New Hampshire Business Newsreel
Small-business optimism ended the year slightly up from November at 93.9, but below the previous three mid-year readings of over 94 and six points below the pre-recession average, according to the National Federation of Independent Business’ latest index.
“The conditions in New Hampshire are probably a little better than they are nationally because there’s no big push for higher taxes,” NFIB New Hampshire State Director Bruce Berke said. “But that could change with costly new mandates like minimum wage that drive up costs for small businesses.”
BAE comments on $39M contract
NASHUA — BAE Systems in Nashua on Tuesday acknowledged a $39 million contracted with the U.S. Army for missile warning systems first announced by the Pentagon in October, when it also was reported by the New Hampshire Union Leader.
“Our Common Missile Warning System has been battle tested with more than 2,100 systems delivered and integrated on more than 30 different platform types,” said Bill Staib, director of Threat Management Solutions at BAE Systems.
The systems have already been installed on Apache, Kiowa, and Blackhawk aircraft in Afghanistan.
MANCHESTER — Dyn, which provides Internet performance solutions, was recognized as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in the United States, the Queen City company announced Tuesday.
“This award is a monument to the energy and passion that every individual brings with them daily to make Dyn a leader in employee culture as well as to the efforts of the management and culture teams,” Gray Chynoweth, Dyn chief operating officer, said. “Our goal is to act as a force for better workplace cultures across any industry.”
Achievers’ panel of 14 judges evaluated each applicant based on communication, leadership, culture, rewards and recognition, professional and personal growth, accountability and performance, vision and values, and corporate social responsibility.
CHICAGO — H. Ty Warner, the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies plush toys, avoided a prison sentence for hiding income from U.S. tax collectors in a Swiss bank account.