Meet ystark! YP: Amanda Gordon


Amanda Gordon



Occupation/Title/Place of work:

HR Business Partner/Overhead Dior Corporation

Why are you interested you in Stark County’s Young Professionals initiative?

I want other YPs to see that they can do it too!

What would you share to encourage other people to join?

YStark is a place for YPs to connect and grow in a community of like minded people.

Did you grow up in Stark? If so, where? If not, where did you move from and why?

I started off in Kent Local Schools and in 10th grade I moved to Stark County! 10 years later I am back home residing in Canton!

Why do you stay in Stark County, from both a personal and professional point of view?

Stark County has so much to offer young business professionals like networking, the best social outings, great places to eat and a high level of places to connect with others!

What do you like MOST about Stark County?

I love being so close to everything and being able to network with so many people!

What would you change about Stark County if you could?

I honestly don’t think there is much I would change other than the level of potholes!!

What do you see as valuable opportunities for YPs in Stark County when it comes to career opportunities, cultural access, leadership or community involvement opportunities?

Stark County offers YPs with many opportunities to get involved in the community. There is a ton of ways to network, make new friends, give back to the community and make a difference in your hometown. The chamber plays a large part in that!

What would attract more YPs to Stark County?

I think offering more YP events throughout the year and showing them the options available to them!

What do you do in the evenings or on the weekends for fun in Stark County or NE Ohio?

In the evenings, I dine at places like Table Six or Burntwood Tavern and in the summer a lot of us go to Gervasis patio!

Could you see yourself spending your lifetime in Stark County and if not, what would cause you to leave?

I definitely could spend my life in stark county though if I ever relocated, I think it would still hold a huge place in my heart.