July-12 2013

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Maine firm’s Portland-Montreal passenger rail plan includes Berlin

The intention is to connect the new rail service with Amtrak’s Downeaster
Getting the word out about manufacturing

Getting the word out about manufacturing

Forum focuses the economic, educational need to focus on advanced manufacturing
Paul College seeks businesses for internships

Paul College seeks businesses for internships

Internships give students experience in a variety of areas, including real estate, marketing, sales, finance, human resources and management
SBA expands size standards

SBA expands size standards

Changes will make 17,000 more companies eligible to participate in SBA programs
Broadband health care network makes strides in New Hampshire

Broadband health care network makes strides in New Hampshire

Business groups left smiling after legislative session

After little new legislation, and some failed major bills, the assessment: no harm, no foul
Q&A with N.H. Snowmobile Association Executive Director Gail Hanson

Q&A with N.H. Snowmobile Association Executive Director Gail Hanson

Gail Hanson will be the first person to tell you snowmobile clubs are nearly as busy in the summer as they are in the winter
Employers beware of Form I-9 changes

Employers beware of Form I-9 changes

How to avoid potential pitfalls in filling out the new document
Recent legal developments highlight just how critical it is for businesses to understand restrictions on non-compete agreements

Recent legal developments highlight just how critical it is for businesses to understand restrictions on non-compete agreements

Recent legal developments highlight just how critical it is for businesses to understand with restrictions on them

Newspapers provide vital link for businesses

Bipartisan budget moves state forward

It sets the foundation for a more innovative economic future

Vouchers are not the answer for poor kids

The ‘school choice’ debate is a diversion from the real discussion of how we can best educate low-income children

Dentists are answering the oral health call in New Hampshire

The Dental Society’s 800 members are joining a nationwide campaign to address the state’s dental health disparities

What you should know about the Affordable Care Act

Aug. 8 forum can provide answers to small businesses
Plans to expand natural gas pipeline in New England bring opportunities

Plans to expand natural gas pipeline in New England bring opportunities

Reducing energy costs for New Hampshire businesses is critical to increasing their competitive position in the region and beyond
A garden party visit with Ray Burton

A garden party visit with Ray Burton

A reflection on the time, effort and dedication the longtime executive councilor has given to the state
Lessons from 20 years in the stock market

Lessons from 20 years in the stock market

When it comes to investing, time is a great teacher
Is our education system teaching our children less?

Is our education system teaching our children less?

Thoughts on giving iPads to children in grammar school
Vt. bank acquisition adds to N.H. Thrift Bancshares holdings

Vt. bank acquisition adds to N.H. Thrift Bancshares holdings

Details of the $14.4 million purchase of Central Financial Corp., owner of Randolph National Bank, were released in a proxy last week
Cartoon for the week of July 12, 2013

Cartoon for the week of July 12, 2013

N.H. business loans shoot up under federal bank lending program

N.H. business loans shoot up under federal bank lending program

In the first quarter, the banks collectively lent businesses $817 million – 30 percent more than 2010
Calif. tech firm opens software lab in Nashua

Calif. tech firm opens software lab in Nashua

Cloudera helps its clients manage and analyze ‘big data’
Ruger picks North Carolina for new manufacturing plant

Ruger picks North Carolina for new manufacturing plant

The new site is not far from rival gunmaker Remington’s headquarters
N.H. Ball Bearings acquires German firm

N.H. Ball Bearings acquires German firm

Cerobear manufactures ceramic ball bearings, giving NHBB a new product
N.H. foreclosures remain on their downward track

N.H. foreclosures remain on their downward track

But there were more foreclosures in May than April
Affordable Care Act forum Aug. 8 at SNHU

Affordable Care Act forum Aug. 8 at SNHU

‘Countdown to October 1, 2013: The Affordable Care Act and Your Small Business’ will offer information businesses will need to comply with the mandate to offer health coverage to employees
24 June bankruptcies in N.H. due to business debt

24 June bankruptcies in N.H. due to business debt

Database change adds business-related personal bankruptcies to statistics
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