Bisnow Media (previously named Bisnow on Business) is a digital media company based in Washington DC. Bisnow publishes email newsletters across twenty-one US markets including Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, LA, New Jersey, New York City, Orange County, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, South Florida, Toronto, and Washington, DC. The company also produces local business events that include panels of speakers as well as designated networking periods.
Bisnow began in 2004 as a Washington, DC-focused commercial real estate email newsletter. The company was founded by Mark Bisnow, a DC lawyer and radio talk show host based on an irreverent local business segment he produced for the radio. In 2005, Mark, along with son Elliott Bisnow redesigned the format of the newsletter and began to expand the business model into other US markets, starting with New York City. The company expanded its business model to include publications concerning news from the legal, nightlife, federal technology, energy, and entrepreneurship industries, while maintaining a focus on local professionals. In 2006, the company expanded into event production. Bisnow currently produces about 250 events per year, and publishes 29 free e-newsletters.