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Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) State Director, Lenae Quillen-Blume, announced that Debra Boudrieau and Deb Eibner have been selected as the 2012 State Stars of Vermont Small Business Development Center.

At the 146th annual meeting held on May 31st, five new candidates were presented and approved for membership on the Y board of directors. CEO and President Mary Burns announced the appointment of the following individuals to the Y Board of Directors.
Amy Mellencamp, Principal of Burlington High School and Y member.

The Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties (VNA) proudly announces Diane Olechna as the new Adult Day Program Manager. Olechna recently moved to Vermont from Maryland, where she was the Director of Quality, Risk Management, and Educational Services at the Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland and now resides in Shelburne.

Michael R. Tuttle, President and CEO of Merchants Bank, today announced the promotion of Janet P. Spitler to the office of Executive Vice President. Ms. Spitler leads the Finance Department and is CFO and Treasurer.

Morway’s Moving and Storage announced that it has purchased a new warehouse at 150 Krupp Drive in Williston, Vermont, and will be moving its operations. The ribbon cutting for the new location was held on May 30, 2012 at 3 p.m.

Environmental Compliance Services, Inc. (ECS) announces Jaime Losch completed her Lead (paint) Inspector and Lead Risk Assessor training and Jeff Girard received his VT Class-B UST Systems Operator certification. Both are based in ECS’ Waterbury, VT office.

Diana Lischer-Goodband of Dummerston, Vermont, is the winner of the 2012 Ralph Nading Hill, Jr. literary prize awarded annually by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Life magazine.

Stowe Area Association presented the Stowe Business Person of the Year award at their Annual Membership Dinner, which was hosted on June 19th by Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa.

Last Saturday Patricia Menchini, Dean of Academic Affairs, presided over her last graduation as 120 Vermont Tech students graduate from the only practical nursing certificate program offered in Vermont. Menchini has served the college since 1988 and has announced her retirement for December 2012.

Central Vermont Medical Center President & CEO Judy Tartaglia recently announced that Dr. Kevin D. J. Kerin is joining Dr. Teresa Fama in Central Vermont Rheumatology, located on the CVMC campus in Berlin.

The Jan Eastman Excellence in Leadership Award was presented to Hal Cohen, executive director of the Central Vermont Community Action Council, at this year’s June graduation ceremony of the Vermont Leadership Institute (VLI) at Basin Harbor Resort in Vergennes, Vermont.

Alexandria resident, the Honorable Robert E. White, former Ambassador to Paraguay and to El Salvador, and a 1952 graduate of Saint Michael's College, was named recipient of the highest honor given to a Saint Michael’s graduate, the Col. Cook Award.

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