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Business people for Oct. 12, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Timothy Jones was hired at the new chief operating officer at Concord Hospital. Jones’s professional career includes 25 years of leadership experience in the health care industry, including seven years as a chief operating officer and chief executive officer at two Massachusetts health care organizations: Northern Berkshire Healthcare and Vanguard Health System’s Metrowest Medical Center, Leonard Morse Hospital. He also served 10 years as a radiation therapist. Pete Duval of Duvalteam Real Estate in Concord was named Realtor of the Year by the Capital Region Board of Realtors. He has been a residential and commercial Realtor for more than 15 years. Bill Binnie, president of …

Program helps N.H. businesses welcome Canadian tourists

Sunday, October 11, 2015

New Hampshire’s highway signs have long included the French word for welcome. Now, a program that started as a class project is helping businesses back up that blink-and-you’ll-miss-it message. “Bienvenue New Hampshire” offers marketing support, translation services, workshops and training videos to help the state’s tourism industry better connect with French-speaking visitors from …

Lower gas prices means no Social Security increase next year

Sunday, October 11, 2015

For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year, unwelcome news for more than one-fifth of the nation’s population. They can blame low gas prices. By law, the annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is based on …

Stonyfield adopts six months of paid parental leave

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Stonyfield Farm will debut one of the most generous paid maternity leave programs in America next summer. The Londonderry-based organic yogurt maker announced it will offer six months of paid maternity leave to mothers or the primary caregiver in a same-sex couple, beginning in June 2016. Thirty-six percent …

Business notes for Oct. 12, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The bariatric surgical center of LRGHealthcare has been accredited as a low acuity center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The Gilmanton School has won …

Federal contracts awarded in area

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The following federal contracts were issued to Concord area firms recently: TAFA Inc., Concord, won a $92,250 federal contract from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, for plasma spray wires. …

Recent patents awarded in area

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The following patents were awarded recently to companies or people in the Concord area. G.P. Squared Technologies Assigned Patent G.P. Squared Technologies, Bow, has been assigned a patent (9,149,946) developed by Thomas Porat, Greenland, for an “apparatus and method for manufacturing hard book cover components.” The patent application …

New Hampshire launches new website for electricity consumers

Sunday, October 11, 2015

New Hampshire’s Public Utilities Commission has launched a new website to help electricity consumers shop for competitive rates and suppliers. The website can be found at the commission’s website under the consumer interests tab. “Shoppers” identify whether they are residential or small commercial customers and then select their …

For sale in Dunbarton: Custom-built estate exudes luxury

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The magnificent custom-built estate at 4 Birchview Drive in Dunbarton offers gorgeous details, fantastic amenities and an abundance of entertaining space. The main house features four spacious bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and a heated two-car garage. The carriage house …

Despite problems at sea, N.H. Community Seafood program is going strong

Saturday, October 10, 2015

New Hampshire’s commercial fishing industry is a shell of its former self, but there are still enough boats sailing daily, and enough fish in the Gulf of Maine, that the state’s unusual seafood CSA is going strong. “We …

Federal judge fuels fire

Saturday, October 10, 2015

A federal judge in New York is expanding to the courts the hot debate over whether tech companies should be forced to find ways to unlock encrypted smartphones and other devices for law enforcement. In an unusual move, Magistrate Judge James Orenstein of the U.S. District Court for …

Jordan Institute celebrates 20 years of selling energy efficiency

Friday, October 9, 2015

The problem with energy efficiency is that it’s not very sexy. Not like, say, plumbing fixtures. “The most important thing is air sealing” to cut a building’s energy use and make it more comfortable inside, said Laura Richardson, executive director of the Concord-based nonprofit Jordan Institute. “But it’s …

Building held gas in a tank like an upside-down cup

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Building held gas in tank like an upside-down cup The Concord gasholder is so named because it held volatile gas, which was a major fuel for streetlights and heating before natural gas and electricity came to the fore. …