Thursday, June 2, 2022

Milestones of 200+ Years for These Century Club Companies


Fourteen Century Club Companies celebrate amazing anniversaries in 2022. Just one of them (Wiley) is publicly traded, though the involvement of the founding family is ongoing. Join me in congratulating the survival of these companies for 200 years and more:

200 years: Stuard Funeral Home, Ardmore PA, 6th generation, founded 1822

205 years: Atkins & Pearce, Covington KY, 7th generation, producer of high performance textiles

                 Claflin, Warwick RI, medical equipment distributor, founded 1817

210 years: Bear Funeral Home, Churchville VA, 6th generation

                 Rider's Inn, Painesville OH, founded 1812

215 years: John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken NJ, 6th & 7th generation, publisher of academic materials, founded 1807 (also listed on the NYSE)

220 years: Rogers Funeral Home, Frankfort KY, 7th generation, founded 1802

225 years: Birkett Mills, Penn Yan NY, founded 1797

                 Gruber Almanack, Hagerstown MD, 8th generation

                 Wayside Inn, Middleton VA, founded 1797

230 years: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, New York NY, law firm founded 1792

270 years: Caswell-Massey, Edison NJ, soap & fragrance producer, founded 1752

                 Philadelphia Contributionship, Philadelphia PA, mutual insurance company founded 1752                   by Benjamin Franklin

355 years: Seaside Inn, Kennebunkport ME, 9th generation, founded 1667 or earlier (perhaps 1660)

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