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Fred Ferguson, President and CEO of Waterotor Energy Technologies, Inc., announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Palmer as Executive Vice President of the company. Dr. Palmer will head the newly established Vermont office in Middlebury. “Dr.

The Bank of Bennington is pleased to announce the promotion of David Bardin to Senior Vice President of Lending. Bardin will oversee the commercial and residential loan departments while continuing to lend and develop commercial account relationships for the bank.

Wendy Conway, M.D. has joined Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s Obstetrics and Gynecology department and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians group. She currently serves as a Major in the United States Air Force and staff OB/Gyn physician at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Claire Wallace, broker and owner of Wallace Realty in Bristol, Vermont, has been selected to serve as a National Director on the Vermont Realtors® (VR) Board of Directors. In her role, Wallace will represent Vermont Realtors® at the National Association of Realtors®, the nation’s largest trade association with more than 1.2 million members.

The ribbon is cut at the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at the new downtown Rutland ticket office of Cape Air which is located at 118 West St., Suite 104 in Rutland (next to Small Dog Electronics). The downtown office is open 6 days per week for information and ticket purchases and also acts as a call center for reservations on Cape Air.

Maxwell Health ("Maxwell"), a web- and mobile-based platform that dramatically simplifies employee benefits management, today announced Bob Gaydos has been named VP, Strategic Partnerships.

Local Motion, a member-supported walk-bike advocacy organization, announced that, after a national search, it has appointed Emily Boedecker as its new Executive Director. Ms.

Sally Wellman will be retiring this month, after more than 34 years of service with the Wells River Savings Bank. Starting out as a teller, in 1979, Sally has held positions in almost every facet of the bank, spending 8 years as the Manager of the bank’s Bradford branch, and most recently in the Mortgage & Consumer Loan department.

Attorney Robert B. Luce of the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC has been elected chair of the board of the Brain Injury Association of Vermont, an organization helping to create a better future for Vermonters with brain injury and their families through prevention, education, advocacy and support.

On Friday December 13, 2013 the Stratton Foundation distributed $6,000 to organizations spanning our region thanks to the success and generosity received from riders in this past summer's 2nd annual Vermont Challenge road-cycling event.

Vermont dairy farmer Harold Howrigan Jr. has been elected to serve a one-year term as Vice Chairman of Dairy Management Inc. ™ (DMI), which is based near Chicago. The election came last month during DMI’s national annual meeting held in Phoenix, Arizona. DMI is the company that carries out promotion programs nationwide funded by dairy farmers from across the country.

Mark Aridgides of Fleischer Jacobs Group has been awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) Designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies™ (the Center), the standards-setting body for fi360. The AIF Designation signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and the ability to implement policies and procedures that meet a defined standard of care.