50 businesses named as Best Places to Work in Vermont 2022

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50 businesses named as Best Places to Work in Vermont 2022

Thu, 02/03/2022 - 1:37pm -- tim

Governor Phil Scott offers remarks at the 2021 event. Photo by Jeremy Baldwin.

VermontBiz and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the top 50 Best Places to Work in Vermont 2022. The awards program was created in 2006 and is presented in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, Vermont State Council, (VTSHRM) and the Vermont Department of Commerce and Community Development and Workforce Research Group.

The Best Places to Work in Vermont list is been broken down into three categories, Small Businesses (15-99 employees), Medium Businesses (100-249 employees) and Large Businesses (250+ employees).

Of the 50 companies being recognized, nine are new to the list in 2022. Two companies, Edward Jones and King Arthur Flour have won the distinction of Best Places to Work in Vermont every year since 2006, the first year VermontBiz started recognizing Vermont’s best employers. Fuse and Wild Apple Graphics have been on the Best Places to Work in Vermont list for eleven consecutive years.

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce, and businesses.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have at least 15 full- or part-time permanent employees working in Vermont
  • Have a physical operation in Vermont
  • Are publicly or privately held organization
  • Are a for-profit, not-for-profit, or a government organization
  • Have been in business for at least one year, at the program registration deadline

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Vermont.

The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 20% of the total evaluation.

The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 80% of the total evaluation.

The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Workforce Research Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Vermont and analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

"With yet another year of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on Vermont businesses, employees working remotely, hybrid working models and labor shortages to name a few, all Vermonters know that Vermont is a great place to live, work and play. We know that our employees are happy with their place of employment. The employers have created a work environment where the employees love to work. These employees and employers are committed to a productive workplace, be that while in the office or working remotely. This list is a testament to the fantastic companies here in Vermont," said John Boutin, Publisher, VermontBiz.

Who is number one?

The final rankings for each category will be announced at a special awards presentation in April and each business ranking will be highlighted in the April issue of VermontBiz.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Vermont program, visit www.bestplacestoworkvermont.com or contact them at (281) 602-5004.

For more information on the event when determined, email Wendy Colley at VermontBiz wendy@vermontbiz.com.

2022 Best Places to work in Vermont winners in alphabetical order are:

SMALL BUSINESSES

(15 - 99 U.S. EMPLOYEES)

Aqua ViTea

Bytes.co*

Champlain Community Services, Inc.

Coldwell Banker Hickok and Boardman*

DominionTech, Inc.

Fluency Inc.*

Fuse

Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP

Heritage Aviation

Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group

Housewright Construction, Inc.*

Ivy Computer, Inc.

Liquid Measurement Systems

McSoley McCoy & Co.

New Breed

New England Excess Exchange Ltd.

Northern Digital Inc.*

Norwich Technologies

NuHarbor Security

Patrons Co-operative Fire Insurance Company

DBA Co-operative Insurance Companies

Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC

ReArch Company, Inc.

Royal Group

Spectrum Youth & Family Services*

Stone Environmental Inc

Union Mutual

United Way of Northwest Vermont

Vermont Oxford Network*

Wild Apple Graphics

MEDIUM BUSINESSES

(100-249 U.S. EMPLOYEES)

Champlain Housing Trust*

Chroma Technology Corp.

Dew Construction

Heritage Family Credit Union

Johnson Lambert LLP

New Chapter, Inc

New England Air Systems LLC

NorthCountry Federal Credit Union

OnLogic, Inc.

The Richards Group

VSECU

LARGE BUSINESSES

(250+ U.S. EMPLOYEES)

Comcast- Western New England Region

Edward Jones

Health Care & Rehabilitation Services (HCRS)

King Arthur Baking Company

Mascoma Bank

Parker-LORD (LORD Sensing Microstrain)

Southwestern Vermont Health Care

Vermont Information Processing, Inc.*

Vermont Mutual Insurance

VHB

*Not on 2021 list

Source: VermontBiz (Vermont Business Magazine). South Burlington 2.3.2022