In our challenging social and economic environment, we’re highlighting stories about the dedication and resilience of the people and businesses in our community.
Startup Restaurant Opens Successfully During the Pandemic
“Life dictates change,” says Thomas’ Smokey Pit Stop Founder Darryl Thomas. “You have to be willing to accept what life brings you and adapt to it and change.”
SHOPBLACKCT.com Aims to Boost Connecticut’s Black-Owned Businesses
The online guide includes more than 800 business listings from 76 cities and towns in Connecticut.
Hartford’s West End Pays It Forward
In a five-week span, the #WestEndItForward campaign donated 1,150 meals to local essential workers.
MOVIA Robotics Provides Virtual Learning Assistance for Children with Special Needs
"We felt there was a real need to get the product into homes since these kids can’t go into schools to get their services or have people come to their homes," explains MOVIA President Timothy Gifford.
Connecticut Friends Collaborate with Hartford Hospital to Design and 3D Print Ventilator Parts
Adam Powojski and Jay Alessi, two friends who met at Pratt and Whitney, combined their design and 3D printing skills to offer their help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CT Startup Shares Small Business Study
“Small businesses care deeply for their communities and give back primarily out of passion to make a difference,” said seedership Cofounder Jennifer Smithberger.
IT Company Provides Computer Equipment to Students Throughout Greater Hartford
"I realized there was an inventory of available machines from organizations upgrading their equipment,” says Owner Avi Smith-Rapaport.
Real Art Ways and CT Middle School Partner To 3D Print PPE For Medical Professionals
Real Art Ways Cinema Coordinator Ian Ally-Seals has initiated a way to help with the COVID-19 crisis.
Hartford Print Shop Collaborates with Local Businesses to Support Non-Profits
"We’re proud to be part of such a strong community," says idleWilde Printing Co. co-owner Rachael Guzick
Global Breweries Come “All Together” to Support Industry
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Connecticut breweries are collaborating to support those in the hospitality industry through a worldwide beer collaboration known as All Together.
Kingswood Oxford Produces Facemasks for UConn Health Using 3D Printer
Kingswood Oxford Upper School science teacher Noah Lynd wants to teach his students the entire design thinking process.
Goodwin University COVID-19 Outreach
“While this is a time for concern, certainly, it is also a time for creativity,” emphasized Goodwin University President Mark Scheinberg.
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving President Talks Inspiration, Innovation, and Introspection During the COVID-19 Crisis
"When this crisis ends, we can utilize some of the new approaches we’ve developed on an ongoing basis during our normal course of business," says Jay Williams.
Visit the New England Air Museum from Home
The community can stay engaged with the New England Air Museum through social media and NEAMathome.