Local Business http://nhpr.org en Yoyos: Coming Back Around http://nhpr.org/post/yoyos-coming-back-around <p>Back in 2013, downtown Concord, NH welcomed a new, unusual, addition. Yoyo Heaven is owned and operated by the father and son team Andy and Dan McBride, and it’s exactly what you could expect from the name. They sell assorted ‘skill toys,’ anything that engages people physically and can help build coordination, but the focus is on yoyos. They sell a wide range of yoyos and prices range from $5 to more than $200, and are more than willing to explain the different attributes of all of them.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:16:54 +0000 Molly Donahue 52113 at http://nhpr.org Yoyos: Coming Back Around 7.17.14: Nipsters, Yoyos On The Rise, And Raising Readers In A Digital World http://nhpr.org/post/71714-nipsters-yoyos-rise-and-raising-readers-digital-world <p>With their shaven heads, combat boots and bomber jackets, neo-Nazis used to be pretty easy to pick out of a crowd. Today, not so much. We explore why Europe’s young hyper-nationalists are opting for a more hipster look. Plus, common sense tells us that reading to children is good for them, but it’s more powerful than you might imagine. We’ll look into the practice of interactive reading and share tricks for bringing up book worms in the age of screens and digital devices. And, not all princesses are polite and demure. We remember some princesses for their bad behavior.</p><p>Listen to the full show and&nbsp;<strong>Read more</strong>&nbsp;for individual segments.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:13:45 +0000 Word of Mouth 52107 at http://nhpr.org 7.17.14: Nipsters, Yoyos On The Rise, And Raising Readers In A Digital World 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 Nashua Aldermen To Consider Local Preference For City Contracts http://nhpr.org/post/nashua-aldermen-consider-local-preference-city-contracts <p>Nashua business owners could win more contracts from the city thanks to a local preference ordinance the Board of Alderman will consider this week. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 48296 at http://nhpr.org Nashua Aldermen To Consider Local Preference For City Contracts Judy Wicks: Good Morning, Beautiful Business http://nhpr.org/post/judy-wicks-good-morning-beautiful-business <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-full"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Judy Wicks will discuss her evolution as an entrepreneur and how she would not only change her neighborhood, but would also change her world – helping communities far and wide create local living economies that value people, nature and place more than money.&nbsp;Focusing on what it takes to marry social change and commerce, and doing business differently, Judy shows how entrepreneurs, as well as consumers, can follow both mind and heart, cu Sun, 25 Aug 2013 19:00:00 +0000 32226 at http://nhpr.org Judy Wicks: Good Morning, Beautiful Business Indie Bookseller Will "Not Complain About Amazon Anymore" http://nhpr.org/post/indie-bookseller-will-not-complain-about-amazon-anymore <p>Tom Holbrook is the co-owner and manager of the independent<a href="http://www.riverrunbookstore.com/" target="_blank"> RiverRun Bookstore </a>in Portsmouth and one of our partners for the writers on a New England Stage series.&nbsp; Tom recently sent out&nbsp;an email saying “why I’m not going to complain about Amazon anymore” to the more than 2500 members of RiverRun’s e-mail list. Word of Mouth Senior Producer Rebecca Lavoie tracked Tom down to find out what was behind it. We have a<a href="https://www.facebook.com/wordofmouthradio" target="_blank"> copy of Tom's email </a>posted on our Facebook page, Word of Mouth Radio.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:53:54 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie & Virginia Prescott 32713 at http://nhpr.org Indie Bookseller Will "Not Complain About Amazon Anymore" Businesses Stay Open Despite Storm http://nhpr.org/post/businesses-stay-open-despite-storm <p></p><p>Businesses in Manchester faced the question of whether or not to close up shop as Sandy continued to pummel the Granite State.</p><p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 01:52:18 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 15759 at http://nhpr.org Businesses Stay Open Despite Storm New 'Granite Fund' To Put Local Capital In The Hands Of N.H. Startups http://nhpr.org/post/new-granite-fund-put-local-capital-hands-nh-startups <p></p><p></p><p>Go to <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire/maps/11072/">StateImpact NH</a> to read more and to trace venture deals across the country with our <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire/maps/11072/">interactive map</a>.</p><p>How to grow high tech in New Hampshire --- that&rsquo;s a question a lot of people are asking these days.&nbsp; Borealis Ventures, one of New Hampshire&rsquo;s only venture firms, is teaming up with the state&rsquo;s Business Finance Authority to get local capital in the hands of local innovators.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 21:58:11 +0000 Emily Corwin 9515 at http://nhpr.org New 'Granite Fund' To Put Local Capital In The Hands Of N.H. Startups