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August 2019

Announcing Winners of the 2019 Toast to Tourism Awards

Princeton, NJ – August 26, 2019 – The Princeton-Mercer Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau [CVB] is pleased to announce the Annual “Toast to Tourism” Award winners to be honored on Tuesday, September 17th at the Trenton Thunder Yankee Club. The ceremony will include an evening of networking, drinks and hors d’oeuvres and four award presentations.

The awards will honor leaders in the tourism industry who have enhanced and expanded tourism through their enthusiasm, passion and dedication, and have made a significant, promotional or economic impact to the industry of the Princeton-Mercer Region.

The CVB is pleased to honor the below awardees:

  • Tribute to Tourism Award presented to Hopewell Theater
  • Event of Excellence Award presented to Music Fest Princeton, Palmer Square
  • Milestone Awardee presented to Plainsboro Township Centennial
  • Praise for Performance Awards presented to exemplary frontline employees:
      • Craig Dowling, Housekeeping, Residence Inn Hamilton
      • Alana Elsey, Sales Coordinator, Courtyard and SpringHill Suites Ewing,
      • Andrew Sklarz, Corporate Partnerships, Spectra Venue Management (CURE Insurance Arena)

The event is anticipated to attract over 100 tourism and business professionals. Tickets for members of the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber are $35 and $50 for future members. Register online at

For more information, contact Kate Stevens Kane, Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber, at (609) 924-1776, ext. 100 or

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Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber 2019 Community Development Fund Grant Applications are Open

Princeton, NJ- August 7th—The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber Community Development Fund in partnership with the Princeton Area Community Foundation and the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation have opened their 2019 grant applications.  To apply you must be a 501c-3 nonprofit organization headquartered in the Princeton/Mercer Region. Grant awards may be requested between $5,000 and $10,000. Applications must be completed and submitted by close of business on September 16th.  

“We are thrilled to announce the opening of the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber’s 2019 Community Development Fund Grant application,” said John Goedecke, Chairman of the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber. “Our Community Development Fund has been providing grants to nonprofit organizations in our region for six years and to date, we have awarded over $200,000 in development grants to over 27 nonprofit organizations,” said Mr. Goedecke.

The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber established the Community Development Fund in partnership with the Princeton Area Community Foundation in 2013 with a $500,000 gift from the Chamber Foundation to benefit nonprofits located throughout the Princeton /Mercer region. Grants are given to the most promising programs that address one or more of the Fund’s focus areas: education, leadership, economic opportunity & development, and self-sufficiency.

“The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber is the only Chamber in the region to partner and create a program to support not-for-profit organizations with direct grants,” said Peter Crowley, President and CEO of the Chamber. “More than 12% of our members are not-for-profit organizations and we continue to support them in a direct way. We believe that a vibrant nonprofit community is key to a healthy regional economy.”

For more information on applying for a grant please go to:

To learn more or to join the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber please go to or call Christine Curnan, Vice President, Membership Development at 609-924-1776.

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July 2019

NJ Conference for Women Announces Keynote Speakers: Danelle Umstead and Shiza Shahid

Princeton- Mercer Convention & Tourism Bureau Releases 2019 Visitors Guide

June 2019

Princeton Mercer Young Professionals Volunteer at Trenton’s Capital City Farm

Global Business Networking with Canada Trade Partners

Mercer County Mayoral Breakfast Announcement

May 2019

Independent Business Summit Keynote Speakers Announced

April 2019

The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber Moves to Alexander Road

March 2019

The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber Formally Announced

Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber in Partnership with County of Mercer to Host 2019 Mercer County Industry Update

Consolidation of Princeton Regional Chamber and New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network

February 2019

PRCC Presents: The 25th Annual Albert Einstein Memorial Lecture

January 2019

PRCC Announces New Vice President and Senior Vice President

PRCC Global Speakers Announced for Multichamber event

June 2018

PRCC International Experts Networking Event- June 5th

July 2017

PRCC Announces New Website

Community Development Fund Announces Grant Process

CVB Congratulates the 2017 Toast to Tourism Award Winners

Princeton Regional CVB Announces Name Change to Princeton- Mercer CVB


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