DANSKO ATTENDS SMALL BUSINESS OWNER MEETING WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Posted by: NSRA
Dansko Attends Small
Business Owner Meeting with President Obama
Mandy Cabot, CEO of
Dansko joins 14 Other Small Business Owners for
Meeting at the White House
2012. West Grove, PA.
- Dansko announced today that co-founder
and CEO, Mandy Cabot, was one of 15 small business owners to meet with
President Obama at the White House on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, to discuss the
potential impact of upcoming tax and economic policy changes on small
"It was the
opportunity of a lifetime,” said Cabot, Dansko CEO. "President Obama was
engaging and appeared genuinely interested in the stories of the business
owners at the table.”
met with both President Obama and Vice President Biden along with several representatives
from the Small Business Administration as well as presidential staff
members. After brief introductions the
President asked the owners to share their company’s story.
thrilled to be the first to speak and shared the journey Dansko has taken over
the past 20 years from selling shoes out of the back of our Volvo station wagon
to today, a 100% employee owned company and founding B Corp member with 185
employees. When President Obama mentioned that it sounded like a great place
Vice President Biden reminded him that he already had a job!” said Cabot.
mentioned that all participants reinforced the fact that in addition to creating
a significant number of jobs, small businesses are actually the fastest growing
segment of the job market.
"As a 100%
employee owned company, we have very little turnover and our employees are
invested in the future of the company, ensuring job stability as well as
growth,” added Cabot.
meeting was one of several that President Obama has scheduled to gather input
and feedback from small business experts regarding tax policy and the fiscal
shared that among the 15 small businesses in attendance there was another 100%
employee owned company, one other shoe company, and four additional B
corporations present for the meeting.
Dansko - Established in 1990 and now 100% employee owned, Dansko is a market
leader in all- day comfort footwear and healthcare apparel. A founding B Corporation, Dansko stands at
the forefront of ethical business practices and operates out of its LEED
Certified headquarters in Chester
County, PA. You can find Dansko products at over 2,500
and international retailers.
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