Contact: David Zuba, Publicist, Media Relations/Communications
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – (Friday, May 8, 2015) – Atlantic City, the Entertainment Capital of the Jersey Shore, is proud to welcome Emmy-nominated talk show host and New Jersey native Wendy Williams to town on Saturday, May 9 for an afternoon visit with the Honorable Mayor Donald A. Guardian along the Historic Atlantic City Boardwalk.
Born in Asbury Park, N.J., Williams hosts the nationally-syndicated Wendy Williams Show, which is broadcasted in 52 countries across the globe and on the BET Networks. Williams will be performing live at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on Saturday night at 9 pm.
Williams and Mayor Guardian will meet and discuss all of the positive developments that are helping diversify Atlantic City’s attractions. Fans, residents, visitors and dignitaries will greet them at Kennedy Plaza at 4:15 pm where Williams will then be presented with various Atlantic City-themed gifts before being honored with an official Boardwalk bench with commemorative 2”x4” plaque.
“I am excited to show Wendy Williams what our great City has to offer because this is going to be one of our most exciting summers in many years,” said the Honorable Mayor of the City of Atlantic City Donald A. Guardian. “We are honored to have Ms. Williams come to Atlantic City and perform at the Borgata. She has a huge following and we hope every one of her fans will come to visit Atlantic City this summer.”
It’s an exciting time to be in AC! From new shopping and entertainment destinations like Bass Pro Shops and The Playground to casino property expansions and improvements, new housing construction and summer-long beach and Boardwalk entertainment, Atlantic City is the place to be this summer and beyond.
MEDIA COVERAGE OPPORTUNITY: Interested media are asked to gather at Kennedy Plaza prior to 4:15 pm. Interviews will be granted after the ceremony. For media inquiries and more information, please contact David Zuba at 609-343-5980 or 609-412-4814.
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The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents, investing nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA responsibilities expanded to include land use regulation, clean and safe initiatives, tourism marketing, ownership and oversight of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall, and partnership with the Atlantic City Alliance to brand and market Atlantic City. The former ACCVA, now a division of CRDA, is the first destination marketing organization in New Jersey to achieve prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International.
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