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Oil, gas jobs forum scheduled April 15 in Canton

By Bob Downing Published: April 14, 2013

From the Stark County Oil and Gas Partnership:

Stark County Oil and Gas Jobs Forum Announced for April 15 in Canton

What: Investing In America: Building Ohio Jobs forum hosted by the Stark County Oil and Gas Partnership and the Ohio Chamber Commerce.

When: Monday, April 15, 2013, doors open at 4:30 p.m. and presentations begin at 5:15 p.m.

Where: Canton Civic Center, 1101 Market Ave N Canton, OH 44702


  • Ohio’s Utica shale play: what to expect in 2013;
  • State, regional and Stark County job and economic opportunities;
  • Ohio’s shale play and our nation’s energy security;
  • An impending threat to Ohio jobs and economic growth from Washington D.C.; and
  • Why the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline is critical to Ohio’s economic and job growth.


  • Sean McGarvey, President of the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO;
  • Canton Mayor William J. Healy II;
  • State Representative Stephen Slesnick;
  • Linda Woggon, Ohio Chamber of Commerce;
  • Dave Kirven, Chairman, Stark County Oil and Gas Partnership;
  • Shawn Bennett, Energy In Depth – the Ohio Project;
  • Butch Taylor, United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 396;
  • Ron Wilkof, Wilfof Industrial Supply and Ron’s Working Man’s Store; and
  • Doug Lane, Chamber Association and North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce, Moderator

Media are welcome to attend all or any part of the forum.



Stark County Oil and Gas Partnership, Dave Kirven, 330-495-7813
Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Julie Feasel, 614-228-4201



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