Today, CEOs, organization leaders, and others joined President Obama at the White House to brainstorm about the nation’s unemployment crisis. In addition to the White House event, the Obama administration is encouraging community leaders from across the nation to hold their own community jobs forum. The ideas brainstormed in the community meetings will then be compiled and presented to President Obama.

Tomorrow, as a follow-up to today’s event, President Obama will be visiting two Allentown, Pennsylvania small businesses to see how they are managing to stay afloat despite the nation’s economy. Obama will visit Egypt Star Bakery and Applied Separations, Inc, a company that provides training for individuals in the green tech industry.

In advance of the visit, the White House released a video of the two small businesses and the sacrifices that they’ve had to make to keep their doors open.

Photo: transplanted mountaineer/Flickr

The opinions expressed by MNN Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of MNN.com. While we have reviewed their content to make sure it complies with our Terms and Conditions, MNN is not responsible for the accuracy of any of their information.