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.”

If you want to be sure your meeting in the Northeast will strengthen team bonds, consider holding it at Cliff House Maine. Nestled on 70 acres atop Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, the luxury property offers 226 guest rooms, including 40 suites, an adjacent 18-hole golf course, and 25,000 square feet of conference and meeting space that can accommodate up to 300 attendees. Venues include the Atlantic Ballroom, with its double-height panoramic windows offering endless views of the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Last November, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced a comprehensive $450 million “Bring Back Tourism, Bring Back Jobs” recovery package to support New York’s hard-hit tourism sector. Part of that package is a $25 million “Meet in New York” grant program that focuses on venues and events that generate and support business-related travel. “This holistic approach to visitation recognizes the spending habits of business and convention travelers for overnight stays, food, and activities,” the governor’s press office noted.

 

After having closed its doors in November 2019 for an extensive renovation, The Pridwin Hotel & Cottages on Shelter Island, New York, is accepting reservations beginning July 15. The 49-room luxury property, which dates to 1927, will be reopening under the ownership of a collaboration between Cape Resorts, a hospitality investment and management company specializing in adaptive reuse and historical preservation of resort properties, and the Petry family, who has owned and operated the resort since 1961.