The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Dallas Cowboys Owner, President and General Manager Jerry Jones as the guest speaker at the Chamber’s 102nd Annual Dinner onWednesday, March 30 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center (1101 Market Ave. N, Canton). Tickets are on sale now.  

Jones will share his extraordinary story of how he has brought unprecedented success to the Cowboys, one of the world’s most recognized sports franchises. The Cowboys owner has contributed numerous innovations in marketing, corporate sponsorship, television, stadium management, stadium development, labor negotiations and community service. Jones, who was a member of the 1964 National Championship Arkansas Razorbacks, will also reflect on a life in which he has focused on family, football, philanthropy and business ventures. 
"Jerry Jones is one of the most successful NFL team owners and businessmen the Game has known,” said Dennis P. Saunier, Chamber president and CEO. "We are thrilled to have him speak at our Annual Dinner, here in Canton, the birthplace of the NFL, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, annual Enshrinement Festival, and future home of the Hall of Fame Village." 

“The impact that Jerry Jones has had on the Game over the past three decades is immeasurable,” Hall of Fame President David Baker commented. “In addition, his vision, work ethic, commitment, business acumen and innovation was not only integral to the Dallas Cowboys winning three Super Bowls but has been vital to the great growth by the NFL. Jerry’s life journey is a true American success story from which all of us can learn.”

At the dinner, the gavel will be passed from outgoing Board Chairman William Shivers, president, Greater Akron/Canton Region, Huntington Bank, to Brian Belden, director of sales, The Belden Brick Company and 2016 Board Chairman. 

"The Canton Regional Chamber strives to bring in Annual Dinner speakers each year who are engaging and timely for our membership," said Belden. "We are excited to welcome Jerry Jones to Canton."

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception from 5:30-6:30 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 March 23. Register now; space is limited.