Since its founding over 100 years ago, the Canton (OH) Regional Chamber of Commerce has been steadfast in its mission is to lead the region in business and community development through collaboration and innovation. Currently, over 1,900 regional business and organizations are members of the Chamber. In 1993, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce created its annual and iconic Business Excellence Awards program to celebrate and honor businesses that have distinguished themselves by being a significant presence in and/or providing substantial benefit to the citizens and economy of Stark County.
To be considered, the business must be for-profit and needs to have demonstrated several of the following attributes:
- Growth in business and/or employment (i.e. growth in sales or employees, etc.)
- Stability and longevity in your industry (i.e. adaption to changing industry, viability to the industry, etc.)
- Capital investment or expansion of operations and/or efficiencies
- Innovation (expansion of products/product lines)
- Outstanding customer service
- Consistent Involvement in the community
In years past, these elite companies were honored on at Kent State University at Stark Conference Center. This year plans are temporarily on hold as we fight the coronavirus and heed the direction from the Ohio Department of Health and Gov. Mike DeWine.
This year, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce is holding its 106th annual meeting virtually, featuring Community Updates & the 2020 Business Excellence Award Honorees on Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Among the 2020 Business Excellence Award Honorees is NUCA member company Barbco Inc., manufacturers of auger boring and HDD equipment for the underground construction market. Barbco is joined by Combi Packaging, Kempthorn Motors, Morgan Engineering, Muggswigz Coffee and Tea, MID’s “True Sicilian Pasta Sauce” and Sand, Sebolt & Wernow Co. LPA in the Business Excellence Awards Class of 2020. Barbco, Incorporated is proud, honored, and humbled to be considered alongside such esteemed companies that are committed to the continued growth and economic strength of our region.