Represent Christ in the Marketplace

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Karen Longo-Baldwin, left, with Dr. Patty Fagin at a recent chamber breakfast

Because PUMC belongs to the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, church members get discounts on events like those held by the Young Professionals Group, Women in Business Alliance, Technology Business Alliance, and Independent Business Alliance.

This month Debra Vizzi speaks about the Community Foodbank of New Jersey at a breakfast at the Nassau Club on Wednesday, February 17, at 8 am (come earlier for networking). She is CEO of the state’s largest anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization, which employs some 200 people. Register as a member of PUMC for $25 at You can bring your own business cards as well as brochures from the church and Cornerstone Community Kitchen¬†

Midsummer Opportunity on July 21

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Often PUMC participates in the Princeton Regional Chamber’s annual Midsummer Marketing Showcase (shown above, from 2013, Jie Hayes and Iona Harding spinning the wheel made by Tim Ewer). This year it’s Tuesday, July 21, from 4 to 7 p.m., Though we don’t have a table, we can all just go and mingle, talk to old and new friends, sample food and freebies, and enjoy the festivities. And it’s free!

Four years ago at this event, I encountered a sign designer, Raul Gutierrez and his wife Claire. Raul volunteered his services, pro bono, to create a much needed plan for wayfinding (direction) signs for PUMC. His plan was the basis for the first set of paper signs that we had. Now he’s helping us with the designs for permanent ones.

So if you can go to this event, identify yourself as a chamber member from PUMC!  You may meet someone who needs to explore their faith. You may meet someone you can do do business with. You never know what can happen from a chance encounter!

signed — Barbara Fox