What's new? The business climate is changing and moving quickly. Who is successful? What businesses are growing? How can your company leverage local business connections to build and grow? These are the questions of each business day. These are questions that can help you make crucial decisions that will move your business forward.
The latest business news stories of the day — like those delivered on HartfordBusiness.com or weekly in print by the Hartford Business Journal — tell you a lot about Central Connecticut and the direction in which its business communities are going. But there's often another untold story, one that more fully develops and makes companies special. Often it's about people and the history behind the business.
The pages that follow will help you discover some new opportunities, ideas and relationships. The fourth edition of the Business Profiles tells the stories of 20 different companies all located in our region. As you read their stories, written in their own words, you will find that some businesses are expanding into new products and services. Other companies are growing geographically. And many companies have been serving businesses for many years. There are new and unique aspects about the companies that make the business community strong.
The photographs also tell part of the story. Whether it is a modern building, a team activity, a company event, or a customer experience, the photographs will give you a sense of the business. The photographs will allow you to see a different angle. Each photograph has been carefully chosen to reflect elements of the "business personality."
What's new? You will find new opportunities for 2013 to help you and your business grow. We can all become stronger by helping each other by doing business with local companies. Grow Hartford!
— Gail Lebert, Publisher, Hartford Business Journal, glebert@HartfordBusiness.com