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

Wayside Furniture

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Akron General

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 

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.

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.”

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

Add Your Comment


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


Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook

Stories with Recent Comments

Pluto: The Browns split from Manziel is long overdue
Get Brock Osweiler from the Denver Broncos! He's fantastic and seems like a great person.

Democratic Senate hopeful P.G. Sittenfeld pushes for local gun control
That makes no sense at all... why not let cities determine driving codes as well? Maybe Cincy want's folks to drive on the left side of the road. What could go ...

Exploradio: Autism in the workplace
I would love to get more information re: Autism on The Town and other such programs in Northeast Ohio. Thanks!!

Human trafficking cases rise in Ohio
It is about time this is presented to proceed with a plan of protect our youth.And very necessary to inform communities through school, churches ...

Fermented food company aims to preserve Cleveland's farm-to-table movement
This is terrific! I make my own sauerkraut and consider it vital to good health. Well done, I wish you all success.

Ohio doctors get new guidelines for prescribing certain painkillers
I would gladly smoke pot to get off pain killers but its not legal.It would save the hassle of doctor visits for pill counts,pee tests,blood tests,driving to pi...

Ohio unemployment cuts are nearing a Statehouse vote
What about those that are laid off seasonally? My husband has been employed by the same company for 26 years and has been laid off (for the last 17) mid-Januar...

Ban on microbeads is a big step in fighting plastic pollution
What a bunch of liberal "so open minded their brains fell out" tree huggin yuppies. Professing to be wise they became fools.

Who's on -- and left off -- Ohio's medical marijuana task force?
Biggest joke everm these people are evil they know marijuana is harmless they rigged the polls last nov everypne kmows it

Dayton 'Black Lives Matter' protesters to appear in court today
Police to fast with the trigger finger and not the brain.A lot of police officers out here judge by color first instead of accessing the situation first. If a p...

Copyright © 2016 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