CANTON, OH (Aug. 28, 2013) – The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual Community Salute Awards, which recognize individuals, businesses and organizations for significant contributions to the Canton/Stark County area. Winners will be honored at a dinner and ceremony Nov. 5 at The University Center at Kent State University at Stark. Nominations may be made online at or by calling Whitney J. Prather, events and marketing manager, at (330) 458-2073 to request a nomination form. Please submit nominations for the Award of Merit and/or Award of Appreciation by Monday, Sept. 9. Nominators may submit multiple nominees.


Award of Merit – Honors an individual for continuous civic activity, going beyond business or professional responsibilities. Award of Appreciation – Includes the following four categories:
  • Corporations, businesses and organizations: Winner must have enhanced the welfare of Stark County citizens through outstanding success in business or service.
  • Individual business professionals: Winner must have demonstrated outstanding performance in his or her profession, which ultimately benefits the community at large.
  • Individuals in Chamber of Commerce work: Winner must consistently, and for an extended period, have demonstrated outstanding performance on behalf of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, producing benefits to the civic or business community.
  • Individuals in short-term activity: Winner must have initiated and completed a short-term activity resulting in widespread benefit to the community.
The 2013 Community Salute Awards will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and award presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50. Visit for more information, to nominate outstanding individuals and businesses in our community, or to register. For more information about the Community Salute Awards, contact Whitney J. Prather at (330) 458-2073 or