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Community Capital of Vermont has identified its next Executive Director. Rich Grogan comes to Community Capital with a background of working in and with small businesses as an employee, academic, business advisor, and since 2015, State Director of the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center.

Sean P Grattan, an Essex resident, was recently recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 Bank Advisors for 2017 by Bank Investment Consultant (BIC), a leading information source for bank financial advisors. Grattan is a financial consultant with NBT Financial Services, a division of NBT Wealth Management.

Founding partners Lisa Senecal and Scott Labby announced today the launch of The Maren Group. The Maren Group is a private consulting group focused on issues of economic abuse including sexual harassment, discrimination, domestic violence, and child support enforcement (collectively “SDDC”).

NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property & casualty (P&C), retirement and individual private client solutions, has announced that Theresa S. McGee, CIC, joined its team in Rutland as the Select Business Unit Account Executive for commercial lines.

Norwich University President Richard W Schneider and Commandant of Cadets Col Michael Titus announced that Morgan Woods, of Newton, Mass, has been selected to serve as the 2018-19 Regimental Commander, the highest-ranking cadet of Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets (NUCC).

The Manufacturing Institute announced this week they will award GLOBALFOUNDRIES' (GF) employees Kendra Kreider Goudreau, Kate Wagner and Teresa Bazan with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award.

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) board member Rick Reibstein traveled from Boston to Vermont this week and visited GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) to recognize the company for winning the 2017 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention (MVP2) award. All GF employees receiving the award work at the GF Vermont facility.

Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that Rhonda Nash has joined the company’s Rutland, VT, office as a REALTOR. Having grown up in Vermont, Rhonda has developed that “small town” mentality of helping her neighbors as to working hard just to make a buck!

800response (, a leading provider of toll-free vanity phone numbers and real-time call tracking analytics, announces three new hires to the company’s inside sales and client engagement teams.

Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty is pleased to welcome REALTOR, Bridget Barry Caswell to the firm. A successful Agent since 2005, Bridget will team up with Brian Boardman working with both home buyers and sellers. Together they offer 38+ years of real estate experience in our local market.

The Most Reverend Christopher J Coyne, Bishop of Burlington and President of Rice Memorial High School [RMHS] and the RMHS School Board are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Lisa Lorenz of Milton as the new Principal of Rice. This year, Ms Lorenz has been serving at Rice as Interim Principal and now takes on this permanent role effective today.

On Wednesday, February 7, New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) awarded five, $1000.00 scholarships to members of the Vermont National Guard. Presentation of the scholarships took place at the National Guard Association of Vermont’s Annual Scholarship Breakfast at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Montpelier. A sixth scholarship was presented by the National Guard Association of Vermont.