Receives Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award

Burlington, VT (May 21, 2014) – Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce today announced as the winner of the prestigious and highly anticipated Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award.

Presented by Governor Shumlin at the opening ceremonies of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Business and Industry EXPO, 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. The award, named for the former governor of Vermont, was created 24 years ago by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce to recognize and honor the state’s best companies.

“We are proud to have as the recipient of the 2013 Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award,” said John Boutin, publisher of Vermont Business Magazine. “They truly are deserving of this honor and join 23 other Vermont companies to be recognized over the years as one of the best in Vermont.”

Founded in 1996 to make the car buying process better, faster and simpler, now has 800 employees, bi-coastal offices and serves 40 percent of the auto industry’s marketing needs. The Burlington-based company merged with Dealertrack Technologies in December 2013, representing a culmination of 15 years of expansion and innovation and giving Vermont a shining moment as an incubator for technology companies. believes that positive change comes from being a positive role model and contributor to the places in which they live and work. With Silver and Gold LEED certified buildings and a 216-panel solar panel array on their roof, the company’s commitment to the planet is on the forefront.’s unique commitment to culture, with a focus on health and wellness, makes it one of the best places to work, as listed by Vermont Business Magazine and Outside Magazine.

This year’s finalists also included High Mowing Organic Seeds and PC Construction. Both also exemplify the resourcefulness, innovation and success of Vermont’s statewide businesses and share a dedication to their employees, communities and Vermont’s natural environment. Each represents a unique story of vision, commitment and growth.

About Vermont Business Magazine
Vermont Business Magazine is the state’s most respected business publication. Since 1972, Vermont Business Magazine has published statewide business news, economic and political news and commentary, business and individual profiles, data, analysis and statistics.

About The Vermont Chamber
The largest statewide, private, not-for-profit business organization, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce represents every sector of the state’s business community. Its mission is to create an economic climate conducive to business growth and the preservation of the Vermont quality of life