ACEDC Members Named 2016 Best Places to Work in VT

Three members of the Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) were recently recognized as some of the "Best Places to Work in Vermont". Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes was selected in the small/medium employer category of 15 - 149 employees.  In the large employer category of 150 or more employees, Country Home Products/Generac in Vergennes and VT Energy Investment Corporation/Efficiency VT of Burlington were selected. 

Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce have announced the top 38 Best Places to Work in Vermont 2016. The awards program was created in 2006 and is presented in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, Vermont State Council, (SHRM), the Vermont Department of Labor, the Vermont Department of Economic Development and Best Companies Group

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

- Have at least 15 employees working in Vermont;

- Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;

- Be a publicly or privately held business;

- Have a facility in the state of Vermont; and

- Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Vermont. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Vermont and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

Who is number one?

The final rankings for each category will be announced at a special awards presentation on March 31, 2016, at the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center from 5:00 pm thru 7:30 pm.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Vermont program, click here or contact Valerie Garghill at 717-909-1570.

For more information on the event call Vermont Business Magazine at 802-863-8038.