Trade Fair Exhibitors

Building Products and Services

Marketing and Communications





Corporate Gifts



Food Services


Hotels and Conference Centers

Legal Support

Human Resources Consulting

Management Training

Business Attire

Office Supplies

Personnel Agencies

Printing Services

Education and Networking

Transportation and Travel


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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.

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Trade Fair Exhibitors

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Building Products and Services

Kitchen Magic Inc., Box 737, Bloomsbury 08804.


Interior Plants Inc., 4 Wendover Way, Hamilton

Square 08690. Alan Brody. 609-890-9304; Interior plant design and

maintenance for offices and businesses.

Vector Security, 11 K Princess Road, Lawrenceville

08648-2319. Jim Steining, vice president. 800-734-1553; fax, 888-228-8472.

Home page: Sales, installation, and

service of commercial and residential security systems.

Culligan, 305 Clearview Road, Edison 08837. 800-649-6741.

Water systems.

Princeton Fuel Oil, 125 Hovey Avenue, Trenton 08650.

Ed Griffin, general manager. 609-924-1100; fax, 609-890-7570. E-mail:

Princeton Air Conditioning, 39 Everett Drive, Building

D, Princeton Junction 08550. J. Scott Needham, president. 609-799-3434;

fax, 609-799-7036. E-mail: Home page: High efficiency heating and air conditioning

systems for houses and light commercial.

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Marketing and Communications

Alan Brooks Design Inc., 20 Nassau Street, Suite

125, Princeton 08542. Alan Brooks, president and creative director.

609-924-3838; fax, 609-924-0088. E-mail: Home

page: Design firm — corporate identity,

marketing/sales materials, website design.

Spiral Binding Co. Inc., Box 286, Totowa 07511.


FastSigns, 2901 Brunswick Pike, Route One Plaza,

Lawrenceville 08648. Bill and Joan Belmont, owners. 609-912-0500;

fax, 609-912-0554. E-mail: Home page: One-day signs — custom signs, banners,

full color graphics, based in Dallas.

Signs Etc., 3490 Route 1, Building 19, Princeton

Service Center, Princeton 08540. Don Everman, owner. 609-243-9650;

fax, 609-243-0223. E-mail: Home page:

Large format digital imaging, architectural, electrical, commercial,

trade shows, fabricated logos/letters, vehicle, banners, and windows.

Brown Dog Marketing, 57 Kinglet Drive, Cranbury

08512. Jim D’Ovidio, president. 609-799-5814; fax, 609-799-4921. E-mail: Home page:

Promotional products, graphic design, printing and packaging, web

development, video production, and strategic positioning and planning.

Delia Associates, Box 338, Whitehorse 08888.

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Nassau Broadcasting Partners LP, 619 Alexander

Road, Box 1350, Princeton 08540. Louis F. Mercatanti Jr., CEO. 609-419-0300;

fax, 609-419-0143. E-mail: Home page:

Owner of 21 radio stations, including WHWH-AM, WPST-FM, and WNJO-FM.

The Princeton Packet Inc., 300 Witherspoon Street,

Box 350, Princeton 08542. James B. Kilgore, president. 609-924-3244;

fax, 609-921-2714. Home page: Community

newspaper group.

The Times of Trenton, 500 Perry Street, Box 847,

Trenton 08605. Richard Bilotti, publisher. 609-989-5454; fax, 609-394-2819.

E-mail: . Home page: daily newspaper

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Leigh Photo and Imaging, 45 Everett Drive, Building

C, Box 269, Princeton 08542-0269. Peter J. Dawson, president. 609-799-8880;

fax, 609-799-8673. E-mail: Home page:

Complete photographic service with staff photographers, custom laboratory

and digital imaging, 1-800-354-3839.

Papier Photographic Studios, 136 Riverside Drive,

Princeton 08540. Paul B. Papier, president. 609-924-0560; fax, 609-688-9316.

Home page: Commercial and event photography,

color lab.

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Atlantic Communications Group, 18 East Mill Road,

Flourtown 19031.

Celebrations Magazine, Box 1034, East Windsor 08520-1034.

Arthur Daks, marketing director. 609-426-4475; fax, 609-426-4512.

E-mail: Home page:

Central Jersey information for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, and other

milestone personal social events.

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WSI Internet. 609-799-3100.

Data Network Solutions, 162 East Newman Springs

Road, Red Bank 07701. 800-649-6741.

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Corporate Gifts

Artcraft & Foremost, 215 Executive Drive, Moorestown

08057. 856-727-3330; Personalized pens and giveaways.

Hamilton Jewelers, 92 Nassau Street, Princeton

08542. Mike Hopper, general manager. 609-683-4200; fax, 609-683-4841.

E-mail: Home page:

Lines carried include Rolex, Hoya, Roberto Coin, Potek Philippe, Mikimoto,

David Yurman, Lalique, Christofle, Cartier, antique silver, and complete

repair services.

Personal Shopper, 218 Crosswicks-Ellisdale Road,

Allentown 08501. Dawn Lee Platz, president. 609-208-0555; fax, 609-208-1520.

E-mail: Corporate

gifts, custom gift baskets, and advertising specialties.

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McCarter Theater Center, 91 University Place, Princeton

08540. Emily Mann, artistic director. 609-258-6500; fax, 609-497-0369.

Home page:

Trenton Titans Hockey Club, 650 South Broad Street,

Trenton 08611. Geoffrey Berman, CEO. 609-599-9500; fax, 609-599-3600.

Home page: Member of the East Coast Hockey


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Amper, Politziner & Mattia CPAs, 731 Alexander

Road, Suite 200, Box 7287, Princeton 08543-7287. Gerard Abbattista,

officer-in-charge. 609-897-0200; fax, 609-897-0999. E-mail: Accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services.

1st Constitution Bank, 2650 Route 130 North, Constitution

Center, Box 634, Cranbury 08512-0634. Robert F. Mangano, president

and CEO. 609-655-4500; fax, 609-655-5653. Home page:

Affinity Federal Credit Union, 1860 Route 35 South,

Middletown 07748. Maria Keegan, development officer. 800-325-0808;

fax, 732-275-6291.

Amboy National Bank, 86 East Broad Street, Hopewell

08525. 609-466-2100; fax, 609-466-1342.

First Union National Bank, 194 Nassau Street, Princeton

08540. 609-497-2749; fax, 609-921-1813.

PNC Bank, 76 Nassau Street, Princeton 08542-0311.

609-497-6700; fax, 609-497-6740. Home page:

Sovereign Bank, 188 Nassau Street, Princeton 08542.

609-924-4498; fax, 609-279-6038. A division of Sovereign Bancorp.

Third Federal Bank. 215-579-4600.

MacLean Agency/Prudential Securities, 138 Nassau

Street, Princeton 08542. Jerry R. MacLean, agent. 609-683-9300; fax,

609-683-9232. Life insurance, homeowners, and auto.

Signator Financial, 10 Headquarters Plaza, Morristown

07960. 609-256-0666.

Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., 800 Scudders Mill Road,

Box 9000, Princeton 08543-9000. 609-282-1212; fax, 609-282-2807. E-mail: Home page:

Headquarters campus.

UBS PaineWebber Inc., 100 Overlook Center, Suite

400, Box 621, Princeton 08543-0621. 609-452-8188; fax, 609-452-1891.

Stock brokerage.

Wachovia Securities. 609-896-4606.

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Food Services

Karsay Coffee, 1050 Hamilton Street, Somerset 08875.

Richard Karsay, owner. 732-545-5730; fax, 732-545-8015. Coffee service

for offices, restaurants, and delis.

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Mercer County Division of Economic Development,

640 South Broad Street, Room 423, Box 8068, Trenton 08650-8068. Herbert

K. Ames, director. 609-989-6555; fax, 609-695-4943. Home page:

U.S. Small Business Administration, New Jersey District

Office, 2 Gateway Center, 15th Floor, Newark 07102-5553. 973-645-2434;

fax, 973-645-6265. E-mail: Home page:

Also Service Corps of Retired Executives.

Corporate Health Services & The Confidential Advisory

Program, 253 Witherspoon Street, The Medical Center at Princeton,

Princeton 08540. 609-497-4206; fax, 609-497-4990. Home page:

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.

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Hotels and Conference Centers

Comfort Suites, 2880 Route 1 North, North Brunswick

08902. 732-297-7400.

Hyatt Regency Princeton, 102 Carnegie Center, Princeton

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.

Nassau Inn, 10 Palmer Square, Princeton 08542-3712.

609-921-7500; fax, 609-921-9385. Home page:

Hotel with Yankee Doodle Tap Room restaurant, 215 rooms.

Conference Center at NJHA, 760 Alexander Road,

Princeton 08543-0001. Steve Krebs, director of conferences and facilities.

609-275-4140; fax, 609-275-4094. E-mail:

Conference center with catering services.

Merrill Lynch Conference Center, 900 Scudders Mill

Road, Plainsboro 08536. 609-282-1000; fax, 609-282-2126. E-mail:

Home page: Conference and training center open to outside organizations,

run by Harrison Conference Services based in Glen Cove, New York.

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Legal Support

Forgery Forensics, 3490 Route 1 North, Suite 3B,

Princeton 08540. Renee C. Martin, chief executive officer. 609-452-7030;

fax, 609-452-7003. E-mail: Home page:

Forensic document examiner.

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Human Resources Consulting

Caliper, 741 Mount Lucas Road, Box 2050, Princeton

08543-2050. Herbert M. Greenberg, CEO. 609-924-3800; fax, 609-683-8560.

E-mail: Home page:

Psychological testing, team building, training, HR consulting.

Resource Solution Link, 684 Whitehead Road, Lawrenceville

08648. Michael Kenyon, president. 609-695-6668; fax, 609-695-5558.

E-mail: Home page:

Corporate and employee planning — benefits, compensation, insurance,

training, HR operations and information systems, employee relations.

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Management Training

Dale Carnegie Training, 3086 Route 27, Congressional

Complex Suite 7, Kendall Park 08824-1658. Anita Zinsmeister. 732-422-0500;

fax, 732-422-0921. Home page: Training

in leadership, communications, sales, management, presentation skills,

and customer service.

Kivler Communications, 8 Hart Court, Titusville

08560. Carol Kivler, principal. 609-737-8157; fax, 609-737-8812. E-mail: Executive

coaching, organizational development assistance, customized training,

and keynote speaking.

Leadership Alignment Spa, 83 South Street, Freehold


Sandler Sales Institute, 116 Village Boulevard,

Suite 200, Princeton 08540. Jeff Callahan, president. 800-814-5333.

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Business Attire

Tom James of Princeton, 215-295-1940. Custom clothier.

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Office Supplies

Executive Business Solutions, 1350 Southwest Boulevard,

Vineland 08360. 856-696-1313.

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Personnel Agencies

Careers USA, 3371 Route 1, Lawrence Commons, Suite

214, Lawrenceville 08648. Melissa Tenzer, president. 609-919-9100;

fax, 609-919-9101. E-mail:

Temporary and permanent staffing services.

J&J Professional Solutions, 1763 East Route 70,

Suite 228, Cherry Hill 08003. 856-761-0544.

J&J Staffing Resources, 103 Carnegie Center, Suite

107, Princeton 08540. Terry Coppola, regional manager. 609-452-2030;

fax, 609-520-8285. Employment — clerical office support, light

industrial, and technical temporary.

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Printing Services

Harwill-Express Press, 375 Route 130, Suite 6,

Hightstown 08520. Steven Portrude, president. 609-443-5900; fax, 609-443-4601.

E-mail: Home page:

Service bureau for graphics design, prepress production, and one to

four-color printing and copying, plus bindery.

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Education and Networking

Princeton University Department of Athletics, Box

71, Princeton 08544. Gary Walters, athletic director. 609-258-3534;

fax, 609-258-4477. E-mail: Home page: Administration of all athletic programs.

Eden W.E.R.C.s (Works, Education & Resource Centers),

89 Washington Road, Princeton 08540. Noreen Koval, director, employment

services. 609-987-0099; fax, 609-987-0243. E-mail:

Home page: Employment service and training

office for the Eden Family of Services.

Chamber of Commerce of the Princeton Area, 216

Rockingham Row, Princeton Forrestal Village, Princeton 08542. Kristin

Appelget, president. 609-520-1776; fax, 609-520-9107. E-mail:

Home page: 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.

Le Tip of Princeton, Box 244, Princeton Junction

08550. Judith Arnold. 609-448-6644; fax, 609-448-6642. Home page: Meets Tuesdays, 7:01-8:30 a.m. at the New New York

Deli, Route 1, Lawrenceville.

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Transportation and Travel

Shuttle America, Trenton Mercer Airport, West Trenton

08628. Dave Greso, station supervisor. 888-999-3273; fax, 609-452-7978.

Home page: Based in Connecticut.

A-1 Limousine, 2 Emmons Drive, Princeton 08540-9923.

Michael Starr, president and CEO. 609-951-0070; fax, 609-951-9330.

Home page: Sedans, limousines, and buses, 800-367-0070,

also located in South Bound Brook, Allentown, PA

IT Travel of Princeton/National Senior Golf Association,

1 Airport Place, Princeton 08540. Marie Gallagher, president. 609-921-6300;

fax, 609-921-2707. E-mail: Home page: Travel agency, corporate/vacation.

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Deitch Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center,

50 Princeton-Hightstown Road, Princeton Junction 08550. Mark and Mimi

Deitch. 609-897-1200; fax, 609-897-0900.

Pine Creek Miniature Golf, 394 Route 31, West Amwell

08551. Terry Lynam, president. 609-466-3803; fax, 609-466-3800. Home

page: Two large 18-hole courses, country


Spa Therapia, 932 State Road, Route 206, Princeton

08540. Maria Romera, spa director. 609-921-8854; fax, 609-921-9510.

Home page: Associated with the Princeton

Center for Plastic Surgery.

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