2019 Best of Business in Vermont recipients announced

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2019 Best of Business in Vermont recipients announced

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 4:33pm -- tim
Over 100 Vermont Companies Recognized as the Best in their Category from 13,000 voters

Vermont Business Magazine The 2019 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. VBM readers chose the winners! Starting on January 1, 2019 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 13,000 votes, 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 47 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. This is the third year that VBM has surveyed it readers to find the Best of the Best companies in Vermont.

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 2019.

Best of Business 2019 Winners

Best Hotel for Business Travel:

Capitol Plaza Hotel - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

Hotel Vermont - Chittenden County

Hampton Inn by Hilton –

St Albans - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

Best Western Inn & Suites - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Latchis Arts and Latchis Corp.  - 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:

Northfield Savings Bank - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

TD Bank - Chittenden County

Peoples Trust Company - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

Bank of Bennington - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Brattleboro Savings and Loans - Windham/Windsor Counties

Best Corporate Event Caterer:

BEVO - Chittenden County

Best Small/Medium Venue for Meeting and Events:

Capitol Plaza Hotel - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

UVM Alumni House - Chittenden County

Kimpton Taconic Hotel - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Best Large Venue for Meeting and Events:

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Conference Center - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington - Chittenden County

Holiday Inn - Rutland - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Best Health Club:

Planet 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

Best Golf Course:

Barre Country Club - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

Burlington Country Club - Chittenden County

Champlain Country Club - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

Rutland Country Club - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Brattleboro Country Club - Windham/Windsor Counties

Best Coffeehouse:

Espresso Bueno - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

Muddy Waters - Chittenden County

The Traveled Cup - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

Speakeasy Cafe - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Mocha Joe's - Windham/Windsor Counties

Best Restaurant for Business Lunch:

J Morgan’s Steakhouse - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

Leunig’s Bistro - Chittenden County

Jeff's Maine Seafood - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

Roots - Rutland/Bennington Counties

The Marina - Windham/Windsor Counties

Best Restaurant for Business Dinner:

J Morgan’s Steakhouse - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

Windjammer Restaurant - Chittenden County

Jeff's Maine Seafood - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

Table 24 - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Duo Restaurant - Windham/Windsor Counties

Best After-Work Bar:

Waterworks Food + Drink - Chittenden County

14th Star Brewing Co. - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

Hop 'n Moose Brewery - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Best Advertising Agency:

Green Mountain Marketing & Advertising

Best New Media Agency:

Mondo Mediaworks

Best Website Developer:


Best Pet-Friendly Office:

Burton Snowboards

Best Travel Agency for Business Travel:

Milne Travel

Best Sporting Event to Take Clients To:

Vermont Lake Monsters

Best Downhill Ski Area:

Smugglers' Notch Resort

Best Cross Country Ski Area:

Trapp Family Lodge

Best Commercial Photographer:

Vibe Commercial Imaging

Best Public Relations Agency:

People Making Good (PMG)

Best Architectural Firm:

TruexCullins Architecture

Best Engineering Firm:

Enman Kesselring Consulting Engineers

Best General Contractor:

Peregrine Design/Build

Best Electrical Contractor:

Omega Electric

Best Plumbing Contractor:

Benoure Plumbing & Heating

Best Mechanical Contractor:

Vermont Mechanical

Best Concrete Company:

SD Ireland

Best Lumber Company:

r.k. Miles, Inc.

Best Landscaping Company:

Carpenter & Costin

Best IT Service:

The Tech Group, Inc.

Best Cell Phone Provider:


Best Telephone Service:

Consolidated Communications

Best Internet Provider:


Best Computer Equipment Provider:

Small Dog Electronics

Best Copier Provider:


Best Office Furniture:

Office Environments

Best Commercial Printer:

Paw Print & Mail

Best Commercial Sign Maker:

Awesome Graphics, Inc.

Best Accounting Firm:

Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs

Best Payroll Service Provider:

PayData Workforce Solutions

Best Staffing Service Provider:

TLC Nursing Associates, Inc.

Best Courier/Delivery Service:

Green Mountain Messenger

Best Corporate Moving Company:

Morway's Moving and Storage

Best Commercial Real Estate Broker:

Donahue & Associates

Best Property Management Company:

TPW Real Estate

Best Waste Removal Company:

Casella Waste Systems

Best MBA Program:

University of Vermont

Best Online Degree Program:

Champlain College

Best Financial Planning/Investment Firm:

Copper Leaf Financial, LLC

Best Employee Benefits Firm:

The Richards Group

Best Commercial Property/Casualty Insurance Provider:

Hickock & Boardman Insurance Group

Best Health Insurance Provider:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont

Best Hospital:

University of Vermont Medical Center

Best Auto Dealership:

The Automaster

Best Truck Dealership:

Heritage Automotive Group

Best Vermont Made Product:

Darn Tough Vermont

Best Vermont Made Beverage:

Switchback Brewing Co.

Best Vermont Made Food Product:

Robb Family Farm Maple Syrup

Best Young Professionals Network:

Rutland Young Professionals

Best Awards and Promotional Products Provider:

Vermont Awards & Engraving

Best Bankruptcy Law Firm:

Todd Taylor

Best Corporate Law Firm:

Sheehey Furlong & Behm PC

Best Employment Law Firm:


Best Intellectual Property Law Firm:

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

Best Real Estate Law Firm:

Fred Peet Law

Best Tax Law Firm:

Primmer Piper Eggelston & Cramer PC

Source: VBM 4.4.2019