Name Changes

CMIC-VPS Corporation, 3 Cedar Brook Drive North, Cedar Brook Corporate Center, Suite 3, Cranbury 08512; 609-395-9700; fax, 609-395-8824. Mark E. Wojcik, general manager. Home page: www.cmic-vps.com.

A deal reached two years ago between Japan-based CMIC and Princeton-based VPS has been completed.

CMIC-VPS is a member of the Freund Group, which owns several hundred Japanese patents. CMIC Group is comprised of 15 companies involved in the full range of the pharmaceutical industry.

In 2007 Freund Corporation transferred 80 percent of its stock to CMIC. VPS, as Vector Corporation, became a subsidiary of Freund in 1997.

Acquisitions

Canopy Financial (CareGain Inc.) (FISV), 103 Morgan Lane, Suite 300, Plainsboro 08536; 609-275-6555; fax, 609-275-8760. Home page: www.caregain.com.

Canopy Financial, a firm specializing in linking healthcare and financial services, has acquired CareGain, Inc. from Fiserv. Through the acquisition of CareGain, provider of consumer-directed healthcare (CDH) account administration and management software to leading health plans, Canopy consolidates the healthcare banking technology market.

Under the terms of the acquisition, which were not fully released, CareGain’s clients will now be served by Canopy. Fiserv retains its healthcare banking solutions for its financial institution clients.

The combined company manages more than 1 million CDH accounts, serves more than 50 enterprise health plan and bank clients, administers more than 8 million claims each year, and supports more than 5,000 unique plan designs.

Crosstown Moves

Dataglove IT Solutions, 103 Carnegie Center, Suite 315, Princeton 08540; 609-454-3205; fax, 609-454-3208. Jaspreet Bajaj, president. Home page: www.dataglove-us.com.

IT consulting firm Dataglove has moved from 379 Princeton-Hightstown Road to Carnegie Center.

The firm is a full-service consultancy specializing in the banking, brokerage, insurance, telecommunication, pharmaceutical, energy, biotech, government, media, manufacturing, and retail industries.

Down-Sizing

Main Street Associates, 134 Franklin Corner Road, Suite 200, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-895-1100. Greg and Vince Scozzari, co-owners.

The Scozzari brothers have shut down their offices for Main Street Associates and moved into the offices occupied by V.J. Scozzari & Sons at 84 Route 31 North in Pennington.

Leaving Town

Mercury Marine, 110 Melrich Road, South Brunswick Industrial Park.

Mercury Marine, a powerboat manufacturing and sales company, has moved its manufacturing distribution center out of New Jersey. Mercury Marine, headquartered in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin, is a subsidiary of Knoxville-based Brunswick Corporation.

Frederic J. Schragger, 600 Lawrence Road, Lawrence-ville. Home page: http://fjslaw.lawoffice.com.

Attorney Frederic Schragger has closed his Lawrence office and relocated to 7 East Salem Avenue, Harvey Cedars 08008.

Directravel, 107 Rockingham Row, Princeton 08540. Home page: www.dt.com.

Corporate travel agency Directravel has closed its Princeton office. The company can be reached online or at its Mahwah office at 201-891-8100.

Ameriprise Financial, 3576 Quakerbridge Road, Suite B, Hamilton.

Robert Johnson appears to have left his Ameriprise Financial office on Quakerbridge Road.

The Minneapolis-base financial planning firm no longer lists Johnson among its advisors, Johnson’s Ameriprise web page no longer links to him, and he has not returned calls.

Alco Industries, 111 Melrich Road, South Brunswick Industrial Park, Cranbury.

Alco Industries appears to have ceased its operations in the area.

Based in Norristown, Pennsylvania, Alco is a corporation comprised of eight manufacturing firms, which make agricultural chemicals, auto paints, electrical insulation, tools and dies, foundry equipment, and bearings housing.

The company had a facility in Cranbury and another in Edison, but both site appear to have been left. The phone numbers for both are disconnected.

Law Offices of Arthur E. Jackson, 146 Tamarack Circle, Montgomery Knoll, Skillman.

Patent attorney Arthur E. Jackson appears to have left his offices on Tamarack Circle. The phone and fax numbers have been disconnected and the firm’s website no longer exists. There is no word whether Jackson is practicing elsewhere.

Empire United Corporate Federal Credit Union, 1095 Cranbury-South River Road, Forsgate Technical Center, Suite 11, Jamesburg 08831; 609-395-8650; fax, 609-395-9424. Jeanne Cline, operations manager. Home page: www.empirecorp.org.

Empire United no longer operates a location in New Jersey. The Albany-based firm was taken over by Illinois-based Members United Corporate FCU. Members can be reached at 800-782-2431.

Rothman Associates, 301 South Alexander Avenue, Washington, Georgia, 30673-1769. Philip Rothman, principal. Home page: www.rothmanassociates.net.

Business consultant Philip Rothman Associates has moved his office at 4212 Fieldcrest Drive in Lawrenceville to Georgia.

Sabry Lee, 5 Fitzgerald Avenue, Monroe Township 08831; 609-409-5422; fax, 609-409-5424. Home page: www.sabrylee.com.

The automotive parts distributors closed its Exit 8A facility last month and will consolidate its operations in California.

New Jersey Pass Ride, 2639 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville. Home page: www.ridenjpass.com.

New Jersey Pass Ride, a provider of airport shuttle services, appears to have left its offices on Princeton Pike. The firm’s phone and fax numbers are no longer in service and its website no longer exists.

The Meers Group, 16 Chicory Lane, Pennington 08534; 609-818-0823; fax, 609-818-0824. Gerald Briscione, ASA, principal. Home page: www.themeersgroup.com.

The Meers Group, a valuation and appraisal firm in Pennington, is now doing business out of Monmouth Beach.

The firm is involved in analysis of properties for appraisal, assessment and evaluation, representing major industrial, retail, and commercial firms in their involvement with financing, feasibility, allocation of purchase price, ad valorem taxation, acquisition, and disposition of property. It can be reached at 732-571-3900.

Isthmus LLC, 112 Lawrenceville-Pennington Road, Lawrenceville. Chris Robinson, CEO. www.isthmusllc.com.

Management consulting firm Isthmus, owned by Chris Robinson, appears to have left its Lawrenceville office.

Phone and fax numbers are no longer in service, the company website no longer exists, and attempts to raise Robinson through E-mail have failed.

Meredith Chase & Taggart LLC, 109 South Warren Street, Trenton.

The law office of Meredith, Chase & Taggart, specialists in malpractice and workers compensation, appears to have moved from Trenton, without a forwarding address.

The firm, formerly Meredith, Meredith & Chase, once had offices at 40 Nassau Street and in Pennington.

Police Reports : Plainsboro

Theft. A student at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North was the victim of theft on May 5. Officer Arthur Gant said someone went into the boys’ locker room and stole a cell phone from the victim’s backpack. The cell phone is worth $150.

West Windsor

Mischief at the Golf Course. Unknown suspects cut a security chain on six golf carts at Mercer Oaks Golf Course sometime between 2 and 3 a.m. on May 16 and hotwired them.

Officer Robert Fow said the carts were then driven on the golf course, causing damage tot he course as well as the carts.

Two of the golf carts were overturned, also causing major damage. The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information should call the police at 609-799-1222.

Theft. A resident of Cranbury was the victim of theft sometime between 1 p.m. and 4:11 p.m. on May 11 in the East Student parking lot of Mercer County Community College. Officer David Jelinski said someone stole a check and a gold necklace from the victim’s unlocked car.

A West Windsor resident was the victim of theft on May 15 at Barnes and Noble in MarketFair. Officer Walter Silcox said someone stole the victim’s wallet from her purse while she was sitting at the store’s cafe.

A resident of Hamilton was the victim of theft sometime between 3 p.m. on May 7 and 8 a.m. on May 13 at Mercer County Community College. Officer Mark Lee said someone stole the victim’s cell phone and made numerous calls out of the country.

Someone stole the Rembrandt Charm display containing 200 charms worth over $5,000 from the jewelers at MarketFair some time between 4:30 and 6 p.m. on May 7, Lieutenant Robert Garofalo said.

Deaths

John J. Penrose, 61, on May 12. He was a senior software engineer at ALK Technologies on Herrontown Road.

Charles Warner Daves, 78, on May 2. One of the first African-Americans recruited to do test development at ETS, he was an executive with the company for 30 years. After retiring he edited the memoir “Black In Two Worlds: A Personal Perspective On Higher Education,” by Carl A. Fields, who was the first African-American administrator at Princeton University.

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