Business

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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Labella Flowers Design Studio is a mobile florist creating edgy and fresh bouquets for all occasions. They can deliver to your home, office or venue and offer custom-designed hand-tied bouquets and arrangements along with daily specials.

They are often busy during summer weekends at weddings and other events, but you can catch them tomorrow at the Village of Hamilton Farmers Market from 8 am to 1 pm along with the markets on September 21st and 28th.

If you're looking for flowers for an upcoming occasion, learn more about Labella here: www.labellaflowers.com.
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Learn more about the Partnership for Community Development's history and other community organizations in this great article.

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Hamilton Area Entrepreneurs

The Hamilton area has an active and growing small business community. The Partnership for Community Development, Colgate's Thought into Action, and the Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center have come together to offer resources to emerging and existing enterprises. Joining this community allows you access to trainings, funding opportunities, and other forms of resource sharing. This page is one of the resources we have, so please check it for opportunities and share information that might help other entrepreneurs!
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Colgate University and the Hamilton community have been linked for 200 years. Today, that mutually beneficial relationship is better than ever.
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Have you had a chance to read the feature about Hamilton in the Central New York Magazine: The Good Life? They wrote about our awesome town and specifically visited Flour & Salt Bakery and Cafe, Maxwell's Chocolates and Ice Cream, the Colgate Bookstore, the Colgate Inn NY, Evergreen Gallery and Gifts, Good Nature Farm Brewery, and swank. They also made a shout out to the Village of Hamilton Farmers Market! Thanks to our business owners and Scrap Paper Social for providing great photos for the feature. We are so happy to see Hamilton in this magazine!

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