GLASGOW, Mont. (NMB) ― U.S. Senator Steve Daines has recognized Ashley Kemmis and Brianna Page of Valley County with his Montanan of the Week honor for their entrepreneurial spirit.
Kemmis and Page operate the Thistle and Thread clothing boutique in Glasgow. Kemmis says that they got the idea after other women’s clothing stores in Glasgow shut down.
“We really wanted to try and find a way to provide internet shopping that would actually help our community. Then more recently we opened an actual physical store. We just really saw a need for affordable women’s clothing of all shapes and sizes.”
Kemmis and Page have known each since high school and always wanted to go into business together. They opened their first storefront October 2019 in Glasgow.
“We’ve been working really hard this last year. So, to be recognized for that is great,” Kemmis says. “We definitely were not expecting it, but we love Montana! So to be considered the Montanans of the week was just so amazing. We also want to say thank you to whoever nominated us.”
In his congressional statement, Daines said these women took initiative when they “saw a need in the community.”