Created by MAGNET (a Chamber Partner) and the University of Akron, [M]anufacturing Matters: Trend Lines vs. Headlines is an event series focused on major topics and trends that influence manufacturers and manufacturing markets in Northeast Ohio.

Learn more and discuss manufacturing’s relationship to the impact of currencies, energy security, violence and terrorism, political organizations, and the future of globalization. Manufacturers only – service providers and non-manufacturers are prohibited from attending this session.


  • Robert Schmidt (Senior Growth & Innovation Advisor, MAGNET)
  • Andrew R. Thomas (Associate Professor of Marketing and International Business, University of Akron)

Thursday, Sept. 22
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
Free, but reservations are required
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