The Importance of Good Design for Musicians (and All of Us!)

Originally Posted by The Keene Music Festival “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Good advice in regards to people, but not when it comes to brand identity. Design is a handshake; it causes a snap judgment on your identity. Good design speaks loud, but bad design screams much louder. It’s what you represent yourself […]


Investing in the Future Workforce

Workforce Development: Investing in the Future Workforce Wednesday, October 14, 2015 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Centennial Hall, Alumni Center, Keene State College 232 Main Street, Keene NH Overwhelming evidence shows that investing early in the workforce pipeline is critical for building the Monadnock Region’s future economic security. You are invited to join this Business Summit on […]


Transforming the Office, One Note at a Time

It’s time to vent about your office. Let’s face it, everything about it bugs you. You think your filing system was created by a hedge-maze designer. Accessing your co-worker’s documents is like breaking into the Louvre. Your backlog gets put into a pile as deep and obscure as the Mariana Trench. When everyone in your […]


Hannah Grimes Center Hires Program Director

The Hannah Grimes Center recently hired Jake Nonweiler as Program Director. He will manage and develop the Center’s programs that strive to educate, support, and assist entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Monadnock region. “Jake is entrepreneurial and has a wide ranging set of skills and experience that will serve us well,” said Mary Ann […]


Incubator Associate: Keene Uniform Company

Founded in January of 2013, Keene Uniform Company provides uniforms and accessories for professionals working in the emergency services fields such as firefighters, police officers and healthcare workers. We also offer services such as embroidery, screen printing and uniform alterations. Bill Shea, the owner of Keene Uniform Company is himself a 20 year veteran of […]


Hannah Grimes Center Wins Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

Photo by Lee Germeroth The Hannah Grimes Center is proud to announce that we are one of 80 winners of the second annual U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. Recipients represent 39 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. View all the winners (and their video submissions). “SBA is continuing to […]


PeoplesVC Video Highlights the Hannah Grimes Center

Hannah Grimes from PeoplesVC on Vimeo. PeoplesVC recently partnered with the Hannah Grimes Center to create the video above, which served as part of the Center’s SBA grant application.  We were happy to collaborate because we believe in Hannah Grimes Center’s mission to help entrepreneurs and small businesses. We think Hannah Grimes is a mecca […]


Persistent Listening: The Key to Exceptional Customer Experiences

By Stephen Monaco, Originally Posted on Monadnock SCORE Persistent listening is a frequently neglected skill, both in business relationships and personal ones, but it’s crucial for mutual understanding and success. From a business standpoint, persistent listening is empathetically listening to consumers in order to learn about them, understand their sentiments and values, and put that knowledge […]


5 Reasons to Refresh Your Food Packaging

Is Your Product’s Packaging Holding Your Company Back? Good product packaging can be the difference between making a new lifelong customer and missing a sale. It’s not uncommon for food companies to cite a change in packaging as the reason for increased business. After all, you only get one chance at making a first impression. […]