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Ronald G Bixby of Ludlow received the prestigious Brigham Alfred Award for his outstanding contributions to the Vermont Insurance Agents Association (VIAA) and American Agency System during the association’s recent 111th annual convention at the Hilton Burlington.

Patrick Krok-Horton, recreation services assistant at Wake Robin, Vermont’s first Life Plan Community, was named Vermont Health Care Association’s Recreation Services Assistant of the Year.  VHCA is an advocate for quality care and collaboration between Vermont's residential care, nursing, and long-term care communities.  The Award was presented at the organization’s Annual Conference and Trade

The Vermont Lake Monsters are happy to announce updates regarding two staff members who are coming off of their first full seasons with the Lake Monsters organization.

Jean Giard, President and CEO of Vermont Federal Credit Union, is pleased to announce that Doug Robinson has been selected to Filene Research Institutes i3 (Ideas, Innovation, Implementation) Program.

At their September 9th 30th Anniversary Celebration, the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) honored Montpelier resident and Downstreet Housing & Community Development’s Director of Property and Asset Management, Liz Genge, for her dedicated work toward social justice in Vermont over the past 18 years with the presentation of the John Nutting Community Catalyst Award.

Merritt & Merritt is pleased to announce that H Kenneth Merritt, Jr has been selected to the 2017 New England Super Lawyers list as a top business & corporate attorney. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers who have achieved a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. No higher than 5% of lawyers in New England receive this honor.

Jean Giard, President and CEO of Vermont Federal Credit Union, is pleased to announce that Kathryn Budnik has joined the Credit Union as a Business Lender. Kathryn Budnik joins Vermont Federal Credit Union with eight years of financial service experience, mostly recently with TruPoint Bank in Asheville, North Carolina.

City Market’s General Manager, John Tashiro, recently announced the addition of Michael Clauss to the Co-op’s centralized Purchasing and Merchandising team. Clauss will be the Co-op’s first Executive Chef and will be responsible for ensuring consistency, value and innovation in their hot and cold food bars, ready to eat meals and value-added products across both Co-op stores.

The Vermont Humanities Council has named Marsha Cassel, a World Language teacher at Rutland High School, as its 2017 humanities educator of the year.

Paul Frank + Collins directors Robert G Cain, Mark G Hall, John T Sartore, Stephen J Soule, and Kerin E Stackpole have been recognized as five of New England’s top attorneys in the 2017 issue of New England Super Lawyers.

Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) is pleased to announce that Leesa Taft, APN has been appointed to the position of Associate Medical Director, effective Sunday, September 24, 2017. In this newly created role, Taft will serve as a member of the Primary Care management team and clinical team leader for Internal Medicine at the Windsor practice.

The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children announced the third annual Early Educator of the Year Award today at the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Annual Conference held in Killington, VT. The award winner, Cheryl “Cookie” Danyow, of Addison, was named 2017’s Early Educator of the Year. Richmond resident Ellen Kraft was the award finalist.