Describe your business in one to two sentences.
Eli Patrick & Co. was created to help nonprofits develop strategies to meet their fundraising goals.

Why did you join the Hartford Chamber of Commerce – what’s the value?
I joined the Hartford Chamber of Commerce with the goal of actively building my professional network among fellow business owners, gaining valuable insights into their successful strategies, and actively participating in the community to foster mutual growth.

Why Hartford? How did you decide on the location for your business?
I decided to establish my business in Hartford due to its significance and the valuable experiences I gained there when my family and I relocated to Connecticut. While working in Hartford, I had the opportunity to deeply immerse myself in the nonprofit community and develop a profound understanding of its dynamics. Recognizing the immense potential to serve the needs of our customers, I firmly believed that Hartford was the ideal location to build and grow our business.

Tell us about the neighborhood and what makes it unique.
Our offices are located near downtown Hartford, a central hub where numerous nonprofits gather to foster collaboration and effectively serve their customers. Being in such a vibrant location allows us to actively engage with other nonprofits, tapping into the collective expertise and resources available, and ensuring that we are well-positioned to meet the needs of our customer base.

What is the best thing about living/working in Hartford?
One of the most gratifying aspects of working in Hartford is the opportunity to connect and collaborate with a diverse range of individuals who have made significant contributions to our work. Engaging with these individuals allows for a rich exchange of ideas, insights, and expertise, ultimately enhancing our impact in our respective fields. These individuals’ collective knowledge and experiences inspire and fuel our efforts, creating a dynamic environment where meaningful progress is achieved through collaboration and mutual support.

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