Ernie Canadeo has been LIMEHOF’s Chairman for almost a decade and is also the founder and Chairman of The EGC Group, one of NY’s largest integrated advertising and digital marketing companies.
Ernie was instrumental in securing the 2-story 8800 square foot Stony Brook location for LIMEHOF in 2022 and has worked tirelessly to establish it as a world-class Hall of Fame Museum. Under his strategic vision and leadership, the museum has received accolades from its thousands of visitors, has been featured in virtually all major New-York media, and has been named one of the Top 10 Places to visit in New York state by I Love NY. He has directed and overseen the programming and displays of over 120 Inductees, the surround sound theater, 2 renowned exhibitions to date including Long Island’s Legendary Club Scene and Billy Joel – My Life, weekly concerts, special events such as comedy shows and a benefit concert featuring Pat Benatar and Taylor Dayne, corporate events, book signings, and more.
His music business experience began in the late 1970’s when he worked in various advertising, marketing, and promotion positions at RCA/A&M/Arista Records. During that time, he promoted artists such as Hall and Oates, The Police, Rick Springfield, Diana Ross, Eurythmics, The Kinks, Joe Jackson, R.E.M., and many others. He is proud to say that his first live concert was Janis Joplin at Madison Square Garden, with Johnny Winter and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band as opening acts. His most cherished possession is The Kinks’ Dave Davies’ original Vox AC-30 amplifier, which he purchased from Davies in 2007 while in London.
Ernie founded The EGC Group in 1985 and has managed its growth to become one of the largest, most respected and awarded independent marketing companies in the New York area, known for its strong media skills, creative abilities, and digital marketing expertise.
Ernie is an avid music lover, attending dozens of live concerts and music festivals each year. He has recorded a CD of self-penned songs and when inspired will pick up his guitar or jump on the piano to compose new songs, often for his wife Catherine.