The Alliance is a business consulting company that provides professional services to small, minority and women-owned enterprises as well as support corporate missions in their outreach to small businesses. Our services include access to capital, marketing and access to government and corporate procurement opportunities. We are aware of the challenges faced by entrepreneurs and we therefore utilize our resources to identify means to fulfill our client's needs. We developed the concept of LOCALIZATION to support and sustain local communities through economic and community development. About the President Harland Henry is an economic development strategist and was advisor to Secretary of the State of Connecticut Susan Bysiewicz from January 1999 to February 2009. During this time, he created and launched the award winning project CTShowcase, a program that assisted more that 7,000 small and minority business throughout New England. The CTShowcase project built strategic alliances with Chambers of Commerce, U.S. SBA, SCORE, federal and state agencies and several corporate entities. Other core partners included the U.S. Postal Service, Connecticut Minority Supplier Development Council and Black Enterprise Magazine. Awards > 2003 awarded the SBA's Business Advocate of the Year, and the West Indian Foundation's Special Bonus award for Entrepreneurship > 2004, received the African American Affairs Commission's Economic Development award > 2007, awarded Ambassador For Peace for developing successful community and economic programs in the region > April 2008, named Micro Business Advocate of the Year by the Micro Business Enterprise Group > September 2008, named Connecticut Minority Supplier Development Council's Shining Star Activities SunBiz Showcase Alliance will host seminars, business round tables, peer-to-peer meetings, facilitate networking opportunities and utilize our network to support the needs of corporate and small business clients.