February-22 2013

 

Patent dispute leads Keene firm to file for bankruptcy

Resident Power, PNE Energy win a round against PUC staff

Resident Power, PNE Energy win a round against PUC staff

Study: Interest rates on N.H. bank accounts among the nation’s worst

Study: Interest rates on N.H. bank accounts among the nation’s worst

Contrasting data muddies N.H. home sales picture

Report: N.H. health premiums rose in ’11, but not as much as they could have

Report: N.H. health premiums rose in ’11, but not as much as they could have

New report boosts Pettengill Rd. development in Londonderry

Jobless benefits for business starters clears Senate hurdle

GTAT: Trade war hurts our sales in China

GTAT: Trade war hurts our sales in China

'Red-eye' N.H. export missions planned for Mexico, Rome

Five N.H. businesses filed for Feb. bankruptcy

May Gruber, business and civic leader, dies at 100

May Gruber, business and civic leader, dies at 100

Merrimack firm’s bookkeeper admits to bank fraud

GTAT finishes the year with a big loss

GTAT finishes the year with a big loss

SBIR proposal workshop planned at UNH

SBIR proposal workshop planned at UNH

Two ex-Cabletron execs settle civil charges with SEC

Former Gov. Lynch joins Nashua tech firm’s board

Former Gov. Lynch joins Nashua tech firm’s board

Ex-Cabletron execs settle SEC civil charges

N.H. seeks to launch state defense industry consortium

The New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center is launching a consortium next month that aims to unite the roughly 300 New Hampshire companies that work in the aerospace and defense industry. The New Hampshire Aerospace and Defense Export Consortium has the goal of helping defense and aerospace companies from all around the state to increase their foreign exports. "I knew that we had companies in all different points in the supply chain -- I just didn't realize how many there were, just about 300," said Tina Kasim, program manager for the ITRC at the state Department of Resources and Economic Development. "That's a good number for us to start with," she added, saying the timing is right for such a consortium.As domestic sales lag because of cutbacks in the defense industry -- including potential federal cuts related to the so-called sequestration -- "we know there are opportunities internationally, and we want to give our companies the chance to experience that and balance out their business cycles," said Kasim. The consortium will be funded through a $300,000 federal State Trade and Export Promotion program grant that the state received last year to help New Hampshire businesses to begin or to increase their exporting. The consortium will be especially beneficial to small companies that don't have the time or resources to research exporting opportunities by providing them with marketing support, market research and mentorship, said Kasim. "For small companies that haven't even ever exported, we'll have other exporters in the group that will be able to guide them through the process," she said. The trade center is planning two free presentations next week to introduce the consortium: Tuesday, March 5 at 10 a.m. at Great Bay Community College, Portsmouth; and Thursday, March 7 at 1 p.m. at the DRED's offices in Concord. For more information about the consortium, or to RSVP to attend a presentation, contact Kasim at 603-271-8444 or tina.kasim@dred.state.nh.us
2012 BOB Award winners

2012 BOB Award winners

View a list of the 2012 BOB Award winners.
Justine Vogel, 2013 Outstanding Woman in Business

Justine Vogel, 2013 Outstanding Woman in Business

CEO, RiverWoods
Juliana Eades, 2013 Outstanding Woman in Business

Juliana Eades, 2013 Outstanding Woman in Business

Executive Director, New Hampshire Community Loan Fund
Karen Van Der Beken, 2013 Outstanding Woman in Business

Karen Van Der Beken, 2013 Outstanding Woman in Business

Chief Development Officer, Easter Seals New Hampshire
Kathy Eneguess, 2013 Outstanding Woman in Business

Kathy Eneguess, 2013 Outstanding Woman in Business

President, White Mountains Community College
Connie Roy-Czyzowski, 2013 Outstanding Woman in Business

Connie Roy-Czyzowski, 2013 Outstanding Woman in Business

Vice President of Human Resources, Northeast Delta Dental
Janice Moon Crawford, 2013 Outstanding Woman in Business

Janice Moon Crawford, 2013 Outstanding Woman in Business

Executive Director, Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce

Proposed high-end casino threatens the big business that is charitable gaming in N.H.

But proposed high-end casino would decimate their industry, say operators

USNH names Leach interim chancellor

iCAD reports $2.7m 4Q loss

Tax credits seen as boost to N.H. film industry

Tax credits seen as boost to N.H. film industry

New Hampshire is one of five states in the country that don’t offer any sort of incentive for movie producers

The Upper Valley tech economy: a roundtable

NHBR's editors met recently at the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center in Lebanon with businesspeople involved in the Upper Valley’s vibrant technology sector.
Q&A with Capital Regional Development Council’s Stephen Heavener

Q&A with Capital Regional Development Council’s Stephen Heavener

‘Every single thing that we do is focused on job retention or creation, or enhancing the property tax base,’ says Stephen Heavener

Here's why legislators need guns

A concealed weapon in the hands of a good person is not the slightest danger to innocent people...

I-Squared Act will help high-tech firms, future workers

The bill addresses the current and future need for STEM employees

State’s energy ‘gold rush’ is not needed

New Hampshire should hold off on energy projects until it has a comprehensive policy
Can we really afford fewer state troopers?

Can we really afford fewer state troopers?

There’s a cost to funding public safety adequately, but what’s the price if we don’t?
Email marketing lessons from an email marketer

Email marketing lessons from an email marketer

Don’t listen to the naysayers: Email is more effective today than ever
Thinking social media? Know your customers first

Thinking social media? Know your customers first

For most businesses, social media is more about building awareness and word of mouth
Meeting the challenges of 2013

Meeting the challenges of 2013

Developers, owners and lenders are seeking higher returns to hedge against continued risks
The legal requirements for noncompete agreements

The legal requirements for noncompete agreements

N.H. courts require that the agreements to be narrowly tailored
Prorating pay when a salaried employee is fired

Prorating pay when a salaried employee is fired

The key is whether it was a ‘for cause’ termination

Information and the educated homebuyer

More younger home-seekers are willing and able to do their own research
The mistake of not seeking professional advice

The mistake of not seeking professional advice

Seemingly small decisions can make a big difference in one's financial life
Estate planning for the small business owner

Estate planning for the small business owner

It’s much more than planning for distribution of property

Potential workers’ comp mandates could be costly

Great article by Bob Sanders on the worker’s comp situation in New Hampshire, but...

Should N.H. increase its minimum wage?

Live Free or Die Alliance Facebook respondents weigh in

Bipartisanship needed to avert sequestration cuts

Any approach to deficit reduction that fails to distinguish between wasteful spending and critical investments would undermine our economy and security
Cartoon for the week of February 22

Cartoon for the week of February 22

NHBR About Town: Week of February 22

NHBR About Town: Week of February 22

This week's photos highlight the 2013 Outstanding Women in Business event held on Tuesday, February 12 at LaBelle Winery in Amherst.