CANTON, OH (December 4, 2012) – At final the Stark County Safety Council luncheon of the year, on Thursday, Dec. 13, attendees will be energized by the ultimate attitude guru—Marvin Montgomery. During the luncheon, Montgomery will share seven ways to maintain a positive attitude, even when things are not going your way. This engaging attitude session is perfect planning for the coming year. The luncheon will also provide a review of 2012 issues and focus on plans and issues for 2013. The luncheon presentation will be made by the SCSC steering committee and committee chairman, Colleen Maurer, who will complete the second year of hertwo-year term this year. Deb Schlabach will take on the duties of chairman for her two-year term on Jan. 1. Once again, the Safety Council will host a Toys For Tots Holiday Toy Drive. Many children in our community will not get the items on their wish lists this holiday season. Bring some holiday happiness to these children by donating NEW, UNWRAPPED toys at the December luncheon. Please help make a difference for these needy children and their families. Tickets to the Dec. 13 luncheon are $16 and are available online at, or by calling (330) 458-2070. The luncheon is open to the public, but guests are encouraged to join the Stark County Safety Council. Each monthly luncheon of the Stark County Safety Council is held at Meyer's Lake Ballroom (3218 Parkway St. NW in Canton).


As an experienced keynote speaker and professional sales training specialist, Montgomery has assisted hundreds of organizations improve their productivity. In doing so, he has earned widespread national recognition and praise. It stems from his informative, practical and stimulating programs that reflect his basic philosophy: preparation and practice are the keys to sales success.For over 30 years, people who have heard Montgomery speak or who have participated in his training programs consistently praise him. He speaks from experience. As director of sales for one of the country’s largest jewelry-chain leaders, he trained over 1,200 associates in 95 stores. With that background, he has applied his compelling training to the benefit of employees of all industries that are providing a product or service to their customers.


The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, with support from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Division of Safety & Hygiene, administers Stark County Safety Council. As we close out this year, it is important to note that the Stark County Safety Council’s efforts in the fiscal year 2012 yielded a total of $253,217.84 in discounts on workers’ compensation premium costs for member employers. According to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, close to 3,550 employers statewide received a total of $4,831,814.93 million in savings for participating in the program. Stark County Safety Council provided the seventh-greatest savings of anyof Ohio’s 81 safety councils. The mission of the Stark County Safety Council is to provide a forum for safety and health information, education and networking in Stark County. The Stark County Safety Council has been recognized as one the top five councils out of more than 80 in the State of Ohio for the past seven years, honored for its membership growth and excellent programming. There is no membership fee, and members enjoy many benefits, including potential eligibility for Ohio BWC rebates. Visit for more information.