Monthly Archives: September 2018

Shana Schlossberg Creates a Thriving Space for the Hartford Community

 Walk into Upward Hartford, and you’re immediately drawn to a wall covered in brightly colored sticky notes, or the “Idea Wall” as Shana Schlossberg, founder of Upward Hartford, calls it. “A few months ago, I thought to myself, why are we not seeing more entrepreneurs in Hartford? Why are we not seeing more startups […]

Onyeka Obiocha Aims to Create a More Inclusive Community

 As one of the founders of Hartford based Breakfast Lunch & Dinner, Onyeka Obiocha describes their efforts as “this idea and platform that allows you to explore the possibilities to create collective culture.” Onyeka, or Ony as many in Hartford know him, was born and raised in Windsor, Connecticut and he attributes a lot […]

Jamie McDonald Uses BBQ to Give Back to the Hartford Community

 Jamie McDonald, owner of Hartford’s Chango Rosa, Bear’s BBQ, and Blind Pig does so much more than just feed people… Originally from Kansas City, Jamie McDonald came here out of the Navy, where he worked for United Technologies for many years. About four years ago he started his search for a spot Downtown when he […]

Herb Virgo Grows Life Within Hartford’s Keney Park

 The Keney Park Urban Agriculture Education site teaches composting, gardening, aquaponics, and hydroponics, with a goal of connecting people to the healing power of nature. Head of it all is Herb Virgo, who puts in many volunteer hours along with support from the local community to bring his sustainability visions to life. “We’re trying […]