Our special fifth annual American Made Summit continues to inform and inspire small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs across the country.
Hundreds attended this year’s event. And, a large part of the American Made mission was to ensure visitors could learn from me, my editors, and some of today’s innovative business leaders. The 2016 Summit included panel discussions on topics ranging from how to financially support a business to stirring-up the industry to seeding the future. Our program provided information, inspiration, and humor to a very enthusiastic crowd.
This was our American Made Summit stage under the backdrop of a large United States banner printed by Spoonflower. http://www.spoonflower.com
Our doors opened before 9am, and the rows filled up very quickly. We expected hundreds of visitors to attend our Summit.
Paul Delmiche and Jim Brennan shot the entire speaker series.
I started the program by welcoming all our guests to our fifth annual American Made Summit. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
The first ones to take the stage were this year’s Honorees. They included Laura Lee Brown from 21C Museum Hotels, Robert Rising of NYCity Slab, Warren Brand of M&S Schmalberg Flowers, Dylan Knutson of Loki Fish Company, Molly Gean of Harry’s Berries, Trina DasGupta from Girls Who Code, Annie Novak from Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, Sarah Bellos of Stony Creek Colors, and Nicolas Jammet of Sweetgreen. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
All our entrepreneurial attendees were eager to learn how they could help their businesses grow and succeed. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
One of the biggest challenges of starting a business involves financing. The first interview was with my friend, and host of CNBC’s “Mad Money”, and co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street”, Jim Cramer. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
The “American Fashion: Timeless Traditions in a Global Marketplace” was a very engaging discussion moderated by Deborah Needleman, editor-in-chief of T Magazine: The New York Times. Panelists included chief creative director of Tailored Brands Inc., Joseph Abboud, and Zac Posen, designer and founder of House of Z and creative director of Brooks Brothers Womenswear. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Here I am with Zac. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
I also interviewed actress, and founder and chief creative officer of The Honest Company, Jessica Alba. (Photo by Mike Krautter) https://www.honest.com/
We talked about her company and how it has developed since it was founded in 2011. The Honest Company emphasizes non-toxic household products to supply the marketplace for ethical consumerism. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
After our appearance on stage, Jessica and I took a quick “selfie”. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Our next panel was moderated by restaurateur, television personality and my friend, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. It was a food panel discussion with founder and CEO of Marley Spoon, Fabian Siegel, co-founder and CEO of Sweetgreen, Nicolas Jammet, farm director at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Jack Algiere, and actress and chief brand officer and co-founder of Foodstirs, Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Across the clerestory, attendees took photos and shared them on their own social media platforms. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
I posed with our food panel for a quick snapshot after their discussion. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
This space, off our clerestory, was set-up with several couches. Attendees were able to connect and network in this Toyota Networking lounge. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Toyota provided a craft project for our attendees – a DIY leather cuff for drinks using leather from Oowee, a custom leather beverage accessory company. (Photo by Mike Krautter) https://www.ooweeproducts.com/
Participating attendees were given a piece of leather already punched with holes. Crafters simply laced up the drink holder from bottom to top.
This is the finished “cozy”. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Here I am with Toyota’s National Sponsorship Manager, Danielle Benjamin. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
In another area of our Headquarters, I conducted several Facebook LIVE segments. In this one, Aviya Landesberg, New York City marketing lead from Lyft, spoke about the importance of setting a company apart from the rest. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
After lunch, co-founder and general partner at Tengram Capital Partners, and Chairman of our own Sequential Brands Group, Bill Sweedler, hosted a discussion entitled “Entrepreneurial War Stories”.
Bill sat down with Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, Barry Sternlicht. They are friends and talked about how their careers began and developed. Do you know… one of Bill’s earliest jobs was washing my car?
During another Facebook LIVE, I spoke with Jaclyn Lebre, category manager at Amazon Handmade. I am so proud about the vast number of entrepreneurs we have encouraged across the country. We talked about some of the special marketplace makers from this year’s Summit and on our American Made shop on the Amazon Handmade site. (Photo by Mike Krautter) https://www.amazon.com/b?node=12638265011
In one of our studios, we held a special “Meet the Editors” for Summit gold ticket holders. Elizabeth Graves, Melissa Goldstein, Melissa Ozawa, Dawn Sinkowski, Greg Lofts, and Sarah Carey talked about their jobs, what they loved most about them, and then took questions from the audience. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Sarah Carey and Kevin Sharkey conducted another “Meet the Editors” later that day. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
The dynamic CMO of GE, Linda Boff, talked about “Big Business with a Start-Up Mentality”. She spoke with VP of manufacturing at Shinola, Jennifer Guarino, founder and CEO of MikMak, Rachel Tipograph, and co-founder and CEO of Knotch, Anda Gansca – leaders at companies that work with GE. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Our own Chef Emeril Lagasse also held a cooking demo for VIP ticket buyers. He made a delicious gumbo. (Photo by Mike Krautter) http://emerils.com
Emeril also talked about his book, “Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen.” (Photo by Mike Krautter) https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Emeril-Favorite-Recipes-Hard-Won/dp/0848744780
This audience loved listening to Emeril’s stories and cooking tips. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
And at the end, everyone was given a sample of his mouthwatering gumbo. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Co-owner of The Gym @Bodyfit, and my trainer, Mary Tedesco, participated in this year’s American Made Summit by leading our audience through an afternoon stretch.
The Libman Cleaning Crew was hard at work throughout the day keeping the event space nice and clean.
This is Brad Moore, MSL integrated account director, with marketing director, Emily Payton.
My dogs, GK, Peluche, Bete Noire, and Creme Brûlée, also attended American Made and participate in a Facebook LIVE with me and Danielle Barran from Milk-Bone. (Photo by Mike Krautter) https://www.milkbone.com/
Milk-Bone was one of our American Made Summit sponsors. We talked about their biscuits – Milk-Bone has been making dog snacks since 1908. Here I am showing the different sizes before giving them to my patient dogs. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Afterwards, I posed with the Milk-Bone team – Cody Adams, Danielle Barran, Sonya Thomas, Crystal Adams, and Tina White. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Here I am with Chef Geoffrey Zakarian on another Facebook Live segment. We made delicious Maple shortbread cookies with flour from Bob’s Red Mill. (Photo by Mike Krautter) http://www.bobsredmill.com/
Geoffrey has been on my television and radio shows – we always have such a fun time cooking together. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Bob’s Red Mill is a brand produced by Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods of Milwaukie, Oregon. The company was established in 1978 and has been making natural, certified organic, and gluten-free milled grain products ever since. We love Bob’s Red Mill and often use it in our kitchens.
I was so excited to announce Bob’s red mill new campaign The Unites States of Cookies. Bloggers from all 50-states will be telling is their favorite recipe from their home state, so visit bobsredmill.com/cookies to see them all and to share your favorites!
Everyone in our audience got a cookie.
Editor-in-chief of Living, Elizabeth Graves, moderated the “Seeding the Future” discussion with co-founder and marketing director o S2G Ventures and Alejandro Velez, co-founder of Back to the Roots, a 2013 American Made Honoree.
Here I am with Alejandro. This cereal is one of newest ventures for Back to the Roots and Sodexo. The product will be included in 4300 schools nationwide. (Photo by Mike Krautter) https://backtotheroots.com
I also spoke with Megan Smith, United States Chief Technology Officer about how technology has changed the way everyone does business. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
At the end of the day, in Celebration of Toyota’s 5th anniversary of sponsoring American Made, they wanted to spotlight an up and coming business whose newly formed company is already driving innovation in their industry and community. Toyota’s Danielle Benjamin joined us for the presentation to their winner, Dena Molnar from WOVNS. (Photo by Mike Krautter) http://www.toyota.com
It was such an excellent American Made Summit – full of information and inspiration. Tomorrow, I will share all the different foods we enjoyed during the day long symposium.
Tomorrow, I will share highlights from our fantastic speaker panel discussions - you will love them.
Our American Made Honoree displays were set-up near the entrance to our clerestory. Business descriptions and start-up stories were included, so visitors could learn from their entrepreneurial paths.
Among our Honorees, Stony Creek Colors – founded with the goal of transforming denim and replacing synthetic petroleum-based dyes with sustainable colorants. http://stonycreekcolors.com (Photo by Mike Krautter)
21C Museum Hotels is a boutique hotel group designed by two art collectors and preservationists, who use art, hospitality and local food to help prevent urban sprawl and revitalize neighborhoods. http://www.21cmuseumhotels.com (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Loki Fish Company is a family-owned and operated sustainable fishery based in Seattle, Washington. http://www.lokifish.com (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Uplands Cheese is owned by two families who began as apprentices and managers at the creamery and continued the practices of making supreme quality cheeses. https://www.uplandscheese.com (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Annie Novak of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm turned a six-thousand square foot warehouse rooftop into a vibrant organic farm where she raises bees, chickens and grows vegetables and flowers. http://rooftopfarms.org
Harry’s Berries is a strawberry farm on the banks of California’s Santa Clara River – it produces more than a million plump, fragrant, organic strawberries a year. http://www.harrysberries.com (Photo by Mike Krautter)
M&S Schmalberg Flowers crafts handmade floral embellishments from its showroom in New York City. http://www.customfabricflowers.com
Girls Who Code has a mission to close the gender gap in the digital world by teaching and networking girls who are passionate about technology. https://girlswhocode.com
Sweetgreen focuses on building healthier communities from the seed to the store by working with local growers to create seasonal menus wherever their shops are located. Sweetgreen provided lunch for our attendees – a selection of organic, and tasty salads – everyone loved them! https://girlswhocode.com
Honoree NYCitySlab is dedicated to saving fallen trees and recycling the wood. This beautiful log bench stirred lots of conversation during the event! A sign was added inviting attendees to “Please Sit on Me”. http://www.nycityslab.com (Photo by Mike Krautter)
At every Summit, we designate part of our office space to shop vendors – it’s a great opportunity for guests to get ahead on their holiday shopping. Thanks goes to Handmade at Amazon for supporting handmade, locally-based artisans and small business owners. Handmade at Amazon presented our shop this year. https://www.facebook.com/marthastewart/videos/vb.32864016288/10154670538386289/?type=2&theater
These shoppers are ready with their bags! (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Learn the fascinating story behind The Caliber Collection: http://shop.calibercollection.com/
This is Claudia Phillips from Cherapy. Her therapeutic heat pillows are an all natural way to ease the aches and pains caused by busy lives. http://www.cherapy.com (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Here are Jenny Schnaak and Sara Englehart of Spoonflower, which focuses on empowering individuals to create on-demand, custom-designed textiles. Thank you, Spoonflower, for printing the banners on fabric all around the event area, including the Amerian Made sign above the main stage! Spoonflower was a winner in our 2013 American Made Awards. http://www.spoonflower.com/ (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Ed Roth of Stencil1 entertained and educated attendees on the art of stenciling. http://www.stencil1.com
Julie Nolan Jewelry offers clean, modern designs that are perfect for dress-up or dress down. I particularly like the faux bois rings and bracelets. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Julie-Nolan-Jewelry
Here are James Zimmerman and Daniel Spelman Hayden of Flour Mills – a family owned business that is devoted to making the freshest and most flavorful flours from the world’s oldest varieties of wheat. Hayden Flour Mills was one of our 2014 American Made Honorees. http://www.haydenflourmills.com (Photo by Mike Krautter)
We’ve known Sweet Dani B for many years. Dani has appeared on my television and radio shows with her sweet and sweetly decorated cookies. http://sweetdanib.com (Photo by Mike Krautter)
These cookies are colorful and delicious.
Here is The Shop Rag Shirt by The Goodspeed Company. To learn more about this company, as well as the Merrow Sewing machine that was used to sew these shirts, visit MakersFinders. http://makersfinders.com/
Here are a few lovely handmade items Michele Varian offers in her boutique, www.michelevarian.com
Anthony Maxwell NY sells hats and hair accessories for everyday use and special occasions. I have one of Anthony’s hats! http://anthonymaxwell.com/
Here is Anthony advising a shopper on how to attach one of his beautiful headpieces for an upcoming special event.
Olive and Poppy offers giftable jewelry and accessories made out of wine barrels. http://oliveandpoppy.com/
Senior brand relations manager, Kimberly Dumer, Allison Axdorff, marketing manager at Handmade at Amazon, and Jaclyn LeBre, category manager at Handmade at Amazon
Here is one of the long-time participants and members of our American Made family, Maptote. www.maptote.com
80 Acres of McEvoy Ranch was one of our 2015 finalists in Style. The company strives to create luxurious, vitamin rich plant extracts and botanicals from all natural elements found near the McEvoy ranch. https://www.mcevoyranch.com/
Early in the day, Hannah Milman and Kim hosted a special Facebook LIVE to show all our wonderful vendors to our Facebook audience. Hannah specializes in discovering up-and-coming crafters across the country and has been instrumental in bringing so many talented makers to American Made.
Former MSLO employee and expert crafter, Cynthia Treen, returns to share her newest stitching kit products from her business, Threadfollower. www.threadfollower.com
Custom shaped cutting boards and cheese boards, plus muddlers, cake stands and other unique pieces from Heirloom were very popular. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/AHeirloom-INC
Karmalit Candles is one of our great candle makers on Handmade at Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/handmade/Karma-Lit?ref=hnd_dp_smp
Two of our dedicated vendors, and winners from our first American Made event, Mystic Knotwork’s Matt and Jill Beaudoin. Matt and Jill have attended all our American Made Summits. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/MysticKnotwork
These are some of the decorative items they create using traditional knot-tying techniques.
The Neighborgoods’ Jodi Kostelnick, designs and screen-prints her original artwork on dish towels, onesies, etc. She is just one of the many makers in our American Made storefront on Handmade at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/TheNeighborgoods
Margaux and Walter Kent of Peg + Awl use reclaimed materials to make desk caddies, jewelry, waxed canvas bags and more. https://www.amazon.com/handmade/Peg–Awl?ref=hnd_dp_smp
I purchased several of the green faux bois candles for my Green Room at the farm. Stick Candles has a beautiful array of colored faux bois candlesticks. www.amazon.com/handmade/Stick-Candles
Sesame Letterpress is another one of my favorite American Made stationery companies – thank you to owner Breck Hockstetter and her team for spending the day with us. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Sesame-Letterpress
Winter Water Factory’s adorable knits for kiddies http://www.winterwaterfactory.com/
Here is Kim Dumer with Rosa O. Clifford of ROC Paper Scissors, who makes whimsical, handcrafted paper art cards for every occasion. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/ROCpaperscissors
This is Julie Knight of JAK Pot Studios. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/JAK-POT-Studio
This is Iwona Ludyga Design – so many shoppers stopped by Iwona Mazor’s beautiful display. You may purchase her items on Handmade at Amazon – all made in USA. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/ILD-Inc?ref=hnd_dp_smp
Rebel Nell was one of the several Detroit-based makers who made the journey to be with us at the Summit. http://www.rebelnell.com/
This is Amagansett Sea Salt www.AmagansettSeaSalt.com
Nancy Loboz of PARCEL http://www.amazon.com/handmade/PARCEL?ref=hnd_dp_smp
Rachel Borello Carroll of Yarnigans and her husband, Mark Carroll. I loved their beautifully made teddy bears. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Yarnigans
Yarnigans’ adorable knit creatures were among the biggest sellers in our storefront on Handmade at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Yarnigans
For well-made leather goods and ideal Christmas gifts for dad, look at the wonderful items at Todder. www.todderusa.com. Many of my employees bought belts and key fobs from Ted Harriss and nautical-inspired bracelets from sister Bridget Harriss of Sailormade. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Sailormade
Bridget Harrisses’ Sailormade bracelets were a big hit. http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Sailormade.
These are the striking beaded bracelets by Etkie. https://www.etkie.com/
Bon Bon Bon chocolate owner Alex Clark and manager Jessica Boroniec made their way from Detroit to make sure our attendees got their chocolate fix! http://www.bonbonbon.com/
This beautiful display was made by 1 Hotels, which served as the Official Hotel Sponor of American Made. Thank you 1Hotels Central Park.
Here is entrepreneur and “Trash is for Tossers” blogger, Lauren Singer, who is also founder of The simply Co., which makes toxin free sustainable cleaning products. http://thesimplyco.com
Write Notepads & Co. of Baltimore, Maryland joined us once again for this year’s event. Thank you for the beautiful custom notebooks owner Chris Rothe and his team made for all of our attendees to take home as a memory of our fifth American Made Summit.
McClure’s Pickles – happy to see you again this year! Pickles are truly one of my favorite foods. https://mcclures.com/. Thanks to owners Bob McClure and Joe McClure for providing samples and bags of chips to attendees!
Here are Jake Ahles and Max Block from The FareTrade. www.TheFareTrade.com
We also displayed our new Martha & Marley Spoon meal kits, with our first-ever holiday special Thanksgiving box, complete with all the ingredients you need to cook the year’s most important meal. https://marleyspoon.com/martha-stewart
Our Martha Stewart Cafe pop-up booth was open all day providing guests with cups of Martha’s Blend coffees and teas. I was so happy to see everyone enjoying our cafe drinks. Don’t forget, you can also buy your favorite Martha Stewart coffees and teas online. http://www.marthastewartcafe.com
I was so pleased to host this year’s American Made Summit – it was such a wonderful event for aspiring makers, and already established business owners ready to expand their companies.
Tomorrow, I will post photos from Saturday's American Made Summit - our day-long program of informative, lively conversations with industry experts, innovators, and successful small business owners. It was a wonderfully enlightening and inspiring day.
It was a wonderful night to toast to this year’s winning small business owners and entrepreneurs in the fields of crafts, design, food and style. Cin cin! (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Our American Made Awards cocktail party was held in New York City’s One World Observatory on the 102nd Floor Horizon Level.
Here’s a view looking up to the top of One World Trade Center from street level. It is the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, and currently the sixth tallest in the world – so amazing.
Up in the Observatory, the space provided floor to ceiling views in all directions. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
The views from the venue were magnificent. If you look to the left of the photo, you can see the Statue of Liberty on New York City’s Liberty Island.
My friend, Chef Pierre Schaedelin of PS Tailored Events, provided several small bites that were passed around the reception. They included: Loki smoked salmon celeriac apple remoulade on baguette, potato pancake with Loki salmon roe and sour cream, crispy True North shrimp with cilantro and ginger soy citrus sauce, Hayden Mills polenta square with wild mushroom toppings, seared True North scallops, caper lemon brown butter, broccoli rabe pesto, and of course, pigs in a blanket with mustard. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
This is Jeff Gardner, owner of Watch Hill Oysters from Winnapaug Pond, near Westerly, Rhode Island. These oysters were a huge hit. Thanks to the Grand Central Oyster bar, who also helped orchestrate this delicious feast. The oysters were served with mignonette and cocktail sauce. Next to the oysters – True North Shrimp cocktail – so fresh and good! (Photo by Mike Krautter)
This wonderful selection of foods is provided by Fire Roasted Catering – pate and Gotham Greens lettuce wraps with smoked pulled chicken. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
A Wisconsin Cheese display with Pleasant Ridge Reserve, Quince & Apple Preserves and Potters Crackers. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
There were so many delicious cheeses to taste, along with fruits, nuts, figs, and other bites.
This is one of our open bars featuring Sixpoints beer, Mondavi wines, and two themed cocktails – Maple Manhattan using Michter’s Rye bourbon, and a winter margarita made with Sauza 901 tequila and Natalie’s Orchard Island Juices honey tangerine. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Here are Brian Smith and Jacqueline Cuscuna of Ample Hills Creamery. They offered delicious ice cream choices – Coffee Toffee, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake with vanilla ice cream, and chunks of St. Louis-style butter cake, and The Munchies – pretzel-infused ice cream with clusters of Ritz crackers, potato chips, pretzels and mini M&Ms. http://www.amplehills.com (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Our editorial director of books, Ellen Morrissey, MSLO publisher, Daren Mazzucca, and beauty editor, Melissa Goldstein
Here I am with Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and his wife, Margaret. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
My friend, Terri Blaire, and my makeup artist, Daisy Schwartzberg
Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings publicist, Liz Malone, and Marci Greenfield, director of content marketing (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Guests, Jas Riyait, Dawn Sinkowski and Katie Covington (Photo by Mike Krautter)
The observatory was so spacious with views from every corner.
Brad Moore, Living editor-in-chief, Elizabeth Graves, and Daren (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Marie Grimmer and Laura Davidson
Heather Kirkland and her aunt, Denise Leclare (Photo by Mike Krautter)
My grandchildren, Jude and Truman, also stopped by and loved the oysters. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Here I am with designer, Eve Streicker, and Lazlo’s Christian Birky. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Food editorial director, Sarah Carey, and Francisco Clark, founder of Clark’s Botanicals, and a 2014 American Made Honoree. http://www.clarksbotanicals.com (Photo by Mike Krautter)
I am joined by director of design, Anduin Havens, and Vinnie Cruz from Sixpoint Beer. Vinnie brought beer for the party – Sweet Action, The Crisp, and Bengali. He was happy to talk about beer and how Sixpoint keeps its high quality. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
My trainer, Mary Tedesco, and her sister, Diana
Jude and Truman wanted to try everything – they are such good and healthy eaters! (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Director of partnership development and events for Sequential Brands Group, Dan DiMezza, and senior programming manager, Lauryn McLaughlin (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Jacqueline and Brian served their delicious ice cream to everyone at the reception.
The Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley provided delicious wines – cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, and fume blanc.
Heather, co-founder of Back to the Roots, Alejandro Velez, and entrepreneur and “Trash is for Tossers” blogger, Lauren Singer
Senior MSL marketing manager, Olivia Spadafore, with WOVNS Dena Molnar
Sequential business development coordinator, Jordan Gross, Jake Passero, Maggie McLaughlin and Jean Marie McLaughlin (Photo by Mike Krautter)
This bartender is pouring one of the evening’s themed cocktails, a winter margarita made with Sauza 901 tequila.
Buzz Hyler and Kimberly Walker of The Libman Company, Daren, Lizzie, and Sarah (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Here is my longtime publicist and friend, Susan Magrino, and her team. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Dan, founder of influencer network Clever, Kristy Sammis, and Joe Petrillo, head of content partnerships at Clever (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Our head of video programming and development, Kim Miller-Olko, and associate project manager, Blaze Pennington
Here I am with entrepreneurs and designers of Lfant Brands, twins Chris and Clayton Griggs. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Taylor Theiss, Lizzie, Brad, Michael Mosso, Daren, and Susan Schwartzman (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Joe, Heather and Victor Friedberg, co-founder and managing director of S2G Ventures (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Food editor, Greg Loft, Melissa, Weddings editor, Brooke Porter Katz, and Jennie Tung (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Sarah Sandback and Sarah Anderson
All our guests had such a wonderful time. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Peter Grote, Lauryn, director of food development, Thomas Joseph, Blaze and my executive administrative manager, Dorian Arrich (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Daren, Jenna Barber from Meredith digital sales, associate communications director for Saatchi & Saatchi/Toyota, Lulu Cao, and our West Coast sales director, Bianca Haley
I welcomed our guests – current Honorees, past winners, business colleagues, partners and staff. It was a wonderful night to kick off our American Made Summit. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
And here I am with all our 2016 American Made Honorees – what a wonderful and talented group of entrepreneurs. (Photo by Mike Krautter)