Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Audience Learns About the Dramatic Impact of the Price of Oil at SCOGP Expo May 13

About 85 professionals from businesses related to, or interested in doing business with, the oil and gas industry attended the Supply-Demand-Price Expo, sponsored by the Stark County Oil and Gas Partnership (SCOGP), on May 13 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

Dave Kirven, chairman of the Partnership, emceed the event and introduced the lineup of speakers for the day. First up was Tom Delamater of Delamater Media Group, a Stark County-based public relations firm, who talked about the SCOGP’s media partners. His company is one of those, along with: Creative Source, a Canton based company that creates large format signs, displays and printing; Ponder Systems, a local video production company; Studio 7, a photography company that handles projects for the SCOGP; and ShaleMart.com, which publishes oil and gas newsletters and directories online and in hard copy.

The first featured speaker was John Felmy of the American Petroleum Institute (API) who talked of the strong and lasting impact of oil and natural gas in America and the world. He said the U.S. is now the largest producer of natural gas in the world and is on track to be its largest oil producer as well. He cited the strong demand around the world for fuel for heating and transportation.

Jackie Stewart of Energy In Depth provided statistical evidence for the strength of oil and gas in the state. She said that Ohio’s Utica Shale is producing, as indicated by the fact that the state’s Utica oil production is up 200 percent, while natural gas production is up 350 percent over that same period.

In addition to a presentation about the Hall of Fame Village project by Pete Fierle of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Bryce Custer of NAI Spring Realty and Rebecca Heimlich of API rounded out the agenda. Ms. Heimlich reported that there are almost 10 million people in the United States who either work in oil and gas or whose jobs are supported by the industry.

The event concluded with a networking reception until 7 p.m. The Hall of Fame was also open to guests of the expo until 8 p.m.

The expo received extensive coverage from area media. Click on the following links for articles in the Canton Repository, the Massillon Independent, the Alliance Review, and Farm & Dairy, the leading agricultural publication in our region.

COMING SOON: Next up for the Partnership is the annual Golf Outing, June 15 at Shady Hollow Country Club in Massillon, and the inaugural Shale Shoot Sporting Clay Championship and Utica Conference, Nov. 5 and 6 in Carroll County.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Our Marketing Partners Are Here to Serve Our Members and the Oil and Gas Industry

As published in ShaleMart magazine
As the Stark County Oil & Gas Partnership continues to be an advocate for bringing jobs, residents and opportunity to Stark County and the surrounding region, we are striving to provide additional services to our members and to the community.

On our website (www.choosestark.com), we list the many advantages of being a member of the Partnership, including a number of benefits that we’ve added in 2015. One of those advantages is the access we can provide to our strategic marketing partners. We’d like to introduce those partners to you in this article.

Creative Source, based in Canton, is a leading supplier of signs, displays and printing. Co-owners Mike Boyd and Dave Hess founded the company almost 20 years ago and have gained a reputation for outstanding service. They’re fast and easy to work with. Contact them at (330) 497-5556 or online at www.csforideas.com.

Delamater Media Group, based in North Canton, provides advertising and public relations in Canton and the surrounding region for a fraction of the cost you’d encounter at a traditional agency. DMG handles the public relations, website, Facebook page and e-newsletter distribution for the Stark County Oil & Gas Partnership. Contact Tom Delamater at (330) 437-5975 or online at www.delamatermediagroup.com.

Ponder Systems Media and Marketing is a video production company that has produced programs for PBS affiliates, network affiliates, cable systems and corporate clients. It is owned and operated by Ron Ponder, who is host of a popular weekday morning show on WHBC radio in Canton. Ron can be reached at (330) 705-6730.

Studio 7 Photography is a commercial photography company in Canton. Owner Shawn Wood blends a masterful eye with a flawless technique to bring ideas to life. Shawn has photographed many of the key events for the Stark County Oil & Gas Partnership. You can reach him at (330) 224-0641 or online at www.studio7photography.com.

We also want to acknowledge ShaleMart.com for collaborating with us to promote the Partnership and our many events. In fact, members in the Partnership will now qualify for promotional opportunities with ShaleMart.com in its print and online publications.

We hope you will consider the many advantages of being a member of the Stark County Oil & Gas Partnership, and we encourage you to patronize our strategic marketing partners for all of your promotional needs.

This article was originally submitted for ShaleMart's print and online editions.