The awards were envisioned as a way to celebrate and recognize the successes of New England’s many family-owned businesses. From those just starting out to those who have farmed the same land for more than a hundred years, the awards recognize the grit and determination necessary to launch and build a business with family, and to keep that legacy going through subsequent generations.

We have some amazing family businesses to recognize at the 2019 FBA Awards!


The applications are in and the judges have made their decisions. The judging was difficult, but we have the finalists for this year’s awards, and they are listed below in alphabetical order. The winners will be revealed at the dinner and celebration on Thursday, May 16th at the Needham Sheraton.

These outstanding families and business professionals know how to work together to grow, achieve their goals, and give back to their communities. The companies represent the backbone of our local economy and their ability to survive and thrive through multiple generations is a testament to their hard work and dedication. Our finalists represent business large and small, from first generation with under $1MM in sales to those with a national presence and $300MM in revenue.

Join us to honor and congratulate all of these worthy family businesses.

Awards will be given for the following categories:

  1. First Generation Business of the year
  2. Small Business of the year
  3. Mid-Sized Business of the year
  4. Large Business of the year
  5. Family Business Advocacy
  6. Ed Tarlow Marketing Excellence
  7. Community Excellence
  8. Endurance & Tenacity
  9. FBA Hall of Fame Award


Our finalists are:


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Join us when we reveal the winners of the 2019 Awards at the Needham Sheraton on

Thursday, May 16th 5:00 to 9:00 PM


100 Cabot Street,

Needham MA

Sponsorships for supporters, service providers and family businesses are available.

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Family Business Sponsorship


Supporting Sponsorship


Tickets are also available starting at $100.


The Keynote Alone Will Be

Worth The Time

Robert J. Rosenfield is the Chief Executive Officer of TruRoad Holdings, Inc., as well as CEO of JN Phillips Auto Glass. Prior to forming TruRoad Holdings with his founding partners, Bob led the growth and development of JN Phillips Auto Glass from a small local auto glass business to the largest independent auto glass provider in the U.S. and formed the Bowrail Group to own and operate several businesses in the automotive service and claims technology sectors.

Bob is a veteran thought leader and entrepreneur with a 30-year track record of building businesses and producing above-market returns by continuously improving the value proposition and customer satisfaction levels of the companies. He is a graduate of Trinity College and Harvard Business School. Directly, and through its JN Phillips Foundation, Bob supports many civic and social service initiatives that build stronger and more supportive communities.

Here are some of our past winners!

A.D. Makepeace Co. Consigli Construction Red Apple Farm
A.R. Sandri, Inc. & Affiliates Dependable Cleaners Robert B. Our Co.
A.W. Chesterton Company DirtyGirl Disposal, Inc. Sapers & Wallack
Advedis Zildjian Dover Rug & Home Snow’s Home & Garden
Agar Supply Ferns Country Store Sonesta International Hotels
Anton’s Cleaners George Washington Toma Appliances Stavis Seafoods
Barrett Distribution Centers Granite City Electric Tartt’s Day Care Centers
Battle Grounds Coffee Horseshoe Grille Thomson Safaris
B-C-D Metal Productions Hub Folding Box VERC Enterprises
Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture Humboldt Storage and Moving Volente Farms
Blount Fine Foods Johnny Cupcakes VPNE Parking Solutions
Camp Thoreau Lafrance Hospitality Company Williamson Corp.
Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine MacNeill Engineering Company Wineland-Thomson Adventures
Cape Medical Supply NES Group Winston Flowers
Catania-Spagna Corp. Next Generation Children’s Centers Woodmans of Essex
China Blossom Restaurant Q’s Nuts

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