• In this article on how the NFL Centennial Celebration will bring money in to its host, Canton, David Baker (AMEC's 2005 Deal Maker of the Year Honoree) says “The Centennial Celebration can have a huge economic impact on the community. We believe it could be much larger than an NFL Draft, and if we keep thinking big, it could rival a Super Bowl.” READ ARTICLE.

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  • Check out the "DAY OUT WITH DAD WITH MOSS" (RANDY MOSS) Pro Football Hall of Fame event with AMEC honoree David Baker!   READ ARTICLE.​ 

Chicago Tribune
"SAG-AFTRA Wants to End Hotel Room Meetings in Bid to Combat Sexual Harassment"

Canton Rep
"Hall of Fame Village: How we got here, where it’s going"

  • Today US Army & Pro Football Hall of Fame named student athlete Benjamin Dwyer, as the 2018 U.S. Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence winner! AMEC honoree & President of Pro Football Hall of Fame, David Baker shares his thoughts on this award, "These young people have learned that athletic competition is more than a game. The virtues and values such as commitment, integrity, courage, respect and excellence which they learn from their participation in sports, combined with their dedication to academics and service to their communities  are shaping them into the young men and women of character, nobility and honor." READ ARTICLE. 

SB Nation
"NFL Reps Tour Northeast Ohio as Part of Region’s Bid to Host 2019, 2020 NFL Drafts"

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  • AMEC honoree & president of Pro Football Hall of Fame, David Baker shared a motivating message at Stark State College's commencement ceremony!    READ ARTICLE.

  • AMEC honoree & President of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, David Baker wants the Hall of Fame Village to be completed by National Football League (NFL)'s Centennial by September 2020. READ ARTICLE. 

Inde Online 
"Area Athletes See Courage, Commitment in Real Life"

Boston Star
"NFL Notebook: Owners Approve New National Anthem Policy"

Canton Rep
"Hall of Fame Village: How we got here, where it’s going"

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Sustainable City Network
"First Sports 'Smart City' Under Construction"

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  • 2005 AMEC honoree and president of Pro Football Hall of Fame David Baker introduced Jim Kelly with honor as he spoke at the Canton Repository’s third annual awards dinner.  READ ARTICLE.​ 
  • David Baker was thrilled to have part of the NFL draft held in Canton. “Today’s a great day, it’s a Draft Day, but what’s really going to count is when we do it here in Canton,” Baker said. Baker said the Hall of Fame looked forward to a great partnership with the Browns that includes bringing the Draft to Canton and Cleveland in 2019 or 2020, and drawing upwards of a quarter-million visitors to Canton.  READ ARTICLE.

Alliance Review
"Stark State College Has Largest Graduating Class In Its History"

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  • “We guard the history of the game right here... When we have this draft it will be the beginning in 2019 of the 100th season for the NFL. There’s only one place where the game began and there’s only one place where that hundredth season can be celebrated: right here in Canton along with our partners, the Cleveland Browns.", said David Baker,  (AMEC's 2005 Deal Maker of the Year Honoree) ​on the subject of bringing the NFL drafts to Northeastern Ohio.  READ ARTICLE.​ 
  • “NFL owners unanimously approved a new policy on Wednesday that requires players and league personnel on the sideline to stand for the national anthem, but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they desire.” (Boston Star) AMEC honoree and President of Pro Hall of Fame David Baker, congratulates Titans owner (Amy Adams Strunk) on her decision on the new national anthem policy, "We offer congratulations to Amy Adams Strunk, the Tennessee Titans and the city of Nashville and look forward to a great fan celebration during the 2019 NFL Draft.”  READ ARTICLE.​ 
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame has an eighteen year project to create the first sports and entertainment “smart” city. The state of the art 700 million development will feature countless amenities such as a luxury hotel, restaurants, stadiums, and museums. There will be several museums such as: the Hall of Fame Museum, National Youth Football & Sports Complex, Black College Football Hall of Fame, the Center for Excellence & more.   READ ARTICLE.