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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2004
CONTACT: Tom McLaughlin
Office of University Relations
908-737-6397
E-mail: tmclaugh@kean.edu

Kean Offers Certification Program 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 Friday, February 6, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Community Education Center, 209 West Second Street in Plainfield, 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 PNC Bank. 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 Tyra Addison at (908) 737-5950.