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Sarah Kearns, a long-time consultant on a part-time basis for the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), recently joined the organization as their business advisor of strategic projects.  Sarah comes to VtSBDC with two decades of experience working with small businesses.

Kristi Cross, DNP, RN, community health team leader for the Vermont Blueprint for Health and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), was named a Vermont Rising Star on Thursday, November 8 at an awards ceremony in South Burlington.

Simha Ravven, MD, Interim Chief Medical Officer at the Brattleboro Retreat, was elected Vice President of the Vermont Medical Society (VMS) at the organization’s 205th annual meeting on October 27 in Stowe, Vermont.

Beth Wagner, lead buyer at Phoenix Books, has been elected to the position of Director on the New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA) Board of Directors.

Stephen F Kenney, MBA, CPA, was recently named chief financial officer for Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) after an extensive nationwide search, President and Chief Operating Officer Anna T Noonan announced today.

The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing, a division of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, announced two new hires. Nate Formalarie has been named Communications Director and Sara DeFilippi has been named Sales and Marketing Specialist.

Rural Community Transportation is delighted to announce that Nick D’Agostino has been hired as the new Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director! Nick D’Agostino comes to RCT with more than 20 years of significant leadership experience.

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday the selection of nine recipients for the Above and Beyond Awards, a new award category designed to showcase the inspiring workforce shaping Vermont today.

ReadyNation convened in New York City last week for the Global Business Summit on Early Childhood, attracting hundreds of business leaders from across the US and representatives from over 50 countries, all with the common goal of coming together to better understand how businesses could help advance care for children from birth to age five.

Fourteen Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC attorneys have been named to the 2019 New England Super Lawyers list and five have been named to the Rising Stars list according to a notification from the publisher of the list. The selections were announced on Nov 1.

The Primary Care team at Gifford Health Care continues to expand to meet the needs of central Vermonters, with Rachel Coombs, MD, providing family care at Gifford’s Bethel Health Center starting this week. Coombs works with patients at all stages of life, from newborn to geriatric, including prenatal, birth, and postpartum care.

Ledyard Financial Group (ticker symbol LFGP), holding company for Ledyard National Bank, is pleased to announce that Mark Beliveau has joined their Board of Directors effective October 23, 2018. Mark is a Partner at Gallagher, Flynn and Company, LLC, a regional tax, auditing, and consulting firm providing services to clients throughout the Northeast.