Wed. 10/24
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Chamber Event
Join everyone at Cultural Center for the Arts
1001 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH
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The B2B Expo will be held Wednesday, October 24 at the Cultural Center for the Arts, located at 1001 Market Ave N. in downtown Canton. The breakfast and lunch events will take place adjacent to the Cultural Center, in the McKinley Room at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.

The B2B EXPO, presented by The Repository and Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, offers small to large businesses from throughout the Stark County and Northeast Ohio region 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 in educational sessions offered throughout the day, keynote speakers will be featured at the breakfast and lunch event, and a networking afterhours session on the exhibition floor. 

The Corporate University at Kent State Stark is serving as the title sponsor of this year’s event, with supporting sponsorships from Huntington Bank and Mercy Medical Center. Click Here for vendor registration or by calling 330-580-8524 any time.





The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Repository’s Business to Business Expo on October 24 will feature keynote speakers at special breakfast and lunch events. 

‘Shale Oil and Gas: What’s the big picture?’ will be the focus of Scott Rotruck’s presentation at the breakfast. Rotruck is Chesapeake Energy’s vice president for corporate development and government relations. If you think the Utica Shale will change Ohio’s economy in profound ways, you will want to hear Mr. Rotruck’s address on the role Utica and Other U.S. shale plays in the paradigm shift from scarcity to abundance. The breakfast is made possible through the support of Chesapeake Energy. 

Co-founder of OfficeMax, Michael Feuer will be the featured speaker at the B2B Expo luncheon. ‘Innovation. What is it? How to achieve it. Everything you wanted to know about innovation but were afraid to ask.’ will provide an up-close and personal look at how Feuer created OfficeMax, building it from one store to over 1,000 with sales of $5 billion, and now has launched Max-Wellness, a retail health and wellness concept. The driver for these companies was and is innovation; how to find something that consumers need, many times before they even know it. A copy of Feuer’s recent book, “The Benevolent Dictator” will be provided to each attendee at the luncheon through the support of The Corporate University at Kent State Stark.

Both the breakfast and lunch events will be held in the McKinley Room of the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Doors to the breakfast will open at 7:45 am, and the breakfast will begin at 8:15 a.m. followed by a question and answer session. Doors for the lunch will open at 11:30am. The presentation will begin at noon. Both the breakfast and the lunch are ticketed events. Reservations are required and can be made online at or calling 330-580-8524. Breakfast costs $18 and lunch costs $25.