In the summer of 2008, efforts were made to improve communications & enhance collaboration between minority businesses in Stark County, Ohio & the Ohio Department of Development.
After several planning meetings, a Minority Business Conference was held in Canton, Ohio to address human resources and finance-related topics for minority business owners. Following the great success of this conference, it was agreed that a permanent organization should be established to act in the best interests of Stark County minority business owners. Thus, the Stark County Minority Business Association was born!
The Mission of SCMBA is to increase the amount of business coming to Minorities and women in the greater Stark County area.
The Vision of SCMBA is to create a self-sustaining business community fueled by those members who have created sustainable businesses and jobs.
Leonard Stevens - CEO
Amilah L. Johnson-Williams - Administrative Assistant
Delesa Montgomery - Coordinator of Membership, Marketing and Business Development
Eugene Norris - Project Director