WEST WINDSOR – From surviving the Holocaust to the establishment of a nationwide wholesale company, a local entrepreneur will tell her story during a lecture at Mercer County Community College (MCCC).
“The American Dream is Alive and Well” will be the subject of a lecture by Marion Zeiger at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 11 in the Communications Building, Room 109. Her talk is part of the college’s Distinguished Lecture Series at the West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road, and is free and open to the public.
Zeiger was born in Germany in 1937 in the midst of Nazi terror. She was fortunate enough to escape that horror and arrive in the U.S. in 1940, and would marry Holocaust survivor Shelley Zeiger in 1959. They built businesses, domestic and internationally, while raising a family. Marion Zeiger will draw on her life lessons from the last 50 years in business, starting with “Home Selling Parties” in Trenton, which has since grown into a nationally-recognized wholesaler of imported gifts and collectibles from Europe. Says Marion Zeiger: “The American Dream is alive and well. Believe in yourself. Dream your special dream. Perceive it, believe it, achieve it.”
In 2014, the Zeiger family established the Shelley Zeiger Memorial Scholarship Fund to benefit MCCC students studying business.
For more information on MCCC’s Distinguished Lecture Series, call (609) 570-3324 or visit www.mccc.edu/events.
Entrepreneur Marion Zeiger will deliver the Distinguished Lecture at Mercer County Community College on Nov.11.