Fresh off his big win at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on the Fourth of July, Joey Chestnut returned to his impressive displays of eating with an appearance at the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit.
During the event, Chestnut set a record by eating 35 slices (17.5 pounds in total) of Three Brothers Bakery cherry pie in just 8 minutes. Janice Jucker, co-owner of Three Brothers Bakery, was in attendance to witness the gastronomical feat as an alumnus of the program and Vice-Chair of the National Leadership Council of the Goldman Sachs 10KSB Voices, the advocacy arm of the program.
Jucker was one of more than 2,500 small business owners who took part in the Summit in Washington, DC. Among the speakers were former President George W. Bush, members of Congress, Ryan Reynolds, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Paul, Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett and leading experts, who talked about ways to continue overcoming obstacles and challenges more than two years since COVID first brought the economy to a halt.
During the all-day event at Nationals Park, the home stadium of the Washington Nationals, small business owners in attendance met with legislators from across the country to raise their concerns and elevate the need for Congress to reauthorize the Small Business Administration for the first time in 20 years so the federal government is best-equipped to meet the needs of today's small business community.
Jucker spoke of the time when she applied for disaster loans after Hurricane Harvey and had to upload almost 200 documents one at a time and urged lawmakers that it was time to modernize the SBA’s infrastructure.