The award recognizes an outstanding business leader in the Princeton Region for their contribution to supporting the Chamber while growing their business and demonstrating the values of being a good corporate citizen. This program is sponsored by Community News Service LLC.


  • January: Rebecca Machinga, CPA, CGMA, Withum
  • February: Erin Klebaur, Imbue Creative


  • January: Donna Latham, CMA
  • March: Tim Titus, The Entrepeneur’s Source
  • April: Denise Daniels, United Way of Greater Mercer County
  • June: Mike and Gabi Johnson, YourTownTube
  • July: Joshua Zinder, Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design
  • August: Michael Van Wagner 
  • October: Lisa Linkowsky, Milestone Franchising
  • November: Heather L. Achenbach, SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals


  • January: Rick Coyne, Withum Smith+Brown
  • February: Sasa Olessi Montaño, Meals on Wheels Mercer County
  • March: Christine Mariano, Weidel Real Estate
  • April: April Sette, New Jersey Buzz
  • May: Paula Troy, RWK Consulting
  • September: Gail Rose,  Ananta Creative Group
  • October: Karen Hollywood, Grounds for Sculpture
  • November: Farheen Choudhary, Aristotle Communications, LLC


  • January: John Donohue, TCNJ
  • February: Rick Roman, Caliper
  • March: Ed Ventura, The Grape Escape
  • July: Jamie Volkert, Palmer Square Management
  • August: Fran Rodocowicz, Spectra – CURE Insurance Arena
  • September: Nancy Goldstein, Hill Wallack
  • October: Donna Bouchard, Hamilton Jewelers
  • November: Tim Stout, Stout’s Transportation


  • January: Eleanor Lyons, Human Edge Resources, LLC
  • February: Cynthia Oberkofler, Millhill Child & Family Development
  • March: Mark Swingle, Mark Swingle Associates, LTD
  • April: Nicole Lyons, Withum Smith+Brown, PC
  • May: Erin Cook, Movement Mortgage
  • June: Eric Maywar, City of Trenton
  • July: Gabrielle Peterson, Make-A-Wish New Jersey
  • August: Terry Young, Northfield Bank
  • September: Rebecca Kelly, Capital Health
  • October: Michelle Napell, Jewish Family & Children’s Services
  • November: Scott Kent, Wawa


  • January: Karen Andre Mims, UIH Family Partners
  • February: Denise Mariani, Stark & Stark 
  • March: Caryn Berla, Cruise Planners
  • April: Ken Blackwell, InKlaritas
  • May: Sandra Toussaint, United Way of Greater Mercer County
  • June: Deborah Manners Lentine, Assure Shred
  • July: John Thurber, Thomas Edison State University
  • August: Barbara A. Cromwell, Bank of Princeton
  • September: Tom Gilmour, Trenton Downtown Association
  • October: Wendy Andreotta, 1st Constitution Bank\
  • November: Ruth Boda, Simplicity Title


  • January: Hal English, Grand Bank
  • February: Scott Sussman, The Peacock Inn
  • March: Jack Mudge, Advancing Opportunities
  • April: Frank Mangee, A Stitch Ahead
  • May: Frank Lucchesi, PSE&G
  • June: Robert Formisano, Morgan Stanley
  • July: Susan Hughes, Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty
  • August: Dave Trapani, Sandler Training, AGT & Associates, Inc.
  • September: Kurt Baker, Attitudes In Reverse & Certified Wealth Management & Investment, LLC
  • October: Vince Marcucci, Trenton Thunder
  • November: Esther Tanez, ESTIR Inc. Insurance Agency


  • January: Michelle Everman, The Mercadien Group
  • February: Anna Lustenberg, Anna Lustenberg Consulting, LLC 
  • March: Joseph Chizek, Jos. A. Bank
  • April: Herb Ames, Capital Region Minority Chamber of Commerce
  • May: Michael Barna, Morgan Stanley 
  • June: Doug Borden, Borden Perlman Salisbury & Kelly 
  • July: Cindy Baker, Northwestern Mutual
  • August: Kristin Appelget, Princeton University
  • September: Lorraine Allen, Small Business Development Center at TCNJ
  • October: Claudio Oliveira, Sun National Bank Center
  • November: Maurice Galimidi, Allegra Princeton


  • January: Eileen Sinett, Speaking That Connects 
  • February: Jeanette Iglesias, Jl Coaching & Consulting, LLC 
  • April: Jack Morrison, JM Restaurant Group 
  • May: Debbie Schaeffer, Mrs. G TV, Appliances & Sleep Center
  • June: Jane Gore, Insight Private Advisors
  • July: Ivan Punchatz, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C.
  • August: Diane Grillo, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton
  • September: William Madden & Stephen Mooney, Certified Financial Services 
  • October: Coby Green-Rifkin, Grounds for Sculpture 
  • November: Aubrey Haines, Mercer Oak Realty  


  • January: Barry D. Szaferman, Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein & Blader PC
  • February: Sandy Durst, The Durst Firm, LLC
  • March: Stacey DeAlmeida, First Choice Bank
  • April: Megan Johnston, McCarter Theatre Center
  • May: Ehab Abousabe, Signature Title
  • June: Jim D’Ovidio, Brown Dog Marketing
  • July: Anne O’Neill, The Scheide Fund
  • August: Tom Gates, Mortgage Master
  • September: Elizabeth Hampton, Fox Rothschild, LLP 
  • October: Jayne O’ Connor, Capital Health 
  • November: Anthony Carabelli, Mercer County Office of Economic Development & Sustainability


  • January: Jonathan Shenk, Greenleaf Painters
  • February: Kari Barrio, Hopewell Valley Community Bank
  • March: Leonard H. Smith, WithumSmith& Brown
  • April: Gerard J. Fennelly, NAI/Fennelly
  • May: Sal Levatino, ActionCOACH, Central Jersey Business Association
  • June: Paul Brietman, Princeton University
  • July: Eric Kollevoll, Kollevoll & Associates LLC
  • August: Jay MacLean, MacLean Agency
  • September: Melinda McAller, Eden Autism Services
  • October: Jerry Hampton, Primepoint, LLC
  • November: Helen Okajima, PNC Bank


  • January: Mary Claire Garber, Princeton Legal Search Group, LLC
  • February: Sharon Capella, Borden Perlman Salisbury & Kelly
  • March: Christopher Tarr, Stevens & Lee, a PA Professional Corporation
  • April: Basil Giletto, A-1 Limo
  • May: Patience Purdy, Trenton Thunder
  • June: Christine Curnan, Signature Title
  • July: Brian Juleskusky & Grant Somerville, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
  • August: Jane Milner, St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center
  • September: Chip Jerry, Jerry & Jerry
  • October: Raul Gutierrez & Ed Keenan, Raul Gutierrez Design LLC & Document Depot


  • January: Frank Gatti, ETS
  • February: Kevin & Georgianne Vinicombe, Monday Morning Flowers
  • March: Marion Reinson, To The Point, LLC
  • April: Dave Hoeffel, Sound Choice Disk Jockeys, Inc.
  • May: Tom McManimon, StimulusBrand Communications
  • June: Mimi Omiecinski, Princeton Tour Company
  • July: Barbara Fox, US 1
  • August: Lucia Stegaru, PNC Bank
  • September: Peter Dawson, Leigh Visual Imaging Solutions
  • October: Kathy Frank-White, Hopewell Valley Community Bank
  • November: Jim Salter, Business Writing that Works


  • October: Scott Needham, Princeton Air Conditioning, Inc.
  • November: Madelyn Greve, Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty
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