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Women for the Millennium
These articles were published in U.S. 1 Newspaper on April 28,
1999. All rights reserved.
Two Princeton-area entrepreneurs, Katherine Kish
and Marcia Guberman, will offer workshops at the annual
conference of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners Inc
(NJAWBO) from Thursday to Saturday, April 29 to May 1, at Trump
Plaza/World’s Fair Atlantic City. The conference focusing on "A
New Attitude for the New Millennium" will feature two keynote
addresses, more than 25 workshops, a golf clinic and outing, and a
member mall. Package
registration for the whole conference is $475. Registration for April
29 only is $200; $325 for April 30. For more information, visit
Kish, founder of Market Entry Inc., a strategic marketing and sales
consulting firm, will help you find out how to ask the right questions
of the right people in the right places.
on "When to Expand Your Staff and How to Do It." She offers
advice to employers for determining the job description needed, the
type of employee to add, and how to go about interviewing and
that person (U.S. 1, April 21). Guberman has been named Business Woman
of the Year by the Mercer Chapter of the NJAWBO.
Psychology of Winning for Women," will be the keynote speaker
on Thursday, April 29. This motivational program will explore
ideas and new breakthroughs in the behavioral sciences for women who
seek to realize their full potential.
management consultant, will give the keynote "Reach for It"
on Friday, April 30. Using three sets of athletes as comparative
Ambler applies the key points of their training process to business
people who are questioning the growth of their companies.
can learn how to tap into their hidden growth potential and how to
recognize the signs of when it is time to take their business to the
Workshops on Thursday, April 29, include "Turning
Your Web Site Into a Profit Center" by Maybelle Cowan, a
former English teacher, and co-founder and president of M.L. Burke
Internet Services. Cowan will discuss how you can plan a site that
can be used for aggressive marketing or one that can increase your
profits by streamlining your business.
Participants will hear advice on how to identify and implement basic
organizing skills into the day-to-day administration of business,
which will increase productivity, save time, and reduce stress at
the workshop "Get Organized to Maximize Your Time, Money, and
Productivity" by Patty Gallagher, owner/president of PRG
Consulting and Management Services.
Sandy Musson, owner of By The Hour Inc., and Susan
a certified massage therapist, will present "Using Your Woman’s
Intuition in Your Business." You will learn simple techniques
to help you tune into your inner voice and hear clear examples of
how listening to that inner voice has brought both business and
Workshops on Friday, April 30 include:
by Susan E. Davis, a licensed physical therapist and co-owner
of Marlboro Physical Therapy. You will learn simple exercises you
can do at your desk, on lunch break, or after work. Build your self
esteem, improve energy and metabolic level, help focus and
and learn to sail past that afternoon slump.
owner of Karen Bennett & Associates, will help you identify stressors
and develop mechanisms in order to cope and plan more effectively.
of New Jersey, principal of The Credit Alternative, and co-producer
of "Your Credit Rating," will present "Have Credit Cards
Taken a Bite Out of Your Bottom Line?" You will learn to develop
a strategic plan to make credit cards work for you and avoid the
Zaccone , a web design and marketing communications professional
and president of Barbara Zaccone Associates, will help you find out
what search engines are the best and discover some sites that will
Pat Nunno Rouque, owner of Business Boomers, a company that
focuses on landing heavyweight results for healthcare,
and luxury living clients, will share the secrets that have helped
her land nearly one million dollars in free publicity for herself
and her clients.
<B>Richard Dodds, director of technology from
Options Inc., and Connie Britt, a leader in supported employment
from the University of Indiana, will be speaking at the two-day
"Employment for Persons with Complex Situations" on Thursday
and Friday, April 29 and 30, at 9 a.m. at the Daily Plan It,
The workshop will provide an in-depth discussion of how persons with
significant disabilities can be employed in real jobs and revisit
key concepts from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A panel
of employers will discuss the types of positions available in the
workforce. (For an article about Community Options, see page tk.)
The Farber Road-based national nonprofit organization was founded
by Robert Stack in 1989, to develop housing and employment
for people with disabilities. The philosophy of the agency is that
all people, regardless of their level of disability, can and should
live and work in the community.
Developers applying for federal Low Income Housing Tax
Credits (LIHTC) in the fall cycle for 1999 should do so by July 15.
The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) is currently
reviewing the 44 applications representing $29 million in requests
for the state’s $10.1 million allocation for the spring cycle. The
announcement of awards for successful applicants is anticipated to
take place on June 21.
The LIHTC program provides federal tax incentives to encourage the
private financing and production of rental housing for low-income
households. Tax credits are awarded to developers planning to build
new rental apartments or rehabilitate existing units. HMFA is the
designated housing credit agency for New Jersey, and allocates tax
credits to qualified applicants.
"The federal housing tax credit program has spurred construction
of more than 13,000 rental units statewide since 1987," says
De Santis, HMFA executive director, "and is just one of the
many financing programs HMFA offers to help developers complete
and worthy projects."
Project eligibility is determined by the 1999 LIHTC Qualified
Plan, which evaluates each development on a point system in a variety
of categories. The highest ranking projects fall in the urban,
special needs, and Hope VI categories.
Developers may obtain a complete application package from the HMFA.
Training seminars and one-on-one counseling sessions for developers
are also offered by the HMFA. The HMFA offices are located at 637
South Clinton Avenue in Trenton. Call 609-273-7400.
The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) can supply speakers
on real estate, financial, legal, and accounting matters, says
M. Segal, 1999 chairman of the New Jersey chapter. Founded in 1953
and based in Chicago, it awards the CRE designation to its members
who are selected by invitation (http://www.cre.org). For
on the speakers program call Segal at 609-882-3737.
The New Jersey Apartment Association holds its 10th annual
housing conference and exhibition at the Tropicana in Atlantic City
on May 11 to 13. Though a golf outing features prominently in the
plans, two full days of workshops range from maintenance workshops
for managers (everything from lead paint strategies to hot water
to managing capital projects (hiring contractors) and "The
Battlefield" (sexual harassment, affirmative action, and
lawsuits. Celebrity speakers include Michael Fortino and Dan
Thurman. One-day registration costs from $175 to $250 or $100 for
employees. Call 888-886-NJAA.
A landlord cannot refuse to rent to tenants who receive
federal rental assistance. The Supreme Court of New Jersey upheld
a New Jersey statute which made it unlawful for a landlord to refuse
to rent to a tenant because the tenant was a recipient of governmental
rental assistance through the federal Section 8 statute.
The court noted that the act would protect tenants from "a severe
shortage of rental housing in this state." The anti-discrimination
statute will assist recent welfare reform efforts to assist people
in the transition from welfare to work. The Congress had recently
appropriated $238,000,000 for rental assistance to help eligible
make the transition from welfare to work. The court observed that
"housing plays a major part in any effort at becoming
<B>The Forrestal was a major sponsor at Princeton’s
"Taste of the Nation" anti-hunger fundraising event on March
29 that generated over $45,000. American Express and Williams-Sonoma,
national co-sponsors, covered organizing and promotional expenses.
Other local sponsors included Drinker Biddle & Reath.
It costs $10,000 to raise a dog to be of service as
a "canine companion," but those who need a dog pay only $125.
Canine Companions for Independence has provided highly skilled
dogs for people with disabilities since 1975.
Ken Longman, a marketing consultant with Longman Moran
and his wife Mary Longman (president of Princeton Community
Housing) are among the volunteers who raise the puppies. These
Raisers" keep the dogs eight weeks to 15 months of age and then
return them to the organization to receive eight months of advanced
training. "Service dogs" help those in wheelchairs or with
mobility limitations, and "signal dogs" alert the deaf or
hearing impaired to important sounds. Among those in Princeton who
use the services of a canine companion is Barbara Martindale.
Puppyraisers are invited to the dog’s "graduation" ceremony
when the dog is presented to his human partner. To volunteer, call
973-786-5656 or E-mail JRoseff@aol.com or send a check
to the New Jersey Champions, 33 Sleepy Hollow Road, Andover 07821.
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