With Small Business Saturday mere days away, AmeriForce Media has curated a list of National Guard-affiliated businesses to consider supporting throughout the holiday season and beyond.
National Guard veteran Jessica Harrison owns and operates this natural dog treat company that honors and gives back to working K-9 heroes. Each bag of treats has a tribute to a fallen K-9 and 10% of proceeds are donate to K-9 organizations that help provide protective vests and medical equipment for working dogs.
Itty Bitty Blazes
National Guard spouse Stephanie Radulski owns Itty Bitty Blazes, which sells hand-poured, small-batch, all-natural candles using USA-grown soy wax, organic hemp wicks and 100% pure essential oils. No artificial products are used in Radulski’s items.
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National Guard spouse Lisa Smelcer established Fast-Tarp in 2019. Smelcer was inspired to design and manufacture a better tarp and bungee based on personal experiences of driving down the interstate hoping a cheap poly-tarp wouldn’t fly out of the truck or billow in from the wind like a parachute. Products feature superior quality materials, all made and sourced in the U.S.A.
National Guard spouse Jennifer Lorefice creates military support bracelets made from boot blousing straps, including hand-dyed red boot bands for R.E.D. Friday.
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Amy Slinker, who currently serves in the National Guard, operates WILCO SUPPLY, a minimalist-style bag and accessories business. Items include purses that charge your phone, waterproof bags and other bags and accessories by veteran-owned brands.
San Dieguito Candles
National Guard veteran Christina Batiz curates scented candles that are inspired by places in San Diego, California. The company recently started working with cement and now offer products such as cement coasters, incense holders and vessels.