2017 Best of Business in Vermont recipients announced

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2017 Best of Business in Vermont recipients announced

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 4:54pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The 2017 Best of Business Awards (BOB Awards) winners have been announced by Vermont Business Magazine. This awards program celebrates the best Vermont companies in more than 100 business-to-business categories, as chosen by VBM readers. Starting in January 2017 and closing on March 1st, VBM surveyed its magazine and digital subscribers.

We asked our readers – the business leaders of Vermont – who they trust to provide their services in over 100 different categories.

After nearly 1,000 responses, we compiled the go-to list in the state for everything from Best Bank and Best Public Relations Firm to Best College for an Online Degree. Some of the questions and answers were based on a regional perspective while most of the categories were looking for statewide winners.

Vermont Business Magazine has spent the last 45 years forging its relationship with Vermont's business community and the BOB Awards provides an opportunity to tell us, other readers and the rest of the state which companies in Vermont have the best products and services for businesses.

The results of the BOB Awards speak to the stand-out businesses in Vermont – the ones that offer the best customer service, that are willing to go above and beyond and to pay attention to detail. VBM is proud to share the results honoring the Best of Business in Vermont for 2017.

Awardees

Best Hotel for Business Travel:

Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center

Central Vermont/Northeast Region

               

Hotel Vermont     

Chittenden County

               

Middlebury Inn   

Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

               

Best Western Inn & Suites – Rutland/Killington

Rutland/Bennington Counties

               

Latchis Hotel

Windham/Windsor Counties

               

Best Credit Union:         

VSECU    

Central Vermont/Northeast Region

               

New England Federal Credit Union

Chittenden County

               

Vermont Federal Credit Union

Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

               

Heritage Family Credit Union

Rutland/Bennington Counties

               

River Valley Credit Union

Windham/Windsor Counties

               

Best Bank:                          

Community National Bank 

Central Vermont/Northeast Region

               

Merchants Bank  

Chittenden County

               

National Bank of Middlebury

Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

               

Bank of Bennington

Rutland/Bennington Counties

 

Brattleboro Savings & Loan

Windham/Windsor Counties

               

Best Corporate Event Caterer:  

Susanna's Catering

Central Vermont/Northeast Region

 

Sugarsnap

Chittenden County

               

Santini Catering by Chef Susan LeClair

Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

               

East Creek Catering

Rutland/Bennington Counties

               

Entera Artisanal Catering

Windham/Windsor Counties

               

Best Small/Medium Venue for Meeting and Events:     

Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center

Central Vermont/Northeast Region

               

DoubleTree by Hilton

Chittenden County

               

Middlebury Inn

Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

               

Franklin Conference Center

Rutland/Bennington Counties

               

Jackson Gore Inn at Okemo

Windham/Windsor Counties

               

Best Large Venue for Meeting and Events:       

Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center

Central Vermont/Northeast Region

               

The Sheraton Burlington Hotel

Chittenden County

               

Middlebury Inn   

Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

               

Killington Grand Resort Hotel

Rutland/Bennington Counties

               

Lake Morey Resort

Windham/Windsor Counties

               

Best Golf Course:           

Orleans Country Club

Central Vermont/Northeast Region

               

Burlington Country Club

Chittenden County

 

Basin Harbor

Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

               

Rutland Country Club

Rutland/Bennington Counties

               

Brattleboro Country Club

Windham/Windsor Counties

               

Best Health Club:           

First In Fitness

Central Vermont/Northeast Region

               

The Edge

Chittenden County

               

Duke's Fitness Center

Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

               

Vermont Sport & Fitness Club

Rutland/Bennington Counties

               

Outer Limits Health Club

Windham/Windsor Counties

 

Best Restaurant for Business Lunch:      

Sarducci's Restaurant and Bar          

Central Vermont/Northeast Region

               

Windjammer Restaurant

Chittenden County

               

Jeff’s Maine Seafood

Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

               

Table 24

Rutland/Bennington Counties

               

Restless Rooster Cafe         

Windham/Windsor Counties

               

Best Restaurant for Business Dinner:       

J.Morgans Steakhouse

Central Vermont/Northeast Region

               

Hen of the Wood

Chittenden County

               

Fire & Ice

Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties     

 

Southside Steakhouse

Rutland/Bennington Counties

               

Duo's Restaurant

Windham/Windsor Counties

               

Best Advertising Agency:

Brandthropology 

               

Best New Media Agency:            

Mondo Mediaworks           

               

Best Website Developer:           

Earthlogic             

 

Best Sporting Event to Take Clients To:

UVM Hockey        

               

Best Downhill Ski Area:               

Killington-Pico Ski Resort   

               

Best Cross Country Ski Area:      

Trapp Family Lodge            

               

Best Public Relations Agency:

People Making Good (PMG)             

               

Best Architectural Firm:               

TruexCullins         

               

Best Engineering Firm: 

Enman Kesselring Consulting Engineers, Rutland          

               

Best General Contractor:            

PC Construction Company 

 

Best Electrical Contractor:          

Cummings Electric              

 

Best Plumbing Contractor:         

Benoure Plumbing & Heating           

               

Best Mechanical Contractor:     

Alliance Mechanical           

               

Best Concrete Company:             

SD Ireland             

               

Best Lumber Company:

rk Miles 

               

Best Landscaping Company:      

Carpenter & Costin             

               

Best IT Service:

SymQuest             

               

Best Cell Phone Provider:           

Verizon Wireless 

               

Best Telephone Service:             

FairPoint Communications

               

Best Internet Provider:

Comcast

               

Best Computer Equipment Provider:     

Small Dog Electronics         

 

Best Copier Provider:   

SymQuest             

 

Best Office Furniture:   

Office Environments          

               

Best Commercial Signage Provider:       

Awesome Graphics             

               

Best Accounting Firm:  

Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs                   

 

Best Payroll Service Provider:

PayData 

               

Best Staffing Service Provider:

TLC Nursing Associates      

 

Best Courier/Delivery Service:

Green Mountain Messenger            

               

Best Corporate Moving Company:

Morway Movers  

               

Best Commercial Real Estate Broker:     

TPW Real Estate  

               

Best Property Management Company: 

Lake Point Property Management   

               

Best Waste and Recycling Service Provider:

Casella Waste Systems 

               

Best MBA Program:       

University of Vermont        

               

Best Online Degree Program:

Champlain College              

               

Best Financial Planning/Investment Firm:          

Copper Leaf Financial        

               

Best Employee Benefits Firm:

OneDigital Health and Benefits        

               

Best Commercial Property/Casualty Insurance Provider:             

Kinney Pike Insurance       

               

Best Life Insurance Provider:    

National Life Group

               

Best Health Insurance Provider:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont

               

Best Auto Dealership:  

The Automaster  

               

Best Truck Dealership: 

Heritage Automotive Group             

               

Best Limousine/Car Service:      

Vermont Limousine and Shuttle       

               

Best Vermont Made Product: Beverage               

14th Star Brewing Company             

               

Best Vermont Made Product: Food        

Cabot Creamery  

               

Best Business Networking Event:            

VBSR Spring Conference   

               

Best Young Professionals Network:       

Rutland Young Professionals             

               

Best Awards and Promotional Products Provider:      

Vermont Trophy and Engraving        

               

Best Corporate Law Firm:            

 

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC              

               

Best Employment Law Firm:      

WrightJones PLC 

               

Best Real Estate Law Firm:          

Costello, Valente & Gentry, PC         

               

Best Tax Law Firm:         

Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC                     

 

Source: Vermont Business Magazine 4.4.2017