Melissa Hackenberg believes that having a heart for helping people saved her career. Hackenberg, who earned her real estate license in 2005, had been working as a real estate agent for about two years when the Great Recession began in 2007 and the economic downturn closed her employer’s local real estate office.
In 2019, I had the honor of writing the forward for “African Americans of Canton, Ohio,” edited by Geraldine Radcliffe Nadine McIlwain-Massey and Lois Jacobson. It is a treasure chest of a book that capsulizes some of the stories that have helped to shape Black Stark County.
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