Business

Wilton-based company donates to NH Food Bank

WILTON – New Hampshire-based hotel owner-operators Roedel Cos. donated 6,800 meals to the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire. The food will be distributed to more than 422 nonprofit registered agencies across the state. The donation will also ...

Milford Rotary honors restaurateur for help with golf fundraiser

MILFORD – The Milford Rotary Club recently presented George Sklavounos, the owner of Giorgio’s Ristorante & Meze Bar and Giorgio’s Ristorante & Martini Bar, with the Paul Harris Award for his service to its annual 100 Holes of Golf in One Day ...

St. Mary’s Bank and AARP plan fraud prevention forum

MANCHESTER -- St. Mary’s Bank and AARP New Hampshire have teamed up to host a free fraud prevention seminar on Wednesday, June 17, from 6-7 p.m. from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Bank headquarters, 200 McGregor St. The program will be presented by AARP trained ...

Bedford startup named finalist in regional contest

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Young Professionals’ Network has announced the finalists of its 2015 Startup Challenge: BevNow, of Manchester; ChartaCloud Technologies, of Portsmouth; TestNotice, of Bedford; and VidFall, of Manchester. The four finalists were chosen after the ...

Thirsty Turtle tavern to open on Temple Street in Nashua

NASHUA – It didn’t take long for the home of the recently closed Old Amsterdam Bar and Lounge to get back in use. The Thirsty Turtle Tavern and Grill will open there this weekend. “By word of mouth that we heard the space was available. We were looking, so we got ...

6 financial traps new college graduates should avoid

LACONIA – As college students across the nation graduate and start their careers, financial responsibility should be a top priority. Bank of New Hampshire has identified six traps that could hinder new college graduates from securing their financial future. Not having a budget ...

Local businesses are nominated for Souhegan awards

AMHERST – The Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced that several local businesses have been nominated for the annual business awards. “Discovering the Ingenuity Within the Souhegan Valley” is the theme of the 27th annual Business Awards and Dinner ...

Antique Co-op expanding into moving, estates

MILFORD – Sam and Jason Hackler, owners of New Hampshire Antique Co-op, have announced that they are expanding their business services to offer estate and moving sale services to homeowners in the Greater Nashua and Monadnock regions. Recognizing that there are many channels for ...

Oregon State robot walks something like the walk

If you’ve seen films of a robot, walking, most of the time it walks like ... well ... a robot. Traditional bipedal robots take steps fairly slowly and deliberately, with “knees” that are permanently bent. Such robots easily could be tripped. Also, the stiff ...

Wilton’s Roedel named Top 100 hotel company

WILTON – New Hampshire-based hotel owner/operators Roedel Companies was recently honored by Hotel Business for excellence in hotel management. The company was named one of the Top 100 Management Companies for 2015 in the magazine’s annual listing. Roedel Companies own and ...

Spain-inspired Conn. man opens gourmet olive oil dispensary

If you never thought of olive oil as a gourmet delicacy, a trip to Sabor 44 Olive Oil Tap Room and Gallery will have you delighted with just how wrong you are. Owner and operator Luis Valentin, 47, a resident of Somers, opened his shop at 44 Main St. last May. “Basically, ...

Computer program helps math students learn

Zamirah Ellis may have been several grades behind in math when she came to Joliet Central High School, but she quickly caught up this school year. Ellis is a ninth-grade student who started behind by several grade levels in math when she began taking algebra at Joliet Central in Illinois. But ...

‘Last Things First’ for retirement thinking

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” This nugget of pure gold from Albert Einstein is one of my favorite all-time quotes, and that’s saying a lot. It’s the key to creating a good income plan; when you come ...

Merrimack business leader to be honored for going ‘Above and Beyond’

CONCORD – The Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire will honor local business leaders at its annual business meeting and member reception from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the Center of New Hampshire in Manchester. The BIA will present the “Above and ...

College decisions made even more difficult as prices skyrocket

It’s that time of year again. Parents and their soon-to-be high school graduates are agonizing over a most impactful decision: choice of college. For the graduating senior, the decision sets the stage for the next four years of his or her life. That is an eternity for an ...