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Find resources that are available to help you start or grow your business in the Hamilton area.

Grants

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.

Community

PCD is always working on a variety of diverse projects to help keep Hamilton a livable, vibrant community.

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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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The outdoor market may be over, but market season isn't! ⁣

The Parry's Indoor Winter Farmers Market starts tomorrow at Parry's from 10 am to 1 pm.⁣

Each month the market will feature a special promotion. Tomorrow you can receive a free professional color consultation from The Ivory Slate and choose a free sample pint of @benjaminmoore paint to test out at home. In addition to the monthly vendors, you can also visit @radsoapco to learn more about their CBD products, enjoy free @tasteny samples, visit the store's new local pop-up shop, and stop by Worn Again Clothing Shop
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Did you know that Hamilton now has a coworking space? Hamilton Area Entrepreneurs is a coworking space and incubator offering resources to emerging and existing businesses in the Hamilton, NY area.⁣

They offer classes and trainings year round. A few of the membership benefits include super hi-speed internet, full printing capabilities, two computer workstations with full Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office software, and 24/7 access to the building! 🖥⁣

Coming up tonight is one session of a 3-Part Marketing Workshop. Next week is a Free QuickBooks Training! 💰⁣

On November 20th Crush Bottle Shop will be hosting the Entrepreneurs Networking Event Wine Tasting. 🍷🤝⁣

You can find information about all of these events by following Hamilton Area Entrepreneurs and checking out the Events section.
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