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The Stark Entrepreneurship Alliance is a one-stop shop for early-stage and start-up companies in Stark County, OH. The alliance provides assistance in all aspects of creating and growing a business including business consulting, recruiting management, financing, real estate, product innovation, mentoring and coaching, legal and accounting, and more.

What makes us different from other programs is that we have the resources to assist more complex start-ups involving technology, capital investments and national or global sales opportunities.

We welcome you to browse our Website, get acquainted with our partners, check out our calendar of events and spend some time getting to know our services and what we’re all about. Then call us at 330-453-5900 or use our convenient application form to connect with us for assistance. We look forward to hearing from you.

SEA is funded primarily by a three-year charitable grant from the Stark Community Foundation out of the Credit Bureau of Canton's Small Business Fund and by a contribution from Innis Maggiore.

Canton Food Tours: An entrepreneur’s experience

Barbara Abbott, President
Canton Food Tours

Oct. 13, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Stark County Library
715 Market Ave N
Canton, Ohio

Canton Food Tours began when entrepreneur Barbara Abbott discovered the appealing and simple concept of a “food tour” when she took a tour in Scottsdale, AZ in 2010.

From that chance experience, Abbott spent the next two years planning and developing Canton Food Tours, which launched in May, 2012. Regularly scheduled tours and themed events highlight the unique eateries, amazing artists, and rich history of Canton and the surrounding region.

Since then, Abbott has expanded business into Wayne County and beyond. Canton Food Tours, now in its fourth season, has grown and diversified every year.

At this Lunch & Learn event, Abbott will talk about the rise of culinary tourism (across the U.S. and in Ohio), what it took to develop Canton Food Tours, and the power of business-to-business relationships. Following the presentation, there will be a brief question and answer session.

Remember to bring your lunch and your favorite beverage.

Registration Information

There is no cost to attend the event. To register, please email Annette@Starkcoohio.com or call 330.453.5900.