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People Making Good P has hired Phil Tucker as Account Director, a senior position at the public relations agency with offices in Burlington Vt. and Boston Ma. Tucker brings meaningful, agency-side experience to PMG.

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce congratulates Creative Space & Sean Dye Studio on the opening of its new gallery on Vergennes’ Main Street. Now located at 214 Main Street, the gallery and studio is open Wednesday through Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 4 p.m. Its telephone number is 802-877-3850 and can be found on the web at

The National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (“NFPA”) is pleased to announce Laurie Noyes, RPÒ of Colchester, Vermont has been elected as the NFPA Region V Director. 

Henry Marckres, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture’s Consumer Protection Chief and resident maple syrup expert was awarded the prestigious Lynn Reynolds Award for Leadership in the Maple Industry at the annual meeting of the North American Maple Syrup Council and the International Maple Syrup Institute (IMSI) held  October 21-23 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Berkshire Bank and its Foundation have announced their pledge to donate up to $25,000 to local food banks through December 31, 2014—donating $1 for every Berkshire account that converts to eStatements.  The campaign prompts the Bank’s customers to move their accounts from paper statements to electronic statements—called eStatements—in an effort to reduce their carbon footprint through reducing

Champlain Community Services (CCS), Inc. announces an award of $100,000 over three years from The Gibney Family Foundation of South Burlington. The grant represents an investment that enables CCS to fully launch its School2Work career development initiative for high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced today that it has awarded $7,500 to Vermont Works for Women in Winooski.

A number of dignitaries recently placed their ceremonial shovels in the ground, including Norwich University President Richard W. Schneider, University of Vermont Health Network-Central Vermont Medical Center President and CEO Judy Tartaglia, and Green Mountain Family Practice Medical Director Craig Sullivan, MD.

"The ability to attract young women is a significant challenge faced by the engineering community,” the National Academy of Engineering wrote in an influential 1999 editorial in its publication, The Bridge.

Carol Flint, Executive Director and Mary Jean Inglee President of the Board of Directors of BROC – Community Action in Southwestern Vermont cut the ribbon at the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the new location of  BROC – Community Action in Southwestern Vermont.  The new location, 45 Union St.

Spherion Staffing Services, a local recruiting, staffing and workforce solutions provider backed by the resources of a $2 billion global workforce leader, announced that Ken Ballard, franchise owner of the South Burlington office, is celebrating a major milestone - 25 years of exceptional service to local employees and clients.

Lamoille Home Health & Hospice was pleased to accept a donation in the amount of $5000 from Stowe Rotary President, Iain Davies.  Executive Director Kathy Demars along with Board Chair, Neal Fisher, and Clinical Director, Jennifer Beebe accepted the check on behalf of the Agency.