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B.I.G. Presents "How to Be a Better Risk Taker"

The Chatham/Madison Pod of Believe, Inspire,Grow (B.I.G.) invites area women to hear Business Success Coach Julie Harris of Riverbend Coaching talk about “How to Be a Better Risk Taker.”  Ms. Harris will explain how each of us can learn to take a conscious approach to risk-taking that will align our actions with our stated intentions.

B.I.G. offers women in the community an educational, support and relationship building network. B.I.G. is always open to new members, including women who are currently in transition, stay-at-home moms who are now considering career options, women who have a business idea and would like help putting it to action, or women who are already running a business and could use the help and support of other smart women. B.I.G. has been growing rapidly since its inception in 2009, with 1,200 members in 6 states.

Women in the local community are invited to attend B.I.G.'s monthly meetings. “B.I.G. is a place where women can connect with other women in a supportive environment and encourage each other's goals. Over the past two years, I have seen women make strong connections, and support each other to achieve amazing things,” says Donna Leyens, President of Provendus Group and leader of the Chatham/Madison Pod.

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Each B.I.G. meeting covers a specific topic, and either has a guest speaker and time for attendees to network, or features a member discussion session. Meetings cover various topics such as "The Art of Negotiation," "Building your Brand" and "Demystifying Social Media."

"You can't help but feel inspired when you're in a room full of women who openly share their ideas, their fears, their dreams and their success stories," said Leyens.

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Free Public Panel Will Explore Sexual Assault and Consent

April 20, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the public to attend a panel discussion on sexual assault and consent on Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. in Room N-4 at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford. The panel will feature a question and answer session.

The panel discussion is intended to raise awareness about sexual assault and consent in ...

Annual Fishing Derby Returns to Oakwood Park on Saturday, April 28

Mark your calendars!  The annual Fishing Derby returns to Oakwood Park Saturday, April 28th, rain or shine, from 8:00 – 11:00am.  Co-sponsored by New Providence P.B.A. Local #132 and New Providence Recreation, this family favorite event is one of the borough’s “signs of spring”!

Bring your rod, reel & bait to fish for trout of varying sizes stocked in ...

Free Living History Event Showcases World War I Centennial

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents and visitors to experience battlefield life as a World War I American Salvation Army volunteer, featuring Ms. Laurie MacDonald-Gaulke, actress and storyteller, in a special free presentation of “Doughnuts for Doughboys: A Salvation Army Lassie in France.”

Doughnuts for Doughboys takes place on Tuesday, April 25 at ...

Thank You, St. Joseph's Volunteers

April 16, 2018

Thank You from St. Joseph Social Service Center

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we would like to express our gratitude to the countless volunteers that serve the poor and homeless at St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth (  Whether you make a sandwich, collect toiletries, tutor in the job program, make soup, wrap Christmas gifts, donate food, ...

New Providence Borough Council to Cultivate Relationships with County Officials

April 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Councilman Robert Robinson touted the importance of personal relationships with Union County representatives at the Monday, April 9 council meeting.

Union County Freeholders Angel Estrada and Bette Jane Kowalski attended the Street Smart campaign kick-off event prior to the meeting providing the council members with the opportunity to chat face-to-face with the two ...

Chatham Township Committee Unanimously Adopts Ordinance to Ban Marijuana Retail Sales; Cannabis Advocates Disagree

April 13, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter began the new year by pledging to oppose Gov. Phil Murphy's plan to legalize the recreational use of marijuana and Thursday night he followed through by voting to adopt an ordinance that prohibits "marijuana cultivation, production testing, manufacturing facilities and retail stores' in the township.

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