A solid track record in business, devoted to family and committed to the community — is a classic American success story. Ben Marcus, a Polish immigrant, started from scratch and built a portfolio of businesses that today are leaders in their industries. The Marcus Family of Businesses has demonstrated a remarkable capacity for growth and reinvention for more than 85 years.
Ben Marcus financed his first movie theater in the mid-1930s in Ripon, Wisconsin. He spent the next 35 years building a portfolio of businesses that included hotels, movie theaters and restaurants. In the mid-1970s, the businesses were recapitalized through an IPO, becoming what is The Marcus Corporation of today.
The Marcus Corporation serves as the primary investment vehicle for the Marcus family. Since its inception, it was led by Ben, then Steve his son, and now Greg Marcus, Ben’s grandson. Today, Marcus Investments, led by Ben’s other grandson David Marcus, offers new opportunities for the family and its partners to invest in and build businesses, all with the same operational savvy and quiet persistence that has been the Family’s hallmark.