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Episode no. 23: Experience We-Ha Podcast with Mayor Shari Cantor


On the heels of the State of the Town address at the Delamar Hotel on Jan. 31, Jeff and Ryan speak with Mayor Shari Cantor on this episode of the Experience We-Ha Podcast. We get to know Shari and her history of growing up in West Hartford while diving a little deeper into some of the many topics covered (and some others) during her annual State of the Town address.

WHC-TV recorded the State of the Town address, and it can be viewed in its entirety on YouTube by clicking here.

Follow Mayor Shari Cantor on Twitter @Cantorshari  and check out some of the other topics mentioned in the episode:

Money Magazine Best Places to Live

The Town That Cares

Mayor’s Charity Ball

West Hartford’s Cantor Family Helps Keep Kids’ Hearts Beating

Episode Chapters:

0:00 – Intro/About Shari

4:30 – State of the Town

6:15 – The “Tech Hub” and building a regional ecosystem

11:25 – Retaining young professionals in the region

13:15 – The retail struggle

15:30 – Bringing people together with experiences

18:20 – West Hartford is unique, what are other towns doing well?

20:35 – Town or city?

22:00 – What has Shari most excited for the future?

23:45 – Building higher and new development

25:45 – “Bridging” to Hartford

27:05 – LimeBikes and other methods of transportation

28:10 – What worries Shari the most?

31:41 – The Town That Cares and giving back

33:07 – The Mayor’s Charity Ball

34:05 – The new town logo

36:18 – The town manager

38:25 – Hearts are in the Cantor family’s heart

41:15 – Shari’s favorite We-Ha dish

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