Year Round Programming

In 2021, we announced Radically Rural’s transition to year round programming with this message to our attendees: For the past three years, Radically Rural’s vibrant, meaningful, event has brought people who love rural communities together to shape and share ideas.  This year, in addition to our annual event, we are expanding the Radically Rural movement Read more…


Livability Slam 2022

Calling all Rural Innovators! We want to know how individuals, businesses and institutions are making small cities and towns more livable. If you are part of an initiative that has led to an improved quality of community life, ranging from physical betterments to social improvement or anything that has elevated a town’s livability, we’d like Read more…


Press Release – Healthcare Sessions 2021

Healthcare sessions explore ways to improve access to rural healthcare Keene, NH – The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed healthcare-access disparities across the country, problems that need solutions for the success of rural communities, says the organizer of Radically Rural’s healthcare track. Sharon Beaty, a founder of New Hampshire’s Mid-state Health Center, has assembled three sessions Read more…


Press Release – Entrepreneurship Sessions 2021

Radically Rural Session Looks to Close the Entrepreneurial Gaps in Rural Places Keene, NH – The recent pandemic-induced economic disruption has broadened certain gaps between rural communities and urban centers. Compounded by a lack of new business formation in rural America, this trend could exacerbate disparities in income, population densities, educational attainment, innovation, election politics Read more…


Press Release – Land and Community Sessions 2021

Land and Community track for Radically Rural addresses population shifts Keene, NH – Urban flight to rural places, brought about in part by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting changes in workplaces, poses questions about how best to deal with this change in small communities. Amanda Littleton, manager for Cheshire County Conservation District and leader of Read more…


Press Release – Community Journalism Sessions 2021

Radically Rural Summit: Community Journalism Track stresses trust, community support and innovation Keene, NH – The last decade has been marked by a rapid increase in distrust of the media, which has been designated by many as the enemy of the people. Recognizing this reality, Radically Rural’s Community Journalism Track stresses the need to rebuild Read more…


Press Release – Main Street Sessions 2021

Radically Rural Main Street Sessions Consider the Post-Pandemic Downtown Keene, NH – Experiencing what architect Rik Ekstrom calls “a new dimension,” small towns, emerging from a pandemic, are confronting an overhaul of what was once normal on their Main Streets. Ekstrom sees all of this upheaval as manageable, though not easy. “The design process has Read more…


Meet Julianna, Our New Radically Rural Director!

This month we welcomed Julianna Dodson to the Radically Rural team as our new director! Julianna moved to New Hampshire four years ago and resides in Spofford with her husband, three young children, & dog.  She has been primarily in the financial services industry (which according to her is a lot more vibrant and dynamic Read more…


Radically Rural Goes Remote

Due to COVID-19, Popular Yearly Conference Pivots to Virtual BY SENTINEL STAFF The struggles facing communities dealing with the impact of COVID-19 on personal lives, jobs and businesses are well documented. With this in mind, the organizers of Radically Rural, the summit that showcases ideas of importance to small cities and towns, will stage its Read more…


Keynotes: Hit the Ground Running

John Molinaro and Becky McCray will be speaking at the 2020 Radically Rural Summit organized by the Keene Sentinel and the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship. This September’s summit will address questions and spark ideas on how to hit the ground running as we emerge from a greatly changed economy. Molinaro has a wealth of Read more…


Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship Key Partners

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