2021 Best of Business in Vermont recipients announced

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2021 Best of Business in Vermont recipients announced

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 3:58pm -- tim
Over 100 Vermont Companies Recognized as the Best in Their Category

Vermont Business Magazine After more than a year of all of us dealing with this global pandemic, Vermont Business Magazine is proud to announce the 2021 Best of Business Awards (BOB Awards) winners. This awards program celebrates the best Vermont companies in more than 100 business-to-business categories. All of these businesses have been affected by the pandemic in one form or another and like us at VBM we are looking forward to the day when business and life in general can get back to some form of normalcy. Vermont businesses are very resilient and deserve to be recognized for their commitment to Vermont consumers. 

VBM readers chose the winners! Starting on January 1, 2021 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 over 47,000 votes, we compiled the go-to list in the state for everything from Best Hotel and Best Engineering Firm to Best Vermont Made Product. 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 49 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 fifth year that VBM has surveyed its 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 pay attention to detail. VBM is proud to share the results honoring the Best of Business in Vermont for 2021.

2021 Best of Business Winners:


Best Hotel for Business Travel:
Hotel Vermont - Chittenden County
Basin Harbor - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties
Stoweflake Resort & Conference Center - Central Vermont/Northeast Region
Kimpton Taconic Hotel - Rutland/Bennington Counties
Hampton Inn - White River Junction - Windham/Windsor Counties


Best Credit Union:
New England Federal Credit Union - Chittenden County
Vermont Federal Credit Union - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties
Vermont State Employees Credit Union Central Vermont/Northeast Region
Heritage Family Credit Union - Rutland/Bennington Counties
One Credit Union - Windham/Windsor Counties


Best Bank:
TD Bank - Chittenden County
National Bank of Middlebury - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties
Northfield Savings Bank Central Vermont/Northeast Region
The Bank of Bennington - Rutland/Bennington Counties
Brattleboro Savings and Loans - Windham/Windsor Counties
Mascoma Bank - Windham/Windsor Counties


Best Small/Medium Venue for Meeting and Events:
The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa - Chittenden County
Middlebury Inn - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties
Capitol Plaza Hotel Central Vermont/Northeast Region
Mountain Top Resort - Rutland/Bennington Counties
Woodstock Inn - Windham/Windsor Counties


Best Large Venue for Meeting and Events:
Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain - Chittenden County
Basin Harbor - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties
Stoweflake Resort & Conference Center Central Vermont/Northeast Region
Killington/Pico Ski Resort Partners LLC - Rutland/Bennington Counties
Lake Morey Resort - Windham/Windsor Counties


Best Health Club:
The EDGE - Chittenden County
Middlebury Fitness - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties
Planet Fitness Central Vermont/Northeast Region
Vermont Sport & Fitness Club - Rutland/Bennington Counties
Upper Valley Aquatic Center - Windham/Windsor Counties


Best Golf Course:
Rocky Ridge Golf Club - Chittenden County
Basin Harbor - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties
Country Club of Vermont Central Vermont/Northeast Region
Green Mountain National - Rutland/Bennington Counties
Okemo Valley Golf Club - Windham/Windsor Counties


Best Coffeehouse:
Muddy Waters - Chittenden County
Vermont Coffee Company Cafe - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties
Capitol Grounds Central Vermont/Northeast Region
Speakeasy Café - Rutland/Bennington Counties
Mocha Joe’s Roasting Co - Windham/Windsor Counties


Best Restaurant for Business Lunch:
Windjammer Restaurant - Chittenden County
Fire & Ice - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties
Sarducci’s Central Vermont/Northeast Region
Table 24 - Rutland/Bennington Counties
The Copper Fox - Windham/Windsor Counties


Best Restaurant for Business Dinner:
Leunig’s Bistro - Chittenden County
Jeff’s Maine Seafood - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties
J. Morgans Steakhouse Central Vermont/Northeast Region
Southside Steakhouse - Rutland/Bennington Counties
Black Rock Steakhouse - Windham/Windsor Counties


Best After-Work Bar:
Waterworks Food + Drink - Chittenden County
14th Star Brewing Company - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties
Three Penny Taproom Central Vermont/Northeast Region
Hop ‘n Moose Brewery - Rutland/Bennington Counties
Trail Break Taps + Tacos - Windham/Windsor Counties


Best Corporate Event Caterer:
Sugarsnap Catering


Best Bank Statewide:
Community Bank NA


Best Advertising Agency:
Green Mountain Marketing & Advertising


Best Digital Media Agency:
New Breed


Best Website Developer:


Best Pet-Friendly Office:
Ben & Jerry’s


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:
Karen Pike Photography


Best Public Relations Agency:


Best Renewable Energy Company:


Best Architectural Firm:
TruexCullins Architecture


Best Engineering Firm:
TCE, Inc


Best General Contractor:
ReArch Company, Inc


Best Electrical Contractor:
Cummings Electric, P.C.


Best Plumbing Contractor:
Benoure Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning


Best Mechanical Contractor:
New England Air Systems LLC


Best Concrete Company:
SD Ireland


Best Lumber Company:
r k Miles


Best Landscaping Company:


Best IT Service:
C2 Competitive Computing


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:
CW Print & Design


Best Commercial Sign Maker:
Design Signs


Best Accounting Firm:
Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP


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 Service:
Grunts Move Junk


Best Commercial Real Estate Broker:
Pomerleau Real Estate


Best Property Management Company:
Stone & Browning Property Management


Best Waste Removal Company:
Casella Waste Services


Best MBA Program:
University of Vermont


Best Online Degree Program:
Champlain College Online


Best Financial Planning/Investment Firm:
The Richards Group


Best Employee Benefits Firm:
Hickok & Boardman Insurance 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:


Best Truck Dealership:
Heritage Ford and Toyota


Best Vermont Made Product:
Darn Tough Vermont


Best Vermont Made Beverage:
Lawson’s Finest Liquids


Best Vermont Made Food Product:
Cabot Creamery Co-operative


Best Young Professionals Network:
Burlington Young Professionals


Best Awards and Promotional Products Provider:
Vermont Awards & Engraving


Best Bankruptcy Law Firm:
Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC


Best Corporate Law Firm:
Sheehey Furlong & Behm


Best Employment Law Firm:
Facey Goss & McPhee P.C.


Best Intellectual Property Law Firm:
Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand, PLLC


Best Real Estate Law Firm:
Law Offices of Fred V. Peet, P.C.


Best Tax Law Firm:
Primmer Piper Eggelston & Cramer PC


Best Non-Profit Organization:
Make - A -Wish Vermont


Best New Business in 2020

Vermont Business Magazine 4.1.2021