Specifically, the board amended an original five-year deal that provided a fund reservation in amount that would not exceed $750,000 to host the Challenge Atlantic City Triathlon in conjunction with a Vigo and DelMoSports and Entertainment, LLC. The new agreement will reallocate the leftover $189,890.40 of funding to support a plan from Maximus Productions, LLC—owned by Stephen Del Monte—to host the Ironman Atlantic City 70.3 in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
The impressive event features a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run. The hope behind the event is to bring an exciting, world-class triathlon to Atlantic City that will attract a large number of visitors to the city and sell thousands of hotel room nights.
“We are excited to continue our relationship with Mr. Del Monte and we look forward to bringing the Ironman event to Atlantic City over the next three years,” says John Palmieri, executive director, CRDA.
The Events Industry Council’s Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program, established in 1985, is recognized around the world as a badge of excellence in the events industry. JodieAnn Cady, an independent event project manager based in Mason, is among the professionals in the inaugural class of CMP Fellows, a program launched last year.
Located in Onekama and built in 1900 as the summer residence of lumber baron and Manistee Mayor Charles Canfield, Canfield House was purchased, completely renovated, and reopened as a year-round bed-and-breakfast in 2021. Featuring 200 feet of Portage Lake frontage, the property now offers a lakeside fire ring and new dock for kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. The six-room house can be rented for small retreats and groups up to 125 accommodated for meetings and receptions.