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Twenty four local insurance agents recently learned about fungal remediation practice and guidelines during a continuing education training course taught by Rainbow International of Watertown, owned by Betty Grandjean. Continuing education class credits are required every two years for agents to keep their licenses.

The class, taught by Ron Clawson, Rainbow International System sales manager, was in conjunction with the Professional Institute for Real Estate Training. Jessica Dorr, a license real estate salesperson at Peebles Realty Inc., Adams, has been awarded the Housing Our Military with Excellent Service certification by the New York State Association of Realtors. She received the certification after completing 15 hours of real estate education developed to train Realtors to assist military personnel, families and veterans in securing suitable and affordable housing.

Peebles Inc. also hired two real estate salespersons. Lisa Lowe, Adams, a native of Palmerton, Pa., and Ryan West, Sandy Creek, a native of Henderson, have joined the firm.

Mrs. Lowe received a degree in journalism and marketing from Lock Haven (Pa.) University and has lived in Adams with her husband, Lt. Col. Erik Lowe, since 2005. They have three children. She will specialize in real estate in the southern Jefferson County area.

Mr. West is a graduate of SUNY Oswego and a former carpenter and fine-home builder in Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego counties. He lives in Sandy Creek with his wife, Leann.Conboy, McKay, Bachman & Kendall LLP has announced Victoria “Torie” Hasseler Collins as partner of the firm. Ms. Collins joined the firm as an associate attorney in April 2010.

She is the daughter of Larry and Ginny Hasseler and a native of Carthage. She attended SUNY Cobleskill for agricultural business and graduated summa cum laude from SUNY Cortland in 2003, where she was ranked in the top 10 of her class, with a bachelor’s degree in political science with a concentration in environmental policy.

She received a juris doctorate, graduating summa cum laude and eighth in her class, from Albany Law School with a concentration with high honors in estate planning. Before joining Conboy, she worked as an associate attorney with Weber, Perra & Munzing P.C. and at Potter Stewart Jr. Law Offices P.C., both in Brattleboro, Vt.

Ms. Collins practices in the firm’s Watertown and Carthage offices. She is a member of both the estates and business practice groups, and her areas of practice include estate planning, probate and estate administration of estates, real estate and social security disability.

She is a member of the board of trustees of Meadowbrook Terrace Inc. and has volunteered with Literacy of Northern New York.Charles S. Cameron, a network analyst in the information systems department at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, has received certification as a Cisco network professional.

The advanced certificate gives Mr. Cameron the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot complex enterprise networks and collaborate with specialists on advanced security, voice and wireless solutions, according to Canton-Potsdam Chief Information Officer Jorge C. Grillo.

Mr. Cameron joined CPH in August 2011. A north country native, Mr. Cameron has worked in a variety of power systems, communications and information technology roles across the globe.

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