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David Silverman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Timothy R. Ross to the position of Vice President-Commercial Loan Officer.  

The Stowe Area Association presented the Stowe Business Person of the Year award at their Annual Membership Dinner, which was held on June 15th at the Commodores Inn.

Jack Gilbert of Gringo Jack’s was re-elected president of the Vermont Specialty Food Association at its annual meeting June 9. Whitney Lamy of Castleton Crackers was elected vice president and Bob Christoffel was re-elected secretary-treasurer.

Newly elected board members were Calley Hastings of Fat Toad Farm and Michael Adams of Pack Commercial Kitchen.

The Vermont Libertarian Party has received official notice from the Secretary of State’s office confirming that Gary Johnson and Bill Weld will appear as the Libertarian candidates for President and Vice President respectively on the General Election ballot in November.

Mobius has announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors: Bonnie Ferro and Rob Niccolai. Both Ferro and Niccolai share a passion for supporting youth, and bring a wide range of experience and expertise to the organization.

City Hall in Rutland will feature the works of local artist Carolyn Shattuck, collected and curated by the Castleton Downtown Gallery, running through September 30.

Entitled “Unstill Lifes” the exhibit features a collection of oils on canvas and mixed media on Clayboard.

The 2016 edition of Chambers USA, a leading directory of American lawyers and law firms, recognized 10 Dinse attorneys in their practice areas. The new guide, released May 27, also recognizes the firm as among Vermont’s best in every category of practice.

Berkshire Bank has announced that it has selected 30 high school seniors to receive a total of $45,000 in scholarships through its Berkshire Bank Foundation Scholarship Awards Program.  Each of the recipients will receive $1,500.

Vermont career technical education (CTE) students claimed seven national medals, scholarships and a Harley Davidson Motorcycle at a national conference for skills and leadership.

The Vermont Retail and Grocers Association’s Board of Directors have named Erin Sigrist as President-Elect of the state-wide advocacy group. Sigrist, who joined the association in June 2015 as vice president, will succeed Jim Harrison, when he steps down at the end of 2016.

Christine Miller has joined Comcast Spotlight as the Director of Sales for Vermont.  In her new role Christine will oversee all lines of Comcast Spotlight advertising, including local, regional and national sales.   Prior to joining Comcast, Christine ran Miller Sales Consulting and was the Sales Director for 95 Triple X and WVMT radio stations.

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is pleased to announce Paul Millman, co-founder of Chroma Technology, as the 2016 recipient of the Terry Ehrich Award for Excellence in Socially Responsible Business.