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Brenda Greika, communications and outreach coordinator for the State of Vermont Department of Labor, was recognized as the 2019 Christiane Skinner Vermont Tourism Champion of the Year during the Vermont Tourism Summit Awards Celebration on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Hotel in South Burlington, VT. 

Congratulations to Jerrold Manock of Burlington who has been selected to receive the James M Roche Spirit of Volunteerism Award! This honor is the highest award given by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) to a State Committee volunteer.

Good News Garage, the car donation nonprofit based in Burlington, Vermont, is pleased to welcome Amanda Allen as program manager for Ready To Go. In her role, Allen will oversee Good News Garage’s van-shuttle program operating across Vermont and in Central Massachusetts. “Amanda joins our organization at an exciting time.

Kevin Mazuzan, Executive Director of the American Red Cross in Vermont, is deploying to Nebraska to help with ongoing flooding relief efforts there. He leaves on April 3 for a two-week deployment in the role of Elected Official Liaison. More than 700 Red Cross workers have mobilized to deliver relief and hope.

Community National Bank (CNB) President and CEO Kathryn Austin recently announced three promotions for members of the bank’s commercial lending team.

Donna London has joined Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs as an Accountant. Donna graduated from Champlain College, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Certificate in Accounting. Donna has over 5 years of customer service experience including Store Manager where she managed administration, sales journals and payroll.

Audrey Brueckner has joined Copper Leaf Financial (CLF) as a Client Services Associate. Audrey graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science and Associates in Business Administration. She has over 8 years of customer services experience working for the largest dental office in Vermont.

Scout Executive, Ed McCollin announced that Francesca Arato has accepted the position of District Executive for the Calvin Coolidge District of the Green Mountain Council.

The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN), the benchmark for board certification across the emergency nursing spectrum, announced today that University of Vermont Medical Center (UVM Medical Center) emergency nurse Travis Beebe-Woodard, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, is the 2019 Distinguished TCRN Award winner.

Just two weeks after celebrating his first anniversary as President and CEO of Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital, Douglas F. DiVello was recognized by the American Hospital Association (AHA) as the Vermont recipient of the 2019 Grassroots Champions Award.

Paul Poquette Realty Group welcomes REALTOR® Brandi LaBounty to their team of professional real estate agents who serve Northwestern Vermont. She is a graduate of Cazenovia College with a degree in Business Management.

Born and raised in Fairfield, VT, Brandi believes, “A home is so much more than four walls and a roof. It’s where memories are made that will last a lifetime.”

Community Bank N.A. is pleased to announce the promotion of Megan Hampton to branch manager of its Waterbury location. She brings to the position more than 12 years of experience in retail management. In her new role, Hampton will oversee the daily operations of the office, ensuring every customer receives the highest level of service.