Category Archives: Events

Earn Hours with MTX at Monadnock Earth Festival

Earn hours as a volunteer at the Monadnock Earth Festival, talking with visitors about your experiences exchanging with other MTX members. Come join Diana Damato, Membership Coordinator, to help out for an hour or two, meet friends and help us grow. Or just come and enjoy the day! To volunteer, contact Diana today!

We’re also looking for members to earn an hour or two of service (credited by MTX) at a future time. These services would be offered as prizes to prospective members, who visit our table and guess a fact or figure about the time exchange. Please consider this great way to introduce more people to MTX and strengthen our membership! To offer a service, contact Diana today!

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MTX Monthly Potlucks

dc9491f8-6712-4df4-a545-281315d89e81.jpgYou’re invited!  Monadnock Time Exchange (MTX) hosts regular community potlucks. These happen on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6 – 8 p.m.

Connect with MTX members and enjoy a shared meal.

Our next Potluck is on January 19th at 380 Water Street in Keene. RSVP at 603-465-1153.

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MTX Featured in the Keene Sentinel

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In its March 27th edition, the Keene Sentinel Staff honored MTX with a glowing article by Steve Gilbert. In it, he covers how MTX works, how it came to be, and why it matters.

At the risk of being melodramatic, Katy Locke’s dream did come true. And that’s how the Monadnock Time Exchange was born.

A time exchange, or time bank, is a community service that involves people performing tasks for others – and reciprocally having tasks done for them – strictly based on an investment of time. Someone may perform two hours of yard work, and in return receive two hours of baby-sitting from another member in the database.

Read Local time exchange offers a new community service.

Earn MTX Hours for Green-Up Keene

Members of the Monadnock Time Exchange can earn up to 3 MTX hours for participating in the upcoming Green Up Keene from 8 a.m. – noon on Saturday, April 9th, 2016.

Other community members can also earn up to 3 MTX hours provided they complete the first 3 of 4 easy steps of the MTX membership application process within one week (no later than Saturday, April 16th 2016) following the event.

If you are an MTX member or would like to be, and would like to earn hours for participating in Green Up Keene, contact Katy Locke at monadnocktimex@gmail.com or call 603-465-1153.

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The Latest Local Economy Buzz: Pollinator Enterprises

 “In nature pollinators like bees, butterflies, or bats carry pollen from plant to plant, and they instinctively know that the intermixing of these pollens nourishes the entire ecosystem. Pollinator businesses similarly carry the best elements of one local business to another, thereby fertilizing all local businesses and creating a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem.”

~ Michael Shuman, The Local Economy Solution

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This April, The Monadnock Time Exchange is excited to sponsor a unique opportunity for our region — one that we hope creates much “buzz” and boosts our collective efforts to grow our local economy.  Michael Shuman, author and leading expert on community economics, will visit our region on April 7 – 8 to share the latest buzz in local economy work — Pollinator Enterprises.  He will provide inspiration for developing, launching and amplifying the work of new and existing pollinator enterprises here in the Monadnock Region and beyond.

Pollinator Enterprises are innovative, self-financing businesses and nonprofits that drive job growth and community prosperity by supporting economic planning, entrepreneurship, local purchasing, workforce development, collaboration and local investing.  They are diverse in nature and include youth entrepreneurship schools, local debit cards, makerspaces and local farm delivery services.

The success of these businesses is not solely tied to their financial bottom line, but is connected to community goals like the percentage of jobs in locally owned businesses, number of citizens prepared to start a new business, survival rate of local businesses and other social and environmental measures.

We invite you to learn more about Pollinator Enterprises with Michael Shuman at Monadnock Buy Local’s free public talk on April 7th at 7 p.m. at the Keene State College Alumni Center. This event is part of the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Issues Series.  Michael will also lead a more in-depth daylong workshop on April 8th at the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship.  Learn more at monadnocklocal.org/pollinators.

Our region has a strong vision for a sustainable community and solid economic development plans to get us there.  Let’s expand our capacity to implement this work!  Pollinator Enterprises illuminate a path forward for us — towards our collective vision.  Please explore this new model of community economic development with us, and discover how we can help our local economy flourish.

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MTX Orientations in March

  • Are you a new MTX member?
  • Are you interested in becoming an MTX member?
  • Are you a little unsure how to proceed?
  • Are you ready to start offering and receiving services in our community?

    If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, perhaps it is time to schedule a New Member Orientation session!

    D’Vorah Kelly, Mari Brunner and Bridgette Milgie are ready to assist you – on a 1:1 basis or in small groups.

    We will take you step-by-step through the website, answer any questions you might have, and even do a follow-up session if requested.

    Orientation Session Outcomes:

    ✓  Be able to successfully log in with your password to the MTX website
    ✓  Create a profile, including a brief bio
    ✓  List 1-3 Offers and Requests to get you started
    ✓  Be able to log/track your hours

    UPCOMING DATES:

    March 2016

    3rd – Thursday, 7 – 8:30 p.m. w/ Bridgette Milgie
    7th – Monday, AM or PM with D’Vorah Kelley
    17th – Thursday, 7 – 8:30 p.m. with Bridgette Milgie
    19th – Saturday, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. with Mari Brunner
    24th – Thursday, 7 – 8:30 p.m. with Bridgette Milgie
    31st – Thursday, 7 – 8:30 p.m. with Bridgette Milgie

    To schedule a session, please contact Bridgette Milgie at monadnocktimex@gmail.com or call 603-573-5264.

MTX Orientations

Orientation: “A meeting at which introductory information or training is provided to somebody embarking upon something new.”

  • Are you a new MTX member?
  • Are you interested in becoming an MTX member?
  • Are you a little unsure how to proceed?
  • Are you ready to start offering and receiving services in our community?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, perhaps it is time to schedule a New Member Orientation session!

Mari Brunner, D’Vorah Kelley and Lynn Stanford, our Orientation Leaders, are ready to assist you either on a 1:1 basis or in small groups.

We will take you step-by-step through the website, answer any questions you might have, and even do a follow-up session if requested.

Orientation Session Outcomes:
✓  Be able to successfully log in with your password to the MTX website
✓  Create a profile, including a brief bio
✓  List 1-3 Offers and 1-3 Requests to get you started
✓  Be able to log/track your hours

UPCOMING DATES:
November
22nd – Sunday 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
23rd – Monday 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
December
3rd – Thursday 7 – 8:30 p.m.
6th – Sunday 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
8th – Tuesday 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
13th – Sunday 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

To schedule a session, please contact our Orientation Leader, D’Vorah Kelley, at dvorah.kelley@gmail.com  or call 603-762-3311.