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Northeast Kingdom Human Services has held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of their new facility designed by EH Danson & Associates and built by Bread Loaf Corporation. NKHS programs previously were in four different Newport offices and are now under one roof to better serve their community.
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Okemo Mountain Resort is pleased to announce the promotion of Ellen Demers to the position of Vice President of Culinary Services, and the promotion of Chef Scot Emerson to the position of Resort Executive Chef.

Carris Reels has hired Michael Roussel as Sales Manager. He will oversee sales functions for Carris Plant locations in VT, CT, VA, NC, MI, CA and Mexico.

David Silverman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Kelly Deforge to the Bank’s Mortgage Origination team.

Lorraine and Larway have joined forces with Winooski Insurance.

Department of Mental Health (DMH) Commissioner Paul Dupre announced that Frank Reed has been appointed Deputy Commissioner for the Department. Reed has been with DMH since 1999, serving most recently as Interim Deputy and Commissioner for the Department.

Image Outfitters, a company providing advertising specialties such as custom apparel and promotional products to businesses across the United States, is pleased to announce the addition of Kali Emerson to its team as Director of Operations. Kali is a true Vermonter who grew up in Hyde Park, near Stowe, where Image Outfitters is based.

Saint Michael’s College Professors, Joanna Ellis-Monaghan (mathematics) of Grand Isle and Greta Pangborn (computer science) of Winooski, are part of the team of 10 experts working on a project to develop self-replicating nanoscale origami. The project team learned August 1, 2013, that it has been awarded $2 million from the National Science Foundation to pursue their work.

The VT/NH Marketing Group, a not-for-profit group that offers networking and affordable education to marketers, recently confirmed its new slate of board members drawn from successful businesses throughout New England.

David Silverman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce the following promotions at Union Bankshares and at Union Bank.

David Longfritz has been appointed vice president of marketing for life and annuity at National Life Group.
Longfritz joins the senior leadership team of National Life Group’s Protection and Retirement Divisions and will report to President and Chief Executive Officer Mehran Assadi.

Christopher B. Zimmerman has joined National Life Group as senior counsel.
Zimmerman is involved in litigation, claims, compliance and contracting matters and reports to Gregory D. Woodworth, senior vice president and general counsel.