New Hampshire's Business News for Aug. 23

A look at today's top business headlines, including: Performance Sports Group shelves shareholders meeting; Balsams redevelopment still awaiting financing; NH aerospace consortium inks deal with U.K. counterpart; Sarah Long Bridge closed, may not reopen; It's official: GE is open for business in Boston

Performance Sports Group shelves shareholders meeting  Performance Sports Group has indefinitely postponed its annual shareholders meeting, the beleaguered Exeter-based sports equipment company disclosed in a filing Monday. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Balsams redevelopment still awaiting financing  The bank poised to extend the lion’s share of the $143 million needed for Phase I of the redevelopment of the Balsams Resort is still working to determine the value of the property and its income potential. – NH UNION LEADER

Charitable gaming halls proposed in Salem  Only a week before the last poker hand is dealt at Rockingham Park after 110 years of operation, three proposals for charitable gaming facilities were filed with the town of Salem on Monday. – LAWRENCE EAGLE-TRIBUNE

NH aerospace consortium inks deal with U.K. counterpart  The NH Aerospace and Defense Export Consortium is expanding its international relationships and potential for trade activity with the addition of a signed memo of understanding with the British Farnborough Aerospace Consortium. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Point-of-use water filtration systems being considered for private wells this winter  The NH Department of Environmental Services is considering the installation of temporary, point-of-use treatment systems for households with private, contaminated wells this winter. – NH UNION LEADER

Is hop farming next on New Hampshire beer industry’s agenda?  The time may finally be right for the state’s growers to begin production. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Greenhouse cap-and-trade system turns 10 (well, sort of) and is going strong (well, sort of) New Hampshire holds a presidential primary every now and then, as you may have heard, but from my point of view, we participate in a much more intriguing “first-in-the-nation” event, one that recently turned 10 years old. – CONCORD MONITOR

Groundbreaking scheduled for Cranmore condo project, delayed for Glen House hotel  Of two major construction projects proposed at Mount Washington Valley attractions, one — on-slope condominiums at Cranmore — will break ground next month, but the groundbreaking for the fifth Glen House hotel will wait until next spring. – NH UNION LEADER

Portsmouth Wing-itz adding Dover location  Wing-itz, which has had a location in Portsmouth since 2007, will be adding a store at the Central Avenue property in Dover later this year. – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

State likely to OK hospital contract for psychiatric services  The Executive Council on Wednesday is expected to approve a $36.5 million contract for Dartmouth-Hitchcock to provide psychiatric services at New Hampshire Hospital and other state institutions, despite continued concerns over changes in staffing. – NH UNION LEADER

Staffing agencies say Exeter Hospital has invalid claim against them  A judge will hear arguments later this month from lawyers representing two medical staffing agencies who say their clients should be excluded from contributing toward legal settlements paid to 188 patients who tested negative during a hepatitis C outbreak. – NH UNION LEADER

RVCC to host grand opening at Lebanon center  Addressing the need for a physical presence in the Upper Valley, River Valley Community College will hold a grand opening celebration on Aug. 25 as it formally opens its new Lebanon Academic Center. – CLAREMONT EAGLE-TIMES

Sarah Long Bridge closed, may not reopen  The Sarah Mildred Long Bridge remained closed after malfunctioning Sunday morning, and officials will decide this week whether they will make repairs to the bridge or leave it in the up position. – PORTSMOUTH HERALD

Mid-century Dartmouth hazardous waste site contaminates drinking water  A Dartmouth College hazardous waste burial site has contaminated the groundwater near a Hanover neighborhood. Those chemicals are now on the move, and at least one family’s drinking water has been affected. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

What drives Maggie Hassan? Her father's story may provide clues  When Gov. Maggie Hassan talks about why she got into politics her explanation tends to center on her son, Ben. Less emphasized is the role of her father, Robert Wood, a pioneering academic and who held top government jobs — and even considered his own run for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

DeLemus slated to plead guilty in Bundy standoff  Two defendants are set to become the first to plead guilty in Nevada to federal charges stemming from an armed confrontation with U.S. land management agents near Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's ranch in 2014. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

It's official: GE is open for business in Boston  About 175 General Electric employees have traded Merritt Parkway traffic for views of the Fort Point Channel. – THE BOSTON GLOBE

Data-driven consumer engagement  With just seven seconds to connect and convert in the digital realm, you still have to sell the product or service you are offering or at least engage consumers. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

NHBR Featured job listing: Sales Support Manager  McLean Communications is looking for a highly motivated and organized individual who will assist in both revenue generating and sales functions.

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