August-23 2013

 

N.H. real estate market picks up big time in July

N.H. real estate market picks up big time in July

Statewide, sales rose 23%, and the median sales price increased more than 10%
People and Property: Real estate and construction news rundown

People and Property: Real estate and construction news rundown

A summary of real estate and construction news and announcements from companies around the state
Tuck prof to keynote High Tech Council’s first bio/medical forum

Tuck prof to keynote High Tech Council’s first bio/medical forum

The Council hopes it will be the first in a series of events on the bio/medical sector in N.H.
Leases — the lifeblood of real estate investments

Leases — the lifeblood of real estate investments

There are reasons leases are so important to a property’s value
Modest recovery seen in southern N.H. retail market

Modest recovery seen in southern N.H. retail market

2.7% gain in retail space recorded; vacancy rate falls to 9.6%
Manchester Country Club

Manchester Country Club

Eckman Construction completes $6.5 million in additions and renovations to longtime community fixture
Tourism in the Lakes Region: a roundtable

Tourism in the Lakes Region: a roundtable

NHBR’s editors met recently at the Church Landing at Mill Falls at the Lake in Meredith with area businesspeople to discuss the region’s economic engine: the hospitality industry

No independence, no trust

What’s the economic impact of a mostly empty vacation home?

What’s the economic impact of a mostly empty vacation home?

Many owners of opulent houses in the Lakes Region aren't exactly itching to rent them out
Secret Service sends a message about POS fraud

Secret Service sends a message about POS fraud

Though accepting payment cards is convenient for customers, business owners should make reasonable efforts to secure their information
Small N.H. movie theaters turn to Kickstarter to ‘go digital’

Small N.H. movie theaters turn to Kickstarter to ‘go digital’

The crowdfunding route is one that many New Hampshire theater owners are eyeing as they scramble to come up with the funds to buy digital projectors

Energy-efficiency bill is good for New Hampshire

Efficiency is one of the tools businesses can use to mitigate the rising cost of electricity and fuels

The public use of public roads

Northern Pass’ proposed use of the public roads for its power line is an entirely legal and proper use of public road easements

N.H. manufacturers will benefit by working together

We can’t afford to fall behind in worker training just as opportunity’s doors open with fresh air for our economy

Should genetically modified food be labeled?

Live Free or Die Alliance Facebook followers overwhelmingly say yes
Q&A with Girls at Work founder Elaine Hamel

Q&A with Girls at Work founder Elaine Hamel

Girls at Work is a N.H. organization that works teaches woodworking skills to and builds confidence in at-risk girls
De-risking and the lessons of a beekeeper

De-risking and the lessons of a beekeeper

If you believe that the long term matters, a judicious temperament will suffice
Is your strength also your weakness?

Is your strength also your weakness?

How to prevent our natural strengths from becoming a hindrance in the workplace
Should your organization continue to operate as a nonprofit?

Should your organization continue to operate as a nonprofit?

Operating a nonprofit is a means to an end, but not an end in and of itself
The importance of estate planning

The importance of estate planning

Recent legislative action is a reminder that people should take stock of their situation
Cartoon for the week of August 23, 2013

Cartoon for the week of August 23, 2013

Google names N.H.’s ‘digital capital’

Google names N.H.’s ‘digital capital’

It may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of the most digitally savvy communities in the state
Bottomline Technologies to acquire two Euro firms

Bottomline Technologies to acquire two Euro firms

Both companies serve banks on the SWIFT system
Drop in N.H. worker comp payments leads nation

Drop in N.H. worker comp payments leads nation

21.7% decline comes as national average payouts increase
24 N.H. companies make the Inc. 5000

24 N.H. companies make the Inc. 5000

That’s down slightly from the 31 New Hampshire firms that made the list last year
Gardner on Tyco money: I contacted other colleges

Gardner on Tyco money: I contacted other colleges

But at least two inquiries were over five years ago
BIA to N.H. businesses: beware of Mass. ‘tech tax’

BIA to N.H. businesses: beware of Mass. ‘tech tax’

‘It is unfortunate that this tax may unwittingly capture some New Hampshire employers,’ says BIA President Jim Roche
Update: All N.H. Patch sites in operation, two editors out

Update: All N.H. Patch sites in operation, two editors out

But buyers or partners are being sought for two sites
Hoped-for Coos freight rail upgrade seen as a difference maker

Hoped-for Coos freight rail upgrade seen as a difference maker

Area officials say the project would encourage more development in Berlin, Gorham and Groveton
Proposed federal food safety rules to be aired at Hanover meeting

Proposed federal food safety rules to be aired at Hanover meeting

The listening session aims to answer questions from farmers and other food producers about the Food Safety Modernization Act
Mass. ‘tech tax’ could hit N.H. businesses

Mass. ‘tech tax’ could hit N.H. businesses

Granite State high-tech firms with customers south of the border may unknowingly be covered by the tax
iCAD revenues up, but company posts a loss

iCAD revenues up, but company posts a loss

The good news: The $1.9m loss is an improvement over a year ago, when iCAD lost $2.9m