SavariseStark County has seen a hotel boom in the past two years. But why? And what does it mean for local tourism and businesses? Join Joe Savarise, executive director of the Ohio Hotels & Lodging Association, as he explains the “what” and “why” of Stark County’s surge in hotel rooms at our next AultCare Fast Break Breakfast on July 10. Tourism is an integral and driving component of the Stark County economy, sustaining over 7% of salaried employment. Visitors to Stark County generated business sales of $1.6 billion, directly and indirectly, in 2013. Tourism includes and affects transportation, recreation, retail, lodging, food and beverage and more. The July AultCare Fast Break Breakfast will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Belden Village (4375 Metro Circle, North Canton). Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. and the program begins at 7:30 a.m. Register online at or by calling 330.458.2070. About AultCare Fast Break Breakfast: Each 2nd Friday of the month, 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 in Stark County. You’ll hear compelling speakers, meet new business contacts and enjoy a delicious breakfast. And, if you bring a door prize valued at $15 or more, you’ll even star in your very own 30 second commercial to promote your business!