Your Informant Newsletter Winter 2017

You are receiving this newsletter as a benefit of your BBB Accreditation

Your Informant 
Serving 12 Counties in Ohio and 52 Counties in West Virginia
56 Years of Making Business Better           Winter 2017 Issue LVI Vol. IV
You are receiving this newsletter as a benefit of your BBB Accreditation
Ballot & Proxy Results
The BBB annual meeting was held on December 20, 2017. The following board members were renewed for another 3-year term: 
Javan Yoder 
Stark Truss
Elaine CampbellMercy Medical Center
Jeff Snyder
Huntington Bank
Dave Waikem
Waikem Auto Group
Brian Wells
First Commonwealth 
The BBB Welcomes new Board Member:

Steven Meeks
Canton Regional Chamber

BBB Board officers elected for 2018

Jeff Snyder
Brian Wells
Vice Chair
Dale Witt
Mark Fearon

BBB Charitable & Educational Fund, Inc. officers for 2018
Joe French
Stephanie Snow Werren
Sharon Sirpilla
In Memory
The BBB is saddened to announce the recent passing of longtime board member, John DeWees. John passed away on November 9, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. John was the General Manager for Miracle Plumbing and was on the BBB Board from 2001 - 2010 and 2012 - current. John served a total of 15 years on the BBB board as well as 2 years as Chair. John truly believed in the BBB and what our organization stands for. His "unbelievable" spirit for life, unmistakable laugh and upbeat personality will be greatly missed by all. 
New Staff
The BBB is pleased to announce Brian DeFelice as Sales Manager. 
Brian comes to the BBB with over 25 years sales management experience. Brian previously worked for SmithFoods, Inc. in Orrville, Ohio as VP of Sales. Brian obtained a bachelor's degree in Business Management and Industrial Relations from Kent State University as well as several certificates in management and leadership.
We look forward to having Brian on our team. 
New Benefit Program 

Boost your company's financial health and employee satisfaction by offering your workforce 24/7 Call-A-Doc, an affordable premier telemedicine service that complements your existing health care benefit plans.

Long trusted by Fortune 1000 companies, telemedicine provides an advantage to organizations of every size and in every industry. Employers and employees alike enjoy the convenience, reduced hours away from work and proven cost savings. The flexibility of visiting with a physician by live video or telephone, 24/7, offers members a convenient, cost-effective alternative to urgent care or emergency rooms. 

The following links provide answers to many questions regarding telemedicine and how it benefits employees and business owners.


For more information regarding this new benefit, contact Mark Snapp at 
Worker Comp Deadline
Please mark your calendar with these important workers' comp deadline dates.

New BBB Accredited Business
The following companies have joined the BBB during
September, October & November in our fight for an honest marketplace. 
BBB Accreditation is by invitation only and we must refuse businesses that don't meet our accreditation standards.

New Accredited Business Profiles

The following Accredited Business Profiles are for businesses that have joined the BBB in the months of September, October & November.
*Entire list of New Accredited Businesses is not listed. Only businesses that submitted a profile. 

Happy Anniversary!

The BBB has received renewal payment from the following companies during the months of September, October & November.
*Entire membership is not listed. Businesses are listed as they renew. 

BBB In Action!
The BBB has participated in the following events and trade shows:
9/27 - Speech - Alliance Women's Club - 
          Alliance, OH
10/2 - Speech - Ladies Philopchos Society - Canton, OH
In The News!

Below are recent press releases or media interviews the BBB issued.
Upcoming Events

  • 1/8 - Speech - Ohio Means Jobs, Canton, OH
  • 1/15 - BBB Offices closed for Martin Luther King Day
  • 2/6 - Speech - Mount Union University, Alliance, OH
  • 2/9,10,11 - Wheeling Home & Garden Show
  • 2/13 - BBB Charitable & Educational Fund Board Meeting
  • 2/19 - BBB Offices Closed for President's Day
  • 2/22 - BBB Board Executive Committee Meeting
  • 3/9,10,11 - Stark County Home & Garden Show
  • 3/9,10,11 - WSAZ Home & Garden Show
  • 3/22 - BBB Board of Directors Meeting
  • 3/30 - BBB offices Closed for Good Friday
Closing Thought
Happy Holidays
The BBB staff would like to wish all of our accredited businesses a very 
Happy Holiday and a joyous New Year!