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One Credit Union’s CEO Brett Smith was recently named Chairman of the Board for Make A Wish Vermont. Brett, a lifelong resident of Vermont, grew up in Hartford and now lives in Thetford with his wife Kati and two dogs, Chance and Millie.

Mara Neufeld Rivera, MS, SHRM-SCP, has been named the 2020 Human Resources Professional of the Year by the Vermont State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The award, sponsored by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, was announced on September 15 at the joint conference of the Vermont and New Hampshire 2020 Twin State Virtual HR Summit.

It is with great honor that we announce our 2020 Curtis-Hoff Award Winners, Terje Anderson and Representative Joannah "Joey" Donovan.

Tiffany Bluemle, chair of the board of Public Assets Institute, announced that C.D. Mattison of Burlington has been elected to the board.

Tori Colarusso, Lake Champlain Chamber’s Director of Communications and Leadership Development, has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to study economic recovery and resilience strategies with 41 other chamber of commerce professionals from communities throughout the United States.

Vermont retail stores, travelers, tourists, local businesses and folks from around New England welcome our new calendars and planners in the style and spirit of products formerly sold by Vermont Life. Amazing Vermont Calendars introduces our lineup of four beautiful 2021 calendars and planners featuring inspirational photographs that showcase the stunning beauty of Vermont.

"The promotion of Col. Joyce Merrill demonstrates the great diversity of skills and opportunities within the Vermont National Guard," said Col. Michael Chase, Vermont National Guard U.S.

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Anna Olivier, APRN, to Putney Family Healthcare.

After three years under the leadership of Jamie Hodgson as executive director, the New England Center for Circus Arts is launching a search for a successor and has appointed Wendy Harrison to serve as interim executive director.

DominionTech Computer Services., Vermont’s premier IT Services Company announces today that Jeff Smalley has joined their team as their newest Business Development Specialist. In this role, Jeff will be assisting with the growth of the company by helping build and develop the sales force.

The Board of Directors of Heritage Aviation announced today that Matthew Collins has been promoted to be the company’s Chief Executive Officer, succeeding David Stiller who served as company President from 2014-2020.  Collins was previously the Director of Fixed Base Operations.