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The Vermont Chamber of Commerce has named Sugarbush Chef Gerry Nooney Chef of the Year. The award recognizes Nooney’s history of supporting Vermont’s agricultural economy through the use of local food and products.

Don Hirsch of the Don Hirsch Design Studio, LLC Montpelier, VT was recently admitted into the American Society of Theatre Consultants. The American Society of Theatre Consultants provides guidance and support in the planning, design, and equipping of theatres, concert halls, and facilities used for public assembly and the presentation of the performing arts.

Due to Northern Stage's growth over the last 12 years, the company has moved from single-headed leadership to dual-headed leadership. The company has hired Perry Allison, formerly of Eons, Inc. of Boston, to serve as Managing Director alongside Founding Artistic Director Brooke Ciardelli.

For nearly five decades, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce has annually awarded an individual who has gone above and beyond his or her daily requirements to better the state of Vermont through self-sacrifice, service and volunteerism. In the crowded field of awards given to Vermont community members, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award is one of the most prestigious.

Champlain College named Jack DuBrul of Shelburne its 2009 Distinguished Citizen for his long-time behind-the-scenes support of community and educational programs. The award was presented to Dubrul, 75, at Champlain College's 2009 Convocation ceremony on Aug. 28 as part of the welcome for the incoming class of 2013. Champlain College President David F.

Governor Jim Douglas today announced the appointment of Marc D. Brierre as Rutland County State’s Attorney. Marc is replacing Jim Mongeon who retired last month.
“I’m pleased to appoint Marc to this important position,” said Governor Douglas. “I believe that Marc has the skills and experience necessary to continue the good work being done to keep Rutland safe.”

Seasoned political reporter Andy Bromage has joined the editorial team at Seven Days, Vermont’s independent newsweekly, as a staff writer. The award-winning reporter, editor and columnist left a senior staff position at the Connecticut media company that publishes the New Haven Advocate, the Hartford Advocate and the Fairfield County Weekly.

With the opening of the new National Life Cancer Treatment Center at Central Vermont Medical Center this fall Cheung Wong, M.D. will continue to provide comprehensive gynecologic oncology care in collaboration with the radiation oncology and medical oncology departments at CVMC.

Neville Companies is pleased to announce the addition of Erica Smith to the staff. Erica was hired as an Administrative Assistant and to provide support to the Accounting and Operations departments within Neville. Erica possesses a background in real estate, most recently as a Closing Coordinator for Prudential Realty Mart.

Francis J. Farina, attorney at law and certified public accountant, was named assistant professor of business administration and accounting at Saint Michael’s College starting this fall semester. He was visiting assistant professor of accounting at Albright College in Reading, Pa., last year and has been a sole practitioner—attorney and CPA—since 1999.

Patricia Prelock, Ph.D., has been appointed dean of the University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences, succeeding Dr. Betty Rambur.

Larry Sudbay, President and Chief Executive Officer of SymQuest® Group, Inc., is pleased to announce today that Kristin M. Dolan has been hired as a Client Support Specialist at the Burlington Office.

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