NEW PROVIDENCE – All business owners and managers in Union County are welcome to attend a free seminar titled “21st Century Business: Navigating Technology and Social Media.” The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at NJ Sharing Network in New Providence. It is the sixth and final session this year in the popular Union County Means Business free networking breakfast series.
All Union County Means Business sessions are free but pre-registration is required. To register for the 21st Century Business session or to get more information, visit ucnj.org/ucmeansbusiness, or call the County Manager’s office at 1-908-527-4200.
“Since its inception, Union County Means Business has been met with an enthusiastic response from the public and private sectors, growing far beyond our original expectations,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “This next session promises to be a particularly interesting one and I encourage all members of the business community to attend.”
Union County Means Business was initiated last January by Mirabella with the goal of helping local businesses learn to connect with government resources.
The initiative 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.
The upcoming session is designed to help local businesses learn to use new media technologies more effectively, especially social media.
Previous sessions have covered workforce development, financing, and doing business with government agencies.
The networking sessions have sparked the creation of additional resources including the ucnj.org/ucmeansbusiness website, the free Union County Means Business online newsletter and the recently opened Union County College Means Business Career Center.
Earlier this year the Union County Economic Development Corporation also introduced a temporary discount called the Union County Means Business Loan Initiative for qualified businesses, and it has begun a new Small Business Line of Credit program for Union County businesses. More information is available at ucedc.com/unioncounty.
NJ Sharing Network is located at 691 Central Avenue in New Providence.
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