Business Champions

The Business Champions Awards, produced through a partnership of the MetroHartford Alliance and Hartford Business Journal, celebrate privately held companies from throughout the Hartford Region. The Awards honor those that have demonstrated best practices and significant achievements in one of more of the following categories: Revenue Growth, Innovation, Workforce Practices, Community Involvement and Best Start-Up. 

Congratulations to the 2015 Business Champions Award Winners!

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2015 Business Champions Award Nominees

A New Pathway Intervention Services LLC, Manchester
Advanced Technology Consulting, South Windsor
Amazing Celebrations, LLC, Glastonbury
Bear's Smokehouse BBQ, Hartford
Bigmouth, Inc., Glastonbury
BlumShapiro, West Hartford
Bradley, Foster & Sargent, Inc., Hartford
The Brothers Crisp, Hartford
CNC Software, Inc., Tolland
Corporate Translations, East Hartford
Cronin and Company, LLC, Glastonbury
DioLuce LLC, New Britain
EasySeat Tickets, Plainville
Evay Cosmetics, LLC, Hartford
Fathom, West Hartford
Fiduciary Investment Advisors, LLC, Windsor
Foley Carrier Services, LLC, Hartford
Freeman Companies, Hartford
Garden of Light DBA Bakery On Main, East Hartford
Gerber Scientific, Inc., Tolland
HABCO Industries LLC, Glastonbury
Hartford Prints!, Hartford
Health-At-Work, Meriden
iDevices LLC, Avon
Imagine Studio, West Hartford
iNeedHomecareNow.com, Glastonbury
Infinity Music Hall and Bistro, Hartford
Integrated Compliance Solutions Group, LLC (ICSGroup), Hartford
InterCommunity, Inc., East Hartford
IRIS Photography LLC, West Hartford
KBE Building Corporation, Farmington
Kelly Freezer and Container, Suffield
Kelser Corporation, East Hartford
Keyes Music Therapy, LLC, Newington
Martinez Couch & Associates, LLC, Rocky Hill
Minuteman Press, Hartford
MRM Group, LLC, Hartford
Naturally Dogs and Cats, Hartford
Oxford Performance Materials, Inc., South Windsor
Patient Advocate for You, LLC, Avon
The Pita Group, Rocky Hill
Porter21, Farmington
The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station Inc., DBA The Society Room of Hartford, Haddam
Scrubs and Stuff LLC, West Hartford
Solidus, Bloomfield
The Perfect Promotion, West Hartford
Turbine Technologies, Inc., Farmington
Wealth Management Group of North America, LLC, Farmington
West Hartford Fence, West Hartford
Wheeler Clinic, Inc., Plainville
Windsor Marketing Group, Suffield
Xerox Services, Inc. DBA Xerox State Healthcare, LLC, East Hartford
Zag Interactive, Glastonbury

Past Business Champions Award Recipients

OVERALL: BL Companies, Inc.
REVENUE: Numotion
WORKFORCE PRACTICES: Windsor Marketing Group
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Fichman Eye Center
INNOVATION (A TIE): ACT Group and CyVek, Inc.
BEST NEW START-UP: Premier Accounting Group, LLC


2013

WORKFORCE PRACTICES: BL Companies, Inc.
SUSTAINABILITY: Kenai Sports, LLC
INNOVATION: Advanced Copy Technology
BEST NEW START-UP: Hartford Denim Company


2012

eVariant
FILOMENO & COMPANY, P.C.
JCJ Architecture
Karēlia Health
Patient Advocate for You, LLC
Pegasus Manufacturing, Inc.
Protein Sciences Corporation

2011
Lincoln Waste Solutions
Movia Robotics, LLC
NorthStar Wealth Partners, LLC
The Pert Group
Propark America
S/L/A/M Collaborative

2010
AI ENGINEERS, Inc
Beekley Corporation/Medical Products Division
Interscape Commercial Environments
New Britain Rock Cats
PDS Engineering & Construction

2009
ConnectiCare, Inc. & Affiliates
FM Facility Maintenance
Munson's Candy Kitchen
OKAY Industries
Riverview Realty & Development Corporation

2008
EasySeat LLC
Oakleaf Waste Management
Pita Communications LLC
Premise Corporation
Specialty Printing, LLC

2007
American Speedy Printers
Insource, LLC
Specialty Printing LLC
Oakleaf Waste Management

2006
The Talbot Group, Inc.
Fathom
Women’s Health USA
JCJ Architecture
Connecticut On-Line Computer Center Inc.
Precision Camera & Video Repair Inc.

2005
The Talbot Group of Avon
Griswold Special Care of West Hartford
Okay Industries of New Britain
Gengras Automotive Group of East Hartford

2004
Pintore Catering by Kelleanne of Hartford
Cardinal Express of Rocky Hill
Guilford Specialty Group of Hartford

For more information, contact Nancy Wheeler, Vice President, Investor Relations, at 860.525.4451, ext. 206 or nwheeler@metrohartford.com