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PCD can help local businesses find grant funds to expand and create jobs. Click below to see some of our past grantees and find our current grant opportunities.

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FoJo Beans

When FoJo Beans applied for a small grant from the Partnership for Community Development, they were told almost immediately to go for something bigger, to aim to fit a coffee niche in the Hamilton community. Joseph described the help from the PCD by saying: “The village administration has been incredibly supportive, the Hamilton Initiative has been incredibly supportive, the university has been incredibly supportive, but it was the PCD that was not only supportive but pushed us and said ‘we are moving you forward.’” Funds from the PCD went in part towards FoJo’s equipment, and in part towards working capital. What Dan Joseph and Dan Foust want people to know about FoJo Beans is this: “We started FoJo Beans in order to contribute to our local community, in the best we could.” Anyone who has been to their new storefront would agree they have succeeded.

Good Nature Brewery

When Good Nature was building the 12B Farm Brewery, they collaborated with the Partnership for Community Development to secure funding for their pretreatment facility for the brewery’s wastewater. The funds were split between a grant and a loan, and allowed for the efficient building of an unforeseen expense. Good Nature now treats all of their wastewater on site so as not to overwhelm the village’s treatment center. When asked about plans for the future, Blackmore answered “we’re always expanding production, we expand markets, we expand on our products here at the retail level. So we’re always growing.” It’s true Good Nature Brewery has grown incredibly quickly in the past few years, and  continue to do so through their original products and firmly rooted locavore philosophy. From the Tap Room to the Farm Brewery there’s always something new and truly Good Natured.

Kriemhild Dairy

Kriemhild is currently undergoing expansion using CDBG funds awarded by the Partnership for Community Development. Rivington explains how the PCD has helped the company over the years with a combination of “grants, loans, and networking.” Funds from the PCD have been used to buy various tanks and other production equipment as well as for the installation of the equipment. Kriemhild produces an amazing quantity and quality of product for only three full time and several part time workers, and still has some growing and expanding they are hoping to do.  Rivington closed by speaking on the importance of small businesses like Kriemhild, saying “If you support local businesses, local businesses work together and help each other and support each other then that ultimately benefits the community as a whole.”

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Find details below on virtual workshops hosted by the Occupational Health Clinical Center focusing on safely reopening the workplace and more.
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This Is Hamilton, NY is in Hamilton, New York.
Hamilton, New York
The Hamilton Movie Theater has put together a second round of Unity Concerts! The first one is tonight. You can watch each show on the Theater’s Facebook page.

Donation info will be given during each performance if you are able to contribute, and you can see in the image here what cause each show will support.🌟

Blaine Holcomb
Sam Herbert Music
Jesse Taylor Band
Hamilton Community Chest
Hamilton Food Cupboard
Liberty Resources
Community Memorial
Southern Madison County Ambulance Corps
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This Is Hamilton, NY is at Hamilton Farmers Market.
Hamilton Farmers Market
We hope to see you on the Village Green tomorrow from 8 am to 1 pm for the next Village of Hamilton Farmers Market.

Please take note of the measures currently in place in an effort to keep the community safe and allow the market to run:

- Stay home if you are sick, please.
- Wear a face mask covering both your nose and mouth – this is mandatory.
- Send only one person from your household to reduce crowding.
- Move quickly through the market and leave as soon as you have made your purchases.
- Contact the vendor directly with pre-orders and pre-payment if possible. Your items will then be packaged and waiting for you at the market, avoiding further handling of products and money. A directory is posted on our website: www.hamilton-ny.gov to assist you.
- Refrain from touching others and ensure that at least 6 feet is between you and the next person. If you can both reach out and touch each other’s hands, then you are too close.
- Extra spacing between the vendor booths will reduce crowding and signs will direct the traffic flow.
- Only vendors and their staffs may handle products; customers may not touch any produce or products until after they have been purchased.
- Prepared food vendors will be limited and will not provide utensils; there will be no sampling of products or eating on the premises.
- Vendors will be directed to follow best practices: changing gloves frequently throughout the day, sanitizing surfaces often, separating cash handling and product bagging when possible, and more.
- The port-a-potty located in the Village parking lot will be fully stocked and available for handwashing.
- Please do not bring dogs to the market.