Hartford Business Journal

November 28, 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 NOVEMBER 28, 2016 Volume 24, Number 53 $3.00 Subscribe online Join us in Honoring the winners! December 1, 2016 | CT Convention Center Index ■ Reporter's Notebook: PG. 5 ■ Week in Review: PG. 6 ■ The List: PG. 10 ■ Movers & Shakers: PG. 18 ■ Nonprofit Notebook: PG. 18 ■ Opinion & Commentary: PG. 20 FOCUS: EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Cost Controls Find out various methods Connecticut employers are using to slow the increasing costs of health care. PG.8 Equal Housing Opportunity Find out how Lynne Gillette's roots as an ardent civil rights and women's rights activist led her to open her own residential real estate brokerage business. PG. 3 Fuel-cell makers strike out on major CT deals By Matt Pilon mpilon@HartfordBusiness.com C onnecticut over the years has nurtured its fuel-cell industry perhaps more than any other state, offering poli- cies and financial perks that have made the miniature power plants more economical to manufacture and purchase. But two major state clean-energy procurements, which failed to select fuel-cell projects, have revealed the potential limits of that support and dealt a setback to the industry. CT businesses test reverse mentoring to narrow digital divide between Millennials, older workers/execs By John Stearns jstearns@HartfordBusiness.com R everse mentoring is helping some Con- necticut companies do forward think- ing when it comes to understanding the largely digital lives led by younger staff and customers and how that affects firms' busi- nesses inside and outside office walls. Reverse mentoring inverts the stereotypi- cal vision of an experienced, older worker schooling a younger colleague. While that John Preysner Jr., 61, vice president and corporate attorney, at Henkel Corp., and Rebecca Coons, 27, a regulatory affairs specialist in the company, were mentee and mentor, respectively, in Henkel's reverse-mentoring program earlier this year, though not paired together. Continued on page 14 Doosan Fuel Cell execs Sathya Motupally (left) and David Giordano say they are disappoint- ed none of the company's energy projects were selected in two state energy procurements. H B J P H O T O | M A T T P I L O N H B J P H O T O | J O H N S T E A R N S Continued on page 16 BRIDGING DIVIDE t h e

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