Mayor Katherine Procop had recently been away promoting the city of Twinsburg.
The only catch was that she was talking Twinsburg on the far side of the world.
Procop was one of a group of local officials who was invited by the Mayors Association of Portage, Summit and Stark counties to travel to China and meet with a range of people, from government officials and business owners to young entrepeneurs.
Procop said she got a chance to talk economic development and spread some good word for Twinsburg.
"It was a tremendous opportunity for all of the mayors," she said. "We got to talk about our cities and the development happening in our city."
Half of Procop's trip was paid for by a grant from the mayors association.
Procop said that many of the businesses she met in China were likely to be planning tours in Summit County to talk about opportunities here.
"It was an amazing cultural experience and an amazing learning experience," Procop said. "It was a tremendous opportunity to present the city of Twinsburg."