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Export to Canada: Savone

<D>Rick Savone, the new trade representative for

the Canadian Government Trade Office, has one of the classiest home

offices in town, on toney Westcott Road in Princeton. He arrived late

last year and is busy setting up new opportunities for the maple-leaf

style networking. He and Steve Richman, president of the

Canadian-American

Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, will host Michael B.

Phillips,

the consul general of Canada, at a networking breakfast on Thursday,

February 24, at 8:30 a.m. at the East Brunswick Hilton. Non-member

price is $30. Call 609-252-0777; fax, 609-252-0792, E-mail:

njcanada@aol.com.

"We cater specifically to companies in New Jersey that are

interested

in partnering initiatives, strategic alliances, and investment

opportunities

with Canadian partners in high-tech sectors," says Savone. "We

have been instrumental in finding leads for Canadian clients,

assisting

them with export opportunities, and partnering them for R&D

initiatives."

A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Savone majored in economics and business

at McGill, and worked in government before being recruited by the

Canadian Foreign Service. He served in Algeria, where he was

responsible

for political and immigration programs, and came to Princeton this

year. Savone operates what is considered the satellite mission of

the Canadian Consulate General in New York

(http://www.canapple.com).

American exports to Canada in 1998 totaled $75 billion, and New Jersey

products accounted for $4 billion. Nearly one-fourth of American

exports

went to Canada in 1998. Since then, economic growth in Canada has

diversified and productivity has increased, all thanks to increased

productivity, higher consumer spending, and lower unemployment in

Canada.

Savone’s export/import efforts will concentrate on areas of

biotechnology,

information technology, and environmental technology. Significant

exports from New Jersey to Canada include the category of chemicals

and allied products, such as plastics, agricultural products

(including

orange juice and concentrates), personal and household goods

(including

books), transportation equipment, equipment and tools, and medical

equipment. To find the other appropriate products for exporting to

Canada, check the U.S. State Department website at

http://www.state.gov.

Richman, an attorney with Gallagher, Briody & Butler, and Savone will

stage a breakfast teleconference in April on "Border Challenges:

Penetrating the Canadian Market" and follow that up in June with

another breakfast on "Transportation Issues in and out of

Canada."

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HR Certificates

Rutgers Center for Management Development offers

certificates

in human resource management and equal opportunity administration.

The HR certificate offers 21 workshops and requires nine workshops

taken within a five-year period. Workshops may also be taken singly.

Among the leaders are Olivia W. Sala, formerly director of

employment

relations at MBL Life Assurance Corporation, M. Michael

Markowich

on the faculty at Temple University, Roger B. Jacobs, who

teaches

at Fordham Law School, Anthony Lucas, consulting director at

Johnson & Johnson, and Mary Powers Nikola, director of

leadership

and organization at Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Cook College —

plus these faculty members in various schools at Rutgers: Michael

E. Gordon, Steven M. Director, Barbara A. Lee, Joseph

T. McCune, and Charles Nanry

Courses deal with job analysis, recruitment, selection, interviewing,

legal matters, strategic planning, performance appraisal, training,

benefits, avoiding litigation, attitudes survey, organizational

communication,

facilitating effective meetings, financial and statistical analysis,

and preparing employee handbooks. Each workshop costs $415. Call

732-445-5526

or E-mail: jgranell@rci.rutgers.edu.

The Equal Opportunity Workshops cost $325 but the certificate program

involves taking each of nine workshops. Call Claudia Meer at

732-445-5590 or E-mail: cgmeer@rci.rutgers.edu.

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Assisted Living Administration

Administrators of assisted living facilities must

complete

a 56-hour course and take a certification exam. Mercer County

Community

College offers this course in 10 evening sessions starting Monday,

March 13, or in five daytime sessions starting Wednesday, April 5.

In addition, two practicum days are required. The fee is $1,700. Call

Yvonne Chang at 609-586-4800, extension 3278 or E-mail

comed@mcc.edu.

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Prizes & Scholarships

Apartment managers can apply to win a prize as "best

on-site person of the year" from the New Jersey Apartment

Association.

Other best of the year categories include regional manager, property

manager, leasing consultant, or maintenance supervisor. The deadline

has been extended to March 20 for these categories: best website,

marketing plan, property renovation, management company, curb appeal,

best property (in two categories, built before 1976 and built between

1976 to 1994) and special needs or affordable housing.

Warning: contestants may have to face a panel of judges in some

categories.

And the first entry from each firm must be accompanied by a $100 fee,

$50 for each additional entry. Prizes will be awarded at a conference

from May 9-11 at the Tropicana. For information call NJAA at

732-247-6661.

Applications are due February 23.

Student entrepreneurs who run or own a business can apply for

one of three awards, worth from $200 to $750, given by the Rothman

Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson

University.

Applicants must be enrolled in a New Jersey college, university,

technical,

or career school. The New Jersey winner will be entered in a contest

worth $10,000 sponsored by St. Louis University in Missouri. The New

Jersey Collegiate Entrepreneur contest will be judged by Kenneth

J. Burkhardt Jr., co-founder of Dialogic Corporation; Dick

Forney,

business correspondent of New Jersey Network, and Caren S.

Franzini,

executive director of New Jersey Economic Development Authority. For

an application call 973-443-8842; fax, 973-443-8847, or E-mail:

rothman@fdu.edu.

Deadline is Friday, March 3.

Applications for the $1,000 Ruth Rabstein scholarship

are available from the Women Lawyers’ Caucus of Mercer County.

Applicants must be female law students and prospective law students

and live in Mercer County. Other criteria are financial need, academic

achievement, and community service. For an application write to

Dorothy

G. Turi, scholarship committee, Women Lawyers’ Caucus of Mercer

County, Box 56141 Trenton 08638. Deadline is March 31.

The New Jersey Historic Trust is taking applications for

matching grants of from $5,000 to $750,000 to restore, rehabilitate,

stabilize, or management historic sites. At least $12 million from

the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund is available for

grants to non-profit organizations and/or units of county and

municipal

governments. Properties must be listed, or be eligible for listing,

in the New Jersey or National Register or Historic Places. Those

interested

can attend a free grant workshop on Friday, February 18, at 2 p.m.

at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick.

The deadline for applications is April 24. Barbara Mitnick heads

the trust, which is affiliated with the Department of State. Contact

the trust at 609-984-0473 or http://www.njht.org.


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