Local Business Owner Participates in White House Small Business Event with President
August 2, 2017 High Point, NC – August 1, 2017 – A Triad small business recently received the attention of President Donald Trump and the Small Business Administration. Jennifer Cashion, President, and Randy Hollingsworth, Founder, of DARRAN Furniture in High Point, NC, participated in a Small Business Event hosted by President Trump at the White House on August 1. Cashion says she was honored to be selected to bring the priorities and concerns of the Triad to the attention of lawmakers and leaders who substantially influence the regulations that govern small business today. “One of the biggest take-aways was when Ivanka Trump stated, ‘you are as good as your people.’ At DARRAN we embody ‘true to craft’ as a core component of our business model each day,” says Cashion. “We’ve held to this for 40 years, and we will continue to invest and believe in DARRAN’s team and in our community.” The event, which was moderated by Senior Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Administrator of the Small Business Administration Linda McMahon, invited members of congress, small business owners and entrepreneurs from across the country for a town hall forum. Discussions focused on improvements being made for job creation, tax reform and small business regulation to encourage manufacturing in the U.S. “You are dreamers and innovators that are powering us to the future,” said President Trump, noting that unemployment in the U.S. just hit a 16-year low. In attendance were Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, Senator Jim Risch of Idaho, Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa, Congressman Steve Chabot of Ohio, Congressman Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania and members of congress. DARRAN Furniture was founded in 1977 in High Point, NC, as a manufacturer of wood office furniture with 12 employees. Today, DARRAN is a woman-owned, family operated business with three manufacturing facilities and more than 40 furniture collections produced in North Carolina. DARRAN has refined and cultivated their trade into who they are today.