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WHOtv Channel 13 News: Small Business Saturday

WHOtv Channel 13 News: Small Business Saturday

With Black Friday finished and Cyber Monday still to come, shoppers got to celebrate small business Saturday in Des Moines’ East Village. “Oh my gosh it’s awesome, it is like, so cool. There’s so many good stores down here, as you can tell I’m like drowning in packages, and my...

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Under A Tin Roof: Returning to our Roots

Under A Tin Roof: Returning to our Roots

Summer is officially at a close as of tomorrow. Isn't that crazy?! What better way to welcome the autumnal equinox than a fun family gathering? We had so much fun putting together a gathering around the campfire that our Aunt Jane and Uncle John (I know - so cute!) showed...

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Artisan Spotlight w/ Bird & Bear

Artisan Spotlight w/ Bird & Bear

Recently Bird & Bear (Danny) had a chat with the gentlemen of Fontenelle Supply Co. to get a better feel for their passion, drive, and direction with their company. Tell us a little about yourself? Fontenelle Supply Co. is made up of four long-time friends who share the same passion for...

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American Link

American Link

In today’s mechanized world, so many of the things we buy seem to have come from some giant photo copier. Walking the aisles of many stores today, do you think about the origin of the things we shop for? Do you ever wonder how many machines have touched the products...

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Des Moines Register: Axes to Grind

Des Moines Register: Axes to Grind

  The headquarters of Fontenelle Supply Co. is a garage in Des Moines' Beaverdale neighborhood, the walls of which call to mind both rustic woodsmen and punk rockers. The company's owners are somewhere in between. Old axes, cleaned of rust and with new hickory handles, hang one after another above an...

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