Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 20, 2018

Network with Local Businesses at Third Annual Union County Means Business Expo

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invite those wishing to network and/or grow their business to attend the 2018 Union County Means Business Expo being held at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle on Wednesday, September 26 from 5 pm to 7:30 pm.

“The Business Expo is designed to help local attendees, businesses and entrepreneurs build their networks and create new opportunities to help make the most effective possible impact when it comes to outreach and economic growth,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “Whether you are participating as a vendor or an attendee, the Business Expo offers opportunities for all.”

The Expo enables attendees to network with other business leaders, and develop new contacts. The event also provides a chance for local businesses to showcase their products and services to attendees.

Registration is available now for individual attendees at ucnj.org/union-county-means-business.

Admission for attendees is free.

The Expo now features over 70 businesses within and outside Union County. The Expo features a wide range of businesses and entrepreneurs of every size and variety. The list includes: service providers, retailers, banks, insurance, real estate, technology, consulting, marketing, legal, accounting, health, education, nonprofits and government agencies.  A variety of chambers of commerce are also attending along with municipal and county government representatives.

The Expo will feature team building demonstrations provided by the Warinanco Sports Center and the Learning Center at Galloping Hill. There will be an array of raffle prizes for attendees to win,  not only at every exhibitor table but also Visa Gift Cards as a grand prize.  There will also be a “passport/autograph” competition where if attendees get their program signed by every vendor, it enters them into a special contest.

The Expo also offers a complimentary food tasting featuring the event menu available at the Warinanco Sports Center.  The menu includes: Roasted Pork Shoulder, Caribbean Rice with Pigeon Peas, Paella Valenciana,  Boneless Chicken Wings, Thai Chili Sauce Swedish Meatballs, Mini Quesadillas, Pigs in a Blanket,  Vegetable Quiche, Hummus with Pita Platters, and Crudités. 

To view the program, as well as video and photos of past Union County Means Business Expos, visit ucnj.org/union-county-means-business/expo.

Union County Means Business is an economic development initiative of the Freeholder Board with the support of community partners including the New Jersey Small Business Development Center, the Union County Economic Development Corporation, the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, the Suburban Chamber of Commerce, Kean University, Union County College, Union Township Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce, Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce, UC HERO and the New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

Union County Means Business began as an initiative of Freeholder Alexander Mirabella in 2012, helping local entrepreneurs regain their footing after the global financial crash of 2008.

For more information about Union County Means Business, visit ucnj.org/ucmb or contact Deana Mesaros at 908-659-7412 or dmesaros@ucnj.org.

Please see photo attached and video link…https://youtu.be/Oj_Vp5CXgec

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