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…

Big boxes and foreign electronics

by Roger Simmermaker -- Electronics. Specifically, computers. Can't live without them, can't stand the frustration of trying to buy American when shopping for them. In this one large area, the challenge feels more…

Strategy to save economy by working together

by Roger Simmermaker -- One of the premier organizations in America that advocates "made in USA" is none other than the appropriately named Made in USA Foundation, and you can find out more…