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VBSR hosts southern Vermont chapter meeting on June 3

BRATTLEBORO -- Members of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and interested members of the public are invited to attend an evening of networking on Tuesday, June 3, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery, 36 Bridge St. Attendees will have a chance to meet other forward-thinking business professionals from southern Vermont who are also interested in the triple-bottom line approach to business. Attendees are encouraged to bring stories about their newest green initiatives to share, as well as business cards to pass out.

Light appetizers for early arrivals and a cash bar will be provided. This event is sponsored by the southern Vermont Chapter Sustaining Sponsor, The Green Up Girl. For reservations, contact CS Wurzberger at or 802-258-8046.

Commonwealth Dairy recognized for safety

BRATTLEBORO -- Commonwealth Dairy of Brattleboro was recently recognized for its strong commitment to effective workplace safety at the annual Vermont Workplace Safety Conference.

The Governor’s Award for Outstanding Workplace Safety, presented by Steve Monahan, Vermont Department of Labor’s Director of Workers’ Compensation and Safety, was also awarded to Ben and Jerry’s of St Albans for Large Business category, Washington Electric Cooperative of East Montpelier for Small Business category, town of Bennington for the Municipality category, and Engelberth Construction of Colchester for the Construction category.

Commonwealth Dairy received the award for Medium Business category.

The Governor’s Award for Outstanding Workplace Safety is the highest honor given by the state of Vermont to recognize an employer’s commitment to excellence in workplace safety and health policy and practice. The Governor’s Award highlights the benefits of providing a safe workplace for both the employer and its workforce.

Palmiter named associate of the year

DOVER -- After 10 years selling real estate in the Mount Snow Valley and Southern Vermont, Adam Palmiter continues to maintain a highest level of success in the business as the top agent at Palmiter Realty, as well as the No. 1 volume sales agent in all of Windham and Bennington counties in southern Vermont. For that, Palmiter is being recognized as the 2013 Associate of the Year.

He specializes in working with buyers and sellers of high-end homes, condos, commercial properties and land parcels throughout southern Vermont. He is actively involved in marketing quality developments in the Mount Snow area as well as high end homes and commercial properties in Windham County.

To learn more about Adam Palmiter and what he can offer as a real estate agent, visit or email him at

Clark-Mortenson employees attain ACSR, ACSRL designations

KEENE, N.H. -- Clark-Mortenson has announced that Vicki Tacy, Personal Insurance Account Executive in Brattleboro, Vt., and Shannon Latham, Business Insurance Account Manager in Walpole, have recently obtained their Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR) designation. Carla Hope, Personal Insurance Account Manager in Walpole, obtained her Accredited Customer Service Representative Health (ACSRL) designation.

These are international designations developed by the Independent Insurance Agents of America to recognize the professionalism of customer service personnel in the industry. Recipients must complete five courses in personal insurance and pass exams for each course.

Tacy has been employed by Clark-Mortenson for 25 years, but has been in the insurance industry for 42 years. She is a resident of Winchester. Latham has been employed by Clark-Mortenson for 2 1/2 years, but has been in the insurance industry for seven years. She is a resident of Langdon. Hope has been employed by Clark-Mortenson for two years, but has been in the insurance industry for three years and is a resident of Keene.

Clark-Mortenson Insurance is one of the largest independently owned insurance agencies in New England, with five office locations throughout the Connecticut River Valley, employing over 50 employees.

InnerWell Couples Therapy director lauded

BRATTLEBORO -- Rachel Zamore, licensed marriage and family therapist and director of InnerWell Integrative Counseling Services, was recently named the first Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist in Vermont. Certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy is a rigorous, multi-year process and indicates a high level of expertise and skill in helping couples create secure, lasting, connected relationships.

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy is an evidenced-based approach to relationship wellness, rooted in attachment research and brain science. EFT is used with couples of all relationship stages and sexual orientations, and is particularly effective due to its emphasis on resolving underlying dynamics and helping partners get onto the same team in order to create more emotional safety and connection. EFT was developed by Dr. Sue Johnson and Zamore’s Certification was awarded by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (

Zamore is the director of InnerWell Integrative Counseling Services in Brattleboro, a private group practice with specialties in relationship counseling and integrative psychotherapy. More information and appointment scheduling are available at 802-231-2550 or

Shear Designs studio welcomes new stylist

BRATTLEBORO -- Shear Designs Hair Studio recently announced the addition of Tana Richards as the salons newest stylist. She specializes in foiling, men’s cutting, and waxing. Richards joins the team of Tara Aither, Desiree Boucher, and Alyssa Senecal.

Shear Designs offers hair cuts, color, manicures, pedicures, tanning, and waxing in addition to many other services, including parties, and continues to expand its services to suit the needs of its customers. To make your appointment, stop by the 735 Putney Road salon or call 802-257-5030.

Wardsboro man opens ‘life safety’ business

WARDSBORO -- George Wilson, with 33 years of experience in life systems, recently opened Low Voltage Services to provide system design, testing, sales, service and consultancy. The services he provides includes video surveillance, sound and public address, intercom, access control, fire alarm, security, nurse call, carbon monoxide, synchronized clocks and other similar technologies.

Over his 33 years, Wilson has been an installer, service technician, service manager, field service engineer, consultant, system designer and salesman. He is fully licensed and insured.

For more information, contact Wilson at 802-417-1464 or

Free golf
at Stratton Mountain

STRATTON -- On Wednesday, June 4, anyone with a valid Vermont license is eligible for a free round of golf during its Second Annual Local’s Day. This year is also the 50th anniversary of Golf at Stratton. To participate, golfers must book their tee time in advance, for between 7:20 a.m. and 5:59 p.m., by calling the Pro Shop at 802-297-4118


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