May-2 2014

 

Health Innovator Award: LTC Partners

Health Innovator Award: LTC Partners

For its dedication to maintaining an environment that encourages and supports employee wellness – physical, financial and emotional – benefits administration and insurance services provider LTC Partners has been recognized by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England and NHBR as the most recent Health Innovator Award recipient.
In N.H., a new generation of game designers riding a resurgence in tabletop board games

In N.H., a new generation of game designers riding a resurgence in tabletop board games

It may sound counterintuitive in a digital world, but analog board games are currently enjoying a moment

Massive tax fraud snares N.H. physicians, others

Income tax returns of at least 100 medical providers were falsely filed by others

N.H. legislation could fill health directive gap

Only a third of Granite Staters have an advance directive
Cartoon for the Week of May 2, 2014

Cartoon for the Week of May 2, 2014

Lawmakers responsible for phone cost hikes

What small businesses need to know about health insurance coverage

A dose of common sense in criminal justice

Changing the rules on how we try 17-year-olds is not only reasonable, but has financial benefits

Career schools contribute to N.H. economy

A high-quality education doesn’t necessarily mean a degree

The Old Man, the motto and the monopoly

Is there an asterisk after ‘Live Free’?
The perils of historical delusion

The perils of historical delusion

Without considering context, rational decision-making is compromised
The workplace ‘discomfort zone’

The workplace ‘discomfort zone’

Being comfortable has a downside: Stagnation sets in, and you lose your edge
Changes abound in the spring

Changes abound in the spring

Norelli, Odell retirements to leave big holes in Legislature
Employ the homeless – they’re your customers

Employ the homeless – they’re your customers

All companies have as the same problem: not enough people to buy their products
When it comes to hiring, spring has sprung

When it comes to hiring, spring has sprung

The N.H. market is reaching a point where employers are getting aggressive about job creation

GTAT wins OK for big N.H. expansion

Merrimack Planning board OKs renovation, addition for sapphire manufacturing

Is energy market volatility a sign of things to come?

How New England reacts to changing energy picture could have a significant impact on future prices and economic growth
Q&A with N.H. Motor Speedway GM Jerry Gappens

Q&A with N.H. Motor Speedway GM Jerry Gappens

With tens of thousands of racing fans coming into the state from 44 states and 12 countries – and filling up the 5,000-spot camping ground – NHMS has a small but vital impact on the New Hampshire economy.
N.H. February exports rose 29.2% from a year ago

N.H. February exports rose 29.2% from a year ago

But, at $385.5m, they were 12.7% lower than January
‘Encouraging’ trend continues in angel investment

‘Encouraging’ trend continues in angel investment

UNH Center for Venture Research: More dollars gong to seed, startup firms

N.H. House panel scours domestic violence anti-discrimination bill

Committee raises concerns about previously approved measure
Study measures N.H. hospitality industry at $10.6 billion

Study measures N.H. hospitality industry at $10.6 billion

Impact includes 67k jobs, $329m in state revenues
Five N.H. companies get job training grants

Five N.H. companies get job training grants

Money will help train 537 workers in new skills
Study forecasts less demand for single-family homes in N.H.

Study forecasts less demand for single-family homes in N.H.

Demographic changes forecast need for additional rental housing construction and rehabilitation
Seven-building Portsmouth property for sale for $8.75m

Seven-building Portsmouth property for sale for $8.75m

Includes Frank Jones Center function facility

Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

Franco American Centre sold, Rist-Frost Shumway picked for Saranac Hotel project … and more
Keene shopping center sold for $31.2m

Keene shopping center sold for $31.2m

Monadnock Marketplace acquired by New York firm
Last N.H. House panel weighs Paycheck Fairness Act

Last N.H. House panel weighs Paycheck Fairness Act

Penalties debated for employer violations
Pending construction contracts down again in N.H.

Pending construction contracts down again in N.H.

March numbers reveal continued weakness in future deals
GTAT wins approval for big expansion at Merrimack facility

GTAT wins approval for big expansion at Merrimack facility

Planning board OKs renovation, addition for sapphire manufacturing
Total top exec pay at four N.H. firms: $22m

Total top exec pay at four N.H. firms: $22m

Recently filed proxies show a mixed bag in terms of salaries
Building on Hope seeks donations to finish latest project

Building on Hope seeks donations to finish latest project

Volunteer group needs $20,000 in funding, flooring installers to complete renovation of Opportunity Networks
N.H. ranks 17th in growth of women-owned businesses

N.H. ranks 17th in growth of women-owned businesses

Survey finds the firms generate some $7.5 billion and employ about 38,300 people

Entrepreneur of Year finalists announced

Execs at Newforma, Scribe and Single Digits in running for High Tech Council award
Thanks to the cold, Unitil has a hot 1st quarter

Thanks to the cold, Unitil has a hot 1st quarter

17% income increase posted by the utility
177-home development OKd in Somersworth

177-home development OKd in Somersworth

The city’s largest residential project in decades
Amherst development director going to Nashua

Amherst development director going to Nashua

She’s accepted a position with the city of Nashua

People and Property: N.H. Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

More leases at Portwalk, Masiello’s national ranking … and more
N.H. Senate panel hears tweaks to renter anti-discrimination bill

N.H. Senate panel hears tweaks to renter anti-discrimination bill

Bid to exempt small property owners seeks to ease concerns
Massive tax fraud snares N.H. physicians

Massive tax fraud snares N.H. physicians

Income tax returns of at least 100 medical providers were falsely filed by others