Apr13 Barbara AbbottCANTON, OH (April 9, 2013) – At the AultCare Fast Break Breakfast on Friday, April 12, join us for a morning with the “foodrepreneur” who launched Canton Food Tours. At the AultCare Fast Break Breakfast on Friday, Apr. 12, Barbara Abbott will share her perspective on the rise of culinary tourism, what it took to develop Canton Food Tours, a look back at the first season and what’s in store this year. Plus, she’ll highlight the power of business-to-business collaboration that you can employ for own your business. The April AultCare Fast Break Breakfast, presented by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, is happening on Friday, Apr. 12. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the program and breakfast following at 7:30 a.m. The Canton Regional Chamber's 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, or by calling (330) 458-2070. 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

Abbott grew up in Akron, attended the University of Akron, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology. After a 13-year career with Ohio State Parks, she “retired” to become a stay-at-home mom. In 2010, while on a girls’ trip to Scottsdale, Arizona, Abbott stumbled upon the concept of the food tour when the group signed up for a “Taste of Oldtown Scottsdale” Tour. She brought the concept back to Canton and started Canton Food Tours in 2012. She has completed her first season, and is planning diverse tours and events into 2013 and beyond.