron-Canton's very own airport; Work is now under way to revolutionize the passenger experience.

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Great Food & Amazing People Help Kozmo's Win the Hearts of Massillon

Local restaurant prides itself in being just different enough; Offers upscale environment with reasonably priced food.

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Waggoner Chocolates Provides the World a Taste of Stark County

Local company sells the majority of its distinguished chocolates outside the area; Quality, creativity and consistency keep customers coming back for more.

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Harrison Paint Thrives on Making Others Look Good

Company’s products protect and beautify surfaces throughout the Midwest; new Belden Village design center showcases products.

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Freshness, Flavor Keep Customers Coming Back to Muggswigz

Coffee shop has earned local, regional and national accolades; owner has traveled the world to bring the best in coffee back home to Northeast Ohio.

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Taste Keeps Canton Coming Back to Johnnie's Bakery

Local bakery’s made-from-scratch treats with zero preservatives separate it from the crowd; hard work and dedication keep business rising.

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Commitment to Customers Drives Davies Drugs to Good Health

Independent local pharmacy does “little things” right; free delivery, multi-dose packaging add great value for customers.

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Hard Work & a Little Luck Lead to Laura of Pembroke’s 
Good Fortunes

Popular boutique thrives thanks to family’s dedication; Business’ stylish impact felt from California to Florida.

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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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