Claremont MakerSpace to Host Grand Opening


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TwinState MakerSpaces, Inc., developer of the Claremont MakerSpace (CMS), will be holding a Grand Opening Celebration on Friday July 6, at 2:30 p.m. at 46 Main Street, Claremont.

“We are thrilled to announce that the creative hub of the Upper Valley is now open,” said Steve Goldsmith, President and Co-Founder of TwinState MakerSpaces, Inc. “We’re looking forward to welcoming members the community to this amazing center of creativity and innovation.”  

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The Grand Opening Ceremony will feature Senator Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Annie Kuster as well as State and local officials. An open house will follow, from 4:00 p.m. into the evening, with tours of the MakerSpace and demonstrations by local makers. More information is available at www.claremontmakerspace.org/events.

The CMS is a major addition to the heart of downtown Claremont. CMS is a coworking space, education center, creative hub and business incubator. The site offers affordable access to a variety of specialty equipment and educational resources to help members put shape to their ideas, develop new skills, learn new crafts and launch businesses. Technology, arts, machinery and classroom facilities are located on the premises. The MakerSpace will be used for personal development as well as the promotion of business and workforce development through educational offerings, hands-on classes and activities, and active collaboration across multiple crafts, trades and professions. The space is also a home and incubator for local hobbyists, artisans and small businesses seeking to promote their efforts and those of their community. 

The Claremont MakerSpace is made possible in part by a $250,000 grant from The Northern Borders Regional Commission, which funded 30% of the initial construction and deployment project. Additional anchor funding was provided by the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority’s Community Development Investment Program, and the United States Department of Agriculture - Rural Development. Goldsmith said that CMS was “tremendously grateful to the many local and regional foundations, businesses and individuals who have provided support for the project.” 

TwinState MakerSpaces, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is based in Lebanon, NH. For more information about the Claremont MakerSpace, please visit www.claremontmakerspace.org or contact Josh Bushueff, Director, at jbushueff@twinstatemakerspaces.org

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