September is Mark Your Calendar Month

Meet everyone and their sister at the 30th annual Princeton Regional Chamber trade fair and culinary showcase at the Princeton Westin on Monday, September 26.  free to all with a business card. Schmooze or lose! 

That night, Monday, September 26 at 7 p.m., Tom Pitts tells the Princeton Public Library crowd how to promote yourself (lots of us have trouble with this) by selling your strengths. Also at the PPL on Thursday, October 6, at 6:45 p.m, Alan Yarnoff reveals the secrets of promotion and advertising for small business. 

ACG New Jersey meets at the Westin on Tuesday, September 27, to talk with Soren Hastrup, CEO of Telestro Group about his “Successful Entrepreneur Marriage” (his wife is the COO). 

On Friday, September 30, for a breakfast, meet with Eileen Sinett’s “Speaking that Connects” group to discuss “Connecting with Clients,” RSVP needed. .

Looking forward to October, NJEN begins it with a lunch on Wednesday, October 5 on Strategic Alliances: Partnering for Profit. 

The Princeton Regional Chamber hears from Charles Steindel, Chief Economist of the New Jersey Department of the Treasury for its lunch on Thursday, October 6, and from Dale Caldwell, CEO of Strategic Influence, at the breakfast on Wednesday, October 19.  Caldwell uses influence-based strategies to  help people attain success in work and life and help corporations maximize their profitability. 

On the evening of October 6, New Jersey CAMA tells how to use social, mobile, and local marketing to drive customers and profits. 

Princeton University’s Keller Center opens its admirable series that juxtaposes two e words, entrepreneurs and engineering, with a lecture on Tuesday, October 11, at 5 p.m., followed by, as always food and networking. Stanford’s Stephen Barley will discuss virtual work. Another free lecture, open to the public, is Wednesday, October 26, at 4:30 p.m., with Ricardo Levy (’67), founder of Catalytica, on “The Essence of an Entrepreneur.” 

 The NJEF session on Thursday, October 13, 4 to 6 p.m., will focus on accurate pre-money enterprise valuations. In other words, before you get any investors, how much is your business worth. Market research is supposed to help you build accurate assumptions. 

On Wednesday, October 19, as part of  Trenton’s Small Business Week, the Mercer County chamber holds its fall expo and the Princeton chamber co-sponsors a forum on how your company can benefit from tapping Trenton’s appeal as a tourist magnet.  

The Montgomery Township Economic Development Commission will hold its annual Fall Business Networking Forum on Oct. 25, 6 to 8 p.m., at the newly opened Tusk Restaurant located at 1736 Route 206 South in Montgomery.

If that’s not enough places to go, check out U.S. 1 Newspaper or its database on the events page or the Einstein Alley event page. And there is also an unpublished event on October 6 open only to techie entrepreneurs. If you think you are one, contact Marion Reinson, who wrote this guest blog.

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