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Updated at 3/4/2021 11:31:53 AM
2021 Stark Tank College WINNERS
For our pilot college edition, 10 college teams submitted 90 second elevator pitches along with a business plan to the sharks. They also attended workshops and mentoring sessions. The top six teams were chosen to compete in the final pitch competition.Each final pitch had four minutes to pr...
Stark County Manufacturing Workforce Development Partnership Highlight
Stark County is at the heart of manufacturing in northeastern Ohio. Five-hundred and fifty manufacturers work with 26,000 employees to provide the most wages of any industry category in the County, according to MAGNET’s 2019 NEO Manufacturing Survey. The Survey also concludes that in Nor...
Find Your Tribe With ystark And Leadership Stark County
As the largest demographic in today’s workforce, millennials are the bridge between our community’s present and future. Retaining this group of young talent should be a priority to us all, not just the Human Resource managers of the largest employers in town. ystark! and Leadership Stark ...
2021 Stark Tank High School Edition WINNERS
High School DetailsBefore qualifying for the final event, 40 high school teams submitted 90 second elevator pitches along with a business plan to the sharks. They also attended workshops and mentoring sessions. The top eight teams were chosen to compete in the final pitch competition.Each p...
In Demand In Stark - Ryan Hartong
Canton Repository Article: https://www.cantonrep.com/story/opinion/columns/guest/2021/05/02/commentary-life-after-high-school/4893315001/ Next step: Life after high schoolBy Ryan HartongI heard the other day that there are approximately 4,200 seniors in Stark County high schools, man...
2021 Middle School Stark Tank Winners
Stark Tank: Middle School Edition brings our entrepreneurial contest to Stark County middle schools, encouraging students to develop creative ideas for the community and empower participants to develop meaningful life skills. The program is developed and implemented by TodTod Ideas, Stark...
My Stark Story: John McLaughlin
Name: John McLaughlin Title and Employer/Organization: VP of Business Development How would you describe your day job to a child? I think the most succinct distillation of what I do in the Stark Economic Development Board is that I try to attract, expand, and ...
Canton Student Loan Foundation Highlight
For almost 100 years, the Canton Student Loan Foundation has put Stark County students first when it comes to helping with school expenses. Our loan is local, has no fees and does not accrue interest while the student is in school. That is a BIG deal since most loans start to accrue ...
March 18, 2021 Job Fair Results
The following article was published in The Source, the monthly newsletter available from one of Strengthening Stark's community partners: OhioMeansJobs Stark and Tuscarawas Counties. OhioMeansJobs Stark County and Strengthening Stark once again ventured into the world of virtual car...
Virtual Job Fair March 18
OhioMeansJobs Stark County and Strengthening Stark To Host Virtual Career FairJob seekers will have the opportunity to connect virtually with area employers from the comfort of their home, smartphone or computer at the Stark County OHZone Virtual Career Fair on Thursday, March 18th, from 1...
My Stark Story - Jennifer Meek Eells
NAMEJennifer Meek Eells TITLE AND EMPLOYER/ORGANIZATIONExecutive Director, Stark Tuscarawas Workforce Development Board HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR DAY JOB TO A CHILD?I have fun talking with friendly people every day who care about Stark County. WHAT LED ...
2021 Smart Stark
Stark County is unique in that we are home to seven colleges and universities that offer nearly every degree a student could want to pursue. We want to encourage our students to choose local for their higher education needs and understand all of the options they have right here in Stark County. ...
Junior Achievement Highlight
For almost 70 years, Junior Achievement has been teaching Stark County students to take control of their futures. Through relevant financial, career prep and entrepreneurship programming, kindergartners through high school seniors connect with local business volunteers, setting them up for suc...
Stark County Manufacturing Workforce Development Partnership Joins OMA
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association (OMA) and its network of industry sector partnerships (ISPs) are transforming how the Buckeye State attracts and develops manufacturing workers by fostering collaboration and resource-sharing among manufacturers. There are currently 18 I...
How We Strengthen Stark Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio
Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio believes in a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Since 1988, Habitat for Humanity has built and preserved over 570 homes throughout East Central Ohio, helping thousands of people build strength, stability, and self-reliance. Families who par...
Congratulations House of GRACE
Congratulations to the winner of the 2020 Stark County Impact Program, House of G.R.A.C.E. Residential Services, LLC. House of G.R.A.C.E. is a minority owned, female led business founded by Audra Martin, PhD, CEO and Haydee Thomas, RN, COO. Dr. Martin is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Sup...
2020 Middle School Stark Tank Winners Donate Games
The 2020 Stark Tank Middle School “Game Night” winning team from East Canton has been waiting and hoping that the pandemic would improve and they would be able to begin hosting some game nights between students and senior citizens. However, it appears that it will still be some time before gro...
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