Some of the fastest-growing companies include AllEarth Renewables in Williston, which did not even make the list previously, but is now a $10 million dollar company, and Dealer.com of Burlington, which is now an $85 million company. In general, the revenue numbers of Vermont 100 companies experienced noticeable growth over the slump of 2009. In all, nearly 200 companies were ranked. Number of companies showing year-over-year growth of the Vermont 100.‘We have not witnessed so many of Vermont’s finest firms struggle so much over the last several years,’ said VBM Publisher John Boutin. ‘But there is resiliency here to the point of remarkable expansion and profits. We salute those companies who have done well despite this historically bad economic downturn. We also thank all the companies that participated and volunteered their financial results at a time when those results for some companies reflect so much pain. To us, it reveals a deep faith in what lies ahead.’ About Vermont Business MagazineSince 1972, VBM has been the leading source of statewide Vermont business news and data. It publishes every month, in addition to three annual publications: The Vermont Business & Manufacturers Directory (May), The Book of Lists (August), and the Ask the Experts/Business Profiles (December). VBM also sponsors or co-sponsors several business awards events: Vermont Centennial Business Awards (March); Best Places to Work in Vermont (April); Deane C Davis Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year Award (May); Vermont SBA Small Business Person of the Year (June); 5x5x5 Growth Awards (September); and Vermont Rising Stars (November). 1National Life Group$1,540Montpelier2Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc$1,356.8Waterbury3Fletcher Allen Health Care$875Burlington4University of Vermont$579Burlington5Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont$552Montpelier6Casella Waste Systems Inc$522.3Rutland 7Pizzagalli Construction Company$373South Burlington8Central Vermont Public Service$342.1Rutland9Rutland Regional Medical Center$321.1Rutland10St Albans Cooperative Creamery Inc$320Saint Albans11Orvis Company Inc$300Sunderland12Champlain Oil Co, Inc$285South Burlington13Vermont Mutual Insurance Group$285Montpelier14Green Mountain Power Corp$249.4Colchester15Mack Group$228Arlington16SB Collins Inc$175Saint Albans17Velan Valve Corporation$152Williston18Seventh Generation$150Burlington19Heritage Automotive Group$148Burlington20Central Vermont Medical Center$137.2Barre21Southwestern Vermont Medical Center$130.3Bennington22MVP Health Care$130Williston23Union Mutual of Vermont Companies$113Montpelier24Vermont Electric Power Company$107Rutland25Vermont Gas Systems Inc$94.5Burlington26Okemo Mountain Resort$89.3Ludlow27BioTek Instruments$85Winooski28Dealer.com$85Burlington29GW Plastics Inc$85Bethel30King Arthur Flour Company$84.1Norwich31Harbour Industries Inc$80Shelburne32Maple Grove Farms of Vermont, Inc$80Saint Johnsbury33Brattleboro Retreat$78Brattleboro34Engelberth Construction Inc$78Colchester35Saint Michael’s College$77Colchester36Northwestern Medical Center, Inc$73Saint Albans37North Country Hospital$72Newport38Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc$71.6Johnson39DEW Construction Corp$71Williston40The Vermont Agency$70Burlington41Poulin Grain, Inc$68Newport42Brattleboro Memorial Hospital$61.2Brattleboro43Land Air Express of New England LTD$60.4Williston44SD Ireland Concrete Construction Corp$60South Burlington45Porter Medical Center, Inc$59.9Middlebury46Gifford Medical Center$59Randolph47Springfield Medical Care Systems, Inc.$59Springfield48Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital$58.4Saint Johnsbury49Cooperative Insurance Companies$57Middlebury50Champlain Cable Corp$55Colchester51Global Resource Options, Inc$55White River Jct52Burlington Electric Department$54.3Burlington53HUBER+SUHNER, Inc$51Essex Junction54Bond Auto Parts Inc.$50.7Barre55Copley Hospital, Inc$49Morrisville56Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center$47.8Windsor57Rock of Ages Corporation$45.5Barre58NRG Systems Inc.$43.5Hinesburg59Castleton State College$43Castleton60Sonnax Industries$42.5Bellows Falls61Earth Brothers Ltd$41.3North Springfield62Cine Magnetics Video And Digital Laboratories$41Charlotte63iTech US Inc$40.5South Burlington64Smugglers’ Notch Resort$40Jeffersonville65Child Travel Services, Inc$37Colchester66GS Precision, Inc$35.2Brattleboro67SymQuest Group, Inc$33.4South Burlington68Twincraft, Inc$32.5Winooski69Autumn Harp Inc$32Essex Junction70Barry T Chouinard Inc$32Northfield71Control Technologies Inc$31Williston72Bread Loaf Corporation$30Middlebury73Hazelett Strip-Casting Corp$30Colchester74Simon Pearce (US) Inc.$29Windsor75Britton Lumber Company Inc$26.8Fairlee76VNA of Chittenden & Grand Isle Counties$26.6Colchester77Hubbardton Forge Corporation$26.4Castleton78Mount Family Group, LTD$26Burlington79EF Wall and Associates$25Barre80Wright & Morrissey Inc$25Burlington81Vermont Composites, Inc$23Bennington82Small Dog Electronics$22.6Waitsfield83Vermont Precision Tools, Inc.$22.6Swanton84Instrumart$22Williston85New England Air Systems LLC$22Williston86North Hartland Tool Corp$21North Hartland87Chroma Technology Corp$19.2Bellows Falls88Offset House, Inc$19Essex89Whitman’s Feed Store, Inc$19North Bennington90Pizzagalli Properties LLC$18.6South Burlington91Hearthstone Quality Home Heating Products, Inc$18.5Morrisville92Neagley and Chase Construction Co$18.2South Burlington93Holstein Association USA$18Brattleboro94Macro International Inc$18Burlington95Vermont Heating & Ventilating$17Winooski96Naylor & Breen Builders Inc$16.8Brandon97Grace Cottage Hospital$16.2Townshend98PCM Image-Tek$15.9Springfield99Adecco$15.8South Burlington100Washington Electric Cooperative Inc$14.7East Montpelier101Hayes Ford Lincoln Mercury$14.1Newport102Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center$13.8South Burlington103Vermed Inc.$13.6Bellows Falls104Foster Motors$13.4Middlebury105Kalow Technologies Inc$13North Clarendon106Omega Optical, Inc$13Brattleboro107Westminster Cracker Company$13Rutland108Cersosimo Industries, Inc$12.9Brattleboro109SUI International, LTD$12.8Williston110Rice Lumber$12.7Shelburne111Granite Industries of Vermont, Inc$12.3Barre112MicroStrain, Inc$12Williston113Vermont Store Fixture Corporation$12Danby114Mobile Medical International Corporation$11.8Saint Johnsbury115Flex-A-Seal Inc.$11.5Essex Junction116ARC Mechanical Contractors$11Bradford117Logic Supply Inc$11South Burlington118Jager Di Paola Kemp Design$10.8Burlington119Southern Vermont College$10.8Bennington120All Earth Renewables$10.7Williston121Stowe Electric Dept$10.6Stowe122The Choice Care Card, LLC$10.2Waterbury Center123Preci-Manufacturing, Inc$9.9Winooski124Competitive Computing, Inc$9.7Colchester125Bennington Iron Works Inc$9.5Bennington126Hallam Associates, Inc$9.5South Burlington127Farm-Way$9.3Bradford128Windjammer Hospitality Group$9South Burlington129Connor Contracting, Inc$8.8Berlin130Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP$8.8South Burlington131TFM Construction$8.8Colchester132Dore & Whittier Architects$8.7South Burlington133CE Bradley Laboratories, Inc.$8.5North Brattleboro134Stewart Construction Inc$8.3Essex Junction135Acrylic Designs Inc$8.2North Springfield136Beans Mobile Homes Inc$8Lyndonville137Grafton Village Cheese Co, LLC$8Brattleboro138Homestead Design, Inc.$8Essex Junction139JA Morrissey, Inc$7.8Burlington140HA Manosh Corp$7.5Morrisville141McKernon Group, Inc$7.5Brandon142CCS Constructors LLC$7.4Morrisville143ReArch Company, LLC$7.4South Burlington144Vermont Public Radio$7.1Colchester145Spherion$7South Burlington146VHB$7North Ferrisburgh147DuBois & King, Inc$6.9Randolph148Spates Construction, Inc$6.9Derby149Twinstate/Voice.Data.Video, Inc$6.8Colchester150Lyndon Woodworking Inc$6.5Lyndon151GeoDesign Inc$6.4Windsor152Anichini Inc$6Tunbridge153Reynolds & Son Inc$6South Barre154Vermont Public Television$5.8Colchester155Cole Electric, Inc$5.6East Thetford156Advanced Illumination, Inc$5.5Rochester157Bates & Murray Inc$5.5Barre158College of St Joseph$5.5Rutland159Redstone Commercial Group$5.5Burlington160Wright Construction Co, Inc$5.5Mount Holly161Nathaniel Group Inc$5.3Vergennes162Northwoods Excavating Inc$5.3Thetford Center163Lovejoy Tool Co, Inc$5.1Springfield164Monument Farms, Inc$5.1Weybridge165Champlain Valley Exposition$5Essex Junction166TPW Management LLC$5Mancester Center167Dock Doctors, The$4.7Ferrisburgh168Martin’s Hardware & Building Supply Inc$4.5Bristol169ASIC North Inc$4.3Williston170Reliance Steel, Inc$4.3Colchester171Walker Construction, Inc$4.2Waterbury Center172Vermont Equipment Supply$4.1New Haven173Geiger Of Austria, Inc$4Middlebury174Kittell, Branagan & Sargent$4St Albans175Franklin August Trading, Inc$3.8Williston176SBE, Inc$3.8Barre177Creative Labels of Vermont, Inc$3.6Winooski178Davis Contracting Service$3.6Hardwick179Downeast Trading Co Inc$3.5Middlebury180EME Management$3.5North Springfield181The Buckley Company, LLC$3.5Colchester182Neil H Daniels, Inc$3.4Ascutney183HEB Manufacturing Co, Inc$3.3Chelsea184Homestead Landscaping$3.2Bondville185Aldrich + Elliott, P.C.$3.1Essex Junction 186The RehabGYM Inc$3.1Williston187Denis White Interior Contractors, Inc$3Williston188Repro Digital & Champlain Valley Printing$3Winooski The ranking was expanded beyond just 100 companies in the 1990s to allow for more diversity within industry categories. Now we use a $3 million cutoff for the list. All Vermont-based companies and stand-alone subsidiaries qualify. The Vermont 100+ About the Vermont 100+This is our 24th annual Vermont 100+. In January 1987, we ran our first Vermont 100 ranking of the largest Vermont-based companies, predicated on 1986 revenues. Since then there have been only three companies that have been Number One: C&S Wholesale Grocers, National Life Group and Fletcher Allen Healthcare. Rank Company Revenues ($ Million) Vermont Business Magazine,National Life Group of Montpelier continues to show remarkable resiliency through the economic downturn as it once again shows revenue growth in 2010, as revealed in Vermont Business Magazine’s annual Vermont 100+ ranking of the largest Vermont-based companies.VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH WCAX TVMeanwhile, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters of Waterbury joined National Life as the state’s second billion dollar company, as listed in VBM’s January 2011 issue. GMCR showed remarkable growth, most notably through its recent acquisitions of coffee companies on the West Coast and in Canada. – 30 –
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Iris DeMent & Loudon Wainwright IIITwo great artists, one great night of music. A unique voice in folk, Iris DeMent is known for her sweet tone and thought-provoking lyrics. Her latest album, The Trackless Woods, touches on humanity and the range of feelings we experience throughout our lives. It draws inspiration from one of Russia’s greatest poets, Anna Akhmatova. DeMent will share the stage with the wonderfully talented, Grammy-Award-winning Loudon Wainwright III. He’s a national treasure. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $35-$50. 8 p.m. May 12.Louie AndersonKnown as of Comedy Central’s top 100 comedians of all time, as well as from his appearances in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Coming to America, Louie Anderson is described as a “nimble on his feet comedian with a Fred Astaire-like approach.” Anderson created Fox’s Life With Louie as well as CBS’s The Louie Show to showcase his comedic genius. His stints hosting Family Feud and his appearances on The Tonight Show have added to his fame. Not one to hammer points home, Anderson uses clever “weave-backs” like a dancer doing the two-step. His comic timing leaves audiences in hysterics. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $49-$60. 8 p.m. May 12.The Man With All the LuckThis new play tells the story of two old friends, one in Los Angeles and one on Long Island, who reunite after many years. One has become hugely successful, while the other leads a more sedate, but happy life far from the spotlight. How much of someone’s achievement is the result of talent and hard work or, at least in this mystical story, furthered along by making an auspicious deal with a psychic fortune teller? Can luck be traded like a commodity? That is the question. Debbie Starker directs Cathy Clyne, Kevin Clyne, Lara Hunter, Rich Jimenez and Karin Weibert in this staged reading of the play by Claude Solnik. Wine and cheese reception to follow. Theater294, 294 Famingdale Rd., East Farmingdale. manwithalltheluck.brownpapertickets.com $13. 8 p.m. May 13.Abba the ConcertYou won’t be getting ABBA, of course, but you’ll be getting the next best thing. The Swedish top pop group dazzled fans for decades, selling more than 370 million units worldwide and reaching the pinnacle of music stardom in 2010, when it was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But the cover band won’t disappoint. Get ready for such hits as “Mamma Mia,” “SOS,” “Money, Money, Money,” and of course, “Dancing Queen.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $30-$99.50. 8 p.m. May 13.FoghatSince embarking on their music career in 1971, this English rock band has racked up the accolades, winning eight gold records, one platinum and one double platinum. Foghat continues to pump out great new music with the release of their newest album, Under the Influence, dropping this June. They’ll play their hits including “Slow Ride,” “Live,” “Drivin’ Wheel,” “Last Train Home,” “Born for the Road” and “495 Boogie.” Known for their use of the electric slide guitar, the band still plays their classics interwoven with their latest, providing a creative mix of old and new. Opening the show is Vixen, Earl & The Agitators and Randy Jackson of Zebra. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $30, $35 DOS. 7 p.m. May 13.StrawbsThis distinctive English prog rock band will perform their great hits, including “Part of the Union” and “Lay Down.” Not bad for a talented bunch of blokes who started out in 1964 as a bluegrass group. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. May 13.The Fresh Kids of Bel-AirNow, this is a story all about how the ’90s got flipped-flopped-and-turned-upside-down and then some. They’d like to take the stage for a night, so just sit right there, and they’ll tell you how they became the Fresh Kids of Bel-Air. Break out the Starter jackets and your pump sneakers for this “I Love the ’90s” show. That decade had its moments, didn’t it? With special guest, Dee Wiz. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$30. 8 p.m. May 14.Dark Star OrchestraGrateful Dead historians and enthusiasts make up this ensemble, offering tributes to Jerry Garcia circa the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. Sure to entice Dead Heads, young and not so young. Many of their set lists are designed to emulate that past Grateful Dead shows, allowing fans to dip vividly into their cosmic memory banks and relive the essence of the experience. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $35-$50. 8 p.m. May 14.Clint BlackThis singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor is first and foremost a chart topper in the country music industry. His breakthrough album “Killin’ Time” led to more success with his following hits like “Untanglin’ My Mind”, “Like the Rain” and “Halfway Up” holding top spots in the charts. With his experience in both songwriting, singing and performing, Black is a truly multi-talented musician. His creations are his own, although he honors his roots. He carries on the legacies of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson, and does them proud. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $45-$65. 8 p.m. May 14.Melissa ManchesterIn her first Long Island performance since the release of her new album You Gotta Love the Life, Melissa Manchester will take us on a musical journey celebrating 40 years of making music “through the eyes of love,” which as it happens is the name of one of her greatest hits! Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. adelphi.edu $40-$45. 8 p.m. May 14.10th Annual First Exposure Student Film FestivalThis hour-long exhibition presents the “best of the best” high school short narrative, documentary, and animated films from the Long Island Media Arts Showcase at Five Towns College in Dix Hills. Hundreds of young filmmakers compete, but only a handful make the final cut. The curators come from the Suffolk County Film Commission. Past Long Islanders who’ve made a name for themselves include Hal Hartley (“Henry Fool,” “The Unbelievable Truth”), Fred Carpenter (“The Blue Lizard”), Michael Cuesta (“L.I.E.”, TV’s Homeland), and Alexandra Brodsky (“Bittersweet Place”). Maybe the next generation is ready to roll right here. See for yourself. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org Free. 2 p.m. May 15.Patricia M. McClureIn her new book, “Losing a Hero to Alzheimer’s,” this author shares her experience as her mother’s caregiver. Thanks to her heartfelt prose, readers will learn how to identify the stages of Alzheimer’s in their loved ones and how best to respond with compassion and care. Barnes & Noble, 4000 East Jericho Tpke., East Northport. Free. 2 p.m. May 15.Lamb of GodVirginian heavy metal band Lamb of God is known for playing a significant role in the New Wave Heavy Metal Band Movement, as well as being part of the Metallica Tour and receiving several Grammy nominations. Featured in the acclaimed documentary, “As the Palaces Burn,” the band has a style that has been described as “thrash metal with metalcore elements.” Their most famous hits include “512,” “Still Echoes,” and all of the songs from their most acclaimed album “Wrath.” Opening the show is Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$60. 7 p.m. May 17.Jason HaberThis author is a real estate entrepreneur who will be speaking and signing copies of his new book, The Business of Good, which tells the story behind social entrepreneurship as told by the individuals compelled to create real change in the world–not just start up another business. BOOK REVUE, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. May 18.Hollywood UndeadTheir use of pseudonyms and hockey-goalie-like horror masks lends an awesome aura to performances by this unique LA-based rap/rock band, The Hollywood Undead. With 3 million records sold worldwide, the band promises to push the genre to new frontiers, following their most recent release, Day of the Dead, last year. Their most well-known songs include “We Are”, “Unusual Suspects” and “Dead Bite,” with much more vibrant verbal velocity still to come. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $18-$50. 8 p.m. May 18.-Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel and Timothy Bolger
by Jim LitkeAP Sports Columnist (AP)—They mocked him mercilessly for four solid months and delighted in every sordid detail of his fall from grace.Now it’s Tiger Woods’ turn.“After a long and necessary time away from the game,” Woods said in a statement March 16, “I feel like I’m ready to start my season at Augusta.” Don’t bet against him winning the Masters, or for that matter, dozens of times after that. The bookies won’t, since the London-based firm William Hill has installed Woods as the 4-1 favorite and lists him at 25-1 to win all four majors this year.Woods might have done that, anyway, whether the sex scandal that sidelined him eventually became public or not. Keep in mind that if even half the stories of his extramarital flings are true, he won a dozen times around the world knowing full well that secret could blow up at any moment.Whether Woods is a changed man away from the course is something only his family and closest friends will be able to answer. But knowing as much—or as little, it turns out—as I do after covering Woods since he was 15, one thing is certain: The self-righteous, self-promoting and self-appointed experts offering opinions and/or advice have provided him with enough motivation to last the rest of his golfing life.It’s not as though Woods needed any more, or even that winning again would somehow scrub off the stain of serial adultery.No matter how he fares at Augusta and beyond, whether he returns in some fan-friendly incarnation or as the same steely-eyed predator, Woods will always be reminded of those sins. The sponsors who walked away from him may never come back. He knows that.But winning will restore a measure of control over the narrative in a way that months of relative silence have failed to accomplish. It will also deny all those haters any more satisfaction at his expense. And if you think he burned white-hot to win before, just wait.We used to make a big deal of the story about a young Tiger taping a list of Jack Nicklaus’ accomplishments to his bedroom wall, and the single-minded devotion Woods invested to beat Nicklaus to every one of them. Next we speculated about whether losing his father or starting a family would detour or eventually derail that pursuit. Then, as the last milestone on Jack’s list—18 career majors—came into view, we wondered whether Woods could be as tenacious as Nicklaus and for as long.The guys he will have to do it against have few doubts.“He’s not going to be a whole lot easier to beat because of what happened off the golf course,” Stewart Cink said.Echoed Jerry Kelly: “He may come back and say, ‘You think this is going to bother me that bad? Maybe it is. But watch what I can do.’”Either way, we’re about to find out. The one thing no one ever questioned about Woods was his ruthlessness. Every fan in his gallery and every guy who played alongside him came away with a story about how cold-blooded Woods could be in moments big and small. Turns out all of those versions sold him short.What we’ve learned in the intervening months is that Woods was willing to risk anything and everything to get what he wants. And no matter what else remains at the top of his list, winning isn’t going anywhere. That was apparent, first by his unwillingness to bend to other people’s expectations and apologize, and then, once Woods got it through his stubborn skull that wouldn’t work, by reversing course. He went to rehab. He went on camera. He said he was sorry.That wasn’t enough for some people and won’t ever be enough for others. Yet the only ones Woods harmed were his wife and those closest to him, and he’ll be paying that debt forever.Winning golf tournaments won’t even any of those scores, let alone all of them. But it’s as good a way as any to prove that for all the things that might be different about Woods, one thing will never change.(Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jlitke(at)ap.org.) READY TO END LAYOFF—In this April 8, 2009, file photo, Tiger Woods smiles during his practice round for the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.