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David S. Silverman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Shelli L. Guay to the Bank’s staff.

Ledyard National Bank is pleased to announce that Shawn Bard has joined its Route 120, Lebanon, office as its Assistant Vice President and Banking Office Manager. Shawn has over 3 years of experience in retail banking. Prior to joining Ledyard, he held the position of Assistant Banking Center Manager and Officer at Bank of America in Hanover, NH.

Erik Endresen, a Realtor in Colchester, has joined The Adam Hergenrother Team at Keller Williams Realty Green Mountain Properties as a Buyer Specialist.

Team Leader, Brian Armstrong is pleased to announce that John Nichols has joined The Mike Conroy Team at Keller Williams Realty Green Mountain Properties as a Sales Manager.

For the second time in a few short years, a Derby landowner has been selected as the 2012 Tree Farmer of the Year. Allen and Kathleen Yale were honored at the VT Woodlands Association Annual Meeting on March 31 for their outstanding stewardship of their Vermont Tree Farm #415. The property has been a certified Tree Farm since 1978.

Tasha Wallis, Executive Director of the Vermont Retail Association (VRA) announced the hiring of Veronica Stubbs as Sales and Membership Director. “Veronica’s experience and enthusiasm make her the perfect fit as we seek to expand VRA’s membership base and take the association to a new level,” Wallis said.

JK Adams Company, the premium supplier of Made in USA wood housewares, announces the appointment of Jon Blatchford as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Blatchford joins JK Adams after working for a group of privately held manufacturing companies for the past 20 years. Most recently he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for New Hampshire Industries.

Manufacturing Information Systems, Inc. (MISys) of Woodstock, Vermont announced today the appointment of Nelson Rooker to the post of Director, Software Development.

Life-long Vermonter and partner at Elder Care Connections of Vermont, Annemarie Miner has received her Certified Care Manager designation from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers and is also now recognized as a Certified Geriatric Care Manager by the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.

Vermont Family Network (VFN) welcomed Laurie Gunn as its newest member of the Board of Directors during the organization’s Annual Meeting in May.

Spherion Staffing Services a recruiting, staffing and workforce solutions provider, announced today that Ken Ballard, franchise owner of the Burlington, Vermont office is the recipient of the President’s Award for 2011. This is the fourth time Ballard has earned this coveted award.

Allen C. B. Horsley, an attorney practicing in Stowe, has joined the Board of Directors of the Lamoille Economic Development Corporation. Horsley joined Barr & Associates, P.C. in 2008 as “of counsel” and specializes in commercial, business, real estate and general litigation.