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Tom Tremblay, owner of Coldwell Banker Linwood Real Estate, announced that Clif Muller, a skilled and experienced local agent, has joined the team of active Sales Agents at the company's Littleton office.

Muller was born in Providence, R.I. As the son of a Naval officer, his family experienced many transfers, from Alaska to South Carolina, and finally ending up in Alexandria, Va., where his father was stationed at the Pentagon. After earning his degree in Psychology, Muller began his career in sales and has never looked back. Over the past eight years he has been busy in the Littleton area helping people buy and sell their homes in a rough economic environment. Having lived in the North Country for nearly a decade, Muller is familiar with the market, the community and the region.

"I enjoy working close with people and helping them through the gauntlet of obstacles that often stand in the way of a home purchase," said Muller. "I am constantly learning new things and finding creative ways to get the job done."

Tremblay said, "Clif brings with him a track record of satisfied clients and professionalism, which we are confident our clients will find invaluable."

Coldwell Banker LinWood Real Estate is expanding their business' reach in the New Hampshire towns they represent. The office is located at 222 Main Street in Littleton, N.H.

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He's been a part of the fuel business his whole life and now Greg Hopkins will be an integral part of Fred's Plumbing & Heating, Inc. He is the new branch manager for the Lyndonville location.

Hopkins' career began at his family owned, Hopkins & Sons which was sold in 2008. His strong background in the home heating industry and commitment to customer service makes him an asset to the company and its customers.

"I am so excited to be here at Fred's. I am looking forward to serving Fred's customers with exceptional customer service I believe in and they've come to expect," said Hopkins.

He lives in Lyndonville with his wife and has four sons. He serves as fire chief.

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Littleton Coin Company announces the achievements of the following employees:

Diane McLain has been promoted to financial assistant. She has worked for the company for the past eight years, most recently as an assistant in the personnel department. McLain attended NH Technical College, as well as Ashworth College. She is married to Larry McLain, Jr., has two daughters, Brenda and Barbara, and lives in Lunenburg, Vt.

Danielle Boisvert has been promoted to benefits coordinator. Formerly Littleton's benefits/recruitment assistant, she has been employed at Littleton Coin for the past seven years. She holds a BS in Human Services from Lyndon State College. She lives with her companion Fred Perkins and stepson Quinten in Littleton, N.H.

Michele Kelly has been promoted from graphic designer II to graphic designer III. She has been employed at Littleton Coin Company in the creative services department for the past six years and holds a BA in Graphic Design from Lyndon State College. She lives with her companion Ethan Marion in Lyndonville.

Jen Tuite has been promoted to graphic designer II. She previously held the position of graphic designer I. She has been with Littleton Coin Company for the past two years. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Colby Sawyer College. Tuite and her husband, Joel, live in Littleton, N.H. They are expecting their first child in February.

Karen Panagopoulos has been promoted to senior advertising analyst planner. She has been with Littleton Coin since 2006, previously as the advertising analyst planner. She is enrolled at Franklin Pierce University and is working toward a degree in Business Management. She lives with her boyfriend, Dan Smith, and her two children, Chloe and Merrick, in Littleton, N.H.

Littleton Coin Company is a family-owned and operated business enjoying growth since 1945. The company employs approximately 300 area residents. For more information, visit www.LittletonCoin.com.

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David A. Harris of Littleton, N.H., has been elected president-elect of the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA), the region's largest and oldest not-for-profit organization of water works professionals.

Harris is an account manager for Ti-SALES, Inc., a water works supply firm based in Sudbury, Mass.

For the past 26 years, he has marketed technologies, equipment, and materials for water and wastewater systems for municipalities, contractors, and engineering firms throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.

Harris became Vermont state director of New England Water Works Association in 2007. He served as chair of NEWWA's organizational development, planning, and site selection committees and is a past director of the external affairs council.

In addition, Harris is a member of the association's executive committee and is active on the young professionals and membership committees as well as a mentor in the mentor/mentee program.

He is a past president and 12-term board member of the Green Mountain Water Environment Association. He is also active in the New Hampshire Water Works Association, Granite State Rural Water Association, and Vermont Rural Water Association for whom he regularly provides training in many facets of the water works profession. For several years, he also worked with the Vermont Drinking Water Week Committee.

Harris and his wife, Stella, have two children: Jessica and Shane.

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Vicki Gonyaw-Langone NCMT, a graduate of St. Johnsbury Johnsbury Academy, has recently completed national certification in "Medical Compliance." Her certification, "MCS-P," has promoted her to chief medical compliance and HIPAA officer for the Enfield Pain Clinic of Enfield, Conn.

Compliance programs strengthen government's effort to prevent and reduce inproper conduct, documentation, coding and billing procedures by health care delivery providers. Without a compliance program errors and omissions may result in millions of dollars in penalties, and post payment reimbursement demands by federal programs as well as insurance companies.

Gonyaw-Langone hopes to work with doctors, billing companies and nursing homes to help them keep up to date with the federal regulations.

"By having a meaningful compliance program in place along with keeping up to date with HIPPA and CMS (Center for Medicare Services) publications; providers can reduce the chances of an audit," Vicki said.

Residing in Longmeadow, Mass., she is a frequent visitor to family and friends in St. Johnsbury.

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