Hartford Business Journal

July 18, 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 JULY 18, 2016 Volume 24, Number 33 $3.00 Subscribe online SAVE THE DATE! 'BLACK TIE & BLUE JEANS' ANNIVERSARY EVENT WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016 CT CONVENTION CENTER | HARTFORD Cool things just stand the test of time. Join us in celebrating 20 years of young entrepreneurs. 20th ANNIVERSARY 19 9 7-2 0 16 Index ■ Week in Review: PG. 6 ■ Focus: PG. 8 ■ The List: PGs. 9, 14 ■ Deal Watch: PG. 10 ■ Movers & Shakers: PG. 16 ■ Corporate Profile: PG. 19 ■ Opinion & Commentary: PG. 20 Internet Compatibility Connecticut companies are being caught off guard by new federal requirements and industry standards forcing commercial websites to be accessible to disabled people, including those who are deaf and/or blind. PG. 3 FOCUS: MANUFACTURING Workforce Development The Connecticut Technical High School system is one of many education organizations in the state developing new programs to recruit and train people for advanced-manufacturing jobs. PG. 8 Hospital consolidation brings competitors closer together By Matt Pilon mpilon@HartfordBusiness.com T he mergers and acquisition wave sweep- ing through the state's healthcare sec- tor has led to a surprise pairing, bring- ing together Greater Hartford's two biggest industry rivals — at least for the time being — as business partners. As a result of two state regulatory deci- sions made last month, St. FrancisCare (now part of Trinity Health-New England) and Hartford HealthCare are technically in business together, each holding equal minor- ity stakes in a Tolland imaging center and a cancer services provider with locations in Enfield and Manchester. Trinity acquired a 15 percent stake in Tolland Imaging Center and a 25 percent stake in Northeast Regional Radiation Oncology Network (NRRON) from Johnson Memorial Medical Center in Stafford Springs. Hartford HealthCare subsidiaries hold existing stakes in each business — equivalent to Trinity's. Continued on page 12 Trinity Health-New England CEO Christopher M. Dadlez. P H O T O | C O N T R I B U T E D Electronic billboards making a serious run at CT eyeballs By Gregory Seay gseay@HartfordBusiness.com C onnecticut's highways, roads and streets are home to an esti- mated 1,500 billboards. And if you've traversed I-84 in Hartford recently, or other interstates in New Britain and across Connecticut, you've undoubt- edly noticed a growing share of those roadside advertising beacons are large, "digital bulletin'' billboards in contrast to the ubiquitous vinyl-covered "traditional'' billboards. That's because more outdoor-media vendors — and their ad clients — are turning to digital billboards as a more efficient and attractive way to gain consumers' attention. Wallingford billboard vendor Independent Outdoor (IO) has added several new digital billboards in recent months, including one near downtown Hartford off I-84 East, fronting exits 48A-B. DIGITAL ATTRACTION Continued on page 14 One of Independent Outdoor's digital billboards alongside I-95 in Bridgeport, at the Webster Bank Arena. P H O T O | C O N T R I B U T E D

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