Hartford Encounters

Giving people a first-hand look at the attributes and attractions that make this region so vital generates enthusiasm and appreciation and motivates them to get engaged. Hartford Encounters are customized guided tours that can show your team or department how to get the most out of the region — and to see ways to put more back in! Newcomers as well as lifelong residents can discover treasures they never knew were here.

  • “By participating in the Hartford Encounter tours, Cigna employees have been able to connect with the community and see the impact that Cigna leaders are having to improve the neighborhoods around us. Being a part of the community is good business, for so many reasons.”

    David Figliuzzi
    David Figliuzzi Executive Director, Cigna Foundation

The guided bus and walking tours can be designed as either half-day or full-day outings, and always include stops at eateries that reflect the city’s cultural diversity. These aren’t sight-seeing tours: your participants will meet face-to-face with influential figures from business, civic organizations, and local government.

  • "The Hartford Encounters events have introduced us to key organizations and leaders and vastly improved our appreciation of the many opportunities for partnership that await us in Hartford. We are more enthusiastic than ever about our move!"

    Michael Menard
    Michael Menard Associate Director of UConn’s Office of Public Engagement

More about Hartford Encounters

We will work with you to develop a suitable custom program for your organization’s stakeholders and goals, whether it’s helping young professionals and new hires feel more at home or becoming more engaged with a neighborhood or community organization.

  • Connect and engage your team with the community
  • Attract and retain talent
  • Inform employees about your organization’s community impact
  • Promote cultural, entertainment, and recreational opportunities

Term: Year-Round
Target: Professionals
Cost: Varies (Half/Full day tours)

Customized guided tours on foot or by bus

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