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The Warren Group
Family Business Association
Massachusetts Family Business Magazine

Family Business Awards Shine Spotlight on Family Unity

The Massachusetts Family Business Awards recognize the very best in family business while shining a spotlight on the amazing contributions all family businesses make to the economy. This year’s nominees are as diverse as ever and we have an incredible evening planned for you.

When

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
5:30-8:45PM

Where

The Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Agenda

5:00 – 5:30 Finalists Cocktail Hour & Photos
5:30 – 6:30 General Cocktail Hour
6:45 – 7:30 Welcome Remarks, Dinner & Award Categories & Honorees
7:30 – 8:45 Introduction of Master of Ceremonies and local comedian Jeff Smith, Keynote Speaker Howdy Holmes of “Jiffy Mix”, Presentation of Awards & Closing Remarks

The Family Business Association has recognized top family businesses for more than a decade, and this is your opportunity to have your company stand out among the local family business community.

After receiving countless submissions across numerous categories, our esteemed panel of judges has widdled them down to the following companies. Check them out below!

The Family Business Awards are a highlight of the New England Family Business Conference. Recipients will be honored on October 24th (the night before the conference) at The Colonnade Hotel in Boston.

Congratulations to our 2017 FBA Award winners!

Small Business of the Year Award

Sapers & Wallack Inc.

Newton, MA
Third Generation – Aviva Sapers
Founded 1932
Financial Services

 

 

Mid-Sized Business of the Year Award

Volante Farms

Needham, MA
Fourth Generation – Teri Volante Boardman
Founded 1917
Agriculture and horticulture

 

 

Large Business of the Year Award

Robert B. Our Co. Inc.

Harwich, MA
Second generation – Christopher Our, John Our & Hope Our Cleary
Founded 1957
Construction site development and maintenance

First Generation Business of the Year Award

Battle Grounds Coffee

Haverhill, MA
First Generation – Salvatore DeFranco and Dana DeFranco
Founded in 2016
Restaurant/Café

Community Excellence Award

VERC Enterprises

Duxbury, MA
Second Generation – Leo Vercollone, president;
Paul Vercollone, vice president
Founded 1975
Gasoline stations, convenience stores and car washes

Edward D. Tarlow Marketing Excellence Award

Sapers & Wallack Inc.

Newton, MA
Third Generation – Aviva Sapers
Founded 1932
Financial Services

 

 

Endurance Award

Volante Farms

Needham, MA
Fourth Generation – Teri Volante Boardman
Founded 1917
Agriculture and horticulture

Regional Family Business Advocacy Award

Edward D. Tarlow, Esq.

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Previous Winners

Congratulations to all the Finalists for the Family Business Association Awards for Massachusetts 2015!

Small Business Award NES Group
Medium Business Award A.D. Makepeace Co.
Large Business Award Hub Folding Box Co.
First Generation Business Award Dover Rug & Home
Ed Tarlow Marketing Excellence Award Q’s Nuts, LLC
Community Excellence Award Ferns Country Store
Endurance Award Dependable Cleaners
Comcast Spotlight Hall of Fame Award Phyllis Godwin of Granite City Electric
Regional Family Business Advocacy Award Peter Stanton of Worcester Business Journal

Congratulations to all the Finalists for the Family Business Association Awards for Massachusetts 2014!

Small Business Award MacNeill Engineering Company Inc.
Medium Business Award Stavis Seafoods
Large Business Award Winston Flowers
First Generation Business Award Wineland-Thomson Adventures, Inc.
Ed Tarlow Marketing Excellence Award Johnny Cupcakes
Community Excellence Award Dover Rug Company
Endurance Award DirtyGirl Disposal, Inc.
Comcast Spotlight Hall of Fame Award Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture
Regional Family Business Advocacy Award Robert Viamari, Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine

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