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The Addison County Chamber of Commerce recognized a local business, organization, and individual with annual awards during the its annual meeting held on September 10th at Café Provence in Brandon, Vt. Three awards were presented in front of a crowd of nearly 80 attendees which included Chamber members and local business people.

Presented by Brig. Gen. Michael Heston, Spc. Wynn Roberts received a coin and a letter from Gen. Frank Grass, Chief, National Guard Bureau, for his performance at the 2014 Chief, National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships.  He placed 2nd in the Men's Sprint and 1st in the Men's Pursuit, as well as assisting the VT team in winning the 1st place team award.

The law firm of Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC has announced that L. Jonathan Ross has been nominated to the ABA Day 2015 Planning Committee.

Donahue & Associates has announced that it has hired Kendra Kenney as the newest Leasing & Sales Associate.

PEGTV, Rutland County’s public access television station, is pleased to announce County News 802 Producer, Cristina Kumka has accepted the position of program coordinator for PEGTV’s government channel 21. Cristina will continue to produce and host County News 802 as well as perform her new duties as coordinator.

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies has announced two new hires to help support the admissions and student services efforts for its online programs.

Leisa Pollander, Executive Director of Sara Holbrook Community Center, is happy to announce that Karen Bresnahan, Real Estate Associate at Lang McLaughry Real Estate, has been appointed to the organization’s board of directors.

Karl Washburn recently joined RSG, bringing over 25 years’ experience in noise control, acoustics, modeling, and simulation. In his role as Senior Consultant at RSG, Mr. Washburn will focus on projects related to community, environmental, and industrial noise. Mr. Washburn’s contribution will build on RSG’s long-standing expertise in acoustical and noise control analysis.

Audrey Blair of Essex has won the Vermont Retail and Grocers Association (VRGA) Best Bagging Competition, earning the title of “2014 Vermont Best Bagger.” The bagging competition is much more than stuffing foodstuffs into bags. Three judges rate contestants on four criteria: Speed Time, Distribution of Weight Between Bags, Proper Bag Building Technique, and Style, Attitude, and Appearance. 

Members of the Vermont Air National Guard volunteered their time this past drill weekend, along with their blood at the American Red Cross blood drive on base.

Every person, no matter how young, can contribute to making the world a better place. The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes announces its 2014 winners, who are inspiring examples of public-spirited kids and teens taking action.

The American Fisheries Society has selected University of Vermont biologist Donna Parrish to become its 130th president. Founded in 1870, the American Fisheries Society is the world’s oldest and largest fisheries science organization.