FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 1, 2014

Networking Opportunity for Union County Businesswomen

Jill Johnson is featured speaker at 2014 UCWMB Summit.

Union County, NJ – The Union County Women Mean Business (UCWMB) Summit returns for the second year this spring.  The program offers networking opportunities and workshops designed to help women develop strategies that can help them succeed in today’s challenging business environment

The 2014 UCWMB Summit will be held on Wednesday May 28, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Galloping Hill, at Union County’s public Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth. Online registration is open now at ucnj2.org/business.

“The UCWMB Summit is a unique opportunity for women in our business community to network with their peers while gaining new insights into resources that can foster their professional growth and development,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak. “Last year’s event was a tremendous success and this year, thanks to our sponsors, we have set the bar even higher.”

For a registration fee of $35 the 2014 UCWMB Summit includes workshops and seminars on organizational strategies, personal branding, financial management, crowd funding, and the benefits of volunteerism.

The registration fee also includes lunch and a chance to win prizes including roundtrip airline tickets. The first 15 registrants will have the opportunity to meet with a personal coach for a free mini coaching session.

The featured speaker for the 2014 Summit is Jill Johnson, CEO of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL) and Workshop in Business Opportunities, a long-running organization that supports aspiring entrepreneurs in underserved communities.

Prior to launching IFEL Ms. Johnson’s career in the business sector spanned 22 years including experience as a financial analyst for Goldman, Sachs & Co. as well as publishing, strategic business planning, and fundraising.

In her leadership of IFEL, Ms. Johnson has won contracts with the New Jersey Department of Labor, the Newark Urban Enterprise Zone and the Rutgers Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development to provide entrepreneurial training and support services.

The Union County Women Mean Business Summit is sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Union Center National Bank, Atlantic Health System, KemperSports, TaylorMade, Winning Strategies Washington and Southwest Airlines. The Union County Means Business Series is offered in partnership with the Union County Alliance, Union County Economic Development Corp., Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, Suburban Chambers of Commerce, Union Township Chamber of Commerce, Kean University, and Union County College.

For online registration and more details, including information about the Union County Means Business networking series, visit ucnj2.org/business or call 908-527-4103.

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