#b#Newsmakers#/b#

Lekha Tull, DDS, MAGD, who practices dentistry at 214 North Harrison Street in Princeton, has received a Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) during its annual meeting and exhibits last month in Nashville.

To earn the award, the highest AGD honor available, Dr. Tull completed 1,100 hours of continuing dental education. “We are proud to honor Dr. Tull for her commitment to continuing education in her quest to provide quality dental care and oral health education to her patients,” says AGD president Linda J. Edgar, DDS, MEd, MAGD. “It’s a remarkable accomplishment.”

Dr. Tull graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in 1986. She and her husband, Herman Tull, have two sons, Jasha and Janak.

#b#New in Town#/b#

Spectra Group LLC, 4365 Route 1 South, Suite 207, Princeton 08540; 732-619-7631; fax, 609-228-4567.

Spectra Financial Group, LLC, has opened a new headquarters office on Route 1 South. The company, which offers financial products to Wall Street clients, moved in July 1. It has 60 staff at its Princeton office, in addition to workers in its New York and India locations.

Owner Abitya Nara says the company opened the Priceton location to be closer to top industry talent.

#b#Contracts Awarded#/b#

Mikros Systems Corp. (MKRS.OB), 707 Alexander Road, Building 2, Suite 208, Box 7189, Princeton 08543; 609-987-1513; fax, 609-987-8114. Thomas J. Meaney, president. www.mikrossystems.com.

Mikros Systems Corporation has been awarded a $2.8 million contract to maintain radar and electronic systems aboard the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships.

Over the past three years Mikros has delivered more than 100 Adaptive Diagnostic Electronic Portable Test-set systems to the US Navy for use on Aegis cruisers and destroyers. ADEPT has been embraced by the Navy for its potential to reduce shipboard maintenance and deliver new distance support solutions. This new contract will extend ADEPT capabilities to deliver the ADEPT Distance Support Sensor Suite to the Navy.

Mikros Systems Corporation is technology company specializing in the research and development of electronic systems technology for the military.

#b#Crosstown Moves#/b#

Valley Contractors, 55 Route 31 North, Suite B-1, Pennington 08534; 609-737-1017; fax, 609-737-1117. Samuel C. Leeper, president. www.valleycontractors.com.

Valley Contractors has moved from 276 North Main Street in Pennington, to new offices on Route 31.

American Portfolios, 1 Nami Lane, Suite 10A, Hamilton 08619; 609-588-4800; fax, 609-58-4802. Gerard Trapp, financial advisor. aptrappfinancial.com.

American Portfolios, a financial planning franchise, has moved from its office on Route 33 in Hamilton Square to Nami Lane in Hamilton. Financial planner Gerard Trapp said the business needed a larger office.

#b#Leaving Town#/b#

Top Design Services Inc., 379 Princeton-Hightstown Road, Building 3, Suite 8A, West Windsor.

Internet electronics retailer Top Design Services, Inc., has closed its office on Princeton-Hightstown Road. The company’s listed phone number was disconnected.

Take Solutions Inc., 502 Carnegie Center, Suite 100, Princeton 08540; 609-720-1002; fax, 609-720-1003. Ram Yeleswarapu, president and CEO. www.takesolutions.com.

Logistics technology company Take Solutions has left its Carnegie Center office. Messages to its listed phone number were not returned. The company is headquartered in Chennai, India.

#b#Milestones#/b#

Martha Runyon, 60. Runyon was an employee of the Mercer County Division of Culture and Heritage. She disappeared from her home July 7 and her body was found July 10. The death was ruled a suicide.

Alan Rosenthal, 81, on July 10. A Princeton resident and the director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers from 1974 to 1993, Rosenthal studied the legislatures of all 50 states and was influential in getting legislative bodies to operate in a more professional and ethical manner.

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