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The Swift Family Visits the Swift Campus!

Reconnected to their Legacy, the Swift family is impressed with the entrepreneurial spirit the Swift Factory is carrying into the future.





Jane Gurka, daughter of Allen Swift and her nephews Matthew and John, sons of recently deceased Bob Swift and Matthew's son Louis, came back to the Swift Factory to see how the site has changed since redevelopment! Three generations of Swifts stepped into the legacy of their ancestor, Matthew Swift, who started it all generations ago and marveled at how the factory is leveraging a new entrepreneurial energy for North Hartford. Jane reminisced a whole life spent on the Swift property. From spending warm hours on the Grey House's back porch adjoining her grandmother's bedroom to going to work at the factory directly after graduating High School and continuing until her retirement, Jane filled in the gaps of the Swift Story as we tell it during tours. Deep innovation and creative entrepreneurial endeavor was the secret ingredient to Swift's success. The family was delighted by the completed project and were proud that the space is being used to further their entrepreneurial legacy.




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