The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting at noon March 11 at Flanders Hotel.

Guest speaker will be Rep. Frank LoBiondo. The event will be open to the public.

Cost is $20. For reservations, call 609-399-1412 or email

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Greater A.C. Chamber mixer scheduled

The Greater Atlantic City Chamber will hold its monthly Business Networking Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. March 13.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill located on the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township will host the mixer, which will have appetizers and a cash bar.

Free for members and $10 for nonmembers. To register, visit For more information, call 609-345-4524, ext. 12.

Millville Chamber plans luncheon

The Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce will hold a membership luncheon at 11:30 a.m. March 13 at the New Jersey Motorsports Park.

Colleen Patterson, of Primepoint in Mount Holly, will speak about human relations work and employee benefit plans.

The cost is $20 with a reservation and $22 at the door. Call 856-825-2600.

Nepa joins Meridian Mortgages

Veteran mortgage banking executive Robert Nepa has joined Meridian Bank Residential Mortgages of Northfield as senior loan officer.

Nepa previously worked for Well’s Fargo Bank in Linwood.

He lives in Upper Township with his two children, Bobby and Alexa.

Sturdy Savings promotes 3

Sturdy Savings Bank has promoted Vice President Danette McDevitt to vice president/director of dep-osit services; Tara Shipley to assistant vice president/deposit services manager; and Samantha Sill to assistant vice president/BSA officer and security officer.

McDevitt has worked at Sturdy for 32 years. She is the former treasurer of the Cape Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.

Shipley has worked at Sturdy for 14 years.

Sill joined the bank as a teller 20 years ago. She was recently named a New Leader in Banking by New Jersey Banker magazine.

Blakeman, Dondero join

Century Bank board

Neil J. Blakeman and Kenneth F. Dondero have been appointed to the board of directors of Vineland-based Century Savings Bank.

Blakeman has 20 years in the banking industry and was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Century Savings Bank.

He has a master’s degree in business administration from Richard Stockton College.

Dondero, owner of Dondero’s Jewelry for 34 years, established Benchmark Gem Brokers with a partner in 2010. He has a bachelor of science degree in marketing management from St. Joseph’s University.

Colonial Bank promotes Garcia

Vineland-based Colonial Bank FSB has promoted Ray C. Garcia to assistant vice president.

Garcia began his career in banking in 2001 at Colonial Bank.

Garcia holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Franklin Univer-sity.

Academy elects Stockton professor

Audrey Wolfson Latourette, professor of business law at Richard Stockton College, has been elected president of the Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business at the organization’s annual conference in Palm Springs, Calif.

Latourette lives in Cherry Hill.


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