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Episode 58: Nixon Peabody Diversity Leader on what Businesses Should Know, Do
NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold talks with Rekha Chiruvolu, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Nixon Peabody, about the current state of diversity in business, the role of a director of diversity, progress, and the historical circumstances in New Hampshire that make diversity programs particularly relevant. This week's episode is brought to you by McLane Middleton, providing trusted legal services to businesses throughout the region for over 100 years. For a complete listing of their practice areas, attorneys, and locations, visit www.mclane.com.
26:54
April 15, 2021
Episode 57: Why Businesses Will Like The NH House Budget
NH Business review writer Bob Sanders and editor Jeff Feingold discuss the sausage making the House of Representatives undertook in crafting their state budget proposal, which they passed yesterday. The upshot? Business should be happy with the outcome. Bob breaks down why. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
23:32
April 8, 2021
Episode 56: Stimulus Relief For New Businesses
NH Business Review writer Bob Sanders briefs editor Jeff Feingold about a development that’s occurred in the latest round of stimulus - assistance for newer businesses. There may be two avenues available for businesses not open in 2019 and as a result were not eligible for earlier rounds of assistance. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
24:57
March 31, 2021
Episode 55: What Do You Know About The New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority?
This week Jeff talks to Bonnie Payette, Executive Director of New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority (HEFA). This may not be the best known agency in the state, but as Bonnie explains, their mission is critical, with an ultimate goal of enabling lower costs for health and education services in New Hampshire. This week's episode is brought to you by McLane Middleton, providing trusted legal services to businesses throughout the region for over 100 years. For a complete listing of their practice areas, attorneys, and locations, visit www.mclane.com.
25:56
March 24, 2021
Episode 54: The PPP Tax Implications for NH Businesses
CPA Kevin Kennedy joins editor Jeff Feingold for a deep dive into how the New Hampshire Department of Revenue is treating PPP money in this tax season; must-know information for all New Hampshire businesses that received PPP money this year. This week's episode is brought to you by McLane Middleton, providing trusted legal services to businesses throughout the region for over 100 years. For a complete listing of their practice areas, attorneys, and locations, visit www.mclane.com.
23:12
March 17, 2021
Episode 53: OSHA's Meager Covid Response in NH
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold talks to writer Bob Sanders about his investigation into OSHA's track record during the pandemic, during which complaints rose by 15 percent while inspections declined by 50 percent. They also talk about Bob's interview with a man who lost his fiancée to Covid. She worked in the only business in the state fined by OSHA for Covid-related infractions. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
24:34
March 11, 2021
Episode 52: Alex Horton and Ashley Oberg On Supporting Local Business, Podcasting
This week NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold and publisher Ernesto Burden chat with Alex Horton, owner of Café la Reine, and Ashley Oberg, owner of Barre Life, about how their downtown Manchester businesses are weathering the pandemic, the importance of supporting local, and about their podcast, Coffee at the Barre. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
22:45
March 3, 2021
Episode 51: How Important Are Foreign-Owned Businesses To The NH Economy?
NH Business Review Editors Jeff Feingold and Liisa Rajala talk to Plymouth State University professors Dr. Chen Wu and Dr. Roxana Wright about their recent study which shows 7.7 percent of the state’s total private sector employment comes from foreign-owned firms, making NH third in the nation for this statistic. This week's episode is brought to you by McLane Middleton, providing trusted legal services to businesses throughout the region for over 100 years. For a complete listing of their practice areas, attorneys, and locations, visit www.mclane.com.
27:06
February 24, 2021
Episode 50: Why Is JP Morgan Feeling Optimistic About 2021?
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold talks with JP Morgan's Jim Glassman, Managing Director and Head Economist for Commercial Banking, and Tom Cunningham, Vice President, Commercial Banking, about the company's 2021 Business Leaders Outlook survey. Based on the survey, and on what Tom is seeing first hand with clients in New Hampshire, the pair is optimistic about the economy, and opportunity for a return to modest growth, in 2021.This week's episode is brought to you by McLane Middleton, providing trusted legal services to businesses throughout the region for over 100 years. For a complete listing of their practice areas, attorneys, and locations, visit www.mclane.com.
27:07
February 17, 2021
Episode 49: The Cure (The Team From DHMC's New COVID-19 Podcast)
This week, NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold talks with the hosts of Dartmouth-Hitchcock's new COVID-19 podcast, The Cure, including Jose R. Mercado, MD, Rima Mercado, MD, Amogh Karnik, MD, and Marshall Ward, MD. The team discusses how the podcast aims to combat  misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccine, they break down the logistics of vaccine distribution in New Hampshire, and talk about the long term. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH. 
31:46
February 10, 2021
Episode 48: Liz Gray and the NH SBDC
This week, NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold talks to Liz Gray, State Director of the NH Small Business Development Center. Liz provides a look into what kinds of challenges the SBDC was able to help small businesses meet during the past year, and her outlook for the business now and as the year unfolds. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
25:01
February 4, 2021
Episode 47: Secrets Behind Great Virtual Events
The Greater Manchester Chamber's Corinne Breton, Member Experience and Programs Manager, and Heather McGrail, Director of Membership & Community Partnerships, join NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold and publisher Ernesto Burden to talk about the Chamber's virtual events strategy, highlighting tactics that allowed for the Chamber's successful pivot during the pandemic. This week's episode is brought to you by McLane Middleton, providing trusted legal services to businesses throughout the region for over 100 years. For a complete listing of their practice areas, attorneys, and locations, visit www.mclane.com.
34:40
January 27, 2021
Episode 46: The Biden Stimulus And New Hampshire Business
NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold and writer Bob Sanders dive into what the Biden stimulus plan will mean for New Hampshire business. What can we expect in these early days of the new administration? This week's episode is brought to you by McLane Middleton, providing trusted legal services to businesses throughout the region for over 100 years. For a complete listing of their practice areas, attorneys, and locations, visit www.mclane.com.
24:42
January 20, 2021
Episode 45: Legislators Discuss 2021 Biz Priorities At BIA Meeting
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold and writer Bob Sanders dig into the 2021 business issues NH legislators are debating, including tax reductions and budget issues, right-to-work, COVID safe harbor legislation and more. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
25:45
January 13, 2021
Episode 44: What Will the Proposed Business Tax Rollback Mean for New Hampshire Revenues?
New legislation will roll back business taxes with a $138 million impact over four years. NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold and writer Bob Sanders discuss the implications. Then Liisa Rajala talks about a new initiative by a Granite Stater to provide a free resource to people across the country who are unemployed or otherwise don’t have access to human resources services. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
22:18
January 6, 2021
Episode 43: Details On The Next PPP And More COVID Relief News
This week NH Business Review publisher Ernesto Burden fills in for Jeff Feingold and talks with writer Bob Sanders about the relief bill and what it means for New Hampshire, including some key differences between this round of PPP and the last one. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
26:31
December 30, 2020
Episode 42: The State of The Economy And What's Next
This week NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold and writer Bob Sanders take a deep dive into the state of the New Hampshire economy, analyzing different sectors and looking at what may come next as 2020 comes to a close.
27:27
December 17, 2020
Episode 41: How Chambers of Commerce Are Collaborating; Manchester Hosts Diversity Forum
This week NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold talks with writer Bob Sanders about how Chambers of Commerce in New Hampshire are finding new ways to collaborate to bring value to members during the pandemic. Then Jeff and publisher Ernesto Burden talk diversity (and virtual events), following the Manchester Chamber's 2020 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
24:45
December 9, 2020
Episode 40: Should PUC raise rates to improve energy efficiency? And what's the hiring climate right now?
NH Business Review editor talks to writer Bob Sanders about the current debate over whether the PUC should raise rates, especially commercial rates, for  energy efficiency improvements. The PUC says businesses will see the greatest long term advantages, but they will also be paying more in the increase. Then Jeff talks to Liisa Rajala about the current hiring climate. There's a labor shortage out there, at least in some sectors, and that means wages and sign on bonuses are increasing. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
23:17
December 2, 2020
Episode 39: Art & Augmented Reality at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold explores the intersection of art and high tech via a new augmented-reality art installation at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. Guests are Karina Mitchell, artist and vice president of the Aery project, and Tricia Soule, executive director of the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
25:05
November 18, 2020
Episode 38: Real Estate Crisis Solutions, And Where Did That COVID Money Go?
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold talks with Liisa Rajala and Bob Sanders about possible solutions for the state's growing housing crisis, and take a dive into where $40 million in NH COVID contracts went. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
24:32
November 11, 2020
Episode 37: Post Election Roundup
NH Business Review's Jeff Feingold and award-winning reporter Bob Sanders talk election results (incomplete as they still are on Nov. 4) and the implications for New Hampshire business. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
22:49
November 4, 2020
Episode 36: Exploring Sustainability With New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold discusses the concept of sustainability with New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility  executive director Michelle Veasey, Ashley Larochelle from MegaFood and Kathleen Menegozzi of Jack's Pizza. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
33:20
October 28, 2020
Episode 35: Unpacking the LRGHealthcare Bankruptcy, Stalking Horse Bidder Concord Hospital
Writer Michael Kitch walks NHBR editor Jeff Feingold through the implications of the LRGHealthcare bankruptcy and upcoming auction. Then Bob Sanders provides an update on the next round of funding injected into the Main Street Relief Fund by Governor Chris Sununu. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
23:54
October 21, 2020
Episode 34: Protecting Your Business From Dark Web Threats
NH Business Review Publisher Ernesto Burden sits down with Keith Bamford, CEO of Daystar. Keith explains what the dark web is, why businesses need to be aware of it, and how they can protect their data from it. They also discuss broader technology and security issues and talk about password managers. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
30:24
October 14, 2020
Down To Business 33: How NH's International Trade Proceeds In A Pandemic
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold talks to writer Liisa Rajala about how STEP funds will be used for helping New Hampshire firms with virtual outreach abroad. Then Bob Sanders shares a preview of his pre-election statewide candidate survey. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
24:54
October 7, 2020
Episode 32: How Downtowns Are Faring and a Look at the Current State of CEO Pay
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold catches up with Liisa Rajala on  her recent discussions with downtown leaders from around the state. How are these retail and restaurant centers faring in the current stage of the pandemic? What do their employees think of mask mandates? And then Bob Sanders fills us in on CEO pay in New Hampshire; how has the pandemic affected it, if it all?  This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
25:37
September 30, 2020
Episode 31: How Granite State College's Business-Oriented Programs Are Navigating The New Normal
This week NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold talks to Mercedes Hunt, Director of Business Management and Finance Programs, and Rachel French, Business Partnerships Manager, about the current state of Granite State College's business programs and partnerships. While many institutions have pivoted to online in the wake of COVID, GSC has long experience with remote learning, and is finding its heavily-adult-learner demographic expanding as registrations rise in the pandemic era. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
26:04
September 23, 2020
Episode 30: What The Eviction Moratorium Means For New Hampshire
NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold and writer Bob Sanders break down what the federal moratorium on evictions means for New Hampshire. Will it be effective? What do the numbers say about the need for it? 
25:54
September 16, 2020
Down To Business 29: Steve Camerino On Building Rural Broadband Access
This week, NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold talks with New Hampshire Electric Cooperative President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Camerino. Steve explains the parallels between access to electricity and access to broadband, the challenges to getting that access to rural areas, and what his team is doing to solve that. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
24:45
September 9, 2020
Episode 28: Kyle York, CEO of York IE
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold sits down with Kyle York, CEO and Managing Partner at York IE, a strategic advisory, investment, and operational growth firm based in Manchester, NH. Kyle talks about where they're focusing investment efforts right now, and about creating community among New Hampshire's tech talent. This week's episode is sponsored by TFMoran (www.tfmoran.com), a leading land planning and engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH.
27:50
September 2, 2020
Episode 27: What Was The Real NH Business Cost of The Pandemic?
On this week's Down To Business, Jeff Feingold and Bob Sanders talk about putting some numbers to the business losses NH has endured during the pandemic. So far, and they say this is just the tip of the iceberg, it tallies up to $2.6B. Then Jeff and Lisa Rajala look at how some CARES Act funds are finding their way to support much-needed broadband projects in rural NH communities. 
21:15
August 26, 2020
Episode 26: Forcivity CEO and founder Steve Baines
Jeff and Liisa talk with Forcivity CEO and founder Steve Baines on having his Manchester, NH, business named 157th fastest growing company in the Inc. 5000, as well as leadership lessons from navigating the pandemic, leading a remote team and more. 
24:13
August 19, 2020
Episode 25: New Bill Lifts Flying Cars In NH
The NH Business Review team talks about a new bill signed by the governor that allows folks to register their flying cars at the DMV, and what that portends for the future of flying cars (and the roadable aircraft business) in the state. Then they check back in on yet another live business event, the Manchester Chamber's summer mixer at the Fisher Cats stadium on Tuesday.
24:13
August 12, 2020
Episode 24: Is It Too Early For In-Person Business Events?
This week our publisher, Ernesto Burden, attended the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association Economic Summit and talked to BIA President Jim Roche afterward on his takeaways from hosting the event.  Jeff Feingold, Liisa Rajala and Ernesto talk through the event, from attendance to logistics to  the general vibe, discuss Roche's conclusions and add their own analysis. Live business events in NH? Too soon?  This week's episode of Down To Business is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. While so much has changed, Harvard Pilgrim’s commitment to their members and local community has not. Whether you are looking to shake it up, stretch it out, or get centered, Harvard Pilgrim’s new live virtual well-being courses have you covered with Zumba®, Yoga, Guided Mindfulness, and more. All courses are available to everyone at no cost. Get more details and check out the class schedule at harvardpilgrim.org/livingwellathome
29:40
August 5, 2020
Episode 23: JP Morgan Midyear Outlook Asks: Can the Recovery Keep Its Momentum?
This week's episode is a must listen for those looking for a light at the end of the tunnel. Jim Glassman, Head Economist, Commercial Banking, at JPMorgan Chase and  Tom Cunningham, Vice President for JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking in Manchester, NH join the NHBR team to talk about the JP Morgan Midyear Outlook. The report asks, "Can the Recovery Keep Its Momentum?" Spoiler alert, Jim and Tom say there's reason for optimism. Find out why. This week's episode of Down To Business is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. While so much has changed, Harvard Pilgrim’s commitment to their members and local community has not. Whether you are looking to shake it up, stretch it out, or get centered, Harvard Pilgrim’s new live virtual well-being courses have you covered with Zumba®, Yoga, Guided Mindfulness, and more. All courses are available to everyone at no cost. Get more details and check out the class schedule at harvardpilgrim.org/livingwellathome
29:06
July 29, 2020
Episode 22: Uniquely Large Survey Shows State Of NH Businesses; Also, BIA, Other Groups, Say Mask Up
NH Business Review Publisher Ernesto Burden guest hosts this episode with Bob Sanders and Liisa Rajala. They talk about the results of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) survey of 1,549 businesses, as well as the last of the current assistance offerings, the New Hampshire General Assistance & Preservation (GAP) program.  Finally, a coalition of statewide organizations including the Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire, have released a letter urging residents to wear masks and pointing out a recent study that says mask wearing could prevent a 5% drop in the U.S. GDP. This week's episode of Down To Business is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. While so much has changed, Harvard Pilgrim’s commitment to their members and local community has not. Whether you are looking to shake it up, stretch it out, or get centered, Harvard Pilgrim’s new live virtual well-being courses have you covered with Zumba®, Yoga, Guided Mindfulness, and more. All courses are available to everyone at no cost. Get more details and check out the class schedule at harvardpilgrim.org/livingwellathome
25:37
July 22, 2020
Episode 21: The Plight of the Homebuyer; the Delight of the Seller
NH Business Review editors Jeff Feingold and Liisa Rajala discuss the tight housing market from two first person perspectives, that of a recent seller and a current home seeker. Then writer Bob Sanders brings us up to speed on all that legislature has been up to on the housing front. Spoiler: it's at a standstill. This week's episode of Down To Business is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. While so much has changed, Harvard Pilgrim’s commitment to their members and local community has not. Whether you are looking to shake it up, stretch it out, or get centered, Harvard Pilgrim’s new live virtual well-being courses have you covered with Zumba®, Yoga, Guided Mindfulness, and more. All courses are available to everyone at no cost. Get more details and check out the class schedule at harvardpilgrim.org/livingwellathome
24:42
July 16, 2020
Down To Business 20: Puritan Backroom's General Manager On How Restaurants Are Adapting
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold sits down with the Puritan Backroom's General Manager Eric Zink to talk about how the restaurant has adapted, and continues to adapt, to the limits on dining created by Covid-19. This week's episode of Down To Business is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. While so much has changed, Harvard Pilgrim’s commitment to their members and local community has not. Whether you are looking to shake it up, stretch it out, or get centered, Harvard Pilgrim’s new live virtual well-being courses have you covered with Zumba®, Yoga, Guided Mindfulness, and more. All courses are available to everyone at no cost. Get more details and check out the class schedule at harvardpilgrim.org/livingwellathome
27:19
July 8, 2020
Down To Business 19: NH House Passes 75 Business-Related Bills On Last Day
On this episode, NH Business Review writer Bob Sanders breaks down some of the 75 business-related bills passed by the New Hampshire House in a session held Tuesday at the Whittemore Arena at the University of New Hampshire. He and editor Jeff Feingold also dig into which bills don't have much of a chance at eventual passage. Next, Liisa Rajala fills Jeff in on the economic forecast  predicted by TD Bank's economist. This week's episode of Down To Business is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  While so much has changed, Harvard Pilgrim’s commitment to their members and local community has not. Whether you are looking to shake it up, stretch it out, or get centered, Harvard Pilgrim’s new live virtual well-being courses have you covered with Zumba®, Yoga, Guided Mindfulness, and more. All courses are available to everyone at no cost. Get more details and check out the class schedule at harvardpilgrim.org/livingwellathome
22:28
July 1, 2020
Episode 18: New Hampshire's NASA Connection
New Hampshire has a long history of contributing to space exploration, and NASA is again looking to NH businesses as it prepares for the Artemis program – launching the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024. Liisa Rajala fills editor Jeff Feingold in. Then staff writer Bob Sanders explores the unprecedented economic situation New Hampshire finds itself in after the pandemic-related shutdown. This week's episode of Down To Business is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  While so much has changed, Harvard Pilgrim’s commitment to their members and local community has not. Whether you are looking to shake it up, stretch it out, or get centered, Harvard Pilgrim’s new live virtual well-being courses have you covered with Zumba®, Yoga, Guided Mindfulness, and more. All courses are available to everyone at no cost. Get more details and check out the class schedule at harvardpilgrim.org/livingwellathome
21:42
June 24, 2020
Episode 17: Doing Business In NH As A Person Of Color
NH Business Review's Jeff Feingold and Liisa Rajala talk to Lisa Carter-Knight, the president of Drinkwater Marketing in Exeter. Lisa describes her experiences as an African-American woman in moving to and founding a business in New Hampshire and the overall impact racism and a lack of diversity can have on the state's future economy.  This week's episode of Down To Business is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  While so much has changed, Harvard Pilgrim’s commitment to their members and local community has not. Whether you are looking to shake it up, stretch it out, or get centered, Harvard Pilgrim’s new live virtual well-being courses have you covered with Zumba®, Yoga, Guided Mindfulness, and more. All courses are available to everyone at no cost. Get more details and check out the class schedule at harvardpilgrim.org/livingwellathome
28:09
June 18, 2020
Episode 16: A Childcare Crisis in NH? Also, Where Does Reopening Stand?
In this episode, Jeff Feingold talks to writer Susan Geier on the crisis facing the New Hampshire childcare industry, and that impact that will have on business in the state's economy overall. Then staff writer Bob Sanders gives Jeff an update on where the state stands in the reopening process, including a potential phase out of additional unemployment benefits instituted to help workers through the shutdown.  This week's episode of Down To Business is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  While so much has changed, Harvard Pilgrim’s commitment to their members and local community has not. Whether you are looking to shake it up, stretch it out, or get centered, Harvard Pilgrim’s new live virtual well-being courses have you covered with Zumba®, Yoga, Guided Mindfulness, and more. All courses are available to everyone at no cost. Get more details and check out the class schedule at harvardpilgrim.org/livingwellathome
24:28
June 10, 2020
An update on the Atrium class action suit and a look at one business category that's booming during the pandemic
The NH Business Review team looks at the latest on the class action lawsuit against Atrium Medical Corp and the now 2,136 cases filed in Concord, with trials slated to begin in September. Also, there's one sector of the New Hampshire economy that's booming as the result of the pandemic, stay-at-home orders and limited travel: landscaping. This week's episode of Down To Business is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  While so much has changed, Harvard Pilgrim’s commitment to their members and local community has not. Whether you are looking to shake it up, stretch it out, or get centered, Harvard Pilgrim’s new live virtual well-being courses have you covered with Zumba®, Yoga, Guided Mindfulness, and more. All courses are available to everyone at no cost. Get more details and check out the class schedule at harvardpilgrim.org/livingwellathome  
19:14
June 3, 2020
Reopening New Hampshire; and what's happening with the USPS?
Jeff and Bob take a look at how businesses are reopening in New Hampshire, including some that may be pushing the limits on what the guidelines say is allowed. Then Liisa fills us in on what the troubles at the United States Postal Service mean for New Hampshire.  This week's episode of Down To Business is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  While so much has changed, Harvard Pilgrim’s commitment to their members and local community has not. Whether you are looking to shake it up, stretch it out, or get centered, Harvard Pilgrim’s new live virtual well-being courses have you covered with Zumba®, Yoga, Guided Mindfulness, and more. All courses are available to everyone at no cost. Get more details and check out the class schedule at harvardpilgrim.org/livingwellathome
21:46
June 1, 2020
Bankruptcy relief for small business: How the CARES act is expanding access to Chapter 11
Jeff Feingold sits down with Bob Keach, co-chair of Bernstein Shur’s Business Restructuring and Insolvency Group, to dig into how the CARES act is opening up access to Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief to better meet the needs of small business.  This week's episode of Down To Business is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  While so much has changed, Harvard Pilgrim’s commitment to their members and local community has not. Whether you are looking to shake it up, stretch it out, or get centered, Harvard Pilgrim’s new live virtual well-being courses have you covered with Zumba®, Yoga, Guided Mindfulness, and more. All courses are available to everyone at no cost. Get more details and check out the class schedule at harvardpilgrim.org/livingwellathome
28:15
May 20, 2020
When And How Is Live Entertainment Returning To The Granite State?
The New Hampshire Business Review team looks at when, and how, live entertainment such as concerts and theater will happen again in New Hampshire. Also on the docket, an interesting, if temporary, side effect of the pandemic shutdown: paid family leave in New Hampshire. This week's episode of Down To Business is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  While so much has changed, Harvard Pilgrim’s commitment to their members and local community has not. Whether you are looking to shake it up, stretch it out, or get centered, Harvard Pilgrim’s new live virtual well-being courses have you covered with Zumba®, Yoga, Guided Mindfulness, and more. All courses are available to everyone at no cost. Get more details and check out the class schedule at harvardpilgrim.org/livingwellathome
20:25
May 13, 2020
Small NH Farms Doing Well; Plus Tiffany Eddy On How To Look Great On Zoom
Writer Susan Geier discusses her recent story on the coronavirus' impact on New Hampshire agriculture: while small farms are seeing a boom, wholesalers are seeing their markets vanish. Then Jeff talks with Tiffany Eddy for pro tips on looking great on your next Zoom call. This week's episode of Down To Business is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  While so much has changed, Harvard Pilgrim’s commitment to their members and local community has not. Whether you are looking to shake it up, stretch it out, or get centered, Harvard Pilgrim’s new live virtual well-being courses have you covered with Zumba®, Yoga, Guided Mindfulness, and more. All courses are available to everyone at no cost. Get more details and check out the class schedule at harvardpilgrim.org/livingwellathome
25:40
May 6, 2020
Down To Business Episode 10: How Are NH Investors Managing The Shut Down?
The team talks about how early stage capital inventors here in New Hampshire are dealing with the shutdown. They also look at how the stage two rollout of PPP loans went. The word "fiasco" may have come up. This week's episode of Down To Business is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  While so much has changed, Harvard Pilgrim’s commitment to their members and local community has not. Whether you are looking to shake it up, stretch it out, or get centered, Harvard Pilgrim’s new live virtual well-being courses have you covered with Zumba®, Yoga, Guided Mindfulness, and more. All courses are available to everyone at no cost. Get more details and check out the class schedule at harvardpilgrim.org/livingwellathome
21:01
April 29, 2020
Down To Business Episode 9: What's Next For The PPP And Other Sources Of Help For NH Small Business
In this week’s episode, the team discusses how the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and its much smaller sibling, Emergency Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) have helped NH businesses prior to running out of funding, what will happen in the next federal package, and what businesses who didn’t get the first round of funding should know about applying for the second round. The team also looks at other sources of assistance are available for small businesses in New Hampshire.
22:38
April 22, 2020
Down To Business Episode 8: The Potential Impact On NH Summer Tourism
NH Business Review's team analyzes how many businesses in the state are impacted by the PPP running out of funds, and what options businesses that haven't secured funding may have. Then the team also discusses new reporting on the impact the coronavirus may have on the summer tourism season in New Hampshire. 
18:17
April 17, 2020
Down To Business Episode 7: Getting Your Business Stimulus, Plus The Ins And Outs Of Remote Working
In this episode, NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold, associate editor Liisa Rajala, and writer Bob Sanders tackle the PPE and stimulus, as well as how New Hampshire companies are approaching remote working.
19:42
April 13, 2020
Down To Business Episode 6: Unemployment in NH, and the Impact of Coronavirus on Landlords
This week, NHBR editor Jeff Feingold and reporter Bob Sanders discuss the growing impact of the coronavirus on employment in New Hampshire, as well the tough situation both tenants and landlords are finding themselves in as they navigate the state's emergency rules banning evictions.  This week's episode is brought to you by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts.  The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts invites you to its Annual Business in the Arts Awards on the digital stage with a weeklong virtual celebration of the arts from May 11 through 15. The NHBCA’s signature event recognizes businesses of all shapes and sizes, individuals as well as organizations for working together to build some of New Hampshire’s most vibrant, diverse, and prosperous communities. Go to nhbca.com to register for your backstage pass to the this one-of-a-kind awards event. Be among the first to know who made the biggest splash with their contributions to New Hampshire’s robust arts and cultural scene last year. This year’s nominees come from every corner of the state including Keene, Lebanon, Concord, Nashua, and Exeter. Make sure you are part of the excitement. Sign up today at nhbca.com for your VIP access to the 36th Annual Arts Awards!
20:23
April 2, 2020
Down To Business Episode 5: Coronavirus Impact On NH Unemployment Trust Fund, Taxes And More
NHBR Editor Jeff Feingold and writer Bob Sanders discuss the coronavirus impact on NH unemployment, the trust fund, and the impact that will have on business taxes. And on a positive note, they take a look at how manufacturers in the state are "more-than holding their own."
17:48
March 26, 2020
Down To Business Episode 4: Working Remotely
This week NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold invites "the boss," NHBR and McLean Communications publisher Ernesto Burden, onto the show to talk about remote working, McLean's approach to remote working during coronavirus social distancing, and general best practices gleaned from a career working with distributed teams. 
25:60
March 18, 2020
NH Business Review's Down To Business Episode 3: Potential Coronavirus Impact On The New Hampshire Economy
Writer Susan Geier sits down to talk with NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold about her recent story for newspaper on the potential economic impact of the coronavirus, from manufacturing to tourism, and how business will deal with possible employee absences due to quarantine measures.  Check out the story here.
18:03
March 11, 2020
Down To Business Episode 2: Batteries and Family Medical Leave
The NHBR team covers developments in energy storage, including the massive Eversource battery project in western New Hampshire.  Also, how are New Hampshire businesses addressing family medical leave, and what implications does current legislation in the Statehouse have for this issue?
19:24
March 3, 2020
Down To Business Episode 1: Trash, BioMed and Taxes
New Hampshire Business Review editor Jeff Feingold leads an analysis of key issues affecting New Hampshire businesses this week; including the business and politics of trash and recycling, New Hampshire's growing role in the bio-med industry and shifts in business property taxes in some towns in the state.
20:10
February 19, 2020