(September 19, 2013) Mayor Segarra announced today an official launch date of October 11 for iConnect, Hartford’s downtown storefront revitalization program, with a satellite location for WNPR and two new businesses, Naturally Dogs & Cats and Hartford Prints!. The iConnect program is partially funded through a grant from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Office of the Arts for the purpose of converting empty storefronts into mixed use spaces. The City’s Marketing Events and Cultural Affairs Department, who administers the project, received over 40 applications from which a total of 5 businesses were selected.
“iConnect offers a glimpse of what Downtown Hartford will look like in the future,” said Mayor Segarra. “It’s great to hear the excitement from the businesses about being in the Capital City. Change takes time but this is a first step towards pushing our creative economy forward and creating a roadmap to success for some of our entrepreneurs.”
(September 18, 2013) On Saturday, September 21st, the City of Hartford in partnership with the iQuilt will host Envisionfest, an all-day arts and culture festival in Downtown Hartford. Envisionfest features more than 100 exhibits, live performances, free admission to museums and cultural establishments and interactive activities. The event kicks off in the morning with the Bike Walk Connecticut’s Hartford Bike Tour and ends with a free concert in Bushnell Park from Grammy winners They Might Be Giants.
(September 17, 2013) Tomorrow at 10:00am, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will join Superintendent Christina Kishimoto for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Global Communications Academy on Edwards Street.
Later, Mayor Segarra will visit four long-standing small businesses in the South Meadows industrial area of Hartford; CPI Manufacturing, FW Webb Plumbing Supply, Reliable Electric, Golfers Warehouse.
WHO: Mayor Segarra, Christina Kishimoto
WHAT: Ribbon cutting ceremony for Global Communications Academy
WHEN: Wednesday, September 18, 10:00am
WHERE: Global Communications Academy, 85 Edwards Street
WHO: Mayor Segarra
WHAT: Visit to small businesses in the South Meadows
WHEN: Wednesday, September 18, 1:00pm- 3:00pm
WHERE: CPI Manufacturing, 108 Ledyard Street; FW Webb Plumbing Supply, 150 Locust Street; Reliable Electric, 285 Murphy Road; Golfers Warehouse, 81 Brainard Road
For Immediate Release: September 17, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485
(September 16, 2013) - In recognition of National Citizenship Day, Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will provide the keynote address at a swearing-in ceremony for 30 new US Citizens in the City Hall Atrium, presided over by U.S. District Court of Connecticut Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez. The Mayor recently submitted an ordinance creating a Commission on Refugee and Immigrant Affairs to City Council.