Business Briefs: Joining the board, Ring’s End buys lumber yard...
Published 12:00 am, Sunday, October 8, 2017
Trinity College has added Darien resident Justin Maccarone Jr. to its board of trustees. Maccarone is a 1981 graduate of the college, later earning an MBA from Columbia University.
Maccarone is managing director of strategic development for Stamford-based Tradition Energy, and previously worked for the private equity arm of UBS.
Maccarone is president of the executive committee of Trinity’s alumni association.
Darien-based Ring’s End acquired Tuxis Lumber of Madison, the company’s eighth lumberyard. Other area locations include Bethel and Wilton.
Ring’s End has showrooms and paint centers in Fairfield, Trumbull and Westport, as well as commercial plants in Milford and Stratford.
Ring’s End did not state transaction terms with the owners of Tuxis Lumber, which has been in business in 1961.
William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty agent Bryan Morris has been named the 2017 Realtor of the Year by the Darien Board of Realtors for his commitment to service as president of both the Darien Board and Multiple Listing Service.
In 2014, Morris was ranked number two in units sold in the Darien office; he then rose to first place in that category in 2015 and 2016.
Whole Foods Market disclosed it became aware recently of unauthorized access of payment card information used at certain full-service restaurants and taprooms within some of its 470 stores, with its checkout systems in grocery aisles not believed to be compromised.
Whole Foods did not provide dates and locations of any breaches, saying it is working with law enforcement in investigating the incidents. Whole Foods’ nearby locations include Darien, Fairfield and Westport.
Two doctors have opened offices in Darien: one a concierge medicine practice, the other a family therapy office.
An internal medicine practitioner for almost two decades, Dr. Amanda Collins-Baine started a concierge medical practice, Darien Signature Health, providing full primary care within a highly personalized experience for patients.
Darien Signature Health is located at 53 Old Kings Highway North, serving patients in the Darien, Stamford and Greenwich communities.
Collins-Baine, board certified in internal medicine, has been in practice since 2001. Prior to launching her personalized care practice, Collins-Baine provided care at the Internal Medicine Associates of Darien and Stamford Health Medical Group and also served on the board of Stamford Health Medical Group.
She earned her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Stamford Hospital, where she subsequently was appointed chief medical resident.
Kimberly Ross Johnson, a 1984 graduate of Darien High School, opened a practice in town providing mental health services to individuals, children, adolescents and families.
A licensed marriage and family therapist, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont and her master’s degree from Fairfield University in 2013. Johnson specializes in adolescent, child and individual therapy including anxiety, depression, OCD, and family conflict.
Her new office is located at 50 Old Kings Highway North, Suite 204.
The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection issued a newly-revised handbook on the state’s “lemon law” governing sales of defective vehicles. Under the law, vehicle and motorcycle buyers can force dealers into arbitration if unable to get satisfactory repairs of problems that surface within two years or 24,000 miles of vehicle use.
Information is available online atct.gov/dcp/lemon or by calling 860-713-6120.