Wed. 3/20
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Chamber Event
Join everyone at La Pizzaria
3656 Dressler Rd NW
Canton, OH
Questions? (330) 458-2070


Join us for the AultCare QuickConnect Networking Luncheon on March 20 with Officer LaMar Sharpe, Canton City Police and Be A Better Me Foundation, co-founder and President

Officer Sharpe will describe the "Be A Better Me Foundation: to positively impact kids and you to make our community a better place".

AultCare QuickConnect attendees can obtain business leads through enjoyable networking activities, hear a compelling speaker, meet new business contacts and enjoy a delicious meal. Plus, when you bring a door prize valued at $15 or more, you’ll receive 30 seconds at the microphone to promote your business.


LaMar Sharpe is a police officer with the City of Canton Police Department for eighteen years and currently assigned in the Community Involvement Unit.  Prior to joining the Canton Police Department, he spent four years as a youth correctional officer at Multi County Detention Center and three years at Stark Regional Community Correction Center (SRCCC). Officer Sharpe started the "Youth Reality Tour", a program that takes troubled teens through a jail tour, while focusing on positive goals and solutions to be successful in their daily lives. Officer Sharpe is a well-recognized community and national fixture whose social media posts reaches over several million people worldwide.  He mentors inner city youth, provides free tutoring, recognizes youth's achievements and provides various tangible support with book bags, school supplies, winter coats and Christmas toys for children in the City of Canton as well as surrounding counties.  Officer Sharpe is also the co-founder and President of the Be A Better Me Foundation.  Be A Better Me Foundation, is a community-based foundation designed to help empower and encourage youth, both on and off the right path in life.  He is also an inspiring motivational and keynote speaker, having provided presentations at many schools and organizations throughout Stark County and around Ohio.

Officer Sharpe has received the following awards, 2016 Mayor Proclamation Award; 2016 "Public Service Award" Coming Together Stark County; 2016 August "Police Officer of the Month," 2017 "Rising Star Award" Canton City School District; 2017 Sylvania Light's "Be The Light Campaign" Nations Top 50 people award; 2017 "Blue Coat Officer of the Year" Knights of Columbus; 2017 "Police Officer of the Year" Canton Police and Patrolmen's Association; 2018 "Person of the Year" About Stark Magazine; 2018 "Citizen of the Year Award" Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Kappa Tau Chapter; 2018 Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce "Community Salute Award," and "Tremendous Attainment Award" The General Assembly of The State of Ohio Senate.

Sharpe was also featured on a national Facebook Watch page "Returning the Favor," hosted by Mike Rowe. Officer Sharpe was also featured on "Dateline Daily" hosted by Soledad O'Brien.  Sharpe was selected as one of the Top 50 police heroes across the country in 2018 by and featured in many local news outlets throughout Ohio.

Officer Sharpe is married to Deidra Sharpe and they have a happily blended family of nine children, one granddaughter and one grandson.  During his spare time, Officer Sharpe is a proud member of the Canton Police Honor Guard, involved with the "Young Scholars Mentorship" program (Akron Ohio) and serves as a Varsity Assistant Football Coach at McKinley High School.

Featured Entree of the Month

Small Cheese Pizza with a Side Salad