The Last Best Store wins 2023 Retailer of the Year from the Made in Montana Program

Mar 10, 2023

We at The Last Best Store are thrilled to share some amazing news with our beloved community. It's with immense pride and joy that we announce our recognition as the 2023 Retailer of the Year in Montana by the Made in Montana Program. It feels like only yesterday we opened our doors at the end of February 2022, and this honor, received in less than a year of operation, is beyond our wildest dreams.

As multi-generational Montanans and natives of Missoula, supporting our local economy isn't just a business strategy; it's a personal commitment. This award is not just a win for us but a celebration of the vibrant and talented community we represent.

Nestled in the Southgate Mall, we had the privilege of being the first all-Montana-made store in the mall. Our mission has always been clear and dear to our hearts: to support our local Montana economy and showcase the state's incredible talent. Our store is a testament to the best of Montana – from our own brand line of products to the creations of over 100 local artists, creators, and businesses. Whether it's handcrafted jewelry or homemade jams, we offer an authentic Montana shopping experience that resonates with both locals and visitors.

Winning this award from the Made in Montana Program feels surreal. It validates our commitment to promoting Montana manufacturing and supporting our local community. We believe in the power of keeping money local – it drives economic activity, creates jobs, protects the environment, fosters civic engagement, and preserves our unique local culture. These values are the foundation of our company, The Last Best Co.

We invite everyone to come and experience the spirit of Montana through our store. When you support The Last Best Store, you're not just supporting our small business; you're uplifting over 100 other small businesses that are equally committed to strengthening our local economy and enriching our creative community.

A heartfelt thank you goes to our customers, the Made in Montana Program, and our community for their unwavering support. Looking ahead, we're excited about the future of The Last Best Store and are committed to continuing to bring the best of Montana to you.

To stay updated on our journey and offerings, visit our website at and follow us on social media at @thelastbeststore on Facebook and Instagram.

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