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In the News: NHPR’s “The Exchange” Features Rural Monadnock Region

This summer, New Hampshire Public Radio’s flagship news and information talk-show, “The Exchange” is exploring the challenges and opportunities found in each of the different regions of the state. The August 16 broadcast featured the state’s rural southwest corner, the Monadnock Region. Aired live from Keene State College, the program touched on many of the topics Read more…


Small Town Revitalization Expert, Deb Brown, to Speak at Radically Rural Summit

Deb Brown, Co-founder of SaveYour.Town, and a nationally known advocate, consultant, and speaker for creative, practical approaches to revitalizing small town Main Street and economic development in rural America will be speaking at the Radically Rural Summit, on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Brown’s programs on small business, what to do with empty buildings, customer service, Read more…


In the News: Ticket Sales Open for Radically Rural Summit

The Keene Sentinel published a story about early-bird ticket sales and an overview of Radically Rural’s program tracks. The article also features Deb Brown, a nationally-known consultant who focuses on creative, practical approaches to small-town economic development. Brown will be speaking at Radically Rural. Read the full story here!



NHPR will be “Going Local” in the Monadnock Region on August 16

New Hampshire Public Radio’s daily call-in show The Exchange will be in the Monadnock Region for a special live broadcast from Keene State College on Thursday morning, August 16, 2018. This is Radically Rural territory! Hosted by Laura Knoy, four panelists will be speaking about the issues facing the Monadnock region and highlighting the unique Read more…


In the News: Cash Prize Up for Grabs for Startups

The Keene (NH) Sentinel published a story about an exciting start-up competition connected to our first annual Radically Rural summit, the PitchFork Challenge! The PitchFork Challenge, is a business pitch competition that will award the winning business a $10,000 cash prize. The PitchFork Challenge is accepting applications through July 31, 2018. Read the article, “Cash Prize Read more…


PitchFork Business Pitch Challenge to Award $10,000

The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship has launched The PitchFork Challenge, a business pitch competition that will award the winning business a $10,000 cash prize. The PitchFork Challenge is now accepting applications, and will conclude with final presentations this September, as part of the inaugural Radically Rural Summit. Mary Ann Kristiansen, executive director of the Read more…


In The News: September Summit to Cover Rural Communities

The Keene (NH) Sentinel published a terrific overview of our first annual Radically Rural summit! The article reviews the two-day program, downtown Keene as a “conference center,” and the critical need for a summit dedicated to the unique challenges and opportunities of rural communities.  Read “September Summit to Cover Rural Communities” here!… “Break away from Read more…


Radically Rural Summit to Focus on Building Rural Communities and Economy

Radically Rural is coming to Keene. The inaugural two-day Summit is expected to attract 500 people from the Monadnock Region, New England, and throughout the Northeast, who are passionate about creating vibrant, robust rural communities and eager to learn, connect, and lead change. The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship and The Keene Sentinel are partnering Read more…


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