MSNBC Host to Testify Before House Small Business Committee

By Mark Joyella 

MSNBC host JJ Ramberg will appear on Capitol Hill Wednesday, testifying before the House Small Business Committee.

Ramberg, the host of Your Business, will be testifying on her personal story as an entrepreneur. “I am a third generation entrepreneur,” Ramberg writes in prepared remarks. “My paternal grandfather moved to Los Angeles from Mexico with his young family and his first job in this country was as a peddler selling pots, pans, and blankets door to door.”

Ramberg and her brother, Ken, own, which shares proceeds with charity. The company has donated more than $12 million to organizations ranging from the American Cancer Society and the Humane Society of the United States to local schools, homeless shelters and parks.

“The proudest moment of my entire career was the November after our launch when we sent our first checks out to the causes,” Ramberg says in remarks prepared for delivery before the Small Business Committee. “We were still very much in start-up mode and my brother and I recruited some friends, his in-laws, his kids and our siblings to create an assembly line in his living room where we printed the donation checks, put them into envelopes, added stamps and sent them out.”

Your Business began its tenth season last August, making it MSNBC’s second-longest-running show, after Hardball.