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June 19, 2017 — GreenCircle Awards

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For more B2B news visit JUNE 19, 2017 Volume 25, Number 26 $3.00 Subscribe online SAVE THE DATE! WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2017 CT CONVENTION CENTER | HARTFORD Join us in recognizing outstanding young professionals in the Greater Hartford area. 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 ■ Deal Watch: PG. 8 ■ Nonprofit Notebook: PG. 11 ■ The List: PG. 12 ■ Corporate Profile: PG. 12 ■ Movers & Shakers: PG. 13 ■ Opinion & Commentary: PG. 20 Land Banks State lawmakers have passed a bill allowing for the establishment of local nonprofit land banks that would collaborate with cities and towns to acquire, remediate and redevelop some of the hundreds of contaminated, or "brownfield,'' sites in the state. PG. 3 GreenCircle Awards Check out the winners of this year's GreenCircle Awards, who were recognized for their energy-saving efforts. PG. 15 EXECUTIVE PROFILE Holding Court Anne Worcester, head of the Connecticut Open women's professional tennis tournament, has the diverse role of promoting the tourney, city of New Haven and state of Connecticut. PG. 5 Food truck craze spreads across Greater Hartford By John Stearns jstearns@HartfordBusiness.com F ood trucks, long a staple of street fare in downtown Hartford, recently received approval to operate in the towns of Enfield and West Hartford, albeit on a restricted basis, partly in deference to brick-and-mortar restaurants. West Hartford — where trendy, fixed restaurants proliferate, par- ticularly in the town center and Blue Back Square and where the town's image seems increasingly tied to culinary arts — approved the trucks in the New Park Avenue industrial zone. The idea was to capitalize on the food truck craze, boost a less focal part of town and complement new businesses popping up there with the least disruption to town restaurants paying rents, mortgages and property taxes. The food truck zone, including an allowance for food truck parks featuring up to five trucks in one location, are envisioned as generating 'Paperless' ban aids CT ticket resellers By Matt Pilon mpilon@HartfordBusiness.com I n a victory for ticket-reselling companies, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed into law new requirements anticipated to boost sales in the secondary market — transac- tions facilitated through online exchanges like those run by South Windsor-based Tick- etNetwork, StubHub and others. The law essentially amounts to a ban on "paperless" ticketing, which various musical acts, sports teams and venues are increasingly using to make it more difficult to transfer or sell purchased tickets. A similar bill died in the legislature seven years ago, facing fierce resistance from Con- necticut entertainment venues — including the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts, Goodspeed Musicals and the Palace Theatre in Waterbury — which say the new law will hurt consumers by making ticket prices more expensive. Meanwhile, ticket resellers por- tray the law as a matter of consumer rights Continued on page 9 TicketNetwork's South Windsor headquarters (shown above) is on Gerber Road. Meals on Wheels Food trucks line up daily along downtown Hartford's Elm Street bordering state offices and Bushnell Park and some, like Quick Bites (foreground), pay to reserve their coveted parking spot. Continued on page 10 P H O T O | C O N T R I B U T E D H B J P H O T O | J O H N S T E A R N S

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