There’s some pretty awesome stuff going on in Montrose.
Before I write more, I need a disclaimer here. I’m a pretty big fan of Storm King Distilling. You could probably tell if you read the cover story.
It’s a great local business that’s getting the recognition it deserves.
David Fishering is an immensely talented distiller, and it’s great to have such great products made here locally. While it was a shock to see them awarded “Best American Whiskey” at the World Whiskies Awards with their Side Gig Whiskey, it is no secret that their whiskey is good stuff.
Besides the spirits, they have a fun tasting room with some really talented mixologists. You can drink Fishering’s stuff by itself, but sometimes a cocktail is nicer.
But Storm King is just one testament of many to the cool things happening in Montrose. I’ve lived here five years now, and as I’ve gotten to know the community, I’ve come to love it more and more every day. There are businesses earning international recognition for the work they’re doing.
We’ve already mentioned TEI Rock Drills in these pages before. They are a local manufacturer providing excavator drill attachments, rock drill components and more. Their products are used all over.
You may have heard of Geyser Systems. As I hope to feature them soon in these pages, it’s worth mentioning the work they do. They’ve invented (and they manufacture) a more efficient camping shower. But it’s being used inside as well as outside. Many have decided to get clean using his showers daily as we all try to find a solution to our western United States water problem.
Those are just a couple, but there are so many more.
The business climate in Montrose is ripe, and businesses who haven’t considered moving here should do so. If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this is a good place to do it.
As you read through these pages in the coming months and weeks, I hope you see what I see (all the great stuff happening here).
Also, if you think you have a good business story, we are looking for those. Send me an email or text message with your story idea, and we will do our best to figure out a way to get you in these pages.
If you’re an advertiser, just take a look at our newspaper, here. Last week, I went by The Daily Bread after publishing a story on their closing after almost 35 years of business.
The owner, Margaret Johnson, said everyone who came into her store that day commented on the story. This is a well-read, free publication that could help your business.
And to those who have read so far, we appreciate your support and want your feedback. Get in touch, and let us know what we could be doing better.