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Episode 143: The Economic Impact of Academic Tech Transfer
Episode 143: The Economic Impact of Academic Tech Transfer
NHBR Editor Jeff Feingold sits down with Dr. Ashley Stevens, president of Focus IP Group, to talk about the impact academic technology transfers have on the economy and future innovations. Dr. Stevens will be the keynote speaker at a World Affair Council event on December 1, 5-8pm, "Academic Technology Transfer: Its Origins and Global Impact" at SNHU in Manchester. Register for the event here: wacnh.org/event-5009416 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.
31:22
November 29, 2022
Episode 142: Plymouth State's New Robotics Lab
Episode 142: Plymouth State's New Robotics Lab
A new robotics lab is coming soon to Plymouth State University to supplement its robotics degree program, offering hands-on opportunities for students to build  skill sets that prepare them for the future workforce. NHBR Editor Jeff Feingold speaks on this and more with PSU President Don Birx and Bret Kulakovich, PSU's coordinator for academic spaces and open lab design.  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.
28:60
November 23, 2022
Episode 141: Seniority Authority
Episode 141: Seniority Authority
This week, NHBR editors Jeff Feingold and Amanda Andrews speak with Cathleen Toomey, Vice President of Marketing at The RiverWoods Group and host of Seniority Authority, a podcast about how to age successfully. Along with nationwide experts, Cathleen speaks on topics that answer your questions on all aspects of aging well, from fitness to finance, brain health to downsizing, isolation to insurance, and more.
27:13
November 14, 2022
Episode 140: Epilepsy Awareness Month
Episode 140: Epilepsy Awareness Month
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, so NHBR editors Jeff Feingold and Amanda Andrews speak with representatives from the Epilepsy Foundation of New England - Amy Mahoney, Executive Director, and Bill Murphy, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy - to learn more about what their organization advocates for here in New Hampshire.
28:05
November 09, 2022
Episode 139: The New Age of Marketing
Episode 139: The New Age of Marketing
The co-founder of SC Digital, Brad Solomon, speaks with NHBR editors about how the landscape of digital marketing is changing and which tools small businesses can use to reach their audiences.  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.
28:05
November 02, 2022
Episode 138: Take a Breath
Episode 138: Take a Breath
This week, NHBR Associate Editor Amanda Andrews speaks with Allyssa Thompson, Senior Director of Programs at Breathe NH, about the nonprofit's mission to educate the public on lung health, including programs and community services they offer, and challenges they faced during the pandemic and after.  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.
19:24
October 27, 2022
Episode 137: Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Episode 137: Neighbors Helping Neighbors
The NH Community Loan Fund's President & CEO Steve Saltzman discusses how the organization develops communities by providing lending for homeownership, child care, and small businesses to help everyone succeed. 
28:47
October 19, 2022
Episode 136: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan visits NH
Episode 136: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan visits NH
NHBR Editor Jeff Feingold sits down with Governor Larry Hogan from Maryland to discuss his observations when meeting with different business groups across the country, digging deep into topics like the Republican Party, the current real estate market and affordable housing challenges, the upcoming election, inflation and the economy, and much more. 
29:02
October 13, 2022
Episode 135: Charity Golf Tournaments Made Easy
Episode 135: Charity Golf Tournaments Made Easy
NHBR Associate Editor Amanda Andrews is joined by Matt Solomon, co-founder of BirdEase Systems in Portsmouth, who shares how his company helps nonprofits plan, organize and implement charity golf tournaments and other fundraising events with an easy-to-use online platform.  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.
16:55
October 06, 2022
Episode 134: The Capacity for Compassion
Episode 134: The Capacity for Compassion
In honor of National Recovery Month, NHBR Editor Jeff Feingold and Associate Editor Amanda Andrews speak with Cheryll Andrews, executive director of DISMAS Home of NH, to learn more about how the nonprofit helps previously incarcerated women get back on their feet, from work placement to counseling services and more. Learn more at dismashomenh.org.  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.
28:48
September 29, 2022
Episode 133: Pro Bono Legal Services
Episode 133: Pro Bono Legal Services
Emma Sisti, pro bono manager at 603 Legal Aid, shares the breakdown of how the organization works to connect low-income individuals with pro bono volunteer attorneys to help with their civil cases. 
26:56
September 22, 2022
Episode 132: AARP isn't just for "old people"
Episode 132: AARP isn't just for "old people"
Christina FitzPatrick is the new State Director for AARP New Hampshire, and her first order of business is tackling public policy issues such as prescription drug prices, affordable housing, voting resources, and much more. Learn more about AARP's national and statewide initiatives and resources they offer to people of any age.
23:42
September 14, 2022
Episode 131: The North Country Bounces Back
Episode 131: The North Country Bounces Back
Ericka Canales, executive director for the Coös Economic Development Corporation, discusses how businesses in the North Country are revitalizing the region with pop-up shops and other initiatives.  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.
25:18
September 08, 2022
Episode 130: New Tools from Meta/Facebook
Episode 130: New Tools from Meta/Facebook
NHBR's Associate Editor Amanda Andrews speaks with Facebook/Meta's Robert Traynham, head of public affairs, and Lori Moylan, public policy manager,  to discuss new tools that individuals can use for a more educational approach to social media, including parental supervision and back-to-school tools and Facebook's new Elections/Voter Information Center that makes it easier for people to register to vote and learn more about polling areas in time for the upcoming election.  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.
22:01
September 01, 2022
Episode 129: DEI From Talk to Action
Episode 129: DEI From Talk to Action
NHBR Editor Jeff Feingold and Associate Editor Amanda Andrews sit down with Rebecca Sanborn, president and founder of Sanborn Diversity Training Solutions, who is one of the panelists of our upcoming event DEI: From Talk to Action, coming up on Sept. 15. Rebecca shares more about her work with LGBTQ+ initiatives within organizations and how she helps businesses create a more inclusive work culture. To register for the DEI event, visit nhbr.com/dei
23:35
August 25, 2022
Episode 128: Expanding Broadband in NH
Episode 128: Expanding Broadband in NH
NHBR Editor Jeff Feingold and Associate Editor Amanda Andrews speak with Jeff Morrill, board chair of the NH Electric Cooperative, about recent installations of high-speed internet and fiber-optic services to underserved towns such as Acworth, Grafton and Colebrook, among others. 
26:05
August 19, 2022
Episode 127: Granite State Paid Family Medical Leave Plan
Episode 127: Granite State Paid Family Medical Leave Plan
NHBR's award-winning reporter, Bob Sanders, briefs us on the new Granite State Paid Family Medical Leave Plan, and how employers and employees can use this insurance to their benefit. 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.
26:51
August 11, 2022
Episode 126: Animal Rescue League of NH
Episode 126: Animal Rescue League of NH
From fundraising events to sponsors and donors, nonprofits thrive on business partnerships in order to fulfill their mission. Three staff members from the Animal Rescue League of NH -- Marianne Jones, CEO; Dr. Stephanie Magnarelli, Chief Medical Officer; and Naomi Stevens, chief operating officer -- discuss how crucial their organization is to animal welfare in the state and how businesses can partner with them to succeed.  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.
20:07
August 04, 2022
Episode 125: Developing Smart Living Communities
Episode 125: Developing Smart Living Communities
NHBR's Associate Editor Amanda Andrews speaks with Jim Goldenberg, principal of Cathartes, a private real estate firm based in Boston with ties to New Hampshire, which is celebrating 30 years in the industry. The discussion focuses on new mixed-use developments in Portsmouth and Dover, and how these smart living communities offer a positive work-life balance to residents and business owners alike. 
20:42
July 28, 2022
Episode 124: Raising Up Latino Voices in Nashua and Beyond
Episode 124: Raising Up Latino Voices in Nashua and Beyond
This week, NHBR Associate Editor Amanda Andrews speaks with Oscar Villacis, the executive creative director of First Gen Multimedia LLC, the host of the First Gen American radio show, and co-host for Latinos en Vivo radio show. Mark your calendar for the Latin Festival on July 31, in Renaissance Park in Nashua. Visit fgmshows.com to learn more.
19:08
July 23, 2022
Episode 123: Small Business Resources with Mike Vlacich
Episode 123: Small Business Resources with Mike Vlacich
Mike Vlacich, the first Regional Administrator for NH at the Small Business Administration, speaks on resources small businesses can use to grow their business and how the SBA helps small business owners succeed during today's challenges. 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.
30:14
July 13, 2022
Episode 122: Healthcare Cost Transparency
Episode 122: Healthcare Cost Transparency
Mark Galvin, president & CEO of TALON, discusses the new law regarding transparency around costs and how his healthcare platform is helping patients more easily find care that fits their budget.  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.
32:58
July 07, 2022
Episode 121: Bring Back the Trades
Episode 121: Bring Back the Trades
Bring Back the Trades' founder Steve Turner and executive director Stephanie Brown share the mission behind their nonprofit that educates young students about careers in the trades and the resources available to them. Learn more at bringbackthetrades.org.
28:47
June 30, 2022
Episode 120: When Life Gives You Lemons, Build a Brand
Episode 120: When Life Gives You Lemons, Build a Brand
Jeff and Amanda sit down with Phil and Nick Mastroianni, owners of Fabrizia Spirits in Salem, NH, who share their story behind the company's  award-winning (and family-approved) limoncello and ready-to-drink canned cocktails.  
25:59
June 22, 2022
Episode 119: Navigating the New Business Culture with Dan Weeks
Episode 119: Navigating the New Business Culture with Dan Weeks
As a follow-up to last week's NextGen NH webinar, Dan Weeks of ReVision Energy joins us to share his thoughts on the discussion of navigating the new business culture and how companies can elevate their employees' voices with societal issues such as mental health and social justice.  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.
30:31
June 15, 2022
Episode 118: Legislative Review with David Juvet
Episode 118: Legislative Review with David Juvet
NHBR Editor Jeff Feingold and Associate Editor Amanda Andrews discuss the recent legislative session with David Juvet, senior vice president of the Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire, focusing on bills that highlight employer challenges such as workforce housing, Covid vaccine/mask mandates and more. 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.
26:28
June 09, 2022
Episode 117: Worsening Shortage in Housing with Phil Sletten
Episode 117: Worsening Shortage in Housing with Phil Sletten
Phil Sletten, senior policy analyst for the NH Fiscal Policy Institute, speaks on the worsening housing shortage in NH, and reviews new data that shows how renters and homeowners are enduring cost burdens. 
25:23
June 02, 2022
Episode 116: Introducing Dr. Feingold
Episode 116: Introducing Dr. Feingold
NHBR Associate Editor Amanda Andrews speaks with Editor Jeff Feingold, who recently received an honorary doctorate from Granite State College, about the power of diversity in education and how educational pathways continue to evolve. For more inspiration, watch Jeff's commencement speech here: https://youtu.be/R_px4CP0IAU  Register for our June 8 NextGen webinar on navigating the new business culture at nhbr.com/events-awards/nextgen-nh/. 
22:09
May 26, 2022
Episode 115: The Geography of Bankruptcy
Episode 115: The Geography of Bankruptcy
Award-winning reporter for NH Business Review Bob Sanders offers insight into his article from the May 6 issue of NHBR on recent bankruptcy trends in New Hampshire and why certain towns have a higher filing rate than most.  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.
21:47
May 18, 2022
Episode 114: Breaking Through Mental Health Barriers
Episode 114: Breaking Through Mental Health Barriers
The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester's President & CEO Patricia Carty sits down with NHBR Editor Jeff Feingold and Associate Editor Amanda Andrews to discuss the importance of mental health in 2022, the barriers mental health professionals encounter, and how we can break down the stigma behind it.  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.
32:54
May 11, 2022
Episode 113: Becoming a B Corp with Anne Richardson
Episode 113: Becoming a B Corp with Anne Richardson
Anne Richardson, principal and media director of Richardson Media Group in Portsmouth, speaks with NHBR Editor Jeff Feingold and Associate Editor Amanda Andrews about how and why her company became the first B Corp-certified marketing agency in New Hampshire. She also touches on the benefits of B Corps for employees and the community, and why other businesses should follow suit. Thanks for tuning in!
25:41
May 04, 2022
Episode 112: Homebuyer Insights
Episode 112: Homebuyer Insights
NHBR's Editor Jeff Feingold and Associate Editor Amanda Andrews sit down with Genie Smith (NMLS #420288), vice president, lending market leader of neighborhood and community lending at Bank of America, about the new Homebuyer Insights report, with statistics that show single women in New Hampshire have a higher share of homeownership than single men. She also shares resources and programs for first-time homebuyers looking to enter the housing market. 
24:19
April 28, 2022
Episode 111: New Hampshire post-crossover legislative update
Episode 111: New Hampshire post-crossover legislative update
Reporter Bob Sanders talks with editor Jeff Feingold about the fate of key pieces of legislation that NH Business Review has been tracking this session. The topics include Covid vaccines, tax cuts, housing and energy. 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.
24:08
April 22, 2022
Episode 110: Inflation Nation
Episode 110: Inflation Nation
Brian Gottlob, director of the NH Economic Labor and Market Information Bureau, talks about the impacts of inflation on New Hampshire's economy and how consumers are being affected. 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.
36:49
April 14, 2022
Episode 109: Divisive Concepts Bill Is Bad for Business
Episode 109: Divisive Concepts Bill Is Bad for Business
Michelle Veasey, executive director of NH Businesses for Social Responsibility, speaks with NHBR Editor Jeff Feingold and Associate Editor Amanda Andrews about House Bill 544 on so called divisive concepts which prohibits and penalizes educators from teaching racism and sexism rampant in our country's history. Veasey explains how this bill tarnishes New Hampshire's brand as a welcoming state to live and work, and how that may affect our future workforce. 
24:37
April 07, 2022
Episode 108: Severance Pay Gaps Between Genders
Episode 108: Severance Pay Gaps Between Genders
NHBR Editor Jeff Feingold and Associate Editor Amanda Andrews sit down with Jennifer Griffith, associate professor of organizational behavior and management at UNH, to discuss her research on the severance pay gaps that exist between men and women, as well as her participation with Modern Work Lab (www.modernworklab.com). 
24:01
March 31, 2022
Episode 107: NH Business Ties to Russia & Ukraine
Episode 107: NH Business Ties to Russia & Ukraine
Award-winning reporter Bob Sanders speaks with Editor Jeff Feingold about a new story in the March 25 issue of NHBR that details a few businesses that import and export to Russia or Ukraine and what that means for NH's economy. Associate Editor Amanda Andrews also shares an inside look of an upcoming section in NHBR called Resilient NH, profiling business leaders in New Hampshire who overcame challenges and how they moved forward. 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.
23:11
March 24, 2022
Episode 106: Update on the Balsams Project with Developer Les Otten
Episode 106: Update on the Balsams Project with Developer Les Otten
With a new investor entering the fold, the long-awaited Balsams redevelopment will be a new North Country getaway for Granite Staters, hopefully in late 2023, early 2024. NHBR Editor Jeff Feingold and Associate Editor Amanda Andrews sit down with developer Les Otten to get the lowdown on what's coming for the new project. 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.
29:33
March 16, 2022
Episode 105: Helping Businesses Thrive with Donna Morris
Episode 105: Helping Businesses Thrive with Donna Morris
Amanda Andrews, NHBR's associate editor, sits down with Donna Morris, president of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce, to discuss some of the workforce initiatives the chamber has created in Salem to bridge the skill gaps in various industries. From the formation of the Commerce Corridor to creating a high-quality tourism package for a "Price Is Right" winner, Donna and her colleagues have been busy providing resources to businesses and residents alike. 
22:41
March 09, 2022
Episode 104: NH Children's Trust launches NH Family NOW podcast
Episode 104: NH Children's Trust launches NH Family NOW podcast
Nathan Fink, director of advancement for NH Children's Trust, speaks with NHBR editors Jeff Feingold and Amanda Andrews about the organization's NH Family NOW podcast, which chronicles the ups and downs of parenting. A new feature on the podcast, "Businesses that Build Family," will include interviews with NH business leaders around the state who support NH workers and families.
20:17
March 03, 2022
Episode 103: Renewable Natural Gas Opportunities
Episode 103: Renewable Natural Gas Opportunities
NHBR's award-winning reporter, Bob Sanders, speaks on the newest opportunities available that may help initiate production for renewable natural gases in New Hampshire, thanks to measures like Senate Bill 424. 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.
26:12
February 23, 2022
Episode 102: Anthem President on 32 Years With the Company, Industry Changes, Coming Retirement
Episode 102: Anthem President on 32 Years With the Company, Industry Changes, Coming Retirement
Lisa Guertin, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire, who’s retiring from the job in March, talks about her 32 years with the company and the momentous changes she’s seen in the insurance and health care industries in that time. 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.
27:23
February 16, 2022
Episode 101: The Other Housing Crisis
Episode 101: The Other Housing Crisis
NH Business Review editors Jeff Feingold and Amanda Andrews discuss Amanda's new story on the state's other housing crisis: a shortage of housing for people with disabilities. The problem is so acute that individuals are being sent to other states to be housed, in some cases separating them from families and communities. 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.
22:22
February 09, 2022
Episode 100: How Franklin Pierce University Helps Business With Workforce Needs
Episode 100: How Franklin Pierce University Helps Business With Workforce Needs
NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold and associate editor Amanda Andrews talk with Heather LaDue, executive director of professional programs and partnerships at Franklin Pierce University, who puts together partnerships with employers to meet their ever-changing needs. 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.
24:24
February 03, 2022
Episode 99: NH Economic Labor and Market Information Bureau head on 2022 Outlook
Episode 99: NH Economic Labor and Market Information Bureau head on 2022 Outlook
NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold talks all things economic with Brian Gottlob, director of the NH Economic Labor and Market Information Bureau, including the state of New Hampshire’s current economy and how 2022, in light of Covid and supply chain concerns, appears to be shaping up. 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.
36:44
January 27, 2022
Episode 98: Horgan on the NH Impact of Global Supply Chain Disruptions
Episode 98: Horgan on the NH Impact of Global Supply Chain Disruptions
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold talks with Tim Horgan, executive director of the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, about how the global supply chain disruption predates the current pandemic by at least a decade. The problem doesn't have an easy solution, with long timelines for building new ports, training new truckers and a rapidly expanding e-commerce field. The World Affairs Council will be exploring this challenge through a variety of upcoming events. 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.
26:50
January 19, 2022
Episode 97: What does the NH Legislature have in store for businesses in 2022?
Episode 97: What does the NH Legislature have in store for businesses in 2022?
NH Business Review’s Jeff Feingold and Bob Sanders go over some of the key pieces of business-related legislation being sponsored by New Hampshire lawmakers this session – including a slew of Covid bills and various workplace and energy measures.
26:12
January 12, 2022
Episode 96: Regional Economic Development Center head talks business growth, job creation
Episode 96: Regional Economic Development Center head talks business growth, job creation
Laurel Adams, president of the Raymond-based Regional Economic Development Center, discusses her organization’s efforts to help grow businesses and create jobs in New Hampshire, including its New Americans Fund, which supports new American business owners. 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.
22:50
January 05, 2022
Episode 95: What’s in store for the NH economy in 2022?
Episode 95: What’s in store for the NH economy in 2022?
NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold talks with staff writer Bob Sanders about what he learned after talking with Granite State businesspeople and economists on their expectations for the New Hampshire economy in 2022. 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.
23:29
December 29, 2021
Episode 94: Tom Raffio Shares Principles for Leadership and Strategy During Crisis, Discusses His New Book
Episode 94: Tom Raffio Shares Principles for Leadership and Strategy During Crisis, Discusses His New Book
Northeast Delta Dental President and CEO Tom Raffio joins NH Business Review Publisher Ernesto Burden to talk about some of the key lessons in Tom's new book, Prepare For Crisis, Plan To Thrive. Stick around to the end when Tom reveals the three components of his secret sauce for success in business and leadership. 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.
34:50
December 22, 2021
Episode 93: Duprey and Volinsky On Civic Engagement, Civility
Episode 93: Duprey and Volinsky On Civic Engagement, Civility
This week NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold talks with Steve Duprey and Andru Volinsky, two well-known NH civic leaders from different sides of the political aisle, about a recent op-ed they cowrote on civic engagement. They discuss their longtime friendship (despite great political differences) and how they think discourse can improve in the state and nationwide. 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.
33:26
December 15, 2021
Episode 92: BANKW's Alexander provides guidance on recruiting in these tough times
Episode 92: BANKW's Alexander provides guidance on recruiting in these tough times
NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold talks with Jason Alexander, managing partner at the BANKW staffing and recruitment company, about what employers can and should do to navigate through the extremely difficult employee recruitment and retention landscape. 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.
27:17
December 08, 2021
Episode 91: Sam Evans-Brown on PUC Decision to Cut Energy-Efficiency Funding
Episode 91: Sam Evans-Brown on PUC Decision to Cut Energy-Efficiency Funding
NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold talks with  Sam Evans-Brown,  executive director of the nonprofit Clean Energy New Hampshire, about the potential ramifications of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to cut energy efficiency program funding by more than 50 percent, including efficient-energy-contractor job losses, and the lawsuit Clean Energy New Hampshire filed this week to stay the cuts. 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.
29:35
December 01, 2021
Episode 90: Pre-Holiday Travel Roundup
Episode 90: Pre-Holiday Travel Roundup
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold and Publisher Ernesto Burden talk holiday pandemic travel, COVID numbers, labor shortages, supply chain issues and more in this pre-holiday episode. 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.
24:35
November 24, 2021
Episode 89: Employees Finding ACA An Alternative To Group Healthcare
Episode 89: Employees Finding ACA An Alternative To Group Healthcare
NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold and award-winning staff writer Bob Sanders break down a Bob's recent story on a new trend in healthcare. As an outgrowth of the Affordable Care Act, and subsequent measures and subsidies, more and more people are finding the individual market an affordable alternative to employer-provided healthcare. As large and small group health insurance markets shrink, and more new products come online, small group markets are at particular risk.  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.
23:12
November 17, 2021
Episode 88: Dartmouth-Hitchcock and NH Legal Assistance Form New Medical-Legal Partnership
Episode 88: Dartmouth-Hitchcock and NH Legal Assistance Form New Medical-Legal Partnership
Holly Gaspar of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Chelsie Rommell of NH Legal Assistance discuss a new medical-legal partnership being launched in the Upper Valley and Sullivan County. The two-year pilot project will identify health disparities in those communities and make civil legal assistance accessible to young families in need in those communities. 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.
23:04
November 11, 2021
Episode 87: What do the Pandora Papers have to do with New Hampshire?
Episode 87: What do the Pandora Papers have to do with New Hampshire?
NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold talks with staff writer Bob Sanders about New Hampshire’s trust laws, which were modeled after South Dakota’s – the state that figures prominently in the Pandora Papers leaks as an international haven for sometimes nefarious money held in foreign trusts set up people looking to avoid taxes and scrutiny. 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.
25:21
November 03, 2021
Episode 86: Inside New Hampshire's Telehealth Push
Episode 86: Inside New Hampshire's Telehealth Push
NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold talks with Jim Monahan, Founder of the NH Telehealth Alliance and Deb Fournier, the organization's policy advisor, about their case that NH needs to normalize telehealth and provide long-term regulatory support for telehealth initiatives and the companies investing in them, replacing temporary initiatives created to address the pandemic. They also discuss the upcoming Public Policy Summit slated for Nov. 19. Learn more at https://www.nhtelehealthalliance.org. 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.
27:11
October 28, 2021
Episode 85: Taylor Caswell explains how CEDRs can help implement broad state economic development strategies locally
Episode 85: Taylor Caswell explains how CEDRs can help implement broad state economic development strategies locally
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold talks with Taylor Caswell, Commissioner of the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs, about the department’s Collaborative Economic Development Regions (CEDRs). Caswell explains how CEDRs came about and how they correct for an economic development infrastructure in New Hampshire that’s not “tuned for deep collaboration and common direction.” The CEDRs, he says will help create a ground for collaboration so broad state economic development strategies can be implemented locally. They also dig into some ways Caswell says the state can bring more workers to New Hampshire. 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.
23:57
October 21, 2021
Episode 84: Sharron McCarthy on the Power of Powered By Women
Episode 84: Sharron McCarthy on the Power of Powered By Women
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold and Girls Inc. CEO (and former NH Business Review publisher) Sharron McCarthy discuss NHBR's upcoming Powered by Women event. Sharron reflects, as both the event's founder and a panelist this year, on what makes it such a moving event for speakers and attendees. 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.
25:07
October 14, 2021
Episode 83: An Update On Live Events; A Look Inside The ARMI Tissue Foundry
Episode 83: An Update On Live Events; A Look Inside The ARMI Tissue Foundry
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold and Publisher Ernesto Burden talk about the Oct. 6 Business Excellence Awards event, the high in-person turnout, and the outlook for events going forward in the age of COVID. Then, after the break, they dive into Burden's upcoming NH Business Review story on the latest from Dean Kamen's ARMI project and the potential for Manchester to become the hub of the nascent biofab industry. 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.
29:58
October 08, 2021
Episode 82: John Mortimer on Building a New Hampshire Running Empire
Episode 82: John Mortimer on Building a New Hampshire Running Empire
This week, NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold and Publisher Ernesto Burden, both running geeks themselves, chat with John Mortimer, founder of Millennium Running. They discuss how John grew a ubiquitous, vertically-integrated running event and retail business out of a single, ad hoc race on New Year's Eve back in 1999. They also talk about how the company's commitment to community partnerships and charity have played a role in its success. 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.
33:26
September 30, 2021
Episode 81: Anthony Payton Seeks Common Ground With New Podcast
Episode 81: Anthony Payton Seeks Common Ground With New Podcast
Brooklyn-born, New Hampshire-based writer Anthony Payton joins NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold to discuss Payton's newly launched Common Ground Initiative podcast. The podcast aims to explore "what unites us, not divides us," and break down preconceptions that people may have of each other, based on Payton's own experiences as a Black man in New Hampshire. The podcast and columns by Payton are available at the Granite State https://www.collaborativenh.org/common-ground-initiative. 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.
30:05
September 22, 2021
Episode 80: Building A Workforce Pipeline In The NH Auto Industry
Episode 80: Building A Workforce Pipeline In The NH Auto Industry
NH Business Review Publisher Ernesto Burden talks with leaders from the NH Automobile Dealers Association and a recently graduated automotive technician about an innovative scholarship program the NHADA has developed to promote auto tech careers to high and college students. Joining the discussion are NHADA President Pete McNamara, Mike Kopp, who sits on the NHADA board and is a partner at Northcountry Ford, and Jason Blanc, a newly minted technician at Autofair Ford. 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.
24:37
September 17, 2021
Episode 79: How VETRN MBA provides free high-level biz training to veterans
Episode 79: How VETRN MBA provides free high-level biz training to veterans
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold talks with Leland Goldberg, founder of VETRN MBA. VETRN, which stands for Veteran Entrepenural Training Resource Network, is a high-level business training program that’s entirely free to military veteran business owners. Over the course of the training, entrepreneurs gain the resources, mentorship, skills and training to grow their businesses. They discuss the program's 7-year history, success stories, and how to get involved. Learn more at https://vetrn.org. 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.
25:46
September 10, 2021
Episode 78: Graham "Gray" Chynoweth On Taking Minim Public, Leadership, Culture And More
Episode 78: Graham "Gray" Chynoweth On Taking Minim Public, Leadership, Culture And More
Minim CEO Graham "Gray" Chynoweth joins NH Business Review's Jeff Feingold and Ernesto Burden for a wide ranging conversation on taking Minim public and growing the company, productivity and growth habits, leadership, and his vision for company culture. 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.
33:57
September 01, 2021
Episode 77: How an NH-based team’s app could solve the hiring problem for restaurants
Episode 77: How an NH-based team’s app could solve the hiring problem for restaurants
NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold talks with Fliptable founder Kassandra Pike and her core team. They discuss how their new app aims to solve the problem of hiring in the restaurant community, talk about their process, and how they believe the “Bumble of the restaurant industry” can make huge difference in recruiting.  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.
28:18
August 26, 2021
Episode 76: Deo Mwano on Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Team
Episode 76: Deo Mwano on Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Team
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold talks with Deo Mwano, owner of Deo Mwano Consultancy, about an upcoming piece he's written for NHBR on how companies need to think beyond recruiting diverse candidates to how to create a culture that optimizes retention of a diverse workforce. 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.
28:08
August 19, 2021
Episode 75: Unpacking the complexities of NH's interstate tax battles
Episode 75: Unpacking the complexities of NH's interstate tax battles
This week NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold, newly back at the mic after vacation, talks with Leanne Scott, JD, LL.M., a senior manager in Baker Newman Noyes' tax practice. They discuss the Supreme Court's recent decision not to hear the case on whether NH residents working from home for Massachusetts companies should have to pay MA income tax. They dig into the implications, and other thorny issues created by having such different state tax structures in two adjoining states. 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.
24:28
August 11, 2021
Episode 74: Miriam Carter, the Return of the Craftsmen’s Fair, and the NH Creative Economy
Episode 74: Miriam Carter, the Return of the Craftsmen’s Fair, and the NH Creative Economy
NH Business Review Publisher Ernesto Burden talks with League of NH Craftsmen Executive Director Miriam Carter for a preview of the 88th Annual Craftsmen's Fair, to be held at Mount Sunapee Aug. 7-15, a dive into the overall impact of the creative economy in New Hampshire, and a glimpse into Miriam's own history as a fourth-generation felt maker. 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.
23:46
August 04, 2021
Episode 73: Diversity In NH Corporate Leadership
Episode 73: Diversity In NH Corporate Leadership
NH Business Review Publisher Ernesto Burden talks with writer Bob Sanders about his recent story diversity in corporate leadership, nationally and in New Hampshire. They discuss the national "Missing Pieces" report and then dive into what Bob found when he looked at New Hampshire companies. 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.
16:09
July 29, 2021
Episode 72: JPMorgan Chase Says Business Leaders Optimism At Record High
Episode 72: JPMorgan Chase Says Business Leaders Optimism At Record High
NH Business Review Publisher Ernesto Burden talks with JPMorgan Chase Vice President Tom Cunningham and Executive Market Director of Banking Laura Cortese about their latest Business Outlook Pulse Survey, which shows business  leaders at their most optimistic in the 11 years since the survey's  inception. They also dig into industry segments where the outlook isn't  as rosy, and look at some of the big challenges businesses face,  including supply chain and workforce issues. In addition, they discuss  JPMorgan's ambitious new branch opening plans in New Hampshire, Maine  and Vermont. 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.
25:27
July 22, 2021
Episode 71: What the heck is an NFT?
Episode 71: What the heck is an NFT?
NH Business Review Publisher Ernesto Burden attempts to guide Editor Jeff Feingold through the murky maze of NFTs – non-fungible tokens. What are they? How do they work? Most of all, why are people are spending millions of dollars on them? Does Ernesto succeed, or is Jeff still lost? Check out the podcast to find out. 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.
30:02
July 15, 2021
Episode 70: Exploring Strategies For The New Hybrid Workplace
Episode 70: Exploring Strategies For The New Hybrid Workplace
Ilona Davis, Business & Technology Advisory Principal at Baker Newman Noyes, joins NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold to discuss strategy and optimization for the new, post-pandemic hybrid workplace. They dig into why it's important for each business to identify its goals and strategies before crafting a policy that will support those, rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach. They also discuss the pros and cons of remote working, and the downside of interacting solely through technology. 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.
26:39
July 08, 2021
Episode 69: Ted Kitchens on The Impact and Opportunity of Spirit Joining MHT
Episode 69: Ted Kitchens on The Impact and Opportunity of Spirit Joining MHT
Director of Aviation at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport Ted Kitchens joins NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold to talk about what’s happening at the airport, especially the recent addition of Spirit Airlines and potential markets that airline may grow to out of Manchester. 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.
25:58
June 29, 2021
Episode 68: How A New Local Company Is Looking To Drive Down Healthcare Costs
Episode 68: How A New Local Company Is Looking To Drive Down Healthcare Costs
NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold talks with Andy Vailas, COO of Bazar, a new company looking to work with businesses, especially self-insured businesses, to create savings on health care by allowing employees to shop for the best deals on procedures at through a variety of providers. Jeff draws a comparison to Airbnb or Uber - for healthcare. And Andy points out that, underlying the shop-around concept, "cost has no correlation to quality in healthcare." 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.
30:16
June 23, 2021
Episode 67: A Look Inside An NH Nursing Home During COVID
Episode 67: A Look Inside An NH Nursing Home During COVID
This week NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold talks with Brendan Williams, CEO of the New Hampshire Health Care Association, and David Ross, Administrator of the Hillsborough County Nursing Home, about what their organizations went through - and are still going through - battling to keep their facilities safe from COVID. They also tackle the current state of caregiver recruitment and talk solutions to the shortage of these essential workers. 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.
33:12
June 16, 2021
Episode 66: Palace Theatres CEO Peter Ramsey On Reopening, Leadership
Episode 66: Palace Theatres CEO Peter Ramsey On Reopening, Leadership
This week, NH Business Review Publisher Ernesto Burden sits down (in person!) with Palace Theatres President and CEO Peter Ramsey to hear about how the venue reopenings are going, how the Palace Theatres weathered the long shutdown financially, and Peter's observations on leadership in during crisis.  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.
30:08
June 09, 2021
Episode 65: Reardon On The Impact Of New Hampshire Gives
Episode 65: Reardon On The Impact Of New Hampshire Gives
NH Business Review Publisher Ernesto Burden talks this week with Kathleen Reardon, CEO of the New Hampshire Center For Non Profits, about the upcoming 24-hour New Hampshire Gives (nhgives.org) event June 8-9. Last year the event set donation and participation records, and Kathleen is optimistic about this year's prospects. They also discuss the current state of New Hampshire non-profits and trends in that space. 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.
30:55
June 02, 2021
Episode 64: New NESN Show Highlights New Hampshire Life
Episode 64: New NESN Show Highlights New Hampshire Life
This week, NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold talks with Kate Sullivan, producer and host of the new show New Hampshire Life and communications director at White Birch Communications. They talk about the show, its production and goals, and the communities that will be highlighted in the upcoming season. 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.
26:40
May 27, 2021
Episode 63: How can employers encourage their teams to get vaccinated? The legality of incentives and more
Episode 63: How can employers encourage their teams to get vaccinated? The legality of incentives and more
Jennifer Parent, McLane Middleton's Director and Chair of the Litigation Department, discusses with NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold how companies can communicate and educate employees on why it’s important that they get vaccinated. She also discusses the legal issues around employers providing financial incentives for getting vaccinated, or setting vaccination as an employment requirement.  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.
24:30
May 19, 2021
Episode 62: Hitchcock on the Synergy Between Art and Business in Manchester
Episode 62: Hitchcock on the Synergy Between Art and Business in Manchester
This week Elizabeth Hitchcock, co-owner of The Factory, The Bookery and Orbit Group, joins NH Business Review editor Jeff Feingold and publisher Ernesto Burden to talk about the intersection between art and business. She digs into the many art-and-culture oriented projects the Orbit Group has underway and paints a vision for a post-pandemic blooming of demand for immersive, experiential art in Manchester. 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.
25:28
May 12, 2021
Episode 61: Should NH Tax PPP Loans?
Episode 61: Should NH Tax PPP Loans?
NH Business Review writer Bob Sanders takes editor Jeff Feingold through the complexities of the impact taxing PPP loans would have on various businesses, the total amount it could mean for the state in revenue, and the debate over what to do next. 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.
22:01
May 06, 2021
Episode 60: Flight Simulation & TSA Prechecks, Cunningham Business Lifts Off
Episode 60: Flight Simulation & TSA Prechecks, Cunningham Business Lifts Off
Steve Cunningham, owner of the SBA’s New Hampshire Veteran Owned Business of the Year in 2020, talks to editor Jeff Feingold about how and why he built National Flight Simulator in Manchester, about the many services they developed, and Jeff waxes poetic about the convenience of TSA PreCheck. 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.
17:56
April 29, 2021
Episode 59: Why NH Businesses Are Opposing ‘Divisive Concepts’ Bill, HB544
Episode 59: Why NH Businesses Are Opposing ‘Divisive Concepts’ Bill, HB544
NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold discusses why many businesses and business organizations in the state are rallying opposition to HB55. He’s joined by Northeast Delta Dental CEO Tom Raffio, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Vice President of Government Relations Matthew Houde and Executive Director of New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility Michelle Veasey, who all weigh in on why their organizations oppose the bill. 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.
28:17
April 21, 2021
Episode 58: Nixon Peabody Diversity Leader on what Businesses Should Know, Do
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
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 08, 2021
Episode 56: Stimulus Relief For New Businesses
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?
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
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
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
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 03, 2021
Episode 51: How Important Are Foreign-Owned Businesses To The NH Economy?
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?
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)
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
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 04, 2021
Episode 47: Secrets Behind Great Virtual Events
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
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
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?
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 06, 2021
Episode 43: Details On The Next PPP And More COVID Relief News
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
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
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 09, 2020
Episode 40: Should PUC raise rates to improve energy efficiency? And what's the hiring climate right now?
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 02, 2020
Episode 39: Art & Augmented Reality at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
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?
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
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 04, 2020
Episode 36: Exploring Sustainability With New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility
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
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
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
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 07, 2020
Episode 32: How Downtowns Are Faring and a Look at the Current State of CEO Pay
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
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
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
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 09, 2020
Episode 28: Kyle York, CEO of York IE
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 02, 2020
Episode 27: What Was The Real NH Business Cost of The Pandemic?
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
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
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?
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 05, 2020
Episode 23: JP Morgan Midyear Outlook Asks: Can the Recovery Keep Its Momentum?
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
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
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
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 08, 2020
Down To Business 19: NH House Passes 75 Business-Related Bills On Last Day
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 01, 2020
Episode 18: New Hampshire's NASA Connection
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
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?
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
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 03, 2020
Reopening New Hampshire; and what's happening with the USPS?
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 01, 2020
Bankruptcy relief for small business: How the CARES act is expanding access to Chapter 11
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?
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
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 06, 2020
Down To Business Episode 10: How Are NH Investors Managing The Shut Down?
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
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
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
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
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 02, 2020
Down To Business Episode 5: Coronavirus Impact On NH Unemployment Trust Fund, Taxes And More
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
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
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
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 03, 2020
Down To Business Episode 1: Trash, BioMed and Taxes
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