The Central Region of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO), the Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce, and Investors Bank are holding a Networking Lunch & Learn for Business Women and Women Business Owners from 11:30am to 1:00pm on March 23 at Investors Bank, 151 Pierce Street, Somerset, New Jersey 08873. The event will feature a panel discussion on financial issues for women in business. Proceeds from the event will benefit Sister2Sister, a 501(c)(3) breast cancer survivorship organization located in Somerset.

The panelists and their topics include Robert Jordan, branch manager at Investors Bank in Somerset, Financial Resources for Business Women; Juanita Painson, president of the Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce, Growing Your Network to Grow Your Net Worth; and Jill Cooley, financial advisor with Prudential in East Hanover and NJAWBO Central Region membership coordinator, Insight into Social Security. The panel facilitator is Bertha Robinson, NJAWBO Central Region leadership team chair and owner of Star One Professional Services, of Somerset.

There will be plenty of time for exchanging business cards and networking. The event fee is $10. Space is limited. Register online by 3/21/18 at

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NJAWBO hosts monthly networking events in each of its six regions. The Central Region is generally comprised of business owners from Somerset, Hunterdon, and Mercer Counties. The region’s events are open to members and other entrepreneurs and business owners from across the state. For more information about this event, contact Silvia Papini, 908-342-1550,

Founded in 1978, the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) is the longest-standing, statewide organization of women business owners in New Jersey. Its primary objective is to encourage and support business ownership by women, provide a legislative voice for the interests of women-owned businesses, and offer leadership, professional development, and networking opportunities for business owners. NJAWBO provides women business owners the opportunity to develop as leaders while serving on committees and boards, interacting with business owners at region and state levels, and ultimately putting their well-honed leadership skills to use in their businesses as well as within the organization. For further information about NJAWBO, visit