• Business Districts

  • The town of West Hartford is broken into five business districts, each with an organization that supports it's members, organizes events and promotes business.

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    The West Hartford Center Business Association is one of the largest and oldest business groups in West Hartford. With over 200 businesses in this district and a very active schedule of events The WHCBA covers both West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square. The WHCBA mission is to strengthen the merchant network within West Hartford Center & Blue Back Square. Create a vibrant business environment to attract new business and increase customer base through brand marketing and event promotion. Strengthen political voice to advocate for favorable business climate within the town of West Hartford. The president of the association is Barbara Karsky the co-owner of BK&Co, a womens clothing store. This association holds monthly member meetings, networking events, organizes the sidewalk sale, Fashion Week  and is a sponsor of the Halloween Stroll, Kids Card and the Holiday Stroll, one of the towns oldest and largest events.

    For more information contact B. Karsky at 860 232-6225, http://thecenterwesthartford.com/about/membership/

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    Elmwood Business Association is headed by Dr. Rick Liftig and meets on the first Friday of the month at 8:30 am at the Corner Pug. Established in the 1950's this group has weathered many changes in Elmwood has in the last few years has seen many positive business and residential additions to this community.
    They have a highly informative meeting with representatives from the police department and Town officials giving updates and reports to the membership. Elmwood is  walkable, eclectic, convenient and affordable with all of the West Hartford amenities you & your family seek.
    For more information contact Dr. Liftig at srick@snet.net or visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/elmwoodct

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    The Park Road Association is a non-profit organization made up of businesses, property owners, residents and individuals. Its an advocate for the neighborhood and interacts with state and local government as needed to benefit of the neighborhood. The Association is involved in many activities which address safety, business promotion and quality of life issues.
    Members get to share their views at monthly meetings at which they also receive updates from the West Hartford Police Department and other governmental agencies. For more information, contact Tracy Flater,tflater@playhousetheatregroup.org, (860) 523-5900 ext. 12.
    Major annual events include the Park Road Parade, the Celebrity Breakfast and Park Road Awards Night.

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    The Home Design District is a group of home improvement, home décor, and construction related businesses located in the New Park Avenue area of West Hartford, Connecticut. The Home Design District uses the collective power of its businesses to market, promote, and brand the area as a prime destination for consumers seeking quality goods and services to improve their homes and businesses. The group meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at one of the member business locations. 
    For more info visit, http://www.homedesigndistrict.com/

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    Robert “Bob” Fressola is president of the Bishops Corner Neighborhood Association and as a proud resident of the neighborhood knows firsthand what Bishops Corner really feels like.“It’s pretty exciting to see all the new development and redevelopment in Bishops Corner. When I first moved here, the four corners looked tired … then transformations began, starting with the Whole Foods/Walgreens Plaza and continuing through the current Albany Avenue residential project (transforming a former nursing home to several hundred residential units). More residents moving into this neighborhood mean more money to be spent in our area. Also 12 new town houses across from Big Y are coming in as well. As various business parcels continue getting developed, the need for more residential areas continues to grow,” Bob says. The Association is proud of the events and opportunities it has brought to their community. They sponsor the Bishops Corner Farmers Market every Saturday in the Crown Market parking lot in warm weather months and sponsor summer poetry nights at Max’s and Blue Plate Kitchen. “We’ve met with the town and state Department of Transportation to make Albany Avenue and North Main Street (the main intersection) more pedestrian and bicycle friendly. Already, more safety crossings and better signage is getting in place,” says Bob.