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Business Notes: Lebanon Chamber Elects New Officers



Sunday, November 12, 2017

West Lebanon — The Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce elected new officers and re-elected four directors to new terms at its 101st annual meeting held Oct. 31 at Fireside Inn and Suites.

Rich Wallace, advertising director at the Valley News, was elected board chair. Jay Simms, of Tyler, Simms and St. Sauveur CPAs was elected treasurer and Charlene Ashey, of River Valley Community College, was elected secretary. Chris Gilman, of Service Credit Union, and Kevin Purcell, of Purcell Properties, along with Simms and Wallace, were re-elected to three-year terms on the board of directors of the chamber, which serves the Lebanon area, including Enfield, Canaan and Plainfield.

Mary Bihrle, chief financial officer at Hypertherm, delivered a presentation on the topic of employee stock ownership plans. She described Hypertherm’s successful employee ownership plan and answered questions from chamber members on the subject.

“We are really thrilled about what the future looks like,” said Curt Jacques, outgoing board chair and owner of West Lebanon Feed and Supply. “We have great members and a strong vision for the future.”

Company News

BG’s Market, in Hartland, the Taftsville Country Store, Woodstock Beverage, Downers Corner Store, in Perkinsville, and the Windsor locations of Cumberland Farms, Rite Aid, Price Chopper, and Dollar General recently were recognized by the Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership for passing Vermont Department of Liquor Control compliance checks for tobacco and alcohol sales. The partnership recognizes retailers for their contributions to the community “as we all work to reduce youth smoking rates,” the partnership said in a news release.

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