Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce have announced the three finalists for the Deane C Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award: Marathon Health, Union Mutual and Vermont Creamery. One of these impressive finalists will be named the Deane C Davis Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year on Thursday, May 11 in an awards presentation ceremony at the Sheraton Burlington Conference Center at 7:30 pm. The announcement will come during the 2017 Best of Business (BOB) Awards.
This year’s finalists exemplify the resourcefulness, innovation and success of Vermont’s businesses. They all share a dedication to their employees, communities and Vermont’s natural environment. Each represents a unique story of vision, commitment and growth.
Marathon Health is a national leader in employer-sponsored onsite healthcare and is headquartered in the Champlain Mill along the Winooski River in Winooski. Marathon Health has stayed focused on its core mission since its inception in 2005: To transform lives by empowering individuals to live healthier lives, and to help organizations realize the financial savings that result in supporting a healthy, thriving workforce. In showcasing the essence of business growth while maintaining a strong commitment to the wellbeing of employees and the community, Marathon Health has risen to the top and easily stands among the top three competitors for the Deane C Davis Outstanding Business of the Year distinction.
Union Mutual, a property/casualty insurance company based in Montpelier for over 140 years, exemplifies the standards set by Governor Davis during his lifelong devotion to service and success. Governor Davis helped instill those expectations as a member of Union Mutual's Board of Directors after his governorship. Union Mutual has long been providing quality jobs through their home office on State Street or the home offices of their many remote claims adjusters and marketing representatives. The mission of Union Mutual is to provide superior insurance products via unparalleled customer service, which they have been doing since 1874. With their mission, Union Mutual embodies the business excellence representative of the Deane C Davis award, making them a strong contender in the race for this distinction.
Vermont Creamery, located in Websterville, strives to produce the highest quality cheeses and dairy products by using local ingredients, while supporting and developing family farms. They aim to exemplify sustainability by being profitable, engaging staff in the business, and living their mission every day in the Creamery and on the farm. Vermont Creamery works actively to create a challenging and engaging workplace for its employees. Vermont Creamery is a Certified B Corporation, which demonstrates their commitment to being a socially and environmentally responsible business. Their dedication makes Vermont Creamery a strong competitor for this award.
To recognize and honor Vermont’s best companies, Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber created the Deane C Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award in 1990. Named for the former Governor of Vermont, this annual award honors a Vermont business that shows an outstanding history of sustained growth while displaying an acute awareness of what makes Vermont unique. Commitment to the environment and dedication to employee relations are key components to receiving the award.
Join Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber as they unveil this year’s award recipient at the Vermont Business Magazine Best of Business (BOB) Awards on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Sheraton Burlington from 5-8 pm. The winner will be announced at 7:30 pm.
Vermont Business Magazine is the state's most respected business publication. Since 1972, VBM has published statewide business, economic and political news and commentary, business and individual profiles, data, analysis and statistics.
The largest statewide, private, not-for-profit business organization, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce represents nearly every sector of the state’s corporate and hospitality community. Its mission is to create an economic climate conducive to business growth and the preservation of the Vermont quality of life.