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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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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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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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Live Life Uncottaged

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Keeping the family on full.

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CSE Federal Credit Union

The Local Alternative

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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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Invented Pet Odor Control Technology

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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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Powerfully Light

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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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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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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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