Monday, May 20, 2013
A Hampton physical therapist who created revolutionary smartphone apps is a semifinalist in a $55K competition.
Six New Hampshire startups will compete for a prize package valued at over $55,000 courtesy of the Manchester Young Professionals Network, the state’s first and largest young professional network. The MYPN New Hampshire Startup Challenge is the state’s leading business plan competition that has awarded over $155,000 in cash and in-kind services to Granite State entrepreneurs over the past five years. The six semi-finalists, Regaalo, New England Culinary Center, Ustablize, Dreamy Paws, TechLok and Test Soup, will refine their business plans and make their pitch on May 21 at the abi Innovation Hub in Manchester. The event is open to the public. RSVP atwww.mypn.org. “More than 30 high-quality applications were submitted from across the state…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Saturday, May 18
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. Additional…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Local restaurants are participating in the statewide event, which is one of numerous things happening this weekend.
Looking for something fun to do on the Seacoast this weekend? Here are some ideas (and be sure to tell us about the things you did and show us the pictures you took by e-mailing Editor Kyle Stucker at Kyle.Stucker@Patch.com): 1. Enjoy the Start of Restaurant Week: Numerous Hampton and North Hampton businesses are participating in the second annual Restaurant Week in New Hampshire, which starts Friday and runs through May 24. Click here for a full list of the participating restaurants. 2. Take Part in a Weekend Full of History: From Town Hall Day to a concert and special event to benefit Centennial Hall and the Hampton Community Chorale's 375th anniversary-focused spring concert, there are plenty of family-friend events that tie into the …
A popular Hampton Beach destination has won a big commerce award for the fifth straight year.
Thursday, May 16
NEW YORK, NY, May 8, 2013 -- For the fifth consecutive year, Purple Urchin has been selected for the 2013 Best of Hampton Award in the Family Restaurants category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. Nationwide, only 1 in 1000 (less than one-tenth of 1%) 2013 Award recipients qualified as Five-Time Award Winners. Various sources of information were …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The cost of colonoscopies, MRIs, CT scans and mammograms can shift a lot from county to county.
It costs $1,950 for the average CT scan in Rockingham County—about $800 cheaper than the state average. The average prices of colonoscopies, mammograms, and MRIs in Rockingham County are also all lower than the state average. That's according to data from New Choice Health, a private company that encourages people to become smarter healthcare consumers. The four medical procedures mentioned above, however, are all more expensive in Rockingham County than in Hillsborough County, according to the data. These big regional differences have been in the news lately: As the Washington Post wrote, "One hospital charges $8,000 - another $38,000." Using the same data as the Post, The New York Times listed out the prices of a series of procedures in…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
This week's top story looks at a small business' progressing efforts to bring a dream to life at a historic location in town.
This Portsmouth home is next to Memorial Bridge.
This home at 117 Bow St. in Portsmouth on the Piscataqua River is going for $3.1 million. It has three bedroons, five bathrooms and is 5,616 square feet, according to its listing. More from Zillow: Quite simply, the finest riverfront home ever offered for sale in downtown Portsmouth. Seller combined multiple units (including former Warehouse Restaurant) to create this exquisite town home finished on four levels and serviced by a private elevator. Spectacular rooftop deck with hot tub and amazing views up and down the river. Top floor family room with custom mahogany bar area and den with gas fireplace. Three spectacular bedroom suites - each on a separate floor and each with a custom tiled bath. Nondescript front entrance insures privacy …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
A new federal database shows how hospitals around the country compare for care.
If you go to the emergency room at Exeter Hospital, how long will it take before you see a healthcare professional? The federal government says 53 minutes on average, which is worse than the state average of 35 minutes. Key measures of ER efficiency have been posted from hospitals across the country, according to a report by Cheryl Clark, of HealthLeaders Media. “With precious little fanfare, Uncle Sam...rolled out a big, fat database with seven measures comparing a service that many people—healthcare providers and patients alike—consider the most critical any hospital can provide,” Clark wrote. Data collected in 2011 and early 2012 also tracked things like how long it took for an ER patient with a broken bone to get pain medication, or …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Last week EZ introduced two new lines of electric bikes made to be as hip as they are fuel-efficient.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Looking for a sports car in Southern New Hampshire? Here are several local finds from anywhere between $25,000 and $91,000.
If you've always dreamed of owning a sports car or maybe that cliched mid-life crisis has you craving a flashy set of wheels, there are loads of options in a multitude of styles for realistically any price point. From $25,000 to $91,000, we've pulled together some local options to check out. Just win the lottery? In our travels among cars online we also stumbled across this Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe for a cool $507,800. 1. 2013 Scion FR-S - $25,255 This two-door 2013 Scion FR-S base model has a 2.0L H4 16V engine, automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Features include Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity, MP3 player, power everything, leather/metal interior trim. It has a firestorm red exterior and it is being sold by …