VBM recognizes Vermont’s Rising Stars Class of 2017

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VBM recognizes Vermont’s Rising Stars Class of 2017

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:57pm -- tim
Outstanding young leaders chosen for contributions to the Vermont economy and their community

VERMONTBIZ.COM Vermont Business Magazine is proud to announce the winners of its Rising Stars recognition award. The list is comprised of 40 winners under the age of 40. Award recipients were selected by a panel of judges for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and involvement in their communities.

“We are thrilled by the response to this initiative to recognize these up-and-coming leaders,” said VBM Publisher John Boutin. “We received over 150 outstanding nominations this year. The seven judges had a difficult time picking the top 40. These young professionals have chosen to make Vermont home.  For these young professionals it’s not just about business. It’s about them making a difference in their communities,” Boutin said.

Vermont Business Magazine will honor Vermont's most accomplished young leaders at the Rising Stars dinner on November 9th. The dinner will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington. The honorees will also be featured in the November issue of Vermont Business Magazine.

FAST FACTS: Of the 40 honorees, there are 13 men and 27 women. There are 16 from Chittenden County, 9 from Rutland County, 5 from Washington County, 3 from Franklin County , 2 from Windsor County, 1 from Grand Isle County,  1 from Windham County, 1 from Addison County and 1 from Bennington County.  The average age of the winners is 31 years old. The oldest is 39 and the youngest is 23 years old.

Rising Stars Class of 2017

Robert Backlund - The UnSQuare Crafter - Burlington

Daniel Barlow - Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility - Barre

Alexander Beck - Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation - Brattleboro

Elonda Beverly - National Life and EB Consulting - Williston

Mandy Bradley - Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs - Rutland

Dakota Brizendine - Commonwealth Financial Group - Colchester

Hannah Burnett - UVM Foundation - Burlington

Caitlin Christiana Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce - Springfield

Joseph Daigneault - PC Construction - South Burlington

Evan Deutsch - Oxbow - Burlington

Daniel Doenges - Vermont Sport & Fitness Club - Rutland

Leslie Doenges - Vermont Sport & Fitness Club - Rutland

Myra Flynn - Self-employed - West Brookfield

Daniel Franklin - Phoenix Diagnostic Labs - Barre

Dylan Giambatista - State of Vermont - Essex Junction

Corey Grenier - Seven Days - Winooski

Matt Harrington - The Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce - Bennington

Ryan Huggins - Sundae Month - Winooski

Leyna Jackson - Vermont Teddy Bear Company - Shelburne

Pete Jewett Burlington Bytes - Burlington

Jilliene Johnson - University of Vermont - Burlington

Laura Kessen - Dealer.com | Step Into Action - VT - Essex

Kelly Klein - Groennfell Meadery - Colchester

Nina Lesser-Goldsmith - Healthy Living Market -  South Burlington

Faye Longo - Vermont Community Loan Fund - Montpelier

Lindsay Cahill Lord - Norwich University - Northfield

Nicole Morris - Champlain College - Burlington

Andy Paluch - Come Alive Outside - Rutland

Laura Pierce - Cerner Corporation - Rutland

Shannon Poole - Heritage Family Credit Union - Rutland

Tonya Poutry - Islander - North Hero

Peggy Price - Stern Center for Language and Learning - Williston

Justin Rainville - Comcast - Franklin

Lisa Ryan - BROC Community Action - Rutland

Jessie Swetel - Vermont Trophy & Engraving - Colchester

Carolyn Weir - Vermont Community Foundation - Middlebury

Matthew Whitcomb Rutland Regional Medical Center - Rutland

Becca White - SunCommon - Waterbury

Jennifer Wilcox - WCAX - Fairfax

Eliza Wilcox - Green Mountain Power - Hubbardton

CLICK HERE for the Rising Stars Web page