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Duke Cannon Good Folks Project: Dawson Willyard

The media might have you believe that no one under 25 has any semblance of a real job. This is patently false, of course, and Dawson Willyard is but one proof point. At only 19 years old, Dawson may be the youngest honoree of the Duke Cannon Good Folks Project, but he’s no less deserving.

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How To Build a College Bar

In this installment of the Duke Cannon Builder Series, we provide the blueprints for building a staple of any college town: a wildly successful sh*tty college bar.

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If Grandfathers Ran Marketing

It’s a good bet that our grandfathers would have little patience for the hyperbole and flowery “romance language” used by most marketers to sell their wares today. Our grandpas were straight shooters. They told it like it is. As such, we imagine what our marketing might look like if grandpas ran marketing.

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Duke Cannon Good Folks Project: Robin Steenson

Full disclosure: the co-founders of Duke Cannon Supply Co. are both sons of educators. So when we celebrate the virtues of hard work, we have a slight bias to share the stories of teachers. Robin Steenson’s story is one we’re proud to share.

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How To Build a A DMV

Introducing the Duke Cannon Builder Series, a collection of low-budget emails designed to deliver detailed instructions for building things you’d never think about building. In our first installment, we turn our attention to building a staple of a functioning society: the Department of Motor Vehicles, or, DMV.

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Duke Cannon Good Folks Project: Catherine Zinkl

At the three-way intersection of hard work, bravery, and passion to help others resides Catherine Zinkl. A wildland firefighter, 9-1-1 dispatcher, farmer, and expert chain sawer, she’s also our Good Folks Honoree for July, 2018.

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The Things That Unite Us

In our travels, we visit many American cities, small and large. And while every city has its unique qualities, we often find that seemingly diverse places tend to have more similarities than differences. Here are the things that define our collective American Experience.

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Duke Cannon Good Folks Project: Andre Short, Teacher

Andre Short is more than a teacher. He also serves as a friend, therapist, tutor, vending machine, necktie AND bow tie knot expert, sports equipment manager, lost and found coordinator, deodorant applicant reminder, iPhone technician, etc. He’s a hard-working educator who makes his students better people. He’s also our Duke Cannon Good Folks Nominee for June, 2018.

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What Dad Wants, He Can’t Have

A lot of companies claim to have what “dad really wants” for Father’s Day. But we have to come clean. What Dad really wants, or even needs, cannot be sold or traded for ready monies. No, the things that Dad truly wants, we cannot give him.

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Duke Cannon Good Folks Project: Kate Melcher, Veteran

Some folks ask what their country can do for them. Others ask what they can do for their country. When it comes to Kate Melcher, the better question is: what haven’t you done for your country? Our Good Folks Project Honoree is a veteran, leader, and patriot committed to a life of service.

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