Hartford Business Journal

February 16, 2015

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For more B2B news visit February 16, 2015 Volume 23, Number 12 $3.00 Subscribe online Friday, March 20th, 2015 8:30am – 1:00pm Hartford Hilton L e a r n i n n o v a t e C o L L a b o r a t e S a v e SUMMIT ANNUAL 's Index ■ Week in Review: PG. 6 ■ The List: PG. 9 ■ Deal Watch: PG. 11 ■ Reporter's Notebook: PG. 16 ■ Nonprofit Profile: PG. 18 ■ Opinion & Commentary: PG. 20 Oil-Patch Opportunities Despite falling oil prices and social unrest in key international markets, including the Middle East and Russia, a Wallingford oil drilling technology company is anticipating another strong growth year. Find out why. PG. 3 It's a Deal Two Greater Hartford mental, behavioral and addiction health services providers have agreed to a $19 million corporate affiliation. Find out who is involved and what precipitated the deal. PG. 5 G r e at e r H a r t f o r d ' s B u s i n e s s n e w s w w w. H a r t f o rd B u s i n e s s . c o m Dave Reilly takes real estate seriously — to a point By Gregory Seay gseay@HartfordBusiness.com D avid C. Reilly, who is retir- ing after almost 50 years in real estate — the past five as Hartford CEO of one of the world's largest realty asset- managers and advisers — almost never entered the industry. Fresh out of Boston College in 1969, the Cheshire native took a job teaching science and history to New Haven middle schoolers. That lasted three years. "You realized you couldn't make a living at it,'' said Reilly, whose last day with Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors is April 30. "So I migrated into the real estate world.'' After a year at The Hartford, then five years as a loan officer David Reilly, retiring CEO of Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors in Hartford, crafted his lucrative, half-century realty career through hard work and an indefatigable sense of humor. P H O T O | P a b l O R O b l e s P H O T O | s T e v e l a s c H e v e R Continued on page 12 Continued on page 15 Widening ex-offenders' re-entry to jobs, society no easy task By Gregory Seay gseay@HartfordBusiness.com T he Malloy administration's push to widen job, housing and other opportu- nities for ex-convicts is laudable, but nonprofit advocates and some employers see a host of entrenched barriers that will still prevent many "re-entrants" from finding meaningful employment. The "check-the-box'' feature that asks job applicants whether they have a criminal record is but one, they say. Another is a state ban on ex-cons from being licensed as bar- bers or working in daycare centers. There, too, is the public stigma against re-entrants' on safety grounds. Given that most ex-offend- ers are Hispanic- and African-American, rac- ism is another burden for them in pursuing jobs and housing, observers say. "It's a matter of public safety to do what we can to allow them integrate successfully,'' Rollo Jones Sr., left, and wife Rochelle Jones, owners of Capital Masonry Inc. in Hartford, last summer partnered with a nonprofit jobs agency and the city to teach masonry and life skills to 15 ex-offenders, including Perry Johnson, right. Creating Second Chances New Feature: Corporate Profile HBJ is introducing another new biweekly feature in this week's paper called "Corporate Profile," which will offer a snapshot of how Greater Hartford's publicly traded companies, both large and small, are performing. This week we spotlight Bristol-based Barnes Group. PG. 19

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