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 […]


Efficiently Manage Your Time

Time is our most precious resource; learn to manage it from Etienne Garbugli’s insightful gems in “26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I’d Known at 20.” He offers advice for working efficiently, sourced from a variety of today’s most creative business leaders. Click Here for the slideshow presentation    


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 […]


Hannah Grimes Center awarded first Champion in Action of 2013!

Under the category of strengthening communities, the Hannah Grimes Center received the first Champion in Action award of 2013, presented by Citizens Bank and WMUR-TV. The prize includes a $35,000 grant and numerous PSAs on WMUR amounting to thousands of dollars in advertising hours. Hannah Grimes the woman, for which the center and marketplace are […]


Expert Instruction, Motivated Learners, Low-Cost Access: The Hannah Grimes Center “Model” Delivers Results

Every year, Hannah Grimes’ business education programs attract more than 1,200 members of the business and nonprofit community throughout the Monadnock region of NH and southeastern Vermont. Entrepreneurs, owners, CEOs, managers, executive directors and board directors participate in a diverse range of free lunchtime workshops and seminars, free and fee-based peer learning groups, and affordable […]


Record Keeping Resources for New Businesses

From the Internal Revenue Service Starting a new business?  Having a good understanding of record keeping, business income and how to figure profit or loss is fundamental. Even if you use accounting software and think you’ve got a handle on it, it is important to understand some basic concepts. A good source is IRS Publication […]



Hannah Grimes Center Names New Program Coordinator

Keene, NH – The Hannah Grimes Center announced that Jillian Garcia, a 2010 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, has been named Program Coordinator. Garcia is responsible for managing all aspects of Hannah Grimes’ numerous workshops, seminars and educational programs in support of the development of entrepreneurs and community builders throughout the Monadnock region. […]