CANTON, OH (August 3, 2010) - The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Repository have announced the launch of a new business event. The Business to Business EXPO will be held Thursday, October 21 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center, located at 1101 Market Ave N. in downtown Canton. The B2B EXPO will offer small to large businesses an opportunity to showcase their products and services in the large exhibition hall, open during the event from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Attendees will have an opportunity participate educational sessions offered throughout the day and a networking after hours session. Keynote speakers will be featured at the breakfast and lunch event. The theme, Business Takes Flight, speaks to the focus of the event. “We wanted to present an event that would benefit local businesses who are coming out of one of the toughest years ever,” explained event Co-Chairman and Chamber President/CEO Denny Saunier. “Stark County business is growing and thriving. Our success depends on our ability to work together. This event provides a perfect way for businesses to share and network with one another.” “The Business to Business EXPO will be the ‘must attend’ event for area businesses and businesspeople,” said event Co-Chairman and Repository Publisher Kevin Kampman. “We have developed an event that will benefit a CEO or high level leader in an organization, as well as an entry-level employee looking to grow personally and professionally. We are proud to be a presenter of the B2B EXPO and are appreciative of the support we have received from our sponsors.” Vendor registration is open at the event website, or by calling 330-458-2067. Admission for the event will be $2 for attendees. The breakfast, lunch and networking after hours events will be additional. The Akron-Canton Regional Airport is serving as the title sponsor of the event, with support from Mercy Medical Center and Kent State Corporate University.