Connecticut is home to some great companies, but here are a dozen that offer employees more than just a paycheck.

Welcome to the third decade of the annual Best of Connecticut — our celebration of all the things we love about the state.

For many, the pantry is a bit nostalgic, conjuring up simpler times. It’s a closet or walk-in space in the kitchen, or nearby, with shelves lining the walls from floor to ceiling. From canned …