jessbennett2011bwCANTON, OHIO (October 18, 2013) – Think networking is all about schmoozing to collect the most business cards? Think again. The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Fall NETWORK event on Friday, Nov. 1, provides a way to revitalize your sales database and make real connections with new people in an exciting, speed networking format. At Fall NETWORK, Jess Bennett, director of marketing and events for the Canton Regional Chamber, will serve as emcee and introduce you to the sales power of LinkedIn. You’ve used LinkedIn to promote yourself for years—now, Bennett will explain the finer points of using LinkedIn to make real connections that lead to sales. You’ll leave the session with ideas on how to best put LinkedIn to work for you, not only in positioning yourself as an industry expert, but in researching and identifying leads, and connecting to make sales. Fall NETWORK will take attendees on a networking journey through four, fast-paced hours of energized activities that include eight rounds of networking, complete with icebreakers and new ideas to increase sales prowess. Attendees will acquire new business contacts and potential sales leads at the event–but more importantly, guests will learn how to become real online sales pros, developing relationships with potential customers off and online. Fall NETWORK is being held at the Alex D. Krassas Event Center (251 25th St 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 $35 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.

About the Emcee

Bennett joined the Chamber staff in 2008 and has most recently served as the director of marketing and events, overseeing all communications on behalf of the Chamber, including promotion and publicity for more than 70 events. She was also the chief marketing resource for the Chamber’s departments and initiatives, manages public relations activities and writes two publications: Action Newsletter and Downtown Developments.