May-13 2016

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A future for downtown Concord

A future for downtown Concord

What is the ideal scenario for filling up the area’s vacant spaces?

Liability in bias cases

NH Supreme Court ruling makes all employees potentially liable for workplace harassment
Cartoon for the Week of May 13, 2016

Cartoon for the Week of May 13, 2016

Q&A with regional wine broker Dianne Carter

Q&A with regional wine broker Dianne Carter

Dianne Carter, owner of New England Uncorked, has made it her mission to fight the stigma about the region’s wines.
U.S. moves to protect trade secrets

U.S. moves to protect trade secrets

Defend Trade Secrets Act sets uniform federal standard

‘Debtors’ prison’ rule proposal to be aired

A price on their heads: U.S. DOJ targets execs

A price on their heads: U.S. DOJ targets execs

A new department memo places individual culpability front and center in white-collar cases
FairPoint sees growth for data center service

FairPoint sees growth for data center service

Cloud-based offering mulled for small, medium firms

Echoes of Claremont in Dover funding case

Some people can’t seem to let go of their long-held grudges on paying for education

What Washington can learn from New Hampshire

In the Granite State, the law says all state judicial nominees must receive a public hearing

We need leadership to fix NH’s energy crisis

Tax relief is working for economy

By Greg Moore

Let’s Change Direction on mental illness

We will save and restore lives if we begin to treat it with the respect and humanity it deserves
A paid leave checklist

A paid leave checklist

Reasons to weigh the costs and implications of implementing a policy now, rather than waiting for a possible legal mandate
How to do the right thing

How to do the right thing

Maintaining the status quo is easy, change isn’t
A remarkable American turns 90

A remarkable American turns 90

If you get discouraged about the country, think about Lillie Bynum’s story
Taking flight

Taking flight

Can NH become a commercial drone manufacturing center?
Three NH entrepreneurs share their inspiration

Three NH entrepreneurs share their inspiration

Salem chamber forum features LaBelle, Egelston, Mendez
New Hampshire’s sheep comeback

New Hampshire’s sheep comeback

Industry picks up steam as a niche business
The tax implications of short-term rentals in NH

The tax implications of short-term rentals in NH

Owners can avoid a costly mistake by learning federal and state tax requirements first

Two NH bank mergers in a week part of national trend

Is Community Guaranty acquisition, Lake Sunapee merger a sign of things to come?
Private equity firm invests $50 million in Dyn

Private equity firm invests $50 million in Dyn

‘It will help us grow a little bit faster,’ says CEO Jeremy Hitchcock

Another Merrimack area site being tested for PFCs

NH DES awaiting results of water samples taken at manufacturing facility
DES lists 44 NH facilities as potential PFC users

DES lists 44 NH facilities as potential PFC users

Manufacturing sites are located in 8 of 10 counties

Biweekly pay bill dies in NH Senate

12-12 vote means employers still need state’s OK to issue checks every other week
3 tips for protecting your business with web filtering

3 tips for protecting your business with web filtering

It’s a tool that’s needed to fight increasingly sophisticated hackers
PC Connection sees first-quarter sales dip

PC Connection sees first-quarter sales dip

But quarterly income rises 5.6 percent
Tech Tidbits From Around NH

Tech Tidbits From Around NH

Stonewall Cable goes to the Olympics, ‘Women Angels’ gear up for Power Breakfast … and more
For some projects, NH’s new net metering cap has nearly been reached

For some projects, NH’s new net metering cap has nearly been reached

Despite new law, Eversource has less than a megawatt of space for new renewable energy developments

A commitment to small business

Policies coming out of Washington should make it easier for NH entrepreneurs to launch and grow their companies
North East Motor Sports Museum arrives at Loudon site

North East Motor Sports Museum arrives at Loudon site

Prefabricated building to be erected over next two months
CDFA awards $2.76 million for improvement projects

CDFA awards $2.76 million for improvement projects

Grants to be used in six communities for housing, infrastructure, energy efficiency

N.Y. company buys NH’s New Image Coatings

Manchester maker of sealer gets ‘greater financial horsepower’
Workshops offer conservation easement basics for Realtors

Workshops offer conservation easement basics for Realtors

Cooperative Extension series to review transaction process
People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

NH Housing honors ‘Best of 2015,’ North Branch begins Dartmouth Coach terminal … and more
Nonprofits sought for first NH Gives Day

Nonprofits sought for first NH Gives Day

Designed to ‘make charitable giving a community event’
NH businesses urge GOP gubernatorial candidates to pledge against LGBT discrimination

NH businesses urge GOP gubernatorial candidates to pledge against LGBT discrimination

Letter calls on them to denounce laws, vow to veto them
Three NH firms awarded job training grants

Three NH firms awarded job training grants

97 workers to learn new skills
NH Senate OKs Uber regulations

NH Senate OKs Uber regulations

Measure imposes minimal fee, overrides local rules
UNH, Dartmouth receive $300k grants to stimulate entrepreneurship

UNH, Dartmouth receive $300k grants to stimulate entrepreneurship

Innovation Corps program aims to support ideas’ commercial potential
Tech Tidbits From Around NH

Tech Tidbits From Around NH

Ayotte, Kamen at Innovators Conference, Exeter chamber named BizSpark network partner … and more
What temperature is your data?

What temperature is your data?

Knowing the answer can help makes storage more cost-efficient
NH Senate panel backs biweekly pay changes

NH Senate panel backs biweekly pay changes

Measure would allow employers to pay wages every other week without state OK
NH Senate panel hears renewed call for rail funding

NH Senate panel hears renewed call for rail funding

Proponents seek reinstatement of $4m in federal funds for project planning
$34 million in road paving work awarded for 2016

$34 million in road paving work awarded for 2016

700 miles of state highway on tap for paving, preservation
Construction team named for Northern Pass project

Construction team named for Northern Pass project

PAR Electrical Contractors to head project, pending regulatory approval
People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

RiverWalk Resort set to open, acquisition creates Civilworks New England … and more
There’s no better time to invest in clean energy

There’s no better time to invest in clean energy

Energy-efficiency and smaller-scale renewable-energy projects are underway in NH like never before
What’s in a business name? Revamped New Hampshire law stirs up protest

What’s in a business name? Revamped New Hampshire law stirs up protest

Changes sought in measure that made it easier obtain a trade name
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