Dog Tag Welcome Back Week 2022 Recap
Our favorite part of #DogTagWBW? Everything! 🤩
But don't take our word for it—hear from some of our fellows on what their favorite part of the first ever Welcome Back Week was! 🙌
Welcome Back Week Day 2 Recap
We kicked off #DogTagWBW yesterday with our fellows from DC Cohort 16 and CHI Cohort 2 right here in DC at the bakery. After wrapping on day two, here are a few highlights! ✨
Today the fellows experienced a learning lab with Jim Curry (Dog Tag founder Father Curry's cousin), enjoyed a lunch sponsored by Wounded Warrior Project, participated in a hands on baking and packaging rotation, and ended the day with an alumni social. 🙌
We can't wait to share more from day three tomorrow!
Beautiful is just one of the ways we like to describe our cakes. ✨
We also like decadent, mouth-watering, delicious.... You get the point. 🍰
📸: thehungrytruffle (IG)
Want to hear all about the Dog Tag Fellowship Program experience first hand?
Join us to get a unique take on the fellowship program straight from our alumni where you'll have the opportunity to ask questions about what to expect during the five month program, how it's helped them adjust from military life, what they're up to now, and more!
Click the link to register now and tune in on Thursday, August 25th at 2pm ET/1pm CT: https://bit.ly/3IjDf3x
Summer Menu Items 2022
Summer bakery items are here! ☀️🤤
We'll be dropping new menu items all summer long, so be sure to be on the lookout—there will be something for everyone to enjoy! We're open M, T, Th, F from 7am-4pm, Sat & Sun from 8am-5pm, and closed on Wednesdays.
Butterfly Tea Flower Infused Rosewater Spritz
Spritz up your summer with our ✨new✨ butterfly pea flower tea infused rosewater spritz. 🦋 The drink even changes colors when the butterfly pea flower tea is added to the rosewater!
With brilliant pink colors and a mildly sweet floral flavor, this beverage is too tasty to pass up.
Fellowship Program Info Session
Applications for our Winter 2023 Chicago & DC Cohort are now open! Still wondering what the program is all about?
Tune in for a live info session about our unique entrepreneurial and business focused fellowship program. Join Justin Miller, Candice Morris, Brandon Briscoe, Sarah Abu-Sheikha, and Alexia Jones from the Dog Tag team to hear an an overview of program components and what you need to know before applying!
Reserve your spot here: https://bit.ly/337P1ir
Fourth of July Hours
Load up on Fourth of July treats this weekend at the bakery! 🧨
The bakery will be CLOSED today, Monday, July 4th through Wednesday, July 6th, and will reopen for normal hours on Thursday, July 7th.
Women's Veterans Day 2022
Did you know that there are currently almost two million women veterans in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Territories/Foreign?
Today we celebrate #WomenVeteransDay. June 12th commemorates the 74th anniversary of the Women's Armed Services Integration Act, which allowed women to serve as permanent members of the military. We are so grateful, for all the strong women veterans who have fought to protect our country!
Pride Cookies 2022
Happy #PrideMonth! 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ We’re celebrating all month long with Pride themed treats, available in the bakery starting today. Don't forget to stop by during our new summer hours—M, T, TH, F from 7am to 4pm and SS from 8am to 5pm.
Dog Tag is proud to recognize and support the contributions of our LGBTQIA+ staff and alumni, not just during Pride Month but all year long.
Congratulations Cohort 1 & 15
Last Thursday we celebrated a milestone at Dog Tag—not only did we graduate our 15th DC cohort, but also our first ever Chicago cohort!
We are immensely proud of all the hard work our fellows have put in these past five months, from their classwork at Georgetown University & Loyola University Chicago, to their learning labs, and even the relationships they've built with each other in their cohorts. We can't wait to see what our fellows do next!
Congratulations again to our amazing group of fellows on a monumental graduation!
Memorial Day 2022
Today on #MemorialDay, we honor and remember all of those who have fallen while serving. 🇺🇸
Our unique Dog Tag chandelier is an homage to those who have served in defense of our nation. On each tag, the name of a military member is inscribed on one of the chandelier's individual dog tags, honoring them every day in the bakery.
To learn more about our Dog Tag chandelier, click here: https://bit.ly/3wkZV0a
Cherry Blossom Festival Gift Boxes
We know, we don't want cherry blossom season to end either! 😩 This weekend is your last chance to get your hands on our limited edition cherry blossom gift boxes until next season. 🌸
Stop by the bakery to indulge in a variety of treats—like our pink velvet cookies and share the love brownies—all tied up in our signature cherry blossom gift wrapping. Shop online now at: https://bit.ly/3756VAU
Easter Decorating Kit
Looking to add some ✨personal flair✨ to your Easter cookies this year? Our DIY cookie decorating kit comes with 6 egg-shaped sugar cookies, 4 bags of pastel-colored royal icing, 6 pastel-colored white chocolate eggs, 4 mini brownie bites, and a fun family game!
Order now while kits last: https://bit.ly/3LOZqRa
Take a closer look at some of our must-have treats! And yes, we really put that much brie on our Jesuit and Chief. 😋
Ready to come see us? We're open Tuesdays through Fridays from 7am to 5pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 6pm. See you soon!
📸: BGExploreDC (TikTok)
Never say no to pizza! 🍕
Get creative in the kitchen using our fresh, made-from-scratch loaves of ciabatta bread to whip together an easy, delicious pizza. Bon Appétit!
American Airlines: Companies on the Move
American Airlines is helping Dog Tag soar to new heights by featuring us on their inflight entertainment program, Companies on the Move! ✈️ This platform will share Dog Tag’s story and mission with up to 5 million passengers on more than 80,000 American Airlines domestic flights.
How have you soared to new heights? Tell us your story in the comments below for a chance to be entered into a giveaway to win a $50 gift card from Dog Tag!👇
Giveaway ends Monday 3/7 at 11:59pm EST. Winners will be randomly selected & notified on Tuesday 3/8.
This giveaway is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Facebook. Winners must be 18 years or older and located in the US.
Donation Q&A With Lindsay
Thanks to you, in January 2022 we are piloting our fellowship program in Chicago, increasing the number of individuals we serve each year.
As we close out 2021, we wanted to share our gratitude. Thank you for your messages of support, your engagement with our fellows, and your generosity in making it all happen.
Our mission is possible thanks to the generosity of donors like you––your support, no matter the size, makes a difference. If interested, there's still time to make a year-end tax deductible donation. Make your impact now: https://bit.ly/3F0Wvlm
PS - Have questions about the impact your donation will make? Let our new Director of Development, Lindsay Walls, answer them for you!
Make Croutons with us!
The added *crunch* you didn't know you needed!
There are many ways to use our baguettes, what's your favorite? Comment below! 👇
Road Home Podcast with Justin Miller
Our Chicago Program Manager, Justin Miller, recently sat down with Will Beiersdorf on the Road Home Program at Rush podcast to talk about the new Dog Tag Fellowship Program kicking off in Chicago next year!
🎧 Listen to the full podcast here: https://bit.ly/32QhC91
#GivingTuesday is here! Can we count on your support to help us reach our goal to raise $12,500? We need your help to unlock a generous 2-to-1 match from @Fiserv, up to $25,000!
In January 2022, we are piloting our fellowship program in Chicago, doubling the number of #veterans, #militaryspouses, and #militarycaregivers we serve each year. Can you help give them the best fellowship experience possible?
Make your impact now: https://bit.ly/3DPSwaK
Giving Tuesday 2021
Join us this Tuesday, November 30th, for #GivingTuesday! In celebration of graduating our 14th cohort, along with piloting our first program in Chicago, we’ve set an ambitious goal to raise $12,500 on #GivingTuesday. We are excited to announce that our longtime partner Fiserv will match all donations made during #GivingTuesday two-to-one, up to $25,000!
That’s where you come in. Can you help us unlock the match and raise the funds to deliver our life-changing programming to more #veterans, #militaryspouses, and #caregivers in 2022?
Despite its many challenges, 2021 was a big year for Dog Tag. We’re not stopping or slowing down in 2022. Veterans and military families are facing exacerbated challenges around employment, isolation from their community, and mental health due to COVID-19; and demand for our program has never been greater.
Want to get a head start on the giving season? Make your impact today: https://bit.ly/3DPSwaK
Vince Loran Veterans Day Feature
#ICYMI Dog Tag Cohort 5 Alum, Vince Loran, was featured on Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies 'Jack Talk' series for Veterans Day.
Vince shared his experiences in fellowship, business, and work in leadership. Congratulations, Vince! Listen to the full webinar here: https://bit.ly/3onqaOz
DMV Foodie Review
Nothing speaks louder than the words of our customers! 🗣 Check out this video from dmvfoodie and then stop in to see if you agree about our cinnamon scones! 😉
🎥: dmvfoodie (TikTok)
Veterans Day 2021
On Veterans Day, and every day, we honor all those who have served, both past and present, in the United States Armed Forces, along with their families and loved ones.
Our Dog Tag community is made up of many who have served courageously and selflessly, some of whom are pictured here. We are reminded daily of our gratitude for their sacrifice.
We hope you will join us in the comments below in sharing your gratitude. ⬇️
Chicago Winter 2022 Cohort Application Deadline
🚨 LAST CHANCE TO APPLY 🚨 If you're a veteran with a service-connected disability, a military spouse, a caregiver, a guard, or a reserve member—don't miss this opportunity to apply for our first ever Chicago Fellowship Program!
Our five-month program helps fellows to build entrepreneurial skills, find renewed purpose, and forge community beyond the military. Applications close for the Winter 2022 Cohort TODAY at 11:59 PM CST.
Learn more and apply now: https://bit.ly/3w2z1IR
Upcoming Networking Events
We're excited to share that our Chicago Program Manager, Justin Miller, will be participating in some upcoming networking events on October 27th & 28th!
Register for either FREE event if you're interested in:
🇺🇸 Getting involved in the veteran community
🤝 Meeting more like-minded individuals in the military community
📚 Learning about additional resources, programs, and opportunities for military families and veterans
✏️ Applying to the Chicago Dog Tag Fellowship Program
Register for Chicago Veterans Liberty Call: https://bit.ly/3aem1G1
Register for Quad City Veterans Network monthly meeting: https://bit.ly/2Z971Xp
Today Show- Jonee Coleman
The Dog Tag community is much more than just classmates and co-workers! When Army Veteran and Dog Tag Alumni Jonee Coleman was gifted with a new car on Today Show's 'Heroes Among Us' series, members of the Dog Tag staff and cohort 13 came out to show their support.
Jonee's Army career was cut short by chronic illness but she turned her love for the military into a business and spends her days giving back to veterans just like her. Today, Jonee received a special and well deserved surprise. Keep watching to see the surprise unfold! 👇 https://on.today.com/3vc7UdI
Help us wish the .U.S. Navy a happy 246th birthday! 🎉
To celebrate, we’re sharing words from some of our Navy veteran and military spouse alumni and fellows, and want to thank all Navy service members and their families—past and present. We are thankful for your sacrifice and commitment to keeping our country safe.
Fiserv Back2Business Grants
It's going to be an exciting night at the #CongressionalBaseballGame! Fiserv is recognizing 3 D.C. merchants with $10,000 #Back2Business grants including our own Dog Tag alumn Erinn Roth, the CEO and Executive Pastry Chef of Ms. Jo's Petite Sweets, LLC.
Learn more about grant recipients Ms. Jo's Petite Eats, Lord and Tucker Management Consultants, and Los Amigos Latin Market; and how you can apply to the Fiserv Back 2 Business Grants here: https://fisv.co/3D1SnjF
#SMB #Back2Business #FiservGivesBack