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Flag Day in the United States

Flag Day in the United States

Although we celebrate the birthday of the United States on July 4th we celebrate the Flag on June 14th.  Flag day first originated when a schoolteacher named BJ Cigrand assigned the students in his Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School to observe the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes as what he called then 'Flag Birthday' on June 14th, 1885. On the same day in 1889, a kindergarten teacher in New York City named George Balch planned some ceremonies for the children of his school, and his idea of observing Flag Day was later adopted by the State Board of Education of New York. On June 14, 1891, the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia held a Flag Day celebration, and on June 14 of the following year, the New York Society of the Sons of the Revolution celebrated Flag Day. In 1894, the governor of New York directed that on June 14 the Flag be displayed on all public buildings. With BJ Cigrand and Leroy Van Horn as the moving spirits ... read more

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Kukui secures $27 Million Series A Funding

Kukui secures $27 Million Series A Funding

KUKUI Receives Strategic Growth Investment from SSM Partners   Kukui has secured $27 million in Series A funding. The strategic growth investment from Memphis-based SSM Partners will provide Kukui with resources to accelerate continued platform innovation, rapid market expansion, expanded customer services, and support accelerated growth in the automotive aftermarket industry. As part of the strategic growth investment, Jim Tallman, Executive Chairman of Innovative Interfaces and a former CEO with multiple companies, will be joining Kukui as Executive Chairman to support the management team as an advisor.   Since its launch in 2011, over 2,000 auto repair businesses worldwide have trusted Kukui to manage their marketing, websites and customer retention needs. And, they have relied on the Kukui platform to provide them with deep analytics about the health and success of those programs. Kukui’s focus is to enable shop owner ... read more

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