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This is My Hartford

This is My Hartford.

This Is My Hartford is a new series from the MetroHartford Alliance where we connect with local business owners, community drivers, residents, and employees to find out how the Hartford Region has shaped them throughout their career, and what they have done to shape our city and region. 

  • Tiffany Young

    Aug 21, 2019
    Meet Tiffany Young, Executive Director, Hartford Yard Goats Foundation: "I see the future of Hartford simply thriving! I believe it will continue to grow with new businesses, creative people, and a sense of urgency for diversity and inclusion throughout the community. "
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  • Joel Rivera

    Aug 06, 2019
    Next in our series, Joel Rivera, Initiative Director for the Hartford Working Cities Challenge at the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. "There’s a resurgence coming from young adults native to Hartford who want change and are part of these systems changes. I see a thriving manufacturing industry with pipelines to these jobs. I see the community having better access to information and organizations in a more coordinated way. I see more options and possibilities for the people of Hartford."
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  • Nicole Bengtson

    Jul 21, 2019
    Meet Nicole Bengtson, Owner of Root Down a Baptiste Power Yoga Community "Deciding to locate the studio in Hartford made me part of a more diverse and welcoming community. And when I say “community,” I mean different types of people and different types of business. I’ve made great connections. I’ve connected with local non-profits and formed collaborations to give back to the community, too."
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  • Andreá Cortez

    Jul 10, 2019
    Andreá Cortez is founder and owner of Hartford-based Tainted, Inc. "I’m looking forward to seeing more innovative and young entrepreneurs come through. There is opportunity here for people who are willing to take the risk. That’s where I see our future."
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  • Michael Acosta

    Jun 25, 2019
    First in our series, Michael Acosta, co-owner of Hartford-based Story and Soil Coffee. "My Hartford is made of people and institutions who will support radical and simple ideas alike and the individuals trying to make their city better and stronger."
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  • Ruth Cullen

    Jun 25, 2019
    Meet Ruth Cullen, Director of Advancement and Communications at The Connecticut Forum: "Bold, new, creative people are putting a stake in the ground and trying new things that make the city a stimulating cultural environment. The city is becoming a cultural center, a business center, and a thriving destination for people from all over the place. I hope this is just the beginning of Hartford’s renaissance. "
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  • John Turgeon

    Jun 25, 2019
    Meet the next in our series, John Turgeon, Partner at CohnReznick: "We’re working to shape the Greater Hartford area into what we know it can be. And while we have our share of challenges, just as any large metropolitan area might, I know we’re going to get it done. We’ve got this!"
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  • Mallory Mason

    Jun 25, 2019
    Meet Mallory Mason, Connecticut Public Broadcasting. "Hartford is like the rose that grows in concrete and underneath (unbeknownst to many) exists a rich fertile garden. Emerging and headed toward a tipping point, Hartford is the perfect city to seed, nurture, and grow new ideas, connections, and businesses."
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