Software development team DiscoverMe provides small businesses and startups with affordable marketing services, including website design and search engine optimization (SEO). Co-Founder and Managing Partner Jorge Castro shares about how his small business is aligned to help other small business in Hartford—and beyond.

Why Hartford? How did you decide on the location for your business?

JORGE CASTRO: Though I was born in New York City, the Greater Hartford area of Connecticut has been home for most of my life. I was an undergrad at Trinity College in the 1990s and completed my Master of Business Administration at The University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business (’18).

I’ve lived in a variety of communities in and around Hartford for decades and am very passionate about the opportunity to bring jobs and growth to our capital city. The choice to locate our business in Hartford was really a no-brainer.

Tell us about the neighborhood and what makes it unique.

JORGE: The Parkville neighborhood has its own distinct history. Our business is positioned to not merely help the other businesses in the neighborhood, but to help small businesses in every neighborhood across Hartford, Connecticut, and America.

What is the best thing about living/working in Hartford?

JORGE: Being a smaller city allows Hartford not to feel like this overwhelming, faceless, never-ending metropolis.

Why did you join the Hartford Chamber of Commerce?

JORGE: We joined the Chamber to begin revealing our existence to the world, to help ourselves and Hartford grow, and to help make the Greater Hartford area a better place to live.

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