October 27, 2016

2016 American Made Summit Honorees and Summit Shop

I was so proud to host this year’s 2016 American Made Awards and Summit. Our special fifth anniversary event was held at our headquarters in the historic Starrett Lehigh building in New York City.

Our annual symposium honored and highlighted 10 up and coming entrepreneurs who have demonstrated innovation, determination and creativity in the fields of agriculture, manufacturing, design and style. They include: 21c Museum Hotels, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, Girls Who Code, Harry's Berries, Loki Fish Company, M&S Schmalberg Flowers, NYCitySlab, Stony Creek Colors, Sweetgreen and Upland Cheese. These companies not only embody the American spirit, but inspire all of us to pursue our entrepreneurial dreams. During the gathering, we also welcomed nearly 70-small businesses to join the Martha Stewart American Made Shop, presented by Handmade at Amazon. Many of the makers in the Shop have been featured in our magazine, on my television shows, and they have been part of our maker family for years. The Shop provides an opportunity to share their products and their knowledge with our attendees - our American Made Summit is a wonderful arena for these entrepreneurs to connect and to learn. Enjoy these photos of our talented makers and doers.

Tomorrow, I will share highlights from our fantastic speaker panel discussions - you will love them.