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SunCommon in Waterbury Center has announced the arrival of the 2015 SunCommon Solar Interns. Mariah Perrino and Larissa del Rosso Rayher join the Organizing team. Lauren Knopp joins the Traffic team. The Community Solar team welcomes Tianna Begonis and Tom Nowlan joins the Solar Home Advisor team.

The American Cancer Society announced the addition of Kevin O’Hara as a community manager in its Williston Vermont office. 

The Automaster has announced that Casey Webster and Liz Costandi have been hired as Client Advisors for their BMW franchise.

The additional staffing stems from current and anticipated growth in BMW sales as the company prepares to re-open its newly remodeled BMW Showroom.

Two Realtors from Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman received special recognition recently at the Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS, 2015 REALTORS of Distinction Awards Ceremony.  Brian Boardman was the recipient of the “Good Neighbor” award for his extraordinary commitment to community volunteer work that has helped to make the community a better place to live.

Equinox Village has announced the winners of the 2015 Exceptional Retiree Awards. This year’s recipients include Phebe Bell of Castleton for Excellence in Service & Community Leadership; Janice Pratt of Pownal for Excellence in Health & Wellness; Irene Nadler of Bondville for Excellence in Continued Scholarship; and Patricia Musick Carr and Gerald P.

Larry Mandell, chair of the board of Public Assets Institute, announced that Tiffany Bluemle of Burlington and Scudder Parker of Middlesex have been elected to the board. 

Sterling College has announced the appointment of Nicole Civita as a faculty member in Sustainable Food Systems and the Assistant Director of the Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems.

DuBois & King consulting engineers announce that Stephanie Solla, EI, has joined the firm as a Transportation Design Engineer. Ms. Solla’s experience includes design of roadway and intersection improvement projects for municipalities and transportation agencies in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Stephanie lives in Riverton and works out of the firm’s South Burlington Office.

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is pleased to announce Duane Peterson, Founder and Co-President of SunCommon, as the 2015 recipient of the Terry Ehrich Award for Excellence in Socially Responsible Business.

Berkshire Bank has recognized 27 employees for their volunteerism in the community, and has named three “top volunteers” through their Volunteer Service X-ellence Awards Program. These annual awards celebrate bank employees who have made outstanding contributions to their communities.

Vermont PBS is pleased to recognize Vermont native Raney Aronson-Rath with its first annual Vermont Public Media Ambassador Award, in recognition of Vermonters whose vision and leadership are advancing the role of public media in the digital age.

Wendy O’Brien, a real estate sales professional from Burlington, has joined KW Vermont.