The Good Neighbor

Greater Akron/Canton Region

The Akron/Canton area is growing, thanks to strategic new development and projects like the expansion of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. With more than 20 branches in the region, Huntington is committed to the area, serving its banking needs and lending a helping hand in the community.

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About Your Neighborhood

Greater Akron/Canton

Canton is the headquarters of Huntington, and of our Greater Akron/Canton region. Huntington Bank has a long and distinguished history of supporting programs throughout Central Ohio that are designed to enrich the community and create an environment where our children can grow and thrive. The breadth and depth of these efforts range from multi-million dollar programs aimed at the revitalization of major parts of the city to the individual volunteer efforts of Huntington associates at all levels of the corporation. These programs are innovative and creative, and thanks to the partnership between Huntington and local governments and nonprofits, goals have been set and solutions found to area problems. Huntington provides support in a variety of areas including economic development, health care, housing, education and the arts.

Huntington Bank is proud to be in its 146th year as an essential partner in the Greater Akron/Canton region. The leadership and the colleagues at the bank take this role seriously. Several of Huntington’s major efforts were brought full circle in 2011. These programs underscored the innovation that is a hallmark of Huntington’s efforts to support Greater Akron/Canton programs and nonprofits for the long-term.

We believe in doing the right thing.

Recognizing support of minority businesses
Huntington received “Diversity Advocacy” Award

Huntington’s Greater Akron/Canton Region recently received the Diversity Advocacy Award by Black Pages of Ohio for our work with minority business enterprises representing every demographic.

We’re committed to the communities we serve and have developed sourcing strategies with consideration to minority, women, LGBT, disabled and veteran-owned businesses. We award business to our suppliers through a competitive process based on several factors, such as the best overall value to Huntington, quality, local community commitment, price and relationship.

Honoring the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
MLK Jr. Day of Service

The MLK Day of Service is an annual volunteer event across the country that brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to strengthen our communities.

Many of our colleagues honored the late civil rights activist by volunteering at various social service organizations on the federal holiday. Team members from our Greater Akron/Canton Region read MLK history aloud to students, and provided hands-on financial literacy at the JRC Learning Center in Canton.

Distributing back-to-school backpack for kids in need
Backpack donation to help children in need as they return to school

We’re proud to have distributed roughly 15,000 backpacks to children across our 11 markets in six states. Within the Greater Akron/Canton Region, we donated more than 850 backpacks to help low-income families challenged by back-to-school expenses. This year, The First Tee program was just one of several organizations receiving backpacks for distribution to local school children whose families needed a helping hand with basic school supplies.

“JA in a Day” at Leggett Community Learning Center

Improving financial education is a key component of Huntington’s Good Neighbor philosophy. That’s why we proudly partnered with Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio to introduce school kids to financial literacy, entrepreneurship and business concepts.

Since 2008, our colleagues have joined forces with Junior Achievement to deliver financial education to Leggett Community Learning Center’s K-5 students. Team members served as volunteers and role models in 17 classrooms for more than 376 students.         Junior Achievement BizTown® is a registered trademark of Junior Achievement USA and JA Worldwide.

Additional Financial Education:

•Belden Elementary School

•Community Services of Stark County, The Family Living Center

•Junior Achievement


•Kiwanis Club

•Leggett Community Learning Center

•Summit County Office of Re-entry

Improving neighborhoods in East Akron through funding — and sweat equity
Neighborworks Week 2014

Colleagues from Huntington, the East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation (EANDC), and NeighborWorks America spent a day last June in East Akron for a neighborhood cleanup event in celebration of NeighborWorks Week.

The volunteers laid sod, planted flowers and shrubs, and performed other tasks at four properties in the 300 block of Weeks Street. These properties are part of the 27 new homes in Robinson Homes East, which is part of the East Akron Neighborhood Revitalization Plan.

The Plan is a multifaceted, strategic road map to guide investment efforts addressing short and long-term land use. As the primary lender for the Robinson Homes East project, Huntington’s volunteerism demonstrates our pride and commitment to the significant work being done by EANDC.

Adressing Community Needs:

•Association of Fundraising Professionals

•Alliance Community Hospital


•Ashland University

•Buckeye Council Boy Scouts of America

•Folds of Honor Foundation

•Fraternal Order of Police

•Kent State University

•Leadership Akron

•Leadership Stark County

•Mercy Medical Center Foundation

•Mobility Works Foundation

•Northeast Ohio Medical University

•Partners Advancing Our Future

•Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival

•Samaritan Hospital

•The Women's Board of Aultman Hospital

•Union Hospital Auxiliary

•University of Mount Union

•Walsh University

Community Investment and Affordable Housing
Providing Partnerships:

•Community Building Partnership

•East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation

•Habitat for Humanity

•Northeast Area Renaissance

Greater Akron/Canton Region

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