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  a tranquil lake. This is a perfect spot to host corporate, charity or social gatherings, or even a wedding.
Carnegie Lake was created in 1906 by Scottish-American steel maker Andrew Carnegie, as a gift to Princeton University undergraduates who needed a better place for rowing. Today, local residents still row on the lake, but it’s also a popular spot for canoeing, sailing, fishing and skating.
The Princeton Mercer region is home
to a wide range of sporting events throughout the year, and fans flock to the region to watch professional, minor league, collegiate and high school talent. Princeton Mercer boasts first-class facilities that even novice athletes can enjoy.
See some of Major League Baseball’s future stars at a Trenton Thunder game. The team is the Double-A affiliate of
the New York Yankees and plays in the Eastern Division of the Eastern League. The Thunder play their home games at the 6,150-seat Arm & Hammer Park, formerly known as Mercer County Waterfront Park.
The $53 million, 10,500-seat Cure Insurance Arena regularly hosts high- profile World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) shows, Disney on Ice, as well as concerts by major headliners such as two-time Grammy Award winner For King & Country.
Princeton Show Jumping features events sponsored by Olympic Riders and some
of the best horses in America. The 110- acre facility is located just 2.5 miles from Hunter Farms in scenic Skillman.
Princeton University has a wide range of sports for both men and women, ranging from basketball to lacrosse to fencing.
The university also has some of the best athletic facilities in college sports.
The Princeton Tennis Program is a nonprofit that specializes in year-round group lessons for players ages 5 to 95.
  A Word From Our Members
Patrick Ryan,
First Bank
What makes the Princeton Mercer Region a good place to do business?
Princeton is a mature market with a healthy level of economic activity and it is a growing market, so there are always new business opportunities.
As a local community bank, we love that combination. As a growth company, we’re always on the lookout for areas that are both established and growing. It’s great to have that in our own backyard here in Princeton and the greater Mercer County area.
What are the benefits of Chamber membership for you and your business?
The Princeton Mercer Chamber is one of the biggest and best chambers
in all of NJ. By offering the right combination of educational content and networking opportunities, Princeton Mercer has achieved critical mass
to the point where if you want to be a player in this market, you need to
be a member and you need to be engaged. By combining the two great chambers in this region, we now have all the benefits that came from both great organizations, with the convenience of dealing with one entity and the greater attendance at all the events. Said succinctly, we get more value from this Chamber than from any other organization we’re involved with. 15

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