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Chamber Trade Fair Kicks Off The New Business Season
The Princeton Chamber is holding its annual business
trade fair in a new location this year. "It’s a spectacular venue,"
Kristin Appelget, president of the chamber, says of the Merrill
Lynch Conference Center, where the all-day trade fair takes place
on Wednesday, September 4, concurrent with the U.S. 1 technology showcase,
from 11a.m. to 5 p.m.
Part of the Merrill Lynch compound on Scudder Mills Road, the conference
center had been used almost exclusively for the financial services
company’s own training and events. With the downturn in the economy,
Merrill has started to invite other organizations to rent the space.
"It’s very airy, very green and open," says Appelget, inviting
those who have not yet seen the conference center to drop by on September
4. The center uses a wide bridge to connect two buildings. The bridge’s
glass walls look out on gardens and ponds. During the trade fair,
exhibits will flow from a recreation area through the bridge and into
the space on the other side.
This year, between the U.S. 1 contingent and the Chamber, there will
be more than 90 exhibitors. "We’re sold out," says Appelget.
Every exhibition space has been snapped up. Appleget, who has been
at her job for just a month, guesses that enthusiasm for the event
arises from a renewed appreciation of the importance of networking
in a still sagging economy.
Appleget says the date of the trade fair, just two days after Labor
Day, is a plus. It’s a chance to ease into the new business year after
the long week-end. "It gives people a great opportunity to have
another day not sitting in the office," she says. "It’s a
way to get back to business in a refreshing way."
Again this year, Renee Martin, owner of Forgery Forensics, is
on hand to analyze attendees’ handwriting. A popular draw, Martin
had nary a second to pause last year as those curious to find out
what their scrawls revealed about them flocked to her table. Another
popular feature of the annual event, the International Coffee, kicks
off the day. This year, John Bennett, managing director of Berlitz
International, speaks on "The International Language of Business."
A buffet luncheon runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Cost: $33). The
keynote talk begins at 1 p.m., and this year is held in a room apart
from the dining room. The keynote speaker is Maxine Ballen,
president of the New Jersey Technology Council. She speaks on "New
Jersey Technology and You…Perfect Together."
At 3 p.m., the U.S. 1 Newspaper Technology Showcase offers its free
panel discussion: Lisa Drakeman, CEO of Genmab, and Sidney
Pestka, founder of PBL Biomedical Laboratories, speak on "The
Quest for Cancer Cures."
Throughout the day, in addition to the exhibits and panels, there
will be food tastings. Participating chefs and eateries include Panera,
Chevy’s, and the chef from Acorn Glen.
Exhibits open at 11 a.m., and there is no charge for the exhibits
or the talks. For information call 609-452-7000 or 609-520-1776.
Square 08690. Alan Brody. 609-890-9304; Interior plant design and
maintenance for offices and businesses.
08648-2319. Jim Steining, vice president. 800-734-1553; fax, 888-228-8472.
Home page: www.vectorsecurity.com. Sales, installation, and
service of commercial and residential security systems.
Ed Griffin, general manager. 609-924-1100; fax, 609-890-7570. E-mail:
D, Princeton Junction 08550. J. Scott Needham, president. 609-799-3434;
fax, 609-799-7036. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Home page:
www.princetonair.com. High efficiency heating and air conditioning
systems for houses and light commercial.
125, Princeton 08542. Alan Brooks, president and creative director.
609-924-3838; fax, 609-924-0088. E-mail: email@example.com Home
page: www.alanbrooks.com. Design firm — corporate identity,
marketing/sales materials, website design.
Lawrenceville 08648. Bill and Joan Belmont, owners. 609-912-0500;
fax, 609-912-0554. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Home page:
www.fastsigns.com/346. One-day signs — custom signs, banners,
full color graphics, based in Dallas.
Service Center, Princeton 08540. Don Everman, owner. 609-243-9650;
Large format digital imaging, architectural, electrical, commercial,
trade shows, fabricated logos/letters, vehicle, banners, and windows.
08512. Jim D’Ovidio, president. 609-799-5814; fax, 609-799-4921. E-mail:
Promotional products, graphic design, printing and packaging, web
development, video production, and strategic positioning and planning.
Road, Box 1350, Princeton 08540. Louis F. Mercatanti Jr., CEO. 609-419-0300;
Owner of 21 radio stations, including WHWH-AM, WPST-FM, and WNJO-FM.
Box 350, Princeton 08542. James B. Kilgore, president. 609-924-3244;
fax, 609-921-2714. Home page: www.packetonline.com. Community
Trenton 08605. Richard Bilotti, publisher. 609-989-5454; fax, 609-394-2819.
E-mail: . Home page: www.nj.com/news/times daily newspaper
C, Box 269, Princeton 08542-0269. Peter J. Dawson, president. 609-799-8880;
Complete photographic service with staff photographers, custom laboratory
and digital imaging, 1-800-354-3839.
Princeton 08540. Paul B. Papier, president. 609-924-0560; fax, 609-688-9316.
Home page: www.papierphoto.com. Commercial and event photography,
Arthur Daks, marketing director. 609-426-4475; fax, 609-426-4512.
Central Jersey information for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, and other
milestone personal social events.
Road, Red Bank 07701. 800-649-6741.
08057. 856-727-3330; Personalized pens and giveaways.
08542. Mike Hopper, general manager. 609-683-4200; fax, 609-683-4841.
Lines carried include Rolex, Hoya, Roberto Coin, Potek Philippe, Mikimoto,
David Yurman, Lalique, Christofle, Cartier, antique silver, and complete
Allentown 08501. Dawn Lee Platz, president. 609-208-0555; fax, 609-208-1520.
gifts, custom gift baskets, and advertising specialties.
08540. Emily Mann, artistic director. 609-258-6500; fax, 609-497-0369.
Home page: www.McCarter.org
Trenton 08611. Geoffrey Berman, CEO. 609-599-9500; fax, 609-599-3600.
Home page: www.trentontitans.com. Member of the East Coast Hockey
Road, Suite 200, Box 7287, Princeton 08543-7287. Gerard Abbattista,
officer-in-charge. 609-897-0200; fax, 609-897-0999. E-mail: email@example.com
Www.amper.com. Accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services.
Center, Box 634, Cranbury 08512-0634. Robert F. Mangano, president
and CEO. 609-655-4500; fax, 609-655-5653. Home page: www.1stconstitution.com.
Middletown 07748. Maria Keegan, development officer. 800-325-0808;
08525. 609-466-2100; fax, 609-466-1342.
08540. 609-497-2749; fax, 609-921-1813.
609-497-6700; fax, 609-497-6740. Home page: www.pncbank.com.
609-924-4498; fax, 609-279-6038. A division of Sovereign Bancorp.
Street, Princeton 08542. Jerry R. MacLean, agent. 609-683-9300; fax,
609-683-9232. Life insurance, homeowners, and auto.
Box 9000, Princeton 08543-9000. 609-282-1212; fax, 609-282-2807. E-mail:
400, Box 621, Princeton 08543-0621. 609-452-8188; fax, 609-452-1891.
Richard Karsay, owner. 732-545-5730; fax, 732-545-8015. Coffee service
for offices, restaurants, and delis.
640 South Broad Street, Room 423, Box 8068, Trenton 08650-8068. Herbert
K. Ames, director. 609-989-6555; fax, 609-695-4943. Home page:
Office, 2 Gateway Center, 15th Floor, Newark 07102-5553. 973-645-2434;
Also Service Corps of Retired Executives.
Program, 253 Witherspoon Street, The Medical Center at Princeton,
Princeton 08540. 609-497-4206; fax, 609-497-4990. Home page: www.mcp.org
Drug and alcohol testing, travel medicine, pre-employment and executive
physicals, workers compensation and short term disability evaluations,
customized employee assistance programs, 24 hour crisis intervention,
short-term counseling, and referral.
08540-6293. 609-987-1234; fax, 609-987-2584. Luxury hotel with 348
rooms, 14 suites and 20 meeting rooms, plus athletic facilities, Crystal
Garden restaurant, and Catch a Rising Star comedy club.
609-921-7500; fax, 609-921-9385. Home page: www.nassauinn.com.
Hotel with Yankee Doodle Tap Room restaurant, 215 rooms.
Princeton 08543-0001. Steve Krebs, director of conferences and facilities.
Conference center with catering services.
Road, Plainsboro 08536. 609-282-1000; fax, 609-282-2126. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Home page: Conference and training center open to outside organizations,
run by Harrison Conference Services based in Glen Cove, New York.
Princeton 08540. Renee C. Martin, chief executive officer. 609-452-7030;
Forensic document examiner.
08543-2050. Herbert M. Greenberg, CEO. 609-924-3800; fax, 609-683-8560.
Psychological testing, team building, training, HR consulting.
08648. Michael Kenyon, president. 609-695-6668; fax, 609-695-5558.
Corporate and employee planning — benefits, compensation, insurance,
training, HR operations and information systems, employee relations.
Complex Suite 7, Kendall Park 08824-1658. Anita Zinsmeister. 732-422-0500;
fax, 732-422-0921. Home page: www.dalecarnegie.com. Training
in leadership, communications, sales, management, presentation skills,
and customer service.
08560. Carol Kivler, principal. 609-737-8157; fax, 609-737-8812. E-mail:
coaching, organizational development assistance, customized training,
and keynote speaking.
Suite 200, Princeton 08540. Jeff Callahan, president. 800-814-5333.
Vineland 08360. 856-696-1313.
214, Lawrenceville 08648. Melissa Tenzer, president. 609-919-9100;
Temporary and permanent staffing services.
Suite 228, Cherry Hill 08003. 856-761-0544.
107, Princeton 08540. Terry Coppola, regional manager. 609-452-2030;
fax, 609-520-8285. Employment — clerical office support, light
industrial, and technical temporary.
Hightstown 08520. Steven Portrude, president. 609-443-5900; fax, 609-443-4601.
Service bureau for graphics design, prepress production, and one to
four-color printing and copying, plus bindery.
71, Princeton 08544. Gary Walters, athletic director. 609-258-3534;
fax, 609-258-4477. E-mail: email@example.com. Home page:
www.goprincetontigers.com. Administration of all athletic programs.
89 Washington Road, Princeton 08540. Noreen Koval, director, employment
services. 609-987-0099; fax, 609-987-0243. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home page: www.edenservices.org Employment service and training
office for the Eden Family of Services.
Rockingham Row, Princeton Forrestal Village, Princeton 08542. Kristin
Appelget, president. 609-520-1776; fax, 609-520-9107. E-mail: email@example.com
Home page: www.princetonchamber.org Regional chamber of commerce
primarily serving Mercer, Middlesex, & Somerset counties — monthly
membership luncheon on first Thursday, Small Business Council breakfast
on the third Wednesday of each month.
08550. Judith Arnold. 609-448-6644; fax, 609-448-6642. Home page:
www.leTip.com. Meets Tuesdays, 7:01-8:30 a.m. at the New New York
Deli, Route 1, Lawrenceville.
08628. Dave Greso, station supervisor. 888-999-3273; fax, 609-452-7978.
Home page: www.shuttleamerica.com. Based in Connecticut.
Michael Starr, president and CEO. 609-951-0070; fax, 609-951-9330.
Home page: www.a1limo.com. Sedans, limousines, and buses, 800-367-0070,
also located in South Bound Brook, Allentown, PA
1 Airport Place, Princeton 08540. Marie Gallagher, president. 609-921-6300;
fax, 609-921-2707. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Home page:
www.nsgatour.com. Travel agency, corporate/vacation.
50 Princeton-Hightstown Road, Princeton Junction 08550. Mark and Mimi
Deitch. 609-897-1200; fax, 609-897-0900.
08551. Terry Lynam, president. 609-466-3803; fax, 609-466-3800. Home
page: www.pinecreekgolf.com. Two large 18-hole courses, country
08540. Maria Romera, spa director. 609-921-8854; fax, 609-921-9510.
Home page: www.spatherapia.com. Associated with the Princeton
Center for Plastic Surgery.
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