People in Business: Jan. 17, 2016
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People in Business: Jan. 17, 2016

Hillary Halleck, of Newport, director of human resources at Red River Computer Co., in Claremont, was recently honored as 2015 HR Practitioner of the Year by the River Valley Human Resources Association. The award was recently presented at the association’s annual meeting, held in Quechee. “Hillary is a consummate HR professional who encourages collaboration, diversity and candor,” said the award nomination by her colleague Dan McGee....

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In Search of Hide, Hair
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In Search of Hide, Hair

Bethel — It’s an occupation that’s been around longer than Vermont has been a state and the United States has been a country. At Whitcomb High School earlier this month, fur buyers and trappers stood in the gym among raccoon, muskrat, coyote, fox and beaver pelts discussing the trade, the season (a popular topic: the effect of warm weather), and catching up with old friends. Rows of fur pelts were lined up on paper to protect the...

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Effort to Ease Shortage Of Physicians Faces Long Delays, Criticism

Jefferson City, Mo. — A new Missouri law offered a first-of-its-kind solution to the physician shortage plaguing thousands of U.S. communities: Medical school graduates could start treating patients immediately, without wading through years of traditional residency programs. Following Missouri’s lead, similar measures were enacted in Arkansas and Kansas and considered in Oklahoma. The idea appeared to be a new model for delivering...

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People in Business: Nov. 22, 2015
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People in Business: Nov. 22, 2015

Industrial designer Michael Porzio, of Braintree, Vt., has joined custom corporate furniture maker WallGoldfinger in Randolph. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Porzio previously held internships at Core Composites in Bristol, R.I., and with NASA in Houston. At Core Composites, Porzio was a prototype drafter. At NASA, he designed and fabricated the wall-mounted waste-management system for the Orion spacecraft, along...

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‘Sunday Valley News’ Named Newspaper of the Year

West Lebanon — The Sunday Valley News was recognized as the 2015 New England Newspaper of the Year by the New England Newspaper & Press Association at its annual awards banquet in Natick, Mass., last month. The press association confers the award based on newspaper circulation, with four awards for Sunday newspapers. The Sunday Valley News won the award among newspapers with a circulation up to 20,000. The runners-up were The...

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