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Common Sense Radio
with Bill Sayre

2019 Rising Stars Award Ceremony



On November 7th join Vermont Business Magazine to honor 40 of Vermont's most accomplished young leaders at the Rising Stars Ceremony. Award recipients were selected by a panel of judges for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and their communities. The awards ceremony will be held at The Delta Hotel, South Burlington, VT

When: November 7, 2019
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Cocktails
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Dinner & Awards

Where: Delta Hotels Marriott Burlington
117 Williston Rd., South Burlington, VT 05403




Vermont Business Magazine is proud to announce the winners of its Rising Stars recognition award. The list is comprised of 40 winners under the age of 40. Award recipients were selected by a panel of judges for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and involvement in their communities.

“We are thrilled by the response to this initiative to recognize these up-and-coming leaders, this is our tenth year” said VBM Publisher John Boutin. “We received over 240 outstanding nominations this year. The five judges had a difficult time picking the top 40. These young professionals have chosen to make Vermont home.  For these young professionals it’s not just about business. It’s about them making a difference in their communities,” Boutin said.

Vermont Business Magazine will honor Vermont's most accomplished young leaders at the Rising Stars dinner on November 7th. The dinner will be held at the Delta Hotel in South Burlington. The honorees will also be featured in the November issue of Vermont Business Magazine.

FAST FACTS: Of the 40 honorees, there are 15 men and 25 women. There are 15 from Chittenden County, 8 from Windham County, 7 from Rutland County, 3 from Bennington County, 2 from Caledonia County, 1 from Washington County, 1 from Lamoille County, 1 from Franklin County , 1 from Addison County, and 1 from Orange County.  The average age of the honorees is 33 years old. The oldest is 39 and the youngest is 25 years old.


Rising Stars Class of 2019

Rachel Allard - Union Street Media - Williston

Alicia Armstrong RDN, LD, CDE, RYT-500 - Northern Counties Health Care - St Johnsbury

Charlotte Blend - Lund - Winooski

Allyson Brown - Vermont Electric Power Company - Brandon

Michael Bruno - Windham Antique Center LLC - Bellows Falls

Jamie Burdick - Marathon Health - St Albans

Benjamin Cadwallader - Vermont Symphony Orchestra - Burlington

Evan Carlson - Do North Coworking - Sutton

April Cioffi - City of Rutland Godnick Adult Center - Rutland

Kelly Clarke - Centerline Architects - Bennington

Alexandra Clauss - Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC - Williston

Abbie Corse - The Corse Farm Dairy - Whitingham

Eric Covey - Vermont Secretary of State’s Office - Winooski

Chol Dhoor - Sudanese Foundation of Vermont Inc - Charlotte

Darian Fagan - VNA & Hospice of Southwest Region - West Rutland

Julia Birnn Fields - Birnn Chocolates of Vermont - Hinesburg

Sarah Furman - Heritage Family Credit Union - Castleton

Christopher Gendron - Stantec - Colchester

Steffen Glenn Gillom - Windham County Vermont Branch of the NAACP - Brattleboro

Benjamin Gould - Paul Frank + Collins P.C. - South Burlington

Ara Hagan - Hagan Associates - Essex Jct.

Betsy Hassan - Rutland Regional Medical Center - Rutland

McKenna Hayes - Food Connects - Putney

Seth Jensen - Lamoille County Planning Commission - Westford

Jenna Koloski - Vermont Council on Rural Development - Huntington

Sarah Lang - Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation - Brattleboro

Hannah Langsdale - Whistling Man Schooner Co - Winooski

Angela Lavalla - Vermont Teddy Bear - Richmond

Nicholas Lovejoy - Staple Health, Inc - Weybridge

Elicia Mailhiot - Castleton University - Wallingford

Morgan Oldham - Town of Bennington Rescue Squad - Bennington

Christopher Parker - Windham Central Supervisory Union - Vernon

Vincent Petrarca - The Blue Stone - Middlesex

Chris Rivet - Dubois & King, Inc - Randolph

Joshua Roberts - Edward Jones Investments - Brattleboro

Kimberley Rupe -  Rutland Economic Development Corporation - Poultney

Joshua Sherman, M.D. - Old Mill Road Recording - East Arlington

Joshua Unruh - Leader Home Centers - Vernon

Alice Urban - Tetra Tech International Development - Burlington

Heather Winther - American Cancer Society - South Burlington




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