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Thursday, September 27 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Crazy Good LIMITED

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Crazy Good business practices aggregate into a Crazy Good community – a community with a competitive edge. Small communities are filled with entrepreneurs that care deeply about their communities and their businesses.  This session will outline a framework that views the distinctive economic activity of rural communities in three categories:  those that bring activity to a community, those that create distinctive activity in a region and export it, and those who work to keep economic activity and everyday life in a community finely tuned.  This will be followed by a panel that Crazy Good people that have gained an edge for their businesses and their community. 

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Rich Grogan

Executive Director, Community Capital of VT
Rich Grogan is currently the Executive Director of Community Capital of Vermont, a CDFI and certified SBA Microlender with a statewide presence in Vermont. Rich has spent nearly all of his professional life working with and for small businesses, wearing hats as diverse as banking... Read More →

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Emily Schwerin-Whyte

Family Owner & VP of Sales and Marketing, W.S. Badger
A second-generation family owner and collaborative executive officer, Emily Schwerin-Whyte co-leads Badger’s strategic visioning and oversees its sales and marketing. Emily has been a part of Badger since its founding, helping to pack boxes while in high school, and after graduating... Read More →
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Kim E. Bergeron

Kim Bergeron is the owner of K.E. Bergeron Mechanical Systems, LLC located at 216 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH which designs, installs and services heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) in residential, commercial and industrial applications.  He is also a partner in an eight-apartment... Read More →
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Marty Parichand

Owner, Outdoor New England | ONE
ONE is a for profit company that specializes in getting people outside, with a focus on whitewater paddlesports. At ONE, you can go whitewater rafting, shop at our retail store, receive on the water lessons, rent Onewheels, kayaks, rafts and stand up paddleboards. However, that is... Read More →
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Peter Robinson

Owner, Roy's Market
In 2004, Peter Robinson purchased Roy's Market and Roy's II in Peterborough, New Hampshire, from his uncle, Albert Roy, and his wife. Roy's Market, a staple of the community, has been in the same location on Main Street since 1938. Long-term employees Noel LaFortune (54 years... Read More →
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Tedd Benson

Founder and CEO, Bensonwood
Author, Building Pioneer, Founder, and CEO of Bensonwood & Unity Homes Tedd, founder of Bensonwood (1973) and Unity Homes (2012), has devoted his life to developing a better way to build. Realizing in his youth the undeniable benefits of timber construction, Tedd was a crucial figure... Read More →
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Tracy Ostler

GMHA is the oldest continuously operating horse organization in the nation.  It draws people from all over New England and beyond with educational, competitive and recreational events in Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Hunter/Jumpers and Competitive, Endurance and Pleasure Trail Riding... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Hannah Grimes Center 25 Roxbury St, Keene, NH 03431, USA