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Merchants Bank announced today the confirmation of Janette Bombardier to the board of directors of Merchants Bank. Ms. Bombardier is the Director of Site Operations and Senior Location Executive for the IBM Vermont facility.

Vermont Family Network (VFN) is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors. These individuals are highly committed to VFN’s mission of promoting better health, education, and well-being for all children and families with a focus on children and young adults with special needs.

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets has announced the appointment of Alan Graham to State Entomologist. Graham has served on staff at the Agency since 2001, most recently as Vector Management Coordinator.

St. Johnsbury attorney Deborah Bucknam was unanimously elected as vice chair of the Vermont Republican Party at the Vermont Republican State Committee Meeting on Saturday, February 23, 2013.

DuBois & King, Inc., consulting engineers announce that Iris Davis has joined the firm as a Mechanical Designer. A recent graduate of the Vermont Technical College, Ms. Davis earned two Bachelor’s degrees: one in Architecture and one in Sustainable Design and Technology as well as an Associate’s Degree in Architecture and Building Technology. Ms.

The Lamoille Economic Development Corporation has elected two new members to its Board: Laurie Hammond, the Controller/IT Manager of Turtle Fur Company in Morrisville and Adam Lory, an Agent for Poulos Insurance, Inc. also in Morrisville.

Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, PC has announced that Ritchie E. Berger has been selected for inclusion in BTI Consulting’s list of The 2013 BTI Client Service All-Stars, in the area of Complex Litigation. The BTI Consulting Group (BTI) is a leading provider of strategic research to the legal community.

Bill Orleans, owner of PP&D Brochure Distribution of Burlington, is pleased to announce the hiring of Janice Aebi-Magee as an account manager and sales rep. She will be specializing in working with new clients who want their brochures placed in Greater Burlington, including at PP&D’s new locations; The Burlington Boathouse, Waterfront Info Center and the Hilton Hotel.

Philip Steckler of Country Business, Inc. of Brattleboro, VT, has been selected as one of the 2012 Pratt’s Stats Hall of Fame award winner. Pratt Stats, owned by Business Valuation Resources, is a database of completed transactions.

The Vermont Human Rights Commission (HRC) has chosen Karen Richards, director of the Poverty Law Project at Vermont Legal Aid, to serve as the commission’s new executive director.

On January 25, 2013 at their Annual Meeting, the Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association (VWMA) honored Brent Karner of Clearlake Furniture with the 2012 VWMA Woodworker of the Year Award and the Vermont House Agriculture Committee with the 2012 Friend of the Industry Award.

Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) announced today Area Business Advisors Ross Hart and Steve Densham passed the Small Business Administration (SBA) Intermediate Level Export and Trade Counseling Exam.