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KeyBank has hired Jeremiah “Jay”  Vallieres as a Mortgage Account  Officer. He is responsible for residential mortgage origination in Chittenden County.  

Vallieres has more than 12 years of experience as a mortgage loan officer. Prior to KeyBank, he most recently served as a mortgage loan officer for People’s United Bank and Mortgage Financial, Inc. in Colchester, Vermont.

Workers' compensation specialist The MEMIC Group has announced the promotion of Jeff Funk to President, Northeast Region.

Southern Vermont College (SVC) student Jaelyn Marshall of New York, N.Y., has been named a Newman Civic Fellow this year by Campus Compact, the national coalition of college and university presidents. She is one of 201 students from across the country including four others from Vermont colleges to receive this recognition.

Sylvester & Brow, a civil litigation firm located in Burlington, Vermont, announces that Attorney Michael S. Brow has received the highest rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. Lawyers who receive the AV Preeminent status have been awarded the highest peer review rating in Martindale-Hubbell for professional excellence.

The children of the Kurn Hattin Homes Select Choir have again won a top spot on WGBY Public Television's choral competition series, Together in Song. The forty-member choir from the Vermont school for children in need will be one of only eight groups selected from 25 choruses from throughout New England to appear in the live televised finale on WGBY Springfield Sunday, April 26 at 7PM.

The Vermont Retail & Grocers Association has announced that Erin Sigrist will join the association as vice president effective June 22, 2015. Sigrist will assume a key role in promoting the economic and political interests of member merchants and trade partners, and build upon the association’s past successes to strengthen the industry’s impact in Vermont.

The Rotary Club of Montpelier recently awarded community grants to 24 local organizations.

Ben & Jerry’s welcomes Colleen Moore to the newly created position of catering coordinator to oversee operations of their growing catering business.

Colleen brings the perfect skill set to ensure the staff will provide a euphoric ice cream experience at your wedding, corporate event or whatever occasion calls for celebration.

Rutland Regional Medical Center announced four new members have been elected to the Board of Directors for a three-year term. The new members include: Joseph Kraus, Chair of Project VISION; Dr. Richard Lloyd, President, College of St. Joseph; Michael Kenosh, MD Rutland Regional Medical Center and Michael Solimano, President and General Manager of Killington/Pico Golf & Ski Resort.

Norwich University officials will dedicate the west end of Sabine Field as Pond Plaza in honor of Dr. Erasmus Arlington “Arlie” Pond during a ceremony to be held on Thursday, April 23, during the annual April meeting of the university’s board of trustees. The memorial is made possible by the generosity of the Tawani Foundation.

Greater Burlington YMCA President & CEO Mary Burns has announced the appointment of Doug Bishop as the organization’s new Director of Communications.  Bishop is a veteran communicator, most recently serving in a similar capacity at the American Red Cross and, earlier in his career, was Deputy Press Secretary to Senator Patrick Leahy.

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced the addition of Angela Thomas, DPT, to its Rehabilitation Services staff.