UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County business owners and managers are invited to attend “Union County Means Green,” a free breakfast networking session and seminar with leading companies designed to share new green strategies for attracting customers and boosting the bottom line. The event is scheduled for Monday, March 7, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at the Donald R. Conklin Conference Center at the Kean University STEM building, 1000 Morris Avenue in Union Township.

Union County Means Business is free but pre-registration is required online at ucnj.org/ucmb.

“The Union County economy is growing, and part of that growth is being fueled by a commitment to sustainability, including waste reduction, renewable energy and smart growth,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “If you own or manage a business in Union County, I encourage you to come to the seminar and learn how you can engage with this new trend while helping your business grow.”

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Union County Means Green provides an opportunity to meet and hear from representatives with leading companies in the sustainability field including Covanta Energy, which is sponsoring the event in partnership with the Freeholder Board, Office Depot, Cox Printers of Linden, state-based community partners such as the New Jersey Sustainable Business Registry and Rutgers University, and other experts in waste management, stormwater management, green purchasing, and more.

Municipal agencies, non-profits and other civic groups are also encouraged to attend.

“Leading employers in Union County and beyond have been deploying green strategies to improve their operations and appeal to today’s customers,” said Bergen. “This is a great opportunity to learn from experienced members of the business community and other stakeholders.”

Union County Means Green includes an informal breakfast networking session, two panel discussions, and time for more networking after the panels. Informational displays by businesses and community partners are also included.

Union County Means Green is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, sponsored by Covanta Energy as part of the Freeholder Board’s ongoing Union County Means Business series. For more information visit ucnj.org/ucmb or email the Union County Office of Public Information, info@ucnj.org.

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