CANTON, OHIO (Aug. 10, 2009) - 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. 4 at The University Center at Kent State Stark, beginning at 5:30 p.m.


Submissions may be made by calling the Chamber at (330) 456-7253 to request a nomination form. Please nominate your choice for Award of Merit and/or Award of Appreciation and submit the nomination form by Wednesday, Sept. 9. Feel free to duplicate the form to submit multiple nominations.


Award of Merit - Honors one individual for continuous civic activity, going beyond business or professional responsibilities.



Award of Appreciation - Includes the following four categories:

  • Corporations, businesses and organizations: Winner will have enhanced the welfare of Stark County citizens through outstanding success in business or service.
  • Individual business people or professionals: Winner must have demonstrated outstanding performance in his or her profession, which ultimately benefits the community.
  • Individuals in Chamber of Commerce work: Winner must consistently and for an extended period, have demonstrated outstanding performance on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, as well as producing civic or business community benefits.
  • Individuals in short-term activity: Winner will have initiated and completed 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