This year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of our annual Book of Lists, and to commemorate the occasion we decided to involve one of our most prized assets: you the reader.
The cover to this year's book was actually selected by readers as part of 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 selected design is one of three variations of a paint splatter theme.
While the cover may have changed, however, the valuable information inside the book has not. For your convenience we have compiled the best of our lists published this year, and some more that have not yet appeared. The industry listings, contacts and vital statistics contained in these pages will assist you in your daily business decisions.
Our sincere hope is that you will use this book as a reference guide, a one-stop-shop business resource. It will enable you to learn about all the companies and people that make Connecticut great.
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.
If you haven't already, I encourage you to go to our website at www.HartfordBusiness.com to enter your company's information.
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 can also find this collection of lists on our website. Enjoy!
— Greg Bordonaro
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.
If you are a print reader who likes to access news and information quickly online, please be sure to check out the 2013 Book of Lists in the digital edition by going to our website and clicking the Special Editions tab. You can view the entire 2013 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 2014 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-236-9998 x125.
Book of Lists 2014 – Hartford's most widely-used resource guide
For 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.