This year our CONNECT event was held outdoors in the beautiful New England fall weather at the Wyman Tavern Yard off of Main Street in Keene, NH.
We had the renowned food of CC & D’s Kitchen Market and funk, soul rhythms performed by M.O.D. (Molly on the Drums Trio).
Those who have registered for the summit already have this included in their ticket price.
Those from the community who would like to join just for CONNECT can purchase tickets at https://registration.socio.events/e/radicallyrural.
Meet CC&D’s Kitchen Market.
Hannah Grimes Center and the Keene Sentinel came together in 2016 and 2017 to stage CONNECT, an event initiated by Hannah Grimes in 2007 to connect graduates of one of its business programs and grew to include graduates and participants in HG programming, funders, board members, and the local business and community.
The new approach and concept of CONNECT, to showcase the innovation and entrepreneurship in the Monadnock Region, drew crowds of 400 to network in a fusion of art, food and music. This success suggested something bigger was possible: A small town summit at which experts in the arts, downtowns, entrepreneurship, land use, clean energy, healthcare and journalism could gather and share thoughts on sustainable, thriving rural communities. Radically Rural was born with an emphasis, as its name suggests, on inventive, contemporary approaches that attendees could absorb and take home. Radically Rural has kept CONNECT as a key part of the event to this day.