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Carolyn Blitz of Stratton, VT, and John Larkin of North Pownal, VT, have joined the Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) Foundation Board of Directors. “The qualities needed to serve in this important advisory capacity are rare, so we are so pleased to have found them in such abundance in Carolyn and John,” said Leslie Keefe, SVHC’s vice president of corporate development.

Clute Wealth Management is proud to announce that Adam Robert has earned his Certified Financial Planner certification. The CFP certification is administered and regulated by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards and is one of the most difficult to attain.

Hanson & Doremus Investment Management announced that Art Wright has joined the firm in the role of Assistant Portfolio Manager. Art has over 10 years experience in the investment management industry, most recently with TD Ameritrade and TD Wealth Management.

The Board of Directors of Granite Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of First Colebrook Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: FCNH), announces the appointment of Scott A Cooper as President and Chief Executive Officer succeeding Loyd W Dollins, who has retired after over 40 years in banking.

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) Wednesday named two skilled and seasoned staff experts who will serve as top aides as he assumes the post of the Democratic leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Karen Lanphear, known by many in the community from her years at TD Bank (formerly Franklin Lamoille Bank), has been named General Manager of Alpine SnowGuards, the top snow guard manufacturer in the country.

Howard Center CEO Bob Bick recently announced the appointment of Cathie Buscaglia to the position of Director of Innovation. Cathie will be responsible for developing externally focused entrepreneurial ventures to help diversify funding to improve the financial sustainability of Howard Center in a changing and challenging funding environment with the aim of preserving service to our community.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) has announced the appointments of Wayne Granquist; Connie A Jastremski, CNRN, CNAA, CHPN, NP, BSN, RN; and Angeline Marano, FACHE, to its Board of Trustees. “These individuals have unique skills and experiences and will make tremendous contributions to our Board of Trustees,” said Tommy Harmon, the board chair.

Nurse Practitioner Sarah Cunningham has joined Gifford Medical Center’s Hospitalist team. For the last 13 years she has worked as a nurse practitioner at the VA Hospital in White River Junction in the Primary Care; Oncology; and Ear, Nose, and Throat departments.

Lindel James, founder and managing director of the Center for Leadership Skills, an executive & leadership coaching & training practice, located in Montpelier, VT, recently completed a rigorous curriculum and demonstrated the ability to train other professionals in the competencies of Executive Coaching.

The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) announced today that Jon Copans has joined the organization as Director of its Climate Economy Model Communities Program.

David Provost, deputy commissioner of the Captive Insurance Division of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation, has been honored as one of 13 inductees to the Captive Review Hall of Fame. Also named were Leonard Crouse and Edward Meehan, Provost’s predecessors in the Captive Insurance Division.