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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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Summer Life Guard Job Opportunity in Union County

April 10, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Summer lifeguard positions are available at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool at Rahway River Park in Rahway.

“Union County’s Ulrich Pool provides our youth and adult summer job seekers with an opportunity to enjoy working outdoors in the fresh air all summer long while sharpening valuable life skills including leadership, ...

Why We Keep Kosher

Why We Keep Kosher

This week's parshah, Shemini, introduces the Torah's dietary laws. Animals must chew their cud and have split hooves to be kosher, fish need fins and scales, and a list of forbidden fowl is enumerated.

To those of us in Jewish education, it is a continuing source of disappointment that so many Jews still believe the kosher laws to be outdated.

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 21, 2018

Dear Editor:

After Bruce Patterson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County Freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting Freeholder, I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered.

At the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union ...

Helping Teenagers Deal with Prom Night Stress

April 18, 2018

Prom can be one of the most exciting times for your teenager but at the same time one of the most stressful. 

It can also be very stressful for parents as they prepare themselves to accept that their teenager is graduating and soon going away to school, while planning a weekend away after prom night. Going to the Shore for the weekend or somewhere overnight has become more of the ...

Congregation Beth Israel to Hold Open House For Prospective Members

April 23, 2018

Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will hold an open house for prospective members on Sunday, May 6, from 10:45 a.m. until noon. Prospective congregants will have the opportunity to tour the synagogue and its Religious School and to meet Congregation Beth Israel’s leadership. 

The open house will take place during the Religious School’s end-of-year celebration.

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