Business

Deja vu all over again

Meet Bob. Bob is married to Agnes. Bob and Agnes have been married for 40 years. They have three well-adjusted kids, all of whom they put through college. They have six grandchildren, each of whom has a college fund that was started by Bob and Agnes. Bob is 66, and Agnes is 64. After a ...

Parkway made empty courthouse more attractive to buyer

NASHUA – The man who bought the former Nashua District Courthouse as a “speculative investment” says the coming of the Broad Street Parkway made the property more attractive, but that even without that road it was too good a deal to pass up. “The ...

It’s time for Nashua to step up

I spent some time this week physically checking out the Broad Street Parkway and speaking with a couple of the developers who attended the recent tour of the project conducted by the city’s Economic Development Office. Based on what I saw and heard, I can say unequivocally that the ...

Police forces across the nation reaching out to Chesapeake

Look up an article on police body cameras or tune into a recent broadcast about them, and there’s a good chance you’ll encounter a familiar name: Police Chief Kelvin Wright. Here he was on Washington-based Governing magazine’s website in April: “Across ...

AutoFair holds ribbon cutting for Merrimack facility

MANCHESTER – Michael Horn, president and CEO of VW Group of America, attended the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the all-new AutoFair Volkswagen of Nashua, held June 2 in Merrimack. The state-of-the-art facility is at 717 Route 101A on 4 acres in Merrimack. AutoFair ...

Leadership NH group announces its Class of 2016

Leadership New Hampshire, a program whose mission is “building a community of informed and engaged leaders,” has announced its Class of 2016. The new cohort of 39 associates includes men and women from across New Hampshire who will participate in an intensive 10-month ...

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, ...