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Armistead Caregiver Services announces that Julie McKenney has been hired as the new Operations Manager for the Lebanon, NH branch.

Chef Birong, Chef/Owner of 3 Squares Café in Vergennes, Vermont has been named one of the Stowe Wine & Food Classic’s Grand Tasting Chefs. Chef Birong’s hearty creations will be featured on Sunday, June 26th at the Grand Tasting Event at the Stowe Wine & Food Classic being held at the Trapp Family Lodge.

 David Silverman, President of Union Bank is pleased to announce that Kenneth Gibbons, Chief Executive Officer of the Bank has been elected Chair of the Bank’s Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting held on May 18, 2011. Gibbons is also the CEO of Union Bankshares, Inc. and Chair of the Bankshares Board of Directors. Two officers were promoted at the Annual Meeting: Therése (Terry) H.

Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Jacklyn Santerre of Colchester has been promoted from Assistant Director of Homeownership Programs to Director of Homeownership.

Every year, two members of the School of Business Administration's faculty are awarded "Teacher of the Year" by the graduating class. Professor Allison Kingsley was honored with the undergraduate award, Professor Willy Cats-Baril was given the graduate award.

Cara Cookson, an attorney at Langrock, Sperry & Wool, LLP, has been appointed to the Vermont Human Services Board. The Board is a seven-member panel appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, and acts as a fair hearing board on appeals of matters before the Agency of Human Services. Members serve six-year terms.

Joseph J. O’Donnell, owner of Bromley Mountain ski area and Vermont’s summer Adventure, announced today a leadership change at Bromley.

Sugar River Bank is pleased to announce that Angela Kissell has recently joined its Newport Office as a Loan Officer in the residential lending department. She has more than 13 years of banking experience, having begun her career with Banknorth Mortgage of Brattleboro, Vermont.

Vermont Teddy Bear Company announces the promotion of Amy Sylvia to Director of Distribution. In her new role, Amy will be overseeing the management of the receiving, warehouse, onsite and remote fulfillment, personalization, shipping, facilities and inventory control functions. Amy joined the Company full time in May of 1993 as a production employee.

 Larry Sudbay, President and Chief Executive Officer of SymQuest® Group, the region’s leading provider of network and document technology solutions and services, is pleased to announce the addition of Chelsea J. Sanford to the company. As Contract Administrator, Ms.

Susan Peterson, a Real Estate Sales Professional in Essex Junction, has joined Keller Williams Realty Green Mountain Properties. Susan Peterson believes that successful real estate transactions are produced when you couple them with a successful and genuine agent.

President and CEO of TwinState, Devi Momot, announced today that David Scott, Network Engineer, has earned his Microsoft Systems Engineer Certification (MCSE), which is the advanced certification path for experienced administrators with a strong engineering background. Mr. Scott successfully passed six core exams and one elective to receive the certification.