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 The Insurance and Litigation groups at Paul Frank + Collins have hired David M. Kennedy as an associate lawyer. Kennedy has five years of experience and was previously an associate at Duane Morris in San Francisco. His practice focuses on insurance and business litigation. He is licensed to practice law in California.

Craig Abrahams, National Sales Manager at BioTek Instruments, Inc., will expand his responsibilities to include BioTek's sales and distribution efforts in Canada.

Scholar, editor, literary critic, researcher, historian, and author Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., will speak on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Center for the Arts as part of Southern Vermont College’s 2009-2010 From Inspiration to Innovation lecture series.

The Community Health Center of Burlington (CHCB) is pleased to announce that staff physician Dr. John Brooklyn was honored as the 2009 Vermont Family Physician of the Year by the Vermont Academy of Family Physicians.

 Barbara Ziter has joined Wells River Savings Bank as the Bank's Operations/Deposit Accounts Specialist.

Travis Van Alstyne has been promoted to the new position of director of web and interactive content at Vermont Public Television. He leads the statewide public television network’s digital media and social networking activities.

Judy Tarr, President and CEO of Central Vermont Medical Center is pleased to announce that Richard Andrew Burgoyne, M.D. has joined Waterbury Medical Associates, a CVMC medical group.

Shadow Productions has announced the opening of a new Minnesota location. Alex Ball, a longtime employee of Shadow Productions, Vermont, is now running Shadow Productions, Minnesota. “Shadow Productions has always pushed the barriers of Internet technology, so this was just one more step in that process,” said Ball.

David Townsend, President of Small Planet Communications, Inc. will join the College of St. Joseph as Director of Communications in November.

BioTek Instruments, Inc. announced today that Amit Lodha will assume the role of Manufacturing Manager for worldwide operations. Lodha will be based in Winooski, Vermont and report to Briar Alpert, President & CEO. Lodha’s responsibilities include production and supply chain management for all BioTek products.

Level 3 Communications, Inc. today announced that it has increased the capacity of its communications network in Vermont and has expanded the number of businesses that can take advantage of the company's far-reaching fiber-optic backbone. Additionally, the company has named Tracy Guy-Davis as Level 3's general manager for New England.

VT-PMG Public Relations announces the addition of two new associates.
Alicia De Martini has been named Assistant Account Executive at PMG. She is a 2009 graduate of Champlain College, where she majored in Mass Communications. Ms. De Martini was an intern with PMG previously. Ms. DeMartini resides in Burlington.