Watertown, MA – Last week, Wineland-Thomson Adventures was honored to be recognized by the Boston Globe Magazine as one of the Top 100 Women-Led Business in Massachusetts, as well as presented with the Massachusetts Family Business Association’s First Generation Business of the Year award. Both honors highlight the strong ties Wineland-Thomson Adventures—and its subsidiary companies Thomson Safaris and Thomson Family Adventures—have to the Massachusetts community, and their ongoing commitment to excellence.
Boston Globe Magazine partnered with The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) to determine the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses. Wineland-Thomson Adventures ranked 40th on the list, which included national retailers like J. Jill, and international chains such as Au Bon Pain.
“It’s no surprise to us that women are the fuel helping drive the economic engine in Massachusetts,” said Aileen Gorman, executive director of TCI. “There is no sector where women leaders are not represented; we and the Boston Globe Magazine are excited to celebrate this, and we hope this also inspires other women to strive for leadership positions in our region.”
The Family Business Association is a non-profit created to honor family businesses and recognize excellence through an annual awards program. This is the second year in a row that Wineland-Thomson Adventures, a multi-generational family business, has been awarded by the group, this year as First Generation Business of the Year, and in 2013 for Community Excellence.
“We’re so happy to be recognized in the Boston and Massachusetts communities,” said Judi Wineland, co-founder of Wineland-Thomson Adventures. “Even though we’re in the travel business, this has always been our home, and it means the world to us to be getting this kind of recognition in our own backyard.”
Headquartered in Watertown, MA, Wineland-Thomson adventures consists of Thomson Safaris, which has been sending travelers on Tanzanian safaris and Kilimanjaro treks for over 30 years, and Thomson Family Adventures, which sends families on exciting vacations worldwide.