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Ken Gibbons, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Joel S. Bourassa to the Bank’s Northern New Hampshire Advisory Board. Bourassa, General Manager of InnSeason Resorts Pollard Brook in Lincoln, NH brings extensive travel and tourism experience as well as strong ties to the community.

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company announces the addition of Dave Bollinger to the company’s Board of Directors.

“Marji Graf, is promoted to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, effective immediately”, says Bill Dakin, Chair of the Board of Directors. “Marji is truly an impressive asset to Chamber members. Her leadership and ability to market the Okemo Valley has been outstanding and inspiring.

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) welcomes Evan M. Ginsberg, MD, FACP, Internist, to the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Ginsberg has provided Internal Medicine and Primary Care to patients ranging in ages from 16 years old to senior citizens for the past 31 years.

The Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties announced at their Fall Annual Board Retreat the appointment of four new members for the VNA Board of Directors.

November brought seven new additions to the MyWebGrocer team. The new members joined the departments of customer support, software engineering, search engine optimization, and project coordination.

Barre resident Roxanne Jarvis was named Auxilian of the Year at the annual meeting of the Central Vermont Medical Center Auxiliary.

Molly Dillon, Senior Trust and Community Banking Officer at Merchants Bank, announced that David W. LaForest has joined the Merchants Trust Company as a Senior Relationship Manager in the Manchester office.
LaForest comes to Merchants following a 20-year career at Chittenden Bank, now People’s United Bank, working primarily in the Trust Department.

The VT SHRM State Council has selected Donna Austin-Hawley as the 2011 VT State HR Professional of the Year. Mrs. Austin-Hawley has demonstrated exceptional leadership throughout her career in Human Resources. She has been a key business partner at her current employer, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, and has been a mentor for many HR professionals in the area.

The Burlington Business Association welcomed Russ Elek as the organization’s new Communications Specialist in late October. Elek will work to streamline the organization’s public communication, social media and membership outreach efforts while helping support the BBA's mission.

Dee Physical Therapy, with clinics in South Burlington and Shelburne, VT is pleased to announce that Pauline Masley, PT, DPT has joined their growing physical therapy staff . Pauline is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and UVM’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Calm Moments Spa located at 101 Main street Ludlow Vermont would like to introduce and welcome Kri, Stacey, Brandan and Kristen to our staff. Each of them have excellent training and skills in the spa world.