Photos: Faces of Family Businesses Panel

Check out scenes from the May, 9, 2018, event at Top of the Hub's Skywalk Observatory.

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, the Faces of Family Businesses – a special advertising section in Boston magazine’s May “Power” issue – came to life at a beautiful event hosted by Top of the Hub’s Skywalk Observatory. The evening featured a behind the scenes look at the leading family-owned businesses in and around Boston, and celebrated the passion and dedication of local business owners. An informative and entertaining panel discussion, moderated by Ted Clark, Director of the Northeastern University Center for Family Business, offered personal stories from Danny Paisner of ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers, David Lipson of Boston magazine, David Lombardo of Lombardo’s, and Kara Dunlevy of New England Label. Guests enjoyed custom cocktails from Absolut Elyx, and wine from Barton & Guestier, along with a bountiful spread of delicious food from Top of the Hub. Entertainment Specialists provided a vibrant live violinist and DJ, and upon departure, all party-goers received a gift from Jarvis Appliance.

Photography by Melissa Ostrow.

Guests depart with gifts from Jarvis Appliance

Ted Clark of Northeastern University Center for Family Business, Kara Dunlevy of New England Label, Danny Paisner of Scrubadub Auto Wash Center, David Lipson of Boston magazine and David Lombardo of Lombardo’s

Magued Barsoum and Mariette Barsoum of Divine Design Center

Lexi Lombara, Tracy Drislane and Lia Lombara of Colby Davis of Boston

Miniature lobster rolls from Top of the Hub

Absolut Elyx cocktails

Barton & Guestier Cotes de Provence Rosé

Mike Amado and Emily Stewart from Entertainment Specialists

Meaghan Ward and Kevin Ward of Tapestry restaurant

For more event highlights, check out the full event album here! Also, follow Boston magazine Events on Facebook and Instagram for future events and other happenings around the city at @bostonmagevents.