Nichole Cardinale has been in the promotions and sales business since she was in high school. She was the first business manager for Tallmadge High School’s newspaper, selling ads for the paper that her class created. As a student at the University of Akron, she sold advertising for the university’s student-run radio station, 88.1 WZIP.
For the couple who loves sports, Stark County has a wealth of choices, starting with the center of it all, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, one of the country’s premiere venues dedicated to America’s most popular sport.
Anne Graffice always has been a builder of things. The St. Thomas Aquinas graduate who was born, raised and still lives in Alliance helped people build their wealth during the nearly 10 years she worked as a stockbroker.
As director of archives and football information at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Jon Kendle oversees the organization, preservation and dissemination of more than 40 million pages of documents and 6 million photographs related not just to the history of football but every player, coach and administrator who helped build the game to what it is today. He leads the Hall’s digital transformation strategy and hosts private event presentations of the Ralph Wilson, Jr. Pro Football Research and Preservation Center. Jon is a Canton native. He lives in Avondale with his wife, Amanda, their two children, Liam and Isla, and their dog, Otis.
For two weeks this summer, hundreds of thousands of people will celebrate some of the greatest players in the history of football. The annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival begins July 22 and runs through August 6, with 17 major events scheduled throughout Stark County.
I’ve been to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I’ve experienced the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival festivities many, many times. I even worked for the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce for years, helping with marketing and media relations for the Enshrinement Festival events put on by the Chamber.