Few Spirits (918 Chicago Ave.) and Hewn Breads (810 Dempster St.) were both announced as finalists for Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards. The awards spotlight small business owners and creative entrepreneurs in fields including crafts, design, food, and style. Few was among one of 800 businesses from around the country named to the finalist pool by a panel of judges. Hewn made the cut as one of 200 wildcard finalists voted on by the public.
The top 10 finalists will win a trip to New York City to participate in the annual American Made event, $10,000 in business funding, and the opportunity to be featured in Martha Stewart Living magazine. Nine of the winners will be selected by a panel of judges. The tenth winner will be selected by the public and named as the American Made Audience Choice Award Winner. Voting for this award begins on September 15.
According to the program website:
American Made spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade. The program is made up of people and communities that have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into a way of life.
For more than 20 years, Martha Stewart has celebrated this spirit of innovation in the pages of her magazines and on her television shows. Now, through American Made, Martha Stewart and the editors of Martha Stewart Living are spotlighting the next generation of great American makers: entrepreneurs, artisans, and small-business owners who are creating beautiful, inspiring, useful products; pioneering new industries; improving local communities; and changing the way we eat, shop, work, and live.