December-13 2013

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Spanish firm buys Newmarket International for $500m

Spanish firm buys Newmarket International for $500m

Company’s headquarters, employees, management team will remain in Portsmouth

Five N.H. communities awarded CDFA planning grants

People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News Roundup

New hires at Brookstone, DuBois & King, Peabody & Smith … and more
Jewett completes new Sig Sauer HQ

Jewett completes new Sig Sauer HQ

New officers installed by Seacoast Realtors

New officers installed by Seacoast Realtors

Thomas Heany of Keller Williams Coastal is 2014 president
N.H. jobless rate doesn’t budge in November

N.H. jobless rate doesn’t budge in November

But initial unemployment claims drop and jobs increase

One-time USA Springs investment source indicted on federal fraud charges

Swiss firm faces criminal, civil charges in investment schemes
Checking the state of the Seacoast business climate

Checking the state of the Seacoast business climate

NHBR asked several members of the Seacoast business community to give their take on some of the key issues facing the region as well as to offer their views on how the area’s economy is faring.
Answering questions about Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)

Answering questions about Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)

Have we learned any lessons from the 2007-08 financial crisis?

Saint Anselm seminar explores roots, ramifications of Wall Street collapse
Is the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) a flop?

Is the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) a flop?

Confusion reigns when it comes to online health insurance marketplace, tax credit for small businesses
Q&A with Northeast Delta Dental CEO Tom Raffio

Q&A with Northeast Delta Dental CEO Tom Raffio

‘I heard Dave Cowens speak at a business conference, and it seemed that every point he made aligned with the points that were in our book drafts.’

Dental clinics serving uninsured struggle to fill seats

A clinic in Manchester is at 50 percent capacity for hygiene visits; a Concord clinic is at 10 percent capacity
MinuteClinic opens first N.H. locations

MinuteClinic opens first N.H. locations

Collaboration with Dartmouth-Hitchcock to include medical directors, electronic record integration

Fix our infrastructure? The answer is funding

Dear Santa: We really need your help

Polarization of every policy issue to advance the agenda of a political party or ‘special interest’ has consistently produced dysfunction, disappointment and disgrace

Common Core is bad for business in NH

While it’s good to want a well-educated populace, it’s very shortsighted for New Hampshire business folks to support Common Core.

Taking control of your company’s energy needs

Independent energy districts can help firms produce their own power
Online shopping at work during the holidays (naughty or nice?)

Online shopping at work during the holidays (naughty or nice?)

Shopping online can be more efficient for employees, but poses problems when it becomes a distraction at the office
An ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) owner’s manual

An ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) owner’s manual

Maintenance schedules for employee benefits plans

Obamacare and how it affected my business

When the Affordable Care Act hit, we just prayed it wouldn’t hit our company, but it did

The easiest choice may not be the best choice when it comes to health care

Sticking with the status quo may seem like the easiest choice, but you may you may be paying more than you need to for health insurance
What I learned from my non-campaign run for governor

What I learned from my non-campaign run for governor

The last couple of months have taught me a lot about what politics is about today
Women & Money Forum planned at SNHU

Women & Money Forum planned at SNHU

The value of thinking with the help of others

The value of thinking with the help of others

Cartoon for the week of December 13, 2013

Cartoon for the week of December 13, 2013

Webinars to offer info on revised health care signup for small businesses

Webinars to offer info on revised health care signup for small businesses

Explanations of new SHOP enrollment process, tax credits on tap
N.H. circuit court sets up new trust docket

N.H. circuit court sets up new trust docket

In response to growing need to handle complex litigation
Job Corps Center taking shape

Job Corps Center taking shape

Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

Portsmouth gas infrastructure upgrades, Hutter’s Concord project, groundbreaking in Plymouth … and more
Foreclosures still dog N.H. housing market

Foreclosures still dog N.H. housing market

October numbers rise 18 percent from September
Lahey Health may have N.H. expansion plans

Lahey Health may have N.H. expansion plans

‘Plan B’ for growth could be Granite State hospital mergers
Second Women & Money Forum planned at SNHU

Second Women & Money Forum planned at SNHU

Topic: Financial literacy for entrepreneurs
Frisbie Memorial demands Anthem narrow network info

Frisbie Memorial demands Anthem narrow network info

Rochester hospital seeks Insurance Department hearing on how providers were selected
USA Springs property on the market for $2 million

USA Springs property on the market for $2 million

The site was once valued at $125 million

Mark Carrier Construction to build new Bedford hotel

The Lodge at the Bedford Village Inn will be a 52,000-square-foot, three-story wood-framed building

People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

Chris Norwood takes helm at NAI Norwood Group, retail space filling up at Portwalk Place, Masiello expands in Maine … and more
Recipe for revitalization: going vertical

Recipe for revitalization: going vertical

Is a trend toward taller, smaller units in N.H. cities in the offing?
14 N.H. businesses file for bankruptcy in November

14 N.H. businesses file for bankruptcy in November

A 16% drop from last year
N.H. aerospace consortium inks ties with Montreal group

N.H. aerospace consortium inks ties with Montreal group

To encourage trade and partnerships between the two sectors
Against the odds, N.H. housing market remained strong in Oct.

Against the odds, N.H. housing market remained strong in Oct.

Despite government shutdown, sales rose for 23rd straight month
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