Thu. 9/20
7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Chamber Event
Join everyone at McKinley Grand Hotel
320 Market Ave S
Canton, OH
Questions? Email Us

Gov. Kasich wants to raise Ohio’s severance tax on the extraction of natural resources like shale oil and gas. The government wants to raise Ohio's existing tax, but still keep it lower than neighboring shale states.

What’s the proper balance between a tax structure that benefits Ohio but fairly taxes the shale oil businesses?

Join us to hear from a panel of experts on both sides of an issue critically important to the economic future of Ohio towns and counties across the Utica Shale.

Moderator: Dave Kaminski, Director of Energy & Public Affairs,
Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

Keynote: Pennsylvania legislator (invited)

PRO Tax: Representative from Governor Kasich's office (to be determined)

CON Tax: Jerry James, president of Artex Oil Co., president of Ohio Oil and Gas Assn.

Neutral: Keith Bennett, Stark County Engineer

7:30 - 8:15 a.m. • Breakfast and Networking
8:15 - 8:45 a.m. • Keynote Speaker
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. • Panel Discussion

Enter the code CANTON and Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Members will receive $5 off

Event Questions? Contact Jessica D. Snyder at or 216-771-5388