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Founder and owner of Rachel Carter PR, Carter first opened her progressive and grassroots marketing firm in 2006 with accolades including being named the 2008 Vermont Business & Professional Women Young Careerist of the Year and earning a 2010 Vermont Business Magazine Rising Star Award.

Saint Michael's College Associate Professor of Physics, Dr. Alain Brizard, was informed September 28, that he has been selected for Fellowship in the American Physical Society (APS), at the recommendation of the Division of Plasma Physics. This honor, regarded as “the ultimate professional honor as a physicist,” is limited to no more than one half of one percent of APS membership.

Rick Milliken, General Manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington has announced the promotion of Katelynn Audette to the position of restaurant manager in Trader Duke’s.

Trumbull-Nelson Construction Company, Inc., of Hanover, recently announced the appointment of Dan Watkins, of Cavendish, VT, as Estimator.
Mr. Watkins is a 2011 graduate of Vermont Technical College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in the Construction Practices and Management Program.

C2, also known as Competitive Computing, a technology consulting firm located in Colchester announced the addition of the following employees:

Linda Berlin, Director of UVM’s Center for Sustainable Agriculture, announces that Cheryl Herrick has joined the Center’s staff as a Program Support Generalist. Herrick has worked as a freelance writer and marketing consultant, in addition to past fund raising and communications positions at the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.

Lance Jennings joined the Redstone Property Management team in September 2011 as Property Manager Assistant and Lease Administrator. Lance attended the University of Vermont for his undergraduate and graduate years and will nearly complete his master’s program in Public Administration.

Thomas S. Leavitt, Executive Vice President of Merchants Bank, announced the promotion of Michele Murphy to Branch President of the Merchants Enosburg location. Murphy will be leading all branch activities, replacing Deborah Demar, who is retiring.

Paul Frank + Collins is pleased to announce that Kerin E. Stackpole, SPHR has joined the firm as Of Counsel to lead the firm’s Employment and Labor Law practice.

It’s back-to-school, but not without some experience under their belts, for these 11 college and high school students from the local area who just completed full summer internship programs at Mack Molding’s headquarters plant here.

Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources, business education, and community support for women entrepreneurs, has named Joan Denizot of Fairfax as one of 44 Pitch Winners selected in the latest Make Mine a Million $ Business (M3) event, M3 1000, which was held Monday, September 26, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA.

WCAX-TV is pleased to announce a series of changes to its award-winning newsroom.
Vermont native Kyle Midura joins the newsroom as a reporter. Midura, a graduate of Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, comes to WCAX-TV from Billings, Mont., where he was a reporter at KULR-TV.