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Main Street Alliance of Vermont held their year-end celebration at the Alchemist Brewery on Sunday night where they awarded, Stephanie Hainely, COO of White + Burke, it’s 2016 Business of the Year award, and Speaker Shap Smith and Senator Philip Baruth were recognized as Legislators of the Year in a Year-End Celebration hosted by The Alchemist.

Last week Gayle Oberg of Little River Realty in Stowe was out touring homes in Washington and Chittenden Counties. Not unusual for a real estate professional with Gayle’s experience and clientele. What make this particular Thursday unusual is she was accompanied by 17 real estate professionals from Japan.

Brian K Haas of VIS Construction Consultants (VISCC) has successfully completed the requirements to become a Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) through AHA (American Hospital Association). Brian is now one of seven Certified Healthcare Constructor’s in the State of Vermont.

Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc (VITL) has named Bonnie Losty as its new accounting manager. In this position, she is responsible for all aspects of the accounting system for VITL, including invoicing, collections, payables, treasury, financial controls, and financial reporting.

Howard Center recently appointed Kelly Deforge and Trevor J Squirrell to its Board of Trustees for three-year terms. Kelly Deforge is a senior mortgage loan originator with Union Bank and has more than 20 years of experience in the housing finance industry. Her specific area of expertise is assisting first-time homeowners and providing homebuyer education.

Tom Alcorn, senior program coordinator at Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, recognized four volunteers at Vermont Adaptive’s Volunteer Orientation last month at Pico Mountain and Sugarbush Resort.

Former state representative Michael Fisher will join Vermont Legal Aid as Vermont’s Chief Health Care Advocate on January 2.

Six Downs Rachlin Martin attorneys, including two firm directors, have earned admission to the New Hampshire Bar Association in the past twelve months, bringing the total number admitted in the Granite State to 19 and adding strength to the firm’s practice in the Upper Valley.

Today, Lisa Ventriss, President of Vermont Business Roundtable (Roundtable) announced the recipient of the 2016 New Medallion Award, which recognizes exceptional school leadership and progress toward the goals inherent in Act 46 of equity, access, and quality of educational experiences for all Vermont students.  

SymQuest Group, Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc, and regionally based IT and document sales and service provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Davis as Vice President of IT Services. “I’m thrilled to announce the appointment of Kevin Davis as our newest VP,” says SymQuest President and CEO, Larry Sudbay.

WCAX is pleased to announce the addition of three journalists to its news team and the promotion of another member of the team. Ike Bendavid, a native of Bennington, has joined the WCAX newsroom as a reporter and producer. Ike is a graduate of Castleton University and Mount Anthony High School. He is also an award-winning member of the Castleton Football Team.  

The Vermont Lake Monsters are pleased to announce two new additions to the team’s front office staff. Meg Patrick joins the Lake Monsters as the new Office Manager, and Maria Valentyn returns to the Lake Monsters as the Director of Community Relations and Promotions.