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Awards, Certificates, and Recognitions in the Press

The Northey Street House Bed and Breakfast has been in business since 2002. Over the course of these many years, we have received numerous awards, certificates, and recognitions for various achievements. The proudest award we received was the 2015 Hall of Fame award from TripAdvisor. It recognized that we had been getting 5 star ratings by our guests from 2011-2015 for five straight years. We kept up the high quality of our services and we sincerely thank our guests from the world over for their hearty endorsements.

March 12, 2021  Flora Tonthat, owner at Northey Street House B&B, was quoted in the Boston Globe

Diversity catalog lets consumers ‘put their money where their values are’

Flora Tonthat is the founder and owner of Northey Street House B&B, in Salem. Her B&B will be listed in a new North Shore Diversity Catalog that Salem is producing with neighboring communities.
Flora Tonthat is the founder and owner of Northey Street House B&B, in Salem. Her B&B will be listed in a new North Shore Diversity Catalog that Salem is producing with neighboring communities.HANDOUT

Six cities and towns north of Boston have found a way to support businesses headed by people of color, women, and others who face disadvantages competing in the area marketplace.

Led by Salem, the municipalities are partnering to create the North Shore Diversity Catalog, a voluntary online registry listing businesses in the region that are owned by women, minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ people, veterans, and those with disabilities.

The catalog is intended to help the participating municipalities identify diverse businesses when they award contracts. It also will serve as a marketing tool for the listed businesses, and a resource for consumers who want to promote social equity through their purchases, according to Kate Newhall-Smith, Salem’s principal planner.  …..

Flora Tonthat, founder and owner of Northey Street House B&B in Salem, is pleased her business will be included in the catalog, noting that it will be particularly helpful during the pandemic.

“As an Asian woman, COVID has made things a little more difficult lately,” said Tonthat, a native of Hong Kong, “because Asians are being targeted and negatively portrayed.”

“I also value equity, diversity, and inclusion,” said Tonthat, noting that she promotes her own B&B as a “welcoming place for all.”

“As a consumer,” she said, “I would love yesterday to have a catalog where I knew what my purchasing options were, where consumers can put their money where their values are.”

2020 Traveler Review Awards from Booking.com

May 2018

Personalized congratulatory letter from Senator Joan B. Lovely for being nominated for Salem Chamber's Business Woman of the Year.
Congratulations from Senator Joan B. Lovely

A congratulatory letter from Senator Joan B. Lovely for Flora Tonthat being recognized and nominated Business Woman of the Year by peers in the Salem Chamber. It says “Your dedication to providing quality service and memorable experiences to clientele is deserving of such an honor.  I wish you continued success in the years to come. Again, congratuations!” She also personalized it which made it very special indeed. Thank you Senator Lovely!!

April 2018  

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition

Flora Tonthat, owner of the Northey Street House, was recognized and nominated Business Woman of the Year by peers in the Salem Chamber. She received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Seth Moulton’s office during the Salem Chambers Annual Awards Dinner ceremony.

August 7, 2014

2014 Special Recognition Award from City of Salem Beautification Committee for outstanding efforts on the Bridge Street Traffic Islands in front of the Old Salem Jail. When you drive into Salem from highway 128 or Route 114, you’ll most likely pass by the “Welcome to Bridge Street Neck” sign. It was a weedy mess that Flora turned into a pollinator garden. Year after year, it brings much joy to passerbys to see bees, butterflies, and birds enjoying this garden.

2014 Beautification Award
2014 Special Recognition Award

                     

June 27, 2013

Northey Street House Bed & Breakfast was awarded the Certificate of Seedling Achievement thru Green Salem Business Challenge which identifies Businesses as having achieved one of three shades of Green: Sapling, Seedling, or Sprout.

Green Business Challenge Award with State Representative John Keenan and Chamber Executive Director Rinus Oosthoek
Green Business Challenge Award

Rep. John Keenan

Green Business Challenge Awards, certificates, and recognitions presented by Mayor Kim Driscoll
Green Business Challenge Award

Mayor Kim Driscoll

2012 Green Salem Business Awards, Certificates and recognitions
Green Salem Business Award

Green Business Certificate

May 22, 2013
Northey Street House has been recognized by TripAdvisor with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award, which places us in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers.

April 22, 2013
Northey Street House successfully achieved Gold award status in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Program.

April 4, 2013
Northey Street House Bed & Breakfast participated in Green Salem Business Challenge. Businesses are identified as having achieved one of three shades of green: Sapling, Seedling, or Sprout. Northey was presented the certificate of Seedling achievement.

December 12, 2012

Northey Street House Bed & Breakfast was the feature article in NorthShore Art Throb’s December 2012 eMagazine titled “The Accidental Innkeeper”. And lovin’ it, I might add! A very well written piece by Robbin Lynn Crandall. In it, she also talks about the awards, certificates, and recognitions we have received.

July 17, 2012
Northey Street House Bed & Breakfast won Best Of Northshore (BONS) Reader’s Choice award for 2012, 3rd year in a row. A Big Thank You to the votes that mattered most, to all the Guests who voted Northey for Best B&B in the North Shore!

June 2012
Northey Street House Bed & Breakfast receives Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2012, 3rd year in a row.

Northey Street House unveiled their LOGO. The logo was a collaboration between Flora and her daughter Rachel Tonthat, a New School Art senior double major. The “Salem Motif”, a Chinese coin forms the core structural component with a stylized “N” in the middle. Most mariners will inevitably see the Compass Rose pointing due “North” in the diagonal line of the “N”. Our logo subtly captures the 18th century seafaring history of this great bygone Salem era.

July 20, 2011

Northey Street House Bed & Breakfast receives Best Of North Shore BONS award, reader’s choice, 2nd year in a row.

June 2011
Northey Street House Bed & Breakfast receives Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2011, second year in a row.