Hello, and welcome to Franklin Gear - an apparel and accessory line dedicated to the relentless spirit of Franklin Girls and Franklin Guys. 10% of the net profit from Franklin Gear goes to support local S.T.E.M. programs.
I'm Bill Yacopucci, Founder of Franklin Gear. Yacopucci can be a mouthful for some, so over the years many friends and acquaintances have just called me Bill Y. - even before Bill Nye rose to national attention. I love and respect Bill Nye - a great supporter of truth, facts and the scientific method. So with great admiration for Bill Nye - I'm still going with Bill Y. - Franklin Guy. What can I say - its catchy. Franklin Guy, along with Franklin Girl create the backbone of the Franklin Gear line - just like the Guys and Girls of Franklin, NH are the backbone of this great city.
I'm the first to note that I am not "THE" Franklin Guy. I am just one of countless other Franklin Guys and Girls who love their community and work tirelessly on its revitalization. Bill Y. and Franklin Gear are merely a conduit between Franklin and the world. In this blog, we'll highlight the stories of so many Franklin Girls and Guys who do great things for their community and beyond. The stories of adult Franklin Girls and Guys will provide proof to the young that you can come from Franklin and be somebody great. We'll talk to some of our younger Franklin Girls and Guys to find out where their passion lies.
A lot of work to be done. This is the first active page of franklingearnh.com to go live. We have to do everything to have a smooth launch at the Franklin Studio - Cafe and Gift Shop - 366 Central Street Franklin, NH. Saturday September 8th! From 8am to 2pm you can get 10% off of your Franklin Gear at this wonderful shop. Thanks to Jo Brown, owner of the Franklin Studio for being the first brick and mortar store to carry our line.
If you can't make it to the Studio, hang in there - the online shop at franklingearnh.com is near completion. I won't put it out until it's right. Remember, you don't have to be from Franklin to wear Franklin Gear. If you have a relentless drive and passion for what you believe in, you've got what it takes to wear Franklin Gear!