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August 31, 2015 — Business Profiles

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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 For more B2B news visit AUGUST 31, 2015 Volume 23, Number 40 $3.00 Subscribe online Be part of the 2015 Business Gives Back Visit HartfordBusiness.com and click 'Special Editions' for more information. Publishing NOV. 24 Index ■ Week in Review: PG. 6 ■ Focus: PG. 8 ■ The List: PG. 10 ■ Deal Watch: PG. 12 ■ Corporate Profile: PG. 20 ■ Opinion & Commentary: PG. 28 FOCUS: MANUFACTURING Evolving Business Fewer companies are relying on printed materials to do business, but that hasn't stopped Windsor-based Integrity Graphics from doubling down on the printing industry's future. PG. 8 Phoenix Rising Krystyna "Krys" Paluch was forced to take over Enfield's Phoenix Manufacturing Inc. after the sudden and unexpected death of her husband in 2009. Find out how she managed the difficult transition and helped the company thrive in recent years. PG. 5 New UConn medical dean wants more doctors, grants By Brad Kane bkane@HartfordBusiness.com D r. Bruce Liang, the new dean of the UConn School of Medicine, has set some lofty goals. The Harvard Medical School alum and cardiologist by trade wants to increase class size by 12 percent and research grants by 22 percent, all in the next five years. As the first person to permanently occupy UConn's newly modified dean position — now designed to solely focus on research and educa- tion — Liang faces two distinct challenges: Finding better ways to train more medical students to combat a coming doctor shortage, and fulfill- ing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's Bioscience Connecticut goals of attracting more research to be eventually spun off into startup businesses. CT CUs unite to woo younger members By Gregory Seay gseay@HartfordBusiness.com A merica's credit unions, with the oldest dating back to 1913 in Massachusetts, are grace- fully aging, right alongside their Baby Boomer members. To the Credit Union League of Connecticut and its fellow members-owned financial coop- eratives, it's that aging, shrinking cohort of older customers that is a concern that could mushroom into a full-blown crisis unless they take steps now to defuse it. "One of our challenges we're having as an industry is meeting the needs of that younger gen- eration, the Millennials [those born between 1980 and the early 2000s]," says league President/ CEO Jill Nowacki. "Credit unions aren't losing members,'' Nowacki added. "It's more the fact that we haven't quite found that sweet spot to bring in younger members.'' Earlier in August, the league and its 112 credit-union members launched an affinity/branding campaign aimed at spreading Credit Union League of Connecticut CEO Jill Nowacki, standing, and Chris Whalen, the league's communications/public relations director, check out the league's new consumer- affinity homepage — ctcreditunions.org — set up to attract younger CU members. P H O T O | C O N T R I B U T E D Continued on page 14 Continued on page 12 CHASING EXPECTATIONS P H O T O | S T E V E L A S C H E V E R Dr. Bruce Liang, who is a cardiologist by trade, wants to invigorate the UConn School of Medicine by adding more students and attracting more research dollars. Check out some great business success stories in Greater Hartford. PG. 23 BUSINESS PROFILES

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