NJ Senator Diane Allen installs EPP’s Unger on NAWBO SJ Board of Directors

Mt. Laurel, NJ – June 2005 – On June 21, 2005 at The Doubletree Hotel in Mt. Laurel, NJ, members of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO®), South Jersey Chapter installed Eileen Unger, Treasurer. Eileen, a founding partner of Emergency Preparedness Partnerships and the Executive Director of the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association, is also a member of the New Jersey Utilities Association and the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey.

As the Treasurer, Eileen will provide overall fiscal management for NAWBO® South Jersey as the Chapter expands in the coming year. “Our major initiative for the coming year is to reach more women in our vital marketplace and offer NAWBO® South Jersey as the #1 Resource for Women Business Owners in southern New Jersey. Our goal is to expand the opportunities for women entrepreneurs doing business in South Jersey,” said Eileen.

Eileen Unger, a graduate of Rutgers University – College of Engineering and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, has been dedicated toward building business in the engineering and emergency preparedness field throughout her career of over 25 years to Fortune 500 Companies, United Engineers and Constructors, Bechtel Construction and Conectiv. Eileen launched her own business, Emergency Preparedness Partnerships, 5 years ago. “Our primary goal is to help our clients plan, prepare for and mitigate the disruptions caused by severe storms, hazards and other critical incidents efficiently, with minimum risk, and with a high regard for the potential impact on their customers, their facilities and their employees. Our company goals are consistent with the efforts of the NAWBO SJ organization,” commented Eileen.

Senator Diane Allen presented Eileen with a Certificate honoring the South Jersey Chapter of NAWBO®. “The Chapter has been dedicated to encouraging, supporting, and educating women who own and operate businesses, strengthening the wealth-creating capacity of its members, promoting economic development, creating innovative and effective changes in the business culture, building strategic alliances, coalition and affiliations and serving as a collective voice on public policy issues that impact members’ business…”

According to an analysis by the Center for Women’s Business Research, the latest Census Bureau data shows that nearly half of all privately held U.S. firms are owned by women and are growing faster than the national average of private firms. Women business owners have the same questions and needs as their male counterparts but seek resources through a variety of support networks.

For more information on Diane Allen and NAWBO South Jersey’s calendar of events, visit http://nawbosouthjersey.org/. NAWBO® South Jersey serves the needs of women business owners in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, Atlantic, Cape May counties and portions of Mercer County. The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO®) is a national chapter-based organization that is committed to empowering, encouraging and developing women-owned businesses. NAWBO® has 80 chapters nationally, which provide business contacts, information, leadership opportunities and training, public policy advocacy, community service and mentoring to women business owners.

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