Local people, businesses, and organizations are hard at work to make Connecticut a thriving place to live, play, and start and grow businesses.
Camp Girl Boss Provides Entrepreneurship Opportunities for CT Middle School Girls
Members of Connecticut’s entrepreneurial ecosystem can help inspire the next generation of female changemakers in Danbury, Hartford, Groton, and New Haven by supporting teams of middle school girl bosses in the seven-week virtual entrepreneurship program and national business plan competition.
The Goodwin University ENet Program Provides Entrepreneurship Opportunities for The Reentry Population
“ENet provides individuals with the skills to start their own business and become financially independent,” explains Project Director Matthew Connell, who is Program Director of the Business Administration Program at Goodwin University.
CT Main Street Center Supports Small Businesses
"We’ve been looking to share practical information and innovative ideas," says CMSC Marketing & Development Director Christine Schilke.
CREC Teacher Residency Program Creates Job Opportunities
“CREC is on the forefront of taking new approaches to teacher preparation and the need for minority recruitment, which is long overdue,” says Glastonbury-East Hartford Magnet School Principal Kristi Hummel.
CRT’s YouthBuild Job-Training Program Helps Prepare Hartford-Area Workforce
“The YouthBuild program offers a unique opportunity for young men and women to get hands-on training in construction and other highly desirable job skills that will fully prepare them to enter the modern workforce ready to succeed,” said CRT’s President and CEO Lena Rodriguez.
Hands On Hartford Celebrates 50 Years—And Keeps Giving
"Celebrating our 50th year has meant reflecting on how far we’ve come and honoring and celebrating five decades of service to the low-income community," says Hands On Hartford Executive Director Barbara Shaw.
Connecticut Science Center STEM Careers Initiative
Connecticut Science Center President and Chief Executive Officer Matt Fleury spoke with MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price about the new STEM Career Connections initiative launched by the Science Center this week.
KNOX Beautifies Hartford, Strengthens Communities
“We want to make sure Hartford is a city people are excited to come to—it’s green, it’s beautiful, it’s healthy,” says KNOX Executive Director Patrick Doyle.
Small Business Week 2019 Impacts Greater Hartford Community
Small Business Week recognizes the important contributions of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and small business advocates throughout the country.
New Owner Takes Over, Plans Expansion at West Hartford Coworking
West Hartford resident Annisa Teich and her mother Annette Farese of Bradenton, FL, purchased West Hartford Coworking through their family-run investment firm, Bromleigh Ventures, LLC.
Social Enterprise Creates Work Opportunities, Supports Community
Founded in 2012, the RiseUP Group provides young adults from urban communities in Connecticut with tools and guidance to help them become business and community leaders.
Social Impact Company Provides Community Space in Hartford
Social impact brand development and design firm CO:LAB is committed to supporting the community in Hartford. The company recently moved from its Parkville location to the Hartford Public Library’s Goodwin Branch, which closed in 2018.
Miracle League of Connecticut
Miracle League of Connecticut Executive Director Mike Michaud spoke with MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price about how a mission to make baseball accessible to children with special needs evolved into an organization that provides many opportunities for Connecticut children with physical and cognitive challenges.