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Billing itself as "the premier government affairs
organization in Trenton," the NJBIA represents the business community
before state agencies and the legislature through lobbying efforts.
In addition, the association acts as its members’ legislative watchdog,
keeping members abreast of developments in Trenton — through seminars,
publications, and newsletters — that can have an effect on their
businesses. Membership dues are based on the number of New Jersey
employees and start at $150 per year.
"We provide our members with a one-stop source of information
on legislation and regulations that are in effect or might be coming
down the road that will affect their business operations," says
Michele Glassburg, vice president of marketing. "In addition
to our many books and directories, we also publish weekly, monthly,
and quarterly publications, including our magazine, New Jersey Business."
To order any NJBIA publication, call the publications department at
609-393-7707, extension 239. For more information on becoming a member,
call Karla Pollack, director of member services, at extension
237 or go to http://www.njbia.org.
has photos and information on state legislators, including office
addresses, phone and fax numbers, key aides, and more, published by
the NJBIA. There’s also information on New Jersey’s congressional
delegation in Washington. The new directory will be published in March
’99 after the new leadership and committees are formed. $3 for members,
$6 for non-members.
of the survey of state businesses regarding compensation levels for
200 of the most common jobs in New Jersey, broken down by the five
labor market areas of the state. Member price is $95, $200 for non-members.
by the NJBIA each January, provides payroll processing assistance
to small businesses that handle their own weekly payroll, and is a
handy reference for payroll managers. Covers both state and federal
deductions. $23 for members, $33 for non-members.
for Employers, published by the NJBIA, offers an extensive summary
of New Jersey laws that affect employers. Updated every two years,
it covers such topics as temporary disability insurance, wages and
benefits, unemployment compensation, child labor law, workplace safety
and health, and workers’ compensation. Each chapter features information
on the laws and those who administer them. Also included is a directory
of forms that employers must file: workers’ compensation, equal employment
opportunity reporting, and more. $50 for members, $80 for non-members.
also from the NJBIA, is much like the New Jersey book but covers Federal
employment regulations, of which there are many. $50 for members,
$80 for non-members.
to display a current federal minimum wage poster reflecting the September
1, 1997, increase to $5.15 per hour. The poster includes the new federal
minimum wage, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, Family and Medical
Leave Act of 1993, Equal Employment Opportunity and Job Safety & Health
Protection (OSHA) regulations. $10 for members with bulk discounts
available, $12 for non-members.
Leaders, by Don Linky of Joshua Communications, costs $86 plus
shipping and tax. You can also order the full text directory available
in January and to be updated in May on disk for $395 plus tax. This
also includes the book.
Linky identifies the leaders and their public and private roles, including
the insider networks and family relationships. Other chapters are
on higher education (college presidents), the arts, science and technology
(scientists and research leaders), government and politics, and minority
leaders. Listings are cross referenced and bad news (what the companies
don’t what you to know) is included. A frequently-called number section
is handy. Also listed by department are numbers for every official
you would ever want to contact, plus E-mail addresses.
The Insider Guide to New Jersey Movers and Shakers, another
Linky publication, lists over 1,000 of the state’s top government,
education, and industry leaders. The 1999 edition will come out in
May. Cost: $45.
The Insider Guide to New Jersey Healthcare, with hospitals,
nursing homes, and other health care services and facilities for everyone
from consumers to industry suppliers. Cost: $69.
For a copy of any Linky book, call 609-452-7799; fax 609-452-2803.
The mailing address is: Joshua Communications, Box 7183, Princeton
for the greater Princeton area because it includes nearly 5,000 company
listings from all the area codes, including contact names, fax numbers,
number of employees, E-mail and URL addresses, and revenues where
available. It’s particularly useful for jobhunters, sales reps, and
small business owners. The 1999 edition will be available on Wednesday,
March 17, and will sell for $15.95, including postage. Send check
payable to U.S. 1 Directory, 12 Roszel Road, Princeton 08540. Or stop
by the office and pick it up in person for $12.95.
Other U.S. 1 directories include the Health and Fitness Directory
and the Retail Shopping Directory. Also check business news and listings
of business meetings for networking information in the paper’s weekly
editions. 609-452-0038; fax 609-452-0033; Home page: http://www.princetoninfo.com.
Business Directory, listing 26,000 companies for $265 plus tax and
shipping. The listing includes the same elements that U.S. 1’s Business
Directory has, plus additional names of executives.
Corfacts’ 1998 Human Resources Directory, is available in February,
and will have 8,400 of the largest companies with human resource contacts.
Cost: $175. Corfacts also publishes directories for each of New Jersey’s
21 counties, plus the Delaware Valley Business to Business Directory
for $195, and the $175 TriState Plus Directory, which lists
companies in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut with 100 employees
To order any of the above directories call 973-326-9443, fax 973-326-9188,
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or write Corfacts, 39 East Hanover Avenue,
Morris Plains 07950.
Business Source Book , which ranks the top 212 employers in New
Jersey in terms of size ($149.95), and Networking in New Jersey,
which lists all the trade and professional associations in New Jersey
($49.95). Also the New Jersey Media Guide, organizes the media
both by town and alphabetically and includes fax numbers and deadlines.
$94.95 plus tax and shipping. Call 800-331-5076; fax 512-458-2059.
trends in the New Jersey industrial community, establish statewide
sales and distribution areas, and serve as a supplier source for your
purchasing department. It costs $105 in the 672 paper version and
is available on diskettes and CD-ROM. Published annually in Evanston,
Illinois, by Manufacturers News’ Inc. (http://www.manufacturersnews.com),
it profiles 10,957 industrial firms in New Jersey, with SIC codes,
and lists 17,070 executives of which 7,745 are presidents.
is a fat little red book, three-inches thick and six-inches tall,
which costs $41. The 1999 edition comes out in May. For 126 years
this annually updated directory has been a standard reference. Look
here for officials at every level, their phones, addresses, and biographies.
Also listed: previous occupants of each post; detailed descriptions
of colleges, prisons, hospitals, and parks.; and names and salaries
of county executives. Call 609-396-2669, extension 2.
of all lawyers in the state, with addresses and phone numbers, is
published annually by Newark-based Skinder-Strauss Associates, which
does Fitzgerald’s Legislative Manual, and goes for $58.75. The book
includes names and addresses of judges and legislators. Also the Attorney’s
Day Book, a directory of the federal government and the court system
that includes information of interest to lawyers in all 50 states.
Call 609-396-2669, extension 2.
published in March, 1998, by South Orange author Robert Berko is a
useful directory of sources of public information at state and federal
levels. $22.95, plus $3 shipping, call 800-872-0121.
through any Small Business Development Center. Call Ken Gardner
at 609-984-9668 for more information. Sponsored by PSE&G, this free
sourcebook has business support organizations, county clerk offices,
financial information and resources, export information, procurement
opportunities, and help with starting a new business in the state.
It also provides information on insurance, business plans, licensing
requirements, bonding, and financial assistance. @lt = SCORE Books.
Free books on how to secure financing and how to choose the best bank
for your business are available to clients of SCORE (Service Corps
of Retired Executives). Paid for by Visa U.S.A. and written and edited
by Inc. Magazine, these useful books offer step by step tips on determining
your financial needs, assembling your loan package, sizing up alternative
lending sources, perfecting your presentation, building your banking
relationship, and working with the SBA.
with the Center for NonProfit Corporations, offers profiles
of foundations and corporations with examples of their giving policies
are. It also lists government funding sources for nonprofits. The
738-page book costs $149 plus $6.95 shipping.
Indexed in 129 ways, including areas of interest, geographic location,
and officers and trustees, it includes financial data on assets, examples
of recent grants, application deadlines, contact names, and how much
to apply for. All book purchasers receive free updates six months
after publication, but an additional quarterly newsletter and fax
service costs $29 to book owners. Call 888-247-2689 or fax to 888-248-4339.
for business, was released in January by the Rutgers Faculty of
Management. It’s nicely done and nicely indexed, with about 120 faculty
profiles complete with photos, resumes, and areas of interest. Topics
range from artificial intelligence to women and business. Need an
expert on downsizing? Choose from, for example, James Bailey,
who cares about how individuals understand and adapt to organizational
change, or Eric Gedajlovic, who is interested in the effect
of ownership on profits and firm performance. Call 973-353-5177.
covering the 32 municipalities in Mercer, Somerset, and Middlesex
counties. The current book, to be updated in February, 1999, is available
now for $75 for members, $125 for non-members, or on disk for $25
MSM’s book has reams and reams of data on population, employment,
real estate development, income, housing, transportation, Princeton
Junction train ridership, land use and environment, land cover, historic
trends, dedicated open space, population trends and projections, private
employment trends, government fiscal information, property tax information,
and more. Call 609-452-1717 or E-mail email@example.com.
National Resource Directories presents names of key officials, real
estate values, income profiles, school system budgets, demographic
break-outs, housing data, library data, summaries of leading occupations
and industries, average work commute times, municipal population and
expenditure trends and breakdowns, and tons of other stuff for every
municipality in the state, one to a page. It’s all stuff that’s available
elsewhere, but this is packaged in a neat, parallel format. The names
and phone numbers of public officials are especially handy.
It comes in two volumes: one for north (including Middlesex and Somerset)
and one for south. Mercer and Monmouth counties, being on the border,
get to be in both. One volume is about $69.90 and both volumes are
about $104.85. Call 800-242-5511 or 732-643-1212. Look for a sample
page at http://www.towndata.com.
based-New America Network in January, has information on national
(and some international) real estate conditions, demographics studies,
business profiles, vacancy rates, rental ranges, and land prices from
127 markets in the United States, as well as some markets in Canada,
Brazil, and England. To obtain the $295 guide, call Eileen Pearce
demographics profile published by the Mercer Chamber, is useful for
companies new to the area. Cost: $25. Call 609-393-4143.
Center for Government Services, has such information as housing stock
characteristics, demographic files, local fiscal resources, school
statistics, and equalized property tax rates. Call 732-932-3640.
need regarding new regulations, laws, form filing, and Department
of Labor seminars. The free newsletter is issued quarterly but if
you want to be sure not to miss the seminars that start in March,
call ahead: 609-292-3221.
Law in New Jersey: A Resource Guide", published by Rutgers University
Press, for $50 in hardback, $19 for the paperback version. This handy
guidebook has nuts and bolts information by Melville D. Miller
Jr. , president of Legal Services of New Jersey, and Leighton
A. Holness, a senior attorney with that organization. Want to take
a debtor to small claims court? Or defend yourself against a too-greedy
landlord? Here’s your source. Call 732-572-9100 for Legal Services,
or 800-446-9323 to get the book.
all the government regulations on it — indexing more than 100
million words it can find and display any regulation on any subject
in about three seconds. Look for anything from customs duties to postal
service rules, from laws on aliens to information on wildlife preservation.
The full text of every regulation is displayed complete with tables
that can be sent to a printer, fax, or word processor. One of the
CD-ROMs costs $399 plus $7.50 shipping and sales tax and includes
quarterly updates. Call 800-665-3958.
nationwide clipping, broadcast transcript, and video service in Livingston,
lists all newspapers, magazines, and broadcast media in the state
and sells for $64 in hard copy including shipping. To order, call
800-876-3342, or write to Burrelle’s, 99 East Northfield Road, Livingston
07039. A CD-ROM version is also available.
Burrelle’s Broadcast Database offers online scripts to influential
news and public affairs programming on CBS, NBC, CNBC, NSNBC, FNN,
some of ABC, and National Public Radio. You can search by index terms
or by date or program name. The database is available through BRS/Search
software or by a menu driven front-end software. It costs $30 a month
plus an online and document retrieval charge. Call Janice Hyman
at 800-631-1160, ext. 3036.
levels. Do you live in a one star or a four star neighborhood, with
four being the most affluent? Park Place in Princeton merits just
two stars but Alexander Street gets four. It’s detailed: the university
side of Nassau Street gets four, the other (even side) gets two. Some
of the newer areas, such as Canal Pointe and Fox Run, are not defined
by income levels.
What you really use this book for is for telephone marketing. Street
by street it gives the name of the telephone listing and whether the
listing is a business. It also has "reverse numbers," so you
can look up who called you and left the number. It indicates new listings
and the year that each first appeared.
The directory can also be used, its promoters suggest, to reduce credit
losses. Merely ask a new customer "to confirm identification by
providing names of neighbors or business establishments near the address
he gives." Or contact former neighbors of clients that skipped
town in the hope they will tell you where to find them.
Call 813-837-1009 or fax 813-839-8420 for a $121.55 copy of Hill-Donnelly’s
Trenton/Trenton Suburban Directory. For $183 you can buy a CD with
up to 500 printable labels.
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