A One-of-a-Kind Inspiring & Entertaining Event for

Family-Focused Businesses


Listen, Learn & Laugh at



in Bethesda, MD

Monday, February 24th 2014

10:00am - 1:30pm




This unique event for entrepreneurs mixes inspirational stories with useful advice, sprinkles in some humor, and packages it up with a spark of fun.


Every one of the successful business owners taking the stage for our special event has an inspiring story to tell and an honest take on the reality behind how they took their business to places they’d never imagined.


Please join us for learning and networking like never before. Prepare to be inspired, educated, entertained and amazed.   



Andrea Barthello and Bill Ritchie, Co-Founders of ThinkFun, a global toy company founded in 1985 with a noble mission: "To translate the brilliant ideas of the craziest mathematicians, engineers and inventors into simple toys that can be appreciated by boys and girls around the world." 



Pam Felix, Founder of California Tortilla, where the food is as fresh as their philosophy - and served up with a heaping side of humor. It helps that Pam also owns the DC Improv Comedy Club!

Jamie Ratner, Founder and CEO of CertifiKID, who turned her love of a good deal into a coast-to-coast powerhouse connecting hundreds of thousands of families with local and national businesses daily.

Eric Knaus, Better Known as The Great Zucchini, popular children's performer, White House regular with Hollywood knocking at his door.

Jill Smokler, New York Times Best Selling Author and the mom behind the blog Scary Mommy and the nation it spawned.

Lesli Foster, Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award- winning television journalist, and WUSA9 Weeknight Anchor. Lesli will be lending her skills behind the mic as the event emcee.



Thank you to our generous sponsors! Interested in becoming an event sponsor? Several levels of opportunity available. Email [email protected]