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January 18, 2016 Best of Business

Best of Business 2016: Multimedia Services

Curry Printing President Peter Gardner and Executive Vice President Joseph Gardner.

The 2016 Best of Business winners in this category include everything from videography to printing.

Best IT Services

AKUITY Technologies

(repeat winner)

One Westec Drive, Auburn

Top Executive: President Steven Cariglio

Signature Business Product: Infrastructure, managed IT services

Akuity believes technology should make organizations better, so every client engagement focuses on this philosophy. The firm takes the time to understand each organization’s challenges and provides technology solutions to help achieve goals, make systems more reliable and reduce business interruption.

Notable Runner-up: Cinch IT,

Best Commercial Printer

Curry Printing

(repeat winner)

190 Turnpike Road, Westborough

Top Executives: Peter Gardner, president; Joseph Gardner, executive vice president

Signature Business Product: Commercial printing

Curry Printing is the premier, full-service commercial printer serving greater Boston and the entire New England region, including Central Massachusetts. With more than 35 years’ experience in the industry, Curry helps corporations and small businesses become more effective and efficient with their print communications in all avenues while improving their clients’ overall results.

Best Awards & Promotional Products


190 Main St., Marlborough

Top Executive: Lou Papile, Jr.

Signature Business Product: In-house glass etching and laser engraving

Engraveables is a local family-owned business founded in 1984. It takes pride in providing quality service not just on its products but on customers’ products.

Best Web Design Firm

Pagano Media

11 Millbrook St., Worcester

Top Executive: Kathleen Pagano

Signature Business Product: Creative, responsive branding

Clients tell Pagano what sets it apart is creative depth, business acumen and responsive service. Given its range of in-house talent, the firm is able to execute on all those elements, which make for a world-class website: branding, content strategy, design, photography, video, SEO, analytics and digital and print marketing.

Notable Runner-up: Penta Communications,

Best Internet Service Provider

Spectrum Business Enterprise Solutions

(repeat winner)

301 Barber Ave., Worcester

Top Executive: Tom Rutledge, CEO

Signature Business Product: Providing enterprise-grade Internet, networking, voice, commercial video and managed services

Spectrum builds business-to-business solutions with a people-to-people focus, providing the bandwidth and support needed to accelerate clients’ business. Its dedicated, comprehensive support ensures companies get more done with every connection, while its flexible and secure fiber-based network delivers the reliability and speed that customers need.

Notable runners-up: Planet Fitness,; Worcester Fitness,

Shrewsbury houses a row of separate buildings on what some now call the Shrewsbury Auto Mile, all offering a unique and specialized brand of vehicles tied together by the Wagner Motors label of good business practices and friendly, welcoming employees, ready to serve potential clients.

Best Video Production


(repeat winner)

40 Jackson St., Worcester

Top Executives: Sam Shepler, Alex Dunn, Gabe Gerzon

Signature Business Product: Video Testimonials

Skyscope helps visionary brands solve challenges with unique and authentic video. The company has carved out a niche in the B2B technology industry by making the process of producing customer testimonial videos painless for everyone involved. It works nationwide with a variety of different industries.

Read about other Best of Business award winners.

Best Office Services

  • Best Truck Dealership: Harr Motor Group
  • Best Commercial Landscaping: Jam Creative Landscaping Inc.
  • Best Electrical Contractor: Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc.
  • Best Plumber/Hvac Contractor: J.J. Bafaro, Inc.
  • Best Waste Removal: P. Pellegrino Trucking Co.
  • Best Office Cleaning: Enterprise Cleaning Corp.

Best Client & Employee Services

  • Best College For Business Education: Nichols College
  • Best Exercise Facility: The Fitness Asylum
  • Best Luxury Automobile Dealership: Wagner Motors
  • Best Limousine Service: Knight’s Airport Limousine Service
  • Best Hotel For Business Clients: Beechwood Hotel
  • Best Nonprofit Fundraiser: Cirque Du Noir

Best Offsite Venues

  • Best Public Golf Course: Green Hill Municipal 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 For Business: Unibank
  • Best Business Insurance Agency: Sullivan Group
  • Best Advertising Agency: Davis Advertising
  • Best Financial Planning Services: Provo Financial Services, Inc.
  • Best Credit Union For Business: Digital Federal Credit Union
  • Best Health Insurance Provider: Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts
  • Best Employee Benefits Consultant: Marsh & Mclennan Agency
  • Best Law Firm For Business: Mirick O’connell
  • Best Accounting Firm: Bollus Lynch, Llp Certified Public Accounts & Consultants
  • Best Staffing Agency: The Davis Companies

Best Food

  • Best Place To Meet For Coffee: Starbucks
  • Best Coffee Service For Business: Good As Gold Coffee Service
  • Best Restaurant For Business Lunch: The Sole Proprietor
  • Best Restaurant For Business Dinner: 111 Chop House
  • Best Caterer For A Corporate Event: Struck Catering
  • Best Worcester After Work Bar: Armsby Abbey
  • Best Metrowest After Work Bar: Tavern In The Square
  • Best North County After Work Bar: Rye & Thyme
  • Best Blackstone Valley After Work Bar: Kyoto Bar & Grill
  • Best Tri-Area After Work Bar: Cedar Street Grille

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