Meet Pam Sullivan, Executive Director of Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network (WREN) in Bethlehem
WREN was founded 25 years ago, powered by rural women committed to the mission of supporting better lives and livelihoods, enhancing the vitality of Bethlehem’s Main Street and practicing and promoting innovation in rural economic development. Through the years, WREN’s work has impacted thousands of people across New Hampshire’s North Country by providing technical assistance training and market access for local entrepreneurs and artists and providing educational, cultural and social events for the entire community. The Gallery at WREN and The Local Works Marketplace at WREN support the livelihoods of local artists while also increasing the vitality of Bethlehem’s Main Street. WREN has also gained recognition from national organizations, such as the Ms. Foundation and the Aspen Institute, for its innovative efforts in addressing the needs of rural entrepreneurs.
Interview conducted February 2021
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A GSA found interesting: “How they offer classes for upcoming business/artists who want to start up their own business. Plus having a variety of items to buy and galleries to view. Definitely a place to visit.”