I am reminded that American made companies are both big and small and come packaged in every way shape and form. Folks who are following their dreams in order to be creative, make a buck or maybe just to play by their own rules.
It truly is the American way.
Martha Stewart has created a platform in which small companies can compete against larger ones to gain some exposure and let the world see what they can do. More exposure means more sales and that helps small business and the economy. So get out there and vote!
Each person gets 6 votes per day. You can spend them all on one business (hint, hint) or spread the love to your favorite artists.
Registration for First timers:
To register go here.
- Top right hand corner click “sign in/ register” link.
- Type in email address and password.
- Click “register” button. DO NOT click “sign in.” button. You’ll need to scroll down your page to view the “register” button.
- On new page click “join.” button.
- TROUBLESHOOTING: If it gives you an error message you may need to retype in your password on the Join page and re-click the join button.
- Now you can vote. Here’s my profile page.
- You’ll see a green button that says “vote.” Click on this up to 6 times in a 24 hour period.
You’ll receive a confirmation email. Use the link on this email to confirm your account. This is necessary for your votes to count.
Voting ends Friday, September 13th. You can vote everyday up to 6 votes per day.
Some of my favorite American made peeps:
FOOD: Villaconna Winery in Paso Robles– FINDing a purpose for the premium, free-run juice removed prior to fermentation to enhance wine quality, and REfining it into top-shelf spirits.
DESIGN: General Store Paso Robles– Inspiring people by sharing useful, lovely or delicious things; adding to the charm & vibrancy of our small town, giving artisans room to shine
CRAFT: Reclaimed Things– RECLAIMED THINGS is a handmade workshop, design house and purveyor of vintage finds based in the great city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
GARDEN: L&M Studio– Lucie & Meg design and make clean, modern containers for living things to enhance both the function and aesthetics of life in the garden.
TECHNOLOGY: Mobile Solar– Mobile Solar is dedicated to promoting the use of renewable energy. We provide an environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuel generators.