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2017 BOB Awards


Introducing the Best of Business Awards, the first EVER Vermont Business Magazine readers poll of the best stand-out businesses in the Green Mountain State.


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 - 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:

Best New Media Agency:
Mondo Mediaworks

Best Website Developer:

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:

Best Engineering Firm:
Enman Kesselring Consulting Engineers

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:

Best Cell Phone Provider:
Verizon Wireless

Best Telephone Service:
FairPoint Communications

Best Internet Provider:

Best Computer Equipment Provider:
Small Dog Electronic

Best Copier Provider:

Best Office Furniture:
Office Environments

Best Commercial Signage Provider:
Awesome Graphics

Best Accounting Firm:
Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs

Best Payroll Service Provider:

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 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

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 Limo and Shuttle

Best Vermont Made Product - Beverage:
14th Star Brewery 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:
Wright Jones PLC

Best Real Estate Law Firm:
Costello, Valente & Gentry, P.C

Best Tax Law Firm:
Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC


Source: Vermont Business Magazine 4.4.2017