Tuesday February 19, 2013

Tristam Johnson Interim President at Landmark Trust

DUMMERSTON - The Board of Directors of Landmark Trust USA in Dummerston is pleased to announce the hiring of Tristam B. Johnson, Jr. as the Interim President of Landmark Trust USA and Scott Farm. A 1996 graduate of The School for International Training with a Masters in International Intercultural Management, Johnson is a resident of Newfane. He has extensive experience in management, organizational development and strategic planning, and has worked as a consultant and project director in the community development field, both domestically and in Latin America. In addition, Johnson has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Keene State College since 2009. He is a member of the Brattleboro Rotary and Chair of the Newfane Planning Commission.

Johnson brings great energy and expertise to the role of directing the work of Landmark Trust USA and Scott Farm, whose mission is to rescue important historic properties that have fallen into disrepair and bring them back to life as vacation rentals. The properties are also used in educational programming, such as the Just So Story program and for community events. Landmark Trust’s four rental properties include Naulakha, (Rudyard Kipling’s Vermont home), the Dutton Farmhouse of 1850 and the Sugarhouse, all in Dummerston, and the Amos Brown House in Whitingham. At Scott Farm, over 90 varieties of heirloom apples are grown: Classes ranging from tree pruning to pie baking are offered each year.


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Please contact Tristam Johnson to welcome him and for more information about the work of Landmark Trust USA and Scott Farm. 802-254-6868; info@landmarktrustusa.org.

SBA launches Affordable Care Act web page and blog

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today launched a new web page and blog dedicated to educating small business owners about the Affordable Care Act. The new tools will serve as a gateway for small business owners connecting them with information provided by SBA’s federal partners responsible for implementing the law, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

"The Affordable Care Act provides small business owners with access and opportunity to provide affordable health care options for their employees," said SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills. "SBA’s new Affordable Care Act web page and blog will serve as a resource for small business owners who want learn more about how to take advantage of these benefits."

The Affordable Care Act has many beneficial measures specifically for small businesses, including slowing premium cost growth and increased access to quality, affordable health insurance. SBA’s new web page, www.sba.gov/healthcare, breaks down the key provisions of the Act based on business size in the following categories: self-employed, fewer than 25 employees, fewer than 50 employees and more than 50 employees.

The web page also provides links to other useful information for small businesses, including a glossary of key health care reform terms, an interactive timeline with dates for when certain reforms will be implemented, a state-by-state breakdown of health care options, and how to learn more about specific tax provisions and regulations. Additional resources will be added as they become available.

The blog, Health Care Business Pulse (www.sba.gov/blog), will provide small business owners with continuous updates about the implementation of the Act. The blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal or tax advice. Readers should consult their legal or tax professionals to discuss how specific matters relate to their individual business circumstances.

Chroma names new CFO

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Board of Directors of Chroma Technology recently announced the addition of Newell Lessell as Chief Financial Officer. Formerly of the ICA Group in Brookline, Mass,, Newell brings a strong background in economic development and a commitment to employee ownership, along with valuable previous experience as a consultant to Chroma. He holds degrees from Amherst College and Yale School of Management.

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Board of Directors of Chroma Technology recently announced the addition of Newell Lessell as Chief Financial Officer. Formerly of the ICA Group in Brookline, Mass,, Newell brings a strong background in economic development and a commitment to employee ownership, along with valuable previous experience as a consultant to Chroma. He holds degrees from Amherst College and Yale School of Management.

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Board of Directors of Chroma Technology recently announced the addition of Newell Lessell as Chief Financial Officer. Formerly of the ICA Group in Brookline, Mass,, Newell brings a strong background in economic development and a commitment to employee ownership, along with valuable previous experience as a consultant to Chroma. He holds degrees from Amherst College and Yale School of Management.

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Board of Directors of Chroma Technology recently announced the addition of Newell Lessell as Chief Financial Officer. Formerly of the ICA Group in Brookline, Mass,, Newell brings a strong background in economic development and a commitment to employee ownership, along with valuable previous experience as a consultant to Chroma. He holds degrees from Amherst College and Yale School of Management.

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Board of Directors of Chroma Technology recently announced the addition of Newell Lessell as Chief Financial Officer. Formerly of the ICA Group in Brookline, Mass,, Newell brings a strong background in economic development and a commitment to employee ownership, along with valuable previous experience as a consultant to Chroma. He holds degrees from Amherst College and Yale School of Management.

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Board of Directors of Chroma Technology recently announced the addition of Newell Lessell as Chief Financial Officer. Formerly of the ICA Group in Brookline, Mass,, Newell brings a strong background in economic development and a commitment to employee ownership, along with valuable previous experience as a consultant to Chroma. He holds degrees from Amherst College and Yale School of Management.

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Board of Directors of Chroma Technology recently announced the addition of Newell Lessell as Chief Financial Officer. Formerly of the ICA Group in Brookline, Mass,, Newell brings a strong background in economic development and a commitment to employee ownership, along with valuable previous experience as a consultant to Chroma. He holds degrees from Amherst College and Yale School of Management.

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Board of Directors of Chroma Technology recently announced the addition of Newell Lessell as Chief Financial Officer. Formerly of the ICA Group in Brookline, Mass,, Newell brings a strong background in economic development and a commitment to employee ownership, along with valuable previous experience as a consultant to Chroma. He holds degrees from Amherst College and Yale School of Management.

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Board of Directors of Chroma Technology recently announced the addition of Newell Lessell as Chief Financial Officer. Formerly of the ICA Group in Brookline, Mass,, Newell brings a strong background in economic development and a commitment to employee ownership, along with valuable previous experience as a consultant to Chroma. He holds degrees from Amherst College and Yale School of Management.

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Board of Directors of Chroma Technology recently announced the addition of Newell Lessell as Chief Financial Officer. Formerly of the ICA Group in Brookline, Mass,, Newell brings a strong background in economic development and a commitment to employee ownership, along with valuable previous experience as a consultant to Chroma. He holds degrees from Amherst College and Yale School of Management.

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Board of Directors of Chroma Technology recently announced the addition of Newell Lessell as Chief Financial Officer. Formerly of the ICA Group in Brookline, Mass,, Newell brings a strong background in economic development and a commitment to employee ownership, along with valuable previous experience as a consultant to Chroma. He holds degrees from Amherst College and Yale School of Management.

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Board of Directors of Chroma Technology recently announced the addition of Newell Lessell as Chief Financial Officer. Formerly of the ICA Group in Brookline, Mass,, Newell brings a strong background in economic development and a commitment to employee ownership, along with valuable previous experience as a consultant to Chroma. He holds degrees from Amherst College and Yale School of Management.

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Board of Directors of Chroma Technology recently announced the addition of Newell Lessell as Chief Financial Officer. Formerly of the ICA Group in Brookline, Mass,, Newell brings a strong background in economic development and a commitment to employee ownership, along with valuable previous experience as a consultant to Chroma. He holds degrees from Amherst College and Yale School of Management.

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Board of Directors of Chroma Technology recently announced the addition of Newell Lessell as Chief Financial Officer. Formerly of the ICA Group in Brookline, Mass,, Newell brings a strong background in economic development and a commitment to employee ownership, along with valuable previous experience as a consultant to Chroma. He holds degrees from Amherst College and Yale School of Management.

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Board of Directors of Chroma Technology recently announced the addition of Newell Lessell as Chief Financial Officer. Formerly of the ICA Group in Brookline, Mass,, Newell brings a strong background in economic development and a commitment to employee ownership, along with valuable previous experience as a consultant to Chroma. He holds degrees from Amherst College and Yale School of Management.

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Board of Directors of Chroma Technology recently announced the addition of Newell Lessell as Chief Financial Officer. Formerly of the ICA Group in Brookline, Mass,, Newell brings a strong background in economic development and a commitment to employee ownership, along with valuable previous experience as a consultant to Chroma. He holds degrees from Amherst College and Yale School of Management.

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Board of Directors of Chroma Technology recently announced the addition of Newell Lessell as Chief Financial Officer. Formerly of the ICA Group in Brookline, Mass,, Newell brings a strong background in economic development and a commitment to employee ownership, along with valuable previous experience as a consultant to Chroma. He holds degrees from Amherst College and Yale School of Management.

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Board of Directors of Chroma Technology recently announced the addition of Newell Lessell as Chief Financial Officer. Formerly of the ICA Group in Brookline, Mass,, Newell brings a strong background in economic development and a commitment to employee ownership, along with valuable previous experience as a consultant to Chroma. He holds degrees from Amherst College and Yale School of Management.