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People's United Bank announced today the management team of its asset based lending business, People's United Business Capital (PUBCAP). PUBCAP provides senior secured asset-based loans to clients from Maine to Washington, DC and offers loan facilities for companies requiring between $3 million and $25 million.

In co-chairing “the largest-scale curricular change at Saint Michael's College” in some 40 years, Professor of Religious Studies Edward Mahoney and Associate Professor of Chemistry Bret Findley were recognized at the annual SMC Academic Convocation with joint receipt of the Norbert A. Kuntz Service Award for 2011.

A news reporter, a sportscaster, a station executive and a legendary crooner have been named to the Vermont Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

The Alliance Française of the Lake Champlain Region (AFLCR) is pleased to announce that Linda Pervier has been decorated by the French Ministry of Education with les Palmes académiques – a prestigious award created by Napoléon for devotion and accomplishment in teaching French, extended internationally in modern times to include achievement in promoting the French language.

Choice Strategies is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael R. Du Pont to General Manager. Mike has served as Chief Financial Officer for Choice Strategies since 2009 and will now oversee the day to day operations of the entire organization.

The Northern Vermont Center for Sleep Disorders welcomes a new staff member. Innocent C. Ezenwa, MD is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Ezenwa joins Veronika Jedlovszky, MD and David Alsobrook, MD. Dr. Jedlovszky is a pulmonologist and the medical director of the nationally accredited lab.

Bill Young, Executive Director of Maple Leaf Farm is pleased to announce the hiring of Kathryn Battles, MPS, LADC as Clinical Case Manager. Kathryn, a graduate of Tufts University, will work with clients at Maple Leaf Farm and at Transitions, an Intensive Outpatient Program in collaboration with HowardCenter.

The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa, today announced two new additions to its Sales and Marketing Department. Erin Kennedy Knox joins The Essex as Senior Sales manager, and ShawnnaLea Zemanek is the resort’s new Conference Services Manager.

Bill Orleans, owner of PP&D Brochure Distribution of Burlington, VT, and President of the International Association of Professional Brochure Distributors presided over this years annual meeting in Annecy, France. The conference was hosted by Touring Info Services of France.

The Bishop John A. Marshall School in Morrisville is proud to announce its newest addition to the team: Ben Olsen, who will be leading development initiatives for the school.

Christina Chant, formerly assistant professor at Clarion University in Pennsylvania, is a new assistant professor of chemistry at Saint Michael’s College. She began this fall semester and is teaching physical chemistry, lecture and lab, and a general chemistry lab. In the spring, she will be teaching organic chemistry lab.

Stephen Leffler M.D. has been appointed Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Fletcher Allen Health Care. He is currently medical director of the Emergency Department and president of the medical staff.