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MetroHartford AllianceWelcomes Eight New Strategic Partners

May 21, 2012

MetroHartford AllianceWelcomes Eight New Strategic Partners

Hartford, Conn. (May 22, 2012) –The MetroHartford Alliance, the Region’s economic development leader and the City’s Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to have welcomed eight new strategic partners during the first quarter of 2012 (Q1  2012).

“We are pleased to welcome eight new strategic partners and their investment in the growth of the Hartford Region,” Oz Griebel, President and CEO, MetroHartford Alliance, said. “As we work to achieve the goals outlined in our Strategic Plan for 2012-2015 and ensure that the region competes aggressively and successfully for jobs, capital and talent, our Leadership Investors and Strategic Partners play critical roles, and we rely on them for their ideas and energy.”

Among the Alliance’s newest Strategic Partners, are:

  • Bradley, Foster & Sargent, an independently owned investment advisory firm that offers high-quality investment management services to individuals, families and institutions.  In addition to its institutional clients, Bradley, Foster & Sargent works with entrepreneurs who seek long-term capital appreciation.
  • Co-Communications, a full-service marketing and public relations firm that helps organizations deliver the right messages to the right audiences.  The team at Co-Communications works collaboratively with its clients to develop targeted communications that support business goals.
  • Community Health Resources, the leading non-profit, community-based behavioral health provider in Central and Eastern Connecticut offering a full range of comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services to children, adults and families.
  • ForeSite Technologies, which offers a full line of technology services for network support and web development.  In business since 1997, ForeSite strives to build real partnerships with their clients and employees.
  • Gengras Motor Cars, a third-generation family-owned business which began in 1930.  Gengras Motor Cars has grown from one business in 1999 to eight in 2011, representing 11 different brands with locations in East Hartford, Meriden and West Springfield.
  • The Jackson Laboratory, an independent, nonprofit organization that focus on mammalian genetics research to advance human health.  Jackson Lab’s mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing human disease and to enable research for the global biomedical community.
  • New Britain Rock Cats, the Double-A Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.  Based in New Britain, the Rock Cats compete in the Eastern League. 
  • YardeZone, which formed to help companies become more successful, more profitable and more fun.  YardeZone’s clients become winners in their markets and within their industry by becoming the company of choice to do business with and the employer of choice to work for.

“We are thrilled to welcome these new investors to the Alliance’s current roster of 117 Strategic Partners,” said Nancy Wheeler, Vice President, Investor Relations, MetroHartford Alliance, said. “Strategic Partners represent public and private businesses, educational and healthcare institutions who are actively engaged in supporting the Alliance’s Strategic Plan and have access to exclusive opportunities to engage with business and community leaders.”

Through quarterly networking events, luncheons with legislators and business leaders, and educational programs, Strategic Partners have access to the Alliance’s robust resources and opportunities to develop close relationships with others in the Region’s thriving business community.

To learn more, visit www.metrohartford.com.

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About MetroHartford Alliance
As the Region’s economic development leader and the City’s Chamber of Commerce, the MetroHartford Alliance ensures that the Hartford Region competes aggressively and successfully for jobs, capital and talent.  An advocate for the continued growth of Hartford and the surrounding Region, the Alliance is actively engaged in executing its four-year strategic planwhich builds upon its significant accomplishments over the past four years.  Among the plan’s areas of focus are: fostering a climate for job creation and infrastructure investment; retaining, developing, recruiting and engaging a diverse and talented pool of employees and entrepreneurs; promoting the stability and expansion of specific industry sectors with a link to support small business growth; marketing the Region’s assets to retain and attract businesses; and, ensuring that the Capital City is the dynamic urban core of the region.For more information, visit the newly redesigned www.metrohartford.com.