Dover Rug CEO To Give Keynote at FBA Conference

We have delightful news!  Dover Rug CEO Mahmud Jafri will be honored as the Keynote Speaker at the 2016 New England Family Business Association Conference at the Omni Parker House Boston
on June 7-8.

Mr. Jafri will speak on June 8 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. Please check out the complete agenda and register for tickets in advance.

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Dover Rug CEO Mahmud Jafri

A Legacy of Family Business Values

For three generations, the Jafri family has been designing, weaving, and exporting fine, hand-knotted rugs and carpeting. Since its beginnings, Dover Rug has always focused on family and community. Their dedication to these values has been well recognized by the Family Business Association (FBA).

Winners of the 2015 FBA First-Generation Family Business of the Year

Last October, Dover Rug took home the FBA’s Massachusetts Family Business of the Year Award for a First-Generation Business. Watch their recognition video on YouTube.

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Hasan Jafri and Mahmud Jafri accepting the 2015 Family Business of the Year Award

Winners of the 2014 FBA Community Excellence Award

In October 2014 Dover Rug received the FBA’s Community Excellence Award. This honor is particularly special because it’s been extremely important to the company to give back to the communities that are so supportive of their family and their business.  Watch their tribute to the benefits of the FBA on YouTube.



Tuesday, June 7

4:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m.
General Session

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception & Networking

Wednesday, June 8

8:30 a.m.
Registration Opens

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Outstanding Women of Family Business Awards

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
General Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast

10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions with panels

11:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions with panels

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch and Keynote by Mahmud Jafri, Dover Rug & Home, CEO

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions with panels

3:15 p.m.

We hope you can join us!

MIDDIES to Honor Design Professionals


MIDDIES 2016On Wednesday, May 18, Design New England and members of the design community are celebrating the 2016 Mentors in Design Honorees. The MIDDIES salute professionals in interior, architecture, building, and landscape design. These leaders in the field share their time, expertise, and wisdom with the next generation.

Dover Rug MIDDIES Honorees

We are pleased that the MIDDIES are recognizing the following Dover Rug honorees:

Distinguished Mentors

  • Lance Patterson, Instructor, Furniture Making, North Bennet Street School
  • Mark Hutker, Principal & Founder, Hutker Architects
  • Lynne Spencer, Principal, Spencer & Vogt Group, Architecture Preservation

Mentors of the Year

  • Alex Silve + Doug Hanna, Founders, S+H Construction, Inc.

Special Guest: Barbara Lynch

Award-winning restaurateur and chef Barbara Lynch will speak about her own experience being mentored and mentoring others throughout her career.

Barbara LynchGet Your Tickets!

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the program starting at 7 p.m. Drinks and light bites provided. PURCHASE TICKETS here