This year marks the 21st anniversary of our annual Book of Lists, and we've added a small new addition to mark the occasion.
As you comb through the 48 lists included in this year's book, you'll notice fact boxes have been added to nearly a dozen pages. In an attempt to provide more context and insight to a few of our lists, the fact boxes highlight significant changes that occurred in some of our rankings and data.
In the engineering firm's list, for example, we've highlighted the fact that Meriden-based BL Companies experienced a noticeable 32 percent increase in its local licensed staffing over the last year. We've also highlighted changes in our accounting and law firms, in-state banks, and colleges lists, among others. If you find this extra data useful, let us know and we'll expand on it for next year's book.
Speaking of 2015, the Book of Lists publication date is being pushed back to December, giving us extra time to think of ways to improve and add new features to the product. If you have any ideas or suggestions please suggest them. We always appreciate reader feedback.
Meantime, for a second straight year, we asked readers to pick the cover of our Book of Lists through an online poll. The effort is part of Hartford Business Journal's goal of finding new and innovative ways to engage readers both in print and online. The cover—a photo of the Hartford skyline— was one of three designs voted on by HBJ readers.
Our sincere hope is that you will use this book as a reference guide, a one-stop-shop business resource. The industry listings, contacts, and vital statistics contained in these pages will assist you in your daily business decisions.
Thank you to all the companies that shared updated and/or new information with us this year. Ultimately, the accuracy and comprehensiveness of the lists is only as good as the information supplied by those who have chosen to participate.
I'd also like to thank Roger Magnus, our research director, and his assistant Heide Martin, who worked diligently putting together the lists in this year's book. If you have an idea for a new list or have other suggestions and ideas, please share them with Roger at email@example.com.
You also can find this collection of lists on our website.
— Greg Bordonaro
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We're always looking for new list ideas and new ways to make our existing lists better. To submit your company for inclusion in one of our lists, visit our List Central page. To suggest a new list, email news@HartfordBusiness.com.
This year's collection of data is also available online. In some cases space has prevented us from running our entire list in print; but all the lists can be downloaded in their entirety as Excel spreadsheets from the HBJ List Central page.
You can view the entire 2014 Book of Lists on your computer, exactly as it was published in print — page by page. Every advertiser also has a live link to their website if you'd like to learn more about a particular company. Not surprisingly, thousands of people read the valuable information online throughout the year. Also, if your company appears in a list, we ask that you share the good news on social media. Send a Tweet, post a Facebook message, or use any other social media platform to let your fans know your firm is a mover and shaker in the region.
Advertise in the 2015 Book of Lists and reach area business decision makers in this year-round resource publication in print and online. List adjacencies are going fast! For current availability and sponsorship information contact email@example.com or call 860-236-9998 x125.
Book of Lists 2015 – Hartford's most widely-used resource guide
For over 20 years the Hartford Business Journal has been researching and gathering information about businesses in the Hartford region. The Book of Lists helps companies know the market, know their competition, know who's growing and who's gone. The lists show the people in charge, the numbers, the geography, and contact information. While HBJ publishes lists every week, this is the publication that brings all of the information together. This resource continues to be the tool that is on desks and bookshelves and credenzas, referred to all year long. Hundreds and hundreds of hours and research go into bring this proprietary business intelligence to the community.