PUBLISHER / EDITIOR / PROJECT MANAGER
President of the MCSG with Eva Horton, founder of the Chimney Sweep Guild
Prior to becoming a chimney sweep in 1977, Dave spent ten years in broadcast advertising with Central Broadcasting Corporation, radio stations WUPE Pittsfield, MA, WDEW Westfield, MA and WARE Ware, MA
1977 he began sweeping after reading the Mother Earth News August West Ad, “Chimney Sweeps Earn $1000 per week.” He worked as a woodstove installer for his local Jotul Stove dealership in Spencer, MA. In 1978 he attended the Second Convention of The Chimney Sweep Guild in Arlington, VA, where he met Eva Horton, founder of The Chimney Sweep Guild.
In 1980 Dave was a founding member of the Massachusetts Chimney Sweep Guild and spent the next ten years as the Liaison to the National Chimney Sweep Guild from MA. 1n 1983 Dave was Certified Chimney Sweep #316 by the NCSG. Dave later became President of the MCSG.
In 1990 Dave was elected to the NCSG board of Directors and appointed Treasurer by then President of the NCSG, the late Pete Luter.
In the 1990s Dave was a contributing author for Chimney Professional Magazine under the name of Road Warrior. He also wrote a dozen articles that can still be found under his name on Chimneys.com
In 2003 Dave turned his business over to his son, Derek Hannah and went back into professional sales with Verizon and Yellow Book. While at Verizon he earned back to back President Award trips to Ireland and Malta for his top sales performance.
In 2008 Dave graduated from Charter Oak State College with a degree in Marketing.
In 2015 Dave began production of Magazine For Blue Collar Entrepreneurs, a quarterly trade publication for the MCSG, with a mission to grow guild membership and provide educational content to the chimney sweeps in the New England area. By early 2019, MCSG membership grew from this magazine publication by over 50%.
In August of 2016 Dave took Certification courses for Project Manager and became a Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
In April of 2019 the MCSG board granted 100% ownership of this magazine to Dave Hannah.
Entrepreneurs crushed its original target distribution of 1500 chimney sweeps and hearth product professionals around the US by mailing to 2167. Our project distribution by first quarter of 2020 is expected to be 6000+ as more state and regional chimney sweep guilds and HPBA affiliates join in our effort to reach a much larger readership.
2015 BLUE COLLAR MAGAZINE IS BORN
At the Massachusetts Chimney Sweep Guild board of director meeting in Hyannis, MA, I volunteered to produce this trade magazine for the chimney service & hearth product industry. (I am seen here with the long white hair, Dave Hannah)
My name is Bailey Wildt, I am a 22-year-old graphic designer from Marshalltown Iowa. I graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in May of 2019 with an Associates degree in Graphic Design. I specialize in publication design.
I am currently a full-time magazine Designer for Sutherland Printing of Montezuma Iowa.
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Sutherland Printing is a family owned full service publication/trade magazine & catalog printer that has been in business since 1956. Based out of central Iowa we have all the components of printing under one roof, with this we are able to offer our clients great pricing along with impeccable quality, with an extremely flexible production schedule. Our printing and finishing capabilities with an around–the-clock workforce offers great versatility this company can meet your demands.
Do you enjoy writing?
Blue Collar Magazine, the fastest growing national trade magazine in the US, is looking to add contributing writers to our Bi-Monthly publication reaching chimney sweeps & hearth product professionals. Email Davehannah@comcast.net
Here is an idea that can open new opportunity for your personal and business success during the pause in our lives from this stay at home temporary period. Each issue of Blue Collar Magazine there is a feature called; What’s in Your Library. Recommended reading about inspirational books, personal growth and just plain good reading is part of our magazine picks. How about taking the Blue Collar Challenge to read one book each week of the shutdown? I highly recommend beginning with BACK TO BULLET PROOF by Darin Bibeau, Just one book a week… #everydayGSD
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