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Executive Director Leisa Pollander is happy to announce that Elizabeth Pelkey will serve as the new Site Director at its Hunt Middle School Afterschool Program, an enrichment program in collaboration with the Burlington School District. “The Sara Holbrook Community Center is very lucky to have Elizabeth Pelkey join the Center's team,” said Executive Director Leisa Pollander.

NBT Bank President of New England Matthew Durkee announced Emily Cabral has been promoted to Assistant Vice President and Commercial Banking Relationship Manager. In this position, Cabral is responsible for developing and managing business relationships with commercial customers. She is based at NBT Bank’s Vermont Regional Headquarters located at 150 Bank Street in Burlington.

Three attorneys have been elected directors of Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. F David Harlow, an employment and labor attorney in the Brattleboro office, Jennifer E McDonald, a litigator in the Burlington office, and J Zaw Win, a captive insurance attorney in the Burlington office, were elected during the law firm’s annual meeting Dec 16 in Burlington.

This week Secretary Condos was appointed to serve as a member on the Executive Committee for the Council of State Governments (CSG). CSG, a national organization, was founded in 1933, and works to foster the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy.

John K Benson, PE, has been named Vermont’s 2018 Engineer of the Year. Mr Benson, is an owner of Dubois & King, Inc. Erin Parizo, PE, has been named Vermont’s 2018 Young Engineer of the Year. Ms Parizo is a traffic design project manager at the Vermont Agency of Transportation. They will be recognized at the annual Engineers Week banquet on February 23.

Today, Northfield Savings Bank (NSB) announced that Rob Wheeler of Burlington recently joined its experienced Commercial Business Banking team as Vice President of Commercial Banking.

Kinney Pike Insurance, a leading independent insurance agency in Northern New England announced its top producers for 2017. These individuals were recognized for producing the most new business in both personal and commercial lines of insurance. Nicole Cattabriga has been honored as the winner of the 2017 Barwood Sales Achievement Award for personal lines insurance.

Ann Hoogenboom and Harrison Grubbs have joined forces with the 50 people at KSV already focused on sustainable energy marketing. Hoogenboom joins KSV as mission and brand manager for the New York- and Vermont-based advertising agency.

Marie Thresher has joined New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) as Enterprise Risk Program Manager. Ms Thresher’s experience includes over 20 years of expertise within the financial services industry. She holds a BS in Finance from Central Connecticut State University and holds multiple certifications in information systems, risk and audit.

Norwich Solar Technologies is pleased to announce that solar industry veteran Jim Merriam has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer where he will continue his mission of making it easy for businesses, schools, and municipalities to go solar, save money, and do good for the community. Jim comes to Norwich Solar Technologies from SunCommon where he was Vice President of Operations.

Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty is pleased to announce, Mike Trombley has joined the firm as a REALTOR. As the owner of Advance Music Center in Burlington, Mike has been an integral part of the region's music and arts industry for decades. For the last 25 years, he has had a hand in all aspects of the business - committed to making Advance Music Vermont's premier music store.

Attorney Peter B Kunin has been elected managing partner and chief executive officer of the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. He replaces Paul H Ode, Jr, who served as managing partner for the past nine years. “DRM partners have made an excellent choice in electing Peter Kunin to lead the firm,” Ode said.