Wilson & Son Jewelers of Scarsdale, N.Y., will be inducted into the Westchester County Business Hall of Fame for Family
Business Success on April 14.
The Business Council of Westchester is the county’s largest
business membership organization that recognizes the lifetime achievements of
Westchester County businesses.
“Marsha Gordon, president of the Business Council of
Westchester County, called me one morning to tell me the news,” Wilson & Son
fourth-generation store owner Matt Wilson tells JCK. “I had no idea. It was a
great way to start the day.”
The 106-year-old jewelry store has been nominated once
before; Gordon told Wilson the store missed the honor that year by one vote. “This is the 10th
anniversary of the awards and they had more nominations than ever before,” Wilson
Westchester County is host to headquarters of worldwide
corporations including PepsiCo, IBM, and Verizon. “To be included with
businesses like that, it’s amazing,” Wilson says.
The full-service luxury jewelry store was opened in 1905 by
Wilson’s great grandfather and has been continually operated and owned
by the Wilson family. It’s one of the oldest businesses in Westchester county.
“My brother and I have the two stores. We’re working six
days a week,” he says. “[The award] kind of lets you know that you’re doing
something right. It tells us that our relationship with our customers and the
business community is good.”
The store will be honored at an anniversary dinner hosted by
the Business Council of Westchester County on April 14. “We’re bringing all of
our people to the dinner because without them, we’d be nothing.”
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