Our 288th story comes from John DeWorken, owner/partner with The Sunnie & DeWorken Group.
"I wanted to help people," was how John DeWorken described the motivation he had as a kid to be a fireman. Firefighting didn't become John's career, but helping people remains his motivation. As one half of The Sunnie & DeWorken Group, John helps small businesses through government relations and advocacy. He describes what he does as being project managers for his clients focusing on the SC Legislature. John says their focus is two-fold; helping legislators known when bills they propose would be harmful to small businesses and encouraging legislators to create an environment in SC that is conducive to growing local small businesses.