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Ledyard National Bank is pleased to announce that Christopher J. Taylor has joined their Hanover office at 38 South Main Street as Senior Vice President and Retail Banking Leader.

The growing team at Union Street Media welcomes Elissa Giroux as the Internet Marketing Director.

Jennifer Connelly recently joined the Sterling Construction, Inc. team as Office Manager. Connelly will manage the office operations of Sterling Construction, a residential builder and developer. She recently relocated to Vermont from Virginia where she worked for Regency Centers.

Brigette White CFP®, Registered Representative, RJFS, Michael McCormack CFP®, Registered Representative, RJFS, and B.

Ovleto Ciccarelli thought he’d be a history teacher, but a biology course and an experience with his father in his junior year at Central Connecticut State College changed all of that.
Ciccarelli shared with his father his interest in that biology course, particularly anatomy. His father, a surgeon, invited his son to see the human anatomy firsthand.

In order to enhance continuity in obstetrical services in Franklin County, Northwestern Medical Center will employ two local obstetricians and has entered into a contract with the third. As of January 1, 2010, Dr. Elisabeth Fontaine and Dr. Lowery Sullivan will be employees of NMC for obstetrical services, while continuing their private gynecology practice, Green Mountain OB/GYN. Dr.

Thirteen was the lucky number. On December 13th, 13 Chittenden County women graduated from the Women's Small Business Program Start Up offered at Mercy Connections in Burlington. The ceremony took place at Mercy's Shelburne Road location.

Shearer Chevrolet is pleased to announce the return of a long-time employee and familiar face to the Shearer family. Doug Bouvier, who lives in Vergennes with his wife Jennifer Honeywood, previously worked at Shearer Chevrolet in Sales and Management for about 20 years. He took a short hiatus to pursue other interests and enjoy some traveling.

Hinesburg song writer and author Rik Palieri is one of thirty artists featured on the Grammy Nominated CD , "Singing Through the Hard Times, a Tribute To Utah Phillips", in the Best Traditional Folk category.

Nathan Mascolino, a design engineer at Vermont Heating and Ventilating located in Winooski, VT, has recently obtained licensing as a Professional Engineer from the State of Vermont. Nathan is a 2002 graduate of Clarkson University, and works with other Vermont Heating and Ventilating’s design engineers and LEED Accredited Professionals.

Doug Bergstein, a 5th and 6th grade science teacher at Fayston Elementary School in Waitsfield, Vermont is preparing to travel to Tamarino, Costa Rica January 15-25, 2010 where he will be studying and monitoring leatherback sea turtles as part of an Earthwatch Expedition being sponsored by the National Life Group Charitable Foundation.

KeyBank announces the following Vermont employee promotions:
Philip C. Smith is now Senior Vice President, District Retail Leader. Smith joined Key in 2008 as Vice President/Business Banking. In his new role, Smith is responsible for overseeing the Retail business for Key’s 13 Vermont branches and 22 ATMs.