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A new slate of elected officers will serve in leadership positions on the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) Board of Directors. “VEDA is fortunate to have so many experienced and dedicated Vermont leaders on the Authority’s Board, many of whom have helped guide VEDA’s growth for over a decade,” said VEDA’s Chief Executive Officer Jo Bradley.

Martha Maksym, Executive Director of United Way of Chittenden County today announced that two new staff members have joined the UWCC Team:

The Lamoille Economic Development Corporation elects a new slate of officers for 2012. The new President is James Black who has been on the faculty at Johnson State College in the Business and Economics Department since 1987 and is presently chair of the deparment as well as a Professor Management. Black also serves as a founding board member of VermontEntrepreneur.org.

The Stern Center for Language and Learning, a nonprofit learning center with locations in Williston, Vermont and West Lebanon, New Hampshire elected the following new members and officers to its Board of Directors during its Annual Meeting in October.

Keller Williams Realty Green Mountain Properties is pleased to announce that Shannon Benway has joined The Adam Hergenrother Team as a Listing Specialist.

Bill Orleans, owner of PP&D Brochure Distribution of Burlington, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jon Haftarczuk, as a new brochure distributor. He will be specializing in the Greater Burlington Area tourist locations, The Mad River Valley and Franklin County.
Haftarczuk has recently been employed by Hertz Car Rental in South Burlington and The Rack Warehouse of Williston.

Shawn P. Kelley, Ph.D., an associate and shareholder with GeoDesign Inc., was recognized on October 27 as an Outstanding Junior Alumni by the University of Massachusetts-Amherst’s College of Engineering. Recipients of this award are considered worthy ambassadors for the College and have shown extraordinary effort and notable success in their careers.

John Stimets has been named Associate of the Year for 2012 with Country Business, Inc. (CBI). Brian Knight, President of CBI has stated that “John’s ability to identify his client’s needs and meet their expectations is exceptional.”

The law firm of Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC, with offices in Burlington, Montpelier and St. Johnsbury, Vermont and Manchester, Littleton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire is pleased to announce our attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2012 List of Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers lists outstanding lawyers who attain superior peer recognition and professional achievement.

Molly J. Reis, previously a Paul Frank + Collins Law Clerk, has recently become an Associate attorney for the firm. Ms. Reis is a member of the firm’s insurance services and litigations teams, where she focuses on insurance law, product liability, intellectual property, and general litigation.

New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) formally launched construction of its new, state-of-the-art South Burlington branch at 1000 Shelburne Rd. with a groundbreaking ceremony at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, October 22.

The Central Vermont Medical Center currently features an exhibit of work by humorous illustrator Hal Mayforth, “Works From a Messy Studio.” “The vibrant colors and lightheartedness of this show draws smiles and comments from visitors, staff and patients,” stated CVMC president and CEO Judy Tartaglia.

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