USA. Sea-Fire’s president participates in roundtable discussion hosted by President George W. Bush Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 October 2006
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Ernie Ellis, president of Sea-Fire Marine, participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by President George W. Bush on October 6. It was held at the FedEx Express DCA facility in Washington, D.C. The event included U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Paulson, and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, Al Hubbard, along with several other business leaders representing small to mid-size growth industries throughout the region.

Distinguished by their success in international trade, the attending entrepreneurs were issued special invitations from the White House. Each was given an opportunity to review their company history and respond to questions from the President. The focus of the discussion was jobs and the economy, with emphasis on the entrepreneurial spirit and global commerce.

"We have just met with a handful of small business owners, business creators, people who had an innovative idea, followed up on their idea and have now built healthy little businesses that are growing and employing people," said President Bush.

Ellis outlined Sea-Fire's history, their international presence and recent expansion into the Pacific Asia market. He also expressed an interest in the current administration relaxing regulations and opening up the market with China.

In 2004, Sea-Fire received the Presidential E-Award for excellence in exporting. The most distinguished honor bestowed by the federal government in recognition of an American exporting company, this award commends competitive achievements in world markets, and specifically Sea-Fire's part in increasing U.S. exports abroad.

"I was honored to have the opportunity to meet and discuss my company with the President," said Ellis. "It was a most rewarding experience to sit around the table with several other businesses and communicate our views."

To conclude the discussion, the President shared good news about the economy and spoke about the government's role in facilitating business expansion into foreign markets. "One of the jobs of government is to make sure the entrepreneurial spirit is strong, creating an environment that encourages entrepreneurship, which means low taxes, less regulation, rational spending at the government level [and] opening markets overseas so that the entrepreneur can trade," said President Bush.
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