The Works Café proudly announces the launch of its first-ever mobile ordering app for iOS and Andriod. Starting today at The Works Café in Keene, guests can place their order right from their phone or tablet.
App users can order and pay through their mobile device. They can also schedule a pickup time in 15-minute increments. Past orders are easily accessed for even faster ordering of favorites -- and users earn loyalty points each time they order, redeemable for discounts and other rewards.
As a thank you for downloading The Works Café Mobile app, users will receive $5.00 off their next mobile order.
The Works Café will announce its timeline to roll out the app in all its cafés at a future date.
“We are incredibly excited to offer this app to our customers -- allowing them to get a healthy meal with greater speed and convenience,” said Richard French, President of The Works Café. “When you come to pick up your order, you’ll see that we stayed true to our mission by repurposing an old shoe rack for our mobile ordering pick up area.”
Monadnock Buy Local invites all locally owned businesses in the Monadnock Region to participate in this year's Shift Your Shopping campaign running from November 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.
Shift Your Shopping includes our signature community event called Plaid Friday on Friday, November 24, 2017 and a newer event called Cider Monday on Monday, November 27, 2017.
"During the winter holiday season, Monadnock Buy Local works extra hard to ensure that our spending matches the community values we support," said Jen Risley, Executive Director of Monadnock Buy Local. "To make our 'think local first' message stronger, we participate in the Shift Your Shopping campaign. This national movement encourages citizens to support job creation and economic growth through their holiday purchases at locally owned and independent businesses."
Plaid Friday on Friday, November 24th is a day when community members show their support for local and independent businesses by wearing plaid. The event was created in Oakland, CA and spread to the Monadnock Region seven years ago. Last year, over 200 individuals registered to participate throughout the region and Monadnock Buy Local is making plans to attract an even bigger response this year.
"The store was busy all day [during last year's Plaid Friday]. Lots of customers know about Plaid Friday and are wearing plaid -- even babies," said Françoise Bourson, owner of Joseph's Coat in Peterborough, NH. "In fact we were so busy ringing up customers, we forgot to take any pictures."
Cider Monday is a direct and delicious assault on the Monday after Thanksgiving, infamously known as Cyber Monday. It's an opportunity to connect in-person and pause to reflect on the hidden impacts of shopping with online giants. Locally owned businesses participating in Cider Monday will offer community members a warm welcome and a cup of delicious cider on Monday, November 27th.
"Customers are promised cider and smiling servers that will not crash," said Willard Williams, co-owner of the Toadstool Bookshops in Keene, Peterborough and Milford and founder of Cider Monday. "As always, we'll offer personal service, advice and the opportunity to touch and try items -- with no logins or passwords necessary!"
Participation in these events is free. Monadnock Buy Local will share promotional materials and inspiration on its website that any business is welcome to use. Businesses are encouraged to connect with their customers and let them know that they plan to celebrate Plaid Friday on November 24th and/or Cider Monday on November 27th.
This year's Shift Your Shopping and Plaid Friday sponsors include Badger Balm, Brie & Vessie, CC&D's Kitchen Market, CJ the DJ, The Cheshire Horse, The Economizer, The Farm Concessions & Cafe, The Fitzwilliam Inn, Hannah Grimes Marketplace, Howard's Leather, The Inn at East Hill Farm, Korvin Appliance, Joan's Personal Chef Service, Katz Architect, Korvin Appliance, LuvINK&Paper, MB Massage Studio, Monadnock Food Co-op, Nest: Mother Child Home, Of Moose & Mountain, One Stop Country Pet Supply, Steele's Stationers, Ted's Shoe & Sport, Walpole Mountain View Winery, VizionZ and Yoga with Josephine.
Shift Your Shopping promotional tools, social media posts and other updates will be posted at https://monadnocklocal.org/shiftyourshopping.
Become a Monadnock Buy Local business member by October 13th and get one free ticket (worth $35) to Hannah Grimes Center's CONNECT Event on November 7, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Best of all, your renewal will not be due again until April 1, 2019.
Tickets are limited — so become a Monadnock Buy Local member today.
Need help with the process? Email us today.
The Hannah Grimes Center, The Keene Sentinel and Machina Arts are once again combining their energies to present CONNECT, our premier networking event of the year on Tuesday, November 7th from 5:30pm-7:30pm! Over 400 people attended last year’s CONNECT event, we expect tickets to sell out. Get your tickets early, this is an event you do not want to miss!
The event includes GREAT music, DELICIOUS local food, drinks and more.
Get a sneak peak of Green Energy Option’s NEW retail building on 37 Roxbury Street, our event venue, slated to open in 2018.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Greg Tehven (or Greg from Fargo).
Machina Arts, which specializes in melding art, lighting, and mood, is working with several groups to display downtown ideas generated at a Hannah Grimes “Idea Jam”. Ideas range from increasing public art, building Keene as the solar capitol of NH, encouraging more walking, Downtown Keene as a conference center, and more sidewalk and pedestrian space on Main Street.
Monadnock Buy Local’s installation will feature local economy-building ideas for the future like a local stock exchange, local currency and online marketplace for locally owned businesses.
Join Monadnock Buy Local and The Local Crowd Monadnock at the Hinsdale Farmers Market's October Festival on Sunday, October 15 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at River Park in downtown Hinsdale. Enjoy fun family crafts and delicious locally grown and made food.
Come celebrate the harvest and learn more about the Hinsdale Beautification Committee and Hinsdale Police Department's efforts to bring their town together to build a stronger -- and more beautiful -- community. SEE how they want to use TLC Monadnock's crowdfunding platform transform Main Street crosswalks into safer ones. Give a great idea in Hinsdale a lift and check out their Safe Streets demo at this event.
Stop by our table and learn more about how individuals, organizations and businesses are raising funds using TLC Monadnock, an innovative locally based crowdfunding platform.
Here we are at the Winchester Pickle Festival in September -- hope to see you in Hinsdale!
Saturday, September 30th at the Monadnock Fall Festival, Tiffany Mannion will be appointed the first Bicycle Mayor of Keene. In this role she will represent cyclists in the region and bring together those who need to be involved to get more people in the Monadnock region on bikes. Tiffany is a regular bicycle commuter and explorer and expects to ride close to her goal of 3000 miles this year. By becoming the Bicycle Mayor of Keene, Tiffany will join a worldwide network of Bicycle Mayors, called the Bicycle Mayor and Leader Network.
Working with the Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation, she will focus her two-year term as a Bicycle Mayor on three areas: education, connection and creation. As the Monadnock Region’s only certified cycling instructor, she will set up educational programming and work toward adding other certified cycling instructors in the region. She will connect college, university and businesses with the benefits of bicycle -friendly programming and connect the great work of our region that points to a shared future of confident riders and supported infrastructure. And she will create an online hub connecting our region of riders with opportunities to know your neighbor with events and initiatives such as bike kitchens, bike shares and community rides.
The Bicycle Mayor and Leader Network is initiated by Amsterdam based startup CycleSpace, which has the aim of getting the next billion people on bikes in order to accelerate the shift from car-centric to human-centric cities. It supports and advances the local needs of cycling in the respective communities of the Bicycle Mayors and encourages the Bicycle Mayors to connect and share experiences to create a global movement with a local impact. The program started in Amsterdam with the election of Anna Luten as the first bicycle of Amsterdam in 2016. Last year Bicycle Mayors from Mexico-City, Sydney, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Baroda, India joined. Tiffany Mannion will be the first Bicycle Mayor in the United States.
In order to be appointed as the Bicycle Mayor of Keene, Tiffany received endorsement letters to bring this global initiative by the Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation, Pathways for Keene, Mayor Kendall Lane, The Monadnock Cycling Club, and the Swanzey Police Department.
The appointment will take place at 1:00 pm at the Gazebo bandstand at the Monadnock Fall Festival.
From left to right, the Bicycle Mayors of Amsterdam, Mexico-city, Sao Paulo, Baroda India and Sydney
CycleSpace is making the shift from car-centric to human-centric cities possible through acting as a catalyst for breakthrough solutions around cycling. We create and accelerate ideas, kick start collaborations, and launch global innovations and programs. We have an ambitious goal - for 50% of all city trips to be by bike by 2030. We call this ‘50 by 30’ and we believe it will lead to fundamentally healthier, happier and more prosperous cities. Cycling is more than transportation. It is transformation. In all our work, we never stop asking ‘Where can the bicycle take you?’
TLC Monadnock's third online crowdfunding campaign reached its goal of raising $5,000 to support Monadnock Buy Local's Placemaker Local Rewards program. Fifty-nine supporters contributed $5,150 -- voting with their dollars to bring Placemaker to the Monadnock Region.
September 30, 2017 - 10 am - 7 pm in Downtown Keene, NH
Check for updates at Monadnock Fall Festival's Facebook Page
RSVP on Facebook
MUSIC (Rain Location in parenthesis)
Bicycle Mayor of Keene Appointment: Central Square Gazebo 1:00PM
Ash Hill Center for the Arts in Swanzey is holding an event in partnership with Monadnock Buy Local and The Local Crowd Monadnock. It's a fun and festive event called "Faire-ly Creative" Event. We invite artists, creative businesses and food & drink vendors to consider becoming an event vendor.
October 22 from 11am - 4pm at the Ash Hill Center for the Arts in Swanzey
The Local Crowd Monadnock will partner with the Ash Hill Center for the Arts "Fair-ly Creative" event. Artists and creative businesses from the Monadnock Region will demonstrate their skills and crafts.
$20 exhibitor space fee
Exhibitors may sell their work, but the focus should be on demonstrating what they do or developing an activity to engage the public (especially children).
Interested? Have questions?
Please contact Pam Dexter at Ash Hill Center for the Arts at email@example.com.
Button Up New Hampshire, the popular home energy savings workshop series, is coming to Keene, NH. The City of Keene’s Cities for Climate Protection Committee, the Monadnock Progressive Alliance’s Climate Action Team, the Monadnock Sustainability Network and Southwest Community Services are hosting this free workshop for residents. The workshop will take place on Saturday October 7th at the Stone Arch Village Senior Housing Community Room at 835 Court Street in Keene, NH. Doors open at 9:30am with the presentation from 10:00am-11:30am. The workshops are being sponsored by NHSaves and coordinated by the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI). To check out the workshop flyer, click here.
The Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation Carsharing Subcommittee is gathering information about interest in Keene and the Monadnock Region for Carsharing. Please help us out by taking this short survey:
Take the Carsharing Survey
Want to learn more about carsharing? Read information on MAST's website, read MAST's carsharing report, or come to the next MAST carsharing subcommittee meeting.
All responses are confidential, and information will be used for planning purposes only. THANK YOU!