The Wildwoods, N. J., just scored a top-notch award.

NJ.com, the state’s largest website for local news, sports, entertainment and more, announced the Wildwoods as winner of the Best of the Shore—Favorite Shore Town reader poll. Readers nominate their favorite shore town and then voted from a list of eight.

The area won with 35.5 percent of the vote.

“We’re extremely honored to be recognized by the readers of NJ.com, a website with a strong concentration of readers in central and northern New Jersey, as their Favorite Shore Town,” says John Siciliano, Executive Director for the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority.

Wildwoods also was recently named the No. 1 Destination on the Rise in the U.S. for 2015 by TripAdvisor and has been named to other top lists across many publications. 

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.