March-21 2014

 

Cartoon for the Week of March 21, 2014

Cartoon for the Week of March 21, 2014

UNH plans hospitality summer program for high schoolers

One-week program that will immerse them in a mini-hospitality management program
Logo firms up N.H. as tax-free shopping haven

Logo firms up N.H. as tax-free shopping haven

Common Man, Smuttynose bring beer to retail

Common Man, Smuttynose bring beer to retail

Common Man Ale now available in bottles at Market Basket, specialty stores
Ongoing softness in commercial real estate market

Ongoing softness in commercial real estate market

No one signs a 10-year lease anymore, but the costs to fit-up or refit space is near impossible to amortize over five years
IRS guidance breathes life into historic rehab credits

IRS guidance breathes life into historic rehab credits

Agency establishes new parameters for structuring such transactions
What is UBIT, and when does a nonprofit owe it?

What is UBIT, and when does a nonprofit owe it?

Case law and IRS pronouncements have provided a three-pronged test
Can a company ban tattoos at work?

Can a company ban tattoos at work?

The answer is not as clearly drawn as an employer might like

Wind farm opponents and property rights

The effort to stop certain energy projects has now taken a destructive turn

Rights or self-interest?

Electric co-op’s rates are based on fairness

Our charges are designed to more equitably allocate costs

It’s time for N.H. to encourage benefit corporations

They have the added duty to pursue an environmental and social benefit in addition to shareholder value

Payroll cards benefit employers and employees

Prepaid cards in general, and payroll cards in particular, are an undoubted win for individuals and families

Training is necessary to prevent violence in the workplace

The threat of conflict has become a frustrating, concerning reality for companies and organizations that deal with the public

New Hampshire’s renewable energy future

The state is at a crossroads when it comes to how we power our businesses and heat our homes
Energy needs: the PSNH/Northern Pass perspective

Energy needs: the PSNH/Northern Pass perspective

The information provided at a recent gathering was startling
Don’t dismiss the power of luck

Don’t dismiss the power of luck

Economic fortune is often, perhaps always, as much a result of good, or bad, fortune as it is savvy decision-making
Q&A with Retail Association CEO Nancy Kyle

Q&A with Retail Association CEO Nancy Kyle

The trade group recently released a new marketing campaign for members highlighting the state’s sales tax-free status

N.H. has all sorts of business organizations

The state is dotted with a number of lesser-known groups that claim to speak for, or serve, small business
N.H. farmers markets try to lure SNAP beneficiaries with dollar-matching programs

N.H. farmers markets try to lure SNAP beneficiaries with dollar-matching programs

'I think together as a region that we need to be more inclusive'
N.H. home sales down, median prices up

N.H. home sales down, median prices up

Re/Max report also finds slight inventory bump
New Hampshire Housing honors ‘Best of 2013’

New Hampshire Housing honors ‘Best of 2013’

Mortgage lenders, originators, real estate agencies recognized

People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

Governor supports women-in-construction program, honors for Masiello … and more
Wilcox to open plant in Australia

Wilcox to open plant in Australia

It will be the firm’s first overseas plant
BIA offers legislative ‘halftime’ luncheon

BIA offers legislative ‘halftime’ luncheon

‘Croissants and Crossover’ to review session so far
Carbonite co-founder to keynote N.H. Tech Council event

Carbonite co-founder to keynote N.H. Tech Council event

David Friend will be the featured speaker at May Entrepreneur of the Year gathering
Skillsoft sold to another private equity firm

Skillsoft sold to another private equity firm

Report puts price tag at $2.3 billion
There’s green in New Hampshire’s forest

There’s green in New Hampshire’s forest

Study pegs forest economy’s impact at $3.8b
N.H. House OKs indexed minimum wage hike

N.H. House OKs indexed minimum wage hike

Would rise to $9 an hour after two years and be pegged to the inflation rate after that
Workers’ comp hike gets cool reception in N.H. Senate

Workers’ comp hike gets cool reception in N.H. Senate

Opponents see it undoing 20-year-old cost-control reform
RiverWoods celebrates 20th with multimillion-dollar investment

RiverWoods celebrates 20th with multimillion-dollar investment

March 26 Contractors’ Open House set for those interested in working on the project
AG New England announces 105k-square-foot expansion

AG New England announces 105k-square-foot expansion

Spring groundbreaking; construction scheduled for end-of-year completion
Bedford ranked among top places for ‘renters raising families’

Bedford ranked among top places for ‘renters raising families’

Listing cites low crime rate, location, high inventory of rental properties

Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

Brady Sullivan closes on Colony Mill, Pinard buys Raymond facility … and more
GTAT inks $336m solar deal

GTAT inks $336m solar deal

Agreement is for a production plant in Malaysia
Minimum wage, paycheck equity up for votes in Legislature

Minimum wage, paycheck equity up for votes in Legislature

Prepaid fuel contracts, credit history measures also up for consideration this week in Concord
Building on Hope seeks support for $300k nonprofit renovation

Building on Hope seeks support for $300k nonprofit renovation

Effort will make over facility for young adults and adults with disabilities
Forum on ACA for businesses scheduled at SNHU

Forum on ACA for businesses scheduled at SNHU

Second event set in response to changes, delays in implementing health care law