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Over the last several months, Saint Michael's College has named four new members to its governing board of trustees and has announced a new board chairman.

Donna M. Rizzo has been selected for the Jackie M. Gribbons Leadership Award, presented to a woman who has demonstrated leadership ability, served as a model and mentor, developed innovative programs and contributed significantly to the institution and profession.

Mount Snow has announced that Day Franzen, an industry acclaimed terrain park veteran, has been hired as the new Freestyle Terrain Manager for Carinthia; the East’s number one terrain park system. Franzen comes to Mount Snow with almost 20 years experience designing, building and managing freestyle terrain parks across the country.

Keller Williams Realty has announced that Nate Hayward, owner of Hayward Design Build, and a realtor with Keller Williams Realty Green Mountain Properties, has won the Better Home Award for Single Family Home Over 3,000 Square Feet- Cost under $500,000 at the 2011 Vermont Home Builders and Remodelers Association Awards Banquet.

From jazzy Jives to tantalizing Tangos six Rutland County professionals paired with six area dance professionals danced to raise over $13,500 for Kids on the Move Pediatric Rehabilitation program and Children and Family services of the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice.

The Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility is pleased to announce the hiring of Becky Cohen as their new Internship Program & Special Projects Manager. Knowledge of marketing, customer support and business will make her a valuable asset to the VBSR team.

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.

Michael T. Norris has recently joined Holden Financial Services Inc. as an account executive to work out of their Middlebury and Rutland offices. Prior to Holden, Mike worked at a Burlington agency for several years and traveled the country on a 14,000 mile motorcycle tour before coming aboard. 

Projects designed for local businesses have received awards in the Creativity 41 Print and Packaging competition.

The Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation held its 34th Annual Meeting recently at the Capitol Plaza. Approximately 120 local business leaders heard from four of the administration’s key economic development professionals.

Sonja Molyneux, RN clinical manager for Bayada Hospice in Burlington, VT, has been appointed by the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association (HPNA) Board of Directors as the State Ambassador to the national HPNA Public Policy Committee.

The law firm of Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC, with offices in Burlington, Montpelier and St. Johnsbury, Vermont and Littleton, New Hampshire has announced that the following attorneys from the firm have been selected as 2011 New England Super Lawyers:
Leo Bisson- Professional Liability: Defense
Gregory Clayton - Business Litigation
Anne Cramer – Health Care