July 13th was a day of transition for NSME Akron/Canton. Tim Dimoff, out-going chapter president and long-time NSME supporter, swore-in Jeff McMahan as our new president.
Learn all about the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company's three phases to the resort, their vision, and structure from this informative talk by Anne Graffice.
Ray Hexamer, CEO and President of Stak Economic Development Board, spoke about his organization and Strengthening Stark's doing to keep and engage talent in Stark County. Strengthening Stark has been around for 38 years and is all about talent development.
Here's the major problem the county is facing:
In 2000 the population in Stark County was 378,000
In 2040 it is projected to be 355,000, a 6% decline.
In the wake of new business opportunities, Ray said this is a problem. But, he said, "Progress begins when you acknowledge and face your challenges."
Find out what they did to turn this situation around in three short years.
By Kristin Shawd
You probably think that Las Vegas and Ohio have little in common. Well, MGM Resorts International is looking to change that perspective with their rebranding and marketing campaign that launched MGM’s entry into Ohio’s gaming market.
What sounds like a tall order (linking Sin City and the Buckeye State through a launch campaign) is just the type of marketing insight that NSME Akron/Canton event attendees anticipate each month; and NSME’s June field trip to MGM Northfield Park delivered.
Jamie Brown (VP Marketing of MGM Northfield Park) shared the company’s strategy of transitioning the property from its well-known past as the Hard Rock Rocksino to its new identity — MGM Northfield Park.
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