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Networking Seminar for Union County Women in Business and Non-Profit Sectors


Union County, NJ – Women who own or manage a business in Union County, or who run a non-profit organization, are invited to attend the fourth annual Union County Women Mean Business summit on Wednesday May 25, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth.

This year’s event promises to help attendees expand their circle of influence by creating new, powerful relationships with diverse and interesting businesswomen. while learning about relevant topics such as Art of the Ask, Turning Your Passion Into Profits and Uncovering Your Female Genius.

“Women represent fully half of the energy and talent in the Union County community, and this year’s seminar is designed to help more women realize their full potential, in the non-profit sector as well as in the public and private sectors,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “We are looking forward to an exciting and rewarding event.”

Union County Women Mean Business is sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders with the generous support of Diamond Level Sponsor ConnectOne Bank, a sponsor since the inception of the event.

“Female leaders are vital to the growth and development of our local communities and we are proud to once again partner with the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Union County Women Mean Business,” said Elizabeth Magennis, EVP & Chief Lending Officer of ConnectOne Bank.

Other sponsors include KemperSports, Southwest, Winning Strategies Washington, Pitman Mindas Grossman Lee & Moore, P.C., and Suplee, Clooney & Company. Additional event sponsors may be announced shortly.

The special guest speaker will be Debra Vizzi, President and CEO of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Since its founding in 1982, the non-profit organization and its partner charities have distributed 600 million pounds of food valued at approximately $1 billion.

Union County Women Mean Business began as an initiative of Freeholder Linda Carter, when she chaired the Freeholder Board in 2013. It is intended to help women in business build foundational skills and form strong networks across the business, government, and nonprofit sectors.

Tickets are $40.00 per person in advance. Pre-registration is required. The fee includes the full program, lunch, networking cocktail hour (cash bar), and prize opportunities including round trip air fare. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to help support the Food Bank.

For more details about the program and to pre-register online visit

Businesses interested in sponsorships may contact the Union County Department of Economic Development at 908-659-7412.

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