Bankers force brick-and-mortar store to Web

by Roger Simmermaker -- Have you ever strolled down the aisle of a retail store and wondered why it didn't have an American aisle, one where the shelves stocked only American-made goods? more…

Vodka handmade in America

by Roger Simmermaker -- When looking at the liquor category, there's a choice you have that you might not be aware of. It's also a great choice if you want to buy more…

Big gifts from small company

by Roger Simmermaker -- From time to time, when gift-giving time comes around, it may be hard enough finding something that is unique and that will really make special impression on the more…

Don't be fooled by foreign-sounding footwear

by Roger Simmermaker -- Now I know this name, Okabashi, sounds like it just has to be foreign in origin and/or based in a foreign country, but this footwear company is actually more…

Safe American toys for kids

by Roger Simmermaker -- There are many American companies in many different industries there the entire line of products is American-made, and I enjoy writing about them precisely because of that fact. more…

Domestic apparel for the youngest among us

by Roger Simmermaker -- At one time or another we've all probably had the same feeling of discouragement when we wanted to buy American-made clothing but simply couldn't. It's distressing enough when more…

Marketing mindset that clicks

by Roger Simmermaker -- It's not often that American-made intersects with American theater and the result brings a new brick-and-mortar store to life, but oddly enough that's exactly what happened in Barrington, more…

Guaranteed: No foreign products

by Roger Simmermaker -- By Roger Simmermaker I'm sure that most patriotic consumers would love to have a store, in their hometown, that sells only American-made goods. I know that I would! more…

Are you ready for 'Made in the World'?

by Roger Simmermaker -- The World Trade Organization is moving closer to eliminating country-of-origin labels and replacing them with "Made in the World" initiative labels because they say we need to "reduce more…