CANTON, OHIO (October 8, 2012) – Think networking is all about schmoozing to collect the most business cards? Think again. The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce's Fall NETWORK event provides a way to revitalize your sales database and make real connections with new people in an exciting, speed-networking format. On Friday, Nov. 2, Stoney deGeyter, president of local web marketing agency Pole Position Marketing, will emcee the Fall NETWORK event. In a presidential-style debate, deGeyter will present the candidates in online marketing: search engine optimization, paid advertising, social media, content marketing and link building. He'll help guests select the best candidates to reach customers, generate leads and grow their business. Fall NETWORK will take attendees on a networking journey through four, fast-paced hours of energized activities, complete with icebreakers and new ideas to increase sales prowess. Attendees will acquire new business contacts and potential sales leads–but more importantly, guests will learn how to become real online marketing pros, developing relationships with potential customers off and online. Fall NETWORK is being held at the Tozzi's on 12th (4210 12th Street NW in Canton) and is open to the public. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the program, roundtable speed networking and breakfast buffet following from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include breakfast. Register now online at or call (330) 458-2070. The Chamber's NETWORK series is not just for sales and marketing associates; it will benefit anyone interested in establishing long-term relationships and increasing a company’s bottom line. All area business owners, purchasing agents and sales and marketing associates are encouraged to participate. Every attendee will receive a registrant’s list for post-event follow-up and future contact. There is a maximum of two representatives per company permitted to ensure greatest networking exposure. NETWORK is presented by the Canton Regional Chamber and signature sponsor Haines & Company, Inc.

About the emcee:

Stoney deGeyter is president of Pole Position Marketing, a leading online marketing strategy company in North Canton, Ohio. He frequently speaks at conferences nationwide. deGeyter has trained bloggers for L'Oréal and was a featured speaker for the Cleveland chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). He also performs local training events for businesses in Northeast Ohio. His articles about SEO, website architecture, usability and business development have been published on Search Engine Guide, Search Engine Land, Web Pro News, Search Engine Journal and Visibility Magazine. In addition, he has written several e-books: E-Marketing Performance: Effective Strategies For Building, Optimizing and Marketing Your Website Online, Keyword Research and Selection: The Definitive Guide to Gathering, Sorting and Organizing Your Keywords Into a High-Performance SEO Campaign, and Destination Search Engine Marketing: SEO Without Compromise.