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May Roundtable Recap

Photo: Dominic Perkins (r) of Savings Bank of Walpole moderates a panel of four employees of Monadnock region businesses with family-friendly policies at the breakfast roundtable event.

Impact Monadnock Business Ambassadors (IMBA) held their quarterly Breakfast Roundtable event on May 8, 2018 at Stone Arch Village in Keene and enjoyed an impressive turnout — 32 people representing 23 locally-based for-profit and non-profit businesses and organizations of all sizes. 

More Local Companies Adopt Babies at Work Program

Filtrine Manufacturing Company and Keene Housing now offer Babies at Work program to employees

As members of Impact Monadnock Business Ambassadors group, Filtrine Manufacturing Company and Keene Housing advocate for helping cultivate a strong, vibrant Monadnock Region, supporting child-and-family-friendly workplace practices that ensure children ages 0-5 and their families are healthy and thriving.

To that end, both organizations recently adopted the increasingly popular Babies at Work program, a child-and-family-friendly policy that allows parents to bring their baby to work when a child is age six weeks to six months or until they can crawl. Impact Monadnock Business Ambassadors are like-minded business leaders representing for-profit and non-profit companies of all sizes in the Monadnock Region. Every quarter they meet, network and share ideas for different initiatives their organizations can consider utilizing in an effort to improve the lives of workers and the children who depend on them. 

New Report: Investing in the Early Years

When we invest wisely in children and families, the next generation will pay that back through a lifetime of productivity and responsible citizenship. Investing in the Early Years, a new report by the RAND Corporation and the Endowment for Health, shows the importance of prioritizing programs that benefit our youngest residents. For example, every dollar invested in high-quality public preschool programs can yield a return as high as $4. Let’s make smarter investments for New Hampshire and for our next generation.

Read the research brief by clicking on the image provided, or click here for the full report.


Local Candidates Speak to the Issues at Legislative Forum

On Monday, October 10th, Impact Monadnock and The American Democracy Project at Keene State College hosted a successful Legislative Forum on Children & Families in the Monadnock Region in the Mabel Brown Room of Keene State College.  Six legislative candidates from both sides of the aisle shared the stage to discuss their thoughts and propose solutions on how to improve the well-being of our region’s children & families. The candidates on stage that evening were as follows:


House of Representatives

  • Anne Cartwright (R, Cheshire District 2)
  • Laura Lynch (D, Hillsboro District 25)
  • Richard Ames (D, Cheshire District 9)
  • Lisa Beaudoin (D, Hillsboro District 25)


  • Jay Kahn (D, District 10)
  • Chester Lapointe (R, District 10)

Register now for the Business Roundtable on October 26th

business_ambassador_-roundtable-final-09072016Have you registered for the Business Roundtable on Family-Friendly Workplace Policies? On the morning of October 26th, the Business Ambassadors of Impact Monadnock will host a roundtable discussion about what businesses around the Monadnock Region are doing to make their workplaces more family-friendly. Attendees will be invited to share their questions and ideas with others. Keynote speaker Amanda Grappone Osmer, 4th generation owner of Grappone Auto Group in Bow, NH, will share insights about how her company’s family-friendly policies have contributed to their workplace wellness and overall success.

The event will take place on Wednesday, October 26th from 7-8:30 AM at the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship (25 Roxbury St, Keene, NH). Doors open and a light breakfast will be served at 6:30 AM.

Space is limited and registration is required. Click here to register today!

Click on the flyer for a downloadable PDF with all the details.

For more information, contact Emily Hall Warren, at 603-283-5265 or