April-15 2016

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The ACA’s 30-hour threshold

The ACA’s 30-hour threshold

Federal courts consider whether employers can reduce employees’ hours to avoid cost of health care
Q&A with branding expert Simon Mainwaring

Q&A with branding expert Simon Mainwaring

‘There has been a fundamental shift in the way that brands relate with their customers,’ says branding consultant and author Simon Mainwaring.
Electric Co-op adds conservation incentives

Electric Co-op adds conservation incentives

Three new programs promote curtailing energy use during peak periods

We need an all-resource energy strategy

Despite the warm winter, NH households pay well over 50% more than the national average for electricity and almost 70% more for natural gas
Cartoon for the Week of April 15, 2016

Cartoon for the Week of April 15, 2016

NOAA’s court ruling claim is a fish story

Thoughts on exploding volcanoes

Don’t treat the mentally ill differently

Strategic planning is messy

Strategic planning is messy

A look at the keys for overseeing a successful process
The Millennial point of view

The Millennial point of view

How is your organization adapting to your youngest employees?
Ex-Im Bank vice chair touts benefits of agency

Ex-Im Bank vice chair touts benefits of agency

UNH forum focuses on resources available to small companies
Should parties take control?

Should parties take control?

More than one commentator has decried a lack of discipline in controlling the presidential field
Life in a creative dead zone

Life in a creative dead zone

They’re places where the unqualified reign and suppress rather than foster creativity
Plugged in

Plugged in

UNH Interoperability Lab connects students with industry
Health insurance CO-OPs undergo growing pains

Health insurance CO-OPs undergo growing pains

Expanding NH market puts speed bumps in their way
Recovery effort spreads Hope

Recovery effort spreads Hope

Manchester, Concord centers open, with more seen
Milestone Engineering and Construction founder wins ethics award

Milestone Engineering and Construction founder wins ethics award

Frank Lemay honored for ‘upholding the highest ethical standards in construction’
What’s New Hampshire’s economic strategy?

What’s New Hampshire’s economic strategy?

NH’s approach to economic development has to start with a vision
Study says gender pay inequality worse in NH

Study says gender pay inequality worse in NH

Women earn 76 percent of men in Granite State; it’s 79 percent nationally

Why we wear red on April 12

Though there have been gradual improvements in narrowing the gap between what men and women earn, progress has slowed
Tech Tidbits From Around NH

Tech Tidbits From Around NH

St. Jean named new CTO at miEdge, Cirtronics at BIOMEDevice 2016 … and more
NH High Tech Council disrupts Entrepreneur of the Year event

NH High Tech Council disrupts Entrepreneur of the Year event

Awards program to feature talks by leading innovators
Engelberth picked to build Plymouth State’s new residence hall

Engelberth picked to build Plymouth State’s new residence hall

350-bed Merrill Place will feature conference facilities
Financing in place for downtown Concord renovation

Financing in place for downtown Concord renovation

Sugar River Bank leads Vegas Block restoration funding effort
People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

Tighe & Bond, Concord win ACEC-NH award, Hampton Inn sold in Portsmouth … and more

Proponents seek to return ‘reasonable accommodations’ to breastfeeding bill

NH House panel mulls changes to measure aimed at protecting mothers
Are purchasers of condos responsible for past owners' unpaid assessments?

Are purchasers of condos responsible for past owners' unpaid assessments?

A look at an association’s recourse for recovering delinquent payments
Short-term rental bill likely dead for session

Short-term rental bill likely dead for session

NH Senate panel recommends interim study for tax info requirement
No NH businesses filed for bankruptcy in March

No NH businesses filed for bankruptcy in March

But there was a sharp increase in filings by individuals

USA Springs fraudster sentenced to five years in prison

Nevada court finds ex-lawyer guilty in $5.6 million conspiracy to bilk NH firm's investor
Globe Manufacturing to present on wearable technology line

Globe Manufacturing to present on wearable technology line

NH firm’s WASP system uses ‘smart fabric’ to monitor physiology, location of wearer
Medstreaming buys West Lebanon software developer

Medstreaming buys West Lebanon software developer

NH’s M2S provides healthcare quality software
DSCI to be acquired by California telecom

DSCI to be acquired by California telecom

Deal gives TelePacific footprint on East Coast
Tech Tidbits From Around NH

Tech Tidbits From Around NH

Six semi-finalists set to pitch at NH Startup Challenge … and more
UNH climatologist urges ‘serious discussion’ on effects of climate change

UNH climatologist urges ‘serious discussion’ on effects of climate change

Property owners in low-lying areas should ‘sell now,’ he says
NH January construction unemployment rate: 6.5%

NH January construction unemployment rate: 6.5%

Unseasonably warm weather extended building season
Law Warehouse signs long-term lease for Merrimack space

Law Warehouse signs long-term lease for Merrimack space

132,000 square feet taken at former Nashua Corp. HQ
Foreclosure rate falls in Manchester-Nashua

Foreclosure rate falls in Manchester-Nashua

More than half-point lower than national rate
People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

Promotions at Stantec, Seacoast Home and Garden Show … and more
Performance Sports Group CEO quits

Performance Sports Group CEO quits

Departure follows collapse in Exeter-based sporting goods company’s stock price, earnings
LRGHealthcare to lay off 58 employees

LRGHealthcare to lay off 58 employees

Moves comes in response to ‘ongoing’ healthcare changes and ‘subsequent financial challenges’
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