It’s that time of year again to nominate someone who you feel is a community leader, volunteer, successful entrepreneur or executive from either the public or private sector who is under 40 years of age.
Yes that’s right, it’s the eighth annual Top 40 Under 40. I have to tell you that as an honoree in 2008, it was a very humbling and amazing experience at the same time.
What a great achievement and honor to be amongst such a dynamic group of individuals. Everyone from the nominees to the attendees are always thrilled to be at the celebration party at Borgata, which this year will be held on Friday, March 30 at MIXX.
A few years ago, I became the president of the Greater Atlantic City Jaycees and in turn helped to spearhead the Top 40 Under 40 program and event, along with other volunteers from our organization as well as volunteers from Atlantic City Weekly.
Every year the Top 40 is bigger and better and I wish all of the Top 40‘ers and nominees — past, present and future — much success, and a big congratulations in advance to this year’s honorees! Submissions are being acepted at acweekly.com/top40 through Jan. 31, 2012.
On Thursday, Dec. 1, the Greater Atlantic City Jaycees and Atlantic City Weekly invite you as a VIP to the annual Top 40 Under 40 kick-off party at the Comedy Stop Café & Cabaret inside The Quarter at the Tropicana.
It’s a complimentary evening of networking and fun with free appetizers and a cash bar. Networking begins at 7pm and a comedy show starts at 9pm. You can either RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up and bring a guest.
The Greater Atlantic City Jaycees is for professionals between the ages of 18-40. The local chapter has been around since 1963 with the purpose of contributing to the advancement of the community by providing the opportunity for people to develop the leadership skills, social responsibility, entrepreneurship and fellowship necessary to create positive change. If you are interested in becoming a member, or if you are already a member and are looking to help grow our local chapter, please feel free to e-mail us or find us on Facebook.
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Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending an excellent fundraiser for Gilda’s Club of South Jersey. The event was held inside the Hard Rock Café at the Trump Taj Mahal and sponsored by many great organizations including A.C.’s Masterpiece Advertising.
The place was jam-packed with the who’s who of our area along with Hard Rock International chairman and Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen and his wife Isabel.
Everyone was rocking out to the B-Street Band along with a guest appearance by the Almost Angels. The auction items were over-the-top and the coolest part was that all guests were given an iTouch device to bid on the items. It was definitely a hi-tech and fabulous event. Of course the main focus of the evening was to raise money for breast cancer research and the free social and emotional support programs for cancer patients and their families. And that they did. With the support of all the attendees, over $200,000 was raised for Gilda’s Club of South Jersey. Check out Atlantic City Weekly’s photos from this terrific event.
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This Saturday, Dec. 3, help build economic, social and environmental justice through fair trade by attending the South Jersey Fair Trade Alliance International Fair Trade Gift Fair, being held at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s Campus Center.
Go gift shopping and browse through handcrafted merchandise from around the world from 10am-6pm. Your purchase will benefit people in need locally and abroad. For more visit southjerseyfairtrade.org.
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Then on Saturday night — since you’ll already be at nearby Stockton for the gift fair! — head out to Historic Smithville and Village Greene for Hospitality Night starting at 6pm. Many of the merchants will be very hospitable with special offers, food and wine tastings and other fun goodies just for visiting. Of course, it varies by store, but it’s sure to be a fun time for all!
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