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 […]


We’re Growing! Building Renovation Will Support Local Entrepreneurship

Over the past several years, the Monadnock Region has become a beehive of entrepreneurial activity. And the Hannah Grimes Center has grown to become a focal point for entrepreneurship in the area, running a business incubator program, providing workshops to hone business skills, and offering services to businesses and nonprofits alike. To meet growing demand, […]


Understanding a Benefit Corporation or B-Corp

A Benefit Corporation, or B-Corp, is a type of for-profit corporation that provides the highest standard of social and environmental transparency, accountability and corporate purpose. Recently New Hampshire passed legislation allowing B-Corps. If you’d like to know more about the potential advantages of a B-Corp, register now for a free workshop, Understanding a Benefit Corporation […]


Register Now: Four Things to Consider Before Starting Your Business

Are you thinking of starting your own business? Hannah Grimes August 14th Pre-Biz Workshop: Four Things to Consider Before Starting Your Business will help you organize your thoughts and decide if starting a small business is the right thing. At this free two-hour workshop, we’ll discuss the four critical areas you need to be aware […]


Citizens Bank Charitable Foundation Awards $10,000 to Hannah Grimes

Supporting programs that enhance the development and growth of local entrepreneurs, Citizens Bank Charitable Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Hannah Grimes Center. “Hannah Grimes delivers a range of programs designed to build business skills and improve the success rate of local businesses and nonprofit organizations.” said Mary Ann Kristiansen, Executive Director, Hannah […]


Register Now for CONNECT 2014

You’re invited to join us at CONNECT 2014 for a lively exploration of what it means to be an “agile” business, an agile community, and why it’s important to build an agile local economy. Connect will be held on Wednesday, October 29th, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, at Alyson’s Orchard in Walpole. CONNECT is Hannah Grimes’ […]