Connecting patriotic businesses and consumers

by Roger Simmermaker -- If you're like most Americans who want to help foster growth in our economy by supporting American companies and products with their consumer purchases, your focus is on more…

Here's skinny on American-made sunglasses

by Roger Simmermaker -- Summer is here, and that means lots of time outdoors and thinking about all the things you'll need when you’re exposed to the bright, summer sun. If you're more…

Old Country Store, old-fashioned values

by Roger Simmermaker -- Whenever you walk into a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant, the first thing you'll run into is their "Made in USA" display of all American-made products. And more…

Stopping the American cash drain

by Roger Simmermaker -- I always get a puzzled look when I ask people (usually when giving a speech) how many like to buy American-made products whenever possible, and then follow up more…

Re-thinking re-shoring

by Roger Simmermaker -- Everyone has heard of outsourcing and offshoring, but not everyone realizes the negative economic consequences to the nation that result from the closing of domestic manufacturing plants and more…

Food, drink that doesn't arrive from overseas

by Roger Simmermaker -- There's a lot of talk these days about how America should not be dependent on foreign oil, but what about independence from imported beverages? Isn't that just as more…

Getting apparel from that important 3%

by Roger Simmermaker -- It''s an unfortunate fact that around 97 percent of all the apparel purchased in America comes from outside the country, but you can buy American apparel and accessories more…

Pondering Walmart's patriotic pledge

by Roger Simmermaker -- Walmart, the nation's biggest retailer and largest employer, recently juiced the headlines with the announcement that it will stock its shelves with $50 billion of American-made merchandise over more…

Charlie Wilson was right

by Roger Simmermaker -- You've probably heard the expression "What have you done for me lately?" Well, when it comes to our economy and specifically to American companies in the automobile industry, more…