When I started this website , I always wondered at what calendar date some of milestones would actually be realized. I wanted to keep track of the employed Americans, to bring a picture to the website user, that these people are your neighbors. These products are NOT produced in a sweat shop by faceless people in a country far removed from our everyday life.
People who frequent the website tell me that this is where they look first to see how many more companies and total jobs have been added. If you do the math the average is about 30 people per company. That’s a family when you spend a third of your day and 5 days a week with each other. All the more reason to make the effort to support these companies.
I could only “fathom” that this site would take off and be a benefit to vendors as well as the shopper. Next stop, 1000 companies. (BTW a fathom is about 6 feet, so 20,000 fathoms is about 22.72 miles)