November 30, 2018

CT-Based Back East Brewing Company Shares Updates

"It's challenging because the market is continually changing. It is important for breweries to listen and respond to what their customers want," says Back East Brewing Company Co-Founder Tony Karlowicz.

August 1, 2018

Hartford-Based Sonia Plumb Dance Company

Sonia Plumb of Sonia Plumb Dance Company always knew she wanted to dance. She eventually found her passion for directing and choreographing. However, “Being an artist and an entrepreneur are two very different things,” she emphasizes.

June 1, 2018

Hartford Startup Restaurant Is The Place 2 Be

“Hartford has so much potential—and so many people are striving for it. You don’t find that kind of energy everywhere,” says The Place 2 Be Co-Owner Gina Luari.

May 11, 2018

Entrepreneur Helps Launch Fine Dining Bistro in Manchester, CT

“If Main Street Manchester can become a food destination in a way West Hartford Center or Middletown can be, then everybody wins. That’s how it works. When a business succeeds, it benefits the community,” says Bistro on Main General Manager Ben Dubow.

April 30, 2018

Connecticut Valley Brewing Company

“Local breweries definitely help each other out. We and ask questions or ask for supplies. Everyone works together. It’s a good environment,” says Connecticut Valley Brewing Company Owner Steve Palauskas.

April 27, 2018

Hartford Entrepreneur Shares Updates About CONNetic Dance

"Connecticut has amazingly talented artists and much young talent coming up through schools. I see it as my responsibility as an art creator to keep talent here in Connecticut with professional opportunities that are innovative and inspiring," says Carolyn Paine, who is Founder, Director, and Choreographer of CONNetic Dance.

December 28, 2017

Thomas Hooker Brewery Finds a Home in Hartford

Thomas Hooker Brewery Owner Curt Cameron shares about his entrepreneurial experience and why the brewery created a presence in Hartford.

March 30, 2017

CT Startup Brewery: Alvarium Beer Company

"I would highly recommend going through the exercise of developing a business plan, tearing it down, and tweaking it several times," says Alvarium Beer Company co-founder Brian Bugnacki.

February 20, 2017

Startup Improv Troupe Finds Its Place in Hartford

“We love serving the Greater Hartford community. And we are very Hartford proud because there’s so much opportunity here,” says Julia Pistell, Co-Founding Member and Managing Director at Sea Tea Improv.

December 6, 2016

Entrepreneur Brewer: Firefly Hollow Brewing

“Our goal is small and beautiful,” says Firefly Hollow Brewing Co-Founder Bill Collins.

October 4, 2016

Hartford Stage Enhances Arts, Community, and Innovation in Hartford

“One of strengths of the City of Hartford is its cultural assets,” says Hartford Stage Managing Director Mike Stotts.

June 21, 2016

Hartford’s Vintage Cocktail Bar Is a Startup Success Story

Little River Restoratives co-owners Chris Parrott and Patrick Miceli discuss startups, cocktails, and small business growth in Hartford.

April 5, 2016

Hartford-Based Dance Troupe with an Emphasis on Community

Innovation Destination Hartford Website Curator Nan Price met with Paine over coffee to discuss CONNetic Dance, the Hartford-based dance troupe Paine formed in late 2009. She is currently Founder, Director, and Choreographer.

January 26, 2016

Startup Food Truck, Catering Business Finds Success in Greater Hartford

Mercado Co-Founder Heather Riedl talks about turning a passion for cooking and working in the food industry into a successful business venture.

November 11, 2015

Entrepreneur Brewer: Hog River Brewing Company

Born and raised in Connecticut, Hog River Brewing Company Founder and Owner Benjamin Braddock says the goal was always to open in Hartford.