The Thoreau Club/Camp Thoreau Receives Prestigious Massachusetts Family Business Award
CONCORD, MA - July 1, 2008 - The Thoreau Club/Camp Thoreau, Inc, a third generation, family-owned business based in Concord, MA, announced that it has won the prestigious 2008 Marshall Paisner Massachusetts Family Business of the Year Award. The Thoreau Club was one of three Massachusetts-based companies recognized for its achievements in the community and business success. The awards ceremony was held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge on May 8th and included businesses from across the state.
Led by The Northeastern University Center for Family Business and the Family Firm Institute New England Chapter, the Massachusetts Family Business of the Year awards program was created to promote and highlight the most successfully run and managed
businesses in Massachusetts that have more than one family generation. The award is presented to companies that exhibit positive business practices and have significantly contributed to their communities.
Three Generations of the Pulis Family With Dog, Camper
(L to R): Kathryn Marshall, Faith Pulis, Sandra Marshall,
Steven Evans and Todd Pulis
"We are thrilled that The Thoreau Club has received this honor. It is a great tribute to the employees who have worked hard to make us a success and to the community at large, which has shown us enormous support over the years", said Faith Pulis, President and CEO of The Thoreau Club/Camp Thoreau, Inc. "We will continue to strive to make Thoreau a top destination for the community, from our expansive fitness center and successful summer camp to incorporating all the latest innovations from the wellness industry to help people attain their personal best."
Camp Thoreau, Inc. was established in 1951 by Click and Dot Pulis. The Pulis family had a passion for nature and a desire to share their love of the outdoors and their camping expertise with the children of Concord and surrounding towns. In the seventies, Click and Dot's son Todd introduced tennis and swimming into the business. In 1998, The Thoreau Club and Camp Thoreau moved to its current location at 275 Forest Ridge Road in Concord. The business sits on 70 acres of land and has eleven tennis courts, two large swimming pools, an interactive splash park. fitness center with Pilates, and exercise classes, and programs for all levels. The most recent addition to the Club, a full service day spa (Spa at Thoreau) was developed by Faith Pulis, third generation, and current President/CEO of Camp Thoreau, Inc. The spa focuses on relaxation and mind/ body awareness. Faith has also launched a successful wellness program that uses coaching as a way for clients to attain the best life possible.
For more information on The Thoreau Club, Camp Thoreau and the Thoreau Center call 978 369-7349 or visit Thoreau.com.