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On the Move
511, Princeton 08542. Andrew Baine. 609-252-9950; fax, 609-252-9951.
Home page: www.princetontouring.com
Andrew Baine, a 23-year-old alumnus of Princeton
has founded a company to offer cycling adventure tours for high school
students. Pairs of Princeton University seniors will lead tours of
from 8 to 12 students, grouped by age. They camp out and shop and
prepare their own food. The two-week tours, costing $2,200, include
"Battlefields of the Civil War," "Yellowstone to
"The Maine Coast," and "San Juan Islands" in the
Northwest. A four-week coast-to-coast trip costs $4,800. Valerie
and Diane Backes of Backes Graphic Productions at Research Park
and produced Baine’s 20-page glossy catalog, including profiles of
the trip leaders. For another outdoor company, Baine has led student
trips, directed logistics, and conducted leader training. He is
a scholarship to a teen who lost a parent or older sibling in the
September 11 attack.
36 West Lafayette Street, Trenton 08608. Mark Magyar, president and
editor. 609-924-9750; fax, 609-924-0363.
The New Jersey Reporter, a magazine on policy, politics, and
had been published by the Center for Analysis of Public Issues located
at 162 Nassau Street, but publication was suspended in April 2001.
Now a brand-new think tank, Public Policy Center of New Jersey, has
acquired the magazine and restarted its publication in November. The
new nonpartisan independent center is located at 36 West Lafayette
Street in Trenton, and is staffed by many of the same personnel —
Sharon Naeole, Linda Holiday, Craig Donovan, and Lauren Otis —
from the other center. The center publishes the New Jersey Municipal
Almanac and a new quarterly, New Jersey Heritage. Annual subscriptions
are $50 for the New Jersey Reporter, $85 for the almanac (including
the CD), and $20 for New Jersey Heritage.
08540. Dave Helfgott. 609-987-4500; fax, 609-987-4411.
When satellite communications firm GE Americom was sold to a
company in November, 2001, it had to divest itself of federal
contracts. So it created a separate division, Americom Government
Services, headed by Dave Helfgott. This division was separated out
in November and in January seven people moved next door, from 4
Way to 2 Research Way.
The purchasing company was Society Europeene des Satellites SA. Two
hundred former GE Americom employees are still at work at 4 Research
Way under the new company name, SES Global.
"We are a wholly-owned subsidiary focusing on government business.
We aren’t even allowed to be in the same building with SES," says
08540. Derek Smith, president. 609-919-9884; fax. Home page:
Derek Smith, who is married to a first-year student at Princeton
Seminary, has opened an technology and Internet consulting business.
The son of the executive director of a nonprofit organization in
he majored in computer science at Whitworth College in Spokane,
Class of 1997 and before moving to Princeton last year, he was an
IT manager in Atlanta, Georgia for the Injoy Group. He has clients
in Spokane and Atlanta and is looking for more clients in the
"Most companies with less than 75 or 100 employees do not have
a technology staff," he says. "I work with them to provide
expertise in operations management (how to run an infrastructure or
a help desk) as well as implementing new products or technologies
into the business environment."
Princeton 08540. Farida Mistry. 609-375-2352; fax, 609-375-2001.
Farida Mistry has opened a financial planning office at Princeton
Overlook; she is a CPA, a licensed stockbroker and a licensed
Mistry grew up in Mumbai (Bombay), where her father was an accountant,
and she majored in accounting at Baruch College, Class of 1976. She
worked at Coopers & Lybrand and started her own practice in Princeton
in 1982. For a real estate investment, she developed the mixed use
(office and residential) building at 330 North Harrison Street.
From 1996 to 1998 she worked at Paine Webber as a stockbroker and
financial planner and then opened an Edward D. Jones office in
"But I wasn’t doing the kind of financial planning that I really
wanted to do," says Mistry, a single mother of two who is also
an avid sailor and scuba diver. "So I reopened my own practice.
I am now independent and can offer fee-based planning."
Sometimes her clients have only their 401k to invest, other use her
services as a stock broker. She also does tax planning and estate
08536. Sashidhar Yendamuri, director sales. 609-936-0909; fax,
Home page: www.mcsglobal.com
The Virginia-based software consulting firm opened an office at
Meadows Office Center. It offers a wide range of services and
08528. Mark Barry, editor, owner, publisher. 609-921-8009;
Mark Barry, the new owner, editor, and publisher of an independent
Somerset County weekly, has combined the newspaper’s editorial and
business offices and the mailing operation in a second floor suite
over the Kingston Post Office.
Barry went to Spring Garden College in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania,
and worked at the newspaper in the early 1990s. Established in 1969,
it goes to Kingston, Griggstown, Franklin, Montgomery, Rocky
Hill, and parts of Hillsborough and Branchburg.
Ken Riegel has retired from his 72-year-old family
business and sold it to four partners — Kevin Brown, Robert
Kathleen Atkins, and Zuzana Heath. Some other members of his family
continue to work there.
Brown and Stevens closed Computer Color Imaging (CCI) at 1613 Reed
Road in Pennington and moved into Riegel Printing’s 41,000 square
foot Graphics Drive location. Meanwhile Atkins and Heath, owners of
a full-service advertising agency entitled AnyColor Inc., joined Brown
and Stevens to take over the Riegel operation but keep the name.
With about 45 employees, Riegel Printing is a commercial printer that
has the Educational Testing Service as a major account. AnyColor Inc.
is located on Graphics Drive with Riegel (609-538-1222; fax,
CCI did prepress and printing, image retouching, and electronic page
assembly, and those operations continue on the Riegel site. In
to offset printing capabilities, Riegel now offers Ricoh’s color print
production of documents and proposals.
08628-7430. Kathleen Atkins, president. 609-771-0555; fax,
Industrial Drive, Hamilton Square 08619. Nancy Brenner, president.
609-587-9961; fax, 609-587-9964. Www.IDS-Info.com
This family business, owned by Nancy and Blair Brenner, moved from
1,865 square feet at 9B Princess Road to 2,000 square feet on Thomas
Rhodes Industrial Drive and has a new phone and fax. Eric Brenner,
their son, is the office manager of the seven-person operation. The
Brenners started their business 10 years ago in their home. The firm
does information processing — document imaging and scanning,
data entry, analysis, database, word processing, and secretarial
Hopewell 08525. Scott V. Prisco AIA PP, president. 609-803-2100; fax,
609-333-8933. Home page: www.thepriscogroup.com
The architectural firm added 15 people in one year and moved from
2,000 square feet at 2025 Princeton Pike to a 9,000 square foot suite
in the former Kooltronics factory. It has a new phone and fax. The
firm also changed its name from Prisco & Edwards AIA to the Prisco
Group; William Edwards remains as a consultant. Among its practice
areas are architecture, waterproofing and roof consulting, technology,
telecommunication, and engineering.
Scott Prisco has taken a part ownership in the uninhabitable factory
building formerly occupied by Gerald Freedman of Kooltronics. Prisco
is providing architectural services in the building’s transition to
corporate offices. All of the components used will be environmentally
friendly and, upon completion, the 120,000-foot building will be
the Hopewell Center.
Cranbury 08512. Michael Baron, president. 609-426-8880; fax,
Cranbury Financial has moved from 379 Princeton Hightstown Road to
109 South Main Street in Cranbury. The company’s new facility, at
1,500 square feet, is the same size as that of its former space.
Building 4E, Suite 102A, Lawrenceville 08648. Russell Weiss
Jr., attorney. 609-896-4222; fax, 609-896-9023. Home page:
The law firm has moved from 3131 Princeton Pike to 1009 Lenox Drive,
second floor. Based in Marlton, it has six attorneys and focuses on
school board law and labor negotiations.
Anthony P. Sofronas, branch manager. 609-924-6201; fax, 609-924-6619.
Because of Fleet Bank’s purchase of Summit Bank, the discount
firm associated with Fleet Bank will move to the main downtown office
of what is now Fleet at 90 Nassau. The move is scheduled to take place
on Friday, February 22. The brokerage firm is based in New York City.
Lawrenceville 08648. Irwin Stoolmacher, president. 609-799-2586; fax,
After 10 years on Quakerbridge Road, Irvin Stoolmacher has moved his
fundraising consulting firm to 2850 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville
08648. Phone and fax are new. Stoolmacher went to the State University
of New York at Binghamton and has a master’s degree in political
from Rutgers University. He worked in the administration for Governor
Richard Hughes and at Saint Peter’s College, and he was business
of the Jersey City Board of Education. in 1976 he joined Caliper
the international human resources consulting firm on Mt. Lucas Road,
and became president of one of Caliper’s operating companies. In 1987
he opened his consulting service to nonprofits — fundraising,
long-range planning, and community/public relations for non-profit
organizations, hospitals, educational, and advocacy organizations.
His clients range from the American Cancer Society to the Young
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