Building Our Vibrant Region

Almost to the minute, it has been ten years since the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship opened here on Roxbury Street.  And while it is hard to believe, next year Hannah Grimes Marketplace will celebrate 20 years. In his book The Third Plate, Dan Barber argues that sustainability isn’t achieved until the culture supports it.  It made […]


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 […]


Hannah Grimes Marketplace Announces New Manager: Denise Meadows

Hannah Grimes is thrilled to announce Denise Meadows is its new Marketplace Manager.  Meadows is responsible for the overall management of the Hannah Grimes Marketplace, as well as coordinating with the Hannah Grimes Center to offer business support and guidance to the 250 members who sell their products through the store. Previously, Meadows served as […]


The Artist’s Gallery and Other Resources for Artists

The newly-renovated Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship offers its wall space free of charge to area artisans wanting display space.  The 18-office space in downtown Keene has a full kitchen and we encourage visiting artists to have a gallery opening during their two-month exhibit.  For more information, visit our web site. The Hannah Grimes Center also compiles […]


Mary Ann Kristiansen Interviews With Dan Mitchell on WKBK

Hannah Grimes Executive Director Mary Ann Kristiansen was a recently featured guest on WKBK’s The Dan Mitchell Morning Show. In her interview, Mary Ann discussed the history of the Hannah Grimes Marketplace, the various programs offered to businesses of all sizes and stages at the Hannah Grimes Center, as well as her broader vision for […]