In 1891 Thomas Edison patented the motional picture camera and the "transmission of signals electrically" (radio). The following companies were also founded that year and have survived to celebrate their 125th anniversary in 2016. Join me in offering corporate longevity congratulations to the following companies.
Bauer's Jewelry: Third generation jewelry store in Saginaw, Michigan
Bond Decorating: Residential and commercial interior design in Iron Mountain, Michigan
Cross County Bank: Meeting the finical needs of the Wynne, Arkansas community.
First Bank of Berne: Locally owned and operated bank in Berne, Indiana.
Hecla Mining: Silver and other precious metal mining company based on Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Hormel: Food company based in Austin, Minnesota that produces Spam and many other food brands.
Krzyske Brothers Company: Fourth generation lumber and hardware stores in southeast Michigan.
National Bankshares: Community bank headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Perhaps there are more companies that should be on this list. If you know of a business that has been in continuous, independent operation since 1891, please comment on this post or email me at CenturyClubCompanies@gmail.com.