Wednesday, December 2
Navigating the Path to Startup Success, Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs. www.princetonbiolabs.com. Hear from founders and their investors who will share their lessons learned and successful steps in taking an idea from conceptual development through commercial launch, growth and eventual exit. Gain valuable insight on how to maximize resources and avoid common mistakes from our seasoned panelists who have experience in numerous business segments and stages of company development. 2 p.m.
Thursday, December 3
Virtual Business Leadership Awards Gala, Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce. www.princetonmercerchamber.org. The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber recognizes outstanding leaders who have demonstrated their support and commitment to the Community and to our business region, especially In light of the vast challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented. Award winners are Matthew Furner of Firmenich, Business Leader of the Year; Joyce Campbell of TASK, Community Leader of the Year; Chaya Pamula of PamTen, Entrepreneur Leader of the Year; and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Innovator of the Year. In addition, lifetime achievement awards will be presented to Len Smith, co-founder, WithumSmith+Brown, and Chris Tarr, partner, Stevens & Lee. Register. $50; $40 members. 4:30 p.m.
Friday, December 4
JobSeekers, Professional Service Group of Mercer County. www.psgofmercercounty.org. Entrepreneur Jeff Bonaldi, founder of The Explorer’s Passage, draws on his own experience to present key considerations when deciding to start a new business that aligns with your passion. 9:45 a.m. to noon.
The New Nonprofit Imperatives for DEI, NonProfitConnect. www.nonprofitconnectnj.org. First workshop in a three-part series that offers nonprofits a chance to discuss how to take advantage of this key moment in time to make changes, explore how unconscious bias shows up, and guide participants to develop a plan for their organizations to address social equity issues. Speakers include Robin Hindsman Stacia of Sage Consulting Network and Vernetta Walker of Walker & Associates Consulting. Register. Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Independent Business Alliance Live Webinar, Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce. www.princetonmercerchamber.org. Panel discussion on “Small Businesses Banding Together through COVID” includes Gary Schneider, executive director of Grounds For Sculpture; Chris Murphy, owner of The Front Porch; and Kathy Klockenbrink, co-owner of Jammin’ Crepes. Register. $25; $15 members. Noon.
Saturday, December 5
Creating a Diversity Training Business, Princeton SCORE. princeton.score.org. Presentation by Anais Bailly, a licensed social worker, published author of multiple books, certified life coach, adjunct professor, guest speaker, and homeschooling mother of two children. Register. Free. 10 a.m.
Tuesday, December 8
WIBA Holiday Networking, Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce. www.princetonmercerchamber.org. The Women in Business Alliance kicks off the holiday season virtually. Make a festive drink and wear a statement necklace to share some Zoom fashion. Register. $25, $15 members. 10 a.m.
JobSeekers. sites.google.com/site/njjobseekers. Virtual meeting for those seeking employment. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.