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Ron Manganiello, Founding Volunteer of Bike Recycle Vermont (BRV) in Burlington, will be honored as “an ordinary citizen accomplishing extraordinary things” on the nationally-acclaimed eTown broadcast airing the week of January 18th.

Seven lawyers from Paul Frank + Collins P.C. were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 for the following practice area:
• S. Crocker Bennett, II - Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation
• Robert G. Cain - Workers’ Compensation law
• Peter M. Collins - Real Estate Law

Company: National Life Group Beth Rusnock has been named president and chief executive officer of the National Life Group Charitable Foundation.

Bill Labonte has recently joined the business development team at First Choice Communications. Labonte has been in sales for the past 27 years, working in the beverage wholesale, automobile, and retail markets. Labonte is hard working and prides himself on being a man of his word. He has lived in Deerfield Valley all his life and been married for 29 years.

Ken Gibbons, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Joel S. Bourassa to the Bank’s Northern New Hampshire Advisory Board. Bourassa, General Manager of InnSeason Resorts Pollard Brook in Lincoln, NH brings extensive travel and tourism experience as well as strong ties to the community.

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company announces the addition of Dave Bollinger to the company’s Board of Directors.

“Marji Graf, is promoted to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, effective immediately”, says Bill Dakin, Chair of the Board of Directors. “Marji is truly an impressive asset to Chamber members. Her leadership and ability to market the Okemo Valley has been outstanding and inspiring.

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) welcomes Evan M. Ginsberg, MD, FACP, Internist, to the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Ginsberg has provided Internal Medicine and Primary Care to patients ranging in ages from 16 years old to senior citizens for the past 31 years.

The Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties announced at their Fall Annual Board Retreat the appointment of four new members for the VNA Board of Directors.

November brought seven new additions to the MyWebGrocer team. The new members joined the departments of customer support, software engineering, search engine optimization, and project coordination.

Barre resident Roxanne Jarvis was named Auxilian of the Year at the annual meeting of the Central Vermont Medical Center Auxiliary.

Molly Dillon, Senior Trust and Community Banking Officer at Merchants Bank, announced that David W. LaForest has joined the Merchants Trust Company as a Senior Relationship Manager in the Manchester office.
LaForest comes to Merchants following a 20-year career at Chittenden Bank, now People’s United Bank, working primarily in the Trust Department.