2013 Executive Choice Awards

Membership in the In Business Executive Register has its privileges, including the opportunity to be judge and jury for the business community’s favorite vendors as part of IB’s annual Executive Choice Awards.

As always, their selections represent Greater Madison’s top business-to-business alternatives, as survey respondents were asked to identify their preferred business vendors in 34 categories. The fill-in-the-blank survey assures that only top-of-mind selections are made.

This year, there are 30 repeat first-place winners, a testament to their ability to hold onto customers and develop brand loyalty.

For an opportunity to issue verdicts in next year’s ECAs, visit ibmadison.com’s online Professional Directory to apply for the Executive Register’s class of 2014. 

Accounting Firm
1. Smith and Gesteland
2. SVA Certified Public Accountants, S.C.
3. (tie) Wegner CPAs
3. (tie) Meicher & Associates, LLP

Bank (for Business)
1. First Business Bank
2. Johnson Bank
3. BMO Harris Bank

Credit Union
1. Summit Credit Union
2. UW Credit Union
3. Dane County Credit Union

Law Firm
1. Murphy Desmond, S.C.
2. Axley Brynelson, LLP
3. Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Commercial Architectural Firm
1. Strang, Inc. 
2. Potter Lawson
3. Eppstein Uhen Architects 

Commercial Builder
1. J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc. 
2. Design Structures, LLC
3. Ideal Builders, Inc.

Commercial Interior Design Firm
1. InteriorLOGIC Facility Planning
2. Brownhouse Designs
3. Interior Investments

Commercial Landscaper
1. The Bruce Co.
2. Olson Toon Landscaping, Inc.
3. Barnes, Inc. 

Insurance Company
1. American Family Insurance
2. State Farm
3. Northwestern Mutual 

Independent Insurance Agency
1. Hausmann-Johnson Insurance
2. M3 Insurance
3. Neckerman Insurance Services

Health Insurance Company
1. Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
2. Dean Health Plan
3. Physicians Plus Insurance Corp.

Health/Fitness Center
1. Princeton Club
2. Anytime Fitness
3. Harbor Athletic Club

Higher Educational Training Institution
1. UW-Madison
2. Madison College 
3. Edgewood College 

Management Training Company
1. Dale Carnegie Training
2. UW Small Business Development Center
3. ActionCOACH

IT Training Company/Facility
1. Core BTS 
2. Madison College 
3. Herzing University

IT Consultant
1. Applied Tech
2. Adesys
3. 5Nines

Website Services Company
1. Powderkeg Interactive/Econoprint
2. (tie) Adesys
2. (tie) Yahara Software
3. Makin’ Hey Communications

Advertising Agency
1. Hiebing
2. Lindsay, Stone & Briggs
3. KW2 

Security Company 
1. JBM Patrol & Protection Corp.
2. MPI (Midwest Patrol & Investigative, LLC)
3. J&K Security Solutions



Staffing Firm
1. The QTI Group
2. Remedy Intelligent Staffing
3. Drake & Co. 

Office Furniture Company
1. Lerdahl Business Interiors
2. Target Commercial Interiors
3. Creative Business Interiors

Office Supply Company
1. EZ Office Products
2. Staples
3. Office Depot

Cleaning/Building Maintenance Company
1. Kleenmark
2. Environment Control of Wisconsin
3. CleanPower

Phone Company
1. TDS
2. Charter Communications
3. AT&T

Cell Phone Provider
1. U.S. Cellular
2. Verizon
3. AT&T

Printing Company
1. Econoprint
2. AlphaGraphics
3. (tie) Suttle-Straus, Inc.
3. (tie) American Printing Co.

Real Estate Company
1. First Weber Group
2. Restaino & Associates
3. (tie) Stark Company Realtors
3. (tie) Keller Williams Realty

Venue for Business Meetings/Events
1. Monona Terrace
2. Madison Club
3. Alliant Energy Center 

Hotel for Out-of-Town Guests
1. Hilton Monona Terrace
2. Madison Concourse Hotel
3. Hyatt Place

Place for Business Cocktails
1. Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro
2. Madison Club
3. (tie) Ruth’s Chris Steak House
3. (tie) Bonfyre American Grille

Restaurant for Breakfast
1. Panera Bread
2. Hubbard Avenue Diner & Bakery
3. Perkins

Restaurant for Lunch
1. Madison Club
2. Bonfyre American Grille
3. Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub

Restaurant for Dinner
1. Madison Club
2. Johnny Delmonico’s
3. Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Golf Course for Business Outings
1. University Ridge
2. Nakoma Golf Club
3. Bishops Bay Country Club

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