Business leaders plan to raise a glass Friday to journalist-turned-author Beth Macy in recognition of her work on “Factory Man,” the Tom Hanks-endorsed, anti-globalization success story.
In an environment wherein lawmakers continue wrestling with corporate inversions and the staggering flight of industrial jobs, Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Chairman John D. Bassett III stands as a testament to the resilience of the American worker.
“You people have proven that we can compete — and defeat — any competitor in any country in the world,” Vaughan-Bassett Furniture President and CEO Wyatt Bassett congratulated his employees in January 2012, after John helped revitalize the family business and surrounding city of Galax, Va., with a fresh infusion of cash and renewed stream of consumer demand. The Alliance for American Manufacturing is hosting a book party at its headquarters, 711 D St. NW, for Macy . She is expected to participate in a question-and-answer session and will sign copies of the book.
“I promise there will be Hill Country BBQ and plenty of alcohol!” our tipster trumpeted.
Per an event organizer, lawmakers have been invited. But with Congress out of town, there should be plenty of open slots available for media and K Street types.
Can’t make it downtown this week? Macy has another book event scheduled Oct. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, Va.
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