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Fort Lee Chamber to Honor ‘Persons of the Year’ at Annual Dinner, Dance

This year’s honorees are Michael A. Pollotta and Craig Weinstein. The annual dinner and dance is Saturday at the DoubleTree Hotel; registration deadline is Thursday.

The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce (FLRCC) is hosting its 44th Annual Dinner & Dance Saturday honoring its 2012 “Persons of the Year.”

Among some of the notable people attending the event are State Sen. Loretta Weinberg, State Assemblyman Gordon Johnson, Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, Englewood Cliffs Mayor Joe Parisi and Palisades Park Mayor James Rotundo.

This year’s dinner and dance, which takes place at the DoubleTree Hotel in Fort Lee, includes an extensive cocktail reception, a full course dinner, champagne toast, live music and, of course, dancing with friends.

Sponsors include Bank of New Jersey and Metropolitan Plant and Flower Exchange.

This year’s FLRCC “Persons of the Year” honorees are Michael A. Pollotta and Craig Weinstein.

Weinstein is being honored for his “civic activities and service to the Chamber,” while Pollotta is being recognized for “lifelong contributions to various civic and charitable organizations as well as his extensive work in local and state politics,” according to Chamber officials.

“The FLRCC Dinner/Dance Committee has done an incredible job putting this event together with the challenges due to Hurricane Sandy,” said Weinstein, a member of the Chamber’s Executive Committee. “The committee is determined to make this year’s gala the best ever as we celebrate Fort Lee and its surrounding business communities.”

The registration deadline for the “black tie optional” dinner and dance is Thursday, Nov. 15; you can register by clicking here. Tickets are $150 per person.

The Chamber’s 44th Annual Dinner & Dance is Saturday, Nov. 17 starting with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m.

The DoubleTree Hotel is located at 2117 Route 4 in Fort Lee.

For more information call FLRCC at 201-944-7575.

CD Cantelli November 15, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Towns still a mess but let's not get in the way of mayors getting a free meal
Art Elmers November 16, 2012 at 12:22 AM
I truly believe Craig Weinstein is a fine husband, father and man. A most deserving "Person of the Year" honoree. Fort Lee is lucky to count him as a resident.
Keith Jensen November 16, 2012 at 02:24 AM
A who's who among Democratic leadership. I love attending these events. Especially when certain 'friends' here constantly look around to see who is watching them speak with me; worried about retribution I presume, or just a touch uncomfortable being friends with someone who ran against the local Democratic machine. It'll be a fine day if our community will realize that a balanced government, with leadership that embraced term limits and unprotected gerrymandered districts would actually benefit us all. Anyway, perhaps this will be a great venue for those attending to ask Senator Weinberg to finally respond to my op-ed directed to her comments: http://fortlee.patch.com/articles/op-ed-fort-lee-resident-former-assembly-candidate-responds-to-weinberg-editorial
William Mays November 16, 2012 at 02:42 AM
So Democrats can't mingle with the business community now? Also, seems like you like making a bigger deal of yourself than you really are.
Jerry Wish November 16, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Mr. Jensen, I think you should run for a local level position, like Councilman in Fort Lee and not on the State level. You have insight and leadership abilities that out town needs. Organize your party, get yourself a truly qualified running mate and go for it.

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