Green Business Roundtable in Stark County

The Green Business Roundtable provides a platform for businesses, community members and public officials in the Stark County area to share information, best practices, and innovation toward improving sustainable business practices. Roundtable sessions are led by Green Business Expert, KIMBERLY W. BABCOCK, LEED AP ID+ C.

Green Business Roundtable Spring Calendar

February 12: Sustainability 101, Kimberly Whittington Babcock

March 12: Measuring Sustainability, Bob Nappi, Director Human Resources and Facilities, North Canton Medical Foundation Lisa & Alan Frank, Owners, Ermanno’s Legendary Pizza

April 9: Sustainable Community Relations, Christina Weyrick-Cooper, Community Relations Manager, North Canton Public Library

May 14: Saving through Waste Management – Panel Discussion, Elaine Campbell, Grant and Development Director, Mercy Medical Center David Held, Director of STW Solid Waste Management and Mayor of North Canton Laura McElrath, Operations Director, Akron Marathon

June 11: Energy Efficiency, Ryan Kopko, P.E., RKS Consulting & Commissioning

July 9: Sustainability in Marketing, Joe Rosza, Trailer Trash Design

Roundtables are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 8:00 am – 9:00 am
at the Jackson Belden Chamber of Commerce offices, 5735 Wales Ave NW in Jackson, OH.

All community members welcome. There is no cost to attend. Information at RSVPs appreciated at

Green Business Scholarships

Green business scholarships will be offered to three small and medium-sized businesses in greater Stark County to complete a sustainability audit and to set short and long-term goals. Our certified Green Business Consultant will work with each company on an individual basis to assess, strategize, provide feedback and ultimately implement a sustainability plan to use as a foundation for future growth. For more information and applications, visit:

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