Workshops

Sweet Lemon Creations

Sweet Lemon Creations

Robin Lemon is the owner of Sweet Lemon Creations, specializing in the flavors of Southern tradition. In a recent interview, Robin shared her journey as a woman entrepreneur and the story behind her delicious treats. Robin's passion for baking traces back to her...

Cash Mob: The 19th Hole

Cash Mob: The 19th Hole

Nestled within the historic Mills Tower in Canton, Ohio, The 19th Hole offers a unique blend of old-world charm and cutting-edge golf technology. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, come perfect your swing at this Cash Mob event! Click here to see all...

SCMBA On The Move: March 2024

SCMBA On The Move: March 2024

It is time for the March 2024 Newsletter! This edition is dedicated to Women's History Month, spotlighting four remarkable women-owned businesses. This month, we're proud to showcase Jadaah Floyd/Build a Bomb Basket and Starlett Isles-Burns as our Member Spotlights....

Chosen 1 Consulting

Chosen 1 Consulting

Kiona Stevens, the SCMBA Recruiter of the Year for 2023, is an entrepreneur with a story that traces back to her middle school days. Growing up in Canton and graduating from McKinley High School, Kiona's entrepreneurial spirit surfaced early. She reminisced about the...

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

March 8 is designated as International Women's Day. Today, we at the Stark County Minority Business Association (SCMBA) and Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) are taking a moment to celebrate the remarkable achievements of women in business. Within our...

BenSafe Fire Safety

BenSafe Fire Safety

Richard Bennett, the owner of BenSafe Fire Safety and Consulting, stands out as a dedicated entrepreneur and a community leader in Stark County. In 2023, Bennett earned the title of Stark County Minority Business Association (SCMBA) Member of the Year, recognizing his...

2023-2024 ERA Program Cohort Announced

2023-2024 ERA Program Cohort Announced

SCMBA is proud to announce the lineup for its 2023-2024 Expanding Resources for All (ERA) program cohort. ERA is in its third year and has helped to enhance over 60 minority businesses. This initiative aims to foster the growth of minority, women, and veteran-friendly...

SCMBA On The Move: January 2024 Newsletter

SCMBA On The Move: January 2024 Newsletter

Our first newsletter of 2024 features exclusive interviews with Richard Bennett from BenSafe Fire and Consulting, Kiona Stevens from Chosen 1 Consulting, and Will Dent from ABCD, Inc. But that's not all! We've also highlighted upcoming events, ways we can boost your...

SCMBA Featured on 43 Focus with Harry Boomer

SCMBA Featured on 43 Focus with Harry Boomer

Our CEO, Leonard Stevens, and Director of Business Development and Growth, Skyler Parks, had the pleasure of engaging in a conversation with Harry Boomer of Cleveland 19 News! We extend our gratitude to Harry for taking the time to talk with us and assist in spreading...

MSB Construction

MSB Construction

MSB Construction & Logistics is owned by Stacey Bachtel, who is making waves in Massillon and beyond! Services Offered: MSB Construction & Logistics is your local go-to trucking and construction partner. They offer a wide range of services, from single loads...

Affinity Lenders

Affinity Lenders

Affinity Lenders LLC is a mortgage brokerage business that is working hard to restore consumer confidence in the mortgage industry. The company is comprised of mortgage advisors who do business with a good conscience by presenting to our clients the products that are...

A Guide for National Write a Business Plan Month

A Guide for National Write a Business Plan Month

As December unfolds, entrepreneurs across the nation are taking advantage of the opportunity to participate in National Write a Business Plan Month. To support this endeavor, the Stark County Minority Business Association (SCMBA) and the Minority Business Assistance...

What is Mission, Vision, and Strategy?

What is Mission, Vision, and Strategy?

As we continue celebrating National Business Plan Month, let's focus on the fundamental elements that serve as the backbone of any successful business strategy: Mission, Vision, and Strategy. These components not only shape the essence of your business but also steer...

HD Production & Ent.

HD Production & Ent.

HD Production & Entertainment LLC was founded by Henry and Darshanette Zachery, a husband and wife team with over a decade of experience in the entertainment industry. HD Productions manages three event venues, including "HD's Place," "Special Occasions," and...

SCMBA On The Move: November 2023 Newsletter

SCMBA On The Move: November 2023 Newsletter

Our final newsletter of 2023 is here! This newsletter is jam-packed with our recent event recaps, member spotlights, MBAC News, Procurement and Tax resources, and MUCH MORE! Check it out now by visiting the link below! [button...

5 Proven Strategies for Minority Entrepreneurs

5 Proven Strategies for Minority Entrepreneurs

Ready to take your business to new heights? Here are five strategies you can implement right now to foster growth and success. 1. Engage at Networking Events: Boost your business visibility by actively participating in networking events. Connecting with fellow...

SCMBA now part of statewide MBAC network

SCMBA now part of statewide MBAC network

The Canton Repository recently featured us in an article centered around our recent MBAC designation and details the objectives of the MBAC and our plans to expand our services to multiple other counties. Check out the article at cantonrep.com!

Empowering Small Businesses with Financial Literacy

Empowering Small Businesses with Financial Literacy

At SCMBA and MBAC, we're excited about our latest initiative: the Capital Conversations series. This powerful program is designed to equip small business owners with the essential skills and knowledge they need for financial success. Using the Money Smart modules...

Why should you certify your business?

Why should you certify your business?

Businesses are required to register with the Ohio Secretary of State to legally conduct business in the state — this is commonly called a business license. Similarly, many businesses and professionals are required to hold certain licenses, certifications, permits, or...

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15th to October 15th, we observed Hispanic Heritage Month. To commemorate, we highlighted various Hispanic businesses throughout the month. Join us in celebrating this business community and show your support by visiting, seeking their services, or...

SCMBA’s 4th Annual Golf Outing a Success

SCMBA’s 4th Annual Golf Outing a Success

On Friday, September 22, 2023, SCMBA hosted its 4th Annual Golf Outing. The outing was held at The Quarry Golf Club, where nearly 100 golfers joined us in celebrating the accomplishments of the Association and minority businesses in Stark County and beyond! Through...

SCMBA On The Move: September 2023 Newsletter

SCMBA On The Move: September 2023 Newsletter

SCMBA On the Move is OUT NOW! Our September 2023 (Bi-Monthly) Newsletter is jam-packed with ways you can scale your business, networking opportunities, and SCMBA news and announcements! Check it out now! [button...

Celebrating Business Women’s Day

Celebrating Business Women’s Day

Friday, September 22, 2023, is Business Women's Day! This day is a reminder to honor our female entrepreneurs and those in the business sector. At SCMBA, we proudly highlight that approximately 6 out of 10 members are women-owned. Join us in celebrating Business...

Black Business Month

Black Business Month

In honor of Black Business Month, August 2023, we highlighted several SCMBA Members who are black-owned businesses. Take a look at the businesses below and consider showing them support! Sweet Lemon Creations, LLC 🍋 Owner: Robin Lemon 📍 Location: Canton 📧 Email:...

Eric Efobi | The Power of Networking

Eric Efobi | The Power of Networking

Meet Eric Efobi of US Procurement and Logistics Services LLC. Eric is a current SCMBA Member who credits his business's journey to success to the power of NETWORKING! At the Minority Business Reception on September 3, Eric highlighted how being a part of SCMBA has...

CASH MOB: Cottage Blues

CASH MOB: Cottage Blues

Support Cottage Blues! Our Cash Mobs are a fantastic initiative to show love to our brick-and-mortar establishments. It's time to Cash Mob Cottage Blues! WATCH NOW: Cottage Blues - Interview Becky McLaughlin is the heart and soul behind Cottage Blues. Curious to see...

SCMBA Golf Outing: Friday, September 22

SCMBA Golf Outing: Friday, September 22

The 4th Annual SCMBA Golf Outing is on Friday, September 22! Whether you want to participate as a golfer, join us at the reception for only $30 per ticket, or become a sponsor, there's an option for everyone to get involved. There are many reasons to get involved:...

SCMBA to hose Minority Business Reception on September 3

SCMBA to hose Minority Business Reception on September 3

The Canton Repository The Stark County Minority Business Association, in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame and The Summit Magazine, will host a Minority Business Reception from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Nash Family & Event...

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