Message from the Faculty Director

In this issue, LIGHT examines several emerging opportunities in the region's gaming, hospitality, tourism, and meetings & conventions industries, and the strategic partnerships forming in response to them. 

From experts and community partners you will hear of innovative approaches and efforts to find synergy between academic and industry practitioners and between existing and developing guest experiences.

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 Destination Cannabis Panel being presented March 15th, 2022 underscore the institute’s commitment to providing opportunities for members of the public to actively participate in conversations about issues currently affecting their livelihoods.

Jane Bokunewicz

Jane Bokunewicz

Faculty Director, LIGHT