This Weeks Feature
Picnic In The Park

Collaboration is key for our local businesses, which have been looking for ways to bring in customers during the pandemic. Hartford marketing firm and City of Hartford devotee WeHartford worked with the Hartford Chamber of Commerce, the Bushnell Park Foundation, Hartford Yard Goats, Republic at the Linden, El Pollo Guapo, Red Rock Tavern, and Capital Ice Cream to create a unique opportunity to bring the businesses to the customers in a safe environment.

News & Notes
Hispanic Heritage Month

Spotlight on Maria C. Sanchez, a pioneer paving the way for women and the Hispanic population in public service. Affectionately known as la madrina (the godmother) of the Hartford Puerto Rican community, Maria served the city as an advocate, listener, and mentor and earned tremendous respect citywide. She advocated for bilingual education in public schools and served on the Hartford Board of Education. In 1988, Maria became the first Hispanic woman elected to the Connecticut General Assembly.

UHart Business Matchmaker Event October 2

The current pandemic has impacted everyone, and disproportionately affected women- and minority-owned small businesses. In support of our Womens Business Center mission, we continue to focus on providing them meaningful ways to make the connections they need to move forward and rebuild. We look forward to hosting another valuable Matchmaker event,” said Milena Erwin, Program Manager University of Hartford's Entrepreneurial & Women's Business Center.

National Small Business Week September 22-24

Recovery, Adaptation, and Innovation is the theme of the National Small Business Week 3-Day Virtual Conference, hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The free virtual conference is an opportunity to meet other business owners and get expert advice.

Hartford Census Week of Action
Hartford Census Week of Action

In collaboration with the City of Hartford, the United States Census Bureau, Community Renewal Team, Christmas Wish CT, The Wilson Gray YMCA, Hartford Public Library, SWIFT factory, Weaver High School, Bellizzi Middle School and the Hartford Public Schools, this week we are encouraging families to fill out the Census. The funding our community will receive for schools, roads and hospitals is dependent upon Census data. 5 simple questions that will bring approximately $2,500 Federal dollars per person back to our neighborhoods.

Tuesday, September 22 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Swift Factory, 10 Love Lane

Wednesday, September 23 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Weaver High School

Thursday, September 24, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The Hartford Public Library at Parkville (Dwight Branch)

Friday, September 25 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Dwight Bellizzi Dual Language School

Member Spotlight Hispanic Heritage
Hartford Entrepreneur Tony Ramos

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Hartford Chamber of Commerce is highlighting local Hispanic business owners and community drivers. Music lover and Hartford South End resident Tony Ramos began his entertainment company My Life Your Entertainment in 2009. He says, “The people who live and breathe Hartford have to tell the story. We know it better than others because we feel what is happening all around us. The diversity of Hartford is beautiful. There are so many different nationalities among us with different perspectives.

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