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February 24, 2021 27 min

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...

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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 growt...

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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...

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February 4, 2021 25 min

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 office...

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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 b...

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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, vis...

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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.

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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.t...

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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.

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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.

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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.co...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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November 4, 2020 22 min

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Bedfo...

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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.

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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 (...

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