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Local Motion creates new position to help businesses improve Vermont economy & well-being through better biking and walking. Local Motion recently hired Ross Saxton to fill the newly-created Business Partnership Manager position.

By unanimous vote, the Vermont State Colleges System Board of Trustees has elected J Churchill Hindes as its chair. Hindes will lead the 15-member board, which provides governance and stewardship for the VSCS and its institutions—Castleton University, Community College of Vermont, Northern Vermont University and Vermont Technical College.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) has announced the appointment of Brian O’Grady to its Board of Trustees. “Brian is a highly skilled leader, and we are grateful for the experience he will bring to our organization,” said Tommy A Harmon, Jr, the board chair. “I look forward to his contributions to this dedicated and accomplished group.”

At its 31st Annual Membership Meeting held at Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, the Vermont Business Roundtable elected two new directors to their first three-year term: Mark Crow, Tenth Crow Creative and Don George, BCBSVT.

Dr Mary Bender and Dr Kimberly Aakre of Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) were cited for a Special Achievement Award by the Vermont chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) at their 2017 District Awards Dinner in Burlington, Vermont.

Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has announced that Carla Kamel, MSW has been named Employee of the Month for November, 2017. Kamel is a Community Care Coordinator serving patients at Mt Ascutney Hospital in Windsor, and at the Ottauquechee Health Center (OHC) in Woodstock, Vermont.

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), southeastern Vermont’s community mental-health agency, announced today that it has elected Jeff Acker and Phillip Kasten to its Board of Directors. Originally from Connecticut, Jeff Acker moved to the Upper Valley to attend Dartmouth College in 1984.

Greensea, creator of OPENSEA, the universal marine industry operating platform, has recently announced the creation of a new position and appointment of Galal Hamdy as Vice President, Business Development and Partnerships.

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) recently appointed Michelle Wright, RN, BSN as the new Manager of Care Management. In her new position, Wright will oversee the hospital’s care coordination system, population health, financial management, and resource utilization to yield cost-effective outcomes that are patient-centric, safe and provided in the least restrictive setting.

Community Bank NA is pleased to announce that Matt Villemaire has joined the team as branch manager of the Barre and Northfield locations. In his new role, Villemaire will oversee the daily operations of both offices, ensuring every customer receives the highest level of service.

Deanna Emberley Bailey has been hired by the Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP) as its director of education. Bailey has more than 25 years of education experience in Vermont, most recently as a lead instructor and project manager with the Vermont Science Initiative.

The local solar development, engineering, and construction firm heads into the new year with new employees and new promotions at both their Rutland and White River Junction offices.

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