August 21, 2014

The Hub: Hub Happenings

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Peter Kelly joins DEW

DEW Construction Corporation, a regional contractor based in Williston, earlier this month announced the appointment of Peter Kelley as director of business development.

Kelley brings more than 25 years of business development, project management and construction experience. Kelley comes to DEW Construction from General Dynamics OTS, where he served as a Program Manager on military contracts. Kelley serves on Williston’s Development Review board and several University of Vermont athletic committees and programs.

New hires at Vermont Custom Closets

Vermont Custom Closets of Williston recently announced the addition of Adrienne Molstad and Jodie Peck to its sales and design team.

Molstad is a CIDA accredited interior designer from Kansas who also attended school in Florence, Italy. She has experience working with architects, builders and remodelers designing residential and commercial spaces.

Peck, a Williston resident, is a licensed real estate sales agent and with experience in marketing, bookkeeping and public relations. She also owned a communication and magazine business. She was most recently employed with Hickok and Boardman Realty.

Otter Creek hires consultant, receives award

Otter Creek Awnings & Sunrooms of Williston recently announced the addition of Kip de Moll as a sales and design consultant. De Moll is the former owner of Artisan Builders & Consulting, a full-service residential remodeling company, and has been involved in the building industry for over 30 years.

In February, Otter Creek Awnings received a national award for first place in dealer sales in 2013. KE Durasol Awning Company, the supplier for Otter Creek Awnings, presented the award for first place in Dealer Sales for 2013 for the fifth year in a row.

NEFCU promotes two

New England Federal Credit Union announced recently that Rob Wheeler has been promoted to business loan manager, with oversight of business loan production, operations, compliance and servicing. Wheeler has been with NEFCU for 10 years and has been instrumental in the formation and success of business lending.

NEFCU also announced that Jason Pidgeon has been appointed business loan officer. Pidgeon has been with NEFCU for 12 years, serving as a mortgage loan officer for 10 years.

Hannaford program provides Vermont food assistance

The Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger campaign raised more than $900,000 to fight hunger in 2013, including over $118,000 for Vermont food-relief efforts, the company announced recently.

During the holiday season, Hannaford invited customers to buy boxes of food staples for local pantries, purchase specific products that triggered donations to state and regional food banks, and donate money at the register. The company-wide campaign took place in all 181 Hannaford stores.

In Vermont, Hannaford presented $113,400 worth of product to various food pantries throughout the state as a result of the Helping Hands boxes initiative in partnership with its customers. Additionally, through the Buy One, Give One campaign, Hannaford donated 1,860 boxes of pasta, 2,352 jars of sauce, and 3,120 cans of vegetables to the Vermont Foodbank.

Ashley Furniture HomeStore supports vfn

Vermont Family Network was recently presented with a check for $3,000 by the Ashley Furniture HomeStore in Williston. The store raised money during a special sale that was offered in December. During the five-day event, five percent of all sales were donated to the non-profit organization to support its work with children and families.

Vermont Family Network is a state-wide non-profit organization that promotes better health, education, and well-being for all children and families with a focus on children and young adults with special needs.

Vermont Unemployment Rate 4 percent in January

The Vermont Department of Labor announced recently that the seasonally adjusted statewide unemployment rate for January 2014 was 4.0 percent. This represents a decrease of two-tenths of a percent from the December 2013 rate of 4.2 percent. The comparative national average was 6.6 percent, which was down one-tenth of a percent from December. January 2014 data represents the fourth consecutive reported monthly decrease to the statewide unemployment rate in Vermont. As of the prior month’s initial data, Vermont’s unemployment rate was tied for the fifth lowest in the country.

Shelburne Museum names new director of development

Shelburne Museum Director Thomas Denenberg recently announced that Jeff Bundy has been named director of development.

Bundy joins the museum after a decade at WHYY, the National Public Radio station and Public Broadcasting Service affiliate in Philadelphia.

“Jeff brings energy and experience that will benefit the institution and our membership and have a direct impact as Shelburne transitions from seasonal to year-round operation,” Denenberg said.

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