CANTON, OH (July 30, 2008) - Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual Community Salute Awards, which recognize individuals, businesses or organizations for significant contributions to the Canton/Stark County area.  Winners will be honored at a dinner and ceremony Nov. 5 at Kent State Stark Professional Education and Conference Center, beginning at 5:30 p.m.


To submit a nomination according to the criteria below, simply go to the Chamber's website ( and follow the appropriate links or, to receive a form, call the Chamber at (330) 456-7253.  Please nominate your choice for Award of Merit and/or Award of Appreciation, completing the nomination form by September 10. Feel free to duplicate the form to submit multiple nominations.



 Award of Merit - Presented for sustained voluntary, meritorious community service, it is designed to honor one person for continuous civic activity above and beyond business or professional responsibilities.


Award of Appreciation - Includes the following four categories:

  • Corporations, businesses, organizations -- for enhancing the welfare of Stark County citizens through outstanding success in business or service.
  • Individual business people or professionals - for attaining personal eminence through outstanding performance in their profession, which ultimately benefits the community.
  • Individuals in Chamber of Commerce work - for extended, consistently outstanding performance on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce that produces civic or business community benefits.
  • Individuals in short-term activity - for initiating and completing a short-term activity resulting in widespread benefit to the community.


For more information, contact Nancy Leffler, Chamber Events Manager, at (330) 458-2073 or by e-mail at