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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Passion & Commitment Help Julz by Alan Rodriguez Sparkle

Popular Canton jewelry store has grown annually since opening in 2007; will move to a new location with twice the retail space later this year.

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Remarkable Flowers & People Keep Cathy Cowgill Blooming

Florist has been in business since 1909, is still family owned and was Stark County’s favorite again in 2018.

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Experience, Quality Work Keep Custom Auto Body Shining Like New

Independently owned Stark County company has put more than 75,000 Northeast Ohio cars and trucks on the road again by mastering the art of auto body repair.

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Grandmother's Original Recipe Helps MID'S True Sicilian Pasta Sauce Bite Into Market Share

Locally made pasta sauce is selling in thousands of supermarkets across 30 states; newly upgraded manufacturing facility is enabling additional growth.

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Making Quality Job 1 Helps Belden Brick Stack Up to Competition

Ford Motor Co. popularized the slogan “Quality is Job 1” in its 1980s ad campaigns.

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Right Products, Services & People Help Ziegler Tire Gain Traction

Stark County family business is one of the largest independent tire dealers in the nation; has sold Firestone tires longer than any other dealer.

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Tradition, Consistency & Creativity Drive Biery Cheese's Success

Family business' cheese sold nationwide, and in 23 countries; employs 500 locally.

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Earning Customers' Trust Helps Grove Appliance Stand the Test of Time

Some things haven’t changed much since E.J. Grove started his own refrigeration business in Alliance in 1935.

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Old-Fashioned Approach Still Works for Adam’s Men’s Clothier

Friendly faces, quality products, on-site tailoring and competitive prices make store Stark County’s men’s clothing king.

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Nimbleness, Quality Fuel Growth at Premier Building Solutions

Stark County manufacturer has expanded three times since forming in 2008; Company setting itself up for continued growth in 2019 — and beyond.

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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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