Since 2006, Connecticut annually has had a strong presence at the International Airshow for the aerospace industry – and this year, I had the great fortune to attend first-hand, in-person, on-site. CERC has been a part of the team behind-the-scenes for 14 years (wow!) – from coordinating the booth graphics and shipping of materials, to overall logistical details, branding and PR. This year’s show took place in Paris, and I accompanied the Connecticut contingent, which included reps from 11 aerospace companies led by the state Department of Economic and Community Development.
Many towns and cities are redeveloping their brands - to better define their uniqueness, and to attract and retain residents and businesses - and in this episode, Kristi Sullivan, CERC’s Vice President of Marketing is joined by Liz Panke, an award-winning designer, and partner on a number of rebranding projects for CERC’s municipal clients.
“This is an exciting time for transportation. Frequent and ongoing advancements in connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies are setting the stage for massive social, industrial, and economic changes the status quo of transportation and mobility,” said our state DOT Commissioner Joseph Giulietti in the welcoming remarks of the 2019 Northeast Connected & Automated Vehicle Summit.
In this episode of CERCONOMY, Peter Calcaterra from the CT Department of Transportation and Eric Jackson, Ph.D., from the Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center at UCONN talk with CERC about the upcoming 2019 Northeast Automated and Connected Vehicle Summit, taking place this June in Hartford, a collaboration between the Federal Highway Safety Administration, the Connecticut Department of Transportation, and UCONN.The two day event will foster a regional dialogue on the emerging technologies and their impacts on policies and infrastructure needs.
Doing Business in Connecticut is an annual publication of the Hartford Business Journal, and in this episode of CERCONOMY, Donna Collins, the Associate Publisher of HBJ sits down with CERC to share how DBIC showcases the many advantages the state offers to companies - domestic and foreign - to grow and thrive, and how the publication has become a resource guide for government officials and top level executives to help support efforts to attract new businesses to Connecticut.
WOW! Our first official Connecticut Economic Development Day celebrated last week was an outstanding success! Thank you to our partner organizations who participated and the many visitors (including legislators and staff) who stopped by the State Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Wednesday, May 8.
Organizations of all types host events - from casual networking receptions to multi-day conferences - gathering people together establishes relationships, generates ideas, and forges new collaborations.
In this episode, Sally Rider from Rider Productions drops into the studio to talk with Kristi Sullivan and shares best practice recommendations for event planning... from budgeting to event timing, to what makes event planning in Connecticut so unique, and how CERC worked with Sally on the 2018 Celebrate CT! event.
Vu Le of Nonprofit AF, a keynote speaker at the Hartford Foundation’s Nonprofit Support Program spring event, compared nonprofits to unicorns during a very entertaining talk entitled “Unleashing the Full Potential of the Nonprofit Sector.” Vu calls himself a writer, speaker, vegan, and Pisces with a passion for nonprofits … and is the executive director of a Seattle-based nonprofit. Here’s a short video that showcases Vu’s great presentation mixed with humor.
Using video in marketing campaigns, on websites, and in social media is hot - and highly effective - but where do you start?In this episode of CERCONOMY, David Bibbey, the Emmy Award Winning producer of Connecticut Means Business joins Kristi Sullivan, Vice President of Marketing at CERC, to share best practices and ideas for the planning, producing, hosting, and promoting of marketing videos.