Notable Economic Growth Initiatives To Be Recognized At CERC Event

Published: November 23, 2012 at 12:00 am


Notable Economic Growth Initiatives To Be Recognized At CERC Event

ROCKY HILL – The Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc (CERC), a nonprofit company that provides resources to support making Connecticut a competitive business environment, is honoring the top economic development projects from regions around the state at its annual event Celebrate CT! on the evening of Wednesday, November 28, at The Bushnell in Hartford.

More than 150 economic development and business professionals from around the state are expected to attend Celebrate CT! to recognize top companies, projects, programs, organizations, and individuals for their contribution to the state’s economy — such as consistent or growing employment levels, role in changing the character of its community or civic engagement, strong public/private collaboration to encourage new investment, or leadership resulting in regional growth or improvements.

“These awards pay tribute to the hardworking people and successful programs and projects of 2012,” said CERC President and CEO Robert Santy. “We at CERC are proud to partner with the regions to celebrate these admirable honorees, and we look forward to what 2013 will bring us.”

The 2012 Celebrate CT! Award Recipients (by region) are:

*North Central / Hartford


Connecticut-Israel Technology Summit

*Central / Bristol

Yarde Metals

Hospital of Central Connecticut Cancer Center

*South Central / New Haven

Gateway Community College

Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

*Waterbury / Naugatuck

City of Waterbury Anti-blight Program

Naugatuck River Greenway, Town of Beacon Falls

*Northwest / Torrington

Alcoa Howmet

Torrington Downtown Partners

*West / Danbury

Boehringer Ingelheim

KimchuK Inc.

*Southwest / Stamford / Bridgeport

Pepperidge Farm

Stamford Hospital and Charter Oak Communities


GKN Aerospace Services Structures Corp.

Middletown Summer Youth Employment Program

*Southeast / New London / Norwich

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital

OpSail CT 2012

*Northeast / Windham

Quinebaug Manufacturing Technology Center Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market & The Farmers’ Market Trail

Based in Rocky Hill, the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc is a nonprofit corporation and public-private partnership that provides objective research, marketing and economic development resources to support making Connecticut a more competitive business environment. For more information, visit and connect to CERC on FaceBook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@cercinc).

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

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