Business

Peterborough: Agritourism amendments on the table

Monday, January 26, 2015

After neighbors contested a farm’s application to hold agritourism events, including weddings and farm-to-table meals, the town has drafted an amendment to the Agricultural Ordinance, hoping it better serves farmers and their neighbors. “The most important thing it is doing is being clearer about what uses are permitted, and the ability of the Planning Board to protect people being affected … 0

Legislating change: How to grow the economy

Monday, January 26, 2015

How to grow the economy? That’s the question on many people’s minds, including our representatives in Concord. Both N.H. House and Senate Republicans are proposing … 0

Keene: Arts Alive plans forum for businesses

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Arts Alive will host a “Forum on the Creative Workforce,” facilitated by Maureen Curtiss of The Timken Company, on Feb. 11 at the Hannah Grimes … 0

Concord: Small Business Day planned, Feb. 13

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Business and Industry Association’s annual Small Business Day will be held Feb. 13 at the Holiday Inn in Concord from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The event is an opportunity for small business owners and managers to hear from New Hampshire’s top policy-makers. Topics to be discussed this … 0

Keene: United Way nears its goal

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Monadnock United Way fundraising campaign is now at $1,755,960, or 83 percent of the goal, according to a report given by a Jan. 21 meeting by campaign chair John Round. While the amount is an increase of $81,289 over what was reported two weeks earlier, $350,274 still … 0

Peterborough: Free tax preparation being offered

Friday, January 23, 2015

The River Center is currently offering its seventh annual free tax preparation program. Appointments can be made for Wednesdays and Saturdays through April 15. The program provides free tax preparation by volunteer IRS-certified preparers. In 2014 more than 700 returns were completed, resulting in $1 million in refunds. … 0

Peterborough: Grant writing workshop at The River Center

Friday, January 23, 2015

The River Center is looking for a few detail-orientated people to join a four-week “Grant Writing Mentoring Circle.” Participants will gain experience in researching, writing and proofing grant applications. Completed applications will be submitted on behalf of The River Center. The program will run on Thursdays, starting this … 0

Peterborough: Business recruiter to speak at Chamber

Friday, January 23, 2015

Michael Bergeron, a business development manager for the N.H. Dept. of Resources and Economic Development, will be the speaker at the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast on Feb. 4. Bergeron manages out-of-state business recruitment, working to assist businesses considering relocation or expansion to the Granite State. He … 0

Walpole: Monadnock Menus annual meeting

Friday, January 23, 2015

Monadnock Menus, a program launched by the Cheshire County Conservation District to provide schools and other institutions throughout Cheshire County and the western Monadnock Region with easy access to local foods, will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Historical Society of Cheshire County … 0

Peterborough: Children’s magazine closing office

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Cricket Media employee confirmed Wednesday that Cobblestone’s Peterborough office will be closed sometime this summer. Cricket Media will be consolidating Cobblestone into Cricket Media’s location in Chicago, Illinois, according to Maggie Hatfield, a senior vice president of marketing for Cricket Media. Almost two years ago, Lou Waryncia, … 0

Peterborough: New site proposed for parking

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Because building a parking lot behind the GAR Hall is proving to be too challenging and costly, Peterborough will be asking voters to OK shifting it further south on Grove Street. At Town Meeting, the public approved using … 0

TempLe: Planners drop manure amendment

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A large turnout at a public hearing on zoning amendments in Temple, with nearly 100 residents protesting a new amendment that would require further setbacks for farm animals, had the Planning Board rethinking their stance on both amendment. The Planning Board originally proposed two zoning amendments for the … 0

Keene: CPA firms collaborating

Friday, January 9, 2015

Two Keene-based CPA firms have announced the formation of a collaborative effort to better serve their mutual clients. Oster & Wheeler, P.C. and Thomas S. Bates, CPA. P.C. have formed a joint effort to provide the combined services of both firms to new and existing clients. Oster & … 0