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Jeff Somple, president, Mack Molding Northern Division, has assumed the presidency of all of Mack Molding, which includes five manufacturing facilities in Vermont, North Carolina and South Carolina, as well as Mack Prototype, a prototyping and low-volume manufacturing facility in Massachusetts, and Synectic, an engineering services group in Connecticut.

David Silverman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce Jerry D. Peterson has been selected as the Bank’s new Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Loan Officer.

Dr. John J. Cope has joined SVMC General Surgery and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physician Group. For Dr. Cope, a medical career offered an ideal way to combine his interest in science with his desire to work with people in a personal way.

The northern New England law firm of Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC has recently added a second patent advisor to its Intellectual Property Practice Group. Dr. Keegan M.

A new AmeriCorps member will be joining the Vermont Natural Resources Council starting September 2.

Ben Civiletti of Burlington will support VNRC’s energy program and primarily serve to support the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network, or VECAN, whose mission is to start, support and strengthen town energy committees across Vermont. VNRC serves as the coordinator of VECAN.

Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group welcomes Barbara Bode as their Client Advisor for Home and Auto Group Sales.  Bode joined the agency on May 12th and will be reaching out to business clients state-wide as she works with the five insurance agency locations.   “In an ever changing economy it’s a real benefit that businesses can connect their employees to home and auto insurance at a discount

A Vermont Law School student will join leaders in finance, government and academia in examining issues central to the international energy policy debate during the upcoming British Institute of Energy Economics conference, “Balancing Competing Energy Policy Goals,” Sept. 17-18 at St. John’s College, Oxford.

Make-A-Wish Vermont has announced the addition of one new staff member and three new board members to their team.

AllEarth Renewables has announced the hiring of Nola Ricci as staff accountant. 

Ricci comes to AllEarth Renewables with over a decade experience in accounting and office management.

When orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kenyatta Norman first came to Gifford Medical Center in January it was meant to be temporary. She was what the industry calls a locum tenens physician. In simple terms, a locum tenens doctor fills in when a hospital has an opening, hasn’t filled it but doesn’t want patients to have to go without care.

For Ray Bates, family life and work as a Master Clockmaker take place under the same roof.  For 50 years, Bates’ antique clock repair business has been located in his home in Newfane. Established in London in 1957, The British Clockmaker has become an American institution.

The Vermont Retail and Grocers Association (VRGA) has announced the co-winners of the 2014 VRGA Person of the Year Award:  Marcel Marquis, with Shaw’s Supermarkets, and Bonnie Hawley, owner of Hawley’s Florist in Rutland.