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The Concord based law firm of Rath, Young and Pignatelli has announced the formation of a government relations and public affairs affiliate to be called RYP Granite Strategies.

At the recent 23nd Annual Meeting of the Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC), keynote speaker Don Macke from the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship discussed “The Road Ahead for Rural Economic Development in Addison County”.

Vermont Works Management Company, LLC announced today it is welcoming Skip Wyer, a private equity investment specialist, as a partner in the independent alternative investment firm.

PT360 has two new employees at their employee-owned physical therapy cooperative. JonQ Choi, DPT, received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from UVM in 2017. He looks at the human body as a dynamic system, aiming to optimize the patient’s ability to learn motor skills and functional patterns.

Manufacturing Solutions, Inc (MSI), a full-scale contract manufacturing, logistics, and commercial properties leasing company, has recently promoted Tina B Emerson to the position of Business Development Assistant. As MSI continues to grow and expand, the need for support in business development became evident.

Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) State Director Linda Rossi was recently elected to America’s Small Business Development Center Board (SBDC) of Directors. The decision, made by receiving votes from her peers throughout the US at the national conference in Nashville this Fall, means Rossi will serve a two-year term beginning immediately.

On Sunday, December 10, 2017, thirteen women graduated from Mercy Connections Women’s Small Business Program’s (WSBP) class Start Up: Comprehensive Business Planning. Guest speaker, Dr Janet Carscadden, PT, DPT, E-RYT, YACEP, owner of Evolution Physical Therapy and Yoga in Burlington, Vt, encouraged the graduates with her own experiences as a WSBP graduate.

Northwestern Medical Center is pleased to announce that Elisabeth Fontaine, MD recently became one of the first medical professionals globally to be certified as Diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine.

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced that Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) has hired Zach Nelson of Burlington’s North End for the position of Business Development Coordinator-Homeownership. Nelson comes to VHFA from the Burlington Free Press where he was an Account Executive.

University of Vermont Provost David Rosowsky and Larner College of Medicine Dean Frederick Morin, M.D., have announced the appointment of Michael LaMantia, MD, MPH, as director of the UVM Center on Aging.

Wheel Pad L3C and Julie Lineberger are featured in Woman's Day Magazine, December 2017 issue, page 58.  Ms Lineberger was awarded the Inaugural SocialPreneur Award by Woman's Day and Leading Women Entrepreneurs earlier this month. The award includes a feature in Woman's Day Magazine, and a $2,500 grant from The Provident Bank.