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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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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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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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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Artisa

Live Life Uncottaged

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BellStores

Keeping the family on full.

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CSE Federal Credit Union

The Local Alternative

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GOJO

Leader in skin health and hygiene.

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Baja West Coast Kitchen

Fresh food with a West Coast vibe.

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Old Carolina

Authentic Carolina-style barbecue.

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Custom Auto Body

Custom to the rescue!

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NILodor

Invented Pet Odor Control Technology

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MID'S

True Sicilian pasta sauce.

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Baird Brothers

Old school hardwood. Modern accessibility.

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Stark Community Foundation

Connecting people to the causes they care about.

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Stark County District Library

Where everything is free®

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DRB Systems

Transforming the car wash industry.

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Smoke The Burger Joint

Burgers smokin' with attitude.

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Beese Fulmer

Stay rational. Invest long term.

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JOMAC

Powerfully Light

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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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Specialty Pipe

Their speciality is being the best.

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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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Kimble

The Future of Waste Management

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Massillon Museum

Art & History Come Alive!

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Bird Technologies

The RF Experts

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Verisk 3E

Intelligent compliance. Sustainable progress. A safer world.

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