Local people, businesses, and organizations are hard at work to make Connecticut a thriving place to live, play, and start and grow businesses.
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.
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.
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.
Middletown Entrepreneurs Work Space (MEWS+)
The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce opened the Middletown Entrepreneurs Work Space (MEWS+) in Middletown, CT. The co-working initiative is designed for startups, small businesses, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and the Wesleyan University community.
Innovation Places Hartford/East Hartford
In June 2017, the communities of Hartford and East Hartford were selected as one of four Innovation Places in Connecticut.
Connecticut Innovations to Invest Up to $3.9 Million in Upward Labs
Connecticut Innovations will invest $3.9 million over two years in Upward Labs, a Hartford-area program focused on developing and nurturing early-stage companies developing pilot programs in the smart building and aged care market segments.
Startup Genome Features Hartford in National Early-Stage Ecosystems Report
Check out the 2018 report about Hartford’s the early-stage startup ecosystem in Hartford produced by Startup Genome with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Hartford Local Chion Wolf Enhances the Community with Activities
Chion Wolf’s recognition in the Hartford area has grown with her contributions to local entertainment including The Mouth-Off, Asking For A Friend, and her latest endeavor, Pedal to the Medal.
224 EcoSpace Encourage Arts, Entrepreneurs, and Community in Hartford
Innovation Destination Hartford Website Curator Nan Price toured the 224 EcoSpace, which is a social enterprise initiative of parent organization the Conference of Churches. Director and Chief Curator Rev. Dr. Shelley D. Best provided background about the space and talked about its mission and evolution.
Local Accounting Firm Supports CT’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Independent accounting firm Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina provides many services to startups and entrepreneurs throughout Connecticut in all stages of growth.