MONTANA – A family owned business in Terry, Montana has been named the 2020 Made in Montana Retailer of the Year. Prairie Unique was honored by Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice during Friday’s wholesale buyer day.
“Montana’s storefronts and small businesses fuel our state’s economy,” Director Rice said. “Prairie Unique helps to power the town of Terry and draws visitors from the region who are looking for authentic Made in Montana products. Small business owners like Dale and Kathy Galland showcase the best of what it means to be Made in Montana”
Prairie Unique sells authentic Made in Montana products at its store which is located along the Yellowstone River and near the Terry Badlands. Owner Dale Galland says every product that carries the Made in Montana logo is exceptional.
“We carry Made in Montana items, because it means dealing with professionals,” Galland said. “These are not craft or hobby items. Made in Montana members have chosen to make a living this way, and if they believe in the product – so do I, and we are proud to support them.”
Made in Montana members and local businesses nominated and voted for Prairie Unique to receive this distinct honor.
The annual Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food & Gifts connects wholesale buyers with 150 Made in Montana artists, food producers, craftspeople and entrepreneurs as buyers find authentic Montana-made products to fill their store shelves. This year, the event was limited to Friday’s wholesale buyer day to protect against the possibility of spreading novel coronavirus or COVID-19.
Other businesses honored include:
Best in Show: Tabletree Montana
Best New Exhibitor: Doggy Style Gourmet Treats
Honorable Mention: Montana Correctional Enterprises