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Each year, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce recognizes the area’s unsung heroes at the Community Salute Awards by honoring select individuals, corporations, businesses and organizations for outstanding contributions to the Canton/Stark County community. This year’s awards dinner will take place Wednesday, Nov. 4, at The Conference Center, Kent State University at Stark. Nominations for this award are due by Monday, Sept. 7, and can be completed online at www.CantonChamber.org. Awards are presented in two categories, the Award of Merit and the Award of Appreciation. The Award of Merit is awarded to a single individual for continuous civic activities and dedication that goes beyond business or professional responsibilities. Awards of Appreciation honor any or all of the following for outstanding performance that benefits the community:
  • Corporations, business and organizations: the winner must have enhanced the welfare of Stark County citizens through outstanding success in business or service.
  • Individual business professionals: the winner must have demonstrated outstanding performance in his or her profession, which ultimately benefits the community at large.
  • Individuals in Chamber of Commerce work: the winner must consistently and for an extended period, have demonstrated outstanding performance on behalf of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, producing benefits to the civic or business community.
  • Individuals in short-term activity: the winner must have initiated and completed a short-term activity resulting in widespread benefits to the community.
The 2015 Community Salute Awards will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and award presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50. Visit www.CantonChamber.org for more information, to nominate outstanding individuals and businesses in our community, or to register.