Hartford Business Journal

May 15, 2017

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For more B2B news visit 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 FOCUS TRANSPORTATION 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 MAY 15, 2017 Volume 25, Number 21 $3.00 Index ■ Executive Profile: PG. 5 ■ Week in Review: PG. 6 ■ The List: PG. 14 ■ Deal Watch: PG. 16 ■ Nonprofit Notebook: PG. 18 ■ Movers & Shakers: PG. 18 ■ Opinion & Commentary: PG. 20 Hartford HealthCare Expansion As Connecticut's urgent care market evolves and matures, one of the state's largest hospital systems is significantly expanding its footprint in the industry. PG. 3 International Connections Since it launched direct, round-trip service to Bradley Airport via Dublin, Ireland last September, Aer Lingus has increased international traffic at the Windsor Locks airfield. Find out how many passengers have taken the flight. PG. 10 CT preps for driverless cars By John Stearns jstearns@HartfordBusiness.com C onnecticut lawmakers are considering legislation to allow testing of driverless vehicles in up to four municipali- ties to help the state determine how best to prepare for the cars' seemingly inevitable arrival on a large scale. "It's coming whether we do something or not and I'd rather be in a position to frame [regulations] in a way that we think is best for us within industry standards versus the industry being built without our input and then us being forced to have to adjust in the future," said state Sen. Carlo Leone (D-Stamford) of Senate Bill 260. Leone sponsored the bill, which calls for the test cities and establishing a taskforce to moni- tor the testing and how autono- mous vehicles will impact the Brewers fight to make beer brands stand out By Matt Pilon mpilon@HartfordBusiness.com I t wasn't long after opening Bloomfield's Back East Brewing that CEO Tony Karlo- wicz realized something was changing in the fast-growing craft beer industry. In 2013, Back East released a boozy American Double IPA cleverly named Palate Mallet, one of its first big hits. Previously, the upstart brewery mostly stuck to conventional names, like Back East Ale. "I remember the line out the door past the driveway," Karlowicz said of consumers' reaction to Palate Mallet. "We started to real- ize the importance of names." Continued on page 12 Continued on page 8 Ridesharing company Uber is testing its autonomous vehicles (shown above) in several states. Connecticut is aiming to be a future test site of the driverless technology. P H O T O | 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 Stony Creek brewmaster Andy Schwarz holds his favorite beer, a new Mexicali lager called La Garza, which means heron. Executive Profile Joseph Cermola Jr., founder of Cardinal Engineering Associates, is 87 and still active in his Meriden-based firm. Find out how he's withstood the rigors of running a small business. PG. 5

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