ADVISORY, Jan. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What: Inc. Magazine's Business Owners Council, a membership organization for top entrepreneurs and owners of closely-held family businesses, and John Mackey, Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, Inc. [WFM], will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. Mackey will take part in an exclusive interview as part of the Business Brilliant series presented by Inc. and NASDAQ OMX to discuss his new book, Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business , co-authored by Rajendra Sisodia. In honor of the occasion, Lewis Schiff, Executive Director, Inc. Business Owners Council, and John Mackey, Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market, Inc., will ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43 rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio When: Thursday, January 17, 2013 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET Contacts : Lewis Schiff (800) 536-0046 ext. 205 firstname.lastname@example.org Mark Fortier (212) 675-6460 email@example.com NASDAQ MarketSite: Jen Knapp (212) 401-8916 Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org Feed Information: *As of January 7, 2013 the Ceremony feeds will be in HD 1080i. Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463 Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West 18 mhz Lower DL 3811 Vertical FEC 3/4 SR 13.235 DR 18.295411 MOD 4:2:0 DVBS QPSK Facebook and Twitter: For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies please visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ . For news tweets, please visit our Twitter page at: http://twitter.com/nasdaqomx . Webcast: A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx . Photos: To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice. About Inc. Business Owners Council: The Inc. Business Owners Council is a membership organization for top entrepreneurs and owners of closely-held family businesses. A new Inc. magazine initiative, the first chapter of The Council launched in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area in 2010. www.Inc.net About John Mackey: John P. Mackey, co-founder of the Company, has served as Chief Executive Officer since 1980. Mr. Mackey also served as President from June 2001 to October 2004, and as Chairman of the Board from 1978 to December 2009. As the company's visionary, he has led the development of many innovative programs such as the $10 million in low-interest loans to local farmers and food producers to help them expand their businesses, the Whole Planet Foundation whose mission is to help end poverty in developing nations with micro credit, a welfare rating system that improves the welfare of food animals, and a labeling system that creates transparency of seafood sustainability. Mr. Mackey's most recent focus is re-invigorating Whole Foods Market's emphasis on healthy eating and lifestyle choices. An active promoter of a new business paradigm termed "Conscious Capitalism," he is also co-founder of a non-profit organization of that name.