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This article by Barbara Fox was prepared for the January 25, 2006

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Between the Lines

Silver linings (as in "every cloud has one") dominate this year’s

Frogress Edition. The pharmaceutical segment may be weakening, but

Jersey, but the Greater Princeton area is doing well. And as some big

organizations dwindle, their former talented employees start new


Rita McGrath, the Columbia University professor who is using data from

this newspaper to conduct a 10-year study of Princeton’s business

ecology (see page 14), suggests that when big corporations flourish,

entrepreneurship does not. Only after AT&T, Lucent, and RCA began to

downsize did the small businesses start popping up. "This economy was

so vibrant for so long that the entrepreneurial itch never needed to

be expressed for people to have good lives," says McGrath. Now that’s

a silver lining-style philosophy if we ever heard one.

We had more expansions this year in previous years, and the rest of

the statistics – the categories of New in Town, Start-ups, Crosstown

Moves, Leaving Town, and Down-sizing – held stable. The report starts

on page 15, followed by listings of companies that were founded in

2005, or were new to town, or expanded.

Because the list is organized by business type, you can use it as a

microcosm of the activity in the central New Jersey business

community. Draw from it when you write a business plan, or when you

make career decisions. If a firm expanded or moved here last year,

that might be one place to start when applying for a job.

When you read these listings on our website at, you can also click through

to each company’s website, as well as look up the articles that we

published in the past year.

One of last year’s cover stories does not show up in our Progress

listings. That is the July 20, 2005, cover story on one of Princeton’s

most notorious entrepreneurs, Jonathan Nyce. But the story surfaced

on Sunday, January 22, when Nyce, the biotech CEO who was convicted

last year of killing his wife, was featured on NBC’s Dateline.

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To the Editor:

Sellout for NAMI

Over 300 people came to the College of New Jersey on January 8 to hear

pianist/psychiatrist Dr. Richard Kogan discuss Beethoven’s life and

play his music. Every seat was filled.

The recital was a fundraiser for the Mercer County affiliate of the

National Alliance on Mental Illness (609-799-8994). Beethoven suffered

from depression, paranoia and psychotic episodes, but his immortal

music is evidence of the contributions people with mental illness have

made – and continue to make – to our civilization.

We at NAMI Mercer thank all of our sponsors and supporters, and

especially the many volunteers who helped us organize the evening. You

have given us the courage, energy and funding to continue our services

to people affected by mental illness and their families.

Elisabeth Hagen

Secretary to the Board

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