Business Gives Back
Welcome to the third annual Giving Guide, a resource designed to connect you with the companies and causes that matter to you and your business. This publication is meant to share with you, our reader, the companies and individuals who support nonprofits and to share new opportunities for you to give back. As you page through this third annual issue, allow the different elements to inform you about the people who are serving on boards, to educate you on the scope of the work being done by the nonprofits, to surprise you in the unique ways that needs are being met, and to inspire you to become involved in a new way.
Over the past year we have shared with our readers examples of people who give back. In our print and online editions, we have published hundreds of names and photos of people who have given their time and their money to the nonprofit community. HBJ has reported on the unique ways that nonprofits are changing and facing a new economy, one with fewer resources and more need. Take a look on our website ( www.HartfordBusiness.com,) and if you know of a story or an organization that we haven't published please contact me. These acts of kindness and social responsibility define our region. Our business community gives back.
It is the time of year to be thankful and to think about ways to share our abundance with those in need. Muhammad Ali said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”
I encourage each of us to explore new ways to lend a helping hand to strengthen our region with service to others.
– Gail Lebert Publisher, Hartford Business Journal