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A Launch. A Celebration. An Honor.

Jul 29, 2014
MetroHartford Alliance
A Launch.  A Celebration.  An Honor.
MetroHartford Alliance Wins NEDA Special Event Award

Hartford, Conn.  (July 30, 2014) - The MetroHartford Alliance, the Hartford Region's economic development leader and the City of Hartford's Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce that it has received a first place award from the Northeastern Economic Developers Association (NEDA) in its 2014 Literature and Promotion Awards competition.  The Alliance submitted a nomination to highlight the organization’s 2014 Annual Celebration within the Special Event award category.  NEDA's Annual Awards Committee reviewed the nomination, which focused on the event as the formal unveiling of the new Alliance logo, and awarded the submission first place.

John Shemo, vice president and director of economic development for the MetroHartford Alliance, will accept the award on behalf of the organization at NEDA's annual conference, this year hosted September 7 through 9 in Worcester, Mass.

“Our 2014 Annual Celebration was full of energy and excitement, and provided the opportunity to unveil our new logo and brand for our investors and the entire community,” said Shemo. “It’s not just a brand, but who are are – an innovative, progressive organization that is a voice in our community. It is an honor to be recognized for these efforts by an entity as prestigious as NEDA.”

About MetroHartford Alliance
The mission of the MetroHartford Alliance is to compete aggressively and successfully for jobs, talent and capital for the Hartford Region and to ensure that the Hartford Region is a premier place for all people to live, work, play and raise a family.  Through its members' intellectual capital and financial investment, the Alliance is able to implement key strategies that further our regional goals of job growth, wealth creation, and talent attraction and retention. Visit for more information.