Ultimate NH Connection Competition

New Hampshire is a state that is built on connections. Unlike other states, our business leaders and government officials are highly accessible and extremely supportive of new businesses. The Live Free and Start initiative is highlighting this connectivity through the Ultimate NH Connection Competition which enables any tech innovator the opportunity to compete for an […]


People are Noticing: a Local Economy is a Good Economy

I am very proud to report that Hannah Grimes’ mission and ongoing work were recognized recently in two prominent state-wide publications. The Hannah Grimes Marketplace was named Retail Business of the Year by Business NH Magazine! Organizations in nine categories were chosen for “their outstanding civic contributions and exceptional performance within their industry sector.” The […]


Entrepreneurship in Action: Swanzey’s ABTech Spots a Trend and Takes Action

Entrepreneurship is often driven by an ability to see trends, understand their implications and act. Trends in demographics, trends in purchase behavior, trends in customer needs all offer opportunity for those ready to “see” the possibilities. Swanzey-based ABTech recently saw a trend in their markets – competitors unwilling to re-purpose or re-use components for their customers. […]


Hannah Grimes Recognizes Entrepreneur of the Year Lisa Sieverts at Upcoming CONNECT

We are thrilled that Lisa Sieverts, founder and owner of Facilitated Change, has been selected Entrepreneur of the Year for the Monadnock Region. Lisa will be presented with the Entrepreneur of the Year award and recognized at our upcoming CONNECT 2013 Event, October 30, 2013, at Alyson’s Orchard in Walpole. Lisa was the only tenant […]


Support Local Music

We believe in our community and in local and regional music and art.  We really hope you’ll help us to support local music and art. I’ve been in the odd position recently of talking to lots of folks about our local music scene; newspapers, local businesses and organizations, and college students doing research papers.   A […]





Growing a Specialty Food Sector

A new network is in place to support the growth of a local specialty food sector in our region and encourage the use of local ingredients in that sector. The Hannah Grimes Center, Hannah Grimes Marketplace, Neighbor Made Kitchen and the Cheshire County Conservation District’s Monadnock Menu’s program are working together in East Keene to […]


Looking for a better return?

UPDATE — THIS Loan was fully funded on March 28 — congratulations Theresa! If you’ve got $25 sitting around earning nothing, have I got a deal for you!  Make a no-interest loan through a new crowdfunding venue and your loan will be matched to become $50 to a promising local business.  In an effort to expand financing options to our local business […]