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Goldfeder appointed president
of Len-Tex Corporation

WALPOLE, N.H. -- Len-Tex Corporation, a leading manufacturer of commercial wallcoverings, recently announced the appointment of Steven Goldfeder to the position of president. A native of Long Beach, N.Y., Goldfeder brings more than 20 years of industry experience and senior leadership to his new role, most recently as vice president of operations at Wolf-Gordon, Inc., and previously as general manager of Blumenthal, Inc.

Goldfeder will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations of Len-Tex, providing visionary leadership and fostering strategic relationships with Len-Tex customers. He will lead the company in defining and executing growth strategies, driving innovation, enhancing operations and achieving organizational excellence.

"Steve has an outstanding track record and a wealth of experience in the contract wallcovering market," said Don Lennon, Len-Tex CEO. "He brings an engaging leadership style and passion to his new role, as well as success in guiding organizations through significant growth and change. We’re thrilled to have Steve on board as President to lead Len-Tex to the next level in our business."

Len-Tex Corporation is a leading manufacturer of contract wallcoverings, providing an extensive range of design options for the hospitality, healthcare, corporate, institutional and retail markets. Len-Tex Wallcoverings are made in the company’s manufacturing facilities in North Walpole, and 100 percent of product components, including films, inks, coatings, adhesives and fabrics, are exclusively USA-made.

Parks Place receive
donation from TD Bank

BELLOWS FALLS -- For the third year in a row, TD Bank has made a donation to the Parks Place Community Resource Center. The TD Bank 2013 Affinity Program donation of $3,293.95 was recently presented to Nancy McAuliffe, Parks Place Board President, by Marsha Dawkins, Assistant Vice President, Store Manager of the Bellows Falls Branch.

TD Bank’s Affinity Membership Program allows the bank’s customers to name Parks Place as the recipient of TD’s corporate giving. TD Bank then contributes a percentage of the average, annual balance (for savings accounts only) of all those customers who designate Parks Place a recipient. For checking accounts, the rules vary slightly with $25 given for each new checking account opened and $10 for any current accounts that have not yet named Parks Place. Any TD Bank member is eligible: corporate, business, individual and even out-of-state. TD Bank contributes entirely from its own funds.

"This program has been such a huge gift to our agency," said Director Barbara Ternes. "It has yielded substantial unrestricted funds, for day to day operations, which can be hard to come by for non-profits."

Celebrating its 19th anniversary this year, Parks Place is a welcoming, accessible resource center that is home to over thirty health, education, employment and social service programs. Parks Place’s mission is to connect people with the information, education and resources that they need to move their lives forward. Parks Place provides easy access for individuals and families to obtain comprehensive human services that aid them in times of challenge and also offer countless opportunities for growth and development.

For more information about Parks Place or the TD Bank Affinity Program, contact Margaret Grisczenkow, Parks Place Development Director at 802-463-9927 Ext 109 or

Cronin named executive director of center at AIC

CHESTERFIELD, N.H. -- Michaelene Cronin of West Chesterfield, has been named executive director of the Curtis Blake Center at American International College. The announcement was made recently by AIC Provost Todd G. Fritch, Ph.D.

Cronin comes to AIC from Goddard College, in Plainfield, Vt., where she served as the Associate Academic Dean for Undergraduate Studies.

In her new position, Cronin will oversee the Curtis Blake Day School (K-9 special education school serving students with language based learning disabilities), Tutorial Services, AIC Supportive Learning Services, (fee for service program supporting college students with learning disabilities), Diagnostic Services, and a Summer Instructional Clinic.

As executive director of the Curtis Blake Center, Cronin will play a pivotal role developing, solidifying and expanding Center services, as well as serving as the liaison between the Center and the College. She will be responsible for designing and implementing new initiatives in order to broaden the Center’s reach, and enhance and strengthen its current programming.

Cronin earned her B.A. in English, from the University of Michigan and her J.D., from the University of Detroit School of Law.

She has written several publications on learning disabilities, including most recently, "The Essential Six: A Practical Guide for Parents of College Students with Learning Disabilities," published by the Association on Higher Education and Disability.

While serving as an associate professor and advising supervisor at Landmark College in Putney, Vt., Cronin developed several training modules. Among these are "Best Practices for Supporting Students with Non-Verbal learning Disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome and other Spectrum Disorders," "Best Practices for Working with Community College Students with Learning Disabilities," and "Creating a Toolbox: Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders."

Cronin has been a member of the National Academic Advising Association, Autism Society of America, and the Asperger’s Association of New England.

For more information, contact the AIC Office of Public Relations at 413-205-3231.

Kurn Hattin Homes Board of Incorporators welcomes Bill Scarlett

WESTMINSTER, VT-- Bill Scarlett, of Saxtons River, officially joined Kurn Hattin Homes’ Board of Incorporators in January. Scarlett, who is currently the school counselor at Bellows Falls Central Elementary School, has long-standing ties with Kurn Hattin, having served as the Director of Counseling from 1999-2006. In addition, his New Jersey-based family has had an interest in Kurn Hattin’s programming for several generations.


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