On Thursday, June 25, James Howard performed his routine morning cleaning duties on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, when he witnessed a purse snatching.
In that moment, Howard, a General Maintenance employee, shouted at the suspect and then went to help the woman. At that time, he also radioed his crew and supervisor. With his help, two members of the crew—Eddie Cruz and Javier Figueroa—and Wilfredo Cintron, supervisor, helped in the search and arrest of the suspect, as well as recovery of the victim’s purse.
The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board recently announced the appointment of Richard J. Odorisio to the president of the CVB’s Board of Directors.
Odorisio, currently the COO of the Valley Forge Hotel Management Association, is replacing Former president Michael Bowman, who is now the VFTCB president.
The beaches of Wildwoods, N.J., recently received some much-deserved recognition.
Better Homes & Gardens named Wildwoods to their list ‘Top 10 Beaches You MUST Visit With Your Family.”
Editors and the travel writer of the magazine selected the top 10, which are named in random order. The magazine noted:
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Sue Kunisky was recently hired as vice president of operations for the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau.
John “J.T” Thompson has been selected as the new tourism director and chief marketing officer for North Lake Tahoe. Previously the director of tourism for the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau, he replaces Andy Chapman. Thompson’s expertise in tourism marketing includes managing tourism budgets, conducting a team and producing partnerships throughout Gold Country and Central Valley.
I attended the PATT, Pennsylvania Travel and Tourism, conference in Harrisburg two weeks ago. It was a great event that brought together CVB’s, hotel professionals and media professionals at the Harrisburg Hilton. One of the takeaways from the conference was that PA has slipped from its status as one of the most-visited states in the U.S. It’s dropped to 6 on the list. What a shame! The state has so much to offer, which I was reminded of at every turn. Wineries, state parks with fantastic hiking and biking trails, art and culture in our major cities and our small towns.