Author: Andrew Kinerson

Andrew Kinerson is a native New Yorker and grew up in the Capital District area. He attended College at Schenectady County Community College and holds a degree in Computer Information Architecture. Andrew currently serves as General Manager of Gettysburg Flag Works. He plays a key role in the day-to-day operations of the company overseeing all aspects of sales, manufacturing, human resources and marketing. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and young son. In his spare time he creates mixed media art, dabbles in photography, builds custom PC’s, and cooks.Visit Andrew on Google+
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2024 American Flag Half-Staff Calendar

2024 Half Staff Calendar from Gettysburg Flag Works

You probably already know that when you see an American flag flying at half-staff, it is to indicate that the country or your state is in mourning. What you might not know is that there are very specific rules and guidelines as to when the American flag should be flown at half-staff and when it… continue

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Who is Uncle Sam?

The Real Uncle Sam

There are few symbols of patriotism and American government that are as widely-known as Uncle Sam. As legend goes, “Uncle Sam” is the nickname of Samuel Wilson, a meatpacker who lived in Troy, New York during the War of 1812. Wilson would supply barrels of beef to the army during the war that were marked… continue

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Dressing Ship with Nautical Flags

Dressing Ship

If you’ve ever attended a regatta or other large boating event, you’ve probably noticed that the ships are adorned with brightly colored boat flags that are both beautiful to look at and that convey U.S. and international codes and signals. The nautical signal flags you see flying from the masts are carefully selected based on… continue


Selling can be a piece of cake

The aggressive, pushy salesman is a well-known stereotype, and as such, is reflective of a good deal of reality.  I never had formal sales training, but I sure knew what type of salespeople rubbed me the wrong way and was determined to never use the ‘hard sell’ approach at Gettysburg Flag Works. I do not… continue


Of Mice and Men

I’m an engineer and I like having plans and processes. A road map to guide and facilitate execution and ensure the desired outcome. Being a business owner, I’ve also learned that as the saying goes, “the best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.” How you deal with these setbacks sets an example… continue