Monday, May 13, 2019

2nd Edition Book Available

The 2nd edition of my book, first published in 2016, is now available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It includes an updated list of Century Club companies, which now total over 1,000. I have also added answers to a few more questions I have received about my research as well as some graphics sorting the company list by state, public/private, and generational ownership. I hope you enjoy the stories about these remarkable companies that have survived for over 100 years.

Two 5th Generation Businesses Celebrate 170 Years in 2019

Out of nine firms celebrating their 170th anniversaries this year, two have remained in the family for five generations: Hemp's Meats ( has been providing top quality meats to Jefferson, Maryland and surrounding areas since 1849.

And Pennsylvania furniture retailer Teeter's Furniture ( has also run a funeral business over the years.

In 1849 it was not that unusual for a small town cabinetmaker to also serve as undertaker. But the Teeter family has managed to continue doing both businesses for 170 years and that is remarkable.