October-18 2013

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Health Innovator Award: CaLLogix

Health Innovator Award: CaLLogix

For its steadfast commitment to promoting wellness in the workplace for many years by providing opportunities and rewards for employees, CaLLogix has been recognized by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England and NHBR as the most recent Health Innovator Award recipient.
Sprague Resources readies $170m IPO

Sprague Resources readies $170m IPO

Portsmouth-based energy firm expects shares to be traded on NYSE

Don Madden, longtime NHBR publisher, dies at 84

Mr. Madden was an entrepreneur with a long and varied career in New Hampshire journalism and politics, and he had a sizable impact on both
Q&A with Revenue Commissioner John Beardmore

Q&A with Revenue Commissioner John Beardmore

"We are auditing to ensure fairness in the tax system in the first instance, not to raise money for the state."

Bipartisan legislative summit offers ray of hope in the North Country

We did precisely what people want politicians to do -- work together to craft public policy by bending our own political philosophies to find common ground

Look abroad for universal health models

The less fortunate among us need our compassion and assistance, that is clear. However, to do so, we must evaluate their circumstances correctly.

Limited health networks undo the good of Obamacare

Health insurance companies, like Anthem, are empowered to pick winners and losers among hospitals like ours

Funding Obamacare: It’s about life

There are countless people who have needed health care, and they had no hope of affording insurance before the ACA

Why not set the highest educational standards for our kids?

Common Core makes greater demands and raises expectations. There’s nothing wrong with that
How’s business in the North Country?

How’s business in the North Country?

NHBR asked several members of the North Country business community to give their take on some of the key issues facing the region as well as to offer their views on how the area’s economy is faring
When did job seekers and employers become mortal enemies?

When did job seekers and employers become mortal enemies?

How does all the over-detailed, invasive micromanaging of a potential candidate’s lifestyle show abilities?
The state of N.H. higher education

The state of N.H. higher education

Fewer traditional students is creating a ‘buyer’s market’
Along with skills training, HR group’s program gives female inmates hope for ‘the real world’

Along with skills training, HR group’s program gives female inmates hope for ‘the real world’

Not only are female inmates being left out of vocational training, but women’s incarcerations tend to have a greater ripple effect on the larger society and economy than men’s

New framework suggests new standards for small business financial reporting

But it doesn’t address all issues associated with what has become known as ‘little GAAP’
New collaboration says ‘bienvenue’ to French-Canadian visitors, companies

New collaboration says ‘bienvenue’ to French-Canadian visitors, companies

N.H. business community, Plymouth State effort reaches out to Francophone tourists and businesses
How to enhance your brand without breaking the bank

How to enhance your brand without breaking the bank

Let your friends and professional contacts know that you’re interested in doing branding
‘Leap Into Possibility’ at media summit

‘Leap Into Possibility’ at media summit

The summit will feature speakers and panelists culled from an array of professionals whose companies have collectively served hundreds of thousands of businesses and organizations worldwide
St. Mary’s Bank

St. Mary’s Bank

Harvey Construction completes $9.5 million construction of new corporate headquarters for St. Mary’s Bank
Cartoon for the week of October 18, 2013

Cartoon for the week of October 18, 2013

BIA voices support for Common Core school standards for N.H.

BIA voices support for Common Core school standards for N.H.

Backing comes just as Manchester school officials reject them
MVP to pull out of N.H. health insurance market

MVP to pull out of N.H. health insurance market

To concentrate on N.Y., Vermont business
Rochester development chief picked to head N.H. Division of Economic Development

Rochester development chief picked to head N.H. Division of Economic Development

Governor praises her ‘track record’
BIA legislative scorecard tallies 2013 victories

BIA legislative scorecard tallies 2013 victories

The organization had plenty of ‘friends’ and ‘champions’ last session
N.H. foreclosures continue their 2013 decline

N.H. foreclosures continue their 2013 decline

Year to date, they’ve fallen by 26 percent
CDFA executive director to retire in January

CDFA executive director to retire in January

Kathy Bogle Shields was named executive director of the agency in 2006

abi incubator CEO takes a new job at Dartmouth

A group of alumni donors provided $2.6 million in seed funding to get the Hanover center up and running
New Hampshire aerospace consortium hopes to fly high

New Hampshire aerospace consortium hopes to fly high

Aerospace and Defense Consortium got its public launch at the 11th annual Manufacturing & High Technology Summit
Concord, Portsmouth businesses call for coal plant clampdowns

Concord, Portsmouth businesses call for coal plant clampdowns

Shut Merrimack and Schiller plants, they argue
Owl’s Nest expansion wins EB-5 approval

Owl’s Nest expansion wins EB-5 approval

Just days after announcing a lawsuit over Northern Pass

Business climate study is a mixed bag for N.H.

When it comes to taxes, state ranks high and low

People and Property: Real estate and construction news rundown

North Branch begins work at Sig Sauer’s Exeter site, Citizens Bank parent launches $1b development effort, deals in Bedford, Nashua … and more

Redevelopment begins at Havenwood-Heritage Heights

Project includes demolition of 63 existing units to make way for an estimated 34 new wood-framed single and duplex cottages with
N.H. future construction contracts sputter in August

N.H. future construction contracts sputter in August

No bright spots to be seen in latest monthly report
Bottomline Tech execs take a pay cut

Bottomline Tech execs take a pay cut

Money-losing year results in about $1 million less in their pay packages
N.Y. firm buys airborne antenna-maker AeroSat

N.Y. firm buys airborne antenna-maker AeroSat

Amherst-based firm’s products bring satellite and ground-based communications into an airplane
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