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10 business books for summer reading

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Planning on doing some summer reading? Throw one of these books into your beach tote at the suggestion of the experts at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. These reads are meant to help you get ahead in your career, better manage teams, sharpen your leadership skills or just learn something new: “The Art of Choosing,” by Sheena Iyengar This book looks at how we make choices and how that shapes our lives. One of her findings is that too much choice is demotivating. Sometimes we prefer limited choice. Amna Kirmani, director of doctoral programs and professor of marketing “The Clash … 0

Should Concord host a business incubator? Wait, what’s a business incubator?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Did you know the best-selling software program for property appraisers and assessors is made by a company in Plymouth? The company, which has grown from seven to 12 employees in the past eight months, is an anchor member of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, or ECP, a business incubator space sponsored by Plymouth State University and the Grafton County Economic Development Council. ECP … 0

T1red of psswords? Y0u re N.t lone!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Good thing she doesn’t need a password to get into heaven. That’s what Donna Spinner often mutters when she tries to remember the growing list of letter-number-and-symbol codes she’s had to create to access her various online accounts. “At my age, it just gets too confusing,” said the … 0

Law foundation: New energy investments in region lacking transparency

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A multistate planning process that could lead to billions of dollars in new energy investments has been conducted largely in secret with undue influence from companies that stand to profit, according to a document review by the Conservation Law Foundation. The environmental advocacy group is lobbying for more … 2

120 to lose jobs at plant closing at end of August

Thursday, June 26, 2014

About 120 workers are losing their jobs at the end of August at a West Lebanon manufacturing plant, which produces a material that helps regenerate bones. Olympus Biotech said in March the plant would close if a buyer was not found. Last week, the company said it had … 0

San Francisco: City to app: Curb your parking spot auctions

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

San Francisco’s new crackdown on a mobile app that allows people to auction off their public parking spots marks yet another clash between innovative technologies and regulators trying to maintain law and order, public safety and a sense of social decorum. The app, called MonkeyParking, allows drivers who … 1

Downtown building owner signs agreement to buy neighboring Vegas Block

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Remi Hinxhia, who owns a restaurant and three other buildings in downtown Concord, will buy the blighted Vegas Block at the corner of North Main Street and Loudon Road. At a public auction for the building yesterday, Hinxhia … 7

Report: 30 percent of N.H. jobs to be in health care field in next 10 years

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Nearly 30 percent of new jobs in New Hampshire over the next 10 years will be in the health care industry, according to a new report from the state Employment Security department. By 2022, the state is on track to add more than 68,700 jobs, a 10.3 percent … 1

Ni hao, y’all: U.S. hinterlands woo Chinese firms

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Burdened with Alabama’s highest unemployment rate, long abandoned by textile mills and furniture plants, Wilcox County desperately needs jobs. They’re coming, and from a most unlikely place: Henan Province, China, 7,600 miles away. Henan’s Golden Dragon Precise Copper … 0

Business people

Monday, June 23, 2014

DIANE GUIMOND was recently promoted to vice president and wealth adviser of Charter Trust Company. Guimond works with clients in the Concord, Rochester and Nashua markets. STEPHANIE KONDVAR was hired as an associate with the firm of Nathan … 0

Summer job outlook sunnier for teens

Monday, June 23, 2014

Dwane Holloman plans to dedicate his summer to an American rite of passage: a teen job. The 17-year-old will operate amusement park rides at Hersheypark in Pennsylvania, near his home. More of his peers could share his luck this year, as short-term job prospects improve alongside the broader … 0

Eco-Valve gets top prize at New Hampshire Start-Up Challenge

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The next big thing in driver safety training, beer brewing, camp registrations and water conservation is here. In its sixth year, the New Hampshire Start-Up Challenge generated more than 40 entries from entrepreneurs around the state, including winner Devon Bernard of Epping. His proposal – Eco-Valve – offers … 0