Last week, South Jersey Magazine named 10 businesses in the city of Haddonfield, N.J., to its Best of the Best 2015 list.

Judges that selected the finalists looked at every town in the tri-county region of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties. Readers then went online to vote for their favorite places.

Winners include:

Food and Drink

Al Fresco Dining: Zaffron Mediterranean Cuisine

Comfort Foods: Apron

Macarons: Posh Pop Bakeshop

Pies: Sweet T’s Bakeshop

Soup of the Day: Marie’s Sandwich Bar

Retail

Men’s Accessories: Gorshin Trading Post & Supplies

Unique Jewelry: Haddonfield Fine Jewelers

Running Gear: Running Co. of Haddonfield

Lifestyle

Girls’ Night Out: Painting With a Twist

Readers’ Choice

Lunch: da Soli

“We are extremely proud of our shops and eateries for receiving this recognition,” says Remi Fortunato, retail recruiter, Partnership for Haddonfield, which manages the city’s Business Improvement District. “Being named among the best of the best in South Jersey in a variety of categories says a lot about Haddonfield and what we have to offer.”

After several months of renovations, the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge is now open as the Alloy – King of Prussia, a DoubleTree by Hilton.

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Retreats and off-site meetings present wonderful opportunities for groups to collaborate, strategize and build relationships away from their normal office environments. With proper planning, these sessions can be highly effective and even pivotal in setting a new direction. However, off-sites may present some unforeseen challenges that can quickly deflate the energy in the room if not anticipated and addressed in advance.