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New Opportunity for Women Business Owners in Union County

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UNION COUNTY, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds women business owners that they may be eligible for discounted loans offered by the Union County Economic Development Corporation.

UCEDC has been named the exclusive New Jersey lending partner for discounted loans available to women-owned businesses, through a grant from the Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program. The program is supported by Bank of America.

“With this generous grant from The Tory Burch Foundation, the pathway to success is open to more women,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “The Freeholder Board is proud to support UCEDC and its mission of helping small businesses grows and thrive in Union County.”

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“Women in Union County contribute a rich diversity of skills and talents to the Union County community,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski. “The loan program is a good opportunity to increase the entrepreneurial impact of women and foster innovation, too.”

The UCEDC loan discount for women-owned businesses is the third time that the non-profit agency has partnered with the Tory Burch Foundation on a loan initiative.

“The Tory Burch partnership has made it possible for Union County’s women entrepreneurs to achieve their vision,” said Maureen Tinan, president of UCEDC. “The Foundation’s enthusiasm and respect for self-starting women have made a real difference in our community.”

The Tory Burch grant will enable UCEDC to offer a two-point discount on loans up to $50,000 for women borrowers. The loan can be used for practically any business purpose, including paying off more expensive debt.

Prospective applicants can start with UCEDC’s online Pre-Qualification Application, or call UCEDC loan officer Mark Leichtling at 908-527-1166 for assistance.

Designer Tory Burch launched her eponymous fashion brand with one small shop in 2004. She established the Tory Burch Foundation in 2009 as a platform for giving back and supporting women entrepreneurs.

For more information about all UCEDC programs visit online at ucedc.com, email info@ucedc.com or call 908-527-1166.

The Freeholder Board has recognized outstanding women in Union County through the long-running Women of Excellence program. In 2016, Chairman Bergen launched a new Union County Office on Women to help more residents connect with resources that enable them to reach their fullest potential at every stage of life.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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Union Public Library: Youth Programs for February

January 21, 2018

UNION, NJ - Looking for something to do with the kids during the long, cold days of February?  

Check out the long list of programs available at the Union Public Library.

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The Springfield Recreation Department announced it is now accepting applications for summer jobs at the Community Pool, Pool Camp, and Chisholm Playground Camp.

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"Black History - the Musical" at Union Public Library

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The Union Public Library is presenting "Black History- the Musical" on Saturday, February 3 at 3 p.m. Created by actress, playwright, and local resident Lisa G. Fleming, this live musical production takes us on a journey through American black history.

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UNION, NJ - Shylehn Ebuenga-Smith has been chosen Union High School’s December Female Athlete of the Month, sponsored by Service Professionals.

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Amanda Ferrigno Makes Coastal Carolina Dean's List

January 20, 2018

CONWAY, SC - Amanda Ferrigno of Union, majoring in communication, was among 2,419 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the Fall Semester 2017 Dean's List.

To qualify for the Dean's List, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average. All students must be enrolled full time.

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The following students from Union have been named to URI's fall 2017 Dean's ...

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EAST STROUDSBURG, PA - Kya' Smith of Union was named to the East Stroudsburg University Fall 2017 Dean's List. Smith is a Freshman majoring in Early Childhood Educ (PreK-4).

Smith was among 1,555 students named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2017 semester of the 2017-2018 academic year, according to Joanne Bruno, J.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs. Students ...

The 2018 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade

January 21, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholders Christopher Hudak, Linda Carter and Angela Garretson presented a check from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to the 2018 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade General Chairwoman Kathleen M. Holmes, Grand Marshal John McPartlan and Parade Adjutant Pam Joyce during the parade committee’s ...

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano’s Celebrates Annual “Three Kings Day” at Trinitas Regional Medical Center

ELIZABETH, NJ – For the eighth consecutive year, the Annual Three Kings Day Celebration was held at Trinitas Regional Medical Center to support the children of the Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Programs.

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano’s background inspired her to bring the Three Kings Day tradition to Trinitas eight years ago. Typically celebrated on Jan. 6, but delayed this ...

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CLARK, NJ — The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office is still investigating the death of Gladys Barrera, the former girlfriend of Fred Terrible, 58, who died on Jan. 3 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound just days after Barrera was killed in Trenton on New Year’s Eve, according to Police Chief Pedro Matos.

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"Pep Boys" To Pay $80,00 Over Allegations of Pricing Violations

January 20, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced that “Pep Boys,” the auto parts and service retail chain, has agreed to revise its business practices and pay $80,000 in order to resolve a lawsuit alleging the chain engaged in merchandise pricing violations and other unfair or deceptive business practices at several retail stores ...

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This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.

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