New Hampshire's Business News for June 6

A look at today's top business headlines, including: High supply rates predicted for Eversource, jobs abound but skills to fill them are lacking, construction season up and running, Nigerian educators turn to NH’s Knowledge Institute to spread entrepreneurism, Manchester chamber chief wields the power of youth to keep state vibrant

High supply rates predicted for Eversource  If you are an electricity customer in the Eversource territory and haven’t already been inundated with offers for competitive energy supply, get ready. They’re on the way. – NH UNION LEADER

NH wages: Averages don't tell story Despite a widespread perception that wages have been stagnant over seven years of a slow-growing economy, the numbers for New Hampshire say otherwise. – NH UNION LEADER

Jobs abound, but skills to fill them are lacking  Many New Hampshire employers, especially on the Seacoast, are needing to pay new employees more money to land them. – NH UNION LEADER

NH Business Review Q&A: Deborah Merrill-Sands “The keys to university-level business education are ‘innovation, impact and engagement, and I think we are doing well on all three,” says the dean of UNH’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Opening up about opioids  BIA forum looks at how to deal with substance abuse in the workplace. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Let’s turn the tide on opioid misuse  What we need to stem the tide of New Hampshire’s crisis. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Construction season up and running  With construction season now in full swing, motorists this week can expect delays due to several road projects throughout the Upper Valley. – VALLEY NEWS

Work crews begin another phase of I-93 expansion  Conrad Skov, contract administrator with the NH Department of Transportation, says work crews will begin construction from Exit 5 in Londonderry to the split between I-93 and Interstate 293 in Manchester. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Home styles of the rich: Realtors bullish on the valley  Local agents are bullish on real estate in the Mt. Washington Valley, saying there is fierce competition for luxury homes and that first-time home buyers and long-term renters are feeling the squeeze from short-term rentals made popular through websites like Airbnb. – THE CONWAY DAILY SUN

Building up Boscawen: Condos plan to attract young, active homebuyers  They envision customized condos, spaced-out units, trees, a recreation path, and a kayak and canoe rack along the Contoocook River. They picture young, working couples looking for a bedroom community, wanting to settle down and purchase their first home. – CONCORD MONITOR

Contingencies and termination rights in retail leases  Economic realities change, businesses evolve and forces outside of the parties’ control can make a productive lease relationship impracticable or impossible. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Nigerian educators turn to NH’s Knowledge Institute to spread entrepreneurism  Exeter-based Knowledge Institute founders Bill and Deborah Osgood recently met with a delegation of high-level officials from Nigeria to discuss their efforts, which include a virtual learning platform for undergraduates developed by the Knowledge Institute. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Milford's Datron Dynamics expands facility  The Datron Dynamics headquarters in Milford has not only expanded its facility, but has also increased its employee base in recent months. – NH UNION LEADER

Chamber chief wields the power of youth to keep state vibrant  So what do you do when you're trying to attract young people to one of the most gray-haired states in the country? Hiring a thirty-something to run your biggest city's chamber of commerce is a good start. – NH UNION LEADER

Downeaster reliability rebounds following rail work, delays last year  Amtrak officials say the Downeaster train line has improved its reliability this year, following delays and other issues in 2015. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

News of Rockingham Park's closing evokes vivid memories for former workers  Lou Smith, Rockingham Park’s late and larger-than-life former owner, who turned the track into what was regarded as “Little Saratoga” in its glory days, would surely be dejected by the news that the 116-year-old track has been sold for development and is shuttering its doors for good. – NH UNION LEADER

Ayotte condemns Trump's comments on federal judge, calls for retraction  Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte is criticizing comments made by Donald Trump suggesting the federal judge presiding over the Trump University fraud case is biased against him because of his Mexican heritage. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

New Hampshire GOP leaders strive to unite party behind Trump  New Hampshire Republicans want party members to support Donald Trump in the race for the White House. However, some prominent GOP leaders still have strong words for the presumptive nominee in light of comments he made this weekend. – WMUR-TV

NHBR Featured Event: Entrepreneur of the Year Event  The NH High Tech Council will bestow the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award to an individual who has significantly advanced innovation in the Granite State over his or her career. From 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at Southern NH University, Manchester. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

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