The 2009 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Oldest Companies

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Baystate Financial Services, Founded 1901

Rank: 4,227
Location: Boston, MA
Revenue: $42.2 million

Baystate Financial Services is one of New England's oldest and largest privately-held financial services firms, with nine offices throughout the region. Alfred Curtis started the company in 1901 as a life insurance agency, but by the 1950s, it began expanding its offerings to accommodate demand for mutual funds, private investments, and employee benefit plans. Baystate has had just five owners in its 100-plus history.