Business Briefs

United Teletech Financial Federal Credit Union (UTF), 2201 Route 1 south, North Brunswick, will offer seminars during May and June, beginning with “Understanding Your Credit Score” May 17. “Identity Theft: Who’s Got Your Number” will be June 21. Additionally, in partnership with Members Financial Services, UTF will host “Education Funding” June 7. All seminars are free, and will run from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Reservations are required. For reservations or more information, call (732) 530-8100, ext. 3004.

Ronald L. Bern, North Brunswick, will discuss “Mule Maddox: Breathing Life Into a Fictional Character” May 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Englewood Public Library, 31 Engle St. Bern will read excerpts from his book “Mule Maddox,” and sign copies following the talk. For more information, call the library at (201) 568-2215, ext. 244.

Beverly Roberts, Kendall Park, recently received the New Jersey Association of Community Providers 2006 Star Advocate Award at a ceremony in early May. The award recognizes Roberts’ energy and dedication to ensuring individuals with developmental disabilities receive quality healthcare. Roberts has been director of the mainstreaming medical care program at The Arc of New Jersey the past 17 years.

Robert Wood Johnson Univer-sity Hospital, New Brunswick, has announced Gil Blitz, Montgomery Township, has been named the new chairman of its board of directors for a three-year term. Blitz, a senior vice president at UBS Financial Services, has been on the board since 1990, most recently as first vice chairman.

Juan’s Mexicali recently opened its doors at 468 Renaissance Blvd., North Brunswick. The restaurant, part of the Denver-based Juan’s Mexicali chain, is owned by Mark Weislow. The menu features traditional Mexican selections, a “flavor and pain bar” with more than 30 sauces, and gender-specific portions, and a variety of beers and other drinks.

Chandon Patel, a paraprofessional at Brooks Crossing at Deans School, South Brunswick, has been named a recipient of the Keys to Quality Award by the New Jersey School-Age Care Coalition. The awards are bestowed on individuals that demonstrate special talents, contributions and vision to further the field of school-age care.

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation will present the conference “Strategies for Protecting Older Citizens” May 23 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The free conference is co-sponsored by the Elder and Disabilities Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Topics include surrogate decision-making, living trusts, and funding long-term care.

A seminar on wills and estate planning will be held 7-9 p.m. June 13. The free seminar will cover topics such as wills and trusts, gift and tax planning, and New Jersey inheritance tax.

Registration is required for either event, which will be at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Square, New Brunswick.

To register, call (800) 3733529 or visit