The awards were envisioned as a way to celebrate and recognize the successes of Greater Boston’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 are now accepting nominations and submissions for the next Awards program.
If you know an outstanding family business, and would like us to send them an application, simply fill out the form below and we will take it from there.

We will be sure to let the family know that you recommended them.

If you are an outstanding family business, and would like to submit an application, you can fill it out right here on the site. Just click here –



Who would you like to nominate.

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

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

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Here are some of our
past winners!


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

Congratulations to our 2017 FBA Award Winners

Small Business of the Year Award
Sapers & Wallack Inc.

Mid-Sized Business of the Year Award
Volante Farms

Large Business of the Year Award
Robert B. Our Co. Inc.

First Generation Business of the Year Award
Battle Grounds Coffee

Community Excellence Award
VERC Enterprises

Edward D. Tarlow Marketing Excellence Award
Sapers & Wallack Inc.

Endurance Award
Volante Farms

Regional Family Business Advocacy Award
Edward D. Tarlow, Esq.

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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