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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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There's still time to enter our Hamilton for the Holidays Home Decorating Contest!

Due to weather conditions, the entry period has been extended to December 14th. Winners will be notified on December 16th.

One cash prize will be awarded as a Grand Prize and an additional cash prize will be given to a selected local non-profit.

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Dairy Dialogues: An Open Conversation about Dairy Farming is being held at the Hamilton Movie Theater this Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30 pm.

Dairy Dialogue showings are being held across the state to help the public get their dairy farming questions answered. Enjoy a documentary featuring NY Dairy farmers and a Q&A panel discussion.

This FREE event is open to the public and meant for all ages. It's being co-sponsored by the NY Animal Agriculture Coalition, the New York Agri-Women and the Hamilton Central School Ag program.

There will be light refreshments served as well.
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Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides start today! Rides leave from outside the main entrance of the Colgate Inn NY from 3 to 5 pm. Thank you to the members of the Hamilton Business Alliance for making this event possible!

Plus, tonight is the Winter at the Palace gala! If you didn't get tickets online, they are available at the door.

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