Appointments & Promotions

The Mansion on Main Street Welcomes Donna Sonday Back Home as Corporate and Association Sales Manager

VOORHEES, N.J. March 23, 2017 - The Mansion on Main Street is pleased to announce Donna Sonday has returned as the Corporate and Association Sales Manager of the property, effective immediately. Donna brings back her outstanding leadership and expertise to the property’s already exceptional reputation.

As the premier event venue in South New Jersey, The Mansion on Main Street prides itself on having an elite staff that delivers precision and ingenuity to produce unforgettable events. For the past 14 years, Donna served as the Catering Sales Specialist at The Mansion on Main Street where she won the hearts of her clients and developed lasting relationships with both them and her colleagues. The Mansion on Main Street staff is certain Donna will exceed expectations in her new position, as she arrives with a wealth of experience in event planning, catering sales and operations, and hotel sales and marketing.

Donna started her career in Orlando, Florida, where she worked in all capacities of the hospitality industry, spending her early years working within resort hotel food, beverage and room sales management fields, and later working as Director of Sales with Central Florida World Resorts. She then transitioned into night club management as the Director of Catering and Convention Services for the entertainment venue JJ Whispers in Winter Park, Florida.

A Jersey girl at heart, Donna eventually returned to her hometown where she spent the last 28 years managing food and beverage operations, hotel catering sales offices, and nightclubs for Hilton Hotels, The Shadowbrook, and has spent two years as Director of Catering for ARAMARK at Adventure Aquarium. Donna perfected her hospitality, networking and relationship building skills that eventually led her to The Mansion on Main Street.

Donna remains passionate about hospitality, events and sales and looks forward to applying her unique and effective style to her position at The Mansion on Main Street.

To learn more about The Mansion on Main Street visit the recently refreshed www.MansionOnMainStreet.com. To connect with the property’s new Corporate and Association Sales Manager, Donna Sonday, call (856) 751-1717.

About The Mansion on Main Street

When it comes to corporate events, The Mansion on Main Street is as efficient as it is elegant. Whatever the function — fundraiser, convention, board meeting, corporate retreat, banquet, networking seminar, workshop, luncheon, dinner, conference, retirement or holiday party — it will be enhanced by the magnificent space and amenities of The Mansion on Main Street. With on-site event planning professionals, waiters and a concierge, all experienced and attentive, the caliber of service at The Mansion on Main Street is of the highest level. Rooms can be arranged to optimize the atmosphere of your event for groups of any size, from 5 to 500 attendees, in classroom style, breakout rooms, u-shaped style, conference style, banquet style and more. The Mansion on Main Street has the resources to support all needs for any event, from state-of-the-art audio visual equipment to recommendations for overnight accommodations at nearby hotels. Nestled in a suburban setting, The Mansion on Main Street offers something you’d be hard pressed to find in a city facility: four exquisite ballrooms, full service catering, an award winning Culinary Team, complimentary on-site parking, easy accessibility from the entire Delaware Valley, an all-glass ceremony Pavilion and a picture perfect gazebo surrounded by a pond, fountains, gardens and green grass. The Magic. The Memories. The Mansion. Let The Mansion on Main Street help you host an unforgettable event.

Media Contact:
Ron Livingston
Email: Ron.Livingston@MansionOnMainStreet.com
Tel. 856-751-1717

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