Atlantic City Host Awards

Atlantic City’s hospitality industry will salute the best in the business at a dinner Wednesday in the Adrian Phillips Ballroom of Boardwalk Hall, as the 17th Annual Atlantic City Host Awards celebrates excellent customer service industrywide.  

Local workers in 27 categories will be recognized in an Oscar-style ceremony, and Anthony Catanoso, owner operator of Steel Pier, will receive the Spirit of Hospitality Award for his impact on tourism in Atlantic City.

Tickets for the dinner and awards program are $65 and available by calling Jacqui Carole at 609-449-7174.  

Cape Tourism Conference

The Cape May County Department of Tourism and Public Information’s 2014 Tourism Conference on Wednesday will feature Chris Pike, director of Impact Studies with Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company.

Diane Wieland, county director of tourism, will discuss current industry trends and the survey results.

The conference will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the County Administration Building, 4 Moore Road, Crest Haven Complex, Middle Township. Call 609-463-6415.

Forum in Cape

Cape May Forum will hold its fifth annual spring forum “From global to local: Bringing it all back home” on Friday and Saturday at the Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal, Lower Township.  

The program from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Friday will be a workshop for the county’s entrepreneurs. The session from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday will focus on the “Big Picture,” how businesses contribute to a healthy and sustainable local economy.

Two-day pass is $40 and includes lunch both days. Visit CapeMayForum.org.

Classic car show in the Wildwoods

Wildwood Motor Events LLC and the Greater Wildwood Hotel Motel Association will host the Spring Boardwalk Classic Car Show from Thursday through May 11.

Registration for participants on Thursday; kick-off party Friday at the Wildwoods Convention Center, with buffet dinner at 7 p.m.; parade of classic and vintage vehicles on the Wildwoods Boardwalk from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday; “Winners Circle” at 5 p.m. Saturday in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center with block party beginning at 7 p.m.; awards ceremony at 9 a.m. May 11 inside the Wildwoods Convention Center.

See www.WildwoodMotorEvents.com or call 609-522-4546.

Atlantic City Chamber mixer in Revel

The Greater Atlantic City Chamber will hold a Business After Hours Networking Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. May 15 at Amada Restaurant in Revel Resort.

The free event will include tours and special offerings from Bask by Exhale Spa at Revel.

See www.acchamber.com for more details and event registration, or call Elisa Monroe at 609-345-4524, ext. 102.

Tourism topic of Cape chamber

Diane Wieland, director of the Cape May County Department of Tourism, will speak at the Cape May County Chamber’s May 15 luncheon at Two Mile Restaurant in Lower Township between Wildwood Crest and Cape May.  

Reservations may be made online at www.capemaycountychamber.com.  Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch beginning at noon.

Vineland chamber plans luncheon

The Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon at

11:30 a.m. May 15 in the Greenview Inn, Eastlyn Golf Course.

Various resource organizations for Cumberland County businesses will participate.

Cost is $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Call 856-691-7400.

Millville chamber to hear Reilly

The Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce will hear Kevin Reilly, former Philadelphia Eagle and cancer survivor, at its Economic Partnership and Pride In Millville Awards event on May 21.

The chamber will present the Pride in Millville Award and will recognize business leaders in the following categories: Retail, Industrial, Glasstown Arts District, Civic, Professional, and Hospitality.

Tickets are $50; call 856-825-2800 or email esherrick@millville-nj.com.

Stockton professor honored

The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences has co-named one of its awards in honor of Janice Joseph, distinguished professor of criminal justice at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

The Dorothy Bracey/Janice Joseph Minority and Women New Scholar Award will recognize outstanding academic contributions by new minority and female scholars. The first award will be given at ACJS conference in 2015.

Joseph lives in Gloucester Township.

Ruiz joins Levin Real Estate

J. Gabriel Ruiz has joined Levin Commercial Real Estate in Atlantic City as a Sales Associate and Financial Analyst.

Ruiz was honorably discharged in April from the U.S. Army, where he was a senior financial analyst/-data analyst/budget analyst.

Prior to his military service, he was a licensed financial adviser with American Express Financial Advisors.

Ruiz lives in Galloway Township with his wife and daughter.

New positions at South Jersey Industries

Ann T. Anthony has been elected treasurer of South Jersey Industries and South Jersey Gas by their boards of directors. She lives in Garnet Valley, Pa.

David Robbins Jr. was elected vice president of South Jersey Industries.

Robbins has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Old Dominion University and is a certified public accountant. He lives in Millville with his family.

Gregory M. Nuzzo was elected vice president of South Jersey Industries. He lives in Sewell.  

Capital Bank promotes, hires

Vineland-based Capital Bank of New Jersey will promote Joseph F. Rehm to executive vice president and chief lending officer effective June 13.

Rehm resides in Clayton.

Capital Bank has hired Brian Timberman as vice president, Gloucester and Salem counties market manager.

He resides in Pittsgrove Township.

Five years as Ocean County bureau chief, 12 years as regional news editor (not continuous), 10 years as copy editor (also not continuous), all at The Press of Atlantic City.