August-9 2013

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Whole Foods to open off  Exit 7 in Nashua

Whole Foods to open off Exit 7 in Nashua

The natural foods grocer will be opening its first N.H. location at the Turnpike Plaza
As it pushes into specialty market, White Mountains posts 2Q net income of $26m

As it pushes into specialty market, White Mountains posts 2Q net income of $26m

The company posted quarterly income of $26 million for the second quarter of 2013, the same as it was during the second quarter of last year

Young dentists are choosing N.H

The New Hampshire Dental Society recently reported that 28 new dentists have been given licenses to practice since the beginning of 2013
Municipal land use board decisions: the appeals process

Municipal land use board decisions: the appeals process

What you need to know to file a successful appeal
Don’t get caught on the wrong side of a non-competition agreement

Don’t get caught on the wrong side of a non-competition agreement

Fate of N.H. Patch sites up in the air

Fate of N.H. Patch sites up in the air

AOL hasn’t announced whether any of the underperforming sites include any of the dozen in New Hampshire
Properly conducted internal investigations will enhance decision-making, improve compliance and minimize risk

Properly conducted internal investigations will enhance decision-making, improve compliance and minimize risk

PC Connection nets $9m in 2Q

PC Connection nets $9m in 2Q

The Merrimack-based company sold some $557 million of computer equipment and software in the second quarter of 2013
Compensation for checking smartphones after hours

Compensation for checking smartphones after hours

Accelerated N.H. permitting process for wireless siting

Accelerated N.H. permitting process for wireless siting

Misclassification of workers: a costly issue

Misclassification of workers: a costly issue

N.H. businesses should beware the minefield of independent contractor tests

N.H. businesses should beware the minefield of independent contractor tests

Cartoon for the week of August 9, 2013

Cartoon for the week of August 9, 2013

A stricter standard in retaliation cases

A stricter standard in retaliation cases

Supreme Court Title VII ruling may stem tide of filings against employers

Gender does matter in New Hampshire

What explains the difference between men and women in business and nonprofit leadership?

Ordinance protects local water supplies

Prescription for a broken system

A missing ingredient in the U.S. health care system: coordination

The ACA: key to ending ‘job lock’ for entrepreneurs

Increased access to health care will make it easier for potential entrepreneurs to go out on their own

Celebrating 25 years of rivers protection in N.H.

On signing this landmark piece of environmental legislation, then-Gov. Judd Gregg described the state’s rivers as 'emeralds in the crown jewels of New Hampshire'
The ‘mystery’ of project management

The ‘mystery’ of project management

Few people understand the key is to work well with people

The benefits of doing nothing

Over-management can destroy your business
Is disability income insurance right for you?

Is disability income insurance right for you?

Even if your employer offers a long-term disability option, purchasing an individual policy that meets your specific needs could be more beneficial
The declining middle class and its jobs

The declining middle class and its jobs

If you're in a job that can be outsourced or automated, chances are your job isn't going to be around much longer
N.H. and alcohol: Are we consistent in our focus?

N.H. and alcohol: Are we consistent in our focus?

Q&A with Businessman Bill Binnie

Q&A with Businessman Bill Binnie

Bill Binnie’s latest venture is the Carlisle Media Group, which consists of a TV station and 17 radio stations

Compensation conundrum continues

Recently enacted compensation deduction protections are not a free pass for business owners

Live free and...brand

Travel and tourism campaign slogan attracts not only tourists, but also businesses
Reaching out to the next generation of manufacturing workers

Reaching out to the next generation of manufacturing workers

Social media is seen as a key tool in getting the word out about career opportunities
Flotsam & Jetsam: August 9, 2013

Flotsam & Jetsam: August 9, 2013

“I’m not going to support anybody. I support everybody.” – Bill O’Connor, chair of the Strafford County GOP, when asked where he stood on the growing number of potential Republican presidential contenders.
Manchester startup makes custom guitars for the masses

Manchester startup makes custom guitars for the masses

The software 'allows the little guys to compete with the big guys'
GTAT back in the black in 2Q, but barely

GTAT back in the black in 2Q, but barely

GTAT mainly lived off its backlog last quarter, with only $14 million of new orders
Another N.H. restaurant achieves ‘local’ certification

Another N.H. restaurant achieves ‘local’ certification

12 restaurants have been recognized since the program began
Anthem Blue Cross moving to downtown Manchester

Anthem Blue Cross moving to downtown Manchester

The insurer will occupy three floors of the former Bank of America building at 1155 Elm Street
Despite roof collapse, Ruger reports explosive sales

Despite roof collapse, Ruger reports explosive sales

New product sales represented $102.7 million, or just short of a third of all sales
Ex-Gov. Lynch joins Dyn Inc. board

Ex-Gov. Lynch joins Dyn Inc. board

'I believe my experience in both the private and public sector will add a unique voice to Dyn’s talented board of directors'
Stop & Shop to close all six of its N.H. stores

Stop & Shop to close all six of its N.H. stores

Just a week after Shaw’s announced plans to close six of its New Hampshire stores, Stop & Shop has followed suit
In July, 16 N.H. businesses declare bankruptcy

In July, 16 N.H. businesses declare bankruptcy

Sixteen New Hampshire businesses went under in July, which was – at least in relative terms – good news
For N.H. renters, rising rents and fewer vacancies

For N.H. renters, rising rents and fewer vacancies

From 2008 to 2013, median gross rental costs rose in every New Hampshire county except one

For first half of year, N.H. foreclosures hit six-year low

At the current pace, the state is likely to end the year with fewer foreclosures than have been seen in the past five years

Four N.H. companies awarded job training grants in July

The grants will help train 47 workers in new skills
N.H. Humanities Council fears proposed deep federal cuts

N.H. Humanities Council fears proposed deep federal cuts

Just under 50 percent of the New Hampshire Humanities Council’s roughly $1 million budget comes from the National Endowment for the Humanities
For first half of 2013, future construction down 30 percent from last year

For first half of 2013, future construction down 30 percent from last year

But June totals outpaced the same month last year by nearly 40 percent
Centrix earnings fall, but other numbers climb

Centrix earnings fall, but other numbers climb

Assets climbed to $895 million, up 12 percent
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