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Darla King

King Business Interiors, Inc.

With over 34 years of experience in the commercial office furniture industry, Darla started her family owned company 20 years ago in 1998 with her husband Dave King.  As President, she provides the strategic direction for the company, along with networking through community involvement and the Connecting the Dots program that supports local non-profits in our area.  Her passion is giving back to the community and passing that along to her children who work in the family business, Christopher, age 35 in a sales position and Chelsea, age 27 in design and marketing.  Prior to starting King Business Interiors, she worked at the local commercial furniture dealership for 10 years until they made a change to no longer have a furniture division.

Darla has served on many local boards throughout the years, the first being the Worthington Chamber of Commerce and completed as chair, the New Direction Career Center board and completed as board chair, Recreation Unlimited board for two terms, The Haugland Learning Center board for children with Autism, City Year Columbus board and was awarded the Red Jacket Award for 2012, NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Columbus Chapter board and completed as board president 2016.  Also received the NAWBO Visionary Award in 2013, served on the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council completing as chair and joined Columbus Chamber Main Board for two years.  Currently she is serving on the COSI Community Board here in Columbus and just recently joined the YWCA Columbus Board of Trustees for a full term.

Darla met her husband, Dave, at the Ohio State University and started their careers in sales in two different industries.  Now, King Business Interiors, Inc. is a WBENC -Nationally Certified Woman-Owned Business, FBE Female Business Enterprise for the City of Columbus and an EDGE Certified Business for the State of Ohio.  King is also a GSA Contract Holder for the US Government Procurement and VA Hospitals for the US.  Darla attended the Ohio State University and received a degree from the DCS for Interior Design. 

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Monday, May 7

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