Press Release – C&S Sponsorship 2020

C&S Wholesale Grocers Becomes a Lead Sponsor of the Radically Rural Summit

Keene, NH – C&S Wholesale Grocers contributed $10,000 to become a Lead Sponsor of Radically Rural, a two-day national summit aimed at creating and sharing ideas and solutions surrounding the challenges and opportunities of rural living, as well as celebrating the advantages. In 2019, the second annual summit attracted 600 rural thinkers and doers from 25 states to discuss a variety of current issues and solutions across the program track topics of Arts and Culture, Clean Energy, Community Journalism, Entrepreneurship, Land & Community, and Main Street.

“We continue to be impressed and inspired by [The Hannah Grimes Center’s] mission and accomplishments to make the Monadnock Region so vibrant, and our corporate headquarters’ community an interesting and strong place to live, work, and to grow,” says Gina Goff, Senior Director of Corporate Giving at C&S Wholesale Grocers.

Over the course of two days, the summit engages downtown Keene as a venue, stretching from the Old Courthouse to Keene Public Library, to the Keene State College Alumni Hall and the Historical Society of Cheshire County.

Mary Ann Kristiansen, founder and executive director of the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship and co-founder of Radically Rural upholds, “C&S Wholesale Grocers has been a strong supporter of the community and we welcome them back as a Lead Sponsor of the Radically Rural Summit for their second year. This important event brings hundreds of people, great energy, and ideas to Keene’s downtown.

About C&S Wholesale Grocers
C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Keene, NH, is the largest privately-held wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, we now service customers of all sizes, supplying more than 7,700 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with other 140,000 different products. C&S strives to participate in communities as an engaged, values-driven corporate citizen led by principles, driven by purpose, and oriented toward outcomes.

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