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Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, PC has announced that Ritchie E. Berger has been selected for inclusion in BTI Consulting’s list of The 2013 BTI Client Service All-Stars, in the area of Complex Litigation. The BTI Consulting Group (BTI) is a leading provider of strategic research to the legal community.

Bill Orleans, owner of PP&D Brochure Distribution of Burlington, is pleased to announce the hiring of Janice Aebi-Magee as an account manager and sales rep. She will be specializing in working with new clients who want their brochures placed in Greater Burlington, including at PP&D’s new locations; The Burlington Boathouse, Waterfront Info Center and the Hilton Hotel.

Philip Steckler of Country Business, Inc. of Brattleboro, VT, has been selected as one of the 2012 Pratt’s Stats Hall of Fame award winner. Pratt Stats, owned by Business Valuation Resources, is a database of completed transactions.

The Vermont Human Rights Commission (HRC) has chosen Karen Richards, director of the Poverty Law Project at Vermont Legal Aid, to serve as the commission’s new executive director.

On January 25, 2013 at their Annual Meeting, the Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association (VWMA) honored Brent Karner of Clearlake Furniture with the 2012 VWMA Woodworker of the Year Award and the Vermont House Agriculture Committee with the 2012 Friend of the Industry Award.

Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) announced today Area Business Advisors Ross Hart and Steve Densham passed the Small Business Administration (SBA) Intermediate Level Export and Trade Counseling Exam.

Waterbury Tourism Council Announces New Board of Directors

Lorelei Wyman, P.T. ATRIC has joined Pam Eldredge-Chevalier, P.T. at Central Vermont Medical Center’s Waterbury Rehab Services office located in the Thatcher Brook Inn on Route 100 North in Waterbury.

Paul Frank + Collins P.C. is pleased to announce that staff member Catherine (“Katie”) Haining has earned an Associate in Claims (AIC) designation from The Insurance Institutes of America (IIA). The AIC designation is a professional designation designed to provide claims professionals with enhanced skill training to handle different types of claims.

The Waterbury Tourism Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Suzanne Pelckmann to the position of Administrative Assistant. This is the first ever paid position created by the Council.

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, has named Brennyn C. Daniels the Store Manager of the store located at 350 Canada St. in Lake George, N.Y. An Assistant Vice President, she is responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, managing personnel and overseeing the day-to-day operations at the store serving customers throughout the area.

 St Michael’s College President John J. Neuhauser will be a tournament judge for the FIRST Tech Challenge Championship, a technology contest involving some 400 to 450 high school students from Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Michigan.