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David S Silverman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank announced today that, on February 15th the Board of Directors of Union Bankshares, Inc. appointed Nancy C Putnam of Jeffersonville, Vermont to the Board of Directors of Union Bank. “We are excited to have Nancy Putnam join our Board, said Silverman.

PC Construction Senior Vice President Jay Fayette was inducted into the Vermont State Colleges (VSC) Hall of Fame yesterday and honored with a 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. Fayette, a 1985 graduate of Vermont Technical College (Vermont Tech), was born and raised in South Burlington and studied Civil Engineering Technology.

The Bank of Bennington recently celebrated the 30th anniversaries of two staff members, Carol Johnson the Branch Manager in Manchester, and Mary Callahan, a Senior Vice President. Bank President Jim Brown said, “We are proud of the average longevity of our employees—10 years. Mary and Carol take that to new heights by achieving this 30-year mark.

V/T Commercial is proud to welcome John A Beal and Vermont Business Brokers as part of its team– continuing in our efforts to provide the best of commercial real estate and business brokerage services. John Beal of Vermont Business Brokers brings a thorough understanding of business acquisitions to the V/T team.

The University of Vermont Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center named Jane Hartzell, RN, its first DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses recipient Feb. 23. The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award™ is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.

Matthew Choate, BSN, RN, MBA, CEN, CPEN was recently named Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC). Choate had served as interim CNO since December 2016. Choate cited recognition for nurses, fiscal management, and staff engagement as priorities he’ll remain committed to in the role.

Attorney Sarah Gentry Tischler, a partner at Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Age Well — the Agency on Aging for Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties in Vermont (previously known as CVAA).

The Vermont Youth Orchestra Association (VYOA) has named Benjamin Klemme, DMA, Davenport, IA, to the position of music director, effective July 1, 2017. Klemme succeeds Jeffrey Domoto, who served as music director from 2011 until his resignation in May 2016.

United Counseling Service (UCS) is proud to announce Allah Rakha Sheikh as Director of Information Technology. This is a new leadership position for the agency which serves 3000 individuals annually and employs nearly 300 in Bennington County. As IT Director he will be responsible for IT strategy, infrastructure, services and compliance for the organization.

William Bialek, a nationally renowned physicist who studies the extremes of physical phenomena and their connection with living systems, will speak at Saint Michael’s College on Tuesday, April 4 at 5:30 pm in the Roy Event Room of the Dion Family Student Activity Center. The visit is part of a program run by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honor society.

BioTek Instruments proudly announces that Vice President Adam Alpert was named a member of Vermont Governor Phil Scott’s Government Modernization and Efficiency Team (GMET). This team, comprised of twelve individuals,from inside and outside State government will advise on strategic initiatives towards improving efficiencies and outcomes throughout Vermont’s government.

Inntopia is pleased to announce that Ryan Krukar of Stowe, Vermont, recently joined the company as Revenue Specialist. His focus is on sales, on shaping business intelligence products, and on assisting with account management. "I am extremely excited to join the Inntopia family.