ATLANTIC CITY — Mayor Don Guardian will be a featured guest at an Economic Development Forum hosted by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber on Feb. 28 at the Sheraton Atlantic City.

The forum will feature two panel discussions. A public-sector panel moderated by Atlantic City Electric President Vincent Maione will feature 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 will be moderated by Nicholas Talvacchia, a partner with Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law, and will feature presentations by The Conifer Group, Mario Procida of Procida Cos. LLC and Wassem Boraie of Boraie Development.

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Greater Atlantic City Chamber President Joseph Kelly said the forum will be an opportunity for 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.

“Our panel of experts will present ideas (and) programs on exciting new developments as well as a vision for Atlantic City going forward,” he said.

The event sponsors are AtlantiCare, Atlantic City Electric, Comcast, Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, South Jersey Industries, TD Bank and Verizon.  

Attendance is $35 for chamber members and $55 for nonmembers. To register, see For more information, contact Elisa Monroe at 609-345-4524, ext. 102, or

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