Miss America Organization returns home to Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Miss America Organization, the group that puts on the yearly Miss America competition, has returned to its home in Atlantic City with a new headquarters. It has come back to the city and set up in the Claridge Hotel.

Now the storied pageant and its organization are back in the same city.

“In 2013, we announced that the pageant was returning home to Atlantic City,” said Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. “Today, I’m pleased to make the same announcement for the Miss America Organization. New Jersey is proud to honor this tradition and to be the home of the Miss America Organization. On behalf of the State of New Jersey: welcome home.”

The group was last headquartered in Atlantic City at the Sheraton Hotel from 1998 to 2006. The Miss America Organization has been headquartered in Linwood since 2007.

“We are delighted to be relocating our Miss America offices into the heart of Atlantic City,” said Sam Haskell, executive chairman and CEO of the Miss America Organization. “The Claridge Hotel is a beautiful property, reminiscent of the founding of the Miss America Organization 95 years ago. Nostalgia and class abound!”

In addition to hosting an American tradition that will celebrate its 95th anniversary this year, the organization is home to one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and provides scholarship assistance for young women. Along with its state and local affiliates, the Miss America Organization offered millions of dollars in scholarship support last year alone.

Photo courtesy of Miss America Organization

Source: Gov. Chris Christie

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