Washington Post Live, Capital Business, and Greater Washington Board of Trade to Host Forum on the Business of Sports

Dan Snyder, Ted Leonsis, Robert Tanenbaum, Marla Lerner Tanenbaum, and Will Chang to Share Insights on Success

WASHINGTON--()--The owners of the Redskins, Capitals, Wizards, Nationals, and D.C. United will share what they do–and don’t do–to make their franchises successful at a breakfast forum titled “Scoring Big: The Business of Sports.” The event will take place on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 and will be streamed live at www.washingtonpostlive.com beginning at 8:45am.

Dan Snyder, owner of the Redskins; Ted Leonsis, owner of the Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics; Robert Tanenbaum and Marla Lerner Tanenbaum, owners of the Nationals; and Will Chang, owner of D.C. United and the San Francisco Giants will discuss the best practices for navigating an ever-changing business world in front of an audience including some of Post 200’s business leaders.

"We're excited about the opportunity to host this unique gathering," said Dan Beyers, editor of Capital Business, The Washington Post's local business weekly. "Rarely do you get all the region's team owners together, let alone such a cross-section of top executives from the area's business community. It should make for a stimulating conversation."

"The Post is the leader in sports coverage in the D.C. area," said Matthew Vita, Sports Editor for The Washington Post. "This will give people in the region an opportunity to hear directly from the men and women behind the region's major sports franchises."

Readers may submit questions for the panelists and watch the forum live online by visiting www.washingtonpostlive.com.

Mary Jordan, editor of Washington Post Live, will moderate the conversation.

Washington Post Live, the conference division of The Washington Post, and Capital Business, which does an annual ranking of the area’s top 200 companies, along with the Greater Washington Board of Trade will jointly host this panel discussion.

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About The Greater Washington Board of Trade

The Greater Washington Board of Trade is the Greater Washington region’s premier business network and the only local business association representing all industry sectors. Founded in 1889, the Board of Trade enjoys a long history of helping its members’ businesses grow by providing content-rich programs, connecting business leaders and marketing Greater Washington’s economic opportunities. As Greater Washington’s regional business organization, the Board of Trade addresses business concerns that stretch across geographic boundaries, such as transportation, emergency preparedness, green as a competitive advantage and workforce issues. For more information, visit www.BoardofTrade.org.

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The Washington Post
Shani George, 202-334-9207
georges@washpost.com

Release Summary

The owners of the Redskins, Capitals, Wizards, Nationals, and D.C. United to join a panel discussion called “Scoring Big: The Business of Sports.” Tune in Jan 11 at 8:45am www.washingtonpostlive.com

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Contacts

The Washington Post
Shani George, 202-334-9207
georges@washpost.com