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Government Shutdown Inspires Sisters To Start Cheesecake Business

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PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 15: Marsai Martin at the 49th NAACP Image Awards on January 15, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/WireImage)

Two Maryland sisters who were affected by the longest government shutdown in US history, Nikki Howard who works with the FDA, and sister Jaqi Wright who works with DOJ, could not have imagined how this hardship would lead to a start of a business.

As many other government workers have stated the shout down left them struggling to pay bills and put food on the table. It was no different for Howard and Wright. The ideal to sell came from Howard’s mother who raved about the cheesecake she made for New Years.  

“Howard’s mother’s words were ‘Girl, you could sell these cheesecakes,’” Wright replied “Why don’t we sell the cheesecakes? “From there Furlough Cheesecake was born.

In the first 24 hours of launching their business they sold about 10 cheesecake and orders have been steadily rolling in. Not just local either they have shipped several orders to Indiana. 

The sisters have stated that during the shutdown having this outlet has been a blessing. It sparks their creativity and of course it brought in cash during a very rough time.  

Now that the shutdown is over, are they going to continue? It’s good to hear that the two sisters do not plan on stopping and we wish them all the best. 

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