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About the Editor

Mitchell Gold In 1989, Mitchell Gold and his business partner, Bob Williams, created a furniture company called Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, in Taylorsville, North Carolina. Just nine years later, Inc. magazine positioned the company at number 57 on its list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies. In April 2005, Inc. named Gold one of its “26 Entrepreneurs We Love.”

Gold and Williams have built a nationally recognized company with over 750 employees and a work environment with family-friendly benefits such as an onsite daycare center and health-conscious café. They have an intense determination to make the most comfortable furniture while treating their employees, customers, and suppliers with respect.

Gold also founded Faith in America, dedicated to ending religion-based prejudice against the gay community. He supports a variety of nonprofits, including those helping people with life-threatening diseases and those working for equal rights.

Mindy Drucker

Mindy Drucker has been a writer for over twenty-five years, covering topics such as home design, style, business, and family. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and teenage daughter. She is Mitchell Gold’s sister-in-law and a big supporter of his work for equal rights.