May-3 2013

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GTAT reports big backlog drop, earnings dip

But the firm did have some good news for investors: a deal to supply Motorola with large sapphire screens
Startup Stories: Ray Pasquale, Unified Office

Startup Stories: Ray Pasquale, Unified Office

Unified Office -- a Portsmouth-based startup that helps small businesspeople virtually access their office from anywhere in the world -- recently expanded to the abi Innovation Hub in Manchester
Flotsam & Jetsam: May 3, 2013

Flotsam & Jetsam: May 3, 2013

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to politicians. It is the middle ground between governing and bases, special interests and core beliefs, sane and insane, sense and nonsense. And it lies between the pit of politicians’ fears and the summit of their courage.
Top financial execs to be honored May 14

Top financial execs to be honored May 14

Five executives of New Hampshire firms will be honored on May 14 at NHBR’s second annual Financial Executive of the Year Awards breakfast.
Homebuilders search for reasons to be hopeful

Homebuilders search for reasons to be hopeful

‘It has been so bad for so many years. It doesn’t take much to make people feel better,’ says Kendall Buck, executive president of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of N.H.
Cartoon for the week of May 3, 2013

Cartoon for the week of May 3, 2013

Ten years after NH's Old Man of the Mountain

Ten years after NH's Old Man of the Mountain

Region’s businesses still picking up the pieces a decade after the Old Man Of The Mountain fell
Q&A with Derryfield Head of School Mary Carter

Q&A with Derryfield Head of School Mary Carter

Dr. Mary Carter was named head of The Derryfield School in January, after serving in a variety of roles at the Manchester independent prep institution since 1997, including interim head.

Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule expands law’s impact on firms

The final rule extends the scope of the privacy and security portions of HIPAA to business associates and their subcontractors

Airline mergers could mean fewer flights to regional airports

The industry is trending toward reducing the number of small airport destinations, favoring instead to fly into larger hubs

What’s the plan behind the women’s prison proposal?

New Hampshire Corrections officials gave out details last month for a proposed $38 million, 224-bed women’s prison behind the men’s prison in Concord.

Senate Bill 126 will destroy state’s auto industry

The legislation seeks to assert greater government involvement in the relationship between carmakers and dealers

MHT is poised for new growth

Show the airlines that N.H. deserves new flights
Rudman Center off to a great start

Rudman Center off to a great start

At the opening dinner, keynote speaker John McCain gave a glowing tribute to Rudman’s ability to forge alliances, stand for principle and display humor
Small business and big institutions: oil and water?

Small business and big institutions: oil and water?

It’s easier for politicians who are more concerned with being re-elected, and who possess insufficient knowledge of how business and economies work, to give tax breaks to the Fortune 500
Getting your M&A timing right

Getting your M&A timing right

While the overall mergers and acquisition market is favorable, it’s more important to take stock of your own landscape
There’s nothing so powerful as truth

There’s nothing so powerful as truth

Why it’s even more important to be honest in the cyber world
Revenue protection: the new direction in IT

Revenue protection: the new direction in IT

How much money is being left on the table due to a lack of integration of IT with a firm’s business strategy?
The importance of selecting the right software for a construction business

The importance of selecting the right software for a construction business

For construction firms, investing in technology is all about doing more with less

Hooksett firm calls in the cops, then files for bankruptcy, to prevent foreclosure auction

Police blocked bidders from coming onto the property, forcing the auction to take place in the driveway in front of a police cruiser

N.H. homebuilders search for reasons to be hopeful

‘It has been so bad for so many years. It doesn’t take much to make people feel better,’ says Kendall Buck, executive president of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of N.H.
N.H. home sales, prices continue their slow increase

N.H. home sales, prices continue their slow increase

Home sales rose in March for the 16th consecutive month, to 937
N.H. foreclosures remain on a downward slide

N.H. foreclosures remain on a downward slide

But 274 foreclosures still took place in March
Ruger looks to open a third gun plant, but not in N.H.

Ruger looks to open a third gun plant, but not in N.H.

CEO Michael Fifer says the company has no plans to move any existing N.H. jobs to the new facility
Centrix Bank’s first-quarter income rises 9 percent

Centrix Bank’s first-quarter income rises 9 percent

Loan growth rose 16 percent and profits were up 9 percent in the quarter
Unitil earnings jump 20 percent on cold weather, increased sales

Unitil earnings jump 20 percent on cold weather, increased sales

The utility reported $10.8 million in net earnings in the first quarter -- a 20% increase over 2012, which was one of the mildest winters on record
UNH study: Angel investments up in 2012, but not by much

UNH study: Angel investments up in 2012, but not by much

In 2012, total angel investments in the U.S. totaled $22.9 billion, up 1.8 percent from 2011
Manchester 7-Eleven franchisee takes on company in payment dispute

Manchester 7-Eleven franchisee takes on company in payment dispute

So far, the franchise owner has held off an eviction by 7-Eleven Corp. over a disputed $10,000, until he has his date in court
BAE, state liquor store lauded for energy savings

BAE, state liquor store lauded for energy savings

The BAE Systems plant reduced its energy use by 6.5 percent, and the Hooksett liquor store reported a 10.8 percent reduction in energy use
Latest PSNH customer migration report is a mixed bag

Latest PSNH customer migration report is a mixed bag

The new migration numbers came after the highly publicized default of an alternative residential supplier that also served some commercial customers

Derry incubator thinks it has the right recipe to grow food businesses

Since the beginning of April, Creative Chef Kitchens on Manchester Road in Derry has attracted the interest of food entrepreneurs who make everything from natural dog treats to flavored granola to meat marinades
15 teams to compete in UNH Holloway Prize competition

15 teams to compete in UNH Holloway Prize competition

Promising entrepreneurs hoping to win this year’s record $25,000 Holloway Prize – the oldest business plan competition in the state -- will have only 10 minutes to make their best first impression
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