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Virgin Holidays, part of Sir Richard Branson’s world-renowned Virgin Travel Group, has named the Green Mountain Inn ‘Best Hotel – Snow’ at the annual World Travel Market award ceremony in London this past November. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin recently presented the award to Green Mountain Inn’s General Manager Ken Biederman and Innkeeper Patti Clark.

John P. McCarthy of St. Albans has been named Associate Director of Payroll Services for Saint Michael’s College. He started at the Catholic liberal arts institution January 3. Mr. McCarthy was senior accountant/payroll manager for the City of Burlington from 2008 to the present.

 ARC Mechanical Contractors is proud to announce the recent NORA (National Oilheat Research Alliance) certification of four service technicians. Adam Cate, a North Sutton, NH, resident; Shaylor Duranleau, a Claremont, NH, resident; Rob Ingalls, a Thetford, VT, resident, and Ray Welch, a Wentworth, NH, resident are now Silver Certified Technicians.

Gov. Peter Shumlin has announced the appointment of attorney Barry D. Peterson of Fletcher as Magistrate Judge of the Family Division of Vermont’s Superior Courts. Peterson has held the post in an acting capacity in Chittenden, Lamoille, and Franklin counties as needed in recent years.

The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) – the only organization approved by the American Bar Association to offer certification in the area of elder law - has announced that Glenn A. Jarrett, Esq. of Burlington, Vermont has successfully completed its examination leading to such certification.

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announces the appointment of five new board members. “The staff and current board of VBSR are pleased to welcome five talented and capable people to serve on the VBSR Board of Directors.

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) welcomes Steven Hertford, MD to the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Hertford most recently worked as an Emergency Room Physician at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brattleboro, VT, and prior to his tenure there, provided primary care, urgent care and emergency care to patients in facilities in Vermont, Maine and Pennsylvania.

Vermont Teddy Bear Company (VTBC) would like to announce some recent promotions within the company.

Adirondack Audiology Associates is pleased to welcome Dr. Kari Harsh to their healthcare practice team in the Potsdam office.

Charley Thompson has been newly appointed as the Major Gifts Officer for the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. In this role Charley will interact with alumni, faculty, students, external partners, and donors in an effort to keep all parties informed on developments and opportunities within the College.

Deb Ellis, President of the Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF) Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Orly Yadin to the Executive Director position. Yadin’s responsibilities will include fundraising, programming, providing organizational and administrative support and oversight, and ensuring the goals and mission of the festival are met.

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.