CANTON, OHIO (September 29, 2011) – Leadership Stark County's annual Encounter Bus Tour is departing on Thursday, Oct. 13. The one-day, deluxe motorcoach tour of Stark County offers new residents and established professionals a unique view of the assets, businesses and resources in Stark County. During the tour, attendees of this year's bus tour will:
  • *Stop at Stark Parks Towpath Trail and Exploration Gateways
  • *Tour Tower Industries, a state-of-the-art manufacturer
  • *Hear accounts of Stark County’s storied past from local historians
  • *Get insider views of agribusiness
  • *Have lunch at the University Center at KSU Stark
  • *Learn of local non-profits such as Pegasus Farms and First Tee of Canton
  • *Have the opportunity to network with business and community leaders
The Encounter Bus Tour is the perfect opportunity for area employers to give new staff members an immersive look of our community. Tickets for the tour are $69 per person and include lunch. The bus departs downtown Canton at 7:30 a.m. and returns at 4:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit or contact Fran Wells, director, at (330) 458-2094 or For more information about this and other Leadership Stark County programs, visit