Keynotes: Hit the Ground Running

John Molinaro and Becky McCray will be speaking at the 2020 Radically Rural Summit organized by the Keene Sentinel and the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship. This September’s summit will address questions and spark ideas on how to hit the ground running as we emerge from a greatly changed economy. Molinaro has a wealth of Read more…


Radically Rural – Remote Summit: Main Street sessions explore creating vibrant, thriving downtowns in rural communities

As communities grapple with a changed world and begin the process of rebuilding in the wake of a global pandemic, collaboration and creative thinking are keys in the struggle for a comeback in rural areas, many agree. Radically Rural Main Street track leaders Shannon Hundley, owner of Life is Sweet Candies in Keene; Beth Wood, Read more…


Radically Rural – Remote Summit: Clean Energy Track sessions explore grassroots initiatives and simple actions that individuals can take to move closer to clean energy solutions for their communities.

Radically Rural – Remote Summit: Clean Energy Track sessions explore grassroots initiatives and simple actions that individuals can take to move closer to clean energy solutions for their communities. At Radically Rural–Remote this year, Patricia Martin, clean energy track leader, hopes to engage participants in a discussion on how they can mitigate climate change through Read more…


Radically Rural – Remote Summit: Arts and Culture sessions explore the roles that art and artists can play in supporting rural communities.

The art world, especially in rural areas, is often seen as elitist. Track leader and Executive Director of Arts Alive!, Jessica Gelter, believes that art-led initiatives have a function to play in rural community development. Sessions she’s planned at Radically Rural, she hopes, “will provide the opportunity for individuals and communities to think about ingrained Read more…


Radically Rural – Remote Summit: Entrepreneurship sessions explore creating a supportive environment for entrepreneurship in a changed economy.

2020 is a year of change, upheaval, devastation, transformation and innovation. The tsunami-like impact of a global pandemic has delivered a changed economy. In rural areas, community members have the unique opportunity to contribute to the rebuilding process and a new future for their town or small city.  Entrepreneurship track leader Kate Kirchhofer, program director Read more…


Radically Rural – Remote summit: Land and community sessions explore balance of use and conservation

For rural areas and the people who inhabit these spaces, the economy and the environment are inextricably intertwined. The question of balance between exploitation and conservation arises and gaps are made apparent among support and protection of land, business and people.  For this year’s Radically Rural – Remote summit, the Land and Community Track will Read more…


Radically Rural – Remote Summit: Local journalism seeks sustainability through innovation

This current time of crisis and virus has created a signature moment in history for the local news industry. Journalists are covering unchartered political, economic and societal waters, and, more than ever, trusted, accurate information is needed in local communities, a growing number of which no longer have local news organizations serving them. Financial challenges, Read more…





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