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’ […]

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Awards $10,000 to Hannah Grimes

Supporting efforts to address issues related to jobs and education, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bank of America, has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Hannah Grimes Center. “This important funding will support the Hannah Grimes’ Key Partner program, which provides a stable funding base to grow our business support initiatives,” […]

Scholarship Dollars Available for Hannah Grimes’ Programs

Did you know that you may qualify for scholarship funds available to help cover the cost of Hannah Grimes’ educational programs and workshops? Many of Hannah Grimes’ workshops, seminars and educational programs are free, but several do require a fee or tuition payment to participate. Money has been set aside in a Hannah Grimes scholarship […]

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 […]

Welcome Barbara Woods and Redbird Communication to Hannah Grimes’ Offices

We welcome Barbara Woods who is operating her company, Redbird Communication, LLC, out of the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship on a part time basis here at 25 Roxbury Street in Keene. Redbird Communication provides trainings and workshops in Nonviolent Communication™ to individuals and organizations to bring about more effective communication, creative problem solving, and […]

Board Members Chosen for Hannah Grimes Center and Marketplace

The Hannah Grimes Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and the Hannah Grimes Marketplace, a program of the Hannah Grimes Center, announced their respective Boards of Directors at recent Board meetings. Our thanks and gratitude to our Board Members, who give so generously of their time and expertise to help achieve our mission of a sustainable […]

6-Month Start-Up Program Helps Businesses Like “Of Moose and Mountain” Grow on the Right Track

Early this year, Westmoreland resident John Wills decided it was time to make a modest side business his new day job. Of Moose & Mountain ( creates unique graphic designs inspired by nature and New England. To more successfully grow his business, John enrolled in Hannah Grimes’ Business Start-Up Program. John says that “While I […]

Hannah Grimes Relies on You: One Donor’s Experience.

Recently, Keene resident Chuck Redfern used our web site donation function to make an individual donation. Like most nonprofits, the Hannah Grimes Center depends on the financial support of individuals, foundations, and private businesses to achieve its mission. Chuck kindly passed along some of his thoughts about contributing. “Over the past year, I have participated […]