• The Wildwoods Tourism Authority’s John Siciliano Named Finalist in NJBIZ CFI of the Year Award

     
    POSTED October 31, 2016
     

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism and Development Authority’s John Siciliano is among the top six finalists for the Best Growth Manager for the NJBIZ CFO of the Year Award for 2016. Siciliano was nominated for outstanding leadership in his role as Executive Director/CFO at GWTIDA.

The nominees were selected from companies across the state, including Hackensack Meridian Health Network, Case Real Estate Capital LLC, STOPit, Commvault and Modway Inc. The nominees were all recognized on Oct. 14 by NJBIZ and many other industry professionals.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized as a finalist alongside these accomplished CFO’s,” says Siciliano, executive director and CFO, GWTIDA. “My goal with the Board of Directors and staff of GWTIDA is to continually implement new and innovative ways to retain our position as a leader in the travel and tourism industry.”

The Wildwoods area is becoming a more popular destination for family vacations—with 2015 being a record-breaking tourism year. Wildwoods saw $1.5 billion in tourism spending, a 4.9 percent increase from 2014. This has had a positive effect on the area’s economy, as they’ve experienced 2.2 percent growth, equating to 5,660 new jobs and a $129 million in tax revenue.

After several months of renovations, the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge is now open as the Alloy – King of Prussia, a DoubleTree by Hilton.

 

After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Doctors, nurses, grocery store employees and more were essential to sustaining the continued stay-at-home orders that helped fight the spread of COVID-19. Such workers put their health at risk for the benefit of society, and Nakoma Resort and the Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce want to recognize them for their efforts through the “Send Your Heroes” campaign.