Making Matters NH Receives $105,000 Award from NH CDFA

Making Matters NH was awarded $105,000 in tax credits from the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority. The NH CDFA is the state’s community economic development agency and provides tax credit funding to support local community economic development goals, build the capacity of the state’s nonprofit sector, and support economic development across the state. Making Matters NH will leverage this … Read More

Support Making Matters June 9th and 10th!

 Making Matters NH is participating in NH Gives beginning at 6pm on June 9th and ending at 6pm on June 10th. This year, the NH Charitable Foundation is matching the first $250,000 in donations so your donation will go even further!  We’re asking our supporters to make a donation early on June 9th at 6pm so we can fully leverage this additional … Read More

Re-opening on June 1!

We are thrilled to announce that we have been cleared to re-open to our members on June 1, 2020.  The Board of Directors have worked diligently with the Bureau of Economic Affairs, the State Council on the Arts, NH’s Network of Maker Spaces and the Small Business Development Center to develop re-opening guidelines.  We would like to thank our members … Read More

Annual Message and Report!

Please join us tonight, May 21st, at 5:30 as we hold our first annual meeting virtually.  We are proud to publish the report in the library section of the website.  We have accomplished an amazing amount of work this past two years and would like to officially thank all of our members, donors and supporters large and small.  We could … Read More

Open House Cancelled

We are open for business but we have decided to cancel our Pizza Pi and Peace event on Saturday 3/14 and our next open house scheduled for 3/19.  We would all like to proceed with abundance of caution as the situation with Corona Virus develops.  We will miss seeing you.  If you would like to arrange a private tour/ member … Read More

Is free always good?

1MillionCups of Central NH kicked off 2020 with a presentation by a growing business but also, a purely creative, cultural venture.   Sindy Chown, who was born in Venezuela and now makes Concord her home, already has a career as a medical interpreter and Zumba instructor. She is not interested in monetizing the lovely native forms of Latin American dance that … Read More

This week at the makerspace!

What an amazing week! We have finalized all of the safety improvements and passed our inspection with the Fire Department so that now we can open and begin operations!  And- for those of you who have toured the space already… I am thrilled to announce that we have working heat in all corners of the space thanks to the creativity … Read More

Sharing the Fun

Hey Making Matters fans; I goofed. This installment of our 1MillionCups entrepreneur presentations was over a month ago, but I was so intrigued by our speaker (Mark Hayes of Highland Mountain Bike Park) and his vision of getting more people into the sport that I was going to follow up and spend a day on the hill and make that … Read More

Grasping Fusion 360

Our presentation on this seriously buff software Making Matters was pleased to conduct its first software class this spring with a practical overview and tutorial in Fusion 360, Autodesk’s high- powered application for designing objects to be ported to multiple CNC (computer numeric controlled) machine environments such as 3D printers and milling machines. While novices to these tools typically start … Read More

“I’m willing to go right up to the precipice.”

This month’s presenting entrepreneur relates his cheerful plunge into hospitality, social goodness, and fun If your eatery had won more than one NH Mag “Best of NH” or Hippo “Reader’s Pick” award, you would probably start trying to figure out where you should open your second location. 1MillionCups of Central NH’s March presenter Daniel Lagueux had a different next great … Read More