Press Releases

 

Sunday
Sep062009

SBA - U.S. Small Business Administration Veteran Representative Available for FREE Business Development Assistance 

WHO: Miguel Moralez, Veterans Business Development Officer promoting business ownership for veterans, financing options to start or grow a business, managing and expanding a business.

 

WHAT: A Veterans Business Development Officer from the New Hampshire District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration, will be available at the Amoskeag Business Incubator to provide the military community members full access to the SBA’s range of programs and services, including thebenefits of SBA’s Patriot Express program for veterans. No appointment is necessary.

 

WHEN: Friday, September 30, 2009 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Friday, October 30, 2009 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Monday, November 30, 2009 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: Amoskeag Business Incubator – 33 South Commercial Street- Manchester, NH

 

In just two year’s time, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Patriot Express Pilot Loan Initiative has supported more than $315 million in loans to more than 3,750 veterans and their spouses who are using the SBA-guaranteed funds to establish and expand their small businesses.

 

Patriot Express, launched June 28, 2007, builds on the more than $1 billion in loans SBA guarantees annually for veteran-owned businesses, and the counseling assistance and procurement support it provides each year to more than 200,000 veterans, service-disabled veterans and Reserve members.

 

Patriot Express is a streamlined loan product based on the agency’s highly successful SBA Express Program, but with enhanced guaranty and interest rate characteristics. The Patriot Express loan is offered by SBA’s network of participating lenders nationwide and features one of SBA’s fastest turnaround times for loan approvals. Loans are available up to $500,000 and qualify for SBA’s maximum guaranty of up to 90 percent.

 

Patriot Express is available to military community members including veterans, service-disabled veterans, active-duty service members participating in the military’s Transition Assistance Program, Reservists and National Guard members, current spouses of any of the above, and the widowed spouse of a service member or veteran who died during service, or of a service-connected disability.

 

The Patriot Express loan can be used for most business purposes, including start-up, expansion, equipment purchases, working capital, inventory or business-occupied real-estate purchases. Details on the initiative can be found at www.sba.gov/patriotexpress.

 

The SBA and its Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD) provides comprehensive assistance, outreach and support to veterans. Each year the SBA assists more than 200,000 veterans, service-disabled veterans and reservists. Go to www.sba.gov/vets.

 

For more information, please contact Miguel Moralez in SBA’s Concord, NH office at (603) 225-1601 or via email at miguel.moralez@sba.gov. For a full array of SBA services and information offered by the SBA under the Recovery Act, visit our web page at www.sba.gov.

 

Saturday
Sep052009

Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta's public schedule (September 5-13, 2009) 

Monday, September 7, 2009 – (LABOR DAY – CITY OFFICES CLOSED)

 

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

5:00 p.m. – SEA Engineers open house; 2 Wall St.; Manchester

7:00 p.m. – MCTV/MCAM Task Force public hearing; Aldermanic Chambers; One City Hall Plaza; Manchester

 

Friday, September 11, 2009

9:00 a.m. – September 11 remembrance ceremony; Green Acres School; 100 Aurore Ave.; Manchester

4:00 p.m. – Somerville Street neighborhood watch walk with Manchester Police Chief David Mara; Manchester Fire Station 7; 679 Somerville St.; Manchester

 

Please contact Mark Laliberte at (603) 624-6500 or mlaliberte@manchesternh.gov for more information about any of these events.

 

Saturday
Sep052009

NRCC - Unemployment Escalates to 9.7% as Carol Shea-Porter Continues to Defend Jobless Recovery  

New August Unemployment Numbers Prove that Democrats’ Policies Still Aren’t Working, Leaves Middle Class Families Asking: “Where are the Jobs?”

 

Washington- Unemployment numbers for August increased to 9.7%, confirming that Carol Shea-Porter’s continued support for her party leaders’ destructive economic agenda has done nothing to help the ailing economy. More than six months after Shea-Porter voted for the failed $787 billion ‘stimulus’ plan, which passed a mountain of new debt onto New Hampshire families and promised to create new jobs, the country has yet to see any indication of job growth.

 

“With more than six months under her belt, Carol Shea-Porter has had ample time to take the first steps to turning our economy around,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Middle-class New Hampshire families are suffering to maintain their livelihoods as Shea-Porter continues to defend the Democrats’ so-called “stimulus,” which still hasn’t yielded any results. Now, with the August unemployment rate at an astronomical 9.7%, Shea-Porter still needs to answer the fundamental question: ‘Where are the jobs?’”

 

Today, the Department of Labor announced that an additional 216,000 Americans lost their jobs in August. The national unemployment rate rose yet again in August and reached a 26-year high of 9.7 percent, exceeding economists’ expectations.

 

According to Bloomberg, the country’s dire economic situation is expected to continue for the foreseeable future:

 

“The jobless rate was projected to rise to 9.5 percent. Forecasts ranged from 9.3 percent to 9.8 percent. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg last month projected the jobless rate will reach 10 percent by early 2010 and average 9.8 percent for all of next year.” (Timothy R. Homan, “U.S. Jobless Rate Rises to 9.7%, Highest Since 1983, Bloomberg, 09/04/2009)

 

With no real progress to show since January, Carol Shea-Porter and Democrat leaders owe New Hampshire families an explanation. How much higher does unemployment have to rise before she will finally make her constituents a higher priority than Nancy Pelosi’s political agenda?

 

 

Saturday
Sep052009

NRN - Cass Sunstein Gets Crazier, Stop Him Now! 

For the last couple of weeks we have been blasting Cass Sunstein on NetRight Nation. Many of you have also picked up the sword and begun fighting this Obama appointment as well.

 

Now, we need to really stand up. The Senate will be coming back into session next week and Harry Reid has already mentioned that he wants to make confirming Sunstein one of his first priorities. We CANNOT let this happen.

 

Check out this story today on Sunstein from Matt Cover at CNS News titled "Obama Regulation Czar Advocated Removing People's Organs Without Explicit Consent." If this doesn't make you pick up a phone and call your Senator, I don't know what will. We need to be blasting this information to all corners of the internet.

 

PLEASE WRITE TO YOUR SENATOR NOW TO STOP CASS SUNSTEIN.

 

Saturday
Sep052009

Daily Grind: Pulling the Trigger on ObamaCare 

Pulling the Trigger on ObamaCare
One way or another, Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi will trigger socialized medicine upon the American people.

 

Cass Sunstein: The Regulatory Czar from Hell
The fears surround Barack Obama's radical appointment to regulatory czar are both widespread—and justified.