Stark County Minority Business Association

Sterling Haynes


The Stark County Minority Business Association (SCMBA) is a 501(C) (3) organization comprised of business leaders invested in the economic growth of Stark County's Community.

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. After the successful conference it was agreed that 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.


Stark County Minority Business Association (SCMBA) provides numerous services to its member organizations to assist them in growing their establishments, creating jobs to enhance economic growth in our region, and procuring loans and contracts to stabilize their organizations. These services include:

· Certification workshops

· Directory of members

· Conferences and events

· Minority Business Assistance Center

The Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) is designed to assist minority-owned businesses and member organizations in the growth and development of their businesses. The center works in partnership with the Stark County Minority Business Association, The Small Business Development Center, and other local agencies which serve small and minority-owned businesses.

The primary services which the MBAC center offers include,

  • Access to capital

  • Performance bonding

  • Federal, state, and local certifications such as MBE and EDGE

  • Contract opportunities

  • Business and coaching and training


SCMBA has members from a wide range of industries. Members include window cleaning services, african hair braiding, food catering, transportation services, cold pressed juice and much more. EN-RICH-MENT has been a member since 2019.

To join the Stark County Minority Business Association

Call 330-458-2083


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