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October 2019

Princeton Mercer Region Young Professionals Give Back Day

Lawrenceville, NJ – October 18, 2019 –The Princeton Mercer Region Young Professionals (PRYP) instituted the #YPGivesBack program series last year, with each event maxing out its volunteer capacity. The second event of the 2019 series took place last week in partnership with Jewish Family and Children Services of Mercer County [JFCS] and over 30 PRYPs.

On October 10th, 30 volunteers from the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber YP group volunteered for JFCS’s Shop & Stock volunteer activity, where they met at Lawrenceville ShopRite, were divided into groups and given a shopping list of items needed to help stock JFCS’s pantry. The group then returned to the pantry and filled their shelves with the purchased goods.

“We thank the members of the Princeton Mercer Young Professionals who came out to help shop for our JFCS Food Pantry.  The more helping hands we have, the more people we can serve,” said Eden Aaronson, Director of Volunteers and Community Programming, JFCS.

PRYP draws its strength from being a program of the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber and its mission to provide and promote an environment in which young professionals are able to connect and build relationships focusing on their professional development. The PRYP recognize that community service is a pillar of the millennial generation and have implemented this program to assist the region’s young professionals in finding volunteer opportunities.

“#YPGivesBack not only helps you meet other young professionals, but helps educates you on an organization you might not necessarily know about, while offering assistance they need. Food shopping for JFCS’s pantry, seeing the amount of effort that goes into feeding a family for a week with a strict budget, keeping dietary boundaries in mind and then stocking the pantry itself – was so encouraging and eye opening to be a part of,” said Alison Gorga, PRYP Committee Vice Chair from WithumSmith+Brown.

Photos of the experience can be found here. For more information about the Young Professionals Program visit or contact Gina Guarino, Director of Marketing and Events at (609) 924-1776, ext. 108 or email

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Announcing Winners of the 2019 Business Leadership Awards Gala

Princeton, NJ –October 18, 2019- The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber is pleased to announce the Business Leadership Award winners to be honored on Thursday, December 5th at the TPC Jasna Polana in Princeton, New Jersey. The gala will present awards to four members of the Chamber for their accomplishments and achievements this year.

The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber devotes an evening to reflect on the accomplishments and achievements of its members, by awarding the Business Leader, Entrepreneur, Innovator, and Community Leader of the Year.  

The Chamber is pleased to honor the below awardees:

  • Business Leader of the Year Award presented to Eli Mordechai of Genesis Biotechnology Group/Genesis Hospitality Group
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award presented to Aziz El Badaoui of Casa Aziz Salon
  • Innovator of the Year Award presented to Phillip Cooper of Cooper Pest Control
  • Community Leader of the Year presented to Susan Dunning of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Mercer County

Individual tickets are $250 today. Register online at

For sponsorship information and other details, contact Kate Kane, Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber, at (609) 924-1776, ext. 100 or

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Announcing 2019 Young Professional Summit Award Honorees

Princeton, NJ – October 15, 2019 – The Princeton Mercer Region Young Professionals will host more than 175 regional young professionals [YPs] at their annual Summit on Thursday, November 14th. The event will honor two award categories—the annual Company Choice Award bestowed to Domain Computer Services and the YP of the Year Award to Dolores Kelley of Stark & Stark.

The fifth annual Company Choice Award sponsored by NJM, will be presented to Domain Computer Services. The award recognizes an outstanding organization in the Region that excels in their efforts to attract, retain and develop young professionals.

“Domain wouldn’t be who we are today if it wasn’t for the young professionals who have started or built their careers with us over the last 22 years. I can think of no more prestigious award than one which recognizes our culture and its investment in the next generation of leaders in our community. The young professionals at Domain are what make me hopeful for the future. They are among the most generous, kind, wise and motivated colleagues I have ever had the honor to work beside and we are thankful to the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber for recognizing this,” said Rashaad Bajwa, President & CEO, Domain Computer Services.

The individual Young Professional of the Year Award, sponsored by MassMutual Greater Philadelphia, recognizes the accomplishments of one highly motivated, emerging leader from the Chamber’s membership, and Dolores Kelley of Stark & Stark will be honored in this category. Her leadership throughout the community, various non-profits, and within her organization made her the forefront recipient of this award.

“I am honored to receive the Young Professional of the Year award from the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber, an outstanding organization that fosters business relationships, and I am grateful for the opportunities that I have been given with the support of my colleagues at Stark & Stark and my fellow Chamber members,” said Ms. Kelley.

“We are pleased to announce these honorees and celebrate their contributions as supporters and cultivators of emerging professionals in the region and beyond,” said Peter Crowley, CEO and President of the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber.

The Summit will also feature keynote speakers, networking and three breakout sessions from facilitators appearing in this region for the first time. More information and the full list of speakers can be found at

The Summit will take place at the Conference Center at Mercer County Community College from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on November 14; tickets are $60 for Chamber members and $75 for future members. Tickets are available now at  Sponsors for this year’s event include Title Sponsors: Rue Insurance and First Bank; Award Sponsors: NJM Insurance Group and Mass Mutual Greater Philadelphia, Supporting Sponsors: The College of New Jersey, Educational Testing Service, Fox Rothschild, The College of NJ and Trenton Thunder, amongst other regional supporting companies.

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September 2019

NJ Conference for Women Announces Youth Scholarship in Partnership with Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

August 2019

Announcing Winners of the 2019 Toast to Tourism Awards

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

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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