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MEDIA ALERT: August 12 Rising Star Breakfast to Focus on the Challenges of ALICE: ‘Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed’

Who
MetroHartford Alliance and United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut

What
Rising Star Breakfast
Presented in partnership with United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and NBC Connecticut
Sponsored by The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company

When
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Registration, networking and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. 
Program runs from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Where
Marriott Hartford Downtown
200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
Garage parking available

Why
Join MetroHartford Alliance, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and NBC Weekend TODAY co-anchor Erica Hill for an eye-opening conversation and hands-on activity exploring the choices of ALICE: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. United Way’s ALICE Report is a study of working poverty in six states, including Connecticut, that covers 25% of the U.S. population. In Connecticut, one of the wealthiest states in the nation, one out of three households earns too little to afford the basic necessities. Read more.

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 www.metrohartford.com for more information.

Media Contact:
Brian Boyer, Vice President of Communications, Marketing, Media and Public Relations
860.728.2290
bboyer@metrohartford.com