Charles River Apparel Named The Mid-size Massachusetts Family Business of the Year
Charles River Apparel, a leading manufacturer of performance apparel, was named the Massachusetts Family Business of the Year in the mid-size category by Northeastern University Center for Family Business. Barry Lipsett, president and owner of Charles River Apparel, attended the award ceremony held on Wednesday, June 6 and was on hand to accept the James .F Molloy Jr. Award on behalf of the entire Lipsett family.
This is the 6th annual event which honors the leading family-owned businesses and entrepreneurs in Massachusetts, recognizing them for their success in running and managing their family businesses. Awards are handed out for small, mid-size and large family businesses and are based on business success, positive business and family linkages, multi-generational family involvement, contributions to the community and industry, and innovative business practices or strategies.
Charles River Apparel has deep roots as a family-owned company with over a quarter century of experience. In 1983, Barry's father Walter Lipsett founded the company and still remains involved in the business. Barry's wife Deb Lipsett is manager of community partnerships in the marketing department, and his sister Julie Lipsett works part-time in human resources.
"It is such an honor to be recognized by the Northeastern University Center for Family Business," said Barry Lipsett, president and owner of Charles River Apparel. "The growth and success of Charles River Apparel extends far beyond the achievements of our Lipsett family members. This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees, our Charles River Apparel family, and I share this award with all of them."
About Charles River Apparel
Charles River Apparel is a leading manufacturer of innovative active wear for a variety of markets. Since its inception more than a quarter of a century ago, New England-based Charles River Apparel has been recognized for the quality, style, performance and value of its apparel, and the high level of its customer service. The company's award-winning in-house design team incorporates the latest materials and technology into its designs to deliver a line that is notable for its appeal, versatility, and long-lasting wearability. Charles River Apparel sells through more than 13,000 distributors nationwide. For more information, visit www.charlesriverapparel.com.