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The Northern New England Region of the American Red Cross continues to deploy people to major disaster relief efforts, with an employee from Waterbury the latest assigned to the Hurricane Laura operation. Erica Fuller, a senior volunteer recruitment specialist, will report to Baton Rouge, La., as a shelter worker.

North Country Animal League is pleased to announce new officers for its Board of Directors and the addition of a new board member: President, John Miller of Waterbury; Vice President, Lynn Eyberg of Stowe; Secretary, Terry Itameri-Kinter of Stowe; Treasurer, Jessica Russell of Morrisville.

Polli Properties at KW VT is excited to bring the talents of Jamie Polli to the real estate team as an Agent. Jamie joins a team that is headed by Elise Polli, one of the top real estate agents at KW VT.

ReArch Company is thrilled to announce the hiring of Zack Johnson and Josh Eisenhower as Foreman. In their new positions, they will be working closely with the project superintendent to complete various tasks, including; onsite support, job site documentation, safety, and overseeing small teams daily.

Since his earliest days in Richmond, Clint Buxton has yearned to conquer the Long Trail. When COVID-19 dashed his final season as summer camp director at Mt. Norris Scout Reservation in Eden, the suddenly-unemployed 61-year-old decided to lace up his hiking boots to raise awareness and much-needed support for Vermont’s outdoor Scouting programs.

Encore Renewable Energy, a leading full-service community scale renewable energy project development company, announced today that Kate Desrochers is joining their team as a Project Manager. Kate joins Encore from Packetized Energy, where she worked as a senior manager for projects and initiatives deploying grid-edge load management technologies.

Barre Elks Lodge held their annual Member Appreciation/Awards night in July. Past Exalted Ruler, Barb Watters presented awards for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, which ended March 31. Elizabeth "Betsy" Stanford was named the 2019-2020 Elk of the Year. Betsy was honored for her commitment to the Lodge and Order, through volunteerism and support.

The Lake Champlain Chamber has selected the Leadership Champlain Class of 2021 -- the 32nd class of the Chamber’s signature program for established community leaders. Since 1989, Leadership Champlain has ensured the community’s most influential and esteemed leaders are knowledgeable about issues, well-networked and passionate about our region’s success.

Corey Johnson has joined DuBois & King’s Building Services Division as a junior electrical engineer. Corey holds an associate’s degree in electrical engineering from Vermont Technical College, and he previously spent five years working for an electrical contractor in Barre.

Front Porch Forum’s tech team is growing! Two more software engineers, Noah Harrison and Aaron Lipman, have joined FPF to continue upgrading and expanding our custom-built mobile, web and email platforms to better serve our social mission.

Each year the Vermont Council on Rural Development recognizes leaders who have had a transformative impact on their community with the Vermont Community Leadership Award. This year’s award winners were Des Hertz of Burke and Mike Strait of Brighton.

Vermont Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), locally representing ESGR, a Department of Defense agency, announced that Governor Phil Scott has signed a proclamation declaring August 24-28, 2020 as Vermont Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week.

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