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After close to 40 years, Rick Gagnon retired from active practice at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) Four Seasons Orthopaedics on December 9, 2020.

Gagnon began practicing at NVRH immediately after he completed his orthopaedic residency in Detroit, in July of 1982. 

Community Financial Services Group, LLC (CFSG) announces the promotion of Joseph “Joe” P. Preddy to President of the company. Joe replaces Mark Frederick, who will remain CFSG’s Chief Executive Officer.

Generator, Burlington’s makerspace, has announced the 9 businesses and entrepreneurs chosen for its 2021 JumpStart program. A collaboration with LaunchVT, Generator’s JumpStart features a 10-week, cohort-based business development program, specifically for makers with market ready physical products.

The Commissioners of the Vermont Public Utility Commission announced today that their highly respected Clerk, Judith Whitney, has decided to retire on January 31, 2021, and Deputy Clerk Holly Anderson will become Clerk on that same day.

Please welcome Melanie Elliott of Piermont, NH to the team of dedicated volunteers of the Vermont Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)! Melanie is a granddaughter of the U.S. Air Force Vietnam veteran and a U.S. Navy WWII veteran.

The University of Vermont Health Network - Home Health & Hospice is pleased to welcome three new members to its 2021 board of directors. The trio — Scott Comeau, Pam Mackenzie and Jan Demers — brings diverse professional and volunteer experience gathered over many years supporting their respective communities.

More than 400 highly-trained volunteer instructors make Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports’ mission of empowering individuals with disabilities possible. Out of a dedicated pool of volunteers, Vermont Adaptive program coordinators recognized this year’s four Volunteers of the Year at off-snow trainings this fall, which were held virtually due to the pandemic.

North Star Leasing, a national equipment leasing company committed to helping businesses grow, is pleased to announce the addition of John Corona as the newest member of its sales team. A University of New Hampshire graduate, Corona's previous professional experience encompasses several equipment financing companies – a solid background for success with North Star Leasing.

Jon Pizzagalli, Board Chair of The Stern Center for Language and Learning, has announced that Laurie Quinn, PhD, will become the educational Center’s second President. Dr. Quinn, the recent Interim President and previous Provost and Senior Vice President at Champlain College, was selected as the organization’s next leader after a nationwide search.

Jenn Wood has joined the Community Engagement Lab in the new position of Managing Director, and Claire Tebbs has joined as Partnerships Manager. The CEL is expanding its staff to meet the need for more programming that helps schools and communities engage in the work of realizing change around complex social and environmental justice issues. 

Community Bank N.A. is pleased to announce John Gotsch has been hired as trust officer and David LaForest has been promoted to vice president and regional manager. Both are with Community Bank N.A. Trust Services in Manchester Center, VT.

Dr H Clinton Reichard member of the Colchester-Milton Rotary Club has received a Major Donor Award for his contributions to The Rotary Foundation. Clinton was a founding member of the Club, which started in 1990.