FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 3, 2013
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Natalie Pineiro, 908-527-4035


Registration Now Open for Wine, Women and Wealth- a Part of Union County Women Mean Business


Union County –Building on the success of the first ever Union County Women Mean Business Summit, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the addition of a second women’s event titled Wine, Women and Wealth. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 17th from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Galloping Hill in Kenilworth.

“The Freeholder Board is proud to be sponsoring, in conjunction with Union Center Bank, an event of such high relevance for the women of Union County,” said Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter. “Women have unique financial needs and as a result learning good financial planning is a risk management strategy for the future.”

Where the Union County Women Mean Business Summit focused on women in the business world, the Wine, Women and Wealth program is geared towards teaching women the principles of personal financial success with seminars like “The 7 Deadly Mistakes of Social Security,” and “#SNSL: Save Now, Succeed Later.”

Geared towards teaching women to the benefits of financial planning at an earlier in life, “#SNSL: Save Now, Succeed Later” focuses on topics like:

  • Understanding financial objectives and risk tolerance
  • Setting long term financial goals
  • Developing a financial plan
  • Measuring asset allocation strategies
  • Interest rate lows and alternative opportunities

While “The 7 Deadly Mistakes of Social Security” will focus on areas of interest to older audiences like:

  • Understanding the Value of Social Security
  • The Solvency of Social Security
  • When to Begin Taking Benefits
  • Working and Receiving Benefits
  • Maximizing Benefits
  • Spousal Benefits
  • Survivor Benefits
  • The Taxation of Social Security

Participants will be able to choose their preferred wealth seminar and also enjoy a wine lesson and tasting as well as a networking cocktail reception featuring hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

To register, visit http://ucnj.org/ucmb, or contact the County Manager’s office at 908-527-4200. There is a $25 registration fee, and pre-registration is required.

The Wine, Women and Wealth seminar is being co-sponsored by Union Center Bank and is part of the Union County Women Mean Business, and the Union County Means Business Networking Series’. Programs are sponsored by the Board of Chosen Freeholders 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.

The wine tasting portion of the Wine, Women and Wealth program is being sponsored by Gallo Wines and Mionetto Wines.

For additional information on the Women’s Summit or the Union County Means Business Series, please visit www.ucnj.org/UCMeansBusiness.