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The Winooski Family Center was recently presented with the 2017 Sally Fox Award from the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation. Each year, the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation honors Senator Sally Fox by presenting an award in her memory to a Vermont non-profit organization that provides direct services of exceptional merit to children ages birth to 18.

The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) hosted its Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 27, at the First Congregational Church of Burlington. The event is an opportunity to honor the extraordinary contributions by volunteers, community partners and local businesses that support COTS work to end homelessness.

Claremont Savings Bank, a mutual savings bank headquartered in Claremont, New Hampshire announces the promotion of Lynn H. Smith to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). “Lynn has been a valued employee of Claremont Savings Bank for nine years,” said Reggie Greene, President and CEO.

Front Porch Forum is on the move again! FPF expanded into new headquarters this week, still on Burlington’s waterfront, and has hired a new software engineer. Since 2006, FPF has been helping neighbors connect and build community by hosting a statewide network of online local forums. Our strong tech team plays a crucial role in this work.

Fernando Cresta from Nedde Real Estate represented the landlord and Peter Yee from Yellow Sign Commercial represented tenant Movement Mortgage in the leasing of 2,505 +/- square feet of office space at 1889 Williston Road South Burlington, VT. The lease began February 1st, 2017. Photo (left to right): Jay Vallieres (Movement Mortgage) and Fernando Cresta (Nedde Real Estate).

Freeman French Freeman, a full-service architecture, planning, and interior design firm based in Burlington, Vermont, welcomes Catherine Lange as Intern Architect. With a degree in design from Cornell University and a Masters in Architecture from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Catherine brings an exceptionally strong skill set to our 20-person firm.

Award-winning journalist Taylor Dobbs is joining the news team at Vermont’s independent newsweekly, Seven Days. Since September 2013, he’s been a digital reporter at Vermont Public Radio, where he has distinguished himself online and on-air.

Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that Stephanie Douglas has joined the company’s South Burlington, VT, office as a sales associate. Stephanie brings over 20 years of business experience to her passion for real estate.

Austin Nava will join Allen, Brooks & Minor as a Commercial Real Estate Appraiser Trainee. He brings over six years of commercial lending experience, as well as a background in operations management in the construction and property management industries. His experience with multiple facets of commercial real estate will provide a good foundation for his new role as an appraiser.

Vesta Bovair, an insurance industry veteran, has joined National Life Group as executive vice president and head of the company’s operations division.

John Spencer has been with Inntopia, the Stowe-based tech company since 2006 and has over twenty-five years of experience in Information Technology.

Award Winning Chef, Christian Kruse, takes the helm of the popular local eatery, Vergennes Laundry, on October 31st, 2017. Owners Didier and Julianne Murat transformed the original laundromat on 257 Main Street, in Vergennes, to a French inspired bakery in 2010.