News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

NOCHE

Hennes Paynter Communications

Akron Children's Hospital


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Economy and Business


Canton Business-to-Business Expo is upbeat
Attendance was up for both visitors and exhibitors in this third year of the annual event 
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


Reporter
Tim Rudell
 
Great Court of the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts. Sixty exhibitors set up for the B to B Expo
Courtesy of T. Rudell
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

“Optimistic” was the word at a Business-to-Business Expo Wednesday in Canton.  WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports that hundreds of business operators, entrepreneurs, and investors gathered in the city’s Cultural Center for the Arts.   

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:53)


(Click image for larger view.)

Economic signs
With business investment up and unemployment down in Stark and surrounding counties, participants in the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce’s B-to-B Expo were noticeably positive.

Boom 
Steve Mills of Pittsburgh-based Weavertown Environmental Group is an example. Weaverton specializes in accident prevention and clean-up for the trucks, river shipping, and pipelines that move hazardous materials. Mills was at the Expo because he is setting up a new branch of the company in the Tuscarawas Valley south of Canton, where the shale drilling boom is expected to be strong. We’re encouraged about expanding the operation in eastern Ohio.  We are not only looking to just bring business into the area, I’m looking to partner with the local community, hire local people.  I’m looking to be a part of that boom.”

Growth
This third year for the Canton Expo drew 60 exhibitors, up 20 percent from last year.  

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Bridgestone exec indictments are latest step in a billion-dollar price-fixing case
Why is O.P.E.C Not investigated and charges brought against it and it's member companies? It sounds exactly the same...

Ohio's new drilling rules rely on known earthquake faults
requiring drillers to place seismic monitors when they drill within 3 miles of known fault lines. This comment really upsets me!! What good does an instrument t...

Kasich's gubernatorial ad focuses on his blue-collar roots
John Kasich is the biggest con-man in America. He will say one thing and then do the opposite. He is terribly successful at fooling the public and he is worki...

Cab drivers who refuse to drive Gay Games taxis will be replaced
the irony is that most americans distrust or hate muslims much more than they hate gays!! silly ignorant bigots-GO HOME!!!

New transportation companies come to Cleveland
Ride-sharing companies are breaking laws and regulations every day. From regulatory fee evasion to use of smartphone while driving (and even two smartphones(!) ...

Cleveland anti-poverty agency executive resigns amid financial probe
That committee won't be too independent. He plans to stay on until after the new appointee is chosen.

How can you wipe a criminal record clean?
Great article! NO CLINIC in May 2014, however, because it's graduation month for students For the next dates of the FREE Legal Clinic to help with Expungment,...

Drilling remains suspended while ODNR investigates NE Ohio earthquakes
Flaring and lights, so has all been halted? Also, smell of HS2 and sounds of an auger/drilling/water rushing underground. So, has all been halted? In light of t...

Will the Ohio River carry fracking wastewater?
Texas $ vs. WV citizens . Who will our governor listen to?

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University