Township News

Posted on: March 14, 2018

Union Announces Award Recipients for 2018 Women’s Month Celebration


The Mayor and Committee of the Township of Union are proud to announce the award recipients of their 3rd Annual Women’s History Month Celebration themed “A Celebration of Local She-roes.” The event is set to take place on Monday, March 26th at 6:30 p.m. at Galloping Hill Caterers, located at 1085 Galloping Hill Rd.

Being recognized are:

  • She-roe in Business: Sharon Patel, Patel Printing
  • She-roe for the Environment: Adrienne Miller Kubicz
  • Community She-roe: Ernestine Frye, Union Township Community Action Organization
  • She-roe in Education: Kim Conti, Director of Special Services 
  • She-roe in Training: Dasia Edmonds, DasiaVu Books

“Each one of these women has made a positive impact on our community and we’re proud to recognize them this year,” said Suzette Cavadas, Mayor.

The event will also feature a Keynote speech by Janet Davis, owner of Jade Jamaican Grill and a workshop by Tara Marcus of Dillon Marcus Executive Retreats. Just added to the program is an additional workshop on Personal Brand Building by Denise Wilkerson of Abounding Women Community Outreach, Inc.

Davis is known for being tapped to cater the 2016 Democratic National Convention and the 2017 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York. She has made numerous appearances on NBC and FOX television, and has been featured in the Philadelphia Tribune and Catering Magazine.

Marcus is the creator of the highly acclaimed Unleashing Women program that encourages women to become more intentional about their career goals, their leadership style, and their lives. Her workshop as a part of the Township’s women’s history event focuses on the three things that stop women from taking on the “next big thing.”

Wilkerson is the founder of Abounding Women Community Outreach, Inc., an organization that focuses on empowering women through community outreach initiatives, professional skills training, and women’s empowerment events. She is also the CEO of Robert Scott PR, a boutique PR firm and a Councilwoman in Roselle, New Jersey. Wilkerson’s workshop as a part of the Township’s women’s history event focuses on steps to build a personal brand that drives opportunity and success."

The event will feature deserts and refreshments. In lieu of an admission charge, the Township will be collecting donations for the YWCA Family Justice Center. A donation of a minimum of $5 is suggested.

To RSVP to the event, please visit For additional information contact the Office of Public Information at 908-851-5096 or via email at For the most up to date information of Township of Union events, follow them on facebook @twpunionnj or instagram #twpofunion.

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