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Vermont’s Secretary of Agriculture, Food, and Markets, Chuck Ross, has been named President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA). NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries, and directors of the departments of agriculture in all 50 states and four U.S. territories.

Michael L. Seaver, President of People’s United Bank in Vermont received the 2013 Outstanding Community Service Banker Award from the Vermont Bankers Association (VBA) at their annual conference on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Scott Perrapato, DO and Peter Holoch, MD - members of the University of Vermont Medical Group at Fletcher Allen Health Care – have been added to the care team at Berlin Urology, located in Building C on the CVMC campus.

Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce was recognized recently with the Harlan Boyles-Edward T. Alter Distinguished Service Award. The award was presented by her peers during the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) Annual Conference, held this week in Asheville, N.C.

Vermont Family Network welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors in September. These individuals all have a variety of backgrounds and experiences that will tremendously benefit the non-profit organization that promotes better health, education, and well-being for all children and families with a focus on children and young adults with special needs.

The Brattleboro Retreat has just opened another in a series of specialty inpatient programs that have set the hospital apart as a leader and innovator in clinical psychiatric programming.

Eric Baral has joined Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs as an Associate Accountant. Eric graduated from the University of Vermont with a Master’s Degree in Accounting. He also graduated from Siena College in New York with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting where he was a member of the Siena College Leadership Council in 2012 and President of the Accounting Student Association.

The Vermont Grocers' Association has re-elected Todd Keyworth of Harborside Market as its Board Chair. Todd and Lisa Keyworth own and operate a store in North Hero, VT. Also re-elected were Marcel Marquis of Shaw’s Supermarkets as Vice Chair and Dwight LaFountain of Jiffy Mart as Secretary-Treasurer.

Andrew Savage, with the Vermont solar manufacturer AllEarth Renewables, has been elected to serve on the board of directors representing the national solar industry.

The ribbon is cut by Angela & Christopher LaFlamme the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Celebration for the Grand Opening of LaFlamme’s Furniture & America’s Mattress, which is now open at 230 North Main St. in Rutland. LaFlamme’s Furniture and America’s Mattress offers furniture, appliances, mattresses, electronics, accessories, décor and more.

Dawn LeBaron, FACHE, Vice President Operations at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vermont received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recently at the ACHE Program at the VAHHS Annual Conference held at the Equinox in Manchester, VT.

DuBois & King consulting engineers announce that Evan Andrews, PE has joined the firm as a Senior Engineer/Project Manager. Mr. Andrews is a civil and environmental engineer with 16 years of experience in solid waste, recycling, and materials management consulting. He will lead the firm’s efforts in providing planning, design and implementation of solid waste management solutions.