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The Vermont Chamber of Commerce announced the nine recipients for the Above and Beyond Awards, an award category designed to showcase the inspiring workforce shaping Vermont today. The Above and Beyond Awards are given to individuals who have taken that extra step in their job, industry, or community work, thus contributing to a more vibrant state for Vermonters to live, work and play.

500 Vermonters from over 140 different towns gathered at Vermont Technical College to hear from 60 different presenters and to continue a statewide conversation about how we can nurture great leaders in our local communities.

C2 (Competitive Computing), a leading Vermont-based technology consulting firm, announces the promotion of Rajee George. Rajee George has been promoted to Senior Software Engineer. Rajee joined C2 in 2010 and most recently served as Software Engineer.

DuBois & King is pleased to announce that Chris Sargent, A.I.C.P., C.F.M., has been promoted to manage the firm’s planning group, which provides land use, transportation, and environmental planning and landscape architecture. Chris worked for the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Planning Commission for sixteen years before joining DuBois & King as a senior planner in 2017.

Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointments of Laurel Mackin of Thetford and Michael R. McCarthy of Georgia to fill assistant judge vacancies in Orange and Franklin counties, respectively.

Col Matthew T Birmingham, director of the Vermont State Police, is pleased to announce the following promotion: Sgt Hugh O’Donnell, patrol commander at the St Johnsbury Barracks, to lieutenant/station commander at the St Johnsbury Barracks.

Mike Audette, teacher at MSJ and varsity track and field coach at RHS, will be competing with Katrina Werbinski, instructor at Miss Lorraine’s School of Dance in season nine of Dancing with the Rutland Stars. Audette replaces Phil Hall who is unable to continue dancing this season.

Trace, a Vermont company utilizing blockchain technology to track and verify cannabis products, announced today the addition of Ashley Moore to its leadership team as Chief Operations Officer.

Autumn Harp, Inc, a custom contract manufacturer of cosmetics and personal skin care products, announces the promotion of Hillary Burrows to President.

Ledyard Financial Group (Ticker Symbol: LFGP), the holding company for Ledyard National Bank, is pleased to announce that Jay Benson has joined its Board of Directors effective July 16, 2019. Jay is the Chief Executive Officer of Simon Pearce US and serves as an advisor to Andrew Pearce Bowls. Simon Pearce US specializes in handcrafted glassware and hand-thrown pottery.

In recognition of National Purple Heart Day (August 7), the Vermont based non-profit, Purple Hearts Reunited with the help of the FDNY and General George Patton's Granddaughter, Helen will host an incredible event honoring the families of eight deceased soldiers.

Downs Rachlin Martin is pleased to announce that Patti Komline, Gabrielle Malina and Andrew Brewer are joining the DRM Government and Public Affairs group. Komline served as a legislator in the Vermont House of Representatives for twelve years and was a member on several standing committees during her tenure, including the Judiciary, Health Care, and Ways and Means committees.

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