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Tuesday: Mayor Segarra Delivers Keynote Remarks at Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council Expo; Accepts Small Business Advocate Award

(September 23, 2013) Tomorrow at 12:30pm, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will deliver keynote remarks at the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council Expo at the Connecticut Convention Center. He will also accept the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) & Partner America 'Small Business Advocate of the Year' award.

WHO: Mayor Segarra, Managing Director of USCM Jeffrey Bean
WHAT: Keynote remarks
WHEN: Tuesday, September 24, 12:30pm
WHERE: Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Avenue, Hartford

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For Immediate Release: September 23, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
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Mayor Segarra Announces Launch of New Municipal Website

(September 20, 2013) - Today, the City of Hartford unveiled a new design on its municipal website, http://www.hartford.gov. The updated look focuses on presenting residents and visitors with a clearer and more vibrant view of the services, events, and attractions offered by Connecticut’s Capital City.

“It’s still a work in progress, but this new design is a major step toward increased efficiency in delivering information,” said Mayor Pedro E. Segarra. “We plan to continue making upgrades over the next several months as get more feedback from users.”

The site also makes a number of important technical changes, including optimization across a range of browsers and mobile devices, and improved visibility for search engines like Google.

The City partnered with Enovai, Inc. an award-winning interactive firm to upgrade the website which includes a mobile version.

“We've noticed a trend among state and local governments in recognizing the need to enhance digital communication channels with residents and visitors.” said Ryan McHardy of Enovai Inc., “We feel lucky that we were able to contribute our skill-set to help enhance a city we love.”

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For Immediate Release: September 20, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485
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Mayor Segarra Announces Launch of iConnect Downtown Storefront Revitalization

(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.”

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Mayor Segarra Welcomes All to the Capital City for Envisionfest; Free All-Day Festival in Downtown Hartford on Saturday, September 21

(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.

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