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Sustainable Manufacturing Workshop***
Building a Circular Economy in the Metropolitan DC Region
(Washington DC - Baltimore MD - Northern Virginia)
Hosted by Leaders in Energy
Alexandria Renew Enterprises
1500 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA
March 19, 2015

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register

Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference*
BlueGreen Alliance
Washington, DC
April 13, 2015

http://www.greenjobsconference.org/

Engineering the Great Lakes Region Circular Economy***
Workshop
Partner Eric Harrington, Principal at Green Advantage Consultants
Detroit Regional Chamber
One Woodward Avenue
Suite 1900
Detroit, MI
April 22, 2015

http://www.eventbrite.com/registration

Sustainable Manufacturer Conference & Exhibits*

Naperville, IL
May 18 - 19, 2015

http://sustainablemfr.com/events/conference-2

Sustainable Innovation 2015
20th International Conference
University for the Creative Arts
Epsom, Surrey, UK
November 9 - 10, 2015

http://cfsd.org.uk/events/sustainable-innovation-2015/


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November 2014




Media Contact:
Ruthanne Khoury
American Made Matters
717-484-6249
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 13, 2014  

American Made Matters Day: A Call-to-Action for Consumers  

ADAMSTOWN, P.A. -
American Made Matters, an organization dedicated to educating consumers on the importance of buying American-made products, is holding the 2nd annual American Made Matters Day on November 19th. The purpose of the event is for consumers to buy at least one U.S.-made product on this day, and to encourage consumers to buy made-in-USA products throughout the upcoming holiday season to show their support for US manufacturing.  

“America’s economy can only thrive and grow when we prioritize buying American,” said Pennsylvania State Representative Mindy Fee. “I’m grateful that American Made Matters encourages consumers to prioritize buying American-made products when making their holiday purchases. Let’s keep American businesses strong, and just remember that American made does matter.”  

November 19th has been declared American Made Matters Day not just because of the positive impact that manufacturing has on jobs, but also on local communities, the U.S. economy, product safety, the environment, and the future of America.  

To celebrate American Made Matters Day, events will be held in twenty-one locations throughout the United States. These events will show the new American Made Matters video, provide information to consumers, and give consumers the ability to buy U.S.-made products. Some locations will offer food and music. Many members will be offering online sales and specials, as well.  

Don Rongione, President and Founder of American Made Matters, says, “Buying American made products creates jobs, stronger communities, independence and security for our country, an improved national economy, safer products, and a more environmentally friendly planet. Each of us can make a difference every time we make a purchase. American Made Matters Day was created as a call to action to use our individual purchasing power on November 19 and during the holiday shopping season to make a difference for our future.”  

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that every $1 spent on American-made goods invests an additional $1.32 in the U.S. economy. If Americans dedicated just a small portion of their holiday shopping budget to buying American-made goods, it could have a very positive impact on our economy. In fact, according to ABCNews, if each American family spent just an extra $49.95 on American-made goods, the spending would generate 150,000 American jobs. 

Arianna Russell, CEO of Bodacious Cases, says, “Living in America and being a business owner allows me the freedom to manufacturer all of my products here in America because of those like my father, who is a double purple heart Vietnam War Veteran. I feel I owe it to him and to all those who served, protected, and fought for our freedom and lost their lives. Making my products in America is a way to thank them. In other countries, I would never have the freedom to be the inventor, owner, and CEO of a company. As a country, all of us small businesses have to stick together, so we can make a bodacious difference and keep and create more jobs here for the future generations.”  

About American Made Matters®: American Made Matters® was launched on July 4, 2009 by the Bollman Hat Company, America’s oldest hat manufacturer. It is the only organization committed to promoting American-made goods that is run solely by manufacturers. It has over 300 member companies located in 45 states of the 50 US states. For more information, visit http://www.americanmadematters.com, or like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AmericanMadeMatters.  

 





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