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The 2014 Vermont Lake Monsters field staff will include a pair of new coaches with the additions of former Major League players David Newhan as manager and Tommy Everidge as the team's hitting coach, the NY-Penn League affiliate of the Oakland Athletics announced with the release of the full coaching staffs throughout the Athletics organization by Oakland.

Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont (HBRANV), has announced the Better Homes Award (BHA) winners at the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center Leahy Center for Lake Champlain last night. With over 200 people attending, it was a wonderful night filled with laughter, celebration and encouragement that the building industry is back!

The Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce named the Brooks House Development team as the 2012 Corporate Citizen of the Year on Friday, November 1 at the annual Chamber gala.

Regina Darmoni, co-founder of Timely Transformations, a professional development consulting practice located in Waitsfield, spoke recently at TEDx, Drexel University under the theme, “The NeXt Thing in…”

One of Vermont's fiercest fighters for human rights, Peg Franzen, recently passed on after battling cancer. Ms. Franzen has been a key leader of the Vermont Workers’ Center and the Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign over the last decade. She had a long career working for disability rights, social and economic justice for over 30 years before joining the Workers’ Center.

“Environmentalists long ago won the scientific battle, but we needed to reach people’s hearts as well. This superb volume will do exactly that.”—Bill McKibben

The ribbon is cut by owner Rebecca Buonadonna at the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at Raw Honey Apparel. Raw Honey Apparel is now open at 5 Center St. in Downtown Rutland. The store offers a fun, urban shopping experience with a focus on premium denim and fashion forward clothing in a variety of styles.

PC Construction is pleased to announce the promotion of three of its employee-owners. Mike Franzoni, Chip LaBonte and Chet Layman have each been appointed to the role of project executive, helping to strengthen leadership within the company’s Water Treatment business segment and Special Projects group.

H. Kenneth Merritt, Jr., Managing Director of Merritt & Merritt & Moulton was recently elected to the Board of Directors of Broadcast Pix, Inc. based in Billerica, MA. Broadcast Pix sells state of the art video production integration systems. Broadcast Pix is a portfolio company of North Country Angels, Vermont’s angel investor group which meets monthly in South Burlington.

Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) today announced the appointment of Dana Clark to lead technical support specialist, Suzanne Garrow to project manager, Sue Powers to clinical analyst, and Angela Shaheen to technical support specialist.

The Vermont Women’s Fund, a component fund at the Vermont Community Foundation, is excited to announce that Meg Smith has been hired as their new director. The Vermont Women’s Fund harnesses the collective power of giving to promote leadership, equality, and economic independence for Vermont women and girls.

Since 1995, the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) has been strengthening Vermont’s economy by providing financing, technical resources, and business assistance to Vermont companies committed to developing products, offering services, and creating jobs in the fields of renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, and forestry.