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John KisteCANTON, OH (June 6, 2011) – At the AultCare Fast Break Breakfast on June 10, you’ll hear from the Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau director John Kiste. Nobody knows the ins and outs of our community like Kiste! He'll give you the skinny on the what, where, when and why of Stark County, and will show you how your company can partner with local attractions to help grow your business. You’ll discover new assets that make our diverse community unique. Even Canton natives will walk away with new ideas on what’s happening right here in Stark County. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the program and breakfast following at 7:30 a.m. AultCare Fast Break Breakfasts are held at the Courtyard by Marriott, located at 4375 Metro Circle in North Canton.

Tickets are $18 for Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce members, $21 for member tickets purchased less than 48 hours in advance and $25 for non-members. Tickets are available online at www.CantonChamber.org, or by calling Rosie Kurtz at (330) 458-2085.

Beyond this important segment of the program, Fast Break attendees have the opportunity to obtain business leads through enjoyable networking activities at an event that has built a reputation as one of the most energetic lead-producing sessions around. Bring a door prize valued at $15 or more and receive 30 seconds at the microphone to promote your business. About the Speaker Kiste joined the Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau in 1999 as the convention sales and communications manager and became executive director in 2001. A native of Massillon and graduate of Malone University and Kent State University, Kiste also attended Yale and The University of Akron. In addition, he has served as an instructor of business, mathematics, and purchasing courses at a branch of Kent State University. Kiste is a past president of the Ohio Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor and strategic planning chair for the Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors’ Bureaus, where he now serves on the executive committee. He also serves on the advisory committees of the MAPS Air Museum and the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, and on the marketing committee of the Ohio & Erie Canalway as well as the Board of the Wagner Society of Ohio. He is the current secretary/treasurer for the Stark County Chambers of Commerce Association and is a graduate of the 20th class of Leadership Stark County.

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