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The ribbon is cut at the Chamber Ribbon Cutting Celebration at Small Dog Electronics in Downtown Rutland by Don Mayer, Co-owner & CEO; Hapy Mayer, Co-owner, CFO & COO and Rutland Mayor Chris Louras.

Producers of four Vermont Public Television programs were notified April 30 that they received EMMY® Award nominations in the 36th annual competition. The Boston/New England chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences sponsors the awards, which honor programs made in 2012.

Norwich University officials announced Lt. Gen. Mark Bowman, Director of Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Cyber (C4) for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be the honored speaker for the university’s 2013 Joint Commissioning Ceremony on Sunday, May 12, at 1 p.m. in Shapiro Field House.

Sandy McGuire was recently selected as HowardCenter’s new Director of Finance and Administration. She succeeds Charles Stringer who will retire in June. McGuire came to HowardCenter in 1999 and is currently the Financial Manager for HowardCenter’s Child, Youth, and Family Services. Prior to coming to HowardCenter, she worked in the private business sector.

The new director of Global Learning Partners, Inc (GLP) consulting branch is Vermonter Kate Larose. GLP is an international training and consulting firm based virtually in Vermont, Toronto, New Orleans, Boston, Raleigh, Portland, ME and Atlanta. 

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) has welcomed Roxanne Vought as internship and special projects manager. Vought will manage VBSR’s intern program, which links students approaching graduation from Vermont colleges and universities to exciting job opportunities with Vermont businesses.

Anita Bourgeois, Vice President of Cash Management & Government Banking, announced an addition to the Government Banking Group: Hope Crifo has joined as a Municipal Lender in the Barre office.

“Rotary clubs have been serving the needs of communities worldwide since 1905,” stated Lindel James Montpelier Rotary Club President.

Kristin Gilbert, RN, of Associates in Pediatrics – Barre has been recognized as Vermont’s 2013 Childhood Immunization Champion by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). When asked how she felt about this honor, Gilbert replied: “It’s my job.”

Joel Najman, host of the rock and roll music and history program My Place on Vermont Public Radio, has been honored in a resolution by the Vermont Legislature.
The Legislature congratulated him on 30 years as “Vermont Public Radio’s rock and roll impresario.”

Hanifah Presley, a student at Southern Vermont College (SVC), received the Engaged Student Award from Vermont Campus Campact (VCC) at the 2013 Engaged Campus Forum. VCC is a consortium of Vermont’s colleges and universities committed to civic engagement. The recognition reception and ceremony was held on April 12 at the Sheraton in Burlington, Vt.

Joan Wagner of South Burlington is the key person facilitating community-engaged learning on the Saint Michael's College campus. She was recognized for her role in integrating service and community engagement into the Saint Michael’s curriculum by winning the top award at the Vermont Campus Compact Engaged Campus Forum held April 12th at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center.