Business

Local business people for Nov. 2

Steven Goldsmith MERRIMACK – Specialty retailer Brookstone, based in Merrimack, has hired Steven Goldsmith as president and CEO to lead the company’s continued expansion in product development, U.S. and China-based retail stores, and wholesale partnerships. Goldsmith brings ...

Business Digest for Oct. 26

Buffalo Wild Wings opens at Pheasant Lane Mall NASHUA – Pheasant Lane Mall, a Simon mall located in Nashua, announced that Buffalo Wild Wings held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. The restaurant offers a variety of menu items, including its namesake Buffalo, N.Y.-style chicken ...

Reunion with long-lost childhood crush leads to life long love story

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the seventh entry of Wedding Stories, a monthly column highlighting local weddings and unique love stories, which runs the first Sunday of the month. Do you think your romance should be featured? Contact the author at her email, below. They will tell you their song is ...

It’s a puzzlement

I just received an email from a financial institution that has been trying to recruit us to utilize its funds and services with my clients and prospects. In the email, it says: “In today’s market environment, investors continue to pursue consistent, tax-advantaged income ...

Businesses feeling ‘data fatigue’ on transparency issues

Transparency is a hot topic these days. The internet has ushered in more transparency in our lives and in society in general than ever existed before. Many of us broadcast our lives to the world on social media. Google, Amazon and other giant technology companies track our every move online ...

Are store loyalty, rewards programs worthwhile?

You grab the gallon of milk you forgot yesterday, pick up the cheapest toothpaste, and head over to the checkout line. Just when your quick trip to the grocery store is almost over, the employee at the register says, "Do you have a rewards card? It's free to join." From ...

Experts share their secrets to choosing a good lease car

As the end of summer nears and dealers discount their 2016 cars to make room for next year’s models, shoppers who want to lease could find some hidden bargains. The key is to understand – and maximize – two little-understood aspects of leasing. It all comes down ...

SABMiller reviewing InBev bid

LONDON – SABMiller has suspended work on integrating its operations with those of Anheuser-Busch InBev while it reviews AB InBev’s sweetened bid, raising concern about completion of the 79 billion pound ($104 billion) takeover. The suspension, announced by SABMiller CEO ...

Study: Trump’s plan adds $10T to debt

WASHINGTON – A new Washington study says Donald Trump’s tax and budget plans would make the national debt skyrocket by $10 trillion or more over the coming decade, mostly because of his ambitious and expensive tax cuts. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget says ...

Frederick’s Pastries named to Best of NH

AMHERST/BEDFORD - Frederick's Pastries has been selected by the readers of New Hampshire Magazine as "Best of NH 2016" for Best Bakery, Best Cakes and Best Pastries. The winners will be celebrated at the Best of NH Party from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday at Manchester's Northeast ...

Magazine honors NH leader, firms

MANCHESTER - Dick Anagnost has been named the 2016 Business Leader of the Year by Business NH Magazine. Anagnost is being honored for his leadership in the state, his passion for helping many New Hampshire nonprofits and his ownership of Anagnost Companies of Manchester. Business NH also ...

5 finalists compete for tech award

NASHUA - The New Hamp­shire High Tech Council has se­lected the final five competitors for the 10th annual Product of the Year Award, a contest in which New Hampshire companies - in­cluding two in Nashua - will vie to have their product publicly displayed. The competition began with nine ...

New Business Bio: Right on Fitness LLC

NAME OF BUSINESS: Right on Fitness LLC. TYPE OF BUSINESS: Personal training. MAIN LOCATION: Clients’ homes or fitness centers. WEBSITE ADDRESS: www.rightonfitness.com. PHONE: 689-6868. DATE BEGAN BUSINESS IN SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE: May 20. IS THIS A FRANCHISE? No. OWNER: Tom ...

Twitter ditches stars, adds hearts

NEW YORK - You'll no longer see stars on Twit­ter: The messaging service has removed the star icon found under every tweet and replaced it with a heart. Twitter Inc. said Tuesday it made the change because the star can be confusing to new users and the heart is more universally known around ...

More ads coming to Instagram

SAN FRANCISCO - If you're starting to notice more ads on Instagram, it's all part of Face­book's plan. Facebook, the world's largest social network, has steadily built its advertising business to become the world's second-largest digital ad platform after Google. Now it's looking at ways to ...

Business leaders endorse Chris Williams

NASHUA - Six leaders of the city's business, economic devel­opment and legal community en­dorsed Chris Williams for mayor on Tuesday, citing his efforts to expand passenger rail here and his early support for the Broad Street Parkway and development of the Millyard. Williams will face off ...

Online TV services: What they cost and what you get

Cable or satellite packages can easily run $70 to $100 a month. That gets you hundreds of di­verse channels - premium channels, the major networks and niche options. But maybe you can find more cost-effective options online. A sampling of services for different tastes: THIS SEASON'S TV CBS ...

Patents assigned to companies in region

The following patents were awarded to New Hampshire businesses or individuals from Sept. 24 to Oct. 1. Dell Dell Products, Round Rock, Texas, has been as­signed a patent (9,141,495) developed by two co-inventors for the "auto­matic failure recovery using snapshots and ...

Nashua tech firm to vie for $100,000 prize

NASHUA - Seven New Hampshire technology companies will compete in Manchester on Thurs­day for the chance to win $100,000 dollars as part of Revolution's Rise of the Rest Road Trip, a compe­tition to support startup businesses and entrepre­neurs. The seven New Hamp­shire competitors, ...

Keurig introduces ‘Kold’ soda machine

NEW YORK - Mak­ing a glass of Coke at home will soon be pos­sible, if you don't mind paying more than $300 for a machine that sits on your kitchen coun­tertop. Plus an extra dollar or so per drink. Keurig Green Moun­tain says it will start selling a machine Tues­day that makes single ...