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Future of the Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce is unclear

Monday, September 22, 2014

Most chamber of commerce meetings center on discussions of networking, event planning and marketing. The Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce’s meeting Wednesday night focused on whether the chamber even has a future. “The Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce has reached a crossroad. It has become increasingly difficult to find people who are willing and able to serve on the Chamber Board. Without board members the Chamber will cease to exist,” … 0

Downtown: Hoping customers will follow suit, Main Street businesses back Discover Downtown campaign

Monday, September 22, 2014

In Things are Cooking on North Main Street, a cluster of customers stared at the coffee maker with equal parts confusion and curiosity. They peered at the sleek features of the Nespresso machine and examined the plastic pods of accompanying coffee. One woman leaned in for a closer look. “Woowww,” she said, as her companions nodded in awe. In downtown Concord on Friday, … 3

Business notes for Sept. 22, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bank of New Hampshire recently gave $2,250 to the 2014 New Hampshire Highland Games, which were held Friday through yesterday in Lincoln, and their youth program. Milestone Engineering & Construction Inc. of Concord recently completed the Plymouth branch of the Bank of New Hampshire. Construction included a teller line, drive-up window, private offices … 0

Health care is often the biggest expense in retirement, and the hardest to predict

Saturday, September 20, 2014

As the youngest of the baby boomers celebrate their 50th birthdays this year, many will put renewed attention on what will likely be the biggest expense in retirement: their health. Still the responsibility of caring for retirees – as well as the cost – often falls on family … 1

Hayfield is test ground for crop-soil health

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Researchers are testing the use of cover crops such as grasses and legumes on a 1-acre hayfield in Dover to help farmers improve soil health. University of New Hampshire scientists have teamed up with the Strafford County Conservation District to try out different combinations of the crops. The … 0

Don’t use smart phones while walking, experts say

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A 14-year-old boy was injured when he walked off a 6-foot-high bridge into a ditch while talking on his phone. A 23-year-old man was hit by a car while walking down the middle of a road talking on his phone. The dangers of distracted driving are well-known and … 0

Yahoo cashes in with Alibaba investment

Friday, September 19, 2014

Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon. The latest windfall came with Alibaba’s record-setting IPO completed late Thursday, in which … 0

On race weekend, NHMS general manager Gappens 'does everything'

Friday, September 19, 2014

The white Toyota with “NHMS 1” license plates was getting a lot of looks as it passed through a sea of RVs yesterday at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. The Sylvania 300 green flag doesn’t drop … 9

UNH program brings family businesses together to learn from experts, each other

Friday, September 19, 2014

The time to patch the roof is when the sun is shining. And the time to write a buy-sell agreement with your family members and business partners is before someone throws the cranberry sauce at the wall on Thanksgiving. Writing a buy-sell agreement has been one of the … 0

5 businesses getting $163K in solar project grants

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Five New Hampshire small businesses are getting over $163,000 in USDA grants for solar projects estimated to power about 180 homes a year. The businesses are 959 Boys of Portsmouth, Conner Bottling Works of Newfields, Furlone of Spofford L.A. Borchu Inc. of Concord and The Storage Barn in … 0

Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Home Depot said yesterday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers. The … 0

August unemployment rate unchanged from July, down from 2013

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Hampshire’s preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 4.4 percent, unchanged from July. The August 2013 seasonally adjusted rate was 5.3 percent. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 6.1 percent, a decrease of 1.1 percentage points from August 2013. … 0

PSNH says overall electric bills may increase slightly

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Public Service of New Hampshire is anticipating that customers will see little change this winter in their overall electricity bills. But the state’s largest utility also cautions that its forecast, released yesterday, could change depending on the region’s volatile energy market and ongoing legal proceedings that could affect … 0