February-17 2017

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Albany International’s 2016 revenues rise

Albany International’s 2016 revenues rise

But net income falls slightly

Regulatory edicts are feel-good politics

Yes, NH regulations can be restructured, but not by memo
Q&A with Local Baskit founder Beth Richards

Q&A with Local Baskit founder Beth Richards

‘The Local Baskit difference is the local ingredients,’ says Beth Richards, founder of the New Hampshire-based meal-kit company.

The value of older workers in NH

Let’s celebrate our experienced workforce and stop bemoaning what we lack

A missed opportunity to boost broadband

House’s rejection of municipal bonding authority hurts economic development
What’s your leadership style?

What’s your leadership style?

Do you go out in the field or stay in an ivory tower?

Beefing up NH’s workforce requires investment

We can’t afford to lose the next generation of highly skilled workers to other states
Cash is not king

Cash is not king

Evidence proves that market timing does not work
Legislation big and small

Legislation big and small

An overview of some of the bills being monitored by business organizations
Enjoy your way to the top

Enjoy your way to the top

The right attitude on the job is 90 percent of what’s required
Cartoon for the week of February 17, 2017

Cartoon for the week of February 17, 2017

With a few exceptions, NH employers are reticent in response to Trump travel ban

With a few exceptions, NH employers are reticent in response to Trump travel ban

SNHU president worries about ‘chilling effect’
How will rising water affect road performance?

How will rising water affect road performance?

UNH researcher studies impact of climate on pavement
From ironworker to murder defense

From ironworker to murder defense

Attorney Mark Sisti reflects on his NH legal career
Katie Schwerin, 2017 Outstanding Woman in Business

Katie Schwerin, 2017 Outstanding Woman in Business

Chief operating officer, W.S. Badger Company
Donnalee Lozeau, 2017 Outstanding Woman in Business

Donnalee Lozeau, 2017 Outstanding Woman in Business

Executive director, Southern NH Services
Kim Roy, 2017 Outstanding Woman in Business

Kim Roy, 2017 Outstanding Woman in Business

General manager, Radisson Hotel-Manchester
Cathleen Schmidt, 2017 Outstanding Woman in Business

Cathleen Schmidt, 2017 Outstanding Woman in Business

CEO and executive director, McLane Middleton
Kathleen McQuiggan, 2016 Outstanding Woman in Business

Kathleen McQuiggan, 2016 Outstanding Woman in Business

Senior vice president and managing director, Pax World
Maria Ryan, 2017 Outstanding Woman in Business

Maria Ryan, 2017 Outstanding Woman in Business

CEO, Cottage Hospital
NH lawmakers seek further business tax cuts

NH lawmakers seek further business tax cuts

Despite Sununu’s budget plan keeping current reductions in place
Brookstone introduces multi-room sync speakers

Brookstone introduces multi-room sync speakers

Chromecast technology allows music to be streamed through speakers directly
Ringing in 2017 in high tech style

Ringing in 2017 in high tech style

NH High Tech Council introduces new initiatives
Tech Tidbits From Across New Hampshire

Tech Tidbits From Across New Hampshire

Bedford-based financial markets software provider hires former SunGard exec, LilyWorks releases software to efficiently manage manufacturing production ... and more
Professional services firms and cyber risk

Professional services firms and cyber risk

As repositories of sensitive information, they’re prime targets for hackers
Church wins 21st Construction Industry Ethics Award

Church wins 21st Construction Industry Ethics Award

Rowley Agency CEO honored for ‘honest, sincere style’
Q&A with SkyTrans President Jerry Pendleton

Q&A with SkyTrans President Jerry Pendleton

Ski-lift expert discusses his work on Waterville Valley’s Green Peak expansion
Provident Bank to open new offices in Portsmouth

Provident Bank to open new offices in Portsmouth

Executive offices to be moved from Amesbury, Mass.
People and Property Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

People and Property Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

New hires at TFMoran, Jewett … and more
NH House panel puts the brakes on paid family leave effort

NH House panel puts the brakes on paid family leave effort

Labor committee votes to put measure off until 2018

$12 minimum wage proposal killed in New Hampshire House committee

Measure would have upped hourly rate by 2020
New Hampshire bankruptcy filings edge up in January

New Hampshire bankruptcy filings edge up in January

But for second consecutive month, no businesses file for protection
Manchester Millyard map illustrates high tech hot bed

Manchester Millyard map illustrates high tech hot bed

Illustration include 30 companies and counting
 The 2017 refrain: recruit, retain, retrain

The 2017 refrain: recruit, retain, retrain

NH High Tech Council, DRED lead efforts to increase the talent pool
Sunrise Labs, HT Presspart partner on fully-connected inhaler

Sunrise Labs, HT Presspart partner on fully-connected inhaler

Miniaturized printed circuit board uses Bluetooth Low Energy to transmit data to smartphone
Big data startup talks opportunity and challenges in New Hampshire

Big data startup talks opportunity and challenges in New Hampshire

Location is important to investors says Forcivity CEO Steve Baines
Tech Tidbits From Around New Hampshire

Tech Tidbits From Around New Hampshire

Manchester West High School seeks professionals for Career Day, River Valley Community College partners again with Hypertherm to teach workforce skills ... and more
Paid family leave bill scrutinized at hearing

Paid family leave bill scrutinized at hearing

No opposition surfaces as NH House committee reviews measure
Physician shortage tops concerns of state’s health centers

Physician shortage tops concerns of state’s health centers

Medicaid expansion, ACA repeal add to ‘great uncertainty’
Federal agency backs union in Job Corps Center complaint

Federal agency backs union in Job Corps Center complaint

Building Trades Council says it’s ‘vindicated’ by wage ruling
NH’s construction jobless rate falls from a year ago

NH’s construction jobless rate falls from a year ago

December rate is among five lowest in nation
New Hampshire Dig Safe gets perfect score in evaluation

New Hampshire Dig Safe gets perfect score in evaluation

First comprehensive federal review of PUC-run program
DeStefano Architects win ‘Home of the Year’ honor

DeStefano Architects win ‘Home of the Year’ honor

Honorees selected in nine other categories
People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

Sunrise Labs leases Manchester space, Optima to build Dover branch … and more
Three Manchester Millyard buildings change hands

Three Manchester Millyard buildings change hands

Binnie adds about 500,000 square feet to his Manchester real estate portfolio
Two business competitions launched by Merrimack Valley Score

Two business competitions launched by Merrimack Valley Score

Part of the chapter’s 50th anniversary celebration
How to spend $1 million in NH politics

How to spend $1 million in NH politics

There are many ways businesses can tip the balance of power at the State House every two years
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