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Council Executive Director receives VBM Rising Star Award

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,” said VBM Publisher John Boutin.

“We received over 220 outstanding nominations this year. The six judges had a difficult time picking the top 40. These young professionals have chosen to make Vermont home. For them it’s not just about business, it’s about 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 8th. The dinner will be held Trader Dukes 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 10 men and 30 women. There are 14 from Chittenden County, 7 from Bennington County, 6 from Rutland County, 6 from Washington County, 2 from Lamoille County, 1 from Caledonia County, 1 from Franklin County, 1 from Grand Isle County, 1 from Orleans County, and 1 from Windham County. The average age of the winners is 32 years old. The oldest is 39 and the youngest is 24 years old.

One of the 40 announced was Erin Lorentz - GWC Communications, Inc./Vermont Wood Works Council, Rutland

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