NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, makers, creative entrepreneurs, and small business owners will gather at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia's (NYSE: MSO) headquarters in New York City for the 2015 Martha Stewart American Made Summit, a series of talks and panels planned and hosted by Martha Stewart herself. Tickets are now on sale for the event, which will take place on November 7, with sponsors including Intuit QuickBooks, The UPS Store, and Triscuit.
For the 2015 American Made Summit, Martha Stewart has planned the ultimate day of panels and talks, covering a wide variety of topics including building a successful brand, financing and growing your small business, and using social media to drive awareness and sales. Over the course of the day, guests will learn from and interact with Martha Stewart and some of the nation's most influential innovators, industry icons, and successful entrepreneurs, and will network with other makers from across the country who are reinvigorating their cities, towns, and the American economy. The 2015 American Made Award Honorees and Audience Choice Winner will also be celebrated during the Summit, joining Martha on stage to discuss their businesses and success stories.
By purchasing a ticket to the 2015 American Made Summit ($300 for a full-day pass, which includes access to all the panels and talks, as well as breakfast and lunch), guests will also receive "Martha's Map of NYC," which will include some of Martha's favorite places to eat, learn, and shop in New York City, as well as exclusive offers for guests during the Summit weekend. Following the all-day event, the Summit will conclude with a cocktail party for guests and editors, featuring a selection of locally made food and beverages.
Along with Martha Stewart, the original creative entrepreneur, the confirmed 2015 American Made Summit speakers to date include:
- Bob Bland, CEO and Founder, Manufacture New York
- Lo Bosworth, Founder, The Lo Down
- Natasha Case, Co-Founder, Coolhaus
- Freya Estreller, Co-Founder, Coolhaus
- Phil Cooley, Owner, Ponyride
- Tim Davis, President, The UPS Store
- Mike Del Ponte, Chief Hydration Officer, Soma Water, Inc.
- Fran Hauser, Partner, Rothenberg Ventures
- Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder, President, and Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group
- Sonia Kashuk, President and Founder, Sonia Kashuk, Inc.
- Emeril Lagasse, Chef, Restaurateur, and Television Personality
- Dylan Lauren, Founder and CEO, Dylan's Candy Bar
- Stew Leonard Jr., CEO, Stew Leonard's
- Ingrid Nilsen, YouTube Blogger
- Amanda Parkes, Chief of Technology and Research, Manufacture New York
- Lucinda Scala Quinn, Executive Editorial Food Director, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
- Josh Tetrick, Founder and CEO, Hampton Creek
- Alli Webb, Founder, Drybar
- Suzanne Xie, Founder, Hullabalu
- Kenneth Yancey, CEO, SCORE Association
Special activities throughout the day will include:
- Food sampling and demonstrations
- Displays from each of the nine Martha Stewart American Made Honorees and the Audience Choice Winner
- Breakfast and lunch provided by hand-picked artisanal purveyors
Martha Stewart American Made, now in its fourth year, is a nationally recognized awards program that celebrates stars of the growing maker culture who have turned their passions for handcrafted, well-designed goods into successful small businesses and who proudly make their products in America. The 2015 American Made program honors these creative entrepreneurs across the food, crafts, style, and design categories, and awards a cash prize of $10,000 to each of the Honorees and the Audience Choice Winner, along with a trip for two to New York City to attend the American Made Summit and the opportunity to be featured on MarthaStewart.com, all to help promote and grow their businesses.
Martha Stewart and the editors of Martha Stewart Living will select nine Honorees and one Audience Choice Winner will be chosen by popular vote. All winners will be announced on October 23.
About Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) is a diversified media and merchandising company, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique lifestyle content and distinctive products. The Company reaches approximately 100 million consumers across all media platforms each month and has a growing retail presence in thousands of retail locations. MSLO's media brands, available across multiple platforms, include Martha Stewart Living, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Everyday Food; the Company also offers books and utility Apps. MSLO's television and video programming includes "Martha Stewart's Cooking School" and "Martha Bakes" series on PBS, in addition to made-for-the-web video and a vast library of how-to content available online. MSLO also designs high-quality Martha Stewart products in a range of lifestyle categories available through select retailers, including The Home Depot, Macy's, JCPenney, Staples, PetSmart, Michaels and Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores. The MSLO family of brands also includes Chef Emeril Lagasse's media and merchandising properties. Additional information about MSLO is at www.marthastewart.com.
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