Michael O’Connell Given Founder’s Award by Business for Downtown Hartford

OConnell_500Michael O’Connell, founder of the law firm O’Connell, Attmore & Morris, LLC and Chair of the City of Hartford Historic Preservation Commission, was given the Founder’s Award by Business for Downtown Hartford (BFDH) at the 2013 BFDH Annual member meeting at the Hartford Club on October 30th.  BFDH is a community business organization committed to developing programs and providing advocacy to promote the success of business in Downtown Hartford.  The Founder’s Award is given annually to a member who has made long-term contributions to the growth and development of Downtown Hartford.  Attorney O’Connell received the award this year to honor his business leadership in the downtown community over the course of the past two decades.  For example, Attorney O’Connell was the driving force behind the organization of the BFDH Downtown Roundtable lunch series, which is a monthly gathering for local businesspeople and concerned citizens hosted at rotating locations in Downtown Hartford, with speakers such as Mayor Pedro Segarra, Capital Region Development Authority Executive Director, Michael Freimuth, Governor Dannel Malloy, and UConn President Susan Herbst.