Top Three Ways To Avoid Rush Fees
We’ve all been there. We have too many tasks and not enough time to complete them all. It’s easy to forget about custom or patriotic products you need to order for an upcoming project or holiday. The later you place your order, the greater likelihood that you will pay rush fees to receive your products in time for your special event. We want to make your work life less stressful while helping you save money. Below are the top three ways you can avoid rush fees for future projects:
What is Cinco de Mayo?
Over the years, Cinco de Mayo has become a popular day to celebrate across America. While many people enjoy the celebration, they don’t all understand what the day’s name means or what the holiday celebrates. Take some time to learn about Cinco de Mayo’s history before celebrating the holiday this year. It will make for a better experience and you can share what you have learned with your friends and families. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), you may need to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home this year based on what your city’s “Stay at Home” requirements are on May 5.
Great Graduation Memories Come From Proper Planning
We all remember when we graduated. Whether it is high school or college graduation memories, we recall a sense of accomplishment, surrounded by friends and family, celebrating a major life milestone reached. The sights and sounds of the day are never forgotten, and we take them into the future with us and fondly reminisce about our graduation experience. As high schools and colleges across the country prepare for upcoming graduation ceremonies, it is time to start planning what tasks need to be completed and what graduation décor needs to be refreshed or ordered. Use our graduation ceremony checklist below and make a once-in-a-lifetime impression that will stay with the graduates and their loved ones for years to come!
Top 5 Solutions For Flagpole Frustrations
There are certain maintenance and repair tips that will help extend the life of your flagpole. Your flagpole is an investment, and it can stay looking great for decades with proper care. Forty years of flagpole expertise enables our Customer Care Professionals to offer you advice and insight on how to avoid some of the most common aggravations our customers run into when working with their flagpoles. Here are the top five flagpole frustrations we have heard about over the years and the solutions we have found make flagpole care easy.
POW/MIA Flags To Be Flown Year-Round at Federal Sites
As of November 7, 2019, the National POW/MIA Flag Act was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump. It requires the POW/MIA flag to be displayed on all days that the flag of the United States is displayed on certain federal property to honor all POW/MIAs. The proposed legislation for the Act was introduced on March 7, 2019, and was sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Chris Pappas, D-N.H.
Spring Is Coming. Is Your City Prepared?
As spring approaches, your city’s downtown comes back to life. The weather warms up, we gain an extra hour of sunlight during the day, and people are looking to get outside more. They want to find community events where they can see new sights, meet new people, and have fun. All cities, big and small, have certain events in common that always occur as early as March through May. Now is the time to refresh your community spaces for the increase in visitors. Think about which upcoming spring events your city has planned and determine which patriotic and custom products you need to purchase. Below is a list of the most popular spring events for cities and the products we recommend you will need.
Carrot-Top Cares: Soldiers’ Angels Adopt-A-Family
As part of our Carrot-Top Cares program, we are always looking for ways to help others in communities across America throughout the year. For the holidays, Carrot-Top Industries’ employees unanimously agreed to help a military family through Soldiers’ Angels. Since 2003, Soldiers’ Angels has provided programs to support military families, deployed service members, wounded heroes and veterans of all eras in a variety of unique and effective ways. It offers programs which provide:
Celebrating 40 Years In Business While Looking Towards Our Future
Carrot-Top Founder, Dwight Morris stepped into the flag industry in 1980 with a passion to build a company dedicated to serving its customers’ needs while providing the highest quality products. He established Carrot-Top as a mail-order company based out of his family’s home in Oak Park, Illinois. For the first seven years, Dwight grew the company’s reputation and filled every position needed to see it flourish.
Announcing Our Spring 2020 Beacon® Scholarship For Rural America Winner!
Anthony Martino, from Penrose, N.C., is the recipient of the Spring 2020 Beacon® Scholarship for Rural America, a scholarship which was introduced by Carrot-Top Industries in 2018. We received applications from states across the country including Arizona, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. Martino is a shining example of community patriotism that continues to thrive in rural towns today.
Fly Your American Flag Correctly
Carrot-Top Industries enjoys providing guidance to others as they learn how to properly display their American flag. We have worked with government, military, educational, and business institutions for over three decades to ensure their flag displays are following proper flag etiquette, and the U.S. flag is getting the respect it deserves. As a reminder to everyone on how and when to fly your flag correctly, we have included a Flag Flying Guide below which you can download to use as a reference year-round. Save it, print it out, or share it on social media so we can all be certain our flag is presented in the best way possible.
Proud To Support MuckFest MS
This MuckFest MS team was considering moving to a different type of Society fundraising event in 2020. But on the day they broke that news to Society staff, they received their MuckFest MS flag. It solidified their loyalty to MuckFest MS and secured their confirmation of returning in 2020!
Announcing Our Fall 2019 Beacon® Scholarship For Rural America Winners!
The Fall 2019 Beacon® Scholarship for Rural America had the largest number of scholarship applicants since Carrot-Top Industries introduced the scholarship in 2018. We also received applications from a wider variety of states this time around including Alabama, California, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Carrot-Top Industries Transition: Keeping It In The Family
Carrot-Top Industries, Inc., a family-owned B2B direct marketer of patriotic, special event and custom-made products, announced Liz Morris will be appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President on August 1, 2019. Dwight Morris, Liz’s father and Founder of the company, will continue working at the company as an Advisor to the CEO. Moving forward, Dwight’s primary goal is to help ensure a seamless transition in leadership as Carrot-Top’s 32 employees provide high-quality products and service to commercial businesses and institutions as one of the largest independent flag dealers in America.
Carrot-Top's Mission To Help Local And National Communities
At Carrot-Top Industries, our mission is to help support and bring communities together across the United States. We honor the American spirit by providing American-made products that build and promote patriotic, corporate, and individual pride while helping our customers enhance their permanent facilities and special events. Carrot-Top also feels it is important to assist community organizations as they raise money for and awareness of their special causes.
Equity Resources, Inc.: Helping Families Achieve the American Dream of Owning a Home
Equity Resources, Inc. has helped people buy or refinance their homes since 1993. When Ed Rizor began Equity Resources, he had a vision that people deserved a mortgage company that thinks and acts like a service company, not a big bank or finance company. Since September 2001, part of their special customer service has been to give homeowners a Beacon® American Home Flag Set purchased from Carrot-Top Industries.
How To Prove Your U.S. Flag Is American Made
Flag Day is June 14. To celebrate the American flag’s birthday (242 years old!), we wanted to share a checklist on how to ensure your U.S. flag is American made. In recent months, the Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA) discovered several companies were selling American flags they falsely claimed were “Made in the U.S.A.” This is concerning to the FMAA since its members are “dedicated to educating the public on the quality of flags manufactured in the United States and raising awareness of the importance of American flags “Made in the U.S.A.”, as well as the proper use of our nation’s greatest symbol.”
2019 MuckFest MS National Sponsor: Carrot‐Top Industries
Carrot‐Top Industries, one of the leading providers of flags and patriotic products, is a national sponsor of this year’s MuckFest MS events in Boston May 18, Philadelphia June 8, New Jersey July 20, Chicago August 17, and Denver September 14. MuckFest is a 5K run through a muddy 18+ obstacle course to raise funds for the National MS Society to help bring attention to what MS is, how it affects people who live with MS, and support research efforts to treat and eventually cure MS. MuckFest's unique course includes obstacles such as mud-filled pits, trenches, craters, and a lot of laughter from the participants. MuckFest brings out the kid in all of us!