Military Entrepreneur Magazine
Holiday Buying Guide 2020
Merry Christmas and Holiday Greetings from Team Rosie to you!
Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense in 1776, his quote, 'These are the times that try men's souls' certainly seems appropriate this year, especially for our nation's small business owners. According to Fortune.com, 'Nearly 100,000 establishments that shut down temporarily due to the pandemic, are now out of business.'
Everywhere we turn, we see the impact this pandemic has had on small business owners, and our military entrepreneurs are no exception. The Rosie Network took precautionary measures early on. We adapted our training by moving all of our Chapters to online learning platforms that currently permits military-related entrepreneurs access to our free Service2CEO program, while launching the COVID-19 Small Business Resource Center, to fielding about 100 weekly requests for assistance during the first few months of the shut-down.
Despite these overwhelming abnormal circumstances, military members are not unfamiliar with challenges. Our dogged determination and resilience has helped many business owners successfully pivot during these unprecedented times. I'm incredibly proud of our team, Chapter leads, mentors and instructors, all of whom have leaned into this challenge and have worked hard to help our small community thrive. Often people ask, 'How can I help?' The mission is simple; we as a nation of patrons have an opportunity to make an impact with our pocketbooks. Shop military family-owned this holiday and every day moving into 2021. We hope you will take a moment to visit the veteran and military spouse-owned small businesses featured in this years' Rosie's 2020 Holiday Buying Guide. If you didn't already know, Rosie's List search tool features tens of thousands of verified military family-owned worldwide!
These are difficult times, but as the iconic WWII figure, Rosie the Riveter, would say, We Can Do It!
As our mission continues, we thank you, Stephanie Brown CEO and Founder, The Rosie Network
In the spirit of giving, we would like to recognize all the businesses in our buying guide that give back to the community. Look for the by their product image and be sure to shop their website to learn more about how your purchase enables contributions to causes.
The Rosie Networkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to build stronger military families by developing entrepreneurial programs and support services that empower Military Spouses, transitioning Service Members and Veterans increasing the financial stability and self sufficiency of American families who serve. As a publicly supported non-profit, your donation is fully tax-deductible within the guideline of the U.S. law. The Rosie Network (TRN) Federal Tax ID Number: 46-1522625
Delicious Duos Holiday Box from Dog Tag Bakery $55.00
'Merica Pick Up Fudge from EOD Fudge $30.00
Popcorn Tin Vintage from Popcorn Friday Christmas- 1-Gallon $32.00
Custom Beef Jerky Sampler Pack from Crazy Mikes Jerky $50.00
FOR OUR FURRY FRIENDS
MP4 Poop Bag Pouch Kilo Niner Pets $22.00
All Natural Dog Treats K9 Salute starting at $10.50
The Barrett Ball $7.00
Military Uniform Dog Collars Vets2K9 $29.99
The Coffee Addict
Holiday Coffee Bundles from Roasters Market Place start at $48.00
Counter Strike Coffee One Pot Bags of Gourmet Coffee starting at $4.99
Fire Department Coffee $12.99
Victory Coffee Monthly Coffee Subscriptions Start at $30.00
French Roast Sample Pack Prize Crew Coffee $9.00
Super Star Kids
Temporary Kids Tattoos Brat Tats Starting at $6.99
Dinos & Dragons Kids Costumes Starting at $28.00
Sir William Plush Magical Order of Brave Knights $26.50
Athletic Headbands Band-Its-Headbands $9.95
Custom Art and Accessories UniquePl8z as seen $160.00
e h T For s e i d La Mommy & Me T shirt Sets Southern Roots $26.99
Wool Handbag by Sword & Plough $199.00
PCS Wine Tumbler Modern Rosie $19.99
Heart Shaped Umbrella ArmorUmbrella $47.97
One of a Kind Leather Earrings Timber & Tundra Leather Co Starting at $22.00
Be a Better Human Bangle Combat Flip Flop $39.99
For the n a m e l t gen Rucker 3.0 Go Ruck $157.25
Privateer Knife Skallywag Tactical $108.00
Words Have Meaning Hooded Sweatshirt Christian Dion $ 65.00
Combat Box Subscriptions Combat Box Starting at $29.00 monthly
Limited Edition US Military Soap Set Duke Cannon $49.00
Sock Gift Set Bundles Boldfoot $39.00
Spirits & More
Premium Bubble Hand Etched Wine Glass Integrity Bottles $29.99
Heroes Vodka starting at $12.00
American Straight Whiskey Bourbon Hotel Tango Distillery $39.99
Commemorative Wine Packs Dauntless Wine Co $90.00
Organic Beer Protector Brewery Price Varies
For The Family Wall Art Decor McClean Photography Prints start at $7.00
Custom Candle Giftset Collection Fairwinds Candle Company $16.20
Recycled Polyproplene, Reversible, Outdoor Mats Mountain Mat $39.99
Rollors The Next Great Outdoor Game $49.95
Woodwork Art Country Rebel $114.95
Where to shop?
We have done the holiday searching for YOU! Find all these great products and more by visiting the shops below, just follow the links we have gathered. Happy Holidays, from The Rosie Network Family Tasty Treats Dog Tag Bakery www.dogtagbakery.com Military Supporter Owned Dog Tag Bakery, Inc. is a non-profit bakery that runs an education and employment program for veterans with disabilities, military spouses, and caregivers. E.O.D Fudge, Extra Ordinary Delights www.eodfudge.com Veteran Owned Aaron Hale, 14 year veteran, military chef and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (E.O.D) team leader has overcome all odds. From the moment a blast robbed Aaron of his vision in Afghanistan to years later when he lost his hearing, he refused to accept defeat. Now equipped with cochlear implants and his wife McKayla at his side, Aaron has found his passion again--itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back in the kitchen! Popcorn Friday www.popcornfriday.com Veteran & Military Spouse Owned Popcorn Friday provides an eclectic assortment of sweet, savory, and specialty gourmet popcorn flavors that are uniquely delicious. Owned by of a retired USMC Combat Camera Marine and his wife, Popcorn Friday offers these products with exceptional customer service and customized services for gifts, favors, and special events. Crazy Mikes Beef Jerky www.crazymikesjerky.com Veteran Owned Crazy Mike hales from a family farm in Northeast Montana. After a failed search for a great tasting beef jerky snack to re-fuel his body after exhaustive workouts in the U.S. Navy, he hand crafted his own hickory smoked beef jerky recipe in 1994. As a tried and true recipe; It's not good... it's CRAZY GOOD!!!
Furry Friends KiloNiner Pets www.kiloninerpets.com Military Supporter Owned KiloNiner's team is made up of individuals who have over 15 years experience in creating gear for the modern war fighter and those who have took the oath to protect and serve their community. With all this hard experience and feedback from those on the frontlines they decided it was time to share this passion and expertise with our four legged friends, our dogs. Their products are built to MilSpec standards and made to withstand hard-use. K9Salute www.k9salute.com Veteran Owned K9 Salute was founded in 2016 by Jessica Harris, a retired Combat Medic from the Washington Army National Guard, as a way to honor and remember our nation's K-9 heroes that serve in all capacities to include military, law enforcement missions, fire recovery and detection, as well as search and rescue, and the many service dogs that assist people in day to day life. Natural dog treat company that honors and gives back to the K9 & Veteran community. 10% of sales is donated to help K9 heroes. LOYALTY ✪ COURAGE ✪ HONOR The Barrett Ball www.thebarrettball.com Veteran Created The Barrett Ball was designed by James Hayes. He is a disabled veteran who received his 85LB German-Shepherd service dog Barrett from Dogs4Warriors, when he realized there was potentially dangerous problem with his medical alert response dog and new best friend. Barrett routinely tore apart the toughest of chew toys, including those dubbed “indestructible”. James set his sights on finding a stronger, safer product for his new best friend and created the Barrett Ball. Vets2K9 www.vets2k9.com Veteran Owned We use the very same material that helped protect our freedom and transform them into dog collars to be worn by man's best friend and includes embroidered branch of military, reflective marking for low light safety, a U.S. Flag patch. When you donate your uniform, you can purchase your dog collar(s) made from the same fabric you or a loved one wore while serving and protecting this country. You can have Sewn-In-Honor sewn inside the collar with the name of the military person you want to honor. Pick one of three choices; "In honor of...", "In memory of..." or "Uniform worn by..." ("Uniform worn by" only available if you provide your combat uniform).
The Coffee Addict Victory Coffee www.victorycoffee.com Veteran Owned Veteran owned and operated give you outstanding coffee delivered. "Enjoy a VICTORY every day!" Victory Coffee delivers the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest coffee subscription every month. Our veteran owned and operated squadron stands behind our quality and customer service. Some times a good cup of coffee was the best part of our day while serving our country. We want to share the best part of our day with you. Fire Department Coffee www.firedeptcoffee.com Veteran & First Responder Owned Fire Department Coffee is a veteran and first responder owned business dedicated to providing great tasting coffee to people everywhere. Every order is freshly roasted in Rockford, Illinois, by a dedicated team of firefighters, first responders, and coffee connoisseurs. Inspired by the vital role that coffee plays in helping firefighters stay alert, organized and energized through long shifts, Counter Strike Coffee www.counterstrikecoffeecompany.com Veteran Owned Counter Strike Coffee came to life when founder Brandon was teaching medical information to an Urban Medical Integration Class. He was providing coffee for his classes and in turn participants donated to his cause of creating coffee and giving back. Now Brandon works with a new line of coffee that names some of the experiences military members have while serving this great country. Roasters Marketplace www.roastersmarketplace.com Veteran Owned Roasterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marketplace was founded by a 13-year Veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in many roles. Roasters Marketplace brings curated micro batch and small batch coffee roasters from around the country with over 300 different roasts and 30 vendors to choose from. Shop by roaster, roaster location, country of origin, roast level, bean variety, even processing method. Prize Crew Coffee Company www.prizecrewcoffee.com Veteran Owned Prize Crew Coffee Company is a Navy Veteran owned and operated small business. They pride themselves in bringing you the richest flavor profiles that coffee has to offer. Prize Crew carefully selects premium green coffee from USDA Organic and Fair Trade coffee farms. They diligently work to bring only the best quality and raw ingredients to their small roastery. Prize Crew uses an air roasting process to ensure each bean is roasted to perfection.
Super Star Kids Brats Tats www.brattats.com Veteran Owned What kid doesn’t want to be like their mom, dad or influential idol? That’s exactly why BratTats was created. A sweet, sassy 4 year-old wanted to be like her mom with a REAL tattoo. The duo soon realized they weren’t the only ones loving bold ink. BratTats is different because we are passionate about helping children express their creativity by encouraging them to be bold and unique with temporary non-toxic sleeve tattoos for kids! Band-Its-Headbands www.etsy.com/shop/banditheadbands Military Spouse Owned Athletic inspired headbands for women and girls. We believe that when it comes to running, exercise, or your sport of choice, you need to keep your head in the game and your hair in its place. You don’t have time to worry about slips and strays which is exactly why we are a leading company for athletic hair accessories. Band-Its won't pull, stretch, or snag your delicate hair. Dinos and Dragons www.etsy.com/shop/Belitarose Veteran/Military Spouse Owned Where the lines between costumes and clothing begin to blur! Handmade custom costumes for kids and adults. Use is for every day sorcery or event driven fun! Magical Order of Brave Knights www.magicalorderofbraveknights.com Military Spouse Owned The Magical Order of Brave Knights Kit is a new product that will help your child conquer nighttime fears and separation anxiety, and help them build confident and to scare away those monsters who are hiding in their room. Created by a tired mama with a master's degree in psychology. This 2020 Award Winning Moms Choice Award winner Helps Children With Sleep & Anxiety! Unique Pl8z www.uniquepl8z.com Military Spouse Owned Not only does Unique Pl8z create handmade custom art and home accessories, they are on a mission to empower U.S. Veterans and military spouses throughout the United States and abroad with employment opportunities. Your purchase will help us reach our goal of self sufficiency for veterans and military spouses all over the world. Each and every product is handcrafted using authentic expired U.S. license plates. All signs are original designs of Unique Pl8z and are truly one of a kind. Proudly display your Unique Pl8z art knowing there can never be an identical piece.
For The Ladies
Southern Roots www.southernrootskansas.com Veteran Owned Veteran owned & operated company specializing in adult, kids, toddler & infant graphic and custom tees. Wholesale and customization available! Sword & Plow www.swordandplough.com Veteran Owned Founders and sisters Emily and Betsy, were born into a military family where Sword & Plough was created. A socially conscious brand that works with US manufacturers who employ veterans, Sword & Plough recycles military surplus material, incorporating that fabric into stylish hand bags. Combat Flip Flops www.combatflipflops.com Veteran Owned Combat Flip Flops creates a peaceful, forward-thinking opportunity for self-determined entrepreneurs who are affected by various forms of conflict. Combat Flip Flops' willingness to take bold risks, build community connections, and create distinct military-inspired designs communicate their "Business, Not Bullets" approach; therefore flipping the view on how wars are won. Amor Umbrella www.amorumbrella.com Veteran Owned Explore Amor Umbrella's range of comfortable, different and stylish travel clothes and accessories to include heart shaped umbrellas. We believe that traveling is one of the greatest privileges in life. Wander the world in comfort while looking stylish and chic no matter the season. Modern Rosie www.modernrosie.com Military Spouse Owned The Modern Rosie design shop creates art prints, stationery, fabric, accessories and home dĂŠcor items featuring the art of Becky Litton along with guest artists. They specialize in nautical and submarine items as well as beach, adventure and nature themes. Most prints and paper goods are produced in house, while home dĂŠcor times and accessories are produced by trusted companies with licensing to reproduce their inhouse artwork. Timber & Tundra Leather Co www.timberandtundra.com Veteran Owned Timber & Tundra Leather Co. is a leather accessories and bag company that combines the ruggedness and functionality of the hardy Alaskan spirit into contemporary fashion to bring you quality products and dependability that will last a lifetime. Leather customized pieces available upon request.
For The Gentleman A Duke Cannon Supply Co. www.dukecannon.com Military Supporter Owned The rectangular brick shape and large size of Duke Cannonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Soap was inspired by the product initially issued to soldiers during the Korean War. In fact, it is produced in the same U.S. based, family-owned plant that was the primary supplier to the military during that era. We continue to gain inspiration from the fine soldiers serving our country. Christian Dion www.iamchristiandion.com Active Duty Owned The Christian Dion Collection is an exclusive signature apparel founded on 6 core values: Dignity & Respect, Character, Peace & Freedom, Relationships, Communication, Leadership & Success. Combat Box www.combatboxes.com/our-boxes Veteran Owned Combat Box was developed to help promote veteran owned businesses while spreading the word about their product to all the loyal Americans that believe in our Veterans and what they stand/stood for; Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s freedom and liberty. Boldfoot www.boldfoot.com Military Supporter Owned 100% USA-made socks for a worthy American cause. For each pair sold, 5% of profits are donated to assist U.S. Military Veterans in need of jobs, housing, improved health and more (through partnerships with non-profits. American made, made to last. GoRuck www.goruck.com Veteran Owned Go Ruck builds the toughest and most ergonomical rucking gear to equip the rucking revolution. They force multiply their gear through events, training, and GORUCK Clubs that empower real world communities in service to something greater than themselves. Skallywag Tactical www.skallywagtactical.com Veteran Owned Skallywag Tactical manufactures the highest quality tools for lives that depend on the tools they carry. Their professional line of products are all made in the USA with US sourced materials. These tools undergo rigorous event training processes, and every aspect of manufacturing is scrutinized. Owning a piece of our gear does not just make you a customer it makes you a part of the family.
Spirits & More
Integrity Bottles www.integritybottles.com/ Veteran Owned Integrity Bottles creates hand carved glassware, drinkware, and bottles, each with beautiful and meaningful designs. Their products are always of the highest quality and they strive to exceed your expectations in the glassware world! Integrity Bottles is a company run by dedicated military veterans and former law enforcement, designing and manufacturing glassware to your needs. Heroes Vodka www.heroesvodka.com/ Veteran Owned Heroes Vodka was founded in 2009 by Travis McVey, a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran who proudly served as a Presidential Honor Guard. An innovative and determined entrepreneur, Travis endured the life-changing tragedy of a good friend dying in combat in the War Against Terror in Afghanistan. The experience paved the way for Travis to realize the American dream of owning a business. Hotel Tango Distillery www.hoteltangodistillery.com Veteran Owned Established in 2013, the Hotel Tango Distillery is the first combat-disabled, veteran-owned distillery in the U.S. and is Indianapolis's first distillery since prohibition. Hotel Tango focuses on crafting exceptional spirits that reflect the recon Marine's time in the military. Hotel for spouse Hilary, Tango for Travis; spirits that are fit to serve â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and made to share. Dauntless Wine www.dauntlesswine.co Veteran Owned Founded in 2014 - Dauntless Wine CĂ¸mpany is a Veteran owned and operated winery whose mission is to give back to warriors in need through charitable contributions. Located in the beautiful Willamette Valley, their goal is to craft quality Oregon wine while helping Veterans transition from the battlefield to the home front. After years of service in the Marines, the three founders felt a deep-rooted desire to continue to serve the Veteran community. Aligning with veteran-focused nonprofit organizations, they noticed help is available in various forms. Protector Brewery www.protectorbrewery.com Veteran Owned People. Planet. Progression. This is the code Protector Brewery lives by. They are a veteran owned, certified USDA organic brewery. At Protector, they relentlessly strive to craft the purest and best tasting beer while holding themselves to the highest standards possible. They do this by using organic ingredients. This way, they can better control what goes into their beer and the product that comes out of it. Protector Brewing uses USDA certified organic hops and grains devoid of petroleum based chemicals and synthetic pesticides. The beer is pure and you can taste the difference.
Family Fun Rollors www.rollors.com/ Veteran Owned Rollors is a new outdoor yard game that combines elements of Bocce, Bowling, and Horseshoe into one energetic, inclusive yard game! Rollors is a new game that's fun for the entire family. Bring this game to your next tailgating event, BBQ, party, or shindig. Players "roll" disks at the goal and points are awarded to the player/team that lands their disks closest to the goal. The convenient carry bag allows you to bring Rollors with you wherever you go! Set-up in seconds on grass or in the sand. Now you're ready to roll your way to fun. Mountain Mat www.mountainmat.com/ Active Duty Owned This durable, waterproof, and reversible outdoor recreation mat is perfect for, family hiking trips, beach, camping, picnics and more. By protecting your belongings from sand, dirt, rocks, and mud, Mountain Mat is made from recycled material and is eco-friendly materials. In fact, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the perfect RV mat, to keep your camping space clean and functional. Fairwinds Candles www.fairwindscandle.com Veteran & Military Spouse Owned Fair Winds Candle Company provides high quality candles with unique fragrances that celebrate all aspects of the military life. The familiar fragrances help to ease the transition from one homecoming to the next. The custom tinctures of of coconut wax scents are comforting through all aspects of life, because nothing the military throws your way is normal. McClean Photography www.mccleanphotography.com Veteran Owned McClean Photography, created by Brian McClean a USCG, offers wall art decor in various mediums such as metal, acrylic, canvas and wood. His work is perfect for commercial or residential properties. McClean has always had a vivid imagination, a love for the arts, and an eye for beauty. Photography began as a hobby to cope with stress, trauma, and other challenges throughout life. Brian seeks to bring healing and relaxation art photography through sunset, coastal, landmark and nature captures. 5% of all work sales are donated to TheMentalHealthFund.org. Country Rebel www.countryrebel.com Veteran Owned Country Rebel Clothing Co. is dedicated to providing the highest quality designs and apparel that inspire the rebel within each of us. Our mission is to inspire, pioneer new horizons, and spread the country lifestyle & rebel spirit that makes this the greatest nation in the world. Country Rebel Clothing Co. is innovating the country apparel and music entertainment industries.
Ways to Give Back
The Rosie Network is a non-profit organization that educates military entrepreneurs to become the next generation of leaders. With your purchase of any of these items, the military affiliated distributors will give a percentage of the proceeds back to our cause.
Rosie The Riveter Charm Nomades Collection $46.00
Rosie's Rocket Fuel Alpha Coffee $16.95 The Rosie Legacy Collection The Jewelry Republic Starting at $129.00
Rosie T-Shirt Collection Print Post Starting at $25.00
Donate Today Otto Purse R. Riveter Starting at $168.00