Forum on Ethics


Launched in the fall of 2007, the Winston Forum strives to bring all our guests into contact with all members of the BC Community as well as local area business executives.  Our speakers are leaders in the realm of business ethics, coming from a variety of backgrounds. Prominent Forum guests have included Jacqueline Novogratz, founder & CEO of Acumen, Dr. Rajiv Shah, former USAID administrator, Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Company and Cynthia Deitle, Supervisory Special Agent from the FBI Boston Office.

FALL 2018

Dan Price

Dan Price
CEO & Founder, Gravity Payments

Doing What's Right

Monday, November 19, 2018
5:30 PM | Robsham Theater

Raised in rural Idaho miles away from the closest neighbor, Dan Price founded Gravity Payments, a credit card processing company, from his university dorm room at just 19-years-old. Although music was his passion growing up, Dan’s lifelong mission became apparent upon witnessing thousands of hard-working small business owners being overcharged and underserved by their credit card processors.

Dan built his company on values of honesty and transparency instilled upon him during his rural upbringing. These simple values have set Dan and his company apart from others in the industry, making Gravity the most trusted name in payments. Today, over 13,000 independent businesses across all 50 states trust Gravity to save them millions in fees and hours in frustration by making it easy and simple for them to accept payments.

Dan’s decision to raise his company’s minimum salary to $70,000 has captured headlines and inspired millions around the world. His 40-year-goal is to be a small speck of sand in the revolution where business ceases to be about financial engineering and greed to one that is about values and serving others. Dan’s leadership and entrepreneurship have earned him many awards, notably Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of 2014” and the 2010 SBA “National Young Entrepreneur of the Year” awarded to him by President Obama.