Canton Regional Chamber Primed for Shale Boom

Downtown Canton, Ohio
From EID Ohio:
The Canton business community is both curious and excited about the opportunities that will develop through the exploration of the Utica Shale. Here at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, we have conducted two sellout business development seminars this year through a partnership with the Ohio Oil and Gas Association and The first event attracted just over 140 people, the second nearly 160.
The daylong seminars have featured presentations by companies like Chesapeake EnergySuperior Well Servicesand Baker Hughes that explained the oil and gas exploration and production process to the seminar audience. We also have offered business marketing advice based on successes achieved by small businesses in the Marcellus Shale. We have coached local businesses on the human resources challenges that may face them when the competition for talented workers increases because of oil and gas activity.
We have offered business banking advice, an explanation of the insurance requirements that come with master service agreements, and an explanation of the many safety measures practiced regularly in the oil and gas industry.
Read the rest of the article and view video from one of the seminars here.

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