September 2018 Newsletter

September 2018

Message from the Director

New logo. New website. These changes are representative not just of our image, but of changes in our operations. We are continually evolving and bringing new ideas and innovation to the organization and region. Take minute to check out the new site ( and learn more about who PCD is and what we do.

Co-Working at 20 Utica Street

This year, PCD and Thought Into Action have been collaborating to open the TIA incubator at 20 Utica Street in Hamilton as a community co-working space. Our shared goal is to make the TIA Incubator an attractive option to local entrepreneurs looking for an affordable, professional workspace as well as a place to network with fellow entrepreneurs.
Members will receive 24/7 access to TIA’s flexible workspace, which includes:
— High-speed fiber optic Internet provided by Colgate
— Two computer stations with full Microsoft and Adobe suites and full printing capabilities
— A conference room that can be reserved and a phone booth for private calls
— AV equipment and stage to practice pitches and presentations
— A kitchenette with equipment for making tea and coffee
— Free regular programming on entrepreneurship-related topics
The monthly rate is $30 per member per month.
We will officially begin accepting applications later this month. If you are interested, please contact us at [email protected] or 315-825-3537.

Monthly Office Hours in Hamilton with SBDC Advisor

Want to use the *free* services of an SBDC business advisor, but are having trouble getting to Utica or Syracuse? Good news! Appointments are now available every third Tuesday of the month in Hamilton starting September 18th.


All appointments will be held at 20 Utica Street. Bring your small business questions and receive free guidance from an expert. Contact the Mohawk Valley SBDC to schedule an appointment.

GoSoMad Is Live!

Are you looking to Get Out in Southern Madison County this summer?  Visit, PCD’s new outdoor recreation website, to explore southern Madison County’s trails, waterways, bike routes, and more.  An interactive map and variety of search features will make it easy to find the right activity for you. Click the link below to start planning your perfect outdoor adventure!

New PCD Website

The new Partnership for Community Development website is now live at The site has information about who we are and all of our current projects and resources. You can also connect to our social media, subscribe to our newsletter, and donate to us right from the site.

Meet PCD’s Fall Intern

I am Lin Henke, a student at Hamilton Central, and I will be joining the PCD as an intern for my senior year. I currently am involved in Cross Country, Orchestra, NHS, and Masquers, and do volunteer work by teaching K-2 Sunday School. I was born and raised in Hamilton, and I look forward to connecting with my community even more as well as pursuing my interest in nonprofit work. Right now, I am working on a project to gather profiles and photos of businesses that have been assisted by the PCD, so we will have a record of how their grants have been used. I can’t wait to connect with the small business owners of Hamilton, and to share the impact the PCD is making in our community.

Colgate Bicentennial

Colgate invites the Hamilton community to join in celebrating their 200th birthday this year! The festivities will kick off at Whitnall Field on Friday, September 21st at 6:00 p.m. with food, Good Nature beer, and a special cake made by Flour & Salt Bakery, followed by a concert by Symphoria and a fireworks display.
To see the full schedule of bicentennial events, visit
As part of the financing for their expansion, HeartStone received a $90,000 grant/loan through the New York CDBG program. Their loan repayments will in turn help PCD help still more small businesses in Madison County.

New Park at Delphi Falls

A new 60-acre park in Madison County opened to the public at the end of August. The Delphi Falls property includes woodlands and a beautiful two-tiered waterfall. The park has on-site parking and an ADA-accessible trail up to the base of the lower falls. Purchase of the property was made possible by a generous private donation.
FoJo’s upcoming move to Hamilton was featured last month in this article from Click the link above to read more about their exciting plans for their new space!