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From our Director: Energy prices in New England create a competitive disadvantage for businesses located here.  And with the unpredictability in energy prices (except that we can generally count on them going up), a smart, strategic move for any business owner will be to identify energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that can reduce operating […]


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 […]


Food Day Events: Celebrate Entrepreneurship and our Local Food System

On October 24th, Americans from all 50 states will celebrate the fifth annual Food Day at thousands of events, building a movement to change the American food system.  Join the 2015 Food Day campaign! Also, check out this year’s Food Day Barnraiser — an effort to double Food Day’s impact and reach 10 million new […]


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. […]


Support Your Local Economy: Eat Local Monadnock Farm-Fresh

Buying local has become increasingly popular. And what could be tastier than supporting the local economy by buying locally grown and produced food? It’s an economic fact that when a purchase is made from a local business, on average, over 60 percent of your dollar works and stays in the local economy. When a purchase […]



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 […]


Neighbor Made Kitchen to be Featured on WMUR’s Chronicle

Check out  a feature story about Neighbor Made Kitchen on WMUR’s Chronicle, this Wednesday, the 23rd, at 7 PM. Keene-based Steve Ryder’s Neighbor Made Kitchen is an outstanding example of a creative, entrepreneurial approach to developing small, local specialty foods businesses. Hannah Grimes is in the early stages of working with Neighbor Made to help […]