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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 (SCMBA) 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.


Staff Members

Leonard Stevens - CEO

Amilah L. Johnson-Williams - Office Manager 

      Juanita Gray - Marketing & Membership Coordinator

Lydia Lee - Program Director

Skyler Parks - Director of Business Development and Growth