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5 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Alyson’s Orchard, Walpole, NH

CONNECT is our annual event to celebrate the connections between Business, the Local Economy and our Community. Are you looking for an inspiring and informative networking event? Do you have a need from your community but do not know where to turn for a resource? Do you offer a solution to a fellow community member? Join the Hannah Grimes Center and Marketplace for an evening filled with good company, delicious food and exceptional networking had by all! Bring your business cards to make those CONNECTions you have been missing in your business or organization.

Join us for a keynote address from Tedd Benson focusing on The Seeds of Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Finding Your Way in a Turbulent World where ignorance begets brilliance, progress trumps growth and adaption is strength. Since 1974, Tedd Benson has been the founding owner of Bensonwood. During that time, Tedd has championed high-performance, sustainable home-building—always with an emphasis on innovation, quality, and social responsibility.

We will also be celebrating this year’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Lisa Sieverts of Facilitated Change.

Lisa was the only tenant in the business incubator when Hannah Grimes took over the project in 2006.   I view her as the sole person at the time to look at that hidden gem, see the value, and take advantage of it.  Lisa has an innate ability to see the hidden gem in everyone and add value.  It is what has driven her success in business. Lisa is a true community wealth-builder: her business success, her personal integrity, and her active involvement in our region strengthens our local economy and adds to the overall quality of life in the area. Lisa is very deserving of this year’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.

- Mary Ann Kristiansen, Executive Director of the Hannah Grimes Center


  • $40 per person
  • $320 per table of 8

The Event begins at 5 p.m. with ample time to network and enjoy hors d’oeuvres provided by INN and OUT Hospitality, LLC. A cash bar is on site at Alyson’s Orchard.

Evening Agenda:

  • 5-6:30 pm Networking with local hors d’oeuvres
  • 6:30-7 pm Presentation, Entrepreneur of the Year
  • 7-7:50 pm Keynote address: Tedd Benson
  • 7:50-8 pm Closing remarks
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