In order to meet consumer demands, FlagandBanner.com has expanded their clothing and jewelry product lines to include name brand fashions and on trend ready-to-wear patriotic clothing for the upcoming summer season.

Made in the USA, this fashionable True Hitt sweater is available in soft red, white and blue or trendy black and white

Made in the USA, this fashionable True Hitt sweater is available in soft red, white and blue or trendy black and white

Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com has been in the flag industry for more than 40 years. Their experience has shown American’s not only love Old Glory in front of their homes and businesses but also in their ready-to-wear clothes. Patriotic fashions are always in style but demand increases when patriotism spikes. This year provides two events that are sure to illicit American pride: elections and Olympics.

The patriotic season kicks off with Armed Forces Day, Peace Officers Memorial Day and Memorial Day all falling within the month of May. Flag Day is in June, Independence Day on the fourth of July, US Coast Guard Day and National Airborne Day are celebrated in August and Labor Day, VJ Day, Patriot Day, Star Spangled Banner Day, Constitution Day, US Air Force Day and National POW/MIA Day wind up the season in September. Add to that the Summer Olympics and the Presidential election, one can understand this will be a year that people will be proudly sporting patriotic fashion.

In order to meet consumer demands, FlagandBanner.com has expanded their clothing and jewelry product lines to include the name brands of True Hitt, Silver Moon Factory, T-Party, D.K. Fashion, Socksmith, Yak & Yeti, Eagle Wing, Lord Daniel sportswear, and Montana West. Products include a shoes, socks, sunglasses, jewelry, dresses, swimwear, watches, ties, scarves, men and women shirts, pants and a children’s line.

Those keeping up with trending fashion know stars and stripes have gone Black and White. Celebrity watchers will have seen the monochromatic patriotic clothes and caps worn by Beyonce, Carrie Underwood, Kate Upton and others.

With a degree in fashion merchandising, Kerry McCoy, owner and president of Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com has always had a flair for fashion. “I am excited about expanding our clothing line. I especially love the black and white clothes. Being a small business owner I have the flexibility to try new things. I have to really hold myself back from being too far out on trends and technology. It is not called the bleeding edge for nothing. You can really lose your shirt by advancing your company too fast. There is a balance between new ideas and expenditures with trying to ensure our customers have a large selection, pleasant experience and ease of check out. We are always improving to provide the most quality product, expert service, and outrageous support possible,” said McCoy.

In business since 1975, Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com carries more than 20,000 products including flags, flagpoles, installation, hardware, accessories, garden banners, bunting, clothing, home decor and more on their website. Visit their historic showroom located at 800 W. 9th Street in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. Open Mon-Fri 8-5:30 and Sat. 10-4, closed Sundays. The company also manufactures custom flags, banners, bag signs, construction banners, barricade signs, event tents, trade show table cloths and other custom products.

For more information about FlagandBanner.com visit them online or call 1-800-445-0653 to speak with one of their friendly flag experts.

 

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Great product pictures of custom banners we made for (Rev.) Fr. Jason Rice (USAF Retired) – Corpus Christi Anglican Church (HCCAR)‪#‎customerappreciation‬ ‪#‎happycustomer‬ ‪#‎custombanners‬
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This is a slide show of a recent flagpole installation at the law offices of Rainwater, Holt and Sexton in Little Rock, Arkansas. Flagpole sales and installation services from FlagandBanner.com are available all over the country. Contact us toll free at 1.800.445.0653 for details.

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Kerry talks with radio host about Confederate Flags, Rainbow Flags, censorship, the emotions of flags and about being in business for 40 years and how it has changed over the years.

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Flags shown behind President Obama are FlagandBanner.com products. We were glad to work with the Choctaw Nation on this project.

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Visit us in store or online for the latest in Razorback tailgating needs. Everything from table wares to rugs, blankets, flags, banners, pennants, games and toys to keep the kids occupied. We’ve got it all and you won’t find some of our unique products anywhere else!

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Confederate-flag demand boosts sales, LR store says

This article was published today at 11:40 a.m.

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Kerry McCoy stands in Arkansas Flag and Banner in Little Rock.

 A Little Rock-based flag business said sales have increased 50 percent in part because of increased demand for the Confederate flag after other retailers stopped selling it.

Arkansas Flag and Banner, which is located on West 9th Street in downtown Little Rock and also operates an online store, said in a statement Tuesday that overall sales — including the Confederate flag and other products — were up 50 percent in June and July. New customers were up 63 percent.

“The day [Wal-Mart] and Amazon discontinued the sale of confederate flags, my internet business exploded with orders from all across the country,” owner Kerry McCoy wrote in the statement.

McCoy estimated the business sold some 2,000 Confederate flags during the stretch, up from maybe 50 it typically sells in a year’s time. She said that flag was the best-seller for the period, though higher sales on non-Confederate affiliated, more expensive products actually generated more revenue.

The business also added two new employees during the stretch, bringing its total staff to 22.

McCoy defended her decision to sell the flag even as other retailers stripped it from shelves, saying it’s a freedom-of-speech issue for a business that specializes in flags.

“When your core business is selling flags, you can’t stop selling flags to any group of Americans,” McCoy said. “Because it’s your core business … I don’t fly the Confederate flag; I don’t have any intention of flying the Confederate flag. But that doesn’t mean I’m into censorship. I’m in the business of selling flags.”

McCoy likened it to the gay pride flag, which she said some religious groups have asked her to stop selling. She said she has declined to do so.

“That’s just the business of the flag business,” McCoy said.

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The recent ballyhoo of the Confederate battle flag has sparked increased sales at Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com from not just the south, but all across the country and even Canada.

“The day WalMart and Amazon discontinued the sale of confederate flags, my internet business exploded with orders from all across the country,” AFB owner Kerry McCoy said.

WalMart discontinued the sale of Confederate flag merchandise on June 23, 2015 and was soon followed by Amazon, Sears, eBay and other online retailers. This action prompted major flag manufacturing companies such as Annin Flags to discontinued the distribution of Confederate products. This left smaller retailers scrambling to fill consumer demands.

To date, Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com has seen a 50% increase in sales in June and July and a 63% increase in new customers. This increase in business has resulted in the creation of two new job positions within the company, which is a 10% job creation growth to a 22 person small business.

AFB sees the interest in confederate flags waning, but believes patriotism from its customers will remain high in the consumption of other patriotic and historical products.

To date, AFB has filled most Confederate merchandise backorders and expects to have all completed by month’s end.

When asked about the selling of the confederate battle flag, McCoy said, “I am not in the business of censorship for any segment of Americans. You can buy any historical flag, a gay pride flag, a Native American flag, a religious flag, a democrat and/or a republican flag from me. I represent ALL Americans. The innate right to freedom of speech is one of the things that makes our country great.”

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Kerry McCoy is founder and president of FlagandBanner.comand publisher of Brave Magazine. Kerry has been in the flag business for more than 40 years. If you would like Kerry for an interview or to speak at your event, please contact tammie@flagandbanner.com with details. 
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Little Rock, Ark., (PRWEB) August 11, 2015

On November 6th, the Dreamland Ballroom will host its 6th Annual Dancing into Dreamland dance competition and fundraiser. The annual fundraiser is to generate funds for improvements and renovations to the historic 99-year-old building located at 800 West Ninth Street.

The current fundraising campaign (carried over from last year) is to raise funds to make Taborian Hall accessible to all by installing an elevator which would be ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant. The non-profit group, The Friends of Dreamland needs more than $700,000 to achieve their goal to have an addition and elevator added to the almost century old historic site.

This year’s fundraiser will begin at 7 pm and last until 10 pm. Celebrity judges will choose the overall winner of the dance competition while guests will vote for their favorite dancers to receive the People’s Choice Award by text voting.

A silent auction with more than $20,000 in auction items will be up for grabs during the event. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres along with drinks and an hour long free dance will be open for any and all guests to cut a rug.

Dreamland Ballroom is housed on the third floor of Taborian Hall built in 1916. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and hosted such musical legends as Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong. Louis Jordan, Redd Foxx and a host of other legendary artists throughout the years.

In the 1970s through the 1980s the building fell into disrepair and was rescued in 1991 by Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com’s owner Kerry McCoy. The Friends of Dreamland non-profit was formed in 2009 and has been working to save and restore this piece of Little Rock’s cultural history ever since.

The Friends of Dreamland invite the public to attend; general admission tickets are available for $69 each or guests can purchase the private balcony or one of two box seating areas or entire tables right on the dance floor. Guests can order tickets online at http://www.dreamlandballroom.com/did2015.html. Sponsorship opportunities are available as well. Contact the Friends of Dreamland at 501.255.5700 to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. Dress in party attire the night of the event.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 6 at 800 West 9th Street, Little Rock, Ark. Entrances are on the State Street side of the building.

The Friends of Dreamland is a 501(c)(3) corporation. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Visit http://www.dreamlandballroom.org or call 501.255.5700 for details.

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