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NBT Bank Regional President Matt Durkee announced that Dan Johnson has been hired as vice president and regional manager. In this position, Johnson is responsible for developing and overseeing the bank’s branches in Vermont. He is based at the bank’s regional office at 150 Bank Street in Burlington. Later this year, the bank plans to open its first Vermont branch at the same location.

 The Vermont Natural Resources Council has announced the promotion of Kim Greenwood to the position of Water Program Co-Director.
Greenwood has served as VNRC’s staff scientist for four years. Before coming to VNRC she spent six years at the Agency of Natural Resources as a Water Quality Engineer.

Commerce Generation, Inc., the Burlington Vermont developer of website e-commerce solutions, announces the addition of two new employees.
Ryan Coughlin has been hired as Web Developer. Coughlin will graduate from Champlain College in 2010, with a major in Website Development and Design. Mr. Coughlin will be responsible for front-end web design and development.

 The Insurance and Litigation groups at Paul Frank + Collins have hired David M. Kennedy as an associate lawyer. Kennedy has five years of experience and was previously an associate at Duane Morris in San Francisco. His practice focuses on insurance and business litigation. He is licensed to practice law in California.

Craig Abrahams, National Sales Manager at BioTek Instruments, Inc., will expand his responsibilities to include BioTek's sales and distribution efforts in Canada.

Scholar, editor, literary critic, researcher, historian, and author Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., will speak on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Center for the Arts as part of Southern Vermont College’s 2009-2010 From Inspiration to Innovation lecture series.

The Community Health Center of Burlington (CHCB) is pleased to announce that staff physician Dr. John Brooklyn was honored as the 2009 Vermont Family Physician of the Year by the Vermont Academy of Family Physicians.

 Barbara Ziter has joined Wells River Savings Bank as the Bank's Operations/Deposit Accounts Specialist.

Travis Van Alstyne has been promoted to the new position of director of web and interactive content at Vermont Public Television. He leads the statewide public television network’s digital media and social networking activities.

Judy Tarr, President and CEO of Central Vermont Medical Center is pleased to announce that Richard Andrew Burgoyne, M.D. has joined Waterbury Medical Associates, a CVMC medical group.

Shadow Productions has announced the opening of a new Minnesota location. Alex Ball, a longtime employee of Shadow Productions, Vermont, is now running Shadow Productions, Minnesota. “Shadow Productions has always pushed the barriers of Internet technology, so this was just one more step in that process,” said Ball.