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Peter Chanda, owner of Cranberries in Steeplegate Mall, fills a customer's late-afternoon meal order at the mall in Concord on August 19, 2014. Chanda is one of the last food vendors in Steeplegate, which will change ownership after Rouse Properties defaulted on its loan for the mall.

(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

Hopeful for a new owner, local businesses stick to Steeplegate Mall

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Richard Buessing has worked at Steeplegate Mall since it opened in 1990. In carts and kiosks, he has sold everything from slippers to sunglasses. For the last 14 years, he has owned True Confections candy store. Earlier this month, Rouse Properties announced the company had defaulted on its loan for Steeplegate and would be turning the mall over to the … 0

Former CEO Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company’s board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant. Ballmer said he plans to devote more time to his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, civic contributions, study and teaching a business class at Stanford in the fall. Microsoft Corp. … 0

Loudon farm gets USDA grant for beef, pork burger blend

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Carole Soule and Bruce Dawson of Miles Smith Farm in Loudon have created a burger they say has the ideal mix of flavor and fat. Now, with the help of a $127,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, they are ready to spread the word. “Everybody confuses fat and flavor,” Bruce Dawson … 0

‘Telegraph’ to close State House bureau

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Telegraph of Nashua will close its State House bureau Friday and has laid off its longtime political reporter Kevin Landrigan. “The decision was an extremely difficult one to make, not just because of the hole it creates in our news coverage, but because it also means saying … 1

Rumford Energy customers – owed $3.3 million – likely to get no money in bankruptcy settlement

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

More than 400 creditors, owed nearly $3.3 million by now-defunct Rumford Energy, probably won’t get back any of their money, according to a report from the trustee overseeing the company’s bankruptcy case. Rumford Energy, which was based in Concord until it abruptly closed in April 2007, had less … 0

After Camp Spaulding closure, Child and Family Services work to help those affected

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

When any camp closes, it’s likely a disappointment to the children who would have attended, but Camp Spaulding is not just any camp. The Penacook facility works with Child and Family Services to offer discounted or free stays to children from low-income families and those with incarcerated parents. … 0

Market Basket boycott ripples into neighboring stores, causing layoffs at Warner Aubuchon

Monday, August 11, 2014

After 40 years of working in retail, Steve Monette knows tough business conditions. He’s worked at Aubuchon Hardware locations during road construction that left excavators parked in front of his store’s front door. But he’s never seen anything … 22

BittWare: From downtown Concord to the rails of France and beyond

Monday, August 11, 2014

As the train roared past at 357 mph, observers barely saw it, they said later. And they definitely didn’t see the contribution of BittWare. The Concord company makes the computer board that helped keep the wheels on the … 0

Harvest Capital donates $100,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Concord

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Concord recently received a $100,000 gift from Harvest Capital, a Concord-based multifamily office. This is the largest single donation to program operations in the club’s 75-year history and will be distributed to the club over five years, beginning this month. Harvest … 1

USDA names Regency Mortgage Corp. ‘Lender of the Year’

Monday, August 11, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Regency Mortgage Corp. in Hooksett is New Hampshire’s Lender of the Year at a news conference recently. In 2013, Regency completed 156 loans, totaling $26.9 million, in conjunction with USDA Rural Development’s guaranteed homeownership loan program. Year to date, Regency has financed … 0

Business notes for Aug. 11, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Meredith Village Savings Bank recently announced the winners of its annual community photo contest. The winning photographs will be published on the bank’s website, Facebook pages, 2015 wall and desktop calendars, and note and holiday cards. Local winners … 0

Lanctot’s Plaza attracts new Subway, day care

Sunday, August 10, 2014

A Subway restaurant is opening in Weare’s Lanctot’s Plaza this month. Local businesspeople see the move as a signal that the town’s economy is growing and becoming more business friendly. “We are all totally excited,” said Samantha Walton, … 0

Business people for Aug. 11, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Julie Baron of Gilford, president and CEO of the New Hampshire Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Donna murry of Meredith, vice president and investment officer at Bank of New Hampshire, recently joined the Leadership Lakes Region Board of Directors. Both … 0