2nd Annual 5 Over 50 Awards

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2nd Annual 5 Over 50 Nominees: 

Corliss Brothers (est. 1906)

Since 1906, Corliss Brothers specialize in offering the widest assortment of plants in top condition. Choose from all the latest flowering plants and shrubs in addition to mature trees and evergreens for instant appeal, without waiting years for plants to grow. corlissbrothers.com

Long's Jewelers (est. 1878)

Long’s Jewelers is a family-owned and operated full-service jeweler with five stores throughout Massachusetts including Burlington and Peabody. New England’s love affair with Long’s began in 1878 when Thomas Long, a Massachusetts native, opened his Boston-based jewelry business. Long’s has become the foundation of luxury jewelry and timepiece market. longsjewelers.com

Pettengill Farm (est. 1792)

The Pettengill family operates its historic flower farm, which has been in the family since 1792. They strive to grow the latest and greatest in annuals, perennials, shrubs, and roses and offer a variety of heirloom seeds for the garden. pettengillfarm.com

Putnam Pantry Candies (est. 1951)

Galo Putnam Emerson converted an old who factory and into a small candy kitchen in 1951. Still operated by the Putnam family, the candy shop churns out delicious sweets and recently won the Family Business of the Year Award from the Greater Beverly chamber of Commerce. putnampantry.com

Richardson's Ice Cream (est. 1700s)

The dairy-farming family has been serving the finest homemade dairy products for generations and takes its history seriously—maintaining the highest standards its incredible BONS-winning ice cream! richardsonsicecream.com

Royal Jewelers (est. 1948) 

Owned by brother and sister team Steven and Paula Leed founded Royal Jewelers in 1948 in Andover and focused on the customer’s experience along with selling the best quality jewelry. The sales team is friendly and knowledgeable about the collection of superior jewels and watches on display. royaljewelers.com

Salem Five (est. 1855)

Founded in 1855 and headquartered in Salem, Massachusetts, Salem Five was known as the “Nickel Bank” because the first day’s deposits ranged from five cents and upward. Throughout the Civil War, two World Wars, the Great Depression and other moments of challenge and prosperity, Salem Five has stood strong and steadfast, offering financial services to the citizens of greater Salem and beyond. salemfive.com

Smith Motors (est. 1951)

Since 1951, Smith Motors in Haverhill has been selling stellar cars. Today the dealership’s focus is Mercedes-Benz. Always putting the customer first, they make the chore of purchasing a car virtually pain-free. smithmercedesdealer.com

Turner's Seafood (est. 1920)

Since 1920, the Turner Family has provided Boston and the North Shore with the freshest seafood. Today, Turner’s is still going strong with its latest seafood restaurant in Salem’s Lyceum Hall, which satisfies hardcore fish lovers. turners-seafood.com

Ye Old Pepper Candy Companie (est. 1806)

A hand-carved sign reading America’s Oldest Candy Company hangs outside Salem’s Ye Olde Pepper Candy Co, which has been making its famous Gibralters since 1806. George Burkinshaw and his wife Alice purchased the candy company and the family, now in its fourth generation, continues to produce these candies today. peppercandy.net


For a look at last year’s 5 Over 50 winners, click here.

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