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Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is pleased to honor three outstanding individuals and businesses who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in socially responsible business: Cindy Turcot of Gardener’s Supply Company with the 2021 Terry Ehrich Award for Lifetime Achievement, HELM Construction Solutions with the VBSR Innovation and Inspiration Award, and Ashley Reynolds of

Steven Lawrence has joined the Stowe Area Realty Group at KW Vermont-Stowe. Lawrence grew up in Stowe and Morrisville, graduating from Peoples Academy in 2004 and from Vermont Technical College in 2006 with an associate’s degree in computer engineering.

Vermont Labor Commissioner, Michael Harrington, has been elected to the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) 2021-2022 Board of Directors Executive Committee and will serve as Secretary for Board.

Lamoille FiberNet Communications Union District is pleased to welcome Val Davis as their new executive director. “We feel very fortunate to have found Val, as we were looking for a unique mix of experience and expertise,” said Jane Campbell, chair of the Lamoille FiberNet governing board, “and Val has a background that is a great fit.”

King Street Center launches its Academic and Career Initiative this fall. Designed to foster early goal-setting and planning in students’ academic careers, King Street Center aims to be a launching pad for job shadowing, internships, academic support and post-secondary education preparation.

After a yearlong hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Vermont recently celebrated a superstar class of 13 staff members who received the 2021 President’s Our Common Ground Award.

Kevin O’Hara of Williston recently joined the American Heart Association as Youth Market Director for Vermont. In this role, he is responsible for recruitment and cultivation of school volunteers to participate in the Association’s lifesaving initiatives including the Kids Heart Challenge program. 

THINKMD, a Vermont-based healthcare technology company has appointed Chris Powell as Chief Executive Officer to lead the company in its next ph

The Vermont Retail Lumber Dealers Association (VRLDA) has named Scott Flynn, General Manager of r.k. Miles, Inc.’s Middlebury location as their 2021 Lumber Person of the Year. The VRLDA Lumber Person of the Year recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the lumber and building materials industry as well as to his or her local community.

Emily Boysen, MSN, RN, CCRN, of the Intensive Care Unit, was the August recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC).

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont is happy to announce that Mary Rockwell Thon has been hired to be their Development Director. Mary Rockwell Thon has worked more than 20 years in the nonprofit sector, most recently for the Alzheimer’s Association and BAYADA Hospice. She brings varied experience, including community outreach and engagement, volunteer support, event planning, and donor relations.

Dousevicz Inc is pleased to announce that Esmir Hadzic has joined the company as a senior project manager and business development director.