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NH Business Newsreel: Nonprofit expands at Pease


November 16. 2017 3:06AM


PORTSMOUTH — Global Aquaculture Alliance, an international nonprofit that promotes environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture, plans to relocate within Pease International Tradeport, where it will lease 15,750 square feet in a new building under construction by Two International Group.

Jeff Fort, chief operations and financial officer for Global Aquaculture Alliance, said local staffing has grown from two to 35 during the past two years. He expects that to double during the next several years, according to a news release.

The building at 85 New Hampshire Ave. is expected to be ready by spring 2018, said Dan Plummer, president of Two International Group. The two-story building has 14,000 square feet remaining that can subdivided into suites as small as 2,500 square feet.

Global Aquaculture is currently located at 2 International Drive.

AutoFair launches giving campaign

MANCHESTER — The AutoFair Automotive Group has launched its annual Thanks For Giving Celebration at its eight locations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Throughout November, any time a customer purchases a new or used vehicle at one of the company’s dealerships, a portion of the proceeds will be given to a local charity, including the Emmaus Homeless Shelter in Haverill, Mass., the New Horizons for New Hampshire Food Kitchen in Manchester, the Merrimack Valley Food Bank in Lowell, Mass., the Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Exeter and Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter.

SBA sets regulatory round tables

The U. S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy is involved in Regulatory Reform efforts underway as a result of two regulatory executive orders:

• Executive Order 13771 — Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.

• Executive Order 13777 — Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda.

The office is hosting small business roundtables in order to hear from small businesses facing regulatory burdens.

The SBA is asking for business owners to suggest which federal agency regulations should be considered for reform or elimination, and which regulations are problematic for their business.

A roundtable will be held on Nov. 28 in Manchester. Small business owners can register to attend at https://tinyurl.com/yclbq7h9


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