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Business Growth Centre

The Business Growth Centre is designed to support the community’s entrepreneurs with co-working office space and business development resources, as well as full access to all of our other services. Launch or grow your business in an ecology designed for innovation. Expand your knowledge in our resource center. Our Leadership Library is fully-stocked with informational Keep Reading ..


Collaboration Centre

At The 224, we have a passion for connecting with transformational leaders, which is one of the reasons we created the Collaboration Centre. Unlike the typical convention/conference center, this area is uniquely designed to inspire creativity and innovation. The room of your choice will be customized to your vision with the helping hands of our Keep Reading ..


Thought Leaders & Advisors of The 224

We continue to form long-lasting connections with thought leaders and advisors as we develop The 224. Each month, we will feature those who have provided ongoing thought leadership, mentorship and design for the birth of The 224. Paul Pita CEO/Executive Creative Director The Pita Group Paul has an amazing ability to build consensus among groups Keep Reading ..

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The 224 EcoSpace: The Power of Purple

Hartford is the capital city of Connecticut, said to be “the land of steady habits.” Some people think our city is dull, boring and, well…beige. When we thought about “reviving,” our city, through the creation of The 224 EcoSpace, we decided to “paint the town purple” through the creative, bodacious purple spark of color on Keep Reading ..

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Frequently Asked Questions – The 224 Events

Here at The 224, there are guidelines to ensure maintenance of the building and the best interest of guests. Find the answers to frequently asked questions below: Can I provide my own catering? We offer the option of preferred caterers. To arrange for catering services, please contact us. Do you offer audio support and assistance? Keep Reading ..

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11 Ways to move from Community vision to Community Action

By Rev. Dr. Shelley D. Best, Director & Chief Curator of The 224 EcoSpace “One day my soul just opened up.” – Iyanla Vanzant Eleven years ago I was minding my business, driving down north-main street in Hartford, on my way to service at Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church. Then I woke up. As Iyanla Vanzant Keep Reading ..