Merger

SavATree, 300 Basin Road, Hamilton 08619; 609-924-2800; fax, 609-716-0135. Robert Rennig, branch leader. www.savatree.com.

SavATree shrub, tree, and lawn care, which operated at 19 Washington Road, has merged with Shearer/Penn. That company’s locations on Washington Road in Princeton Junction and in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, now operate as SavATree-Shearer/Penn.

Details of the merger were not made public, but Shearer/Penn’s employees have been maintained.

New in Town

Recruiting Minds, 103 College Road East, Princeton 08540; 609-632-0386. Home page: www.rminds.com.

Recruiting Minds, a professional recruiting firm specializing in IT placement, has opened an office on College Road. The firm, based in India, offers technical consulting to the pharmaceutical, telecommunications, healthcare, financial, and hospitality industries.

SSPR, 103 Carnegie Center, Suite 203, Princeton 08540-; 609-750-9110; fax, 609-750-9116. Jason McLaughlin, senior account executive. www.sspr.com.

National public relations firm SSPR has opened an office in Princeton. Founded in 1978, the firm has offices in New York, Chicago, Colorado Springs, and Palo Alto, California.

The firm specializes in media relations, product launches, financial PR, writing services, and crisis management.

Crosstown Moves

Voxware Inc. (VOXW), 300 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 155, Hamilton 08619; 609-514-4100; fax, 609-514-4101. Scott Yetter, president. Home page: www.voxware.com.

Voxware, a provider of voice-based technology for distribution and logistics operations, has moved its corporate headquarters from 168 Franklin Corner Road to the American Metro Center.

Winifred Donahue’s Answering Service, 2633 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road, Suite A, Hamilton Square 08690; 609-924-4411; fax, 609-497-7508. Maureen Donahue Bircks, owner.

Winifred Donahue Answering Services has moved its offices to Hamilton. The service, founded in 1982 and employing 20, moved from 182 Nassau Street.

Founded by Bircks’ mother, who gave her name to the company, the answering service’s original business was typing. Donahue was well known in pre-computer days for typing up the manuscripts of many of Princeton’s most famous writers.

Leaving Town

Computer Troubleshooters, 3490 Route 1, Suite 15B, Princeton Service Center, Princeton 08540; 609-455-6653. John Goodman, owner. Home page: www.pc-troubleshooters.com.

Computer Troubleshooters, a three-person firm that configures and services servers, workstations, and E-mail servers, has left its site in the Princeton Service Center. Owner John Goodman says the company is still in operation, but “out of the area.”

First Merchant Bankers Inc. (FMB), 3490 Route 1, Building 16A, Princeton. Casey K. Tjang, chairman & CEO. Home page: www.fmbankers.com.

First Merchant Bankers, which offered merchant banking, arranged joint ventures, and handled trades, mergers, and acquisitions, has left its offices in the Princeton Service Center.

FMB’s owner, Casey Tjang also operated Erudite Information Systems, a computer training company, at the same location. That business, too, is gone. There is no forwarding information.

Deaths

Anne Martindell, 93, on June 11. She was a New Jersey State Senator, an ambassador, and an author.

George Manolakis, 77, on June 12. A restaurateur who had owned the White Rose Restaurant in Trenton and Myconos in Princeton, he later worked as a Realtor at Stockton Real Estate.

Gilbert Hunt, 92, on May 30. An authority on probability theory and analysis, he was a professor emeritus at Princeton University.

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