PitchFork (Q3 2017)

A dollop of good company, a smidge of local food, a splash of a signature PitchFork cocktail, and three dashes of business opportunities in the region. Lack of capital is one of the top causes for the steep decline in startup rates in rural America.  PitchFork offers a uniquely local solution to this challenge by providing a fun, low-key […]


Expert’s Corner: Wink Faulkner

Strategic Planning: What It Is and Why It’s Important! “A Strategic Plan is 1% Vision and 99% Alignment” On March 9th, I lead a workshop at the Hannah Grimes Center that focused on Strategic Planning. We had a great turnout of attendees, ranging from start-ups to fairly well established businesses offering products and services including […]


Programs Director Position

A note from Mary Ann… It is with mixed emotions that we begin advertising for the position of Program Director at Hannah Grimes. Program Director Jake Nonweiler had promised us two years when he started and somehow those two years have managed to fly by. It seems like both a lifetime and a blink of […]


Startup Lab, Spring 2017 Dates!

Startup Lab is an interactive 6-week program designed to help you create, implement, and present a business plan. In the program, we cover marketing, financial, business planning, and organizational development to ensure that you have the tools you need to successful! We’ve released dates for the spring 2017 cohort for Startup Lab, which will start […]


Hannah Grimes Center Offers Lean Manufacturing Course

The Hannah Grimes Center is partnering with MEP to offer a course on lean production on January 31, 2017. The methodology, designed to help companies increase their production efficiency by identifying waste and processes to improve consistency, is used globally in manufacturing facilities. In this workshop each participant is provided a hands-on introduction to the […]


$5,000,000.00!!! In 20 years!

As we embark on this season of Thanksgiving we can’t help but be in awe of our amazing community that has led us to reach $5,000,000.00 in sales from our beginning. While this may be a number easily reached by corporations, our $5 million was sold in LOCAL products – products grown, raised, and made […]





Important Changes at the Marketplace

Four years ago, Denise Meadows transitioned from being a director on the Hannah Grimes Marketplace board to running day to day operations as our Marketplace Manager. Since then, she has grown sales at the Marketplace by 38%. Denise has, without a doubt, made the Marketplace the successful store and hub that it is today. As […]