Family Business Association announces outstanding Massachusetts Family Businesses

Family Business Association announces outstanding Massachusetts Family Businesses

Boston, MA

The Family Business Association (FBA), the leading independent non-profit organization serving family business enterprises, today honored a number of outstanding Massachusetts family businesses for their achievements, success, and significant contributions to the Massachusetts economy. MacNeill Engineering Company, Inc. of Marlborough, MA was named Small Family Business of the Year (fewer than 50 employees); Stavis Seafoods was named Mid-Sized Family Business of the Year (50-150 employees), and Winston Flowers was named Large Family Business of the Year (more than 150 employees). Both Stavis Seafoods and Winston Flowers are based in Boston. Wineland-Thomson Adventures, Inc. of Watertown, MA was named First Generation Family Business of the Year (family ownership with no generational transition).
 
The companies recognized with these awards are among 21 finalist family businesses which were honored by the FBA, and each was selected from a pool of approximately 600 applicants. An
independent group of business professors from area business schools conducted the judging. The FBA awards recognize the importance of family businesses in Massachusetts and the critical role they play in providing significant employment opportunities, revenue generation, as well as economic development and growth in their communities, the state, and the region.
 
Dedicated to the continuing success of the family-owned enterprise, the FBA offers educational programs and a platform for family businesses to share their knowledge, experience, and expertise while navigating the inherent challenges that are unique to family-owned companies. Award finalists receive access to special FBA resources throughout the year, including events, seminars and media opportunities, all designed to help these companies reach their strategic goals, growth, and success.