Two economic development organizations have recognized a New London hospital and the organizers of a War of 1812 bicentennial event for their role in the state and regional economy.
Lawrence & Memorial Hospital and OpSail 2012 were recognized at the annual Celebrate CT! gala put on by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, a nonprofit company providing resources to help make Connecticut competitive in business. The Economic Development Committee of the Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region (seCTer), a public-private development agency whose mission is to encourage new business and support existing ones in the region, also took part in the selection.
The awards were given out at the Nov. 28 event in Hartford. Bill Stanley, vice president of Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, accepted the award for the hospital while OpSail 2012 organizers John Johnson and Kevin Cavanaugh accepted the award on behalf of the event.
The Celebrate CT! event recognizes individuals, projects, programs, companies, and organizations for economic development including providing jobs, encouraging investment, or leadership in projects or other economic improvements.
“These awards underscore the state’s and region’s innovation in and commitment to the growth of Connecticut,” said Robert Sandy, president and CEO of CERC. “We partner with each region to identify some of the year’s most outstanding economic development initiatives and leaders, and CERC is pleased to acknowledge them at this celebratory year-end event.”