The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to support LGBTQ and ally business owners and entrepreneurs at the 2019 “Out For Business” Breakfast presented by the New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by PSEG, this Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Galloping Hill Golf Course from 8:00 AM until 12:00 Noon.

Tickets are still available through the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce at https://bit.ly/2kudGaG.

“This Freeholder Board is proud to support the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce to bring together our diverse community of business owners and entrepreneurs to network and increase their capacity in our community,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski.

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The 2019 “Out for Business” Breakfast will focus on achieving success after LGBTBE (LGBT Business Enterprise) Certification.  Guests will have the opportunity to meet other professionals and hear success stories from LGBTBE certified business owners. For those LGBT business owners who are not yet certified, there will be an opportunity to learn how to become a certified LGBT Business Enterprise via the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

The scheduled speakers represent New Jersey government, the New Jersey corporate sector, and workplace diversity. Guests will hear from Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski and Danni Newbury, coordinator of Union County’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs.

“As corporate America becomes more diversified, this event offers a great opportunity for LGBTQ business owners and entrepreneurs to learn strategies to access business to business opportunities and strengthen networks to meet their business goals,” said Freeholder Rebecca Williams, liaison to the Union County LGBTQ Ad Hoc Committee. 

To succeed in business today requires strategic focus, the vision to see and then seize opportunities when they arise and a strong, accessible network of contacts. As an Affiliate Chamber of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, it is The NJ LGBT Chamber’s mission to bring together chamber members and allies with resources from across the business spectrum.

The NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce “Out For Business” Breakfast event is sponsored by PSEG along with support from NJ LGBT Chamber founding sponsor BCB Bank and additional partnership with Office Depot, Out In Jersey Magazine, Constant Contact.

Union County’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, under the Department of Economic Development, was established by the Freeholder Board in 2018 and is the first and only county government office of its kind in the State of New Jersey.

The Office of LGBTQ Affairs provides a platform for leadership and collaboration to support equality, and serves as a catalyst for advocacy, awareness and action on current and emerging issues that impact the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals.

For more information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, contact Danni Newbury, Coordinator, at 908-527-4742 or dnewbury@ucnj.org or visit ucnj.org/LGBTQ.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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