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Women Entrepreneurs in Hartford Webinar

The Entrepreneurial Center & Women’s Business Center (EC-WBC) at the University of Hartford in partnership with The Hartford Chamber of Commerce is hosting "Women Entrepreneurs in Hartford: Turning Failure into Success" on Wednesday, February 17. Moderated by WBC Program Manager Milena Erwin.


  • Confirmation of appointment of Jennifer Hockenhull to Chief Financial Officer / Director of the Office Management, Budget, and Grants

  • Withdrawn: Ordinance to promote anti-blight in commercial storefronts

Hartford Yard Goats Hosts Racism Webinar

The Hartford Yard Goats will host "The Impact of Racism" webinar on February 18. Tiffany Young, Executive Director of the Hartford Yard Goats Foundation, will moderate a discussion about challenges, achievements, and personal experiences amidst the backdrop of the larger national discussion about systemic racism. Valentine's Gift Guide

Browse a great selection of locally made gifts for your valentine (or yourself!) from NaBii Organics, Kiyomi Beauty, Key Bookstore, Born & Bred, Bad Bunny, Disheveled Diva, Bee's Artistry, Chartreuse on the Loose, and Hartford Flavor Company.
Dinner And A Show

This year, you can still enjoy Hartford theater from the comfort of your home! TheaterWorks Hartford is providing a discounted streaming of “Talkin’ to this Chick Sippin’ Magic Potion” when you pair it with a themed meal from participating downtown restaurant partners: Artichoke Basille Pizza, Feng Chophouse, Republic at the Linden, Salute, or Sorella.

February 14 (sales close February 12)
February 20 (sales close February 18)
February 26 (sales close February 24)
This Is My Hartford
Rev. Dr. Shelley D. Best

"One specific way we can tell the story of Hartford is by showcasing the region as a source of arts and culture. Through the Artists of Color Unite! Incubator project, which will be managed by the 224 EcoSpace, we’re elevating local artists’ stories—and emphasizing the importance of building a regional artists of color economy in Hartford," said Rev. Dr. Shelley D. Best, Director and Chief Curator at 224 EcoSpace.
Julio's Hartford History
First Hartford Courant Building

A small plaque in front of Center Church marks the approximate location of the first Hartford Courant (Connecticut Courant). The daily Hartford Courant traces its existence back to the weekly (1764), thereby claiming the title "America's oldest continuously published newspaper" and adopting as its slogan, "Older than the nation."

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