County of Union Events
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September 20th at Galloping Hill Golf Course

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites local business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs to register for the first annual Union County Means Business Expo scheduled for Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf Course.

“The Business Expo is an expansion of the Union County Means Business initiative designed to connect Union County business and industry,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “Whether you are participating as a vendor or if you are going as an attendee, the Business Expo offers the benefits of an effective networking opportunity in a relaxed environment.”

Offering an outlet for local businesses to showcase their products or services, the trade show Business Expo is an opportunity for local businesses to network with other business leaders, expand their customer base, and generate market awareness.

The Business Expo is the first business to business trade show networking event presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders in conjunction with Union County Means Business (UCMB) through the Union County Workforce Development Board and partnering organizations.

“The Freeholder Board is committed to supporting programs that build partnerships and connect the business community with resources to promote economic development in Union County,” said Chairman Bergen.

In addition to the Freeholder Board, this year’s Union County Means Business Expo partners include The New Jersey Small Business Development Center, Union County Economic Development Corp, Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, Suburban Chamber of Commerce, Kean University, Union County College, and Union Township Chamber of Commerce.

Other Events

How to Become a Vendor for the US Department of Health & Human Services
August 25, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Liberty Hall Corporate Center, 1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083

Organization: UCEDC
Contact: Rogers Ramsey rramsey@ucedc.com (908) 527-1166
Event Fee: Free

Event Description:  This is a free program being offered by UCEDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation that is dedicated to helping New Jersey’s small business community.  The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. 

With 11 operating divisions and over 300 programs, HHS purchases a vast array of services and products from small and disadvantaged businesses. HHS’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization offers a comprehensive outreach program to assist small businesses in identifying and bidding on appropriate contracts.  Attend this free workshop to get started.

To register and for more information, visit https://ucedc.com/event/how-to-become-a-vendor-for-the-us-hhs/

What EPA Buys:  Tips for Doing Business with the EPA
September 15, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Liberty Hall Corporate Center, 1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083

Organization: UCEDC
Contact: Rogers Ramsey rramsey@ucedc.com (908) 527-1166
Event Fee: Free

Event Description:  This is a free program being offered by UCEDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation that is dedicated to helping New Jersey’s small business community.  The EPA’s goal is to award 42% of its contracts to small businesses – are you getting your share of this lucrative market?

This free workshop will walk you through the process of getting started with the EPA and will provide hot tips on smart marketing to EPA buyers. Find out if the EPA is buying what you’re selling and how you can get your proposal noticed.

To register and for more information, visit https://ucedc.com/event/what-epa-buys/

Selling Your Products & Services to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
September 29, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Liberty Hall Corporate Center, 1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083

Organization: UCEDC
Contact: Rogers Ramsey rramsey@ucedc.com (908) 527-1166
Event Fee: Free

Event Description:  This is a free program being offered by UCEDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation that is dedicated to helping New Jersey’s small business community.  The Department of Agriculture’s mission has evolved and touches the lives of the American people each and every day. The department work is felt in every sector of society from food and nutrition; assisting rural communities; conservation; marketing and trade; and education and research.

The department buys a variety of goods and services on a decentralized basis. There are eleven different buying agencies which purchase goods and services for the 29 agencies and staff offices that make up the USDA. To register and for more information, visit https://ucedc.com/event/selling-your-products-and-services-to-the-usda/

How to Get Your Business on the GSA Contract Schedule
October 6, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Liberty Hall Corporate Center, 1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083

Organization: UCEDC
Contact: Rogers Ramsey rramsey@ucedc.com (908) 527-1166
Event Fee: Free

Event Description:  This is a free program being offered by UCEDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation that is dedicated to helping New Jersey’s small business community.  Learn how to get your company listed as a prequalified General Services Administration (GSA) vendor to the hundreds of federal, state and local government agencies that purchase goods and services.  This workshop will give you the practical information you need to get on a schedule and start winning contracts.  You’ll learn:

  • How to begin the process of getting a Federal Supply Schedule. 
  • Which schedule is right for you? 
  • How to decipher the terms and conditions of a Federal Supply Schedule.

To register and for more information, visit https://ucedc.com/event/get-business-on-gsa-contract-schedule/

How to Do Business with the US Department of Transportation
October 27, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Liberty Hall Corporate Center, 1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083

Organization: UCEDC
Contact: Rogers Ramsey rramsey@ucedc.com (908) 527-1166
Event Fee: Free

Event Description:  This is a free program being offered by UCEDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation that is dedicated to helping New Jersey’s small business community.  The DOT’s mission is to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

The DOT spends over $1 billion annually on products and services provided by small businesses.  Learn how you can get started at this free briefing. To register and for more information, visit https://ucedc.com/event/business-us-department-transportation/

Getting Your Business Bonded:  The Steps You Need to Take
November 17, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Liberty Hall Corporate Center, 1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083

Organization: UCEDC
Contact: Rogers Ramsey rramsey@ucedc.com (908) 527-1166
Event Fee: Free

Event Description:  This is a free program being offered by UCEDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation that is dedicated to helping New Jersey’s small business community.  Bonded and insured.  You’ve probably seen this phrase printed on business cards and in online and newspaper advertisements for all kind of businesses.  But what exactly is bonding? And is getting bonded something that’s critical for your business?  There are many things to consider in managing a business, and it’s crucial that all business owners know what bonds are needed to operate legally and protect their business. 

This free workshop is designed to provide insight and practical guidance for getting your business bonded, helping to make you are in compliance with all legal requirements.  To register and for more information, visit https://ucedc.com/event/getting-your-business-bonded/

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