Check out some of our local entrepreneurs!


Let’s recap Big Idea Hastings.

About 180 people attended to watch 12 Finalists pitch their big idea on November 7th! The room was filled with entrepreneurial energy, support, and passion for growing Hastings. Hastings Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) cannot thank the contestants, judges, sponsors, professional partners, and those who attended enough! You all made this event a greater success than we could have ever imagined. If you weren’t there, you’ll want to be next year!

In 2018, some of these ideas will become a reality. HEDC will continue to support these ideas during their entrepreneurial pursuit.



Bold brews & bright ideas!

Whether you’ve got an idea, need an idea, or just have entrepreneurial advice to share, we hope to gather Hastings’ best thinkers and doers during this monthly series. Anyone can come partake in drinks and some (lightly) structured brainstorming.

Local entrepreneurs from Steeple Brewery, First Street Brewery, and Art Bar have partnered to host these events. Each B&B will feature a different location and a new twist, but the goal will remain the same: to brainstorm, provide encouragement and collaborate. You never know, some of these ideas could become a reality... theirs did!