Vermont ESGR: With Our Sincerest Thanks

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To All Vermont Employers Who Have Supported Vermont’s Citizen Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, Marines and their Spouses during this past year, We extend special thanks to these supportive Vermont employers, agencies and individuals who received special recognition through an ESGR award in 2018.


4 Seasons Accounting, LLC. – Wendy Webster    Rutland

*Aspenti Health – Sherri Friend    Burlington

AutoSaver Max – James Lubas    S. Burlington

Caledonia SIU, Inc. – Lisa Warren    St. Johnsbury

Capitol Candy Company – Jim Thibault    Barre

Casella Construction – Joe Casella    Mendon

Champlain Valley P&H – William Heffernan    Bristol & Middlebury

*Chase Moving & Storage – Ron LaFountain    Essex

Coca-Cola Bottling Company – Larry Cariddi    Rutland

*Cole Electric – Adam Cole    E. Thetford

*COMCAST – Russ Schoengarth    Rutland

Copeland Furniture – Mike Kemper    Bradford

*Defense Contract Management Agency – Leslie Fleury    Williston

EIV Technical Services – Nate Dagesse    Winooski

Fab-Tech, Inc. – W. Scott Fine    Colchester

Foley Services, Inc. – Don Parker    Essex Jct

General Dynamics Ordnance

and Tactical Systems – Kevin Albrecht & Dave Whitehouse    Williston

*Hartford Police Department – Chief Phil Kasten    Hartford

*Majestic Car Rental Group – Holly Farrington    Burlington

Mayo Residential Care – Kaysie Breer    Northfield

Northwest State Correctional  Facility – Greg Hale    Swanton

Paragon Systems, Inc. – Devin Lumbra    St. Albans

*People’s United Bank – Vicky Ross    Williston

*People’s United Bank – Jo Anne Cannon    Williston

Porter Medical Center – Maria Rotax    Middlebury

*Rescue, Inc. – Lieutenant Eric Wilson    Brattleboro

*Revision Military – Jonathan Wainer    Essex

Rural Edge – Rita Gilbert    Lyndonville

Rutland Reg.Med. Center Security & Swbd – Chuck Cacciatore    Rutland

Rutland Reg.Med. Center Security & Swbd.     – Kathryn Johnson    Rutland

Sunup Bakery – Laura McKenna    Killington

TENCO – Keith Washburn    Barre

The Home Depot – Jameson Dionne    Bennington

*State of Vermont Force Protection – Michael Aher    Colchester

USCIS – Karen Brouillette    St. Albans

*UTC Aerospace Systems – Ben Wagner & MichaelDanyow    Vergennes

*UVM Healthnet Critical Care Transport – Michael Conti    Burlington

UVM Larner College of Medicine – Dr. Polly Parsons    Burlington

UVM Medical Center – Johanne Fradette    Burlington

UVM Medical Center Operating Rm. – Lori Preston    Burlington

UVM Office of Health Promotion Research – Dawn Pelkey    Burlington

US Customs and Border Protection – Barbara Johnson    Fairfax

Vt. Assn. of Bus. Industry & Rehabilitation (VABIR) –     Christine McCarthy    Williston

*Vermont Passport Agency – William Swaney    St. Albans

*Washington County Mental Health Services – Scott Miller    Barre

*White River Valley Ambulance – Nick Tarr    Bethel

Woodside Juvenile Detention Facility – Andrea Allen    E. Colchester

* indicates multiple and higher award recipient


By supporting your citizen service member- employee, you too have served, and have ensured their ability to perform their military service!


We apologize if you have received an award and were not listed here; some awards arrived after the press deadline for this edition. If you are listed here and have not received an award, then please know that presentation of your award is pending.


Are You Prepared?? Since Vermont’s 86th Brigade’s alignment with the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, NY, their training tempo has increased, and will continue to do so as they spend the upcoming years conducting incrementally increasing periods of training.  Employers must be prepared once again to support these citizen soldiers as they prepare and train; we ask that you also support the military spouses who will become a “single parent” while their partner is at training.  And as our Vermont Air National Guard “Green Mountain Boys” prepare and train to receive the F-35 fighter aircraft, these airmen will also need additional training time.


By now, your citizen service member should have shared this enhanced training schedule with you. If they haven’t, feel free to ask them (not all Vermont soldiers will be on this schedule.)


Vermont ESGR needs volunteers!  We need volunteers, especially in the “four corners” of the state; St. Albans, St. Johnsbury/NEK, Brattleboro, and Bennington/Rutland. If you would like to serve your country, but stay fairly close to home and work just a few hours a month, please contact us to find out more about becoming an ESGR Volunteer!


Have jobs for Guard/Reserve members and other veterans?  Post them on and also at: You can also notify us at: 802-338-4187 or 802-338-4190.


Vermont Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Enosburgh Falls – Berlin – White River Junction