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Williston Remodeler Mike Gervais has been appointed to the State and Local Government Affairs Committee and the Environmental Issues Committee of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Gervais is president of Prime Renovation Group and DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen of Northern Vermont.

iTECH has announced that CEO Kishore Khandavalli is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 Award for New England. The Ernst & Young the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

New England environmentalists will have a unique view into the challenges and accomplishments of the environmental movement in China in June when Professor Wang Canfa stops in Montreal and Burlington.

Champlain College has announced Alison Johnson of Burlington was named the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations. Prior to coming to Champlain, Johnson was the Director of Marketing and Outreach at Vermont Council for Quality in Colchester for the past six years. She holds both an Associates Degree and a Bachelors Degree in Business from Champlain College.

Engelberth Construction is pleased to announce that TJ Vadney, has joined the company as Director of Business Development and will be working out of our Keene, NH office.

Seven Days, Vermont’s only alternative print and online weekly, has hired a new staff writer — reporter Lauren Ober, formerly of the Burlington Free Press.

Each year, the Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORSR (NVBR) recognizes REALTORSR who stand out among real estate agents in our industry and local community. Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty is proud to congratulate two of our RealtorsR who received prestigious honors.

Ten phlebotomists have graduated from a training program developed by the Fletcher Allen Workforce Development Institute and are now working in their new positions at Fletcher Allen Health Care. The students have been employed full-time by Fletcher Allen since April 20.

The results of the 2009 Independent Publisher Regional Book Awards (IPPYs) were announced ( North Country Public Radio¹s Stories, Food, Life is the recipient of a Gold Medal for Best Regional Non-fiction.

Rep. Peter Welch today announced the hiring of two Vermonters for positions in his Washington and Vermont offices.
Brent Raymond, a Swanton native and Williston resident, will join Welch’s Vermont office as Business Liaison. Julia Drost, a Brownsville native and University of Vermont graduate, will join Welch’s Washington office as Staff Assistant.

Champlain College celebrated its long-time employees, announced faculty promotions and awarded two top awards to faculty and staff on May 15 at a year-end dinner held at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center.
Champlain College President David F. Finney presented the following awards:

Emily Joselson, a partner at Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP, has been named by the board of the Vermont Association for Justice (VTAJ) as secretary. VTAJ is a 30- year-old association of trial attorneys dedicated to protecting the legal rights of Vermont citizens injured by the misconduct or negligence of others.