The Hartford Courant presents Tapestry Award to UTC for positive community outreach

UTC President and CEO Louis Chênevert accepts Tapestry Award from Hartford Courant Publisher Richard Graziano.

UTC’s commitment to corporate responsibility is evident in all the good work the company and its employees do to serve the Greater Hartford community, according to The Hartford Courant, which recognized UTC with its Tapestry Award for excellence in community partnerships and outreach.

UTC President and CEO Louis Chênevert accepted the Tapestry Award on behalf of UTC at the April 14th MetroHartford Alliance’s Rising Star Breakfast.

Approximately 200 people attended the event, including representatives from the business community, civic organizations, educational institutes and state and local government.

“In these challenging economic times, it’s nice to take a moment to celebrate the good things UTC employees do to make a positive impact on the Greater Hartford community,” Chênevert said, referencing employee volunteer events such as the United Way Day of Caring, Special Olympics and FIRST Robotics Competition.

For 10 years, The Hartford Courant has recognized individuals with its Tapestry Award for making a positive impact in greater Hartford through community partnerships and outreach programs. In 2008, the newspaper expanded the award program to recognize corporations.

“I am thrilled to accept the Tapestry Award on behalf of UTC and our employees,” Chênevert said. “There is no better time to celebrate what this award embodies – partnering on community projects, bridging understanding and encouraging diversity of thought.”

UTC was nominated by Hartford’s South Arsenal Neighborhood Development (SAND) Corporation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the economic, physical and social conditions in Hartford’s north end.

UTC has supported SAND since 2000, working together to design and build affordable green housing in the north end. UTC and UTRC have worked with SAND to develop a model for zero net energy homes. SAND plans to break ground on the new homes later this year.

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