Veteran-owned Nashville Start Up Authentically American featured in Forbes

Published 9:32 am Monday, November 11, 2019

NASHVILLE — Authentically American®, a veteran-owned Middle Tennessee-based company that offers premium-branded apparel and merchandise made exclusively in the USA, was recently featured in Forbes.

“We are honored to have our Authentically American story featured in Forbes,” said Dean Wegner, Authentically American’s Founder and CEO. “Our biggest opportunity as a startup is brand awareness and exposure. The article in Forbes brings a national media spotlight to Authentically American and how we serve both businesses and individual customers with high quality, competitively priced, Made in USA products.”

“The response to Authentically American has been incredible,” said Wegner. “Our business is experiencing 300 percent-plus growth with higher growth forecasted in the future. We have an incredibly talented and highly engaged team in Nashville. Maintaining this culture is a primary focus as we continue to grow and expand to ensure we over-deliver on our customers’ expectations.”

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Authentically American has a two-fold business model. The company partners with businesses of all sizes, colleges and high schools, charities and nonprofits, sports leagues and political campaigns to provide high quality co-branded Made in USA apparel and merchandise that is competitively priced. Authentically American’s consumer brand offering was kickstarted in 2018 when Wegner and Nashville NASCAR legend and Authentically American investor Darrell Waltrip were invited to appear on Fox News’ morning show Fox and Friends.

Dean Wegner founded Authentically American in 2017 with a vision to build an iconic American brand that is truly American made. Wegner is a graduate from West Point and served seven years as an officer, helicopter pilot and Ranger in the Army.

Think of Authentically American as the next Nike or Under Armour, but ALL Made in USA. Ten percent of all gross profits are donated to veteran and first responder focused charities. To learn more about Authentically American, visit our website, watch our video and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.