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FirstEnergy selects "Made in America" as the gift of the season

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What does Blenko Glass in Milton, WV, a clock maker in upstate New York, woodworkers from Maine and other American artists have in common and what is their connection to FirstEnergy? When FirstEnergy selects gifts for its Board members at Christmas, they have one very firm requirement: They must be handmade in America.

For the past five years, FirstEnergy has chosen its board member Christmas gifts from Harmony Ridge Gallery, an American Art & Craft Gallery in downtown Lewisburg, WV.

"When they first approached Harmony Ridge, they made it very clear that any recommendations we make, had to be made in the USA", says Monica Maxwell co-owner of Harmony Ridge Gallery.

Harmony Ridge Gallery suggests thinking about supporting the galleries during the holiday shopping season, and in turn the artists in your own town or state. Making the choice to buy American benefits not only the business and the artist, but in turn the local economy.

"Not only are we supporting American artists, but we are also giving a unique, not mass-produced, American made gift to each of our board members. I urge all American businesses to look towards supporting American artists," says Tony Alexander, President & CEO of 

Harmony Ridge Gallery specializes in representing American artists & crafts people, from jewelry, pottery, woodwork, garden art to blown glass and is located at 209 West Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901.