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August 4, 2013

Business briefs: Aug. 4, 2013


Kennedy said she has been fortunate to work for the chamber as the group and event specialist.

“I have learned a tremendous amount about the area, our members and strategic tourism marketing. I look forward to my new role and to continuing the important work of the North Country Chamber of Commerce and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, furthering the vision of our Destination Master Plan.”

Kennedy will officially begin her new position as of Aug. 23.

Health-care site

WASHINGTON — The Obama Administration recently launched, a one-stop-shop website that will provide employers of all sizes educational materials on how the Affordable Care Act may affect businesses and help them compete. The site includes a wizard tool that is tailored based on size and location, so businesses can learn how the law helps them provide affordable coverage options to their employees while still meeting their bottom line.

The site will act as a user-friendly hub that connects employers to informational content on tax credits and other provisions of the law from the Small Business Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury Department.

As part of the ongoing dialogue with leaders of the nation’s top businesses, this latest tool will help ensure that employers of all sizes know what the Affordable Care Act means for them and have the information they need to take advantage of the new benefits and opportunities under the law. The administration will work with the employer community to ensure the site continues to be a helpful resource for businesses and their employees, including updating the site with additional, timely information.

“As the Affordable Care Act is implemented, it is so important for us to work with the business community and provide employers with the information they need,” said U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. “The health-care website on will be a tremendous resource for self-employed Americans and businesses of all sizes to learn what the Affordable Care Act means for them.”

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