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Almost exactly one year after Rev. Jan Hutslar first visited the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Upper Valley (UUCUV) in Norwich, she was officially installed in a ritual ceremony at the house of worship on Sunday, May 19.

On May 15, 2019, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont (USAO) honored a number of individuals from a variety of law enforcement agencies at the USAO’s second annual Law Enforcement Awards Ceremony. This ceremony was held at the federal building in Burlington, Vermont.

VHB is pleased to announce that Jessey Horvat has joined VHB's South Burlington, Vermont office as a Landscape Designer.

Samantha Alger, PhD, joins VHB's Natural Sciences team in South Burlington, Vermont, as an Environmental Scientist/Pollinator Specialist. She brings a decade of experience in applied ecological science, incorporating research, education, and outreach to improve the health of managed and wild bees.

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) recently hosted a gathering of employees and friends at its second annual Nurses Week Awards, which recognizes nursing professionals who go above and beyond for their patients and colleagues. The event was held as part of National Nurses Week, which was celebrated from May 6 to May 12.

Rick Norcross was recently honored to be elected as a Regular Trustee of the Eastern States Exposition at the Annual Meeting in West Springfield, MA. The Eastern States Exposition, also known as “The Big E,” is the sixth largest fair in the United States and last year welcomed over 1.5 million visitors.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce Marion Steiner as AVP, Community Banking Relationship Manager. In her new role, Marion helps local small businesses be successful by listening to their goals and responding quickly to their needs with suitable financial solutions, including commercial loans and cash management services.

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR) held its annual employee recognition dinner honoring staff for their many years of service and outstanding commitment to the agency’s mission. Employees were celebrated for reaching milestone years of service and highlighted employees for specific awards: The Employee of the Year, Unforgettable Employee and HEALTH Matters Award Winners.

The Vermont Association of Insurance Professionals is pleased to announce the new board of directors for the 2019-2021 term: President: Paula Clark, AIS, API, AINS, CIIP, CLP, DAE; President Elect: Deb Emmons, SCLA, AIC, CPIW; Vice President: Abigail Henry; Secretary: Diane Boutin, CPIW, CISR and Treasurer: Stephanie Jo Oakes, AINS.

David S Silverman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce the Directors of Union Bank have re-appointed all officers of the bank and granted the following individuals promotions at the conclusion of the 128th Annual Meeting of Union Banks’s holding company, Union Bankshares, Inc on May, 15, 2019.

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the selection of Jackson Elder of Burlington, Vermont, who attends Burlington High School in Burlington, as a 2019 US Presidential Scholar.

The Vermont Association of Insurance Professionals is pleased to announce that Deb Emmons, SCLA, AIC, CPIW from Vermont Mutual Insurance Group was recently named Claims Professional of the Year at the Region 1 International Association of Insurance Professionals Conference in Erie, Pennsylvania.