CANTON, OHIO (Nov. 14, 2011) – Think networking is all about schmoozing to collect the most business cards? Think again! Tired of meeting the same people at the same networking programs with no end in sight? Want to freshen your sales database and make real connections with new people? On Friday, Nov. 18, marketing and sales guru Glenda Lehman Ervin of Lehman’s Hardware is coming to the Canton Regional Chamber’s semi-annual NETWORK series. She will lead you on a networking journey through four, fast-paced hours of energized activities, complete with icebreakers and new ways competing in times of tough sales. You’ll acquire NEW business contacts and potential leads for your business – but more importantly, you’ll learn how to become a real selling pro and form true relationships with potential customers! Fall NETWORK is being held at the Holiday Inn Canton at 4520 Everhard Road NW in Canton. 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 $25 and include breakfast. Register now online at or call (330) 458-2070. This semi-annual NETWORK series will enable you to gain exposure for your company and help you harness your true networking potential. NETWORK 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 The Karcher Group. About the emcee: Glenda Lehman Ervin is the vice president of marketing for Lehman’s and the daughter of company founder Jay Lehman. She is responsible for the advertising, marketing and media relations for the multi-channel business. After working as a journalist for several years, she joined a Fortune 200 company, returning to Lehman’s in 1996. She graduated from Taylor University with a double major in journalism and English, and received a master’s from Indiana University. Ervin serves on a number of volunteer boards and has taught Junior Achievement classes in the local school system for several years. Ervin has been named a YMCA Woman of Achievement, as well as a Rainmaker, and in 2008, she received the Distinguished Sales and Marketing Award from the Sales & Marketing Executives International. She has done speaking engagements on Lehman’s and multi-channel marketing all over the country. ###