Family Businesses

100 in NC

The North Carolina “Our State” magazine (May 2017) featured family businesses that have been in existence for decades.

The earliest of these business go back to the 5th generation originating in the 1830’s. Many are locally owned business….however several have become nationally known:

  • Cheerwine….Salisbury….1917
  • Bertie County Peanuts….Windsor….1915
  • Capital Broadcasting….Raleigh….1937
  • Bernhardt Furniture….Lenoir….1889.

Each of the businesses has an  unique story. Each has been successful. There are certainly lessons to be learned from all of them.

If anything….it is more then likely great attention to employees, product and customers. Not too difficult when done right.