‘Best of Business’ Celebration Honors Greater Hartford Companies

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Winning businesses recognized in over 40 categories

Locally owned and operated businesses are an important part of the fabric of the Greater Hartford business community. Last evening, movers, shakers and business leaders from across the region gathered at the Hartford Yard Goats Club to celebrate these enterprising companies.

“Local businesses play an important role in the economy and the community,” said Joe Zwiebel, president and publisher of the Hartford Business Journal. “The Best of Business Awards are an opportunity for customers to recognize their favorite companies and commend them on their excellence and success.”

The winners of the 2017 Best of Business Awards (honored in 2018) are as follows:

  •     Best Happy Hour Spot – City Steam
  •     Best Spot to Grab a Coffee- Sarah’s Coffee House
  •     Best Restaurant for Business Lunch – Max Downtown
  •     Best Restaurant for Business Dinner- Max Downtown
  •     Best Caterer for a Corporate Event- Café Louise
  •     Best Outdoor Dining- Salute
  •     Best Accounting Firm- CohnReznick LLP
  •     Best Advertising Firm- Cronin & Company
  •     Best Architecture Firm- S/L/A/M Collaborative
  •     Best Law Firm- Halloran & Sage LLP
  •     Best Engineering Firm- BETA Group, Inc.
  •     Best Employee Benefits Company- OneDigital
  •     Best Public Relations Firm- Cronin & Company
  •     Best Health Insurance Provider- Connecticare
  •     Best Commercial Real Estate Brokerage- CBRE
  •     Best Credit Union- American Eagle Federal Credit Union
  •     Best Bank- Webster Bank
  •     Best Commercial Lender- Webster Bank
  •     Best Financial Planning Services- Connecticut Wealth Management
  •     Best Insurance Agency- Smith Brothers
  •     Best Private Wealth Management- Connecticut Wealth Management
  •     Best Corporate Event Venue- Dunkin’ Donuts Park
  •     Best Public Golf Course- Keney Park Golf Course
  •     Best Hotel- Hartford Marriott
  •     Best Business Meeting Venue- Dunkin’ Donuts Park
  •     Best Employee Outing Venue- Dunkin’ Donuts Park
  •     Best Tourist Attraction- Mark Twain House
  •     Best Private Golf Course- Hartford Golf Club
  •     Best Commercial Landscape Company- E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc.
  •     Best Commercial Movers- Woodland Moving and Storage
  •     Best Commercial Interior Design Firm- Ridgewood Designs
  •     Best Electrical Contractors- McPhee Electric
  •     Best Plumber/HVAC Contractor- Avon Plumbing
  •     Best Office Furniture- OFI
  •     Best Energy Company- Eversource
  •     Best Commercial Property Managers- R&M Property Management
  •     Best Audio/Visual Production Company- Powerstation Events
  •     Best Web Design Firm- ImageWorks LLC
  •     Best Internet Services- Comcast
  •     Best IT Services- Whittlesey Technology
  •     Best Printing Company- Allied Printing
  •     Best Limousine Company- Lindsey Limousine
  •     Best Luxury Auto Dealer- Hoffman Auto Group
  •     Best Men’s Business Clothier – Morneault’s Stackpole Moore Tryon
  •     Best Women’s Business Clothier- Morneault’s Stackpole Moore Tryon
  •     Best Jeweler- Lux Bond & Green
  •     Best Continuing Education Program- Manchester Community College
  •     Best MBA Program- UConn
  •     Best Nonprofit Fundraiser Event- Hartford’s Camp Courant Buddy Bash

The Best of Business Awards were presented by Hartford Business Journal and sponsored by UConn School of Business, WFSB-3 Eyewitness News, and Hartford Yard Goats (presenting sponsors) and Express Strategies (event sponsor). Event Partners include J. Fiereck Photography, Merritt Graphics, Rider Productions and Co-Communications, Marketing & Public Relations.

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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