October-4 2013

 

Flotsam & Jetsam: October 4, 2013

Flotsam & Jetsam: October 4, 2013

Is Scott Brown running for something – anything – in N.H.?

Looking ahead to the CRE Frisco meeting

Getting away to see what other folks are doing and thinking in different locales is informative
NHBR celebrates business excellence

NHBR celebrates business excellence

The Business Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements of New Hampshire business owners and operators
What do shrinking tenant space needs mean?

What do shrinking tenant space needs mean?

Landlords must realize that it may take longer than usual for their space to get filled
Same-sex spousal benefits: Are you in compliance?

Same-sex spousal benefits: Are you in compliance?

Although limited guidance has been issued so far, employers should begin to implement changes under the Supreme Court’s decision

The risks and rewards of internships

Internships can make a business vulnerable to liability if they are not properly designed and monitored

Education tax credit families speak out

‘This program is a creative, innovative and cost-effective way to empower lower-income families to make choices for their children’

Northern Pass burial is economically unviable

Why apples-to-oranges comparisons to a project in New York are simply wrong

N.H.’s safety net for children has holes in it

It’s no accident that in 2012 the state had the highest percentage increase of child poverty in the country

Burying Northern Pass should be N.H.’s decision

The implicit suggestion is that scarring the state’s landscapes is an acceptable subsidy to their bottom line
Cartoon for the week of October 4, 2013

Cartoon for the week of October 4, 2013

What we can learn from our failures

What we can learn from our failures

How an on-camera disaster eventually paved the way for a career
Statistics, trends reveal a rosier employment picture

Statistics, trends reveal a rosier employment picture

For employers, that means hiring is going to get tougher and more expensive
Remembering John H. Morison, N.H. giant

Remembering John H. Morison, N.H. giant

Both tangibly and as an example, his accomplishments in business and the community were substantial
Do we really pay for performance?

Do we really pay for performance?

Success in the workplace can often come down to dumb luck
Business ideas to challenge our thinking

Business ideas to challenge our thinking

Ideas challenging the status quo can face roadblocks in just about any company, whether in sales, marketing or, most importantly, the future
Q&A with Lobbyist Ed Dupont

Q&A with Lobbyist Ed Dupont

Dupont is a Concord lobbyist, former Senate president and member of several state boards and commissions

N.H. Manufacturing Week tackles a stigma

Efforts to promote and educate potential workers about career paths in manufacturing will be on full view at statewide events

Your guide to the Affordable Care Act: separating the facts from the myths

Answers to common questions about Obamacare

N.H. businesses put decisions on hold amid ACA confusion

Incomplete, inaccurate information could mean businesses have been leaving millions of dollars in tax breaks on the table
Facing foreclosure, White Mts. resort sues Northern Pass

Facing foreclosure, White Mts. resort sues Northern Pass

‘We are really in danger of losing our business’
Only one N.H. business bankruptcy filing in September

Only one N.H. business bankruptcy filing in September

The lowest number recorded since before the recession
UNH gets its second-biggest gift ever

UNH gets its second-biggest gift ever

It’s the second one from TV producer and alumna Marcy Carsey

HBRANH joins Job Creators Network

To communicate ‘free enterprise values’ to employees

National Realtors’ rep to speak at Seacoast event

He’ll provide insights on the current legislative agenda and atmosphere in Congress, especially as it pertains to real estate

No price break for N.H. businesses on health insurance exchange

But, like individual policies on the exchange, the provider network will be limited
Is ACA the first step in ending employer-based health care?

Is ACA the first step in ending employer-based health care?

Current system’s viability is a topic at NHBR Health Care Forum
N.H. housing market continues its winning streak

N.H. housing market continues its winning streak

Sales, median price rise while inventory plummets
Lawmakers see a change in PSNH’s attitude toward divestiture

Lawmakers see a change in PSNH’s attitude toward divestiture

But utility insists there has been ‘no change in position’
Six N.H. firms awarded job training grants

Six N.H. firms awarded job training grants

In all, 226 Granite State workers will receive training
PSNH turns to N.H. Supreme Court in scrubber showdown with PUC

PSNH turns to N.H. Supreme Court in scrubber showdown with PUC

What could be at stake is either millions of dollars in savings for ratepayers or a multimillion-dollar hit to shareholders
N.H. crowdfunding site seeks to fill a fundraising gap

N.H. crowdfunding site seeks to fill a fundraising gap

Dedicating Dollars aims to help people raise money to deal with unexpected expenses or a whole range of causes

Real estate investing workshop begins Oct. 1

Lakes Region Community College course will cover the basics and more

People and Property: Real estate and construction news rundown

NAI Norwood moves Portsmouth office, Swift opens second EXIT franchise, Kohl’s renews in Newington … and more
Biomed firm moves its operations from Calif. to Salem

Biomed firm moves its operations from Calif. to Salem

Gamma Medica employs 24 in N.H., with another half-dozen expected by year’s end
New England businesses, law enforcement join forces to battle organized retail crime

New England businesses, law enforcement join forces to battle organized retail crime

‘80 percent of ORC is committed by 20 percent of offenders’

Leadership program seeks to empower N.H.’s homeless

The aim is to equip participants with leadership skills to help them take on influential roles in issues of importance to them