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Vermont journalist Candace Page has been inducted into the New England Newspaper Hall of Fame. Formerly of the Burlington Free Press, the Seven Days editor was recognized at the annual convention of the New England Newspaper and Press Association.

The Brattleboro Retreat is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark McGee, MD, as the hospital’s new Chief Medical Officer (CMO). McGee takes over the job from Frederick “Fritz” Engstrom, MD, who has retired from his role as CMO but will remain on the Retreat’s medical staff.

David Weaver, a seasoned marketing strategist based in Underhill, is using his upcoming speech at the SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas to launch his new firm that focuses on marketing advice and counsel for growing businesses. Since the summer of 2015, Mr Weaver has been working remotely in Vermont for Barkley, an advertising firm based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Anesthesiology Associates of Bennington has announced the appointment of Patrick Wolfgang, MD.  Wolfgang received his medical degree from Saint George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada in 2012 and completed an anesthesiology residency with Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in 2016.

InnerWell is delighted to welcome Tracey Madigan, MA, MSW, to join InnerWell Integrative Counseling Services in Brattleboro. Tracey brings a natural warmth and strong empathic presence to therapy with couples and individuals. Her approach focuses on client strengths, rooted in the belief in resiliency and potential for positive change.

The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing is pleased to announce that Vicky Tebbetts has been selected as the new Chair of the Vermont Travel & Recreation Council (TRC). Tebbetts was elected to the post by a vote of current TRC Board members.

Inntopia is proud to welcome Thayer Shedd to the Software Development team as QA Engineer for Responsive Commerce and CRS. Thayer recently moved from Arvada, Colorado to Portland, Maine (where he will also be based). He most recently worked as Scrum Master and Software Quality Assurance Specialist for TransFirst Holdings, LLC.

City Market’s General Manager, John Tashiro, announced several new hires at the leadership team level recently. City Market plans to open their second location in the South End of Burlington in the fall of 2017.

Thierry Uwilingiyimana, was recently hired as Product Director of SchoolHack Solutions of Bristol, VT. “Thierry’s strong technical background combined with his deep understanding of learner-centered education and design thinking will add tremendous value to our team”, says David Lipkin, CEO of SchoolHack Solutions.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) and Anthony Donaldson, MD, are pleased to announce that Andrew Cowder, MD, has joined Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Medical Group and SVMC Urology. The two will practice in Suite 100 of the Medical Office Building at 140 Hospital Drive in Bennington.

Melissa Murray, Outright Vermont's Executive Director for the last seven years, announced her resignation last week. Melissa is leaving to take a position at the University of Vermont. Melissa has led Outright through a period of incredible growth.

Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has named James Newhall, who works in the Hospital’s Housekeeping Department, as Employee of the Month for January, 2017. “James is great at his job,” says John Frisbee, II, Multi-Service General Manager for Mt Ascutney Hospital. “He’s kind, enthusiastic and is always ready to help.