Past Award of Merit Recipients

Each year, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce recognizes the area’s unsung heroes at the Community Salute Awards by honoring select individuals, corporations, businesses and organizations for outstanding contributions to the greater Canton community.

The Award of Merit is awarded to single individuals for continuous civic activities and dedication that goes beyond business or professional responsibilities.


Merit Recipients through the years

 

1946 H.W. HOOVER
1947 PAUL B. BELDEN
1948 JOSEPH M. MARKLEY
1949 E.A. MCCUSKEY
1950 W.W. STEELE
1951 T.K. HARRIS
1952 OSCAR E. BARKEY
1953 EDGAR W. JONES
1954 FRED K. DOMER
1955 HAROLD M. NOAKER
1956 JOHN B. QUINN
1957 W. ROBERT TIMKEN
1958 RALPH K. RAMSYER, M.D.
1959 SANFORD S. LAZARUS
1960 LESTER H. HIGGINS
1961 WILLIAM E. UMSTATTD
1962 FREDERICK M. BROD
1963 GARRISON R. HOSTETLER
1964 VICTOR J. LAJEUNESSE
1965 HENRY H. TIMKEN, JR.
1966 WILLIAM H. BELDEN
1967 RALPH E. FURBAY
1968 JOSEPH S. HOOVER
1969 AUDREY PRENTICE
1970 NORMAN E. JACKSON
1971 JOHN D. HAWKINS
1972 RICHARD G. GILBERT
1973 GEORGE L. DEAL
1974 PHILIP C. FLEISCHER, SR.
1975 MRS. HARLEY J. URBACH
1976 BEN M. DREYER
1977 CHARLES S. WHITE
1978 ROBERT M. RYBOLT
1979 RALPH T. SHIPLEY
1980 DR. THOMAS H. HOOVER
1981 WARREN G. SMITH
1982 HARRY MESTEL
1983 MRS. JOHN H. FELLOWS
1984 THOMAS A. SCHAUER
1985 RICHARD A. GULLING
1986 GEORGE N. SWALLOW
1987 JAMES L. POWELL
1988 WYN E. MCCOY
1989 ROBERT JOLIET
1990 RONALD K. BENNINGTON
1991 THEODORE V. BOYD
1992 RICHARD ANDERSON
1993 THOMAS W. SCHERVISH
1994 JANE G. SCHIRACK
1995 MICHAEL P. GILL
1996 WILLIAM L. LUNTZ
1997 ROBERT L. MANG
1998 SHEILA M. MARKLEY
1999 WILLIAM BELDEN, JR.
2000 F. STUART WILKINS
2001 RANDOLPH L. SNOW
2002 RONALD W. DOUGHERTY
2003 JOHN R. WERREN
2004 PAUL R. BISHOP
2005 WILLIAM D. CLARKE
2006 ROBERT & LINDA M. DEHOFF
2007 ROBERT & HORTENSE BOBBITT
2008 RABBI JOHN SPITZER
2009 AMBASSADOR W.R. TIMKEN JR. WARD J. TIMKEN
2010 ROBERT F. BELDEN
2011 DON HART
2012 RONALD J. MANSE
2013 STEPHEN A. PERRY
2014 JOSEPH R. HALTER
2015 Randall C. Hunt
2016 William C. Shivers
2017 Thomas E. Cecconi, Renee Powell (Special Award of Distinction)