Posted by Willy Franzen on July 4, 2012. Positions below updated every five minutes.
|Creative Director||Birmingham, AL|
|Visual Web Designer, Amazon Fashion||New York, NY|
|User Experience Designer||New York, NY|
|Sr. UX Designer||Newark, NJ|
|Event Coordinator||St. Louis, MO|
|Graphic / Web Designer||West Palm Beach, FL|
|Big Data Analyst/Data Visualization Engineer||Chantilly, VA|
|UX/Interaction Designer, Matrix Team||San Francisco, CA|
|Experience Designer||San Francisco, CA|
A few weeks ago I went on my annual father-son fishing trip to Grayling, MI. Not a lot changes up there from year to year, but this year there was something new. Fireworks stands! It was blatantly obvious that a law had changed to make fun legal again. Now, I know that fireworks are ridiculously dangerous–they can blow your hand off, start a wildfire, or give you a nasty burn–but there’s something un-American about making them illegal. So it warms my heart to see more states re-legalizing fireworks in an age where some people want to regulate what size sodas can be sold. Big Fireworks is a Lansing, MI that saw an amazing opportunity when the law changed, and jumped on it. They’ve been around for 28 years, but it looks like this has been a great year for expanding their business.
If you want to understand how laws dictate how a fireworks business operates, you have to look no further than Big Fireworks’ Store Locator. They have outposts in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Kansa, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Nevada–all states with favorable fireworks laws. The really interesting thing is where the stores are located in these states–most of them are right on state lines. I think I know what that’s all about. Big Fireworks is clearly a savvy company, which is why you should check out their Careers page. Right now it just says “Coming Soon” (as does their About page), but maybe if you reach out to them you can find out more about what kind of opportunities might be available. If that’s not good enough for you, you can check out our Fourth of July posts from years past: Nathan’s Famous, Daughters of the American Revolution, National Safety Council, and Phantom Fireworks.
Links to Help You Begin Your Research
Will you be shooting off fireworks today?