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March 06, 2020 2 min read

Welcome to this week’s edition of "Just a few things," a weekly blog dedicated to sharing a few things I've been doing, thinking, reading or learning throughout the previous week. Many of these things will be inspired by my interactions with you via email or social media... so feel free to drop a comment and share a few things yourself! Let’s get to it:

  • Something I’m thankful for: Stop Soldier Suicide. I had the pleasure of meeting with Tina (CMO) and Keith (Chief of Programs) for a few hours on Wednesday evening and I am so thankful for the time with them. This organization continues to amaze me. Their thoughtful approach to helping veterans in need is commendable. But what amazes me most is how they're never satisfied with where they are in the process, they're always striving to do more, reach those who need it and tell stories of success to inspire and give hope. 

    I left the meeting feeling more energized and motivated than I've felt in some time. If you haven't read about Stop Soldier Suicide before, or if you'd like to know more, please visit their website and follow them on social media: www.stopsoldiersuicide.org 

  • Something I'm looking forward to:New products! I've got a few things in the pipeline that I am PUMPED to put out into the world. The first of the new products will release late next week and it harkens back to one of the first few products that came after the Original Combat Flag. The second new product is just getting underway and I'm so happy to let you know that this new item is being created in partnership with a craftsman who is Active Duty Coast Guard. I'll give you sneak peak... you can head to his Instagram page to get an idea of what might be coming to Combat Flags. Lastly, I've got a fun little something in the works, too, with a well-known veteran owned company (and star Shark Tank company).

    Sneak peak (sort of): www.instagram.com/nielsonleatherco

  • Something I’m proud of: Some of you are likely aware that Combat Flags is not my full time gig. I work a full time corporate gig for a global company. We just wrapped up a length 10 month project to spin into a new company, of which I am now part of. My background by education is public relations and by experience marketing and branding, and, as such, I was on the small team tasked with developing and launching the new brand into the world. This past Monday was day 1 for the company and with it I saw the fruits of 10 LONG months of hard work, late nights and a few new gray hairs.

Alright, that wraps up this week's edition of Just a Few Things. I encourage you to leave a comment on this post or on social media to let me know a few things of your own!

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