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Nassau Street: Wall Street
Nassau Street in downtown Princeton is looking more
like Wall Street every day. Charles Schwab, the discount brokerage,
has moved from the Princeton University-owned Helm Building at 330
Alexander to a newly refurbished and much more visible building at
132 Nassau Street, owned by Jay Biggins of Coleman Co. Scott
Jensen is the branch manager. Phone and fax remain the same.
Meanwhile Nassau Partners Limited is seeking a use variance for its
property at 182 Nassau Street to permit general office use of the
entire ground floor "which may include, but not be limited to
financial or brokerage offices." Some of that space had been used
for a retail store. A hearing will be held Thursday, October 28, before
the Princeton Borough Zoning Board.
Not counting the brokerages within commercial banks, there are three
other discount brokerages on Nassau Street: Olde Discount Brokers,
Waterhouse Securities, Quick & Reilly, and two full-service brokers,
Merrill Lynch and Tucker Anthony.
Scott Jensen, branch manager. 609-497-3619; fax, 609-497-3616. Home
08558. Alec Rabinowitz, branch manager. 800-924-9091; fax, 609-497-9747.
The mortgage division of Commonwealth Bank, ComNet Mortgage Services,
has opened its second central New Jersey office. The manager of the
Skillman branch, Alec Rabinowitz, has been with Commonwealth Bank
for five years. ComNet is a national discount lender that boasts no
application fee and competitive rates.
08540. Matthew L. Powell, mid-Atlantic practice leader. 609-403-0926;
fax, 609-430-9206. Home page: http://www.renaissancelc.com.
After a career in retailing Matthew Powell has joined a management
consulting firm with offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Columbus, Fort
Lauderdale, Nashville, and New York. Powell’s parents had a manufacturer’s
rep company to sell apparel, and he was working in a department store
at the age of 15. An alumnus of Colby College, Class of 1973, he has
worked for Jordan Marsh in Boston, Sport Mart in the midwest, Sneaker
Stadium in New Jersey, and Modell Sporting Goods.
His wife, Susan, is the grants manager in the molecular biology department
at Princeton University, and they have two teen-aged sons. "My
kids have seen the USA the retail way, and that was one of the reasons
I wanted to do the consulting," says Powell.
His current clients include a casual sportswear retailer, Poor Simon’s,
and he is doing E-commerce work for Weekend Exercise, a San Diego
company, and Berkeley Shirt. "I know a lot about E-commerce and
am a seasoned retailer especially for the manufacturers who don’t
have a lot of retail background."
236, Rocky Hill 08553-0236. Steve Ludmerer. 609-279-0072; fax, 609-252-1288.
A subsidiary of the R&D firm Partnerships Ltd., Parelec received an
injection of funding to commercialize Parmod, a trademarked additive
process that is used to make printed wiring boards. The company just
added four new employees to its staff and is looking for chemists,
chemical engineers, and an executive assistant.
08540. Edward H. Soesman, president. 609-497-1589; fax, 609-497-1266.
Home page: http://www.sage-consult.com.
This computer consulting business moved from a home office at 82 Harris
Road to a commercial office at 29 Airpark Road. It does customized
systems — analysis, design, and programming — for mid-sized
and larger companies.
Road, Skillman 08558. Glenn M. Parker, president. 609-333-0203; fax,
609-333-0203. Home page: http://www.glennparker.com.
The management and team building consultant has moved from a home
office in Lawrenceville to one in Skillman, and his phone and fax
are new. Parker has had his consulting practice since 1971 and has
written nearly a dozen books on teamwork.
Princeton 08540. 609-924-1131; fax, 609-924-1125.
The CPA firm has moved within Research Park, from 372 to 209. The
firm was founded in 1933.
08540. Marie Kerlin, agent. 609-921-7059; fax, 609-497-2940.
Marie Kerlin moved her office from 228 Alexander Road to 134 Nassau
Street. Her father, David Kerlin, had previously been a State Farm
agent on that same block of Nassau Street. Her brother, John Kerlin,
also has a State Farm office, located at 13 Roszel Road.
Princeton Junction 08550. Janna Moore, manager. 609-936-1000; fax,
The company moved its production facility from 51 Everett Drive.
Second Street, Philadelphia 19106. Richard Weisgrau, executive director.
215-451-2767; fax, 215-451-0880.
The national headquarters for the trade association moved from Manhattan
to 14 Washington Road five years ago. Now it has left for an office
in Center City Philadelphia and has a new phone and fax. The ASMP
represents more than 6,000 photographers, and, as a trade group, lobbies
Congress on such issues as copyright protection.
4 Independence Way, Princeton 08540. Ken Ogawa, director. 609-734-6000;
The software lab has vacated 8,000 square feet at an NEC-owned building
at 4 Independence Way and moved to 305 Foster Street, Littleton, Massachusetts
01460; 978-742-8000. With six employees it develops software for Unix
and NT products. "We do system integration business, and lots
of the activity is in the Boston area," says Ken Ogawa, the director.
"Two other NEC groups, one for technology and one for systems,
are also in Littleton." Remaining at 4 Independence Way is NEC
USA C&C Research.
Hamilton 08619-4109. Richard L. Tyson, president. 609-584-1100;
The executive search firm merged with Marlton-based Bonifield
Associates, which specializes in staffing in the insurance, banking,
and pharmaceutical industries. Bonifield purchased the Princeton firm
and holds it as a subsidiary. Both companies will keep their names and
Andrew B. Barkocy, the former CEO who started the Princeton Executive
search, will remain with the firm as President Emeritus, working on a
special project basis. The new senior vice president is Sean K.
Sweeney, who is currently the president of the Mid Atlantic
Association of Personnel Consultants. The president and CEO of
Bonifield Associates, Richard L. Tyson, is the new president of both
companies. Tyson, a ChFC, COU, and FLMI, holds a degree from Saint
Windsor 08520. Jim Hyland, branch manager. 609-371-2373; fax,
Plaza E-4, Mercerville 08619. Chris Brinza, branch manager.
609-588-8909; fax, 609-588-6862.
The name of this mortgage company has changed from Commercial Credit
to CitiFinancial. It had been a subsidiary of Travelers Group, which
merged with CitiBank, producing CitiGroup. There are now 1,200
CitiFinancial offices in North America.
08525. Ava E. Rosen. 609-466-0732; fax, 609-466-0313. Home page:
This retail business has gone virtual and is conducting business only
Princeton Biomedix and Ellsworth’s Wine and Liquors.
Radio Shack in Rocky Hill and Princeton.
for J. Vinch Construction.
analyst for McGraw Hill Inc. on Princeton-Hightstown Road.
a registered nurse at Princeton Hospital, and she and her husband
owned Farrington’s Music stores on Spring Street and Route 33.
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