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What’s in a ‘Definition?’

Did you know the match on the 401(k) was simply a bribe to get rank and file employees to sign onto a system that was designed to move them out of defined benefits plans and into defined contribution plans? Even the nomenclature is misleading. “Defined contributions plan” sounds good, ...

NFIB reacts to relief fund package announcement

CONCORD – The National Federation of Independent Business, the leading small business association in New Hampshire with thousands of members in the state, reacted to Gov. Chris Sununu’s announcement last week that a new program will begin soon to provide financial relief to sole ...

Members First Credit Union is helping the community rebuild

MANCHESTER – During these uncertain times, Members First Credit Union is striving to make a difference for its members and the community. Earlier this year, the Manchester-based credit union announced plans to construct a new 18,000 square-foot headquarters at the corner of Elm and Salmon ...

Whole Foods workers told they can’t wear BLM face masks

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Several employees of a Massachusetts Whole Foods supermarket who wore Black Lives Matter face coverings were told by management to remove them or go home, some of the workers say. Savannah Kinzer brought the masks to the Cambridge store on Wednesday and handed them ...

Despite green pledges, Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15%

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Tuesday that its carbon footprint rose 15% last year, even as it launched initiatives to reduce its harm on the environment. The online shopping giant said activities tied to its businesses emitted 51.17 million metric tons of carbon dioxide last year, the ...

Liquor commission celebrates winners of annual poster contest

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Liquor Commission Division of Enforcement and Licensing honored the winners of its annual Alcohol Awareness Youth Poster Contest with a socially distant cruiser parade on June 12. Seventh graders Claire, Ella and Clara were greeted by flashing lights, horns and ...

NHLC expands curbside pickup program

CONCORD – Following a successful pilot program, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission expanded its curbside and in-store pickup program to the Hampton Liquor & Wine Outlet on Interstate 95 South (#73) and the Hooksett Liquor & Wine Outlet on Interstate 93 South (#67). NHLC rolled out ...

High school athlete directs grant money to Special Olympics N.H.

MANCHESTER – Special Olympics New Hampshire was recently the recipient of a $1,000 cash donation. This particular donation has a story behind it, though. Jake Velazquez just graduated from Keene High School. He is a cross-country/distance runner with some impressive stats. In 2019, he ...

Planet Fitness locations in N.H. reopen

Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, has reopened 19 locations throughout the Granite State. As an industry leader, the health and safety of Planet Fitness’ members and team ...

NHBSR celebrates enduring leadership in a new way

On June 3, NH Businesses for Social Responsibility honored the sustainability efforts of four companies and one nonprofit in New Hampshire, whose leadership and dedication to our communities serve as an inspiration to us all. The Cornerstone and Partnership for Innovation Awards were presented ...

High customer satisfaction fuel banner year for Bangor

BANGOR, Maine – Continuing its upward trajectory of growth, Bangor Bancorp, MHC and its subsidiary, Bangor Savings Bank announced it ended Fiscal Year 2020 with $4.86 billion in assets, a record increase of 9.38%, and grew its net income by almost 7% to $35.4 million. “We had another ...

Emergency mini-grants announced

CONCORD – The NHHEAF Network, a Concord nonprofit agency and the state’s largest source of free college planning services, announced the immediate funding of $387,500 in emergency mini-grants for 411 New Hampshire college students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are pleased to ...

Members First makes donation

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Mounted Patrol Unit is a familiar sight around the city and especially downtown. The unit, comprising Manchester police officers Kelly McKenney and Andrew Choi along with horses General Stark and Valor, is entirely self-funded. Members First Credit Union ...

Ninety Nine open for indoor dining

WOBURN, Mass. – Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub with 108 locations across New England and upstate New York announced recently that all New Hampshire Ninety Nine restaurants are opening for indoor dining with limited capacity following the guidance of public health and government officials. ...