ABS in NJBIZ State Street Column

ABS made Andrew Kitchenman’s State Street column in NJBIZ this week – it’s the 4th article in the digital or page 12 in the print version:

ABS welcomes founding father in new Trenton home.

By Andrew Kitchenman, Statehouse Correspondent

When Association Business Solutions’ executives decided to move to a prime lobbying location across from the Statehouse, they decided to mark the occasion by welcoming the original Trenton mover and shaker, George Washington.

A portrait of the Battle of Trenton victor was installed at ABS’s new 132 W. State St. office on Aug. 16, marking the association management company’s move from its former East Front Street location.

The portrait is one of 2,400 prints made of a steel engraved portrait by William E. Marshall, in 1862. The print was presented by William Sanders, who has been attempting to promote the prominence of Washington in schools.

At the event where the portrait was installed, Sanders asked what Washington would do if he was in Trenton today. One attendee said he hoped Washington would again arrive with guns blazing.

ABS works with 15 associations on a project basis and is led by principals Karla Pollack and Paula Hartman.

“The turning point in the American Revolution took place in Trenton, and we can’t think of a more fitting tribute than displaying George Washington’s portrait in our new office,” Pollack said.

Pollack said the business weighed a variety of spots before deciding to stay within Trenton.

“It’s a perfect location for what we do,” she said. ABS advertises itself as being “just 40 steps” from the Statehouse.

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