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It is with great pleasure that the VT-NH Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure announces that the 2009 Survivor of the Year Award will be presented to Mary Noel Gluck of Pittsfield, Vermont. The award will be presented to Ms Gluck this Sunday, July 26, during the Awards Ceremony following the 17th Annual VT-NH Race for the Cure at Hildene Meadows in Manchester, Vermont.

Union Bank’s Duwella Stewart was honored by the Vermont Bankers Association for her 50 years of service in local banking with Union Bank. During her tenure at the bank, she has served as personal banker, teller, special project supervisor, bookkeeper, proof operator and more.

Governor Jim Douglas, Speaker Shap Smith and Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin announced that they have tapped the former head of Green Mountain Power to lead the Vermont Telecommunications Authority (VTA).

Jennifer Wool has joined Lund Family Center as Chief Development Officer . She is responsible for managing fundraising, marketing and public relations for the 119 year old organization that annually serves more than 4,000 Vermonters in its workto reduce child abuse and neglect, strengthen children and families and create new families through adoption.

The Learning Place Childcare Center opened recently at 86 Center Rd in Essex with a new owner and director, Christina Tiemann. Tiemann holds a degree in Early Childhood Development and Professional Studies. She has worked in childcare in the Burlington area for ten years prior to opening her own center. Christina believes in helping children develop in a safe, fun and nurturing environment.

Professor Eric Drouart has accepted the position of Chair of Southern Vermont College’s McCormick Division of Business.

Jarrett Law Office, PLC has announced that Glenn A. Jarrett, Esq., the principal of the firm, was one of the four presenters at a Vermont Bar Association seminar, “Elder Law Basics” in June.

Bread Loaf has announced that Jim Pulver, Vice President of Architecture, and Joe Lattuca, Superintendent, have become LEED Accredited Professionals, assuring clients that every Bread Loaf project is assigned at least one accredited professional.

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has announced that he has tapped Tom Berry to be his next policy advisor on agriculture, conservation, energy and natural resource issues in Leahy’s Montpelier office. Berry will replace Bob Paquin, who was appointed last week by Agriculture Secretary Vilsack as State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency for Vermont.

Pragmatic Technologies, Inc. has announced their continued growth in adding two new talented employees. The company now numbers 10 full time employees, and plans to see increased business throughout 2009.

ARC Mechanical Contractors has announced that Michael R. Cook, a Jericho resident, has been elected to the office of Vice President for the Champlain Valley Chapter (Vermont) of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) for 2009 – 2010.

John F. McSoley, Peter L. McCoy, and Thomas C. Stretton announced that Nicolae Lungu joined McSoley McCoy & Co. as a Staff Accountant. Nicolae graduated from the University of New York at Plattsburgh in 2009 with Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration, Accounting, and a minor in Finance.