FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Tuesday January 17, 2012
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tina Casey, 908-527-4346

Union County Offers Free New Series to Help Local Businesses


Union County, NJIf you own or manage a business in Union County, or if you are planning to start one, be sure to come to the free Union County Means Business networking breakfast series. The series is designed to help business owners learn about grants, loans, social media, employee recruitment, and other resources that can help them grow and succeed.

The kickoff session will feature Caren S. Franzini, CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. It will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the Kean University STEM Building, 1000 Morris Avenue in Union Township.

All sessions are free but pre-registration is required by visiting the Union County website at http://ucnj.org/UCMeansBusiness or call 908-527-4200.

“We wanted to start right out of the box in 2012 with a program that helps our local businesses connect with all of the resources at their disposal,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Mirabella. “By coming to our breakfast networking sessions, you can meet directly with people who can help you get to the information you need.”

Union County Means Business, an initiative of Chairman Alexander Mirabella, is designed to provide Union County businesses with information that can help them increase productivity and achieve profitability.

The series is sponsored by the Freeholder Board in partnership with the Union County Alliance, Union County Economic Development Corporation, Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, Suburban Chambers of Commerce, Union Township Chamber of Commerce, Kean University, and Union County College.

“All business owners and managers are welcome to the series, but we are especially reaching out to those who are feeling overwhelmed by some of the obstacles in their path,” said Mirabella. “We want this to be a welcoming experience where everyone can come to learn and grow together.”

All Union County Means Business breakfast networking sessions are open to owners and managers of businesses in Union County, and to prospective owners who are considering starting a business in Union County. Union County residency is not required.

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