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The socials have a new sponsor, Hartford Healthcare, and will see five dates over the course of the spring and summer.

Fox 61


New Britain artist Alicia Brown created a mural celebrating the magi, in celebration of Día de Los Tres Reyes Magos, which is a beloved annual celebration in the city’s Puerto Rican community.

Hartford Courant

Pratt Street Salsa Socials Hartford, CT

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.

NBC Connecticut


Sydney Morris, Marketing & Communications Manager at the Hartford Business Improvement District, named panelist in International Downtown Association's 66th Annual Conference & Marketplace.

International Downtown Association

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

Leadership Greater Hartford


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



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.

Arts Council Greater New Haven


There are so many #HartfordUnsungHeroes working day and night to keep our great city going.

Hartford Chamber of Commerce


LINK Scooters are partnering with the city of Hartford with the aim of connecting public transit routes.

NBC Connecticut


Based at 777 Main, three Getaround cars are available for local use.

Fox 61


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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.

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“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.

Hartford Courant


The "Hartford Has It" branding campaign showcases the city's key assets, including it's cultural diversity.

Hartford Business Journal

The free summer dances were started in 2016 by the Hartford Business Improvement District to cater to the salsa community and establish a sense of culture across the city, says Chip McCabe, the district’s events director.

Hartford Courant


Artist Corey Pane, who has painted numerous 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”.

Fox 61


The tallest exterior mural in Connecticut, a 100-foot-tall image of a young woman watering flowers, is being painted at the corner of Ann Uccello and Pearl Streets in Hartford.

Hartford Courant


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.

Hartford Business Journal


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

MetroHartford Alliance

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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.

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.

Hartford Courant


One hundred silver and yellow electric scooters, scattered around the downtown Hartford area, are now available for rent.

Hartford Courant


San Francisco-based carshare company Getaround has launched a new service in downtown Hartford at the 777 Main St. apartments.

Hartford Business Journal


Director of Placemaking & Events, Chip McCabe, is selected as part of the 2019 Emerging Leader Fellowship with the International Downtown Association.

International Downtown Association


Get a flat? Need a quick repair? Hartford's downtown business improvement district has got you covered.

Streets Blog USA

Bicycle Roadside Assistance HBID Hartford, CT

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.

Hartford Courant


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

International Downtown Association