FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2012
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Natalie Pineiro, 908-527-4035

Second Installment of “Union County Means Business”:
Status of Union County


Union County – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the next session of the Union County Means Business networking breakfast series will be held on Wednesday, March 7 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at Merck, 181 Passaic Avenue, Summit.  Assemblymen Joseph Cryan (D- 20), and Jon Bramnick (R-21), will be special guests.

“This series is a wonderful opportunity to forge new connections with the business community and government agencies that can be beneficial to any business, large or small,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

The Union County Mean Business series, an initiative of Chairman Mirabella, is designed to bring local business owners, prospective owners and managers in contact with government representatives who can help them obtain information about grants, loans, social media, employee recruitment, and other resources.

“These are the people who create new businesses and energize our communities,” Mirabella said. “By sharing these tools they can continue to find new ways to grow.”

The series is open to all persons who own or manage a business in Union County, or who are planning to start a business in Union County.

The second installment in the series will hone in on the state of the economy in Union County, and will feature presentations by James Hughes, Ph.D., of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and Carl E. Van Horn, Ph.D., of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

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.

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