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BOB Awards 2018 

 

 

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

Waterworks

 

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

Verizon

 

Best Telephone Service

Consolidated Communications

 

Best Internet Provider

Comcast

 

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

PayData

 

Best Staffing Service Provider

Spherion

 

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

Dinse

 

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