Every year, Hannah Grimes Center’s business education programs attract more than 1,300 members from the business and nonprofit community. Entrepreneurs, owners, CEOs, managers, and nonprofit leaders participate in a diverse range of free workshops and seminars, free and fee-based peer learning groups, and affordable, in-depth business training programs.

What makes Hannah Grimes exceptional is a strong spirit of collaboration among everyone involved: high-quality teaching, coaching, and training as well as committed and engaged participants. Our instructors are a group of experienced and skilled business and nonprofit consultants who are able to train others well. Participants get the knowledge and support they need from each other and from on-the-ground experts in the field. Instructors have a chance to give back to the community, network, and keep on top of what their future potential clients are looking for.

Become an instructor!

Thank you to the following instructors for sharing their expertise with the community:

Melissa Binder

New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp

Hannah Grimes: Workshops

Melissa Binder graduated from Keene State College in 2012 with a degree in Sociology and currently works as Project Manager for New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp and affiliated banks: Savings Bank of Walpole, Meredith Village Savings Bank and Merrimack County Savings Bank, as well as NH Trust. Previously Melissa held the role of Supervisor of the Learning & Development team at C&S Wholesale Grocers which focused on training new team members, existing team members as well as helping everyone grow and develop in their professional careers. Outside of the office, Melissa enjoys painting, reading, and spending time with friends and family.


Karen Blumberg


Hannah Grimes: Workshops

As an experienced workshop facilitator, Karen brings great joy and passion to helping individuals and teams learn and grow. She helps identify how Learning & Development can address key needs within an organization and create a comprehensive plan to extend learning beyond a workshop. As a seasoned mental health clinician she also provides knowledgeable and compassionate support to employees when they are experiencing something distressful.


Ted Chartrand

Logo Further LLC

Hannah Grimes: Workshops

Ted started Logo Further LLC to enable businesses and entrepreneurs to create  meaningful, future-proof, and infringement-free logos that represent their brands. As a  logo designer, Ted approaches his craft with creativity and practicality in equal  measure, understanding that logos have function and purpose beyond appearance. 

Ted measures success in helping professionals avoid little-known legal and functional  pitfalls that can affect future logo usage and application. In sharing his design decision making, his goal is to demonstrate the importance of long-term thinking and strategic  planning to ensure a logo will accomplish everything it must for a business indefinitely. 

Ted has worked as a single-member LLC with commercial companies, non-profit organizations, competitive teams, freelancers, and others to address real business necessities with his practical design approach based around communication and  clarity. 


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