Windsor — The Windsor Police Department received the “Pro Patria” award in the public sector category from Vermont Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for its service and support to Vermont’s Guard and Reserve members. The award, the highest award a state ESGR office can present, was announced at the organization’s annual banquet held recently in Montpelier.
The department also earned an “Above and Beyond” award for support of Guard and Reserve members that exceeds basic requirements under federal law, and was nominated for the national Secretary of Defense Freedom Award, making the second national cut from more than 2,400 nominees down to 139.
Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center also was nominated for the national award.
Robert Therrien and The Carriage Shed, of White River Junction, were recognized with the ESGR Patriot Award.
The organization honored more than 30 Vermont employers for their support over the past year. Company News
North Country Smokehouse in Claremont earned the Local Supplier of the Year Award for meat and the Best New Local Product Award at last month’s Whole Foods North Atlantic region awards ceremony in Woburn, Mass.
The company, owned by the Breton Family since 2015, recently began construction on a 65,000-square-foot meat processing facility on the old Governors Farm property in Claremont. Its certified humane all-natural fruitwood bacon, certified humane all-natural cottage bacon and certified humane all-natural Bistro Slicing Ham have been sold by Whole Foods Market for almost two years.
Whole Foods Market requires suppliers to meet high quality standards and be socially and ecologically responsible, the company said in a news release.
The Partridge House Bed and Breakfast has opened at 383 Main St. in Norwich. Owner Ciaran Geraghty is a graduate of Rhode Island’s Johnson & Wales University and has a background in culinary arts, hotel and restaurant management.
The Partridge House offers three guest rooms, a full breakfast and concierge services. For more information, call 802-649-7227, visit www.partridgehousevermont.com, or email email@example.com.
The Hampton Inn, of White River Junction, has received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. The award is based on traveler reviews on the online TripAdvisor site over the past year. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.Upcoming Event
The Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual “Sidewalk Sale Extravaganza” is scheduled for Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in downtown Hanover. The annual event “provides downtown Hanover merchants with the opportunity to move their stores onto the sidewalks and present their wares in a traditional, old-fashioned sales venue,” the Chamber said in a news release. Food, jewelry, gifts, kitchen wares, clothing, hardware items and more will be available at the sale. For more information, visit www.hanoverchamber.org or call 603-643-3115.
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