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U.S. 1 Directory Categories
The 2000 U.S. 1 Business Directory includes more than 5,600
businesses in greater Princeton, New Brunswick, and Trenton. This area
covers the 609, 732, and 908 area codes. The book version of this
directory has more information about each firm, including complete
mailing address, description of the business, number of employees,
annual revenues, and contact names.
Businesses are organized into 30 major categories and 206
Architecture: not those who do only urban planning or another
Landscape Architecture: not landscapers.
Architectural Services: urban planners, historical experts, any
other specialty — not those who draw building plans.
Construction: builders, contractors, home remodelers.
Office Interiors: interior designers (some retail furniture).
Cabinetmakers: for home or office.
Landscaping: tree, lawn services, some nurseries.
Security: includes armored cars, locksmiths, alarm systems.
Building Supplies: Not electrical, flooring, hvac, plumbing,
paint, decorating, or for carpenters — miscellaneous.
Electrical Supplies: electrical supply stores, mostly wholesale.
Carpet and Tile Supplies: flooring — carpet and tile, mostly
HVAC/Plumbing Supplies: HVAC and plumbing supplies, mostly
Lumberyards: lumberyards, some with hardware supplies.
Paint and Decorating Supplies: paint stores, some retail.
Building Trades: carpenters, glaziers, roofers, machine shops,
etc., but not plumbers, HVAC, electricians, or painters, or
manufacturers of a product.
Plumbing and HVAC.
Ad Agencies: full service ad agency (may have public relations
Publishers’ Reps: people who contract to sell ads for
AV & Multimedia: creators of slide shows, video presentations,
multi-media, etc., not equipment rental.
Editorial Services: writers, editors.
Event Planning: party & event planning, not providers of AV
Event Services and Agents: agents, performers, other
event-related services not involved in planning.
AV Equipment and Services: AV equipment rental firms, not those
who plan the events or trade shows, not those who make displays. Also
see Event Services and Acts and Trade Show Services
Graphic Arts: design shops that can do desktop publishing (Also
see Computer DTP).
Bookbinders: shops that specialize in bookbinding.
Signmakers: design shops that specialize in signmaking.
Market Research: marketing consultants.
Competitive Intelligence: business researchers, business
information, also private eyes.
Marketing: marketing firms (versus sales, direct mail/phone).
Direct Marketing: coupon mailers, telephone soliciting, catalog
Media: newspapers, magazines, radio, TV — everything but book
publishers and coupon distributors.
Photography: picture takers, still or video.
Public Relations: primarily PR (versus ad agency or lobbyists).
Public Affairs: political lobbyists; not ordinary PR firms.
Booksellers: retail books, other booksellers.
Publishing: publishing houses (but not printers, quarterlies, or
Internet Publishing: Publishers of web pages, online services,
online catalogs, not those who construct web pages or ISPs. Also see
Speech Coaching: speech trainers, voice therapists.
Trade Show Services: makers of convention & trade show displays
Translation: translation services.
Computer Consultants: general computer consultants, jacks of all
Desktop Publishing Services: desktop publishing service bureaus,
experts versus cama graphic artists.
Computer Hardware: hardware manufacturing and distribution (not
R & D in computers).
Internet Consultants: Internet consultants and home page
designers and programmers.
Electronic Commerce: E-commerce companies — companies that are
doing it, not providing it for others. For 2000 this category will
have a varied assortment of business types.
Internet Service Providers: companies that handle the phone
Computer Leasing: leasing of PCs, etc.
Multimedia Development: advanced multimedia, r&d computer
developers and programmers, not the artistic guys who use this stuff
to create sound & light shows, etc.
Computer Networks: networking specialists.
Computer Sales: stores to buy computers & gear.
Value Added Resellers: almost like retailers, except they have
no storefront, and sell mostly business to business.
Computer Repair: primarily service (versus sales).
Software Development: software r&d and programmers of original
languages (people who help you install and run off-the shelf software
are Computer Consultants or Software Services
Software Services: those who adapt existing services to your
needs, not those who develop original software. Also see Computer
Data & Record Storage: not to be confused with physical storage
places like mini-warehouses for furniture, etc.
Computer Training: computer trainers and schools (versus adult
T-shirts, premium items, incentives, specialty
Arts Organizations: limited to those with actual business
offices, as opposed to groups that operate out of members’ homes.
Engineering: any kind of engineers, including mechanical,
electrical, design engineers — not HVAC unless they are only
Surveyors & Engineers: these guys often do construction
engineering, as well, but they emphasize the surveying.
Environmental Engineering: general purpose environmental
engineers, not primarily R&D or testers.
Environmental R&D and Consulting: environmental researchers and
Disposal & Recycling: recycling picker-uppers.
Environmental Remediation: fixer-uppers.
Environmental Testing: environmental testers.
Accounting: accountants (versus planners).
Banking: and savings and loans and credit unions.
Back Offices: data processing and clearing offices of large
Private Banking: private banks and trust companies.
Financial Services & Collections: credit counselors, and
Commodities Trading: commodities traders.
Factoring & Asset Based Lending: people who buy accounts
Financial Information: general financial information and market
analysts — generating information.
Insurance: insurance salespeople — the retail salespeople.
Insurance Services: services to the industry: adjustors,
actuaries, not reinsurers.
Investment Banking: investment bankers, also merger &
Financial Planning: financial analysts and planners (versus
Private Investments: investment advisors not open to the public
(versus planners), usually hired by wealthy people or institutions.
Stockbrokers: full service retail stock brokers (versus planners
Investment Services: advisers and consultants to underwriters,
brokerage houses, etc.
Private Investors: people who manage family investments.
Leasing Services: auto and equipment leasing.
Mortgage & Lending: mortgage brokers & lending firms.
Payroll Services: and employee leasing firms.
Venture Capital: venture capitalists.
Food Services & Products.
Foreign Trade: foreign trade importers and exporters,
consultants are a subcategory of management consultants.
Foundations: foundations that give money away.
Municipal Government: municipalities.
Medical Centers: in addition to hospitals, also clinics,
birthing centers, nursing homes, etc.
Elder Care. Nursing homes and also elder care counselors.
Medical Products: not surgical supplies but products for
hospitals, could include skin products and medical devices.
Healthcare Industry Services: services to healthcare
professionals – billing, research, not strategies.
Lodging: also includes some bed & breakfasts.
Bed & Breakfast.
Conference Center: not a regular, full-service hotel; a place
where you can go only if you are in a group.
Law: law firms.
Specialty Law Firms: law firms which do not have a general
practice but focus on business, intellectual property, litigation,
Information Services: library services, corporate libraries.
Also see Competitive Intelligence.
Libraries: public, school, college libraries.
Management Consultants: consultants (all but computer, sales,
foreign trade, health, training, logistics, technical, and
Trade Consultants: almost everything in the foreign trade area
except importers and exporters.
Healthcare Consultants: strategies and policies for healthcare
industry and health professionals. Not specific services (Healthcare
Logistics & Transportation: those who plan moves, monitor
transportation, and more.
Personnel Consultants: benefit plan devising, testing,
screening, also see personnel category for job counseling.
Technical Consultants: those who serve researchers, not computer
or software consultants.
Management Training: training schools & consultants, often the
subject is sales, but also motivators and testers.
Administrative Offices: administrative offices, usually for
manufacturers at another location, but not sales offices.
Chemical Manufacturing: chemicals made here, also see Chemical
Industrial Manufacturing: something made at this site — not
drugs or chemicals or clothing.
Apparel: any non-retail clothing business.
High Tech Manufacturing: makers of test equipment, advanced
Warehouses & Distribution: storage and distribution.
Answering Services: answering services.
Office Equipment: sales of machinery, not computers, not
primarily paper and supplies. For furniture see Office Interiors.
Mailing Services: little retailers and big direct mail houses.
Post Offices: outposts of the U.S.P.S.;
Shared Offices: shared office spaces.
Office Supplies: sales of paper and office supplies, not
furniture or equipment.
Office Support: secretarial word processing and data base
Employment Agencies: go here to get an actual job, not a career
Career Counseling: people you hire to help you choose a career
or plot a job search. Also see Personnel Consultants for services to
Employee Leasing: companies that become employers of record for
Outplacement: employer-paid help for laid-off workers.
Executive Search: headhunting: they come get you for a job.
Pharmaceutical Offices: not manufacturing plants or
laboratories, but office workers, any except dedicated sales offices.
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: manufacturing plants, not
Pharmaceutical R&D: laboratories not engaged in biotech methods,
also laboratories of larger companies.
Pharmaceutical Sales: sales offices, not headquarters.
Pharmaceutical Services: sales, advertising, ingredient
suppliers, other support for pharmaceuticals, but not contract
research organizations (CROs).
Pharmaceutical Research Services: contract research
organizations (CROs) and others who support the pharmaceutical R&D
Pharmaceutical Distribution: distributors.
Printing and Copying: big and little printers (including copy
Printing Services: sales only, no on-site plant.
R&D: pure research in any field other than computers,
electronics, chemistry, biotech, and social & economic, eg biomedical,
Biotechnology R&D: not medical instruments, could be any small
R&D company. Also see Medical Products and High Tech Manufacturing.
Computer & Electronic R&D: Also see Telecommunications and High
Medical Device Research: not to be confused with bio tech or
drug research — this is for anything else, mostly diagnostic
equipment and instruments.
Social & Economic Research: not to be confused with market
Commercial Real Estate: business realtors. Also see Real Estate
Developers, Office Centers, and Commercial Property Management.
Real Estate Development: developers — including those who also
manage their properties and those who give advice. Also see Office
Commercial Property Management: commercial property management
firms. Also see Office Centers.
Residential Management: leasing private homes.
Office Centers: office complexes & buildings. Also see Real
Residential Real Estate: mostly house selling.
Title Search: title companies.
Sales Offices: sales offices, product manufactured elsewhere
(not financial or insurance or pharmaceutical sales or foreign trade).
Manufacturers’ Reps: manufacturers’ reps (not branch offices of
Adult Schools: trade, night schools (versus computer or sales
schools or colleges).
Colleges and Universities: real colleges.
Private Schools: parochial and preparatory schools plus after
school lessons, but not tutoring businesses.
Educational Services: ETS, counseling for college & grad
schools, etc., also see Electronic Commerce for those doing on-line
Tutoring: not to be confused with Sales Training, Computer
Training, or after school activities in Private Schools.
Advocacy Groups: Public Interest Research Group, for example, or
Coalition for Children’s Justice; environmental groups have separate
Social Services: mostly non-profits, including health and
Telecommunications: satellites, fiber optic networks, digital
"highways," major phone companies.
Telecom Equipment: phone sellers.
Business Associations: general business advocacy organizations.
Communications Groups: communications trade groups of all types.
Chambers of Commerce.
Builders’ Associations: construction and road engineers, doing
Women’s Networking: ladies used to put in order just before
Leads Clubs: networking groups usually with limited membership;
aimed at cross section of business owners; not for job hunting.
Public/Private Partnerships: quasi non-governmental
organizations, mostly non-profits, with business and government mostly
Service Associations: Lions, Rotary, Jaycees.
Trade Unions: organized labor groups.
Public Sector Groups: for those who work in government jobs.
Healthcare Groups: nursing and health care workers, not medical
Job Development Groups.
Technology Groups: chambers devoted to technology.
Association Administrators: professional administrators of trade
Aviation: airlines, airports.
Delivery: messengers, other delivery.
Ground Transportation: any on the road vehicle, also trains.
Moving: moving vans.
Storage: storage parks.
Travel: travel agents.
Utilities: electric, gas, water, phone.
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