Hartford Business Journal

March 5, 2018 — Best Places to Work in CT

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www.HartfordBusiness.com • March 5, 2018 • Hartford Business Journal 3 Newsmakers EDITORIAL Greg Bordonaro | Editor, ext. 139, gbordonaro@HartfordBusiness.com Gregory Seay | News Editor, ext. 144, gseay@HartfordBusiness.com Matt Pilon | News Editor, ext. 143, mpilon@HartfordBusiness.com John Stearns | Staff Writer, ext. 145, jstearns@HartfordBusiness.com Patricia Daddona | Web Editor, ext. 127, pdaddona@HartfordBusiness.com Stephanie Meagher | Research Director Heide Martin | Research Assistant Steve Laschever | Photographer BUSINESS Joe Zwiebel | President and Publisher, ext. 132, jzwiebel@HartfordBusiness.com Donna Collins | Associate Publisher, ext. 121, dcollins@HartfordBusiness.com Sara Lavery | Office and Project Manager, ext. 137, saralavery@hartfordbusiness.com Amy Orsini | Events Manager, ext. 134, aorsini@HartfordBusiness.com Jaime Rudy | Sales Director, ext. 124, jrudy@HartfordBusiness.com David Hartley | Sr. Accounts Manager, ext. 130, dhartley@HartfordBusiness.com Christopher Mazzaia | Sr. Accounts Manager, ext. 128, cmazzaia@HartfordBusiness.com Kristen P. 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NEWS DEPARTMENT: If you have a news item: Call us at (860) 236-9998, fax us at (860) 570-2493, or e-mail us at news@HartfordBusiness.com. Hartford Business Journal accepts no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts or materials and in general does not return them to the sender. Hartford Business Journal (ISSN 1083-5245) is published weekly, 49x per year - including two special issues in November and December — by new England Business Media, LLC, 15 Lewis Street, Suite 200, Hartford, CT 06103. Periodicals postage paid at Hartford, CT and at additional entry points. Tel: (860) 236-9998 • Fax (860) 570-2493 Copyright 2018. All rights reserved. Postmaster: Please send address changes to: Hartford Business Journal P.O. Box 330, Congers, NY 10920-9894 www.copyright.com HartfordBusiness.com (860) 236-9998 Big labor fights back "We will not sit idly by while corporate America tries to beat us down." Lori Pelletier , president of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, responding to a U.S. Supreme Court case that is challenging labor unions' ability to collect fees from public employees who aren't union members. Jeff Pasquale | Head Brewmaster, City Steam Brewery By John Stearns jstearns@HartfordBusiness.com Jeff Pasquale hopped at the opportunity to be head brewmaster at City Steam Brewery in downtown Hartford. The former head of beer development at Bloomfield's Thomas Hooker Brewing Co. said it was mainly the creative freedom that enticed him to switch labels. "I'm fully trusted and encouraged to go in any direction I want with the beer here, which is pretty much the most any brewer could ask for," Pasquale said. He replaced Sam Pagano, who left after about two years to return home to Albany, N.Y., as head brewmaster at C.H. Evans Brewing Co. Pasquale has been making beer about 10 years, first at home. He completed the World Brew- ing Academy's Master Brewing program, joined Thomas Hooker in 2013, then City Steam Jan. 22. His beer-making style? "Execute on the technical, fundamental aspects of brewing and make every beer have a sense of balance," he said. "I also want my beers to express a mix of my own passions and curiosi- ties with the influences I've picked up through traveling and learning from other brewers." Pasquale hopes to create City Steam beers that become classics, like some brewed there 20 years ago. Its flagship is Naughty Nurse. What's the biggest challenge you face in your new job? What's the biggest opportunity? Some responsibilities are new to me, including ordering, pricing and tracking every ingredient, and filling out tax forms. The biggest opportuni- ty is to introduce people to beer styles they aren't super familiar with and create a menu of beers that is always well rounded in variety. Is Hartford a craft-beer city, or becoming one? It's not nationally known as a beer-centric city, but there's a great foundation for it to get there. It's my favorite area for beer in Connecticut. How would you describe the competitive climate in the Hartford region's craft beer industry? We're all friendly and supportive of each other. If the quality and support for Hartford craft beer is there as a whole, then we all have the best chance at succeeding individually. What might not people know about you? I was voted "Most Unique" by my high school class at Lewis S. Mills in Burlington. VERBATIM 860.871.1111 Toll Free: 800.741.6367 nemsi.com License #'s: E1-104939 • S1-302974 • P1-203519 • F1-10498 • SM1-192 • MC-1134 MECHANICAL • ELECTRICAL • PLUMBING • SHEET METAL • BUILDING AUTOMATION • FACILITIES SERVICES FACILITY SOLUTIONS…ONE SOURCE The company that builds and installs the critical systems in virtually every type of facility is the same company you can rely on to maintain them. 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