2019 Greater Atlantic City Chamber Business Excellence Awards

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Name: 2019 Greater Atlantic City Chamber Business Excellence Awards
Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
The Greater Atlantic City Chamber is proud to announce its Annual Business Excellence Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, April 17th at 5:30 PM at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.

The Chamber has honored the most dynamic and influential individuals in our community since the 1960s.  Seven awards will be presented to recipients in the at the 2019 Awards Banquet.  They are as follows: Business Leader of the Year, Community Leader of the Year, Economic Impact, Excellence in Small Business, Tourism Excellence, Outstanding Young Professional award, and Chamber Volunteer of the Year.  A selection committee composed of past recipients and members of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber?s Executive Committee select the honorees. 

?We are privileged to celebrate this group distinguished of leaders that represent the best of our communities,? said Greater Atlantic City Board Chair, Charlie Wimberg, Vice President of Atlantic City Electric.  ?They set a standard of excellence to emulated by future leaders.  Others can only be inspired by their commitment and passion that have led to great achievements.?

The Redenia Gilliam-Mosee Business Leader of the Year Award will be presented to Shelley J. Yak, Director of the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center. Ms. Yak has placed special emphasis on building and sustaining effective and productive relationships with global industry, academia and other government agencies. Yak is responsible for managing, operating, and maintaining world-class aviation laboratories; planning and coordinating FAA?s research and development program; and conducting applied research and development. She also supervises teams that test, evaluate, verify, validate the nation?s current national airspace system, and provide facility maintenance, engineering support and other diverse support services for all properties located at the Technical Center located in Egg Harbor and Galloway townships.

Jack Morris, CEO and president of Edgewood Properties, Inc. and Joseph Jingoli, CEO of JINGOLI will be acknowledged as the John G. Fitzpatrick Community Leaders of the Year.

Jack Morris has been in the real estate development business for more than 32 years. He started the Jack Morris Construction at the young age of 18 where he specialized in custom home building. Thereafter, he became President and CEO of Edgewood Properties, Inc. where he owns, operates and manages commercial and residential real estate throughout the country.

Jack is a strong supporter of many charitable organizations, including the Make-a-Wish organization. He donated more than 14 acres to Make-a-Wish and is overseeing the development of its headquarters in Monroe, NJ. Jack is also a member of the New Jersey Police Benevolent Association, and he is proud of his local law enforcement agencies as well as veteran organizations. 

Joseph Jingoli is Chief Executive Officer of JINGOLI, a nationally ranked contractor and construction manager. In addition, he is the Chief Business Development Officer for DCO Energy, one of the largest generators of cogeneration and renewable energy projects in the U.S.

Jingoli is passionate about giving back to the communities in which the JINGOLI companies do work; the companies are focused on mentoring youth, supporting small, minority and women-owned businesses, and hiring local workers within the communities. He is also an advocate for addiction related causes and is the Chairman of the F.A.R.M. Team; he is on the board of the Livengrin Foundation, the Wayside House and is a trustee of the Titusville Academy.

One of Jack?s and Joseph?s recent commitments to investing in cities is their acquisition of the former Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Together they partnered with Hard Rock International to transform the former Trump Taj Mahal into one of the largest hotel casinos that will help revitalize the city and employ thousands of workers from the community.

We will also recognize the following individuals with new awards to the event program.

Mark Callazzo, CEO of Alpha Funding and Developer of The Orange Loop - The Economic Impact Award
Recognizes an extraordinary investment in the community that has a significant positive impact on the Atlantic County Economy and surrounding regions.

Crystal Rodriguez, Manager of Marketing for the Hamilton Mall - Outstanding Young Professional
The Greater Atlantic City area is experiencing a growing number of young professionals and entrepreneurs. The cohort represents the next generation of business professional who will play an important role in the area?s growth and prosperity.

Jon Henderson, President of Good Time Tricycle ? Tourism Excellence
The recipient of this award will have a demonstrated history of service excellence over the past year through increasing awareness of Atlantic County as a viable tourist destination. The award will recognize a for-profit business that has demonstrated excellence in the tourism sector and has played a vital role in the growth of the tourism industry in the region.

Bunting Family Pharmacy ? Excellence in Small Business
Is given to a member business with 1-25 employees that has been operation for at least three years and displays financial stability with commitment to community.

Rocco Pagano - Chamber Volunteer of the Year

Tickets are $115 per person for Chamber Members and $135 for non-members.  Tables of ten for members are $1,000 and $1,215 for non-members.   Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Michael Chait at (609) 345-4524 ext. 102 or via email at mchait@acchamber.com.
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Event Sponsors:
  • Atlantic Cape Community College
  • Atlantic City Electric, an Exelon Co.
  • AtlantiCare, A Member of Geisinger Health System
  • Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
1000 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, April 17
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Contact Information:
Debbie Walker, Assistant to the President
$115 per ticket
$1000 per table of ten
$1250 per table of ten with a full page ad in the event program

$135 per ticket
$1,215 per table of ten
$1,500 per table of ten with a full page ad in the event program

Full Page:  $300
Half Page:  $200
All program book ads are due to the Greater Atlantic City Chamber by March 22.
See ad specs here.

Additional sponsorship opportunites are avaialbe by contacting Michael Chait.
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