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“Union County Means Business” Will Explore the Ins and Outs of Government Contracts

All business owners and managers in Union County are welcome to attend the fifth session of Union County Means Business, a series of free networking breakfasts. The upcoming session, titled “Public/Private Partnerships,” will provide guidance on how to do business with government agencies.

“We expect another great turnout for this session, because many Union County businesses provide goods and services that could be used by local, state and federal agencies,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “If you have never done business with a government agency before, this is a good opportunity to get familiar with the basics.”

Union County Means Business is one of Chairman Mirabella’s 2012 initiatives, designed to connect Union County businesses with government resources and information that can help them grow. Previous networking breakfast sessions have included workforce development, financing, and expert insights into the Union County economy.

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Along with receiving an enthusiastic response from the business community, the networking sessions have sparked the creation of additional resources including the ucnj.org/ucmeansbusiness website, the Union County Means Business online newsletter and the recently opened Union County College Means Business Career Center.

The Union County Economic Development Corporation has also introduced a special discount loan program for qualified businesses. Information about this program is available at ucedc.com/unioncounty.

The upcoming Public/Private Partnerships session is scheduled for Wednesday, September 5 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. This session will be held at the Holiday Inn at 36 Valley Road in Clark (formerly Crowne Plaza), which is also sponsoring the event.

All Union County Means Business sessions are free but pre-registration is required. To register visit ucnj.org/ucmeansbusiness or call the County Manager’s office, 908-527-4200.

Union County Means Business is a collaborative effort that includes the Union County Alliance, Union County Economic Development Corporation, Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, Suburban Chamber of Commerce, Union County College, Kean University Small Business Development Center, and the Union Township Chamber of Commerce.

 

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