Members in the news, June 8

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Our Members are constantly making waves. Check out what they’ve been up to recently.

The North Highland Company, located in Princeton, NJ, has been awarded the 2012 #1 Best Place to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ. North Highland is a global consulting company that has changed the model of how a consultancy serves its clients. We achieve exceptional results for some of the most recognizable names in the world. Our innovative approach sustains successful, long-term relationships by helping clients achieve their business objectives. For more information, visit www.northhighland.com.

SureTech.com is excited to be in the running for a $250,000 Grant from the Chase and Living Social Mission: Small Business Program. Please support us and help us win by voting for SureTech.com! Step 1. Go to MissionSmallBusiness.com and click “Login and Support” Step 2. Search for SureTech.com Step 3. Vote for SureTech.com and Share! SureTech.com provides complete I.T. solutions including onsite networks, HelpDesk, and turn-key Private Cloud services.

Springpoint Senior Living Foundation employment opportunity: Foundation Assistant – The Springpoint Senior Living Foundation is looking for a very detail oriented person who is comfortable working with the seniors to assist the Director of Donor Development with administrative and stewardship duties for the Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to inspire generosity in support of programs that make a meaningful difference in people’s lives as they age and enrich the communities where they live. Click here for more info.

Raul Gutierrez Design recently created a name, logo, stationery, business forms and website for ViSano Consulting. We chose a name based on the Latin translation of “Healthy Force” and designed a logo that conveys wellness and inner energy. We also use photographs that show the healthy force metaphor as part of the image. These all help communicate the overall message of living healthy through good nutrition.

Princeton Pro Musica appoints Ryan James Brandau as new Artistic Director. Effective July 1, 2012 – The Board of Trustees of Princeton Pro Musica (PPM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ryan James Brandau as its new artistic director, effective with the 2012-2013 season. Dr. Brandau was selected after a rigorous 12-month international search to replace retiring artistic director and founder Frances Fowler Slade. The Board voted unanimously and enthusiastically to confirm.

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Members in the News; Week of 2/27

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Our Members are doing some awesome things. Whether embarking on new business endeavors or hosting helpful events, our Members always manage to keep moving forward. Here’s what’s happening with our Members this week.

Member News:

VolunteerConnect: The Board of Trustees of VolunteerConnect, recently appointed Princeton resident, Amy Klein, as Director of Community Relations to develop its skills-based volunteer program. VolunteerConnect, founded in 1998, recently shifted its emphasis to the emerging trend of skills-based volunteerism in response to the changes in the needs of area nonprofits and in the makeup and interests of prospective volunteers. For more information about skills-based volunteering, visit volunteerconnectnj.org, or email amy@volunteerconnectnj.org.

Raul Gutierrez Design: Mystic Seaport (www.38thvoyage.orgWe developed the website for the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling ship in existence, which will help in raising funds for restoring and sailing the ship in 2014. Beach Recovery (www.beachrecovery.com) We developed the corporate website for Beach Recovery, a company committed to reversing the beach erosion process that is currently having catastrophic effects on coastlines worldwide.

StimulusBrand: StimulusBrand recently developed and launched a new branding program for Talksoft Corporation and for MMS Education, Inc.. Work included logo & identity, sales collateral, trade display and an all-new websites at: www.talksoftonline.com and www.mmseducation.com. Additionally, StimulusBrand is presently developing all new branding for Online Resources Corporation and for Emerald Financial Resources. Thanks to the Chamber for all its support!

Member Events:

Spring into Student Success with Mercer County Community College: The Mercer County Community College Foundation Board of Directors will host “Spring Into Student Success, “on Monday, April 2, at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village. The event marks the college’s 23rd annual spring fundraiser. Proceeds go to scholarships for deserving students. Replacing the gala dinner dance, this year’s event will include hors d’oeuvres, complimentary beer and wine until 8 p.m., coffee, desserts, a silent auction with original artwork, raffle, awards and networking. Click here for more information.

Leadership Training with Eileen Sinett: The Leadership Trump Card is a “B-12 shot” of leadership training, facilitated by author and presentation expert, Eileen N. Sinett, on Tuesday, March 6, 8:30 AM – noon. Learn to create persuasive messages easily, deliver them comfortably with enhanced presence and expand your ability to influence and lead. Click here for more details.

Princeton United Methodist Church to hold Third Annual African Soiree: Saturday, March 3, 4:30 to 10 p.m., Third Annual African Soiree to benefit the United Front Against Riverblindness, Mackay Campus Center, Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton. An African market, silent auction, authentic cuisine, fashion show, and dancers from the Garvey School. $50 ($25 for students) at www.riverblindness.org or call 609-924-2613.

Opportunities at VolunteerConnect: Volunteer Connect is looking for 9 skills-based volunteers. Five are needed to help The Boys & Girls Club of Trenton for opportunities such as Job Developer, Graphic Artist, Entrepreneur Program Developer, Business Plan Developer and Plumber. Sustainable Princeton is looking for a Special Events Planner, Volunteer Coordinator, Researcher and Sustainability Reporter & Writer. Please help these local organizations fulfill their missions! Click here to see the full descriptions, or contact Amy Klein via amy@volunteerconnectnj.org.

Keller Center’s 7th Annual Innovation Forum: Princeton’s Keller Center is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Innovation Forum on Wed., Feb. 29 at 5:30 p.m in the Friend Center Auditorium (101). The event showcases Princeton research offering the potential to be commercialized. Participants — including faculty, postdocs, and grad students — present their research in a 3-minute “elevator pitch” to a panel of judges. A keynote will follow, as well as a poster session and reception in the Friend Center Convocation Room (113). Click here for more info.

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Members in the news — January 31, 2012

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Check out what our Members are doing this week! To post your news, log onto our website using your username and password and post here.

United Way of Greater Mercer County will be opening the United Financial Empowerment Center on January 31st. The center will offer free financial services including tax preparation. Open on Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm at 3131 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ. For more information, (609) 896-1912 or emailfinancialempowerment@uwgmc.org.

Carol Einhorn of Arbor Group acknowledged for accomplishments. Carol was recently published in Broker World Magazine and announced as the first place winner by John Hancock in its national LTC Business Builders Idea Contest (she won an iPod!). Carol is an active member in the Women in Business Alliance committee.

NJEntrepreneurial Network: On Feb. 1st at Princeton University’s Friend Center from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, the NJEntrepreneurial Network provides the entrepreneurial community with an evening of posters, networking and information. Those providing posters can introduce their businesses to important contacts among academics, small and large businesses, potential funding sources and professional services providers. Info and registration at http://www.njen.com. 

Oyster Bowl XIII at Blue Point Grill: Sunday, February 5, 2012. Lucky 13! This oyster eating contest before the “big game” has become a Princeton favorite.  In addition to the contest, lunch at Blue Point Grill and contests for the kids are a hit with the nearly 300 spectators that attended last year’s event.  For info and promotional opportunities, go to www.oysterbowlnj.com.

Walk n’ Roll with EnableJoin us on February 25 at Rider University for an indoor walk featuring exhibition games by wheelchair rugby and basketball teams, motivational speakers, prizes, entertainment, food, and fun for the whole family. It’s only $5 to register to walk or watch. To register or read more, click here.

Princeton Merchants Association Workshop: PMA is hosting a day-long workshop with Michael Shuman to explore: creating opportunities for community residents to invest in local businesses; strategies Princeton businesses can adopt to attract local investment dollars; and types of institutions that a community can create to facilitate this new road to prosperity. For more info, click here.

Sandler Training – Networking Works: Everything you need to successfully build a higher level of relationships and more qualified referrals! Tired of cold calls? Uncomfortable in networking situations? Wish networking delivered more prospects? 5 Mondays 7:15a – 9:45a, Begins Jan. 23 – $350 Registration req’d  http://www.agt.sandler.com/eventcalendar  or 609-375-270.