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Whether a business needs money for start-up capital,
to fund growth and expansion, or to manage debt, the loan process
can be a nerve-wracking, time-consuming experience. But it doesn’t
have to be that way, suggests Mayo Sisler, CEO and Chairman of New
Millennium Bank located in New Brunswick. "Many turn to a larger
bank because its size seems to promise resources. What some forget
is that size and structure can impact timeliness and service. Large
banks simply can’t offer the fast and personalized service the way
small banks can," says Sisler. New Millennium Bank was founded
last year on that very promise and standard of service.
"At New Millennium, we realize that when people need money, they
need it now, not weeks or months from now. We strive to accommodate
that need for both our personal and commercial customers," notes
New Millennium offers commercial loans, term loans, construction
credit lines, SBA loans, and NJEDA loans for commercial clients, and
home equity loans and lines of credit, auto and personal loans, and
cash reserve lines of credit for the consumer. In addition, New
also offers consumers secured credit cards, a product Sisler helped
pioneer in New Jersey fifteen years ago.
"New Millennium is committed to a staffing level that keep
happy" said Chris Van Der Stad, President. "In addition, New
Millennium is currently providing the latest in 24 hour telephone
banking service and internet access — come visit us at
to learn about the bank."
That very element of innovation and ingenuity is key to the founding,
structure, and staffing at New Millennium. While New Millennium’s
face may be new to the market, its senior management brings more than
100 years of joint industry experience. Such expertise and
philosophy promise to be the foundation of success for the bank.
New Millennium is the fourth bank Sisler has founded in New Jersey
within the last forty years, a distinction no one else shares. Sisler
was a leading force behind Franklin State, North Plainfield State,
and New Era banks.
Customer service hours have been arranged to cover the widest span
of time possible. Drive through and walk up facilities are open 7
a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There is a drive up ATM as well as an ATM in the lobby, both available
twenty-four hours a day. Lobby hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Wednesday and Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday
and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
732-729-1100. Fax: 732-729-4399 See ad, page 76.
Those among us who are physically or mentally challenged
represent a disproportionate number of the unemployed, notes Vernon
Long, CEO of Opportunities For All. "Seventy per cent, to be
This is a terrible waste of human power, and I am doing all in my
power to change those statistics." Long has been so successful
at this endeavor that in three years his firm has grown from three
employees to a staff of 22 with branches in Mercer, Burlington,
Ocean, Somerset, and Middlesex counties.
Under contract-for-profit with the State of New Jersey, Opportunities
for All provides businesses with personnel ages 16 on up. The
of their clientele range from those able to perform entry-level jobs
at $7 per hour, all the way on up to a Ph.D. earning $65,000 per year.
When prospective employees come to Opportunities for All they are
given extensive testing and training. Says Long, "We don’t just
send a warm body out to a job. We make every effort to secure a
match between employer and employee."
One of the ways Opportunities for All obtains these matches is by
the individual application of a six-step process. This includes the
use of a vocational profile, an interactive family meeting, a job
development assessment, a task analysis, and on-the-job training.
During this paid training, someone from Opportunities for All remains
by the side of the new employee for up to 100 hours. When the employer
is satisfied with the performance of the new employee, the staff
remains involved by checking on the progress of the employee twice
Long says another effective tool in obtaining good matches has been
the use of explaining the learning style of the prospective employee
to the employer. "It may be as simple as letting the business
know that their new person can’t read. This is a fact many people
try to hide, but once it is out in the open, great strides can be
made. It is all about exploding stereotypes," adds Long.
With efforts like these, it is no surprise that many of these
stay on the job for a long time. When the time comes that the employee
desires advancement on the job, a staff member of Opportunities for
All goes back on site to give the employee additional training.
The State of New Jersey gives tax benefits to those companies
employees from Opportunities for All. Says Long, "The local
have been great in supporting our efforts to help this segment of
the population. We hope many other companies will join us in this
609-452-9753. Fax: 609-452-9519. E-Mail: email@example.com See ad,
The family business. You don’t hear much about that
these days, what with all our superstores, corporate mergers, and
megafirms. But one business in Princeton is keeping the faith…and
keeping the business alive through family ties.
If you’ve been in the Princeton area for long, you may have heard
of the Pietrinferno accounting firm. Founded in 1933 by Alfred
Sr., his son A. J. Pietrinferno, Jr. joined the firm in 1971. When
Pietrinferno, Sr. passed away in 1988, the firm took on Pietrinferno
Jr.’s name. Three years ago, A. J. Pietrinferno III joined the firm
and at the turn of the century the 67 year- old firm, now representing
three generations of Pietrinfernos, took on a new name, Pietrinferno
& Pietrinferno, Certified Public Accountants.
Keeping the business a family business is about more than a name,
it’s about a philosophy, a way of doing business that simply cannot
be found in corporate halls and megafirms. It’s a philosophy of
management and customer concern that is about more than service. It’s
about knowing a client and the client’s needs and objectives. It’s
about building relationships. And just as the business was forged
out of a family relationship, it strives to build lasting
with its clientele.
A. J. Pietrinferno, Jr. comments, "Just as we go through stages
in both our lives and businesses, so do our financial needs and
The most effective accounting solution is one that combines current
needs and future goals, and that’s a solution that can only be found
in a relationship built over time, that can only be found in a
that is founded on relationships, not simply servicing a client’s
immediate needs." It’s something at which Pietrinferno &
Certified Public Accountants excels.
With tax season upon us, Pietrinferno III reminds us that accounting
is about options. And those options can be affected by seemingly
things, such as a relocation or a new job.
Pietrinferno & Pietrinferno, Certified Public Accountants, provides
financial statement preparation and accounting; estate and gift tax
planning and compliance; federal, state, and multi-state income tax
compliance; tax research; computerized accounting systems
& consulting); personal financial planning (including wealth
retirement, and college planning); business planning; and succession
209 Wall Street, Princeton, 609-924- 1131. E-mail: AJPCPA@aol.com
See ad, page 19.
From detecting hidden ice on bridges, roadways and
to analyzing the original sketches beneath the pigments of priceless
artwork, the break-through applied R&D and manufacturing of the
fiber optics and infrared imaging firm, Sensors Unlimited, is
sensing and emitting products technology and improving our quality
World leaders in the near-infrared NIR Indium Gallium Arsenide
field and manufacturers of the first NIR Indium Gallium Arsenide
which was originally used for covert surveillance and night vision,
Sensors Unlimited is also well known for their work on unique array
structures, and NIR laser diodes for gas sensing. Although that might
sound like a technological mouthful, applications for these products
include quality control in food processing, pollution, oxygen and
frequency monitoring, and night vision.
In 1999, Sensors Unlimited received an award from the Advanced
Program of the federal commerce department’s National Institute of
Standards and Technology to advance surveillance and security
accuracy by improving the infrared cameras that detect hidden roadway
ice. The project will require research that will be useful for
purposes, as well as for de-icing programs at airports. Sensors
will supply $1.2 million to fund the research, and the government
will provide an additional $1.8 million. The larger wafers that result
from the program will significantly increase telecommunications sales
to speed the internet.
Says Dr. Gregory Olsen, Sensors Unlimited founder and President,
goals when I started Sensors Unlimited were to create an organization
that is fun to work in, profitable and high tech. I think we are doing
a good job at working towards each of these objectives."
Olsen credits much of his organization’s success with the close ties
that the company enjoys with Sarnoff Corporation and Princeton
Sensors Unlimited often subcontracts portions of the theoretical work
required on various projects to these two organizations, while Sensors
Unlimited focuses on manufacturing.
Today Sensors Unlimited is a $12 million company with plans to reach
$100 million by 2004 — and they are well positioned for even
success in the future. According to Olsen, the firm’s prime vendors
include telecommunications and internet systems companies — both
solid markets for growth and expansion in today’s economy.
The company currently has over 20,000 square feet of space for
administrative and support functions. Technical capabilities include
a 3,000 square foot, class 10,000/1,000 clean room for complete device
processing and testing of III-V compound detectors and lasers.
include photolithography, dielectric deposition, thermal and e-beam
metal deposition, p-contact diffusion and annealing, chip dicing and
automatic probing. Test facilities include infrared detector testing
and automated laser diode characterization in wavelength range 0.65
For more detailed information and technical specifications for Sensors
Unlimited contact Gregory Olsen at 609-520-0610.
See ad, page 15.
Stark & Stark has been known throughout its over 65-year
history as a firm well-respected for its quality work and caring
toward its clients. With over 60 attorneys, Stark & Stark is one of
the largest law firms in central New Jersey, offering a full range
of services for businesses as well as individuals.
Stark & Stark strives to be a contributing member of the community.
In an effort to give back to the community, Stark & Stark has designed
programs such as "Legal Stop." The Legal Stop is an outreach
program to provide consumers with broad answers to legal questions
of a general nature. "Not everyone is comfortable seeking legal
counsel. It can be intimidating to come to a lawyer’s office. What
we’ve done with our Legal Stop concept is bring our lawyers to the
people," says John Sakson, the firm’s co-managing partner. The
latest Legal Stop was held at the Sovereign Bank Arena during a
Titan hockey game.
The firm also hosts four to five art exhibits a year, featuring all
types of works from computer-generated art to photography to
The exhibits are open to the public.
Another service the firm offers is public education seminars on such
topics as divorce, estate planning and starting your own business.
"Lawyers are expected to have the facts. As such, we believe we
have a responsibility to fulfill the community’s need for information
on subjects in which we’ve developed expertise," says Lew
the other co-managing partner of the firm. Stark & Stark is currently
planning a comprehensive divorce seminar series that will begin in
Stark & Stark also looks for ways to give back to the community in
a more literal sense. Most recently, the firm began a cell phone drive
in conjunction with Bell Atlantic and the YWCA of Trenton. Bell
Mobile will test and reprogram the recycled phones to dial 9-1-1 at
the touch of a button, and provide the phones to the YWCA of Trenton’s
Rape and Sexual Assault Care Program. The phones will be given to
volunteers, staff and in the future, the actual survivors of violence,
to summon emergency assistance. The drive runs until January 31.
"We could not have grown without the support of the
says Pepperman. To that end, the firm’s mission is to continue to
offer community service and to provide the highest quality legal
Fax: 609-896-0629. See ad, page 11.
When it comes to helping pharmaceutical companies in
the global community bring new products to market, nobody does it
better than Symbiance. One of this region’s premier contract research
organizations Symbiance has a ten-year history of providing its
with exceptional services in data, site, and clinical trials
monitoring, biostatistics, and medical writing.
Formerly known as the Princeton Biostatistics Group, Symbiance
to strengthen its services through the acquisition of the most
database and data transmission technology available. Symbiance is
committed to pioneering new methodology for biostatistics and clinical
trials management to assure the rapid delivery of accurate high-data
to its clients.
Since its opening in 1989, the company has supported the new drug
applications and post-marketing trials of medications for use with
multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, pain management, Alzheimer’s disease,
hypertension, oncology, asthma, rheumatology, and gastroenterology.
Some of their clients include Bristol-Myers Squibb, SmithKline Beecham
Novartis, Purdue Pharma, Elan Pharmaceuticals, Warner Lambert, Eisai
Inc., and Pfizer.
Says Dr. Shawki Salem, founder and president of Symbiance, "Our
job is to assist our clients with every phase of clinical development,
from Phase I and early Phase 11 through Phase III, TIM and Phase IV
studies. We assemble a uniquely qualified team to complete each
including a dedicated project manager and a lead physician to oversee
all phases of the operation — from site selection to regulatory
affairs compliance to data management and biostatistics to medical
writing." Adds Salem: ”Clients frequently integrate our
services into their ongoing projects. We can jump in at any stage
of the clinical drug development process and take it to completion."
Salem states that for him the most gratifying aspect of the clinical
research field is the interaction with clients at all phases of the
process that provides opportunities to work with talented individuals
who are dedicated to the constant improvement of medicine. Says Salem:
"There’s a great deal of satisfaction gained from knowing that
we are part of bringing life-saving and health-promoting products
Fax: 609-243-9007. Web Site: www.symbiance.com. See ad, page 14.
Here’s a case where astonishing space age technology
— Unipath’s FDA-cleared ClearPlan Easy Fertility Monitor —
is enabling Nature to do her work, to help women plan pregnancies
without drugs or invasive devices. This palm-sized electronic system,
based solely on hormone monitoring, provides personal, daily
about a woman’s fertility status.
Take the case of D’Anne Bruen, a 35-year-old north Jersey resident
who tried to get pregnant for six years. "I went to one of the
top guys in New York," she says. "I did all the tests, I did
surgery, I did three in-utero inseminations and three in-vitro
— and they could never tell me what was wrong."
Bruen, an accountant for NBC, spent about $100,000, not to mention
lost days from work and the aggravation of so many doctor visits.
"I always thought that these doctors had pumped me up with so
many drugs that it affected everything. Then I read about the
Monitor and thought I would give it a shot. The second month I used
it I got pregnant." Now Bruen has a beautiful four-week-old
"The key thing is timing," says Bruen, "and the ClearPlan
Easy Fertility Monitor gives you so much information." She learned
from the Monitor that her cycle is much longer than normal — so
the standard five-day ovulation kits did not work for her.
Using the Monitor is easy, according to Bruen. Hold a disposable Test
Stick in the urine stream for three seconds, put the cap on the stick,
and insert the Test Stick into the Fertility Monitor. The Monitor
"reads" the Test Stick to interpret hormone levels.
On the morning after the start of her menstrual period, a woman turns
on the Fertility Monitor and presses the M Button to indicate a new
cycle has begun. The next morning, the display screen tells what your
fertility level is for that day (low, high, or peak). Typically, ten
days per cycle, the Fertility Monitor will ask for a urine test by
displaying the Test Stick symbol on the screen. After the test, it
displays your specific fertility status for that day.
In contrast to expensive medical procedures, the ClearPlan Easy
Monitor sells — without prescription — for about $199.99,
including 20 disposable urine Test Sticks and a $25 rebate. (Bruen’s
health insurance reimbursed her for the cost of the monitor.) A
replacement supply of 30 Test Sticks costs under $50.
With the Monitor, says Bruen, your baby is conceived the old fashioned
way — not with an injection in the doctor’s office, not with cells
multiplying in a petri dish: "I tell everyone about it — three
friends are using it now."
For information about the ClearPlan Easy Fertility Monitor call
or go to http://www.clearplan.com
Patricia Nasshorn, president, U.S. division. 609-430-2727; fax,
Home page: http://www.unipath.com. See ad, page 12.
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