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Life-long Vermonter and partner at Elder Care Connections of Vermont, Annemarie Miner has received her Certified Care Manager designation from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers and is also now recognized as a Certified Geriatric Care Manager by the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.

Vermont Family Network (VFN) welcomed Laurie Gunn as its newest member of the Board of Directors during the organization’s Annual Meeting in May.

Spherion Staffing Services a recruiting, staffing and workforce solutions provider, announced today that Ken Ballard, franchise owner of the Burlington, Vermont office is the recipient of the President’s Award for 2011. This is the fourth time Ballard has earned this coveted award.

Allen C. B. Horsley, an attorney practicing in Stowe, has joined the Board of Directors of the Lamoille Economic Development Corporation. Horsley joined Barr & Associates, P.C. in 2008 as “of counsel” and specializes in commercial, business, real estate and general litigation.

Trumbull-Nelson Construction Company, Inc. of Hanover, New Hampshire has announced the promotion of Dale Bacon of Windsor, VT to Project Superintendent.
Mr. Bacon, a long-term employee of the Company, has served as Project Foreman on a wide variety of residential, commercial and institutional work prior to this promotion.

Respected Essex Junction attorney and Shelburne resident, Stephen A. Unsworth, attended an educational conference in Williamsburg, VA during the first week of May hosted by the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.

What to do with the millions — even billions — of jugs, shampoo bottles and other types of plastics that most often end up in trash dumps around the world? Tyler McNaney, a 19-year-old freshman has invented the answer.

Lisa Sweet of Essex, VT has joined PayData as a Client Service Representative. Lisa brings several years of customer service experience. Prior to joining the team at PayData, Lisa previously worked for PrimeLending as a mortgage loan processer.

Last week, Vermont Tech celebrated the achievements of the final class to graduate under the Telecommunications Technology Program for FairPoint Communications, a groundbreaking workforce educational partnership between FairPoint Communications and Vermont Tech.

Francine Serwili-Ngunga, Diversity Recruitment and Retention Specialist at the Burlington School District, has been selected to receive a 2012 Governor's Award for Outstanding Community Service. This award honors individuals, groups and businesses that best exemplify the spirit of volunteerism and community service in Vermont.

Sugarbush Resort announces the hiring or Richard Scarzello as Head Chef at Timbers Restaurant.

Anne Galante never planned to be a physician.