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Gov. Peter Shumlin has announced the following appointments:
St. Albans Town JUSTICE OF THE PEACE: APPOINTED: William Nihan
Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force: APPOINTED: Bethany Pombar – CHAIR – Montpelier, Domestic and sexual violence prevention expert

John Stimets, Vice President of Country Business, Inc. (CBI) has announced that Reid L. Williams has joined the Burlington office as an Associate. CBI is New England’s largest privately held business brokerage firm with offices in New England, New York and Atlantic Canada and specializes in the sale of privately held businesses. Mr.

John W. Davis, CPA, CFP®, CVA with the accounting firm of Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs, PLC of Williston recently attended the 2011 AICPA Family Law Conference Training Institute, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr.

Vermont Teddy Bear Company announces the promotion of Adam Sbardellati to Distribution Manager. Adam started at the Vermont Teddy Bear Company in 2005 in an entry level position in the Receiving Department.

Matt Smith joins the team at the RehabGYM as a staff physical therapist at our Colchester location. He comes most recently from the Steadman Hawkins clinic in Colorado. Matt graduated from Gettysburg College in 2005 and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Drexel University in 2008. Matt's special interests lie in sports rehabilitation as well as sport-specific training.

Jonathan T. Rajewski, assistant professor in the Champlain College Division of Information Technology and Sciences, has been named the "Digital Forensic Investigator of the Year" by Forensic 4Cast, a website offering podcasts and the latest information about the field of digital forensics.

President and CEO Arthur Nichols, and Chief Medical Officer John Schlegelmilch, MD, recently presented the Presidents’ Service Excellence Award. This prestigious award recognizes extraordinary service among employees characterized by compassion, responsiveness to the needs of others, and a positive team-oriented attitude. This year’s award honors Michael Daley, APRN, and Larry Milliron.

The Vermont Specialty Food Association has re-elected Kim Crosby as President. Crosby owns and operates Vermont Roots, a distributor of Vermont specialty foods in Rutland. Also elected were Jack Gilbert of Gringo Jack’s as Vice President and Bob Christoffel of Creative Labels as Secretary-Treasurer.

Marketing Partners, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew Henderson as an Assistant Account Executive. In his new role, Matt will provide public relations assistance and media tracking services.

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his graduation from Saint Michael's College, Joel Senesac of Colchester was named Saint Michael’s Alumnus of the Year, at ceremonies held on campus June 11.

NPI, also known as Network Performance Inc., an Information Communications Technology provider located in South Burlington, Vermont is pleased to announce that Jay Pilcer has joined the company’s Sales Team. Jay will lead the sales efforts in the VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) marketplace.

Vermont Public Radio has been honored with three 2011 national Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in electronic journalism.