Arkansas’ Flag and Banner started in 1975 with one woman selling flags door-to-door, During the past 40+ years Arkansas’ Flag and Banner grew from that one woman show to a multi-million dollar distributor, retailer, manufacturer and in 1995 internet retailer. In 2000, they officially began marketing as simply FlagandBanner.com.
Pictured at left are Kerry Krouse (McCoy) and Candice Broussard in Sept. 1976 presenting a flag flown at the nations Capitol to the Sertomans group.
Business growth produced a growth in product lines. What started as a single product line inventory- the red, white and blue U.S. flag- grew to include custom flags and banners, commercial flagpoles and soft signage. The gift shop opened to the public after the 9/11 terrorist attack to fill the niche for local customers who wanted to browse for unique products to express their patriotism in unique ways. FlagandBanner.com boasts the largest selection of patriotic products offered online. Currently shoppers can find a range of products for home and garden, patriotic decorations, jewelry, clothing, toys, dishes and more, which is why the company slogan has become “We’re so much more than a flag store.” When possible, FlagandBanner.com attempts to buy Made in America products and prominently note them both online and in store. Learn more about FlagandBanner.com in our Press Center.
FlagandBanner.com’s headquarters has been on the Historic National Register since 1991. Taborian Hall, a three story, red brick building at 800 West Ninth Street in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas was built in 1916. In the 1900’s, Dreamland Ballroom played a huge part in the history and development of the African American community in Little Rock, hosting legendary musicians such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, BB King, Cab Callaway, Louis Jordan, Redd Fox and many more. Currently a historic preservation project is under way to restore the Dreamland Ballroom, on the third floor of the Taborian Hall. PBS Network AETN, recognizing the significance of Dreamland, made a documentary and our local college, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has helped publish a book which is now available online. In 2018, the National Park Service awarded a half million dollar grant to build an elevator reaching the third floor, making the Ballroom ADA compliant.
Pictured at left is a Kerry McCoy and Matthew McCoy in the Dreamland Ballroom.
Kerry McCoy has brought her 40+ year old company firmly into the 21st century with nationwide advertising, distribution and technology. McCoy lives the American dream in more ways than one. Her story demonstrates how hard work, intelligence, intuition and a little luck can pay off big in America.
McCoy began her business in the midst of the recession in 1974-1975. As a recent fashion merchandising school graduate, McCoy was unable to find work, so she decided to start a business with her $400 savings and self-designed business cards. What began as door-to-door distribution in 1975 quickly changed, due to rising gas prices, to a telemarketing sales strategy. After becoming a new mother, McCoy reinvented her company again to a mail order and catalog business. McCoy’s husband, Grady McCoy, has been with the company since 1990. The McCoy’s have raised four children together, although Kerry calls FlagandBanner.com her first born. In 1995, when she first learned of the Internet, a “dot com” business emerged. She is now known worldwide as FlagandBanner.com with roughly 30% of her current sales coming from e-commerce.
McCoy is not only a wife, mother and owner of a thriving business, but is also active in the community and spends countless hours working with the non-profit Friends of Dreamland to restore the third floor of Taborian Hall where FlagandBanner.com resides. Always the entrepreneur, McCoy began publishing an in house magazine recounting stories of customers relayed to the FlagandBanner.com sales team. Now in its fifth year, Brave Magazine is distributed nationwide, free to FlagandBanner.com customers.
In 2016, McCoy began broadcasting her radio show, Up in Your Business with Kerry McCoy. The show airs every Friday at 2 pm from a local station and is converted into a podcast available on all platforms. McCoy interviews prominent people focusing on their journey through life toward success.
During the past four decades, under McCoy’s direction, FlagandBanner.com grew from a sole proprietor to a multi-million dollar distributor, retailer, manufacturer, and internet retailer with a multimedia presence. The product of this explosive expansion resulted in a slight identity crises. The businesses were connected, but not joined. In 2017, Kerry rebranded all of the different endeavors under the umbrella Kerry McCoy Enterprises. See the Media Kit here.
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