In Memoriam: Bernard “Bobo” Kolesar

June 11, 2021

Everyone remembers the nicest father in the neighborhood. The one who always had a smile and never seemed to treat you like a kid, but rather as his friend. That was Bernard “Bobo” Kolesar to me. Little did I know how much influence he would have on my personal and business life many years later. As […]

Bob visits the Kromer Kap Kulture Klub

December 10, 2013

Some of our loyal blog readers may remember a post from a few years ago when we introduced you to the Kromer Kap Kulture Klub. Well, we’re happy to say that this year, our CEO, Bob Jacquart, joined them for a meal. A brief refresher: The Klub is a group of men who gather each […]

Bob and Stormy Kromer’s Baseball Bat

November 9, 2012

A few months ago, Bob got an odd voicemail message. The caller stated that he had a ‘ceremonial’ baseball bat that had belonged to George Kromer and was wondering if anyone here at the company had an interest in it. Indeed we did. As it turns out, the bat was a part of George’s estate […]

Team Stormy

September 19, 2012

If you’ve read any of the previous “From the CEO” blog posts, you may recall that I am a pretty active cyclist. I had a big birthday over Labor Day weekend and I really wanted to “fight” turning 60 by riding in a challenging event. I learned about the Flambeau 40 – a 35-mile race […]

Saturdays with Bob: One Customer at a Time

February 13, 2012

By Bob Jacquart, CEO As I look back on my life’s journey, little did I know that the skills that I learned in my first part-time job would come full circle. Back in the 7th grade, I put together bicycles, strollers and wagons at my Uncle King’s five-and-dime store. My uncle encouraged me to meet […]

Made in the USA: The Journey of an American Sewing Manufacturer

October 25, 2011

By Bob Jacquart, CEO In 1974, when I started working for my dad in his canvas repair shop with one other employee, I never once thought that “made in America” would ever mean something significant to me – and to our country. As our small sewing business evolved – around the time I was 30 […]

Living in Stormy Kromer Country

September 12, 2011

By Bob Jacquart, CEO Bill and Jack Wagener with Bob Jacquart (on right) A lot of people have trouble understanding how someone can live in a remote and cold place like Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The truth is, I don’t know any other way to live. As I have gotten older, I have found that more […]

Caretakers of the Stormy Kromer Legend

August 22, 2011

By Bob Jacquart, CEO 9 years and 9 months ago, I sat in a local coffee shop and overheard that the Kromer Cap Company was about to discontinue production of its distinctive wool cap. As a lifelong resident of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and a third generation Kromer-wearer (not to mention the owner of a sewing […]

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