CANTON, OH (October 26, 2009) - The 2009 Community Salute Award Winners will be recognized on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at The University Center at Kent State Stark, located at 6000 Frank Ave. N., in North Canton. The evening begins with a social at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Ambassador William R. "Tim" Timken, Jr. and Mr. Ward J. "Jack" Timken, will be recognized with the Award of Merit. Community Salute Award of Appreciation winners include: Martha Magoon, M.D., Clearview Golf Club and the Powell Family, and contributors to this year's blockbuster Kimono as Art exhibit: ArtsinStark, Canton Museum of Art, and the Kimono Leadership Committee, including co-chairpersons Heather Fisher, Carole Savastano and Jane Timken. "We have an exceptional group of winners this year, each of which has brought dramatic benefit to our community. We are truly thankful and humbled by their generosity and dedication," said Dennis P. Saunier, president & CEO of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. Tickets for the Community Salute awards dinner are $45 per person and reservations must be received by October 30. Make reservations online at or call Rosie Kurtz at (330) 458-2085. Contact Nancy Leffler, event manager, at (330) 458-2073 with questions about the event. Event sponsors include Aultman Health Foundation, Stark State College, The Timken Company and The Repository.