Hartford Business Journal’s Annual Municipal Collaboration Summit Convenes March 18

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Municipal leaders invited to gather for day of learning

The Hartford Business Journal‘s Third Annual Municipal Collaboration Summit will take place Friday, March 18 at the Hartford Hilton in Hartford, Conn.

This event is an opportunity for community leaders to learn the benefits of collaboration for efficiency and cost control, and will highlight key leaders who are already implementing positive changes.

“The Municipal Collaboration Annual Summit allows for municipal leaders throughout the Greater Hartford Region to collaborate on innovative ways to create even greater communities,” said Joe Zwiebel, founding publisher of the Hartford Business Journal. “The Hartford Business Journal is thrilled to be bringing back the summit for its third year, and looks forward to a successful event.”

Connecticut House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, will serve as the event’s keynote speaker.

The following workshops will be made available to attendees:

Workshop Session 1:

  •     Leveraging Connections for Better, Affordable IT and Other Municipal Services
  •     Consolidating Town and School Information Technology Administration and Budgets
  •     Bond Financings: What Municipal Issuers Should Know About Direct Purchases
  •     MORE Commission: What's Next?

Workshop Session 2:

  •     VOIP on CEN/Nutmeg Networks
  •     Municipal Collaborative Efforts Related to Blight Ordinance Enforcement
  •     Using Data Sources to Analyze Your Local Economy
  •     Building Vibrant Communities

The workshops will be followed by a panel discussion with speakers, John Elsesser, President of Council of Small Towns (COST), Town Manager, Town of Coventry; Tim Larson, State Senator; Elliot Ginsberg, President and CEO, CCAT; Mary Glassman, Manager of the Office for Regional Efficiencies, CREC; and, Lyle Wray, Executive Director, Capitol Region Council of Governments.

Tickets to the Municipal Collaboration Summit are $40 per person. Municipal/town/city elected officials can register for free. All attendees must register. To register, visit http://www.hartfordbusiness.com.

The presenting sponsor for the Municipal Collaboration Summit is Updike, Kelly & Spellacy. Event sponsors include: Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.; Comcast Business and Digital Back Office. Event partners include: Co-Communications, Marketing and Public Relations; Hartford Hilton; J. Fiereck Photography; Local Stage Productions and The Perfect Promotion.


About Hartford Business Journal
Hartford Business Journal is the only audited weekly, subscription-based business publication in Connecticut. Whether it’s market trends, the latest merger news or an update on state government, this award-winning weekly is the “must read” for area business leaders. Hartford Business Journal has a total readership of 31,000 affluent and educated business decision makers in the 61 towns that make up Metro Hartford. For more information, please visit http://www.hartfordbusiness.com or call 860.236.9998.

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