The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce is celebrating a special anniversary in 2014: a century of leadership in Canton/Stark County. At the organization’s 100th Annual Dinner Gala in February, the Chamber will pause for an evening to celebrate this achievement with area business and community leaders.

The Canton Regional Chamber’s 100th Anniversary Annual Dinner Gala will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center, located at 1101 Market Ave. N in downtown Canton.

In recognition of the Chamber’s 100th anniversary, for this year only, the Annual Dinner will be a black-tie optional gala, including a full evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing and live entertainment.

**SPECIAL FOR 2014: Southwest Airlines is providing a $100 travel voucher for EACH of the first 900 guests to register, and Julz by Alan Rodriguez is donating a custom-designed diamond piece to be given away at the event.**

Other special surprises throughout the evening are also planned. At the Gala, the gavel will be passed from outgoing Board Chairman Karen Brenneman, managing partner at Hall, Kistler & Company, to the 2014 Board Chairman, Philip Fracassa, senior vice president – corporate planning for The Timken Company. The Chamber will recognize and thank the outgoing board members and usher in new members for our historic 100th year. Former Board Chairman Rick Haines, president and CEO of AultCare, will emcee the event. The 100th Annual Dinner Gala will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Live entertainment from the Motown-style band, Rumplestiltskin, and a dessert bar will follow dinner. Registrations for the Annual Dinner can be made at or by calling (330) 458-2070. Tickets for the event are $100 per person, and tables of eight are available. All registration payments must be received in advance and reservations must be received by Feb. 19. Register now, as space is limited. Sponsors to date include: AultCare, Aultman, Black McKuskey, Canton Chair Rental, DeHoff Development / DeHoff Realtors, Hall, Kistler & Company LLP, Huntington, Innis Maggiore, Julz by Alan Rodriguez, The Karcher Group, Kenan Advantage Group, Key Bank, Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths and Dougherty Co., LPA, Leonard Insurance Services, Malone University, Mercy Medical Center, Northeast Ohio Medical University, PNC Bank, The Repository, Schauer Group / Chubb Group, Southwest Airlines / Akron-Canton Airport, Stark State College, Sugardale, Superior Beverage Group, The Timken Company, University of Mount Union, and Westfield Bank.