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RBJ announces Reader Rankings honorees

You’ve voted and the 262 winners of The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal’s 2018 Reader Rankings are in.

ReaderRankings_Rochester_2018_Logo]OPTION1_BlueA top winner in each category will be announced and all three winners will be honored at the Reader Rankings Gala co-hosted by The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

More than 3,800 nominations were collected during the nomination period in March. The winners were determined by more than 46,000 votes cast from April 30 to May 14.

“The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal’s business and legal professionals are proud of the outstanding businesses they work with and support throughout the Rochester region,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal. “Our readers voted, and we are excited to reveal the 2018 Reader Rankings honorees. We will celebrate all of these companies at a celebration in late July. Thanks to our readers who participated in this nomination and voting process.”

Nominations and votes were gathered in more than 80 categories related to top employers; education; entertainment; finance, accounting and insurance; general business; health care; legal services; real estate; and technology.

Winners will be invited to attend the gala, where the official results will be announced. For updates and more information about the gala, visit the Reader Rankings website. The honorees will also be featured in a special publication inserted in the August 3 edition of the Rochester Business Journal.

The honorees are:

TOP EMPLOYERS

Best Company Culture

Dixon Schwabl

Innovative Solutions

Insero & Co. CPAs

Best Employee Recognition Program

Innovative solutions

Insero & Co. CPAs

Lollypop Farm

Best Overall Leadership

CDS Life Transitions

Innovative Solutions

Insero & Co. CPAs

Best Training Program

CDS Life Transitions

Insero & Co. CPAs

Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning

Most Innovative Workplace

CDS Life Transitions

Innovative Solutions

Insero & Co. CPAs

Best Overall Company to Work for (1000+ Employees)

Rochester Regional Health

University of Rochester

Wegmans Food Markets

Best Overall Company to Work for (501-1000 Employees)

Canandaigua National Bank & Trust

CDS Life Transitions

ESL Federal Credit Union

Best Overall Company to Work for (251-500 Employees)

Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning

LSI Solutions

Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

Best Overall Company to Work for (76-250 Employees)

Bergmann

Insero & Co. CPAs

Lollypop Farm

Best Overall Company to Work for (1-75 Employees)

CMIT Solutions

Faraci Lange

Innovative Solutions

EDUCATION

Best Day Care

Care-A-Lot Child Care Centers

Rich Beginnings Child Care

YMCA

Best MBA Program

RIT Saunders College of Business

St. John Fisher College School of Business

University of Rochester Simon Business School

Best Pre-school

Expressive Beginnings Child Care

Kiddie Academy of Webster

RMSC Preschool

Best Private School

Aquinas Institute

McQuaid Jesuit High School

Our Lady of Mercy High School

Best Public School

Brighton Central School District

Pittsford Central School District

Webster Central School District

Best Undergraduate Program

Roberts Wesleyan College

Rochester Institute of Technology

St. John Fisher College

ENTERTAINMENT

Best Brewery

Genesee Brewing Co.

Rohrbach Brewing Co.

Three Heads Brewing

Best Business Hotel

Holiday Inn Express Webster

The Strathallan Hotel & Spa

Woodcliff Hotel and Spa

Best Casino

Del Lago Resort & Casino

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack

Turning Stone Resort Casino

Best Caterer

Chef’s Catering

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Proietti’s Italian Restaurant & Catering

Best Client Breakfast & Lunch Location

Jines Restaurant

Char Broil Family Restaurant

Woodcliff Hotel and Spa

Best Concert Venue

CMAC

Main Street Armory

Rochester Auditorium Theatre

Best Cultural Attraction

Rochester Museum & Science Center

Seneca Park Zoo

Strong National Museum of Play

Best Distillery

Black Button Distilling

Honeoye Falls Distillery

Iron Smoke Distillery

Best Event Meeting Facility

Casa Larga Vineyards & Winery

Rochester Riverside Convention Center

The Strathallan Hotel & Spa

Best Festival

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

Rochester Lilac Festival

Park Ave Summer Art Festival

Best Florist

Arena’s

Kittelberger Florist & Gifts

Wegmans Food Markets

Best Golf Course

Oak Hill Country Club

Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club

Webster Golf Club

Best Happy Hour

The Coach Sports Bar

Donnelly’s Public House

Fairport Brewing Co.

Roc Brewing Co.

Best Live Theater

Blackfriars Theatre

Geva Theatre

Rochester Broadway Theatre League

Best Local Coffee Shop

Java’s Café

Leaf and Bean Coffee Co.

Spot Coffee

Best Museum

Memorial Art Gallery

Rochester Museum and Science Center

Strong National Museum of Play

Best Park

Highland Park

Mendon Ponds Park

Webster Park

Best Winery

Casa Larga Vineyards & Winery

Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars

Three Brothers Wineries & Estates

FINANCE, ACCOUNTING & INSURANCE

Best Accounting Firm

Flaherty Salmin CPAs

Insero & Co. CPAs

Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. LLP

Best Business Banking

Canandaigua National Bank & Trust

ESL Federal Credit Union

Tompkins Bank of Castile

Best Credit Union

ESL Federal Credit Union

Reliant Community Credit Union

The Summit Federal Credit Union

Best Employee Benefits Provider

Lawley

Paychex Inc.

Vantage Benefits Group Inc.

Best Forensic Accounting

Flaherty Salmin CPAs

Insero & Co. CPAs

Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. LLP

Best Mortgage Lender

Canandaigua National Bank & Trust

Genesee Regional Bank

Oxford Capital Mortgage

Best Wealth Management

Canandaigua National Bank & Trust

Insero & Co. CPAs

Sage Rutty & Co. Inc.

GENERAL BUSINESS

Best Advertising Agency

Butler/Till

Dixon Schwabl

Edge Advertising Group

Best Auto Body & Collision

DC Collision Inc.

Hoselton Auto Mall

Nu Look Collision Centers

Best Auto Dealer

Dorschel Automotive Group

Hoselton Auto Mall

Van Bortel

Best Auto Dealer Service Department

Henderson Ford

Hoselton Auto Mall

Van Bortel

Best Courier & Delivery Service

Jet X Delivery Service

PDQ Delivery

The UPS Store

Best Media Buying

Butler/Till

Dixon Schwabl

Edge Advertising Group

Best PR Agency

Dixon Schwabl

Edge Advertising Group

The Martin Group

Best Staffing Agency

AP Professionals of Rochester

Cochran Cochran & Yale

RBA Staffing

Best Veterinarian

Brighton Animal Hospital

The Village Vet

Webster Veterinary Clinic

HEALTH CARE

Best Assisted Living Facility

St. Ann’s Community at Cherry Ridge

Fairport Baptist Homes

Heathwood Assisted Living

Best Emergency Room

Highland Hospital

Rochester General Hospital

Strong Memorial Hospital

Best Family Physician

James Alexander M.D.

Jillian Moore M.D.

Penfield Family Medicine

Best Health Fitness Company

Midtown Athletic Club

Next Level Strength & Conditioning

YMCA

Best Health Insurance Provider

Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield

MVP Healthcare

United Healthcare

Best Home Care Agency

HCR Home Care

Lifetime Care Home Health Care and Hospice

Visiting Nurse Service of New York

Best Hospital

Highland Hospital

Rochester General Hospital

Strong Memorial Hospital

Best Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation

Agape Physical Therapy

Lattimore Physical Therapy

Regain Physical Therapy

Best Retirement Community

Atria Senior Living Penfield

Maplewood Estates

The Legends at North Ponds

Best Spa/Medical Spa

Helendale Dermatology & Medical Spa

Massage Envy

Rising Earth Massage

Best Urgent Care Center

Rochester Regional Health Immediate Care

UR Medicine Urgent Care

Five Star Urgent Care

LEGAL SERVICES

Best Appellate Service Provider

AppealTech

Avalon

Counsel Press

Best Civil Litigation Firm

Faraci Lange

Law Office of Thomas J. DiSalvo Esq. P.C.

Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow PLLC

Best Criminal Defense Firm

Brown Gruttadaro Gaujean & Prato PLLC

Law Office of Thomas J. DiSalvo Esq. P.C.

Trevett Cristo P.C.

Best eDiscovery Provider

Avalon

Dawson Law Firm PC

Harris Beach PLLC

Best Estate Planning

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow PLLC

Sutter Summers & Lydon PC

Best Family Law Firm

Lacy Katzen LLP

Law Office of Thomas J. DiSalvo Esq. P.C.

Underberg & Kessler LLP

Best Intellectual Property Firm

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Nixon Peabody LLP

Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

Best Malpractice Firm

Faraci Lange

Kelly White Donofrio LLP

Lacy Katzen LLP

Best Personal Injury Firm

Faraci Lange

Kelly White Donofrio LLP

Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow PLLC

Best Real Estate Law Firm

Lacy Katzen LLP

The Law Office of Mark Campanella

Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow PLLC

REAL ESTATE

Best Apartment Complex

Creek Hill Apartments

North Ponds Apartments

Tower 280 at Midtown

Best Architectural Firm

Bergmann

Passero Associates

SWBR

Best Lawn Care

Broccolo Tree and Lawn Care

Hahn Lawn & Landscape

Thomas Landscape & Design

Best Commercial Real Estate Firm

Buckingham Properties

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Wilmorite Management Group

Best Engineering Firm

Bergmann

LaBella Associates

Passero Associates

Best Home Builder

Conifer LeChase Construction

Mark IV Enterprises

Redstone Builders Inc.

Best Home Contractor/Repair/Remodeling

Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning

Speranza Construction Inc.

Upstate Roofing and Painting

Best Home Security

DTN Security

Brinks Home Security (formerly Live Watch)

Simplisafe

Best Property Management Firm

Buckingham Properties

Mark IV Enterprises

Wilmorite Management Group

Best Residential Real Estate Firm

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Keller Williams Realty

Magellan Inc. Real Estate & Relocation

Best Title Company

First American Title Insurance Co.

Stewart Title Co.

WebTitle Agency

TECHNOLOGY

Best Internet Service Provider

Frontier Communications

Greenlight Networks

Spectrum

Best IT Outsourcing Firm

Innovative Solutions

iV4

Just Solutions Inc.

Best Optics & Imaging Firm

Bausch & Lomb Inc.

Eastman Kodak Co.

JML Optical Industries LLC

Best Software Developer

CloudCheckr

Innovative Solutions

Mindex Technologies Inc.

Best Web Design Firm

Dixon Schwabl

Edge Advertising Group

Innovative Solutions

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