FLEMINGTON, N.J. - Gene McAllister will be the guest speaker when the Small Biz Networking Meetup has its monthly gathering on Dec. 18.

McAllister is the President and CEO of Investigative Screening Solutions and will speak about employment background screening, the importance of doing background checks, and the laws and procedures that need to be followed.

McAllister founded his company in 2013 after retiring from a 26-year career in law enforcement.

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The Small Biz Networking Meetup was founded by Julie Parker more than nine years ago and consists of more than 400 members. It  promotes networking with other local business owners, and helps in acquiring new business and referrals.

The group meets the third Tuesday of each month, from noon to 2 p.m. at Al Fresco’s Restaurant, in the Shoppes of Flemington across from Home Goods. The cost is $18 and includes lunch.

The group also provides a resource table with business cards, flyers and product displays.

You can register and RSVP online, or email Parker.