Trenton Business Week News

October 2, 2017

Mercer County Clerk Press Release

The County Clerk's office issued the following press release about their session on October 18th during Trenton Business Week.  Please visit for details and to register for this free program.


Contact Information:
Paula Sollami Covello
Mercer County Clerk 609-989-6465 *

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017


October is the month of Trenton Business Week, which this year the Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello will be participating in with an informational session at Trenton City Hall on the small business services offered through the Office of the Mercer County Clerk. This small business service informational session is a partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the Trenton Office of Economic Development and will take place at 2:00pm on Wednesday, October 18th in the Trenton City Hall Annex first floor Conference Room.

Registration of small business names and the swearing in of notary publics are among the business services offered by the Mercer County Clerk’s Office. Small business registration, while not legally required, will protect the name of your business against all competitors. Furthermore, if another person is trying to operate under the same business name, the party that registered the name of his or her business is the rightful owner. Moreover, banks generally require all businesses to register a trade name before they will allow the owners to open a business checking account. In recent years, many local banks have been making this a firm requirement.

In her informational session on October 18th, the Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello will go over how small business registration differs from incorporating a business, how to register a business, and the benefits from doing so, in addition to providing an overview of the other services, including Passport application processing and the process of becoming a Notary. A small business owner can take advantage of these all through the Office of the Mercer County Clerk. The County Clerk’s business informational session will be immediately followed by the Trenton City Clerk’s informational session on Business Permits and Procurement.

Interested attendees are encouraged to pre-register at:

All filings and registrations can be done by visiting the Office of the Mercer County Clerk at 240 West State Street, 6th Floor, in Trenton during regular business hours. We are also open late on Wednesday evenings until 6:45, for your convenience. For more details on small business trade names, please visit our website at and then click on County Clerk and then Office Services.


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