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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2003
CONTACT: Tom McLaughlin
Office of University Relations
908-737-NEWS (6397)
E-mail: news@kean.edu

Kean University Offers Certification Workshop for Small-Business Owners

UNION, N.J. – The Small Business Development Center of Kean University will present a free seminar titled Certifications: Federal and State Procurement Programs, on Wednesday, August 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the school’s East Campus, Room 158 A, 215 North Avenue, Hillside, N.J.

Madeline Britman, director of procurement programs for the New Jersey Small Business Development Center, will be on hand to show attendees the requirements, procedures and benefits of both federal and state certification programs. The federal programs covered include 8(a), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone. The state certification and registration programs include those for Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBE).

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Union County Economic Development Corporation. Special arrangements for people with disabilities can be made upon request. Be sure to bring business cards and brochures for networking purposes.

For further information or to register for the workshop, please contact Irene Schmidt at (908) 737-5950.