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NHDP - NEW WEB AD: Two Days Before Entering U.S. Senate Race, Brown Endorsed Offshoring American Jobs As Business Strategy 

While New Hampshire Has Suffered From The Highest Percentage Of Jobs Lost To China, Brown Profited From Role With Company That Sent Jobs Overseas
Manchester, NH – Just 48 hours before he entered the U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire, Scott Brown endorsed relying on low cost manufacturing bases in China and Mexico as a business strategy, that is the message in a new web ad released by the New Hampshire Democratic Party today.  Brown collected more than a quarter of a million dollars from a company—Kadant, Inc.—that outsourced American jobs to China and Mexico. Independent studies report that New Hampshire has suffered the highest percentage of jobs lost to China. 

Documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 12th, 2014 show Brown signed documents that endorsed "using low cost manufacturing bases such as China and Mexico" to increase the company's bottom line.   Brown began his run for the U.S. Senate just two days later on March 14th.  

“Scott Brown raked in more than a quarter of a million dollars from Kadant, even though he knew the company had outsourced jobs and relied on low cost manufacturing bases in China and Mexico—it’s despicable,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. “In the Senate, Scott Brown voted to protect tax breaks that reward companies that move American jobs to places like China and Mexico.  Now he is cashing in on the board of a company that did just that.  Scott Brown is running for Scott Brown and his own bottom line—not New Hampshire.”

During yesterday’s Republican primary debate on WGIR's "New Hampshire Today," Scott Brown called Kadant a “very proud and good company” and insisted he would not resign from the Board, despite calls for him to do so from labor leaders representing tens of thousands of New Hampshire workers and their families.

“Brown is refusing to answer questions about his role with the company, and has insisted he will continue to sit on its Board. Not only does he know about Kadant’s history of outsourcing, but he’d like to continue to profit from his role there --even while he runs for Senate in New Hampshire. It’s unconscionable," added McClain.

This isn't the first time Scott Brown has been caught cashing in on his senate candidacy and selling reputation with a company at odds with New Hampshire values.  Earlier this summer, the Boston Globe reported that Brown was receiving $1.3 million in stock for joining the board of a shady penny stock, Global Digital Solutions, Inc. (GDSI), When questions arose about his ties to the beauty supply company turned arms manufacturer with no products and no manufacturing facilities and run by executives who were sued for securities fraud, Brown was forced to resign in disgrace.  

SNHU - And the winner is... 


And the Winner Is... 


The Center for Women’s Business Advancement at Southern New Hampshire University and our sponsors are pleased to announce the 2014 Tory C. Marandos Entrepreneurial Challenge winners!

Danyelle McCormick and Cristy Martel of Four Paws Inn took home this year’s first place package - $5,000 from the Marandos Family, accounting consulting services from Brayman, Houle, Keating & Albright, legal services from Devine Millimet, and a membership to Epiphanies’ AHA! Tribe. Four Paws Inn is a dog daycare and boarding facility located in Meredith, NH.




The $2,000 second prize from the Thibodeau was awarded to Jen Lutzen from High Street Farmhouse, an American style restaurant located in a turn of the century farmhouse in Goffstown,NH.


The other three finalists received $500 as honorable mentions:

Ann Connor and CS Wurzberger from Wildly Profitable Businesses, which provides business professionals with comprehensive and affordable business advancement tools so they can grow their businesses.



Ken and Shelley Fajans from Road Ink, an on-demand personalized printing company that fills the gap between premade bumper stickers and expensive custom automobile decals.

Cheryl Hajjar and Amy Perreault from Indigo Pixies, multi-cultural fairies that help children build the confidence they need to


NH House Republican Leader Reacts to NH Ranking 30 th in CNBC’s Top States for Business 

Concord- House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) released the following statement in reaction to CNBC’s recently published ranking of the top states to do business. CNBC ranked New Hampshire 30th in the nation to do business, slipping from 27th in 2013.

House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)

“New Hampshire’s strength has always been attracting and retaining business. This should serve as a red flag that the next legislature must work diligently to improve New Hampshire’s business climate in order to ensure the high ranking we enjoyed in previous years. Republicans have fought back as the current majority sought to suspend several business initiatives that were passed by the previous legislature, however the majority continued to over spend and over regulate businesses in New Hampshire causing us to slip from 19th to 27th in 2013 and 27th to 30th in 2014. This is unacceptable.”

“There should be a serious focus on making this state more business friendly. We should be meeting with businesses to see what they need to thrive in New Hampshire, and not pass laws based on what we think they need. We need to compete regionally and nationally in order for businesses to locate, grow and create jobs here in New Hampshire. Our long term economic viability depends on it.”


NH HRA Comments on New Hampshire’s Drop From the Top Half of the Country to the Bottom Half in CNBC’s Ranking of Top States for Business 

The House Republican Alliance issued the following statement in response to news that New Hampshire’s ranking on CNBC’s list of best states for business has continued to slide under the Democratic majority in the NH House of Representatives.
“In 2010 through 2012, the two years that the Republicans were in last a majority in the New Hampshire, we began the recovery from the prior overspending and over regulating under the then prior Democrat majority, which had dropped New Hampshire to near the middle of the country as a whole in CNBC’s ranking of states best for business.  In fact, we were able to bring New Hampshire up to the 19th position and the signs looked good for continued improvement.  Unfortunately, the current Democrat majority and their overspending and anti-business efforts have undermined our successes and caused New Hampshire to fall to 27th in the 2013 rankings and now to 30th in the 2014 ranking released by CNBC today.  If that Democrat majority and therefore this trend of dropping an average of over five positions a year continues to the end of the next term, New Hampshire will be below 40 in the rankings and in the company of Louisiana, West Virginia and Rhode Island as states businesses avoid,” said Rep. Bill O’Brien, Mont Vernon.
“This slide toward economic stagnation in New Hampshire will only end when we return to a state government that understands that if New Hampshire businesses have to pay more taxes than Massachusetts businesses, as they do now, and operate under an ever-increasing burden of California-style regulations, as again they do now, then they will not be able to produce the jobs and prosperity that once made New Hampshire the envy of its neighbors.  The time for change and reform is on us.”


Daniels For NH Senate - Attends BIA Roundtable 

State Representative Gary Daniels of Milford, a candidate for State Senate in District 11, participated in the 2014 Greater Nashua Area Business Roundtable Discussions held yesterday at Hitchiner Manufacturing Company in Milford. The event was sponsored by the Business and Industry Association and was held to solicit input from area business representatives relative to the economy, energy, the environment, health care, jobs and taxes. This input will be used to assist the BIA in formulating their 2015 legislative goals.
Daniels said of the roundtable, “There was a very good exchange of ideas and information that helped me to verify that my focus on jobs and the economy is accurate and that this area will be one of primary importance facing the state over the next two years. The identification of future jobs in the workforce as a major concern of business leaders enables me to proactively seek creative, responsible and common-sense solutions to address this concern, while contributing to the establishment of a pro-business and pro-economic growth environment in New Hampshire.”
Daniels has served on the House Labor Committee for 18 years. State Senate District 11 is comprised of the towns of Amherst, Merrimack, Milford and Wilton.