• Rutland Business Journal people on the move
    August 13,2013


    John C. Flanagan recently joined Banwell Architects.  Flanagan was previously a partner at Studio Nexus Architects + Planners in White River Junction. Before Studio Nexus, he worked for UK Architects in Hanover. Flanagan  brings 27 years of experience in wide variety of architectural genres to Banwell Architects. 

    Banwell also welcomes summer intern Chris Boucher. Boucher is a graduate of Valencia College in Florida and is currently enrolled at Boston Architectural College working on his Bachelor of Architecture degree.


    As a business leader and involved citizen in the Rutland area, Allstate exclusive agency owner, Bill Vien of Bill Vien Agency has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2013.

    The Allstate Premier Agency designation is bestowed upon less than 38 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country. The Premier Agency designation is awarded to Allstate agency owners who have demonstrated excellence in delivering an accessible, knowledgeable and personal customer experience, and in achieving outstanding business results.

    This is the second year that Vien has received this honor.


    David Lewis, a pharmacist at the Marble Works Pharmacy in Middlebury, is the first pharmacist to be certified under a new program designed to enhance existing primary care and emergency services in rural practices and hospitals. The AgriSafe Network is a program for rural practices, critical access hospitals and agricultural service providers which complements existing medical services through up-to-date diagnostic and treatment information, in-depth occupational health screenings and on-site farm health and safety environmental evaluations.

    AgriSafe training provides information and skills needed to assist health care students and professionals in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of agricultural illness and injury. This program is for health care providers across the spectrum: primary-care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, social workers, naturopathic physicians, acupuncturists and agricultural professionals. This training, recently offered in Middlebury through the University of Vermont, was developed by a veterinarian at the University of Iowa and is now required curriculum for their pharmacy students. Pharmacy Health Services, a Vermont-owned and-operated health-care company, includes the Marble Works Pharmacies in Middlebury, Vergennes and Bristol, as well as the New England Mail Order Pharmacy, Vermont’s first and only mail-order pharmacy helping local and national businesses of all sizes manage their prescription costs since 1995.


    BCK Real Estate Company recently announced the addition of Realtor Annie Green.

    Originally from New Hampshire, Green went to college in Vermont, fell in love with the state and decided to make it her home. 

    BCK Real Estate has eight Vermont locations and is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a global network of premier independent brokerages.


    The Plymouth Town Selectboard recently announced that it has contracted with Terry Bascom to develop a diverse slate of activities and events for the residents of the town and its visitors.

    This action continues the town’s effort to find new uses for the three-room Plymouth Elementary School building since its closing in 2009, and to foster a range of community events.

    Bascom will work in consultation with town officials, a committee of interested Plymouth residents and local businesses, foundations and organizations.

    Bascom has a diverse work background featuring mid-level and senior-level management positions in both for-profit and not-for-profit entities.

    Prior to 2007, when he semi-retired to Plymouth, Bascom had been a church pastor, college professor, small business manager and entrepreneur.

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