At this year’s annual Massachusetts Family Business Association’s awards dinner, Battle Grounds Coffee Company owners Salvatore DeFranco and Dana DeFranco were recipients of the 2017 First Generation Business of the Year Award.

You can find this popular business at 39 Washington Street in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Battle Grounds Coffee Company sees themselves as more than just a coffee shop. They describe themselves as “the cultural, political and business center of Haverhill, Massachusetts.” They offer such colorfully named coffee blends as “Dark Ops Coffee” and “Battle Brew Coffee,” along with special in-house events for artists and musicians, and an appealing food menu including gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and “T.O.S.T.” (Toppings Over Simple Toast).

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Allen Esrock is the Founder of NxtGen Nexus. Prior to that he started Jitter Fingers, the first safe, social networking website for tween girls and their bffs. They were Jitter Finger clubs in 12+ countries and 250+ cities in the US.

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