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

Peterborough: ZBA denies variance for RiverMead

Monday, January 12, 2015

PETERBOROUGH – The Zoning Board of Adjustment recently rejected RiverMead’s request for a zoning variance, which would have allowed the retirement center to build 12 additional parking spaces at its Rivermead Road location. The location of the proposed spaces would have forced vehicles parked in them to back … 0

Peterborough: Regional business outlook for 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

The national economy is continuing to rebound from the recession. The U.S. Department of Labor reported Friday that employers added 252,000 jobs in December. Unemployment fell to 5.6 percent, it’s lowest since June 2008. In the Monadnock region, … 0

Human resources: What’s New in Human Resources for 2015?

Friday, January 9, 2015

It is so hard to believe that 2014 is over and a New Year has begun. With the New Year comes new rules and regulations that employers must follow. Let’s review some that might apply to you and … 0

Legislative outlook: Let’s get more competitive

Friday, January 9, 2015

Since January 2011, the focus of the nonpartisan N.H. House Business Caucus has been to promote job creation and expansion of the economic base through strong, responsible business growth and success. As founder and chair, I have led … 0

Personal finance: Saving in 2015: Make it a better year

Friday, January 9, 2015

Ah, January, that lovely month when people all over the planet try to figure out how to pay for all those gifts they bought and all those entertaining things that they did in the month of December, while … 0

Legislative outlook 2015: New Hampshire has a customer problem

Monday, January 12, 2015

The most important task of the Legislature is creating a budget that will fund state operations for the next two years. This budget will determine the services and resources New Hampshire will provide its residents and businesses, and … 0

Concord: Unemployment tax rate reduced in NH

Friday, January 9, 2015

As a result of a healthy Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund that had a balance of more than $275 million every day in the fourth quarter of 2014, Gov. Maggie Hassan and Employment Security Commissioner George Copadis announced a 1-percent reduction in the unemployment tax rate for all New … 0

Jaffrey: Editor to speak at Chamber breakfast

Friday, January 9, 2015

Matt Mowry, editor of Business NH Magazine, will be the featured speaker at the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the St. Patrick School gymnasium in Jaffrey on Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Mowry will discuss “Overlooked Issues the Business Community Shouldn’t Ignore.” He’ll talk about the … 0

How weather impacts sales

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Retailers and artists throughout the region welcomed December’s lack of winter storms because, they said, milder weather motivates customers to shop. Yet, Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride in Bennington was clearly hurt by less snow on the slopes. … 0

Peterborough: Martin Conley named CFO at RiverMead

Friday, January 2, 2015

RiverMead has announced the hiring of Martin “Jaime” Conley as new chief financial officer. Conley comes to RiverMead with nine years accounting/finance experience in a continuing care retirement community. He previously worked for Givens Estates Retirement Community, a … 0