2020 Annual Awards Presentation
Connie Burns, a member of FCIDC’s staff and NOTCH’s Board of Directors, was happy to present Pam Parsons, Executive Director of NOTCH, the William Cioffi Business Award. NOTCH was chosen not only for its outstanding leadership with acquisition of the Swanton Rexall and the development of the New Day Treatment Center in Swanton as well as the acquisition of the Main Street Market in Richford but also for their continued efforts to serve Franklin County communities with medical, dental, and mental health services amid the trials of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tim Smith, FCIDC’s Executive Director, presented this year’s Outstanding Community Service Award to Karyn Rocheleau. Currently Karyn is the St. Albans Rotary President and has participated in organizing the Rotary Home Show and Silent Auction. With the Home Show being cancelled due to Covid Karyn was one of the organizers who created the successful Lucky Ducky Fundraiser to help offset the loss of the Home Show proceeds. The other big Rotary success Karyn initiated along with Trish Woodward and Stephanie Cunningham, was the founding of the Interact Club at BFA St. Albans. The club works closely with high school volunteers to organize events like blood drives, a coat drive, chaperoning the ski bus plus so much more.

On Behalf of FCIDC Tim Smith presented Pam Cross a check for $500.00 to offset the cost of the production of hundreds of masks that were donated throughout Franklin County, including Northwestern Medical Center. Pam and her team worked diligently to make sure hospital staff and vulnerable residents had access to masks in a wide variety of colors and designs.

A quilt also made by Pam and her team served as the backdrop to this year’s virtual awards presentation. To watch the full presentation, please visit the Northwest Access Television page on YouTube.

Kathy Lavoie, former Director of the Franklin Grand Isle Workforce Investment Board and current FCIDC Board member proudly presented Hib Doe the 2020 Rick Manahan Award.

Hib embodies the spirit of the award with his leadership in both his professional and personal life, his sense of community that spans over many years and throughout many organizations, his personal commitment to others with broad based needs who require broad-based support, his commitment to civic involvement and the love for his family, and his honesty and sincerity.

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