Hartford Business Journal

February 22, 2016

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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 FEBRUARY 22, 2016 Volume 24, Number 12 $3.00 Subscribe online Friday, March 18th, 2016 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 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 ■ Q&A: PG. 8 ■ The List: PG. 9 ■ Deal Watch: PG. 10 ■ Movers & Shakers: PG. 16 ■ Opinion & Commentary: PG. 20 Product Development Stanadyne LLC's Windsor headquarters/R&D center functions more like a corporate test kitchen, where engineers and technicians devise and calibrate highly toleranced methods for manufacturing and assembling fuel-system components. Get an inside look. PG. 3 Transformative Figure About three years ago, Brent Robertson and his business partner David Louden began transforming their West Hartford-based company Fathom from a web design/branding/marketing firm to something deeper. Then, about two years ago, Robertson began transforming himself. Find out how. PG. 5 FREE MARKET INTRUSION Businesses oppose state's push into private industries By Matt Pilon mpilon@HartfordBusiness.com T elecommunications and financial ser- vices are largely distinct industries, but they've been linked recently as Connecticut policymakers and advocates push for greater state government involve- ment in each sector. Separate bills are expected to be pitched this legislative session that would establish a gov- ernment-run retirement plan for private-sector workers and use state funds to help expand the availability of affordable, ultra-high-speed Internet to residents and businesses. Both proposals face fierce oppo- sition from industry groups like the Connecticut Business & Continued on page 14 Developments aim to restore luster to E. Hartford's Silver Lane corridor By Gregory Seay gseay@HartfordBusiness.com E ast Hartford's Silver Lane occupies a heralded chapter in Connecticut's long-run- ning economic story. From the state's colonial days, when the Connecticut River settlement was still part of Hart- ford, through the town's explo- sive employment and population growth during and after World War II, to today, as a new genera- tion seeks to explore and exploit its money-making opportunities, Silver Lane is a survivor. But the approximately 3 ½-mile stretch of four-lane asphalt ribbon extending east to west, from Main Street/Route 5-15 to East Hart- ford's border with Manchester, and flanked by industrial, retail, com- mercial and residential properties, Continued on page 12 Silver Lane Shopping Center is a remnant of the corridor's halcyon days. H B J P H O T O | G R E G O R Y S E A Y I M A G E S | H B J F I L E & E L N U R , S H U T T E R S T O C K . C O M

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