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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Rich Traditions Bring Sweet Success for Ben Heggy’s Candy

Family business approaches a century of handcrafted candy making; Focus is on keeping quality up and prices down.

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From Canton to Grand Rapids, Mary Ann Donuts Gets a Lot of Love

Favorite local donut shop continues to build on its successes; Will soon service four states with its "made fresh daily" donuts.

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As the World Changes, Much Stays the Same at Pizza Oven

DiPietro family employs more than 400 Stark Countians; invests millions of dollars into its multiple businesses and our community.

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Right People, Partnerships Equate to Growth for M. Conley Co.

Distributor credits its people for developing the right solutions for customers, looks to add new talent to strengthen customer partnerships.

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Squirrels Paddles Along, Prepares to Catch Next Technology Wave

Stark County software developer’s next move is building and selling its own hardware; could double local employment to 80 in the next 18-24 months.

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Core Values Still Digging Up Success for Beaver Excavating

High-quality service at a fair price is as important today as when Don Sterling founded the company in 1953; Day-to-day operations to soon transition to third generation.

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Royal Docks' Growth Comes from Staying True to Itself

Clean, consistent, quality beers pan out; Stark County brewery’s straightforward approach fuels growth … and national recognition.

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Old World Values, Quality Foods Drive DioGuardi's Success

Word about Canton’s “best-kept secret” starting to get out; locally owned market and deli brings unique taste of Italy right here to Stark County.

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AWARD-WINNING WORK

Goodyear

Leadership through technology.

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Aultman

Leading our community to improved health.

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PURELL

Protecting us from the spread of germs.

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Smith's

Tradition you can taste.

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GuideStone

Performance guided by values.

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BellStores

Keeping the family on full.

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Custom Auto Body

Custom to the rescue!

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Artisa

Live Life Uncottaged

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GOJO

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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MID'S

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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NILodor

Invented Pet Odor Control Technology

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Stark Library

Where everything is free®

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Kimble

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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MCTV

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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