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Looking for inspiration in Downtown Hartford? It's nine stories up • Fox 61

Artist Corey Pane, who has painted numerous urban-pop works around the Capital City, is taking things to another level. Pane has been busy painting a mega mural on Pearl Street along a façade of the Goodwin Tower that he calls “Just Grow”.

Patio music series to return to Hartford's Pratt Street • Hartford Business Journal

Downtown Hartford’s Pratt Street will host live music every Thursday and Friday evening and Saturday at lunchtime from early June through mid-October., the Hartford Business Improvement District announced.

Put On Your Dancing Shoes: Pratt Street Salsa Socials Return to Hartford • NBC Connecticut

After a year of social distancing and coronavirus restrictions, the Hartford Business Improvement District (HBID) announced the return of the Pratt Street Salsa Socials to take place this summer.

Leadership Greater Hartford Tour • Video

Shannon Mumley of the Hartford Chamber of Commerce interviews our Director of Placemaking & Events, Chip McCabe in this Leadership Greater Hartford Tour.


The Future of Downtown Hartford Webinar with Mayor Luke Bronin • MetroHartford Alliance

Watch the MetroHartford Alliance as they discuss with City leaders the future of downtown Hartford.

Outdoor WiFi coming to Hartford's Pratt Street • Hartford Courant

Corporate worker bees may not be able to work in their downtown Hartford offices in the pandemic, but they soon will be able to at least work outside near their workspaces.

Face the State: Expert weighs in on how COVID has impacted businesses • Eyewitness News 3

Hartford Business Improvement District Executive Director Jordan Polon discusses how the pandemic has impacted businesses. Via Eyewitness News 3.

3 artists chosen to ‘Make A Thing’ to perk up Hartford landscape• Hartford Courant

The Hartford Business Improvement District has chosen three Hartford-area artists to “Make A Thing” to add whimsy and creativity to the city landscape.

Chip McCabe's Pandemic Plan • Arts Council Greater New Haven

March came in roaring like a lion for Chip McCabe, director of placemaking and events at the Hartford Business Improvement District. It left with barely a whisper. Now, he’s trying to figure out what the rest of the year may hold.

Hartford Business Improvement District Receives Top Honors from the IDA• Innovation Destination Hartford

During its 64th Annual Conference and Tradeshow in San Antonio, TX, the International Downtown Association (IDA) recognized the Hartford Business Improvement District (HBID) with two top industry honors.

Pinnacle Winner: Gettin’ Diggy With It: The Power of Non-Traditional Construction Signage • International Downtown Association

International Downtown Association Pinnacle Winner: Gettin’ Diggy With It: The Power of Non-Traditional Construction Signage; Hartford BID; Hartford, CT


Bike Roadside Assistance Program First Of Its Kind • Hartford Courant

In less than four months, 42 cyclists have called the business improvement district for help when their rides failed them on the streets of Hartford. Most of the calls to the new bicycle roadside assistance program, launched in May, were for flat tires. By the end of the year, the district expects to be doing more tire repairs on bikes than cars, says executive director Jordan Polon.

HBID’s Jordan Polon: On Making The City More Fun And Welcoming • Hartford Courant

“I never understand when people say that Hartford is conveniently located between New York and Boston,” says Polon, executive director of the Hartford Business Improvement District. “That’s like saying pizza is conveniently located between lobster and steak. I happen to think pizza is good on its own.”