NBC Washington's Tommy McFly recently spoke with CEO Meghan Ogilvie and Cohort 7 Fellow Alisha Mason about the Dog Tag Fellowship program, our Starbuck's Dog Tag Brownie, and more in honor of May being National Military Appreciation Month.
Dog Tag Inc. CEO Meghan Ogilvie shares with the Fox Business Network how Dog Tag Bakery has teamed up with Starbucks to bring attention to our military and veteran service members, their families and caregivers and their needs during transition.
Read the entire story on Fox Business Network.
A few weeks ago, Dog Tag Bakery, Inc. staff, fellows and alumni had the pleasure of sitting down with Linda Dahlstrom and Joshua Trujillo from Starbucks Newsroom to tell their story.
Inspired by what he heard, Josh, created this beautiful video that showcases two of our current fellows: Navy Veteran Jacquelyn Dyer and Air Force Veteran Stephen King. Their story is one of inspiration, hope, and the benefit of being a part of the Dog Tag community.
Thank you to Starbucks Newsroom for capturing the essence of the mission of Dog Tag in such a powerful video.
DOG TAG BAKERY AND STARBUCKS RECOGNIZE NATIONAL MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH WITH THE LAUNCH OF A DARK CHOCOLATE & POTATO CHIP BROWNIE AT STARBUCKS STORES
Georgetown’s favorite pastry destination, Dog Tag Bakery, will launch the Dog Tag Bakery Brownie on May 1, 2018 at Starbucks locations nationwide in honor of National Military Appreciation Month. This brownie is a delicious twist on Dog Tag Bakery’s classic recipe, topped with a salted potato chip crumble, and will be available in over 8,000+ participating Starbucks locations nationwide starting May 1, 2018 until June 4, 2018 (or while supplies last).
Inspired by a shared commitment to helping our veterans and military families, Dog Tag Bakery developed this special limited-edition brownie for Starbucks customers to help raise awareness for veteran causes. Dog Tag Bakery’s entrepreneurial fellowship program combines education with hands-on experience to create a living business school, to build a bridge to employment and to help veterans, military spouses and caregivers find fulfillment in their professional and personal lives. To learn more about Dog Tag Bakery’s program, please visit www.DogTagInc.org.
Together we’re #BakingADifference in the lives of our veterans and military families.
Product Name: Dog Tag Bakery Brownie. The packaging will state “Salted Potato Chip Crusted Brownie”
Unit Price: $3.95
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Availability: Available in over 8,000 Starbucks locations nationwide
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Georgetown professor and longtime DTI Fellowship instructor Dr. Douglas McCabe won the 2018 Magis Medal from Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Dr. McCabe, who teaches Principles of Management and Business Policy in Dog Tag Fellowship program through their partnership with Georgetown's School of Continuing Studies, was awarded the Magis Medal for his exemplary record of service in social justice advocacy and involvement with Dog Tag's program. This is Dr. McCabe's second award for his work with Dog Tag; in 2016 he won the Service Leadership Award from the Georgetown McDonough School of Business.
At Dog Tag Bakery, something special is brewing––and it isn't just our delicious coffee. Today.com explores how our Fellowship program is #bakingadifference in the lives of veterans and military families. Featuring DTI alumni John Lira and Sharod Wade, and current Cohort 7 Fellows Mika Hunter and Kim DeFiori. Click the button below to learn more or read the piece here.
Bakery Renovations: We're Upgrading!
By Alisha Mason
Dog Tag Bakery is closing its doors for a few days for a much-needed face lift. We close at 3:00pm, Saturday February 17th and will reopen at 9:00 am on Thursday the 22nd.
BUT DON’T WORRY! Everything being done will benefit our customers, our employees, and our Dog Tag Inc. fellows. When we open our doors again on the 22nd, we hope you’ll be back and bring a friend (or several).
An important aspect of running a business is always finding ways to improve. 2018 marks the beginning of Dog Tag Bakery’s third year in this building. Think of the number of brownies, blondies, and loaves of bread that have come out of the kitchen. We need a little face lift. This means, renovation time! Most of the renovations will be cosmetic; you may not even notice them, but you will definitely be the benefactor.
We’re upgrading the cabinets behind the front counter, which will help us be more organized and efficient to serve our customers. We’re also adding more power outlets in the dining area, specifically for our wonderful patrons.
Back in the kitchen, we’re getting NEW FLOORS! Who likes slipping and sliding all over the kitchen with sharp utensils in your hands? Not our awesome chefs and bakers. With the new floors they’ll be able to spend more time imagining amazing new recipes or perfecting the current menu, and not worrying if they’ll slip and fall.
Finally, and probably most important for our customers, we are adding a NITRO COLD BREW COFFEE machine, one of the first in Georgetown. This system is hot in the coffee scene (in a cold kind of way)! Coffee is served straight out of the tap, not over ice, and is infused with nitrogen, which creates a smoother and silkier coffee. Cold brew coffee is great, but with this new system we won’t have to wait hours for the brewing process to complete.
During renovations our fellows will be hard at work, taking Business Accounting and Communications courses from Georgetown University professors and continuing their rotations with Dog Tag Inc. staff. We are grateful for Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies for opening space for us to keep the classroom instruction going during renovations.
Our entire staff is enthusiastic for the demolition day to begin. From Chris, our Head Chef, to Caelan, our Bakery Manager, the excitement is building for the final reveal. Come visit the new and improved Dog Tag Bakery, and see for yourself what all the excitement is about.
We’ll see you on the 22nd!
CEO Meghan Ogilvie and alumna Cassaundra Martinez talk about Dog Tag's Fellowship program on Fox News’ 2017 NYE coverage LIVE from Times Square! Here’s to a happy and healthy 2018!
Helping veterans, one brownie at a time
At Dog Tag Inc., veterans whip up cookies and business plans as they transition to new careers
WUSA9's Andi Hauser reported live from Dog Tag Bakery on Thursday, August 17's Great Day Washington! Check out segment one (1) of three (3).
Presidential Leadership Scholar Meghan Ogilvie receives the Outstanding Civilian Service Award from the U.S. Army for her work helping service-disabled veterans through a non-profit she leads, Dog Tag, Inc. This Q&A takes an inside look at her meaningful work and how the Presidential Leadership Scholars program is helping her grow as a leader. U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Austin L. Thomas