ACEDC Members Named 2017 Best Places to Work

Four Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) members were recently selected as some of the "Best Places to Work in Vermont 2017".

In the small/medium employer category of 15 - 149 U.S. employees:

In the large employer category of 150+ U.S. employees:

This awards program, sponsored by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, recently announced the top forty-five winners in VT. The awards program was created in 2006 and is presented in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, Vermont State Council, (SHRM), the Agency of Economic Opportunity 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.

The final rankings for each category will be announced at a special awards presentation on March 22, 2017 at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington  from 5 pm to 7:30 pm.

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

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