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The New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC NH/VT) -the voice of the merit shop in the construction industry, announced its 2017 Chair and Board of Directors.

The Faculty Practice Division of the University of Vermont Medical Group recently honored ten faculty members at The University of Vermont Medical Center and Robert Larner, MD College of Medicine at the University of Vermont who received awards for their exceptional teaching and research efforts.

Southern Vermont College (SVC) has announced that Melinda Maris, PhD, will join the staff as Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) on Feb 1. Maris, an award-winning teacher and scientist, will also serve as Associate Provost for Student Success and Associate Professor of Biology. As head of the CTL, she will manage the College’s TRIO Student Support program.

Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP is pleased to announce that Michele B Patton has been named a partner. Michele represents individuals and businesses in a wide range of legal issues, and is based in the Middlebury office. Her litigation practice includes workers’ compensation claims, personal injury cases, trust and estate litigation, and general civil litigation matters.

Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, PC is pleased to announce that Andy MacIlwaine has been elected as a Director and Shareholder of the firm. Andy joined the firm in 2008 and is a member of the firm’s litigation group. His practice is devoted to representing clients in all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal court.

Mercy Connections is pleased to share that Lisa Ventriss, President and CEO of Vermont Business Roundtable, will be this year’s recipient of the Catherine McAuley award. The award will be bestowed at Mercy Connections Annual May Luncheon on May 4, 2017.

Doug Nedde, Alain Youkel and Fernando Cresta have formed the partnership Battell Block Partners, LLC to purchase the Battell Block building located at 10 Merchants Row in downtown Middlebury from its previously longstanding owners, Battell, LLC.

Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has named Patricia “Crikett” French the Hospital’s Employee of the Month for December, 2016. French, a Certified Medical Assistant, was cited for her positive energy and willingness to go “the extra mile” to help both patients and providers.

People’s United Bank recently announced that Ian Squirrell has been promoted to branch manager at their Dorset Street branch in South Burlington. In this position Squirrell will be responsible for working with customers to ensure the best possible customer experience as well as working with the community to support the various needs including financial literacy.

Sugarbush Resort began the celebration of Chief Recreation Officer and legendary skier John Egan’s 2016 Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Induction with an event at Castlerock Pub from 4:00 – 7:00 PM on Sunday, January 29th. The celebration, sponsored by Egan’s beer of choice, Budweiser, included beer specials and giveaways throughout the party.

The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) is pleased to announce Kristin Mehalick will be filling our open Internship Coordinator position. Kristin has worked for over a year as the Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) Project Manager at the BDCC.

Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC, one of New England’s leading law firms announced the recent appointment of nine new shareholders in its VT and NH offices as well as the relocation to a new office space in Burlington, VT.