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Community Bank NA is pleased to announce Joyce Werzer has joined its New England Commercial Lending team as vice president, commercial banking officer. Werzer brings to the team 30 years of experience in the financial industry.

NBT Bank’s New England Regional President Matthew Durkee announced David Micklas has been hired as the Branch Manager for NBT’s Williston Office. Micklas has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining NBT Bank, he was a Mortgage Loan Officer for KeyBank in the Burlington, VT area. Prior to that, he served as Branch Manager for KeyBank’s Burlington Office.

Five candidates are vying for three open seats this year on the board of the Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC). The election will open April 17 and will end, and winners will be declared, at the VEC Annual Meeting at Smugglers’ Notch Resort May 12. Every year, co-op members elect local representatives to serve on VEC’s twelve-member board.

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) is pleased to announce that Professional Manufacturing & Business Growth Advisors Jon Bates, Karl Swanke and Carla Wuthrich have completed the requirements necessary to be named Innovation Engineering Blue Belts.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has announced the appointment of Vermont Community Loan Fund Executive Director Will Belongia to the Bank's New England Community Development Advisory Council (CDAC). The New England CDAC is comprised of fourteen representatives from community development organizations from the private, public, and non-profit sectors.

AllEarth Rail, LLC is pleased to announce the hiring of Steve Wichmann as Director of Mechanical Operations. Wichmann comes to AllEarth Rail with twenty-two years of experience switching, running, and managing railroad operations. He also brings expertise in working on railroad equipment, steam and diesel engines, and passenger cars.

The Hospital Medicine Department at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) is pleased to welcome Nurse Practitioner Rebecca Filson. Filson has worked as a registered nurse on the medical floors, the intensive care unit, and as a clinical care coordinator at SVMC since 2011.

We are excited to introduce you to Valerie Goldberg RDN, CD, of Whole Health Nutrition. Whole Health Nutrition is a South Burlington based nutrition consulting practice with satellite sites throughout Chittenden county. Modern science validates that the food we eat has a powerful influence on our health. And yet, sometimes information about nutrition can be confusing and overwhelming.

The Vermont Association of Insurance Professionals is pleased to announce that Katie Doherty from Vermont Mutual Insurance Group has become the newest member of the VTAIP. Membership in VTAIP is an industry commitment to the insurance community through leadership development, career enhancement and creating relationships with other industry related connections.

Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that Sarah MacLeod has joined the company’s South Burlington, VT, office as a Sales Associate. Sarah is a native Vermonter who has traveled to and lived in many states and several other countries.

Scott Dikeman of Rutland, VT has joined The Bank of Bennington as a Vice President in the Commercial Lending department. He will work with business customers out of the Rutland office on Woodstock Ave. “We are delighted to welcome Scott to The Bank of Bennington.

The Vermont Agency recently awarded their top 2017 agents at their annual awards banquet which was held at the Hilton in Burlington.