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www.HartfordBusiness.com • December 3, 2018 • Hartford Business Journal 3 Newsmakers EDITORIAL Greg Bordonaro | Editor, ext. 139, gbordonaro@HartfordBusiness.com Gregory Seay | News Editor, ext. 144, gseay@HartfordBusiness.com Matt Pilon | News Editor, ext. 143, mpilon@HartfordBusiness.com Sean Teehan | Staff Writer, ext 145, steehan@hartfordbusiness.com Joe Cooper | Web Editor, ext. 127, jcooper@HartfordBusiness.com Stephanie Meagher | Research Director Heide Martin | Research Assistant Steve Laschever | Photographer BUSINESS Christopher Santilli | Publisher, ext. 124, csantilli@HartfordBusiness.com Donna Collins | Associate Publisher, ext. 121, dcollins@HartfordBusiness.com Lauren Stroud | Events & Project Manager, ext. 137, lstroud@HartfordBusiness.com Christina Zuraw | Events Coordinator, ext. 134, czuraw@hartfordbusiness.com Shannon Vincelette | HBJ Office and Events Coordinator, ext. 122, svincelette@hartfordbusiness.com David Hartley | Sr. Accounts Manager, ext. 130, dhartley@HartfordBusiness.com Kristen P. 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Box 330, Congers, NY 10920-9894 www.copyright.com HartfordBusiness.com (860) 236-9998 UTC's split "Our decision to separate United Technologies is a pivotal moment in our history and will best position each independent company to drive sustained growth, lead its industry in innovation and customer focus, and maximize value creation." United Technologies Chairman and CEO Gregory Hayes on the decision to split the company into three separate publicly traded businesses. Jody Blankenship | CEO, Connecticut Historical Society By Sean Teehan steehan@hartfordbusiness.com R epeating history apparently isn't just for those who don't learn it. After a five-year tenure as the Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library's chief executive, Jody Blankenship is moving on to a new position leading the Indiana Historical Society starting in January. Before coming to Hart- ford, Blankenship worked at state historical societies in Kentucky and his native home in Ohio. His interest, he said, stems from studying 20th-century immigration, and his own family's story of relocation from Poland to the United States. "I found state historical societies particularly interesting because they provide the opportunity to study local communities in a broader context of the state and region," he said. What have been your greatest accomplishments at CHS, which has a $3.4 million budget and 35 employees? I am particularly proud of three accomplish- ments. The first is improving the financial standing of the Connecticut Historical Society. We have in- creased assets and investments by 24 percent and annual contributions by more than 300 percent. The second is the adoption of the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program, Connecticut's Folklife program. This program has built con- nections and relationships with a broad array of diverse communities across the state. And the third is putting the CHS on a path toward full digitization of its 4 million item col- lection, which will provide online access to our state's history. How has CHS engaged with the Greater Hart- ford business community? Many organizations, such as Connecticut Inno- vations, the Barnes Group, Stanley Black & Deck- er, Ensign-Bickford Industries, Cantor Colburn LLC, Electric Boat, ... and others have sponsored and helped to develop important exhibitions such as "Connecticut Innovates!," and have supported important programs like "Free First Saturday," sponsored by Berkshire Bank. What is the weirdest historical fact you learned about Connecticut while on the job? Connecticut's first witch trial was held in 1645, 45 years before the Salem witch trials. VERBATIM Hartford's innovation labs "Aged care and smart buildings are two categories that no city has really taken the lead on … . There's no city more qualified to lead the charge in taking these industries to a new level." 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