The Witmondt and Schonbraun Families, operating through Edgewood Golf Course Realty Associates, are the new owner of the 60-year-old golf course, Edgewood Country Club in River Vale.

"Edgewood Country Club boasts a longstanding history and a loyal member base in Bergen County and beyond,” says Dan Rogers, general manager, Edgewood Country Club. “This new ownership ushers in a new era of financial stability and a long-term improvement plan that will feature exceptional facilities and fresh programming at Edgewood." 

The transaction closed on April 1. Hampton Golf Management is now providing management oversight during the ownership transition and will continue ongoing operations management of the club.

The new owners plan to make capital improvements during upcoming years to update both the property and facilities. Program and amenity updates are also in the works—including the swimming pool and club house, slated to start this year.

"The Witmondt and Schonbraun families have long and successful track records within the golf club and real estate industries and bring the fresh perspective of some extraordinarily successful business people to the club. They also possess strong family values and are very savvy about current trends and the expectations of country club membership in the region," says MG Orender, founder, Hampton Golf Management and a former PGA President. "I am very excited for what the future of Edgewood holds for both its loyal, existing and new members alike."

The country club offers event space for both members and non-members. 

Atlantic City

Last year was the highest grossing ever for the United States commercial gaming industry.* Meeting planners who hold gatherings at casinos may just feel like they’ve hit the jackpot, too. Casino-based events provide one-stop convenience—the amenities of convention centers and bountiful hotel rooms, plus activities, dining, and nightlife. 

 

Doreen Guerin grew up an Air Force brat, living in Texas, Louisiana, and later England and France. When she was 13, her parents moved to Queens and, Guerin says, “I’m a New Yorker through and through.” That’s apparent from her accent as well as her dedication to the Javits Center, where, as the senior vice president of sales and marketing, she oversees the booking and event-related operations for more than 170 events each year. 

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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.