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2018 BOB Awards



2018 Best of Business in Vermont recipients announced

Over 100 companies recognized as the Best in their category




The 2018 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 choose the winners! Starting on January 1, 2018 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. 

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 (as noted) 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 second 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 that pay attention to detail. 

VBM is proud to share the results honoring the Best of Business in Vermont for 2018. 


Best Hotel for Business Travel:

Capitol Plaza Hotel Central VT / Northeast Region

Hotel Vermont - Chittenden County

Hampton Inn St Albans - Franklin / Grand Isle / Addison Counties

Best Western Inn & Suites - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Latchis Hotel - Windham / Windsor Counties


Best Credit Union:

VSECU - Central VT / 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 VT / Northeast Region

People's United Bank - Chittenden County

Peoples Trust Company - Franklin / Grand Isle / Addison Counties

Bank of Bennington - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Brattleboro Savings & Loan - Windham / Windsor Counties


Best Corporate Event Cater:

BEVO - Chittenden County


Best Small/Medium Venue for Meeting and Events:

Stoweflake Resort & Conference Center - Central VT / Northeast Region

Hotel Vermont - Chittenden County

Franklin Conference Center - Rutland/Bennington Counties


Best Large Venue for Meeting and Events:

Capitol Plaza Hotel - Central VT / Northeast Region

DoubleTree by Hilton - Chittenden County

Killington Grand Hotel - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Latchis Hotel - Windham / Windsor Counties


Best Golf Course:

Country Club of Barre - Central VT / Northeast Region

Arrowhead Golf Course - Franklin / Grand Isle / Addison Counties

Rutland Country Club - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Brattleboro Country Club - Windham / Windsor Counties


Best Health Club:

Planet Fitness - Central VT / Northeast Region

The Edge - Chittenden County

Middlebury Fitness - Franklin / Grand Isle / Addison Counties

Vermont Sport & Fitness - Rutland/Bennington Counties


Best Coffee House:

Espresso Bueno - Central VT / Northeast Region

The Traveled Cup - Franklin / Grand Isle / Addison Counties

Speakeasy Café - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Mocha Joes - Windham / Windsor Counties


Best Restaurant for Business Lunch:

J. Morgan's Steakhouse - Central VT / Northeast Region

Leunig's - Chittenden County

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

Table 24 - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Whetstone Station - Windham / Windsor Counties


Best Restaurant for Business Dinner:

J. Morgan's Steakhouse - Central VT / Northeast Region

Windjammer - 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



Best Advertising Agency

Green Mountain Marketing


Best New Media Agency

Mondo Mediaworks


Best Website Developer

Eternity Web


Best Travel Agency

Milne Travel


Best Sporting Event to Take Clients To

Vermont Lake Monsters Baseball


Best Downhill Ski Area

Killington-Pico Ski 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

NBF Architects


Best Engineering Firm

Stevens & Associates


Best General Contractor

PC Construction Company


Best Electrical Contractor

Rob Stubbins Electric


Best Plumbing Contractor

Benoure Plumbing & Heating


Best Mechanical Contractor

Alliance Mechanical


Best Concrete Company

SD Ireland


Best Lumber Company

r.k. MILES, Inc.


Best Landscaping Company

Carpenter & Costin


Best IT Service

Tech Group


Best Cell Phone Provider



Best Telephone Service

Consolidated Communications


Best Internet Provider



Best Computer Equipment Provider

Small Dog Electronics


Best Copier Provider

SymQuest Group


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



Best Courier/Delivery Service

Green Mountain Messenger


Best Corporate Moving Company

Morway's Moving & Storage


Best Commercial Real Estate Broker

Pomerleau Real Estate


Best Property Management Company

TPW Property Management


Best Waste Removal Company

Casella Waste Management


Best MBA Program

University of Vermont


Best Online Degree Program

Champlain College


Best Financial Planning/Investment Firm

Copper Leaf Financial


Best Employee Benefits Firm

The Richards Group


Best Commercial Property/Casualty Insurance Provider

Hickok & Boardman, Inc


Best Life Insurance Provider

National Life 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

Cabot Creamery


Best Business Networking Event

VBSR Spring Conference


Best Young Professionals Network

Rutland Young Professionals


Best Awards and Promotional Products Provider

Vermont Awards & Engraving


Best Corporate Law Firm



Best Employment Law Firm

Wright Jones PLC


Best Real Estate Law Firm

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC


Best Intellectual Property Law

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC


Best Tax Law Firm

Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC