Business http://nhpr.org en Demographics, Wealth, Resiliency Add Up To More Over-Fifty Entrepreneurs http://nhpr.org/post/demographics-wealth-resiliency-add-more-over-fifty-entrepreneurs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What’s a classic profile of an entrepreneur? Smart, prone to risk and under the age of thirty.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Steve Young of </span><a href="http://streetwizetech.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">StreetWize</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Technologies&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">personifies some of those qualities, e</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">xcept he’s a 56-year old starting a new business aimed at older motorcycle riders.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:30:21 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 51526 at http://nhpr.org Demographics, Wealth, Resiliency Add Up To More Over-Fifty Entrepreneurs The Currency: Nashua Company Scores Contract To Tutor Feds In Foreign Languages http://nhpr.org/post/currency-nashua-company-scores-contract-tutor-feds-foreign-languages <p></p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The Currency is our ongoing look at economic and business news in New Hampshire.&nbsp;</em></p><p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Fireworks Industry Thrives In N.H. Amid Loose Regulations</strong></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:21:31 +0000 Amanda Loder 51235 at http://nhpr.org The Currency: Nashua Company Scores Contract To Tutor Feds In Foreign Languages The Currency: Long Time CEO Of King Arthur Flour Steps Down http://nhpr.org/post/currency-long-time-ceo-king-arthur-flour-steps-down <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><font><font>The Currency is our ongoing look at economic and business news in New Hampshire.&nbsp;</font></font></em></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:11:59 +0000 Amanda Loder 50643 at http://nhpr.org The Currency: Long Time CEO Of King Arthur Flour Steps Down Market Basket CEO Ouster Brings Protest http://nhpr.org/post/market-basket-ceo-ouster-brings-protest <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Market Basket employees from New Hampshire are among those heading to a Massachusetts rally protesting the removal of longtime Market Basket president Arthur T. </span>Demoulas<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Cody White works at a Market Basket in Concord.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:06:40 +0000 Halina Loft 50771 at http://nhpr.org Market Basket CEO Ouster Brings Protest Gov. Hassan, N.H. Business Delegation On Trade Mission To Turkey http://nhpr.org/post/gov-hassan-nh-business-delegation-trade-mission-turkey <div>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Maggie Hassan and a group of New Hampshire business representatives are on a trade mission in Turkey. &nbsp;</span></div><div>Jeffrey Rose, commissioner of the state Department of Resources and Economic Development, says Hassan's presence will help open doors to businesses seeking to connect with Turkish businesses. He says Turkey has emerged as an important market and is New Hampshire's 12th largest trading partner. New Hampshire sent $79 million in goods and services to Turkey last year. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 17:47:36 +0000 Associated Press 50644 at http://nhpr.org Rustic Crust Pushes To Restart Production In April http://nhpr.org/post/rustic-crust-pushes-restart-production-april <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Construction crews are working two shifts a day to open a temporary facility for the <a href="http://www.rusticcrust.com/" target="_blank">Rustic Crust</a> company in </span>Pittsfield<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;Earlier this month a fire burned down its production facility.</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 45147 at http://nhpr.org Rustic Crust Pushes To Restart Production In April N.H.'s Economy - On The Rebound? http://nhpr.org/post/nhs-economy-rebound <p>Just many places across the country, the New Hampshire’s recover from the recession has been slow. Recently, though, many are pointing to signs of an upswing. Housing prices are going up, while foreclosures are going down.&nbsp; Consumer confidence is better than it has been in a while, and unemployment is now at 5.1% - 11th best in the country. But all is not perfect:&nbsp; many in the Granite State worry about high energy costs, the Affordable Care Act’s effect on business, and uneven progress in different regions of the state. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 42910 at http://nhpr.org N.H.'s Economy - On The Rebound? BIA Announces Bills Targeted For Opposition http://nhpr.org/post/bia-announces-bills-targeted-opposition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.biaofnh.com/" target="_blank">Business and Industry Association</a> has come out in <a href="http://www.biaofnh.com/CWT/External/WCPages/WCNews/NewsArticleDisplay.aspx?ArticleID=182" target="_blank">opposition to seven bills</a> before the legislature this session. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:48:34 +0000 Amanda Loder 42654 at http://nhpr.org What It Means For A Company To Be '100 Percent Employee Owned' http://nhpr.org/post/what-it-means-company-be-100-percent-employee-owned <p>This week the Upper Valley cutting equipment manufacturer <a href="http://www.vnews.com/home/10212951-95/spreading-the-wealth-hypertherm-becomes-100-employee-owned-company" target="_blank">Hypertherm announced it was now structured as a 100 percent employee owned company</a>.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:45:39 +0000 Brady Carlson 42056 at http://nhpr.org A New Minimum Wage For N.H.? http://nhpr.org/post/new-minimum-wage-nh <p>As more states increase their minimum wages beyond the federal level, New Hampshire’s has remained at the same at seven dollars and twenty-five cents an hour. Now, some state lawmakers want to raise it, saying it will help lift workers out of poverty and boost the economy. Opponents though, warn of unintended consequences, including layoffs and slower job growth.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 41382 at http://nhpr.org A New Minimum Wage For N.H.? The Man Who Owns The Moon...Maybe http://nhpr.org/post/man-who-owns-moonmaybe <p><strong>Dennis M. Hope</strong> claims to own the moon.&nbsp; He's been taking advantage of an obscure international treaty loophole since 1980, selling off lunar&nbsp;property, and declaring himself owner of the<a href="http://www.lunarembassy.com/"> Lunar Embassy</a>, and President of the Galactic Government.&nbsp; Sound like a joke?&nbsp; It's not. It's just business.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:09:59 +0000 Taylor Quimby 25730 at http://nhpr.org The Man Who Owns The Moon...Maybe Nine Companies Share More Than $100K In Job Training Grants http://nhpr.org/post/nine-companies-share-more-100k-job-training-grants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nine New Hampshire companies will share more than $100,000 in state Job Training Fund grants awarded this month.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:19:55 +0000 Amanda Loder 41018 at http://nhpr.org Creating Amazing Workplace Culture: Dyn's 'Culture-Con' http://nhpr.org/post/creating-amazing-workplace-culture-dyns-culture-con <p>This week, we’re talking about work…what we do…and how our attitudes and expectations concerning work have fared under the long shadow of the 2008 financial crisis. Today, we’re taking advantage of some good timing. New Hampshire-based tech company Dyn is holding its third annual <a href="http://dyn.com/blog/dyn-to-host-third-culture-con-event/">'Culture-Con' </a>tomorrow in its Manchester headquarters.</p><h5>We talked with two participants in the gathering to talk how companies create workplace cultures that attract and engage and retain workers in meaningful and lasting ways, Dyn's COO, Gray Chynoweth, and <a href="http://grapponenews.com/tag/amanda-osmer/">Amanda Osmer</a> of Grappone Automotive Group.</h5><p><em>Note of disclosure: Grappone is an NHPR underwriter, and Gray Chynoweth serves on NHPR's Community Advisory Board.</em></p><p><em> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:30:51 +0000 Virginia Prescott 38781 at http://nhpr.org Creating Amazing Workplace Culture: Dyn's 'Culture-Con' BIA Releases Strategic Economic Plan For N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/bia-releases-strategic-economic-plan-nh <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.biaofnh.com/" target="_blank">Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire</a> has released its first <a href="http://www.biaofnh.com/Strategic" target="_blank">economic plan for the state</a>.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The plan includes more than 100 policy recommendations covering nine areas believed to be essential to the state’s economy.&nbsp; The recommendations include some classic BIA issues, like streamlining access to the Research and Development tax credit and increasing STEM education. &nbsp;But there’s also a recommendation to emphasize arts, culture and history in schools.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:56:36 +0000 Amanda Loder 38728 at http://nhpr.org BIA Releases Strategic Economic Plan For N.H. Tuttle's Farm Sold, Ending Nearly Four Centuries Of Family Ownership http://nhpr.org/post/tuttles-farm-sold-ending-nearly-four-centuries-family-ownership <p>Three years after it was put up for sale, an 11-generation family farm in New Hampshire has been sold.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of the Tuttle family owned the 135-acre farm in Dover since 1632, one of America's oldest continuously operated family farms.&nbsp; They put the fruit-and-vegetable farm up for sale in the summer of 2010 as they dealt with competition from supermarkets, pick-it-yourself farms and debt.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:17:52 +0000 Associated Press 37996 at http://nhpr.org Tuttle's Farm Sold, Ending Nearly Four Centuries Of Family Ownership