JUNE 13 2018


Your Family Business

Receive the recognition you deserve


an Employee

Recognize an exceptional employee


the Awards Ceremony

Celebrate and connect with other family businesses

12th Annual Massachusetts Family Business Awards

Celebrating Family Business Success

Application Deadline In

We’re looking for a few family businesses who deserve a little recognition.

The Massachusetts Family Business Awards program was created to promote and highlight some of the great achievements of Massachusetts-based, family-held businesses and entrepreneurs.

The business awards program is hosted by The Northeastern University Center for Family Business and annually presents awards to recognize family businesses for their success. 

Family businesses are awarded for their longevity, business success and contributions to the community. A new award recognizes exceptional employees of family businesses. 

Enter Your Family Business. Deadline May 4 2018

Enter Your Family Business

Tell us your story.

Your story is unique and different. Receive the recognition you deserve for your hard work making your business the best it can be.

Benefits of entering the awards competition

Opportunity to examine your business practices and identify your strengths through the entry process

Independent and prestigious endorsement of your family business

Benefit from publicity through media exposure of the event

Nominate an Employee. Deadline May 4 2018

Marshall B. Paisner Employee Appreciation Award

Recognize a family business employee

Nominate a family business employee for the Employee Appreciation Award.

The award will be presented to the employee who best demonstrates their dedication to and achievement of significant accomplishments in your business. (As part of this award there is a cash honorarium of $1,000 that will be given to the recipient.)

Attend the Awards Event. June 13 2018

This event is exclusively for family business attendees, sorry no service providers.

Attend the Awards Event

Please join us for an evening of
celebration and good cheer!

Celebrate Family Business at the Massachusetts Family Business of the Year Awards.

What’s happening at the Family Business of the Year Awards

Connect with other family businesses

Keynote speaker presentation on a trending family business topic

Presentation of Family Business of the Year Awards

Conference Venue

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Destination From

Destination To


Northeastern University Main Campus

East Village, 17th Floor

291 St. Botolph Street

Boston. MA


Parking is available at the Gainsborough Garage which is within one short block from the event venue. We will provide parking passes at the event reception for those using this parking facility.

Gainsborough Garage

10 Gainsborough St

Boston, MA

2017 Winners

Congratulations to last year's winners

  • Procopio Enterprises Inc

    2017 Small Firms

    Procopio Enterprises Inc

  • Polhemus, Savery, DaSilva

    2017 Medium Firms

    Polhemus, Savery, DaSilva

  • Scrubadub Car Wash Centers

    2017 Large Firms

    Scrubadub Car Wash Centers

  • Guillermo Fernandez

    2017 Family Business Employee Appreciation Award

    Guillermo Fernandez

  • Personal Best Karate

    2017 Middlesex Savings Bank Community Involvement

    Personal Best Karate


If you have a question about the awards program.


Grace Oliveira Wyld
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave
209 Hayden Hall
Boston, MA 02115-5000

Family Business Awards

About the Center for Family Business

Where education and experience meet

The Northeastern University Center for Family Business is a membership organization that provides education and networking opportunities for family businesses.

Members helping members through real-life experiences is the most powerful method for solving family business issues.

Connect with other family businesses who are experiencing the same issues

Attend Exceutive Breakfast meetings with trending family business topics

Participate in Peer Group meetings which serve as a sounding board for more in-depth discussion in a smaller collaborative setting

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