Nominations for Stark County’s most prestigious business awards are due by Jan. 22, 2016.  

The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking Business Excellence Awards nominations for Stark County businesses. Help us celebrate businesses that have distinguished themselves by being a significant presence in and/or providing substantial benefit to the citizens and economy of Stark County. 

To be considered, the business must be for-profit, non-publicly-traded (and not a wholly-owned subsidiary of a publicly traded company).  In addition, the business needs to have demonstrated several of the following attributes:

  • Growth in business and/or employment
  • Capital improvements
  • Innovation (expansion of products/product lines)
  • Longevity
  • Expansion of operations and/or efficiencies
  • Responsiveness to business/industry challenges
  • Consistent involvement in the community
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Entrepreneurship

For full eligibility information, or to nominate a company, please visit

If you have questions regarding eligibility or the nomination process for the Business Excellence Awards or are interested in sponsorship opportunities for this great event, please contact Melissa Elsfelder, event manager, at or by phone at 330.458.2073. Remember, the nomination deadline is Jan. 22, 2015.


Honorees of this year’s awards will be recognized during the awards dinner scheduled for  Tuesday, May 3, 2015.