January 9, 2017
WBJ 2017 Best of Business

Best Multimedia Services for 2017

Pagano Media

BEST WEB DESIGN FIRM

Pagano Media*

Worcester, paganomedia.com

Top executive: Kathleen Pagano

Founded: 1984

Employees: 7

Pagano takes an integrated approach to web design to build clients' online presence with memorable branding and engaging design; get them noticed with video and organic and paid SEO; foster loyalty with calls to action and social media; and grow customers with increased visitor traffic and leads.

Notable runners-up: Penta Communications, Cinch IT

BEST VIDEO PRODUCTION

Pagano Media

Worcester, paganomedia.com

Top executive: Kathleen Pagano

Founded: 1984

Employees: 7

Pagano creates an emotional connection with viewers by immersing them in an experience – not by showing someone talking about a product or service – using music to inspire video mood and editing.

Notable runner-up: Davideo Co.

BEST IT SERVICES

Machado Consulting

Worcester, www.machadoconsulting.com

Top executive: President & CEO Helder Machado

Founded: 2001

Employees: 16

Machado Consulting sets itself apart by offering a fast, effective response to clients' technical problems while maintaining a high level of customer service.

Notable runners-up: AKUITY Technologies, Cinch IT

BEST INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER

Spectrum Enterprise*

Worcester, enterprise.spectrum.com

Top executive: President & CEO Thomas M. Rutledge

Founded: 1993

Employees: 100,000

Spectrum Business offers a single point of contact for all its services, working with clients to provide right-fit solutions to meet their evolving needs, with support staff available 24/7.

Notable runner-up: Verizon

BEST COMMERCIAL PRINTER

Curry Printing*

Westborough, CurryPrinting.com

Top executive: President Peter Gardner

Founded: 1978

Employees: 31

Curry strives to make its clients' jobs easier by allowing them to achieve more with better results by offering quick turnarounds and quality products.

Notable runner-up: American Printing & Envelope

BEST AWARDS & PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS

Engraveables*

Marlborough, www.engraveablesma.com

Top executive: President Lou Papile

Founded: 1984

Employees: 3

Engraveables keeps the quality of its work high and provides strong customer service by doing all its own engraving in house, including sand etching of glass, crystal and stainless steel. The firm also has two laser engravers and does full color sublimation.

Notable runner-up: Guertin Graphics

*denotes repeat winner

Click below to see the other 2017 WBJ Best of Business winners

BEST FOOD

  • BEST RESTAURANT FOR BUSINESS LUNCH - The Sole Proprietor*
  • BEST RESTAURANT FOR BUSINESS DINNER - 111 Chop House*
  • BEST LOCALLY OWNED PLACE TO MEET FOR COFFEE - BirchTree Bread Company
  • BEST WORCESTER AFTER-WORK BAR - Armsby Abbey*
  • BEST METROWEST AFTER-WORK BAR - Tavern in the Square*
  • BEST NORTH COUNTY AFTER-WORK BAR - Rye & Thyme American Tavern*
  • BEST BLACKSTONE VALLEY AFTER-WORK BAR - Gray Barn
  • BEST TRI-AREA AFTER-WORK BAR - Cedar Street Grille*
  • BEST CATERER FOR A CORPORATE EVENT - Peppers Artful Events
  • BEST COFFEE SERVICE - Good As Gold Coffee*

BEST CLIENT & EMPLOYEE SERVICES

  • BEST COLLEGE FOR BUSINESS EDUCATION - Nichols College*
  • BEST EXERCISE FACILITY/FITNESS CENTER - The Fitness Asylum*
  • BEST LUXURY AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP - Wagner Auto Group*
  • BEST LIMOUSINE SERVICE - Knight's Airport Limousine Inc.*
  • BEST HOTEL FOR BUSINESS CLIENTS - Beechwood Hotel*
  • BEST NONPROFIT FUNDRAISER EVENT - Notre Dame Health Care Educational Forum

BEST OFFICE SERVICES

  • BEST TRUCK DEALERSHIP - Harr Motor Co.*
  • BEST COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPER - Leone's Landscaping & Construction
  • BEST ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR - Coghlin Electrical Contractors Inc.*
  • BEST PLUMBER/HVAC CONTRACTOR - J.J. Bafaro, Inc.*
  • BEST WASTE REMOVAL - E.L. Harvey & Sons, Inc.
  • BEST OFFICE CLEANING - Eagle Cleaning Corp.

BEST OFFSITE VENUES

  • BEST PUBLIC GOLF COURSE - Green Hill Golf Course*
  • BEST PRIVATE GOLF COURSE - Worcester Country Club*
  • BEST GOLF CLUB FOR CORPORATE OUTING - Cyprian Keyes Golf Club*
  • BEST VENUE FOR A BUSINESS MEETING - Beechwood Hotel*
  • BEST VENUE FOR AN EMPLOYEE OUTING - EcoTarium*
  • BEST VENUE FOR A CORPORATE EVENT - Mechanics Hall*

BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • BEST BANK - UniBank*
  • BEST BUSINESS INSURANCE AGENCY - Sullivan Insurance Group*
  • BEST FINANCIAL PLANNING/INVESTMENT SERVICES - Provo Financial Services, Inc.*
  • BEST CREDIT UNION - DCU – Digital Federal Credit Union*
  • BEST HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDER - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts*
  • BEST EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CONSULTANT - Sullivan Benefits
  • BEST LAW FIRM - Mirick O'Connell*
  • BEST ACCOUNTING FIRM - Bollus Lynch, LLP Certified Public Accountants & Consultants*
  • BEST ADVERTISING AGENCY - PENTA Communications, Inc.*
  • BEST STAFFING AGENCY - The Davis Companies*
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