Frank Leibly III is among three who have recently been elected to the board of directors of Mascoma Savings Bank. The Woodstock resident is a partner at Alcon Partners and an active member of the Woodstock Rotary Club. He currently serves as a director and treasurer of the Woodstock Recreation Center. Leibly also serves in a similar capacity for the Beta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In addition, he is a member of the Granite State Angels, the Boston Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and Phoenix Investors.
Leibly earned a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.
Other recently elected board members include Hartford resident Clayton Adams and Sara Kobylenski of Hartland. Adams is CEO of Resource Systems Group headquartered in White River Junction. The MBA graduate of Dartmouth’s Tuck School is a board member of Vital Communities and the Delta Dental Plan of Vermont as well as the Norwich Land Management Council.
Kobylenski is executive director of Upper Valley Haven in White River Junction. She serves on the board of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital and is a founding board member of the Vermont Parent Representation Center. She is also a member of the Justice for Children Task Force, Vermont Campaign to End Homelessness, Vermont Military, Family and Community Network, and the Vermont State Team for Children and Families.
A graduate of Simmons College, Kobylenski earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Pennsylvania College of Social Work. She furthered her studies at Smith College for Social Work and received certification in executive leadership at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
King Arthur Flour Launches Two-Year Expansion
King Arthur Flour has begun an ambitious two-year $10 million expansion of its baking and educational facility in Norwich to better meet the increasing demand for products and services. The expansion will increase as well as consolidate essential elements of its operations. The Baking Education Center will expand to two classrooms. Currently, it has only one. By late summer of 2012, the larger and rearranged café will be completed. The design will also accommodate an expanded retail section.
“It has been a dream of ours, long in the making, to create a facility where our visitors can fully experience our passion for baking – whether through taking a class at our Baking Education Center, watching our artisan bakers in action, enjoying lunch at our café, or shopping at our Baker’s Store” says Karen Colberg, a vice president and general manager at King Arthur Flour.
America’s oldest flour company with its nearly 250 employees is a 100% employee owned, team-managed company. King Arthur Flour regularly hosts 250,000 visitors annually, making it one of the most popular attractions in the region.
The expansion underway will increase its plant by 25%. It is designed to better accommodate the production, sales, café and educational needs for the future all under one roof.
For more information, visit kingarthurflour.com of call 800-827-6836.
Pentangle Brings Headliners to SummerGrass 2011
This coming weekend, Pentangle Arts is staging an outstanding program of bluegrass music at its two-day Bluegrass Festival at Summer @Six. The outdoor festival on the lawns at Suicide Six will feature a host of headliners including Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush. He’s the co-founder of the New Grass Revival and a sought-after musician who has played with everyone from Emmylou Harris and Bela Fleck to Charlie Haden, Lyle Lovett and Garth Brooks. Fourteen time Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder will also appear Saturday. This exciting group appeared with the Boston Pops Orchestra in sell-out performances last month in Boston. Skaggs embraces the entire spectrum of gospel, bluegrass and counry music to the delight of audiences throughout his world travels.
The two-day program features other star headliners like the David Grisman Sextet, Sierra Hull, Peter Rowan, and the Bluegrass Gospel Project at this exceptional weekend of bluegrass music. Bluegrass afficionados from throughout New England are expected to attend and listen to the array of performers. Gates both days will open at 2 PM.
For tickets and information, contact Pentangle Arts Council at pentanglearts.org or call 802-457-3981. In addition to attractive prices for this exceptional weekend event, children 12 and under are admitted free.
The purpose of this column is to primarily recognize what is happening in the business community. You may reach Paul Bousquet via e-mail at Paulbousquet@comcast.net or by phone at 802-299-5265.
This article first appeared in the July 21st print edition of the Vermont Standard.