The Greater Atlantic City Chamber will present an Economic Development Forum from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Sheraton Atlantic City.

The program will feature two panel discussions. A public sector panel, moderated by Atlantic City Electric President Vincent Maione, will feature Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian, Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson, CRDA Executive Director John Palmieri and New Jersey Economic Development Authority Chief Operating Officer Tim Lizura.

The private sector panel, moderated by Nicholas Talvacchia, of Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law, will feature presentations by the Conifer Group, Mario Procida, of Procida Companies, and Wasseem Boraie, of Boraie Development.

Sponsors for the program are AtlantiCare, Atlantic City Electric, Comcast, Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, South Jersey Industries, TD Bank and Verizon.

“The Economic Development Forum will bring together leaders from the public and private sectors to discuss and highlight opportunities for area growth and development, including available incentive programs and innovative approaches to driving the region’s business expansion and diversification,” said Joseph Kelly, president of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber.

“Our panels of experts will present ideas, programs on exciting new developments as well as a vision for Atlantic City going forward,” Kelly said.

Cost to attend is $35 for chamber members and $55 for nonmembers.

To register, visit:

For more information, contact Elisa Monroe at 609-345-4524, ext. 102, or

Mayor to speak

Don Guardian, the mayor of Atlantic City, will address the Public Relations Council of Greater Atlantic City luncheon to be held at noon Tuesday at Kelsey’s Restaurant, Pacific and Kentucky avenues, Atlantic City. The cost is $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers and $5 extra for no reservation. RSVP through

Surgeon joins practice

Inspira Medical Group said Dr. Renée L. Quarterman, a breast surgeon with 10 years of surgical experience, will begin seeing patients in March at the group’s breast surgery practice in Vineland.

Quarterman is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. She earned her medical degree in 1996 at Duke University School of Medicine.

Hammonton chamber

The Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Education Series Today with natural gas expert Michele Haber at 7:30 a.m. March 5 at Kramer Hall/Stockton College on Front Street in Hammonton.

Haber, a sales representative for South Jersey Gas, will discuss switching to natural gas and cash incentives for upgrading heating equipment.

This breakfast event is free to chamber members and $10 for non-members. Registration required by emailing or by calling 609-561-9080.

Cape medical officers

The board of trustees at Cape Regional Medical Center has announced medical staff officers for 2014 to 2016.

Dr. William R. Bradway has been elected president of the medical staff; Dr. Donald Tomasello, vice president; Dr. Steven Pecora, secretary/treasurer; and Drs. Monique Scally and Melind Pandya, members-at-large.

Bradway received his medical degree from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery.

Tomasello received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

Pecora received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

More than 30 years’ experience reporting and editing for newspapers and magazines in Illinois, Colorado, Texas and New Jersey and 1985 winner of the Texas Daily Newspaper Association’s John Murphy Award for copy editing.