Health & Safety - COVID Protocol Update

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: Keeping Rural Businesses Open Across Generations

** This article was originally published for the Daily Yonder Selling a company to its employees could be a way to preserve small town and rural businesses with generations of tradition behind them. Rob Brown from Business Ownership Solutions has some advice on how to do it. Founded in 1864 and in its fifth generation of 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: Bootstrapping Rural Covid-19 Reopening

** This article was originally published for the Daily Yonder John Molinaro urges rural communities to ‘take what we have to make what we need,’ advising how to financially support local businesses during the coronavirus epidemic and the reopening efforts. If you have been following Small Business Administration’s (SBA) releases, I am sure you noticed Read more…


Radically Rural: To Meet New Challenges, Be Idea-Friendly

** This article was originally published for the Daily Yonder Old answers won’t work in the “new normal.” Nurturing new ideas will be key. What’s the right way to reopen local businesses in your town? How can your local governments cope with the loss of revenues? What will you do to help people who have Read more…


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