New Hampshire Business Newsreel
Dunkin' Donuts ? collecting food
About 200 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants throughout New Hampshire are collecting food for those in need through Thursday. Guests are encouraged to drop off nonperishable food in a designated Food Drive box at participating Dunkin' Donuts stores. All donations will go directly to The New Hampshire Food Bank and its agency partners.
Concentra expands urgent care services
Concentra, a subsidiary of Humana Inc., has expanded operational services to New Hampshire patients in Concord at 1 Pillsbury St. and in Manchester at 1279 South Willow St.
The centers have extended weekday hours to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and added weekend hours to both operations, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Formerly at 156 Harvey Road, the newly relocated Manchester facility at 1279 South Willow St. features 12 patient exam rooms, a spacious physical therapy area and digital X-ray technology.
Lodging execs are 'more positive'
DURHAM - U.S. lodging executives are more positive about present general business conditions, although they are less optimistic about the next 12 months, according to the University of New Hampshire Lodging Executives Sentiment Index for the month ending September 2012.
The index rose very slightly to 60.7 in September 2012 from 60.0 in August 2012.
Managed by the Department of Hospitality Management at the UNH Whittemore School of Business and Economics, LESI is based on a monthly survey of 20 lodging executives representing companies with more than 2.5 million hotel rooms - more than 55 percent of all U.S. rooms.
The LESI indices follow the Institute of Supply Management's Index method of tracking leading indicators. A LESI survey reading of greater than 50 indicates expansion whereas a reading below 50 indicates decline and the distance from 50 in either direction is indicating the strength of the expansion or decline.