New Hampshire Business Review - April 22 2011

German trade mission stops in N.H.

As part of an international trade mission, about 20 companies from Brandenburg, Germany, spent three days in New Hampshire to explore potential business opportunities and partnerships with local companies."They were only going to spend a few hours in New Hampshire,"…

House kills payday loan revival

A bill that would allow a successor to payday loans didn't make it though the New Hampshire House on Wednesday, and it was almost killed. However, it was re-referred to the House Commerce Committee, where it can come back to…

Owner of N.H. ski areas plans IPO

St. Louis-based Peak Resorts Inc., owner of the Attitash, Crotched Mountain and Wildcat Mountain ski areas in New Hampshire, is considering taking the company public.The company -- which owns nine other ski resorts in the United states -- filed last…

Delay granted in Balsams sale

Ocean Properties Ltd. Hotels and Resorts of Portsmouth has asked for an extension before completing its acquisition of the landmark Balsams Grand Resort in Dixville Notch.Surprising many back in March, Balsams owner the Tillotson Corp. announced the sale of The…

Green Launching Pad winners announced

Six New Hampshire businesses have been selected for the second round of funding through the Green Launching Pad initiative.The companies selected to receive a portion of the $1.5 million funding grant are SustainX Inc. of Lebanon, which creates nontoxic technology…

New app tells texters U R BZZY

New Hampshire's largest Web development company has developed a new smart phone application intended to combat distracted driving - a "deadly epidemic," according to the U.S. Department of Transportation secretary Ray LaHood.Portsmouth-based PixelMEDIA has developed "Bzzy," an Android application that…