The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Ohio Governor Mike DeWine as the keynote speaker at the Chamber’s 105th Annual Dinner Presented by KeyBank on Thursday, Apr. 25 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center (1101 Market Ave. N, Canton). Tickets are on sale now at

DeWine is the 70th Governor of Ohio. He has had a long and distinguished career in public service, focusing on protecting Ohio children and families. Prior to serving as Governor, he was the 50th Attorney General of Ohio and has previously been elected to serve as Greene County Prosecutor, Ohio State Senator, U.S. Congressman, Ohio Lt. Governor, and U.S. Senator.

“Our Chamber strives to present Annual Dinner speakers on topics that affect the local, regional and national dialogue. As our state’s highest office holder, there is no one more relevant to Ohio’s collective economic and social future than Governor DeWine. We are honored to welcome the Governor to Canton for the evening,” said Dennis P. Saunier, president and CEO of the Chamber.

At the Annual Dinner, the gavel will be passed from outgoing Board Chairman Jim Porter, CEO/Publisher of GateHouse Media/The Canton Repository, to the 2019 Board Chairman Rick McQueen, recently retired President/CEO of the Akron-Canton Airport. The Chamber will recognize and thank the outgoing board members and usher in new members for its 105th year.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception (tentatively scheduled for 5:15 p.m.) followed by dinner and the program. Registrations can be made online at or by calling 330.458.2070.

Tickets for the event are $100, and tables of eight are available. This event is open to both Chamber members and non-members. All registration payments must be received in advance and reservations must be received by April 19. Register now; space is limited.