A family business can be difficult to maintain, especially when it is passed down from one generation to the next. Here are 6 American businesses that have stayed in the same family nearly a century, or longer.
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In 1840 Antoine Alciatore established a restaurant in New Orleans that has continued to operate under his family’s management and culinary talent for more than 150 years.
2. The Orchards Of Concklin
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The Orchards Of Concklin, established in 1711, is by far the oldest business on this list. Located in the Pomona region of New York, the Concklin family continued to operate their business through the American Revolution, the Civil War, the Great Depression and both world wars, and they continue to operate today thanks to farmers markets and niche organic markets all over the area.
3. Old Forge Hardware
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Moses Cohen arrived in Old Forge, N.Y., in 1901 and set out to build the only hardware store in the town. Despite a diasterous fire in 1922, the store continued to expand and flourish to this day because of the spirit it represents: family, hard work and the Adirondack way of life.
4. Salmons Dredging Company
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Founded in 1919 by Harry V. Salmons, Salmons Dredging Company has provided dredging and marine construction services for Charleston, S.C., and much of the Southeast for almost a century by maintaining core values of integrity, respect, ownership and pride. Today, Salmons Dredging currently is run by Richard Salmons Jr., Harry’s grandson.
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The Seroogy brothers—Joe, Jim and Sol—began making gourmet chocolate candies in DePere, Wisc., in 1899. Seroogy’s continues to craft chocolate by its same traditional methods while offering peerless customer service.
6. Wente Vineyards
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C.H. Wente founded the Wente Vineyard on 40 acres of California’s fertile Livermore Valley in 1883. More than a century later, the vineyard has grown to 2,000 acres and is owned and operated by the fourth generation of the Wente family.