Get the scoop at Christian Business Roundtable luncheon in Granite Bay

Leatherby’s founder to talk faith, Prop 8
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The Sacramento region’s godfather of hot fudge sundaes and smiles, “Daddy” Dave Leatherby, will scoop out courage and business advice at the quarterly luncheon of the Christian Business Roundtable on Friday, April 19, at Granite Bay Golf Club.

The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. A limited number of early bird tickets are $24 at Once early tickets are sold, general tickets are $27.50 online, and will be $35 at the door the day of the event.

Leatherby is the founder of Leatherby’s Family Creamery, Sacramento’s favorite old-fashioned ice cream parlor with diner fare and traditional cream-rich confections. One of the hottest franchises in the country in the 1980s, Leatherby’s now has three stores in Citrus Heights, Sacramento and Elk Grove.

A decade in the grocery business and a stint as a major appliance dealer set the table for Leatherby’s calling in ice cream. But along the way, his faith was tested more than once, and his court battles – 26 at last count – cost him some $35 million.

Leatherby’s financial support of Proposition 8 in 2008 banning same-sex marriage led to protests and lost revenue, but he also found a number of supporters for his beliefs and business. As a businessman, he said he has seen the successes, challenges and losses that business so often delivers, and will share that with luncheon attendees.

“‘Daddy Dave’ Leatherby became a lightning rod for Prop 8, and it affected his business,” said Aric Resnicke, founder of Christian Business Roundtable. “But he would not back down. His courage to persevere, with his faith intact, is something all business leaders should hear.”

Tickets are limited, and can only be purchased online at For details, call Resnicke at (916) 342-4502.