Union County, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to welcome internationally known leadership coach Tony Chatman as keynote speaker for the fourth annual Union County Means Business Networking Breakfast.

The event will be held on Wednesday, February 19 at 8:30 a.m. at the Kean University STEM Building, 1075 Morris Avenue in Union Township and is open to all Union County business owners, managers and entrepreneurs. Breakfast is included and preregistration is required online at ucnj.org/ucmb.

“Mr. Chatman is well known for his ability to connect people with practical, usable knowledge that helps them achieve their goals in business and in life. His focus on diversity and inclusion is especially relevant to our business community, and his background in science and human behavior provides him with unique insights into relationships between people,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

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Tony Chatman has worked with hundreds of corporations and government agencies including the U.S. Secret Service, Chase Bank, Estee Lauder, NOAA and NASA. As a keynote speaker he is known for his passion, stage presence and intensity.

Tony was only the second African American to receive a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University’s prestigious Paper Science and Technology School. While working as a chemical engineer for a Fortune 500 company, he had a life changing interaction with an at-risk youth that inspired him to embrace a new career in the non-profit sector. His work in counseling led him to study human behavior with the intent to understand what makes people tick, excel, and change.

Mr. Chatman delivered his first TEDx talk in 2018 and recently completed his first book, The Force Multiplier: How to Lead Teams Where Everyone Wins.

Union County Means Business is an initiative of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, designed to connect the local business community with hands-on guidance and resources for growth. It began as an initiative of Chairman Mirabella in 2012, and has grown since then to include additional programs.

For more information about the Networking Breakfast and other Union County Means Business programs, visit ucnj.org/ucmb or contact Deana Mesaros by phone at 908-659-7412 or by email at dmesaros@ucnj.org.

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