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Production Advantage congratulates David “Schraff” Schraffenberger on his retirement from the company. Schraff served as General Manager for over 20 years, guiding the company through challenging times and unprecedented growth. Schraff comments “I’m very proud of my association with Production Advantage over the past decades. The company has accomplished much.

Main Street Alliance of Vermont (MSA-VT) announced the appointment of Sivan Cotel, Co-Founder and Director of Operations of Stonecutter Spirits in Middlebury, to the organization’s State Board. Cotel previously served on MSA-VT’s Leadership Committee and has testified at the Statehouse in support of family and medical leave insurance and Green Mountain Secure Retirement.

Community Bank NA is pleased to announce that Jonathan Roddy has been promoted to branch manager of the Kennedy Drive location. In his new role, Roddy will oversee the daily operation of the office, ensuring every customer receives the highest level of customer service.

Sarah VanBeck joins National Life as Chief Accounting Officer, Controller; Melissa Carlson joins National Life’s People Center and Wanda Catoe joins National Life as Vice President in IT. VanBeck will lead National Life’s accounting, financial planning and financial reporting areas and will report to Robert Cotton, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

The Burlington Business Association (BBA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Sarah O Donnell to Director of Programming and Member Engagement. As a member of the BBA team since 2015, Sarah has spearheaded several key projects while in the position of Member Services & Events Manager.

Dr Christopher Rohan has joined Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, bringing 15 years of experience in providing anesthesia services to patients before, during, and after surgical procedures. Before coming to Gifford he worked at Copley Hospital, where he was Chief of Anesthesia, and the Central Vermont Anesthesia Association, Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.

Colonel Matthew T Birmingham, Director of the Vermont State Police, is pleased to announce that effective August 8th, 2017, Detective Sergeant Julie Scribner with the Vermont State Police Office of Professional Development in Pittsford is promoted to Lieutenant, Commander of the Office of Internal Affairs.

Community Capital of Vermont (CCVT), a statewide, nonprofit community-based lending organization that provides loans to underserved businesspeople and new entrepreneurs, welcomes Heather Hurlbert as Loan Officer, and Eleanor Springer to its Americorps VISTA position.

Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has named Stephanie Soles as Employee of the Month for August, 2017. Soles is the Development Assistant at the Hospital. As Development Assistant, Soles is responsible for gift processing and acknowledgement for the Annual Fund, memorial and special campaigns and fundraising events.

InnerWell Integrative Counseling Services is delighted to announce the addition of Colin Polnitsky, MSW, to their growing private practice counseling group. Colin is now accepting new individual adult clients for daytime and evening psychotherapy appointments, both at InnerWell’s Brattleboro offices, and throughout Vermont via secure videoconference.

Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced the appointment of Cindi Wight as the new director of the Burlington Parks, Recreation, & Waterfront Department (BPRW).

Kinney Pike Insurance has added Dillan Pierce as a new Commercial Lines Account Executive, expanding the Business Insurance sales team in their White River Junction office. Dillan graduated with honors from Keene State College with a BS in Business Management and a minor in Economics.