Tue. 11/5
ystark! Event
Join everyone at ystark! a Department of the Canton Regional Chamber
Questions? 330-458-2070


ystark! and the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce invite you to show your support for the future of our community!

50% of the workforce in Stark County will be less than 40 years old by 2020

More than 1000 YPs show up annually to network, socialize, server, lead and grow

More than 70% of YPs plan to remain in Stark

OK, so this isn’t an actual event invitation, but it is an invitation for you to show up, figuratively, for the young professionals in our community. Reenergized with fresh perspective and a full-steam-ahead attitude, we are ready to Get.It.Done. We invite you to show your support by donating to the ystark! annual fund drive. With your support, we can continue providing networking, professional development and engagement opportunities for YPs. A strong, engaged YP workforce today means a stronger economic future for Stark. YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL MAKE AN IMPACT.


CREATE a new web presence to serve as a digital resource for Stark YPs

CONNECT with local universities to educate students about the assets and professional opportunities Stark offers (Our best and brightest are not leaving - and we want to make sure of it!)

COME TOGETHER through committees, creating a collective YP voice to contribute to greater  community conversations and initiatives

CONTINUE providing networking, professional development, and engagement opportunities to Attract, Retain, Engage YPs in Stark.

The table is set nicely right now in Stark County for young professionals to have a voice and to take action. You are a necessary part of strengthening our community.

– Hrishue Mahalaha, Strengthening Stark Program Officer