Message from the Institute Coordinator

In this issue LIGHT highlights the efforts of Stockton faculty, students and alumni along with the gaming, hospitality and tourism industry at large to adapt to the current public health crisis. From them we hear stories of perseverance, innovation and hope for the future.

We look forward to seeing the industry’s resilience in 2020 become resurgence in 2021.

The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism (LIGHT) as part of the School of Business at Stockton University supports the local community by providing the most recent, accurate and relevant data available on issues affecting the gaming, hospitality & tourism industries. LIGHT identifies emerging trends and connects industry leaders with knowledge to guide their decision making.

LIGHT’s experts, drawn from a broad range of disciplines, focus their skills on issues impacting industry stakeholders in the Atlantic County region and throughout the state of New Jersey. They examine the impacts of changing market dynamics and advise on best practices to meet new and unprecedented challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

LIGHT-sponsored events, such as the first annual Shoreview, underscore the institute’s commitment to providing opportunities for members of the public to actively participate in conversations about issues currently affecting their livelihoods.

LIGHT’s training initiatives continue to adapt to the challenges of a socially distanced learning space, and deliver quality, skill building opportunities to empower members of our community as they pursue careers in gaming, hospitality and tourism.

Jane Bokunewicz

Jane Bokunewicz, Institute Coordinator