News : February 2010

Web site for recycled building stock starts today

Feb 9, 2010

 Featured in the Portsmouth Herald

Not long ago, I wrote about the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Dover, a very cool place where people can find recycled and overstocked building material. And one of my first columns was about the work of Sarah Brown and the Green Alliance, a Seacoast green business organization.

The two have teamed up with Los Angeles-based diggerslist.com to launch New Hampshire diggerslist, one of the few on the East Coast, in the august company of only Boston and New York.

The diggerslist.com Web site acts essentially as an online marketplace but deals with recycled building materials and anything related to the building trade.

To get newhampshire.diggerslist.com up and running, the ReStore has downloaded nearly its entire inventory onto the site. It's a model that's been used across the country, said diggerslist founder Matt Knox.

"So far, ReStores are our biggest partners. It's a perfect win-win fit for us and for them," he said. Read the full story here!

State, UNH team to help boost energy firms

Feb 8, 2010

Featured on NH.com

Paul Bemis runs a start-up company that is trying to market a program to help calculate the amount of heat and power generated by computers and to help cool them down to save energy costs.

He’s hoping a new partnership announced Wednesday to link businesses developing clean energy products with experts at the University of New Hampshire and potential investors will be just the funding boost he needs for Applied Math Modeling Inc. in Concord – now with just four employees who work from home. Read the full story here!

Granite State Program Designed to Spur Clean Energy Businesses

Feb 4, 2010

Featured in the Portsmouth Herald

Paul Bemis runs a startup company that is trying to market a program to help calculate the amount of heat and power generated by computers and to help cool them down to save energy costs. He's hoping a new partnership announced Wednesday to link businesses developing clean energy products with experts at the University of New Hampshire and potential investors will be just the funding boost he needs for Applied Math Modeling Inc. in Concord — now with just four employees who work from home. Read the full story here!

Go&Do: Mike McDonald's Comedy Xxtravaganza on tap for Music Hall

Feb 3, 2010

Featured in the Portsmouth Herald

The World's Funniest Noreaster blasts into Portsmouth when Mike McDonald's Comedy Xxtravaganza pummels the Music Hall for it's ninth year on Friday, Feb 12 at 8 p.m. The annual laughapalooza returns with comedians from the Letterman show, Conan, Comedy Central and the Biggest Loser. Host Mike McDonald says "Our show is perfect for Valentine's weekend.—». Referring to one of the events sponsors, he adds, "Nothing quite says 'I love you,' like shooting Smuttynose beer out your nose." Once again, McDonald has wrangled an all-star line up for the show. This year's roster includes the vivacious charm of Kelly MacFarland (Biggest Loser), the hilarious riffs of Robbie Printz (Letterman), the quick wit and uncanny impressions of Jim Lauletta (Comedy Central) and a promised comedy guest or two. Before the show and between comics, the rousing music of The Boston Naturals will rock the stage. Read the full story here!

 

Simply Green's Ugliest Furnace Contest

Feb 3, 2010

Featured in the Newburyport Business

Did you ever dream of winning a beauty pageant? How about entering your child or your pet? At the very least you've probably seen pictures of pageants from both ends of the spectrum – the gorgeous specimens that make up the cast of Miss Universe on the one hand, and the World's Ugliest Dogs on the other.A lot of these superlatives are out no doubt of reach for most of us. But what about the Seacoast's "ugliest furnace"? Read the full story here!