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Jayme DeMers, VP, Retail Delivery & Strategic Initiatives, joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in 2018 as Assistant Vice President. She is a graduate of the Connecticut School of Finance & Management and has been in banking for 15 years, starting as Teller and moving to positions of increased responsibility over the years.

Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP is pleased to announce that Andrew J Kestner has been named a partner as of January 1, 2019. Andy advises both individuals and businesses, in a variety of transactions and planning matters, on tax and financial issues.

Tom Bazzano of OneDigital Health and Benefits has recently been promoted to Benefits Consultant. Tom has worked at OneDigital since 2016 as a Market Analyst. He worked closely with clients on projects including monthly financial and utilization data reporting, quoting efforts, and strategic modeling.

Marissa Landry has worked at OneDigital since 2017, first as an Administrative Assistant and then as a Client Service Specialist. In these roles Marissa supported the sales and client management staff by assisting with group enrollments, renewal processes and additional administrative functions designed to improve and enhance workflows, timeliness, and client responsiveness.

Burlington-based weekly Seven Days has launched a yearlong reporting project chronicling the opioid epidemic in Vermont and efforts to address it.

Catherine Davis, Executive Vice President of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, announced a recent addition to the Chamber’s staff: Jeff Lawson joined the Chamber in January as Vice President of Tourism & Marketing.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC)—a part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC)—is pleased to announce that Orthopedic Surgeon Michaela M Schneiderbauer, MD, MBA, has joined SVMC Orthopedics and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians.

The Vermont Employee Ownership Center (VEOC) Co-Executive Directors, Don Jamison and Matt Cropp, announced Michele Kupersmith of South Burlington has joined the organization as Program & Outreach Coordinator.

The National Sports Media Association has named Mike McCune, Sports Director at WCAX-TV, as the 2018 Vermont Sportscaster of the Year. This is the second time McCune has won this honor, the first was in 2013.

Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has announced that Bill Shaughnessy, General Maintenance Technician and Safety Specialist, has been selected as December, 2018 Employee of the Month.

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), southeastern Vermont’s community mental-health agency, announced today that it has elected Michelle Bos-Lun and Stephen Greene to its Board of Directors. Both new members bring a wealth of knowledge of mental health and substance abuse services to the non-profit agency.

Legal Secretary Jody S Kaiser of Hinsdale, NH has been named the winner of the coveted Diane Lynch Distinguished Service Award at the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. The award was presented at the firm’s annual holiday celebration at the Hanover Inn on Dec. 1.