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Friday
Sep192014

SNHU - Business Ownership for the Young At Heart 

Business Ownership for the Young At Heart

 
 
 

Are you 50 years young or more? Are you thinking about owning or growing a small business? Join us and AAPR NH for the Encore Entrepreneur Event to learn how to put your business dreams into action. 

The 90 minute forum will feature each phase of business owning, presented by business savvy speakers, including: 

  • Exploring Your Options: Phase I of Developing Your Business; Presented by Huge Curly, SBA
  • Formulating Your Plan: Phase II of Developing Your Business; Presented by MaryAnn Manoogian, Center for Women's Business Advancement
  • Opportunities For Growth: Phase II of Developing Your Business; Presented by Kerry Phrimmer, SCORE
  • Spicing It Up After Age 50: Lessons Learned, Resources Utilized; Presented by David Lucier, Claremont Spiced and Dry Goods

When: Tuesday, September 30th 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Where: SNHU Hospitality Center 2500 N River Rd Manchester NH 03106

This is a free event, but we ask that you register. (Space is limited).

Sponsored by: 

 
 
 
Friday
Sep192014

NH GOP - SHAHEEN SMALL BUSINESS EXPERIENCE WAS AT STORE SELLING STOLEN GOODS 

Dem Senator's Small Business Experience Was Co-Running Store that Sold Stolen Goods

Washington Free Beacon

CJ Ciaramella

September 18, 2014

http://freebeacon.com/politics/dem-senators-small-business-experience-was-co-running-store-that-sold-stolen-goods/

 

Throughout her political career, including during her current race against former GOP Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) has touted her experience as a small business owner. Shaheen's small business "experience" was co-running a store that once sold thousands of dollars-worth of stolen jewelry.

 

"As the former owner and manager of a small retail business, Senator Shaheen knows what it's like to worry about meeting payroll and inventory costs to keep a business going," the Issues section of her Senate website declares. Her Senate biography also describes her as a "former small business owner."

 

This week, the Shaheen campaign asked voters to compare Scott Brown's small business record against her own.

 

"New Hampshire voters know they can trust Jeanne Shaheen because she votes to put New Hampshire first, and the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act is the perfect example of that," Shaheen Campaign Manager Mike Vlacich said. "Scott Brown had the opportunity to vote on the exact same bill to help small businesses across the state, but he sided with Wall Street and big corporate interests and voted no. That's as clear of a contrast as you can get. Jeanne Shaheen votes to put New Hampshire first, and Scott Brown doesn't."

 

In 1969, Shaheen and her husband, Bill, cofounded and had a stake in "Bill & Bob's-A Sterling Example," a shop with locations in both New Hampshire and Maine that sold used jewelry, silver, and leather items. The business was co-owned by Bill Shaheen's brother-in-law, future state senator Bob Fennelly.

 

In 1980, police executed a search warrant at the Maine Bill and Bob's location in connection to an investigation of a burglary ring that authorities said had stolen up to $200,000 of property from 27 residences.

 

Fennelly was indicted for allegedly buying $11,000 of stolen jewelry from the burglars. Fennelly retained a lawyer, Robert Stein, who would later become a partner at Bill Shaheen's law firm.

 

"It was a known fact that Bill and Bob's would buy any silver and gold without asking many questions," one burglar told police, according to a Sep. 6, 1980 report by the Foster's Daily Democrat newspaper, which extensively covered the trial.

 

In an affidavit, one of the burglars said he was paid $6,000 for stolen jewelry by Fennelly over a two-day period. The burglars said that on another occasion he told Fennelly that he'd found several pieces of stolen jewelry on the beach by using a metal detector.

 

During the trial, the prosecution played a tape of an interview with Fennelly. He said "many persons worked in the shops," including "his wife, Margaret, at the York store and his mother-in-law, Josephine Shaheen, and his brother-in-law, Bill Shaheen, on weekends, at the Dover store."

 

Bill Shaheen testified in court that he sold his stake in the business to his sister Josephine in 1977, after President Jimmy Carter named him U.S. Attorney for the District of New Hampshire. He said he still occasionally worked at the store on weekends, according to the Foster's Daily Democrat.

 

The Shaheens were never charged or connected to the crimes.

 

Fennelly was convicted in New Hampshire on two felony counts of receiving stolen property and three identical counts in Maine.

 

The scandal destroyed Fennelly's political career. The Shaheens were never charged or connected to the crimes. The Maine Bill and Bob's location remains open.

 

On the campaign trail, in speeches, and in print, Shaheen cited her experience with Bill and Bob's as proof of her small business bona fides.

 

"I also understand the importance of small business on a very personal level because for the first eight years that my husband and I were married, we were involved in a partnership and a family business," said in 2004. "We had a very small business, a seasonal business in York Beach, Maine. But it was enough to teach me at a very personal gut level the issues that you deal with as business people. I had to deal with the personnel issues, with meeting the payroll, with paying the bills, paying the taxes, and all of the bureaucratic regulations that go along."

 

The Shaheen campaign did not return a call seeking comment.

Thursday
Sep112014

SNHU - Business Ownership for the Young At Heart 

Business Ownership for the Young At Heart

 
 
 

Is owning or growing a small business going to be the next chapter in your life? Join AARP NH and the CWBA for the Encore Entrepreneur Event to learn about the practical resources available to help you put your plans into action.

When: Tuesday, September 30th 9-11 am

Where: SNHU Hospitality Center 2500 N River Rd Manchester NH 03106

This is a free event but we ask that you register at http://redir.targetx.com/cgi-bin/email/redir.cgi?id=0001212815-141020218 as space is limited.

Sponsored by: 

 

 
 
 
Tuesday
Aug122014

CEI Today: Ex-Im Bank deadline, regulations vs small business, business vs labor, and more 

Monday, August 11, 2014
In the News Today

 

EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG


American Banker: The Case for Closing the Export-Import Bank

Another serious problem with Ex-Im and programs like it is corruption, which has gotten so bad that the House has launched an investigation. When government has a lot of money and power, it is natural for people to curry its favor.  > Read more

> Interview Ryan Young


 

REGULATIONS & SMALL BUSINESS - WAYNE CREWS

Red Tapeworm 2014: Small Businesses Beaten Down by Recordbreaking Federal Regulations


Upstarts and small firms take it on the chin when it comes to regulation. Neither can suck it up the way large companies do, especially when large companies seek out regulation, crony-style. Something called the Regulatory Flexibility Act directs federal agencies to assess their rules’ effects on small businesses.
> Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

CARBON TAX -  MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: Is British Columbia’s Carbon Tax a Model for the U.S.?

 

The chief reason BC is not an appropriate “model” for the U.S. is that the province’s geology, climate, and electric supply system are dissimilar to those of most American states. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis


 

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes

 

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Friday
Aug082014

CEI Today: Small business regulation, GOP + Uber, and a carbon tax model?

Friday, August 8, 2014
In the News Today

 

REGULATIONS & SMALL BUSINESS - WAYNE CREWS

Red Tapeworm 2014: Small Businesses Beaten Down by Recordbreaking Federal Regulations


Upstarts and small firms take it on the chin when it comes to regulation. Neither can suck it up the way large companies do, especially when large companies seek out regulation, crony-style. Something called the Regulatory Flexibility Act directs federal agencies to assess their rules’ effects on small businesses.
> Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

REPUBLICANS AND UBER - MARC SCRIBNER


CEI.org: Uber and Regulation: Pro-Business Is Not Pro-Market

“Republicans love Uber. Young urban voters love Uber. And Republicans hope that means young voters can learn to love the GOP.”

That was the opening line of Byron Tau and Kevin Robillard’s piece for Politico after the Republican Party rolled out a pro-Uber petition/prospecting campaign. Notice I say “pro-Uber” rather than “pro-market” or “free market.” > Read more

> Interview Marc Scribner

 

CARBON TAX -  MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: Is British Columbia’s Carbon Tax a Model for the U.S.?

 

The chief reason BC is not an appropriate “model” for the U.S. is that the province’s geology, climate, and electric supply system are dissimilar to those of most American states. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis


 


INTERNET SALES TAX - JESSICA MELUGIN

Austin-American Statesman: Beware of Internet sales tax

 

Texas is one of the nation’s best states for doing business, according to a recent CNBC survey. Lone Star lawmakers deserve credit for the pro-growth environment they’ve helped foster. But a bill now before the U.S. House of Representatives threatens this happy progress. > Read more


> Interview Jessica Melugin

 

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes

 

Sign Up for the Weekly Cooler Heads Digest!

Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest. Sign up today!

 

    

Saturday, 10am ET
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Tune in Saturday, August 9th or Monday, August 11th to RealClear Radio Hour with Bill Frezza and guests, Jeff Frazee & Jeffrey Tucker. 

 


 

CEI President Lawson Bader

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Operation Choke Point
the govt’s helicopter parent

 
I thought we frowned upon using physical force and intimidation to get our way?