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Washington Post Profiles Forum One

Mom’s Kitchen Table Talks Shaped a Mission to Make Money While Doing Good.

By Thomas Heath Reporter November 13, 2016 

Some criticize business people for being in it for just the money. But many are in it for the money and a chance to do some good.

Like Chris Wolz.

Wolz, 56, and his two business partners, classmates at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, built their company, Forum One, into a thriving enterprise that tries to make money while also pushing social goals such as better housing, medical care and a cleaner environment.

The 20-year-old firm is a nicely profitable digital marketing agency that has been growing 15 to 20 percent a year. Forum One’s mission is to make user-friendly websites for clients that include the Gates Foundation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Peace Corps and the United States Agency for International Development.

“We use online and digital strategies to reach and influence people for our organization and business clients,” Wolz said.

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(Thanks to Tom Heath and the Post for the nice story!

Picture by: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)