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The Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS® (NVBR) awarded its 2014 REALTORS® of Distinction Awards recently at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington, VT. Nearly 200 people attended the gala.

2014 NVBR REALTOR® of the Year

Chad Jacobson, RE/MAX North Professionals

The ribbon is cut at the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Pure Original, located at 22 Center St. in Downtown Rutland.  At Pure Original you will find handmade goods from over 40 artists and a section of fun, funky, rare vintage finds.  For more information on Pure Original call (802) 776-4944.

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Two recent Vermont Law School graduates have received awards in recognition of their outstanding work at the South Royalton Legal Clinic, VLS’s poverty law clinic that provides pro bono representation to indigent clients in a wide range of civil cases.

Lisa Bloch, President of Latchis Arts, and Rick Hashagen, President of Latchis Corporation, are happy to announce that Jon Potter of Brattleboro will take over duties as Executive Director of the two organizations as of July 1.

Intellectual Property Attorney Mark F. Chadurjian has joined the northern New England law firm of Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC after more than 30 years working in business and intellectual property law at the IBM Corporation in Vermont and New York.  He joins the firm of counsel and will practice in the Burlington Office. 

Lyndon State College president Joe Bertolino has announced the retirement of two senior faculty members, the hiring of five full-time faculty members, and newly promoted faculty for September 2014.

In April, the Vermont Grocers Association and Vermont Retail Association merged to create the Vermont Retail and Grocers Association (VRGA). Jim Harrison, president of the new organization, announced the recent election of its first Board of Directors.

President: Todd Keyworth, owner and operator of the Harborside Harvest Market and Lake Champlain Clothing Company

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Wanda Smith has been recognized as the 2014 BMH Employee of the Year.

An employee at BMH since 1980, Smith was chosen to receive this honor due to her long-time dedication, attentiveness to safety and cleanliness, respect for patient privacy, positive attitude and sense of humor, and pride in a job well done.

Fletcher Allen Partners announced today that it has named Todd Keating as chief financial officer, effective June 16.  The appointment was made following a national search.

Brent Kay, Superintendent for the Orange Southwest Supervisory Union (serving the communities of Randolph, Brookfield and Braintree), has been selected as the Vermont Superintendent of the Year for 2014 by the Vermont Superintendents Association (VSA).  Dr. Kay was presented with the Frederick H.

The Vermont Agency has announced that Jan Knutsen earned the 2014 NAIFA-VT (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers) “New Advisor of the Year” award.  The award was presented to Jan at the Annual NAIFA-VT meeting held this year on May 13th at the UVM Davis Center.

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