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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.


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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Did you know that every Saturday morning during the Village of Hamilton Farmers Market, there's a group dog walk held by Paws Please Dog Training?!

The group meets by the Hamilton Public Library entrance at 9:30 am. It's open to the public and it's free. The only thing they ask is for dogs to be friendly to children and other dogs, and for newcomers to show proof of their dog's vaccinations.

The walk is held every Saturday, weather providing, and you can check the Paws Please Facebook page the week of to see if it's been canceled.

Donations for Bald Is Beautiful Dog Rescue, a rescue program for small and hairless dogs, are welcome.

The Market runs from 8 am to 1 pm, so you can visit your favorite vendors before or after the walk.

All of these great photos are courtesy of Paws Please! See any pups you recognize?🐾❤️
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This Saturday is Fall Fest at Camp Fiver! Follow the link below to buy tickets to this fun and festive event.
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The Onondaga Small Business Development Center did a wonderful feature on our local social media company, Scrap Paper Social. Congrats to Caity & Aurora for their successful business and its growth!

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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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