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Three hundred women from throughout Vermont gathered at the Sheraton on November 2 for the 10th annual Key4Women Forum to discuss courage in leadership and why courage is vital to the achievement of success by women in business.

The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) announces the election of three new officers to its Board of Directors: Michael J. New as Board Chair; Brigitte Ritchie as Vice Chair and Patrick Thornton, who was re-elected as Treasurer.

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Robert Purcell of Georgia, VT has joined Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) as Financial Analyst. Purcell brings vast accounting and analytical experience ranging from accounting positions at Wells Fargo to account management in the captive insurance industry. He also brings strong systems and process improvement skills.

Dee Physical Therapy, with locations in South Burlington and Shelburne is pleased to announce that Richard Tremblay PT, DPT has joined their growing physical therapy staff.

Vermont Technical College has appointsed Martha Trombley Oakes to the newly created post of Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement. Trombley Oakes, who is a native Vermonter, comes to Vermont Tech from National Life Group in Montpelier where she served as president and CEO of the National Life Group Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Charles (Chuck) Pizer has joined Vermont Public Television, the statewide public television network, as community engagement director. He will develop partnerships with community organizations, educational groups and other agencies to enhance VPT’s reach and impact throughout the audience area.

Local performers Jamie Polli, Tim Kavanagh, and Bill Moller have created Game Shows VT, marketing live game shows as a team-building tool for local companies and organizations. Polli hosted the game show "Survey Says!" for over nine years on public access Channel 15.

After nearly 30 years on the job – 22 of them as the Director of Bromley Mountain’s Ski and Snowboard School – Peter Robertson has decided to move on to other pursuits.

Otter Creek Brewing Co, LLC of Middlebury, Vermont is excited to announce that Jim Lomax, formerly the head brewer at the Shed Brewery in Stowe, Vermont has joined the Otter Creek Brewing family. Jim will start on Monday, November 7.

Judy Tarr Tartaglia recently appointed Dr. Sarah Swift as Director of Central Vermont Medical Center’s Hospitalist Program. She most recently served as an inpatient attending physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in the division of Hospital Medicine. She was also on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Gifford Medical Center beloved family physician Dr. Ken Borie of Randolph has been chosen as nursing home Medical Director of the Year by the Vermont Health Care Association.

Eileen Townsend, a top producing real estate agent in Greater Burlington and Chittenden County, offers more than 20 years of expertise in marketing, communications and business management — a solid skillset for success in today’s competitive real estate environment.