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ReadyNation convened in New York City last week for the Global Business Summit on Early Childhood, attracting hundreds of business leaders from across the US and representatives from over 50 countries, all with the common goal of coming together to better understand how businesses could help advance care for children from birth to age five.

Fourteen Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC attorneys have been named to the 2019 New England Super Lawyers list and five have been named to the Rising Stars list according to a notification from the publisher of the list. The selections were announced on Nov 1.

The Primary Care team at Gifford Health Care continues to expand to meet the needs of central Vermonters, with Rachel Coombs, MD, providing family care at Gifford’s Bethel Health Center starting this week. Coombs works with patients at all stages of life, from newborn to geriatric, including prenatal, birth, and postpartum care.

Ledyard Financial Group (ticker symbol LFGP), holding company for Ledyard National Bank, is pleased to announce that Mark Beliveau has joined their Board of Directors effective October 23, 2018. Mark is a Partner at Gallagher, Flynn and Company, LLC, a regional tax, auditing, and consulting firm providing services to clients throughout the Northeast.

Shelburne Farms is pleased to announce that Robin Turnau, former CEO of Vermont Public Radio, has joined the Farm as its Chief Advancement Officer. In this new position, she will be responsible for raising resources for and awareness of Shelburne Farms and its educational mission, overseeing development, communications, marketing, and public relations.

Chef Shawn Calley, the Executive Chef of the Burlington Country Club, was named the Culinary Cup Champion for his smoked chicken stuffed with apples, goat cheese, and sage. This is the third win for Chef Calley. Chef Evan Leavy of the Jericho Cafe & Tavern won the People's Choice Award for his house smoked brisket with blackstrap molasses, apple relish, and cornbread crumble.

Storytelling For Pantsers: How To Write and Revise Your Novel Without an Outline by Annalisa Parent has won the CIPA EVVY Silver Award in Best Business Books and a merit award in the Humor category.

C2 – Competitive Computing, is proud to announce that Tom Williams, Vice President of eBusiness, has joined the Vermont Technology Alliance Board of Directors. C2 and Tom are excited to have the opportunity to join forces with VTTA in supporting, promoting and growing technology businesses and technology jobs in Vermont.

The Smugglers’ Notch Ski Patrol received the National Ski Patrol’s Most Outstanding Alpine Patrol award on a snowy afternoon at the Smugglers’ Notch Base Lodge. The award, given annually, accounts for a long list of honors. Smugglers’ patrol team graciously accepted the award after far exceeding the necessary criteria.

McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Burchard is pleased to announce that Jason Ferreira and Keith Kasper were named a New England Super Lawyer for 2018 for Workers’ Compensation.

Over 175 community and business leaders joined Rutland Economic Development Corporation (REDC) for their 81st Annual Meeting to celebrate the successes of the organization and community over the last year.  The celebration took place on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at College of St. Joseph’s Tuttle Theatre.

In announcing the promotion of Mary Ann Livingston to Senior Paralegal and Marketing Manager at Sterrett Law, PLC, Attorney David Sterrett reaffirms his commitment to creating an exceptional experience for business clients in Massachusetts and Vermont. Since joining the firm in 2015, Mary Ann has focused on trademark law as integral to the branding and marketing process.