The Canton Regional Chapter of SCORE, a member of the area’s business community for 40 years, has moved to new quarters. 

The move comes after the chapter had been located for 15 years in the Conference Center on the campus of Kent State University at Stark. SCORE chapters usually are located on college campuses, in government-owned or leased buildings, or in chamber of commerce spaces and pay no rent.  Recently, Kent State had an opportunity to rent space in the Conference Center to a unit of the State of Ohio. 

"I want to thank Kent State Stark for kindly providing us space for 15 years," said Steve Katz, chair of the Canton Regional Chapter. "They have been a great partner."

The chapter has moved to the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce satellite space in the Jackson Township Administrative Offices building at 5735 Wales Avenue, N.W. – near the intersection with Fulton Road, N.W. The move was made possible through the generous cooperation of the Jackson Township Trustees, who approved the use of space for SCORE at no cost. The arrangement includes two offices plus conference space.  Ample free parking adjoins the building.

"We deeply appreciate the chamber’s generous offer to provide the Canton SCORE Regional Chapter new office space," said Mr. Katz.  "This will enable us to continue providing high quality services to the area’s business community – both for-profits and non-profits. The synergies of being housed with the Chamber will enable us to reach even more clients and to recruit additional volunteers."

"We are so pleased to be able to expand our partnership with SCORE,” said Dennis Saunier, president and CEO of the Canton Regional Chamber. “Our joint use of space creates a strategic opportunity to provide more support and mentoring for small businesses throughout the community. I’d like to thank the Jackson Township Trustees for their assistance in making this possible."

The chapter expects the new quarters to be fully operational by mid-December. Meanwhile, you can learn more about SCORE or stay abreast of chapter doings at  You also can check the chapter’s Facebook page.

The chapter serves for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations throughout five counties – Stark, Tuscarawas, Holmes, Carroll and Harrison.  SCORE serves both start-ups and existing businesses and organizations.