Rising Stars honored tonight

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Rising Stars honored tonight

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 9:58am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine will present the Rising Stars, Class of 2018, at a special reception and dinner, Thursday evening, November 8, 2018, beginning at 5:30 pm. The ceremony will take place at the Trader Dukes Hotel on Williston Road in South Burlington. Over 200 were nominated for this award that seeks our future leaders and 40 Vermonters under the age of 40 were selected.

Of the 40 honorees, there are 10 men and 30 women. There are 14 from Chittenden County, 7 from Bennington County, 6 from Rutland County, 6 from Washington County, 2 from Lamoille County, 1 from Franklin County, 1 from Grand Isle County, 1 from Caledonia County, 1 from Windham County, and 1 from Orleans County. The average age of the winners is 32 years old. The oldest is 39 and the youngest is 24 years old.

The judging was done by an independent panel of six judges, Dustin Degree, Director of Workforce Expansion, Office of Governor Phil Scott, Matt Harrington, Executive Director of the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce, Dr Elaine Young, Professor Digital and Social Media Marketing, Robert Stiller School of Business, Champlain College, Margi Swett, President, Vermont Trophy and Engraving, Bill Ackerman, owner, Green Mountain Marketing and Advertising and Kate Paine, owner, Standing Out Online.

Rising Stars Class of 2018

Name    Company             Town

Abigail Long       Kingdom Trails                   East Burke

Alicia Browning Stone & Browning Property Management             Barre

Anne Watson    City of Montpelier           Montpelier

Bailey Gokey     Fab-Tech, Inc.    Colchester

Caitlin Pascucci Sangha Studio    Burlington

Chris Oldham    Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless   Bennington

Christian Hunt   Vt. State Police  Jeffersonville

Corey Parent      Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group      St Albans

Corrina Thurston              Corrina A. Thurston Studios         Barre

Dan Groberg      Montpelier Alive              Montpelier

Destenie Vital   Burlington Electric Department Burlington

Dora Dernavich Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty         Essex Junction

Erin Anderson   Rutland Economic Development Corporation      Rutland

Erin Lorentz        GWC Communications/Vermont Wood Works Council     Rutland

Erin Sigrist          Vermont Retail & Grocers Association     Montpelier

Forest Weyen   Bennington Rescue Squad            Bennington

Heather Wright WrightJones PLC               Bennington

Ian Davis              Vermont Department of Economic Development              Burlington

Jennifer Goldberg           VT Wine Merchants Co  Winooski

Julia Rogers        EnRoute Consulting         Stowe

Kate McCarthy  VNRC    Montpelier

Kate McInnis     Marathon Health              Burlington

Katherine Partington     Mondo Mediaworks       Guilford

Kayla Becker      Catamount Connections               Bennington

Kelly Walsh        Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports              Burlington

Kim Anderson   Community Health Centers of Burlington               Grand Isle

Kristi Cross         Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Bennington

Krysta Sadowski               Gallagher Flynn and Co  South Burlington

Maire Folan       Green Mountain Farm-to-School              Derby

Michael Delehanty         Rutland City Fire Department     Rutland

Michelle Marrocco          The Lightning Jar              Bennington

Mike Cutler        CAT TV  Bennington

Nicole Moran    VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region               Rutland

Nikki Tetrault  Dealer.com         Colchester

Phura Sherpa     Sherpa Foods LLC             South Burlington

Rick Hildebrant Rutland Regional Medical Center              Clarendon

Ryan Polly          University of Vermont Medical Center    Burlington

Sam Roach-Gerber          Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET)           Burlington

Sara DeLance     Heritage Family Credit Union      Rutland

Sarah DeGray    REV Indoor Cycling           Burlington