DC Family Business Forum

About DC Family Business Forum

The mission of the DC Family Business Forum is to promote and foster the growth and ongoing success of family businesses through learning, sharing and creating effective solutions regarding the critical issues and challenges confronting family businesses in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Presentations and seminars are supported entirely by multi-disciplinary sponsors who are involved in working with family businesses as part of their routine practice.

Attendance to lectures and presentations sponsored by the DC Family Business Forum is offered by invitation only to a limited number of family-owned businesses. Participation in activities is restricted to invitees and sponsors. An invitation is extended by sponsors to family businesses who have the ability to benefit from and participate in the lecture series. Invited businesses will generally have a family member with controlling interest in the business and at least one family member currently employed in the business.




Margot Bisnow

Margot Machol Bisnow spent most of her career in political positions in the federal government (FTC Commissioner, Chief of Staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, and a member or advisor to several commissions), then became publisher of one of Bisnow Media's publications, The Scene. After meeting so many remarkable young entrepreneurs at events hosted by her son?s organization, Summit, she began asking them how they were raised so they became willing to put everything on the line for an idea and work so hard to accomplish it. She then became systematic about learning how self-starters got started, thus leading to her book.