Update on Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber: Global Business Summit 7/15

The Closing Keynote Speaker was just announced for the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber virtual Global Business Summit. Melanie Willoughby, will join Sam Ruda and Sara Cadeddu to discuss what's happening in business from Global to Local. Join us Thursday, July 15th from 10am to 11:30am EST. Register now to secure your spot!

Kompass partner, Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber, is hosting a virtual Global Business Summit Global to Local on Thursday, July 15th from 10am to 11:30am EST. We are beyond excited for this event and we hope you can join. You can register here.

The Closing Keynote Speaker was just announced as Melanie Willoughby, Executive Director of the New Jersey Business Action Center.

Melanie Willoughby, named one of New Jersey’s most influential economic development leaders in 2021, is no stranger to the New Jersey business community. Before joining the NJBAC in 2018, Melanie served as the Chief Government Affairs Officer of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA).  A seasoned government relations strategist, Melanie has worked with state and local levels of government as an advocate for businesses of all sizes. Prior to joining NJBIA, she served as the president and CEO of the New Jersey Retail Merchants Association, a statewide retail business organization representing over 3,500 stores.

Her personal motto, “I’m from state government and I’m here to help,” reflects her commitment to aiding New Jersey business owners. At the Global Summit, she will discuss:

  • State & Federal Resources for Recovery and Growth
  • How state programs and grants can help your business
  • How the center’s business advocates can help you navigate requirements for permitting, licensing and compliance related issues

Additionally, this Global Business Summit will feature Opening Keynote SpeakerSam Ruda, Director of the Port Department at the Port Authority of NY & NJ and Resource SpeakerSara Cadeddu, of the Office of International Trade and Development at NJEDA.

Additional topics to be explored during the Global Summit include:

  • Trends in global trade as seen through the Port of NY/NJ
  • Current issues facing the port
  • Future trends and potential opportunities in global trade
  • Trends in international companies seeking to do business in NJ
  • Impact of international business on NJ economy
  • NJEDA initiatives and tools to support investments in NJ 

For more details on the speakers and networking events, visit the Global Summit website.


Ticket and Sponsor pricing information can be found below:

Event Item NameExpiresPricing
Title Sponsor – (Limited # Available)Jul 15, 2021
Networking Sponsor – (Limited # Available)Jul 15, 2021
Platform Sponsor- (Limited # Available)-Jul 15, 2021
Supporting Sponsor- (Limited # Available)-Jul 15, 2021
Patron SponsorJul 15, 2021
Individual Ticket(s) Chamber members – Early Bird by July 1stJul 15, 2021
Individual Ticket(s) Future members – Early Bird by July 1stJul 15, 2021


The Kompass and Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber partnership was created to help companies in the Princeton/Central New Jersey region who currently or plan to do business overseas.

We are also looking forward to working together with Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber on the Global Opportunities Program. The Global Opportunities Program is a resource to companies in the Princeton/Central New Jersey region who currently or plan to do business overseas, and as a resource for international corporations wanting to enter the US market.

Kompass has been helping companies in International Business Development for over 70 years. This partnership will facilitate export for local companies in addition to providing support and resources. Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber has a Kompass Booster account.

Kompass Booster allows you to have an online presence for a flat fee which is an affordable solution for small businesses. Having an online presence is critical right now as everything is happening online. Kompass Booster Program has solutions that will not break your marketing budget and will deliver results. We are currently offering Special Booster Pricing for Small Businesses. Save 15% on local booster accounts – just $425 for 12 months.

With so many options and localized needs based on region, it can be tricky to pick the tools right for you. Luckily, Kompass Booster is the solution that specializes in increasing your SEO, Google Rankings and most important, your online presence. Booster includes videos, catalogs, product posts and business description. As a part of the Booster Program, everything becomes search engine optimized. Don’t miss this opportunity to save 15% off our normal pricing with our special small business Booster offer. 

As a small or medium-sized business owner, effective online advertising solutions can help you be more visible on the web. Kompass Booster gives you the power to increase your long-term visibility on the web and stand out from your competitors with a high-quality online presentation of your company in our Global B2B Portal (7 million views per month globally) and search engines. Booster will help you also to increase trustworthiness and legitimacy of your company. This extra layer of credibility is especially reassuring to exporters and importers. Be at the top of search results, increase your B2B sales!

Develop your own profile page to showcase your business. Take advantage of our high-quality presentation of your company to attract B2B buyers: add your products, upload company news, videos, and catalogues. You can build customer loyalty by updating your page regularly.

Analyze the most frequent queries and adapt your offers to the most sought-after products in your sector. We break down the information for you and help you see demand trends in a clear, actionable way.

Receive your monthly activity report by email and analyze your audience in real time, all from your easy to use Kompass personal home page. This includes views of your profile, clicks to your site, calls and messages received.

Your Booster comes with:

  • A unique SEO optimized showcase for your business
  • Backlinks
  • Strengthened long-term positioning
  • Credibility for your company
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To learn more about our Booster Program, watch our short video by clicking here or contact us.


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