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Union Catholic's 4th Annual Business Networking Luncheon Scheduled for April 24

WCBS 880's Joe Connolly Credits: John Mooney
The fourth annual Union Catholic Business Networking Luncheon, is scheduled for April 24. The event will be moderated by WCBS Newsradio 880 Business Reporter Joe Connolly. Credits: Jim Lambert
WCBS 880 AM business reporter Joe Connolly Credits: YouTube

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic High School will host its fourth annual Business Networking Luncheon on Tuesday, April 24, at the Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains. The program will feature a panel discussion and will be moderated by Joe Connolly, a WCBS Newsradio 880 Business Reporter.

Here is a look at each of the three panelists who are scheduled to be part of this great event. 

Doug Christensen, President & CEO, Trihawk Capital, Red Bank, NJ

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After 20 years working in New York and London for firms such as UBS, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and Barclays, Doug launched Trihawk Capital in Red Bank. Now one year old, the start-up offers services that help deliver financing for businesses, commercial real estate transactions and investment banking debt and equity transactions. The company helps clients prepare for funding and secures it through traditional banks, hedge funds, private equity, family offices and alternative lenders. Doug is licensed with a Series 7 & 63 – Financial Securities License. Having played basketball at St. Peter’s Boys High School and the University of Scranton, Doug continues to play ball. He also volunteers his time at the Little Silver Firehouse and as a basketball coach.

Jaclyn Civins, Owner, Evalyn Dunn Gallery, Westfield, NJ

Jaclyn Dunn Civins has grown Evalyn Dunn Gallery, currently celebrating its 60th anniversary, from a small family business into a New Jersey institution. With her keen eye for fine art and exquisite custom framing for any project, Jaclyn expanded the gallery's product and service offerings to include jewelry, art glass, Judaica, corporate office design, custom mirrors, restoration, and consulting. Voted Best Art Gallery in New Jersey annually since 2014, Evalyn Dunn Gallery has become a platform, online and in-store, for both renowned and burgeoning artists, as it continues to host artist exhibitions, charity events, and more from its Westfield location.

Terry Viney, President, The Plus Factor in Your Business, Westfield, NJ

With 30 years’ experience in sales and marketing in the U.S. and Europe, Terry founded The Plus Factor to help successful people become more successful, more quickly. An award-winning speaker and Distinguished Toastmaster, Terry has served as President for three leading Toastmaster Clubs in NJ. The Plus Factor conducts workshops on personal growth and business strategies, and also provides executive coaching. Terry speaks on many topics, but his current theme is helping business people to hone networking skills that get results, and to use public speaking to promote their business. By utilizing the power of clarity in business communication, business people can quickly share the value of their goods or services.

The UCBNL Program – April 24, 2018

11:00 a.m. Business Networking
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. Panel Discussion followed by question and answer session

Event Sponsors
Bus Stop Repair Shop, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Mass Mutual Financial Group, Shackamaxon Country Club, The Showcase Magazines, Two River Community Bank
Union Catholic High School, and WCBS News Radio.

This special event is open to the public. Tickets are $37 apiece. Purchase tickets at

To sponsor or for further information, contact Susan Dyckman, Union Catholic’s Director of Development, at (908) 889-1600 ext. 309 or at

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