Hartford Business Journal

July 31, 2017

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For more B2B news visit JULY 31, 2017 Volume 25, Number 31 $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 ■ Reporter's Notebook: PG. 5 ■ Week in Review: PG. 6 ■ The List: PG. 10 ■ Deal Watch: PG. 16 ■ Movers & Shakers: PG. 16 ■ Nonprofit Notebook: PG. 18 ■ Opinion & Commentary: PG. 20 Home Cooking The Hartford Yard Goats' Neighborhood Flavors Cart is giving small, local restaurants a chance to show off their cuisine during ballgames, while also diversifying Dunkin' Donuts Park's fare beyond the traditional staples of hotdogs, peanuts and Cracker Jacks. PG. 3 FOCUS: MANUFACTURING Mobile Training Goodwin College's recently launched mobile lab offers continuing education workshops that can refresh and upgrade the skills of experienced workers while also introducing new employees to advanced manufacturing techniques and equipment — all without leaving the company site. PG. 8 Charitable givers expect uptick in nonprofit demands By John Stearns jstearns@HartfordBusiness.com S ome corporate foundations are fielding more calls for financial assistance as nonprofits struggle under real or threat- ened cuts from city and state governments choked by deficits — calls that may intensify. It's not just uncertain local and state bud- gets that are clouding nonprofits' financial fore- casts, said Karla Fortunato, president of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP), which has about 120 members comprising cor- porations, their foundations and others. Planning is also complicated by what's happening in Washington, D.C., where short- handed agencies are affecting operations nationally, she said. "Things that used to happen quite smoothly are not happening quite smoothly anymore," Fortunato said. "And a lot of the nonprofits in Connecticut do rely on a real mix of revenues from different kinds of local, state and federal players — so in Connecticut, I feel like our non- profits are really facing kind of a triple whammy." That's particularly true in Hartford, where Continued on page 14 Millennial Appeal Diane Cantello, The Hartford's VP of corporate sustain- ability, is preparing for 2018 nonprofit funding requests. P H O T O | S T E V E L A S C H E V E R P H O T O | S T E V E L A S C H E V E R Three Millennials who live and work in downtown Hartford — Andrea Hartman, Mitchell Jackson and Christopher Pagano — recently sat down with HBJ, to share their pros and cons of the city, and their outlook for its future. Young professionals say Hartford's urban assets underappreciated Page 12

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