‘Best of Business’ Award Winners Announced

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Hartford Business Journal Invites Greater Hartford Region to Mix and Mingle With ‘Best of Business’

Hartford, Conn. (January 23, 2017) – Join the Hartford Business Journal, January 26 as it recognizes 80 business-to-business companies in the Greater Hartford Region that have been recognized by their peers as the best.

“The Hartford Business Journal is proud to celebrate the very best in business excellence,” said Joe Zwiebel, president and publisher of the Hartford Business Journal. “Through the Best of Business Awards, we are thrilled to promote Connecticut businesses throughout the Region by showcasing the best of the best.”

The winners of the 2016 Best of Business Awards are as follows:

  •     Accounting Firm - Whittlesey & Hadley PC
  •     Advertising - Cronin & Co.
  •     After Hours Cocktails - Rooftop 120
  •     Architecture - The S/L/A/M Collaborative
  •     Audio/Visual Production Company - L&R Productions
  •     Bank - Webster Bank
  •     Business Bar - Max Downtown
  •     Business Law Firm - Updike, Kelly, & Spellacy
  •     Business Lender - Webster Bank
  •     Business Meeting Venue - Connecticut Convention Center
  •     Caterer for Corporate Events - The Kitchen at Billings Forge
  •     Commercial Developer - Simon Konover Co.
  •     Commercial Interior Design Firm - The S/L/A/M Collaborative
  •     Commercial Landscape Company - E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting
  •     Commercial Mortgage Lender - Webster Bank
  •     Commercial Moving Company - Woodland Moving and Warehouse
  •     Commercial Real Estate Brokerage - Berkshire Hathaway New England - Commercial Group
  •     Continuing Education Program - Manchester Community College
  •     Corporate Event Venue - Connecticut Convention Center
  •     Country Club - Hartford Golf Club
  •     Credit Union - American Eagle Financial Credit Union
  •     Dental Practice - Dental Associates of Farmington
  •     Electrical Contractor - Venora Electric
  •     Employee Benefits Company - Advanced Benefit Strategies
  •     Employee Outing Venue - Winding Trails
  •     Employment Staffing Agency - Stewart Staffing Solutions & Recruitment Group
  •     Energy Company - Eversource
  •     Engineering - BETA Group, Inc.
  •     Executive Coaching Firm - Business Success Tools
  •     Executive Search & Staffing Agency - Stewart Staffing Solutions & Recruitment Group
  •     Financial Planning Services - Retirement Visions
  •     Fitness Facility - Body Construct LLC
  •     General Contractor - One Source Companies
  •     Happy Hour - City Steam Brewery
  •     Health Insurance Provider - TIE: Cigna & ConnectiCare
  •     Hospital/Medical Center - Hartford Hospital
  •     Hotel - Hartford Marriott Downtown
  •     Hotel Dining - Seasons Restaurant at Avon Old Farms Hotel
  •     Insurance Agency - Smith Brothers Insurance LLC
  •     Internet Services - Comcast Business
  •     IT Services - The Technology Group LLC
  •     Jeweler - TIE: Baribault Jewelers & Lux Bond & Green
  •     Labor & Employment Law - Shipman & Goodwin
  •     Law Firm - Brown, Paindiris and Scott
  •     Limousine Company - Lindsey Limousine
  •     Litigation - Weinstein & Wisser PC
  •     Luxury Auto Dealer - Hoffman Lexus
  •     Mall/Shopping Center - Westfarms
  •     MBA Program - UCONN School of Business
  •     Men's Business Clothier - Stackpole Moore Tryon Tuesday's
  •     Mobile Phone Service Provider - Verizon
  •     New Restaurant (Open Less Than 1 Year) - Bin 228 (Glastonbury Location)
  •     Nonprofit Fundraiser - HYPE Tee It Up for Charity at the Travelers Championship
  •     Office Cleaning Company - Suburban Integrated Facilities Resources
  •     Office Furniture Company - OFI
  •     Oncology Practice - Connecticut Children's - Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
  •     Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Practice - Orthopedic Associates of Hartford
  •     Outdoor Dining - Restaurant Bricco
  •     Overall Restaurant - J. Gilbert’s Wood Fired Steak & Seafood
  •     Plumber/HVAC Contractor - Aiello Home Services
  •     Power Breakfast - Victoria Cafe
  •     Power Lunch - Max Downtown
  •     Printing Company - Marketing Solutions Unlimited LLC
  •     Private Flight Service - Signature Flight Support
  •     Private Golf Course - TPC River Highlands
  •     Private Wealth Management - Fiduciary Investment Advisors
  •     Promotional Products Company - The Perfect Promotion
  •     Public Golf Course - Rockledge Golf Club
  •     Public Relations Company - Andrea Obston Marketing Communications
  •     Restaurant for Entertaining Clients - Max Downtown
  •     Retirement Community - Duncaster
  •     Signage Company- Sign Pro Inc.
  •     Spa/Salon - Pure Skin
  •     Sports & Event Venue - XL Center
  •     Tourist Attraction - Mark Twain House and Museum
  •     Video Production Company - VSI Media
  •     Waste Management - All Waste
  •     Web Design Company - ImageWorks LLC
  •     Wine List - Vinted Wine Bar & Kitchen
  •     Women's Business Clothier - Talbots

An awards celebration with a networking reception and cocktail hour will be held January 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Marquee Events in Hartford.

Admission to the event is $70/ticket. A pack of six tickets is $375. A pack of 12 tickets is $720. To register or for more information, contact Kaleigh Hickey; khickey@hartfordbusiness.com; 860-236-9998 ext. 137, or register online at http://www.hartfordbusiness.com.

The Best of Business Awards is presented by Hartford Business Journal and sponsored by Comcast Business (presenting sponsor) and Express Strategies (event sponsor). Event Partners include, Marquee Events, AlphaGraphics, J. Fiereck Photography, Local Stage Productions, The Perfect Promotion and Co-Communications, Marketing & Public Relations. Media Partner is WFSB Channel 3.

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About Hartford Business Journal
Hartford Business Journal is the only audited weekly, subscription-based business publication in Connecticut. Whether it’s market trends, the latest merger news or an update on state government, this award-winning weekly is the “must read” for area business leaders. Hartford Business Journal has a total readership of 31,000 affluent and educated business decision makers in the 61 towns that make up Metro Hartford. For more information, please visit http://www.hartfordbusiness.com or call 860.236.9998.

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