Laura PerryCanton, OH (March 1, 2010) – The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced that Laura Perry has joined the staff as event manager. Perry will be responsible for working with committee volunteers, sponsors and other staff members to plan and stage the Balloon Classic Invitational/Jackson-Belden Food Fest & Fireworks, Ribs Burnoff and Timken Grand Parade. She joins the Enshrinement Festival department on a full-time basis after serving throughout 2008 as an intern marketing specialist with the ystark!, the Chamber’s young professional initiative. During the past year, she was employed as assistant director of re-admissions for Education Management Corporation. Perry has a passion for community service and has been on the advisory board and fundraising committee for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Stark County. Perry noted that her goal as event manager for the Enshrinement Festival is to see her work “positively influence those around me and directly affect the success of the community we serve.” "Laura brings an extraordinary amount of enthusiasm to this position. She comes to us with a variety of highly respected recommendations and a proven track record relative to her ability to help us achieve our standards of excellence,” said Joanne Murray, Enshrinement Festival director. Perry is a graduate of Canton South High School and Kent State University where she majored in applied communication. For complete Enshrinement Festival news and information, check the Web site: About the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival In 2010, nearly 700,000 people are expected to enjoy 19 unique and diverse events over a ten-day period from July 30 through August 8. The central focus and highlight of the Enshrinement Festival will be the Aug. 7 induction ceremony for the 2010 Class of Enshrinees comprised of guard Russ Grimm, linebacker Rickey Jackson, cornerback Dick LeBeau, running back Floyd Little, defensive tackle John Randle, wide receiver Jerry Rice and running back Emmitt Smith.