Storms seem to be knocking out the power more frequently in southern New Jersey, so there should be strong interest in Atlantic City Electric’s talk next week about how businesses and residences can prepare for such events and what’s involved in restoring power.

Susan Coan, vice president of the Atlantic City Electric region of Pepco Holdings Inc., will address the Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in the city.

Pepco Holdings provides utility service to more than 1.9 million customers. Atlantic City Electric is a regulated utility serving nearly 550,000 customers in southern New Jersey.

Coan’s talk will be titled “Emergency Preparedness and Service Restoration,” in the aftermath of the summer's storms and the height of the hurricane season.

She will discuss how Atlantic City electric prepares for such events and the process for restoring power in a safe and timely manner. She will advise what households and businesses can do to be prepared and improve the process.

Coan manages public policy and key stakeholder relationships with federal, state and local government officials as well as community, business, consumer and nonprofit groups.

Economic developments

Tracye McDaniel, the president and chief executive officer of Choose New Jersey Inc., will discuss that nonprofit organization’s efforts to promote economic growth at a Greater Atlantic City Chamber breakfast Tuesday at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway Township.

Choose New Jersey focuses on making the state's most distressed cities engines for growth and opportunity.

Additional presentations will cover Compassionate Care Inc. and its plans for the growth and distribution of its medical marijuana product from an Egg Harbor Township location; Hamilton Mall's multimillion dollar redevelopment; and Resort's plans for construction of the $35 million Margaritaville Landshark Bar & Grill on the rebuilt Steeplechase Pier.

Business Editor Kevin Post