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
November 29, 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.”
The group 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.
"I was 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.
Mandy 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.
Tuesday’s 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 cliff.
Cabot 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.
About 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
premium US and international retailers.
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