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Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence (formerly Hickok & Boardman Group Benefits) is pleased to announce its recent hire of Brenda Sabin as its Director of HR Compliance and Support Services.

KSV, a Burlington-based marketing agency, proudly welcomes their new copywriter Andrea Estey.

The Primmer law firm, with offices in Burlington and Montpelier, Vermont and Manchester, Littleton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is proud to announce that the following attorneys have been selected for 2014 Best Lawyers in America in their fields.

On August 6-8, 2013 MMIC participated in the National Veterans Small Business Conference held at America’s Center Convention Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri. VP of Sales & Marketing, Mark Munroe, and Regional Sales Manager, Paul Schweizer, had the opportunity to meet with many Veterans Affairs Procurement Decision Makers.

On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new branch at 1000 Shelburne Rd. in South Burlington. Groundbreaking took place on October 22nd, 2012. The 3,900 sq. ft. branch was designed by Freeman French Freeman architects. Stewart Construction served as general contractor for the project.

Gov. Peter Shumlin appointed Betty Rambur, a registered nurse and professor of Nursing and Health Policy at the University of Vermont, to serve on the five-member Green Mountain Care Board. She will fill out the term of board member Al Gobeille, who has become Chair of the Board.

In July the Information Technology Department at The Vermont Teddy Bear Company welcomed Daniel Lefebvre as the new Application Developer for the websites and supporting systems. This position will help design, develop and grow great ecommerce websites for the multiple brands of Vermont Teddy Bear. Daniel comes to VTB with 12 years of Web programming and marketing specialist experience.

Cigna Insurance of Bloomfield, Conn., has recognized Southern Vermont Medical Center endocrinologist David M. Gorson, MD, FACE, with the Cigna Care Designated Physician award. This designation uses national standards to recognize physicians who provide high-quality, cost-effective medical care.

Vermont Trophy & Engraving has announced the retirement of co-owner Steve Swett. Steve and Margi bought the business in 1996, after Steve’s 32 year career in trust banking. Now, after 17 years as a small business owner, Steve feels he’s earned the chance to relax and sleep in.

Kimberly Luebbers, MSHS, RN, BSN, OCN, has been appointed Assistant Dean for Clinical Research Administration effective August 16, 2013, overseeing the Office of Clinical Trials Research and administration of the Clinical Research Center.

State Director, Linda Rossi, announced that Ross Hart has been selected as the 2013 State Star of Vermont Small Business Development Center.
“I am pleased to make this announcement, and to recognize Ross for his contributions and commitment to our organization over the past five years. He has become a highly respected member of the VtSBDC team.”

Lisa Ventriss, President of Vermont Business Roundtable and Mary Powell, CEO, Green Mountain Power and Chair of the Roundtable Board of Directors have announced the organization’s newest member, Mark Foley, Jr., Owner and President of Foley Services.