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Bert Blais has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Branch Relationship Manager of the South Royalton, Vermont office located at 52 Railroad Street.  In this role, Bert leads the branch team in simplifying the financial lives of customers by recommending products and services that not only solve problems but bring added value to their banking relationship.  

David J. Symock, MBA, has joined Vermont Mutual Insurance Group as a Senior Marketing Representative. Symock brings over thirty years of claims, underwriting, and sales & marketing experience to his new role at Vermont Mutual. Concurrent with his insurance experience, Symock also rose to the rank of Captain with the United States Army Reserves.

On April 1, Daniel Franklin will officially become executive director of North Central Vermont Recovery Center. Franklin started at North Central Vermont Recovery Center (NCVRC) in March of 2018 as the operations manager and was promoted to assistant director in September.

Full Circle Property Management, Inc is proud to announce that Sarah Carbonneau has assumed the position of Assistant Property Manager effective February 5, 2019. The Assistant Property Manager now oversees the day to day operations of Full Circle’s expanding client portfolio while supporting FCPM President Stephanie J.

The Vermont Teddy Bear Company is experiencing an exciting period of growth thanks to the continued success of their existing brands and the addition of a new sister company at the beginning of their last fiscal year. This has allowed them to expand their team and on-board some of the top talent in their respective fields, all of whom are poised to take the company to the next level.

Dr. Peggy Ryan Williams, former Lyndon State College president and Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) administrator, has been awarded the status of president emerita of the college by the VSCS Board of Trustees.

Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Anson Tebbetts and National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Executive Director of Public Policy Nathan Bowen attended the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange today with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

Meet Danielle Fitzko, the state’s new Director of Forests and the first woman to hold the position. Danielle, or Danny to her friends and colleagues, spent the last 15 years building the Urban and Community Forestry Program, designed to help communities plan, plant and care for their community trees.

Taryn Noelle, of Stowe, was honored as the “Western Swing Female Vocalist of the Year” at the 23rd Annual Academy of Western Artists (AWA) Will Rogers Awards Ceremony at the Brown-Lupton Ballroom on the campus of Texas Christian University on March 14th in Fort Worth, TX, the birthplace of Western Swing music.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) and Andrew Cowder, MD, are pleased to announce that Nurse Practitioner Stefanie McGowan, RN, AG-ACNP, has joined Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Medical Group and SVMC Urology. McGowan will practice in Suite 100 of the Medical Office Building at 140 Hospital Drive in Bennington.

Norwich University President Richard W. Schneider and Commandant of Cadets Col. Michael Titus announced that Ethan Hagstrom, of Bedford, N.H., has been selected to serve as the 2019-20 Regimental Commander, the highest-ranking cadet of Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets (NUCC).

Castleton University student Weslee Thompson has been named the recipient of the 2019 statewide Vermont Educational Opportunity Programs (VEOP) Student Support Services Scholarship. Thompson, a junior from Wells, Vermont, will receive $1,000 toward his educational expenses.