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Chamber Extravaganza: Food, Wine, & High Tech
"It’s going to be wonderful," says
C. Ellen Hodges of this year’s Princeton Chamber trade fair
and expo, set for Thursday, August 31, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the
Doral Forrestal. "We try to change a little bit every year,"
she says. "Last year we had a little art gallery, and this year
we are having food sampling along with the wine and beer tasting."
minute interviews and cuts the ribbon to open the expo at 11 a.m.
export assistance center, speaks at 10 a.m.
speaks on "Tale of Two Start-Ups" at the 11:30 a.m. membership
luncheon (cost: $28 for non-members). See story, page 58, for details
on his latest move.
analysis at 2 p.m., and Unionville Vineyards and Triumph Brewery
wine and beer tasting that starts at 3 p.m.
speaker at the 4 p.m. U.S. 1 Technology Forum on the topic "Big
Breakthrough in Genomics — What it Means to Princeton." See
story, page 56.
have a page on the "Virtual Business Trade Fair" at the
website. The deal includes one page, a link to the company’s own
and an E-mail link, at www.princetonchamber.org
The glass-encased room (the "Tree House") over the swimming
pool has been reserved for community service associations and will
be most visible at lunchtime. "We generally allow one organization
to have a table at each luncheon, and since the Tree House will be
empty, we decided we could accommodate more," says Hodges.
SCORE will offer on-the-spot business advice, and also in this
will be tables for the Historical Society of Princeton, New Jersey
Blood Services, the Red Cross, the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed
Association, two Rotary clubs, the SERV center, Mercer County
international center, Big Brothers and Sisters, Atlantic Publishing
(publishers of the chamber’s directory, and Papier Photographic Studio
(the chamber’s photographer).
The trade fairs in Princeton began more than 20 years ago. "We
started the trade fair during the energy crisis to show people how
they could conserve energy," says Hodges. "It was at West
Windsor-Plainsboro High School, and we learned that the university
was doing an energy show. We joined forces with them. After a couple
of energy fairs, we moved to the home show, and then to the trade
fairs, where we could showcase our members."
For a list of the exhibitors, see the listingsthat beginn on page
50. Everything except the luncheon is free, and no preregistration
is needed. But bring more business cards than you think you will need,
because the list of door prizes is impressive. For information call
Every person’s handwriting is a blend of nature and
nurture. The way you sign your name, says Renee Martin, is your
public persona, the face you would like everyone to see. But
the handwriting you use on a quick memo — that could indicate
how or whether you will be successful in business.
Martin, an internationally known handwriting analyst, will do two
one-hour stints of on-the-spot analysis at the Princeton chamber trade
fair on Thursday, August 31, starting at 2 p.m.
Give her a signature and a "taken unawares" sample of
and she can discern such traits as organizational skills, ease of
handling problems, general intelligence, subjectivity, fairness —
Raised in Brooklyn, the daughter of an upholsterer and a seamstress,
Martin grew up studying the handwriting columns that were then in
vogue in New York’s daily newspapers. After graduating from high
in 1946 and starting a family (she’s the mother of four grown
Martin joined the American Graphological Society in 1955 and later
became certified with the American College of Forensic Examiners.
Her first book "Your Script is Showing," was a serious but
readable approach to handwriting analysis that gave Martin her first
public exposure. In 1960 Martin hung out her own shingle. In the early
1970s she set up her office at 20 Nassau Street. In 1979, she
the National Association of Document Examiners.
Her analysis reveals few mysteries and very few earth-shaking traits,
she notes. "Your script will not uncover you as a secret child
molester or predict love in your future. It will show if you are
under duress. But whether it’s because you were stoned on crack or
had a pistol to your forehead, remains securely with you."
Still, in a short time she can read in 15 minutes "a poignant
tendency" that might take years to unfold through traditional
methods. Sensitivity, for instance, shows in a fine pointed hand and
light pressure on the page. Curiosity and intelligence show
in an egg-shaped letter "g."
In an unusual exercise for U.S. 1, Martin did a blind test to analyze
the scrawl of a handful of Princeton personalities ("Tales from
the Script," by Bart Jackson, U.S. 1, March 11, 1998). Two of
the handwriting samples she analyzed had connections to the Princeton
Chamber: C. Ellen Hodges, the director, and Katherine
this year’s chamber president.
"A true people person," said Martin of Hodges, "this
hides behind her sensitivity by being there for everyone and
her natural shyness by covering all aspects of anything on which she
concentrates. This writer is highly artistic and musical, and never
allows her temperament to take hold of any situation in which she
is involved. Balancing her idealism with everyday practicality is
her stock in trade.
"To those who look no further, this writer is a gem who completes
her part of any situation intelligently and as perfectly as is humanly
possible. She is highly articulate, enjoying the average conversation
with all types. She also knows how to recast the facts to the best
advantage of all involved."
Martin also happened to scrutinize the signature of Katherine
partner in Market Entry (a marketing firm), and the current chamber
"If I were to select someone to edit and oversee the proper
of tasks, I would choose this person," was Martin’s judgment.
"An intelligent, alert individual who is not afraid of hard work
and enjoys a mental challenge as well as a physical one, this writer
allows emotional involvement to rule activities. In most situations,
this is a patient person, not being afraid of working towards a goal,
either individually or with a group. There are periods of impatience,
however, and the drive to do something meaningful is uppermost in
this person’s thinking. Most impatience is evident when something
material is in the offing — she wants it yesterday! Good sense
often prevails, however and she will patiently go through all the
steps necessary to make the desired goal a fact.
"Her signature is like the rest of her writing except for giving
the impression of great self-confidence, which the rest of her writing
does not reflect. This is not to imply that she is a shrinking violet,
just that in order to impress others with her abilities, she feels
she must do more self-promotion than she really enjoys."
These companies are among those represented at the
Chamber trade fair and the U.S. 1 Technology Expo on Thursday, August
31, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Doral Forrestal. This information
comes from the directories of U.S. 1 Newspaper as well as from the
Box 2234, Princeton 08540; computerized business records storage and
management, vault service for vital records and computer media,
and destruction service. Founded 1989. Marvin Parker, general manager.
Staff size: 6. Square feet: 40,000.
200, Princeton 08540; information technology consulting services,
integrated IT services. Edward Zakarian.
Square Road, Box 8188, Hamilton 08690-8188; consulting for accounting
technology, with offices in Hamilton Square and Langhorne,
Founded 1930. Dale Baver, CEO. Staff size: 35. Square feet: 12,300.
Avenue, Suite 103, Somerset 08873. Matthew Kendzierski.
Building F-1, Box 787, Rocky Hill 08553-0787; computer networks sales,
installation and data cabling service contracts, support plans and
consulting available. Founded 1985. Kathleen Nartowicz, owner and
president. Staff size: 10. Square feet: 4,800.
Suite C-222, Princeton 08540; Internet consulting, website design,
development, and hosting, software application development, network
consulting, multimedia design. Founded 1995. Mark Meara & Rob Freda,
partners/co-CEOs. Staff size: 18. Square feet: 6,000.
Street, Bethlehem, PA 18017. Rose Lee Everett.
R&D & High Tech
Princeton Junction 08550; adhesives and thermal management interface
materials for the electronics industry. Founded 1981. Dr. Kevin Chung,
president. Staff size: 100. Square feet: 52,000.
08648; product development, from toys to aerospace to medical devices.
Founded 2000. Chris Robinson.
08691; topical creams for sexual dysfunction for men and women.
1987. Joseph Mo, chairman, CEO, and president. Staff size: 15. Square
08540; world-leading fiber optic component design, fabrication, and
supply. Founded 1991. Gregory H. Olsen, president. Staff size: 95.
Square feet: 20,000.
Communications/ Multi Media
Hightstown 08520; service bureau for graphics design, prepress
and one to four-color printing and copying, plus bindery. Founded
1973. Steven Portrude, vice president, sales and production. Staff
size: 10. Square feet: 3,600.
C, Box 269, Princeton 08542-0269; complete photographic service with
staff photographers, custom laboratory and digital imaging,
Founded 1945. Peter J. Dawson, president. Staff size: 20.
Metro Center, Princeton 08540; integrated marketing agency
in business-to-business and financial services, direct marketing,
internet marketing and interactive multimedia. Founded 1987. Robert
Zyontz, president. Staff size: 10. Square feet: 3,400.
202 Carnegie Center, Suite 101, Princeton 08540; services to
firms, division of Nelson Communications. Troy Matikonis. Staff size:
Route 1 and Darrah Lane, Box 8079, Princeton 08543-8079; Canon color
and b/w copies, small and poster size digital color and Docutech
b/w laser output from disc, ammonia-free blueprints, dry mounting,
offset printing, binding, circuit negatives, stats, and fax services.
Founded 1939. Joseph P. Teti, president and CEO. Staff size: 60.
interactive multimedia, computer graphics, real-time digital video,
web design, kiosks. John Fitzgerald.
Lawrenceville 08648; one-day signs — custom signs, banners, full
color graphics, based in Dallas. Founded 1998. Bill and Joan Belmont,
owners. Staff size: 4. Square feet: 2,200.
Service Center, Princeton 08540; large format digital imaging,
electrical, commercial, trade shows, fabricated logos/letters,
banners, and windows. Founded 1988. Don Everman, owner. Staff size:
Box 1350, Princeton 08540; 19 radio stations, including WHWH-AM,
and WNJO-FM. Founded 1962. Louis F. Mercatanti Jr., CEO. Staff size:
60. Square feet: 14,000.
Box 350, Princeton 08542; community newspaper group. Founded 1786.
James B. Kilgore, president. Staff size: 235.
Trenton 08605. Founded 1882. Richard Bilotti, publisher. Staff size:
C-205, Princeton 08540-6234; publisher of weekly business and
journal, annual Business Directory, annual calendar, sponsor of
symposia and princetoninfo.com home page on the Internet, and creator
of the only comprehensive business database of the greater Princeton
community. Founded 1984. Richard K. Rein, editor and publisher. Staff
size: 10. Square feet: 1,700.
independent yellow pages publisher, serving Mercer and Middlesex
and including community pages, restaurant menus, coupons, and
Monroe Township 08831; fine art and custom picture framing. Kathleen
Maguire Morolda, owner.
Manalapan 07726; advertising specialties. Marica Finkelstein.
East Brunswick 08816; advertising specialties. Stan Strycharz.
Road, Box 7287, Princeton 08543-7287; accounting, auditing, tax and
consulting services, with 192 employees in Princeton, Edison,
and Manasquan. Founded 1965. Gerard Abbattista CPA, officer-in-charge.
Staff size: 17. Square feet: 5,600.
Princeton 08540; general accounting. Founded 1991. James J. Rose CPA,
president. Staff size: 7. Square feet: 2,700.
Center, Box 634, Cranbury 08512-0634. Founded 1989. Robert F. Mangano,
president and CEO. Staff size: 38. Square feet: 7,500.
1, West Trenton 08628; southern New Jersey corporate headquarters.
Founded 1908. Samuel Schreiber, regional president. Staff size: 300.
Princeton 08542; financial solutions center. Stephanie Teitelbaum,
vice president. Staff size: 8.
Alexander Road, Princeton 08540; 800-624-3312, open to employers
a 25-mile radius of Princeton. John Dawidowski, CEO. Staff size: 17.
Square feet: 4,000.
Center, Princeton 08540. Founded 1834. Janice Anderson-Luz, Carole
Bursac, and Marilyn Scarnuci.
609-987-3205. John Pagano.
Street, Princeton Shopping Center, Princeton 08540. Marge Callahan,
Finance: Financial Services
73rd Floor, New York 10048; financial services. Paul Howard.
Street, Princeton 08542; Prudential life insurance, homeowners, and
auto, and other lines of group and individual health insurance.
1966. Leonard Hayduchok, agent. Staff size: 9.
Avenue of Americas, New York 10036. Sandro DeMoraes.
Americas, Suite 1003, New York 10019. Blanca Villarello.
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