Hartford Business Journal

April 24, 2017

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For more B2B news visit APRIL 24, 2017 Volume 25, Number 18 $3.00 Subscribe online Don't miss being a part of biggest sales lead generation day of the year on June 8th 2017 Introducing the ALL NEW 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 Index ■ Week in Review: PG. 6 ■ The List: PG. 10 ■ Deal Watch: PG. 11 ■ Nonprofit Notebook: PG. 16 ■ Movers & Shakers: PG. 17 ■ Corporate Profile: PG. 18 ■ Opinion & Commentary: PG. 20 FOCUS: EDUCATION Ambitious Agenda As Gregory Woodward prepares to take over as president of the University of Hartford July 1, he's got some lofty goals for the private college. PG. 8 Early Reviews HBJ freelance writer Keith Griffin recently experienced the "family" atmosphere of the $71- million publicly financed Dunkin' Donuts Park. Check out his review of the newly opened stadium. PG. 3 Hartford's Parkville whets developer's 'food-hall' appetite By Gregory Seay gseay@HartfordBusiness.com W hether it's New York City's Chel- sea Market or a mercado aberto in Portugal, Carlos Mouta finds them exhilarating places to indulge his passion for food, particularly spices and wine. "I don't enjoy going to a grocery store,'' the Hartford real estate developer-entrepreneur said. "But the food markets are much more interesting.'' So, Mouta is combining his food affinity and his real estate vocation in pursuit of his newest Hartford community development in the city's Parkville neighborhood. His lat- est ambitious plan calls for transforming his underused industrial building at 1400 Park St. into Connecticut's first "food hall.'' Called Parkville Market, the proposed development would initially occupy the 20,000-square-foot former home of the Bish- op Ladder Co., a building that dates to the early 20th century. Pending financing and Energy industry turns to CT colleges for worker pipeline By Matt Pilon mpilon@HartfordBusiness.com C olleges often talk to local companies to gauge their future workforce needs, searching for opportunities to build new programs to help fill the gaps and attract students amid a competitive higher-ed market. The latest focus has been on the state's energy industry, as evi- denced by new degree programs at Farmington's Tunxis Communi- ty College and Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. The fledgling programs, which each have their own niche and were designed based on discussions with utilities, energy Continued on page 14 Continued on page 12 Training Ground Digital rendering of the proposed Parkville Market "food hall" in an industrial building at 1400 Park St. in Hartford. Tunxis' new energy management program has drawn a mix of traditional college-age students and energy pros who want to further their skills. Shown (from left) are instructor Dave Bebrin, a senior engineer at Eversource, and students Brad Charron, Peter Kenefick and Kyle Kalisz. R E N D E R I N G | C O N T R I B U T E D P H O T O | S T E V E L A S C H E V E R

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