New Hampshire Business Review - July 27 2012

Tri-City Expo set for Sept. 20

The 24th annual Tri-City Expo - a business-to-business trade show and networking event - will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Center of New Hampshire-Radisson Hotel in Manchester. A joint effort of the Greater…

The EBT crackdown and the nanny state

Convenience store clerk Jackie Whiton became a champion against welfare waste by refusing to sell cigarettes to a customer using his state Electronic Benefits Transfer card. This united even House Speaker Bill O'Brien and the Monitor editorial board in calling…

How DES helps us all breathe a little easier

The air today in New Hampshire is healthier for us to breathe than it was 25 years ago, thanks in large measure to substantial investments and progress that has been made in monitoring actual pollutant levels and improving the quality…

It's time to ratify the Law of the Sea

It is disappointing that U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte has signaled her opposition to the Law of the Sea Treaty, a U.S.-initiated agreement that will help drive investment, economic growth and job creation in New Hampshire and across America. We hope…

Do your research before you brand

Remember the disastrous 1980s debut of New Coke? Coca-Cola did a ton of market research on the product itself, including countless taste tests. But the failure of the product launch proved to be the company's neglect of brand research. By…

A midsummer day's Red Sox nightmare

Midsummer is the perfect time for a respite from the realities of life. So as a diversion we'll have some fun over a Red Sox management off-field stumble that rivals the team's on-field performance. I'm referring to a recent letter…