The month of March boasts a number of celebrations; the first official day of Spring, Black Forest Cake Day, and National Mom & Pop Business Owners Day on March 29th. Chukar Cherries is one of 27 million small businesses in the United States. And as we spring forward Chukar looks back at 30 years in business and honors their founder, Pam Montgomery. With March highlighting National Women in Business Month the company is grateful for its journey and celebrates the mom and pop store that has made Prosser its home.
During the month of March our nation is happy to honor the accomplishments of women in business. Pioneers in their fields who paved the way and encouraged others, many women have accomplished breakthroughs in their areas of study. From astrophysics to engineering some accolades are honored with a trophy or award. In small town Prosser, Washington, a woman in business quietly continues her path making a product that changes lives in a different way. Pam Montgomery, Founder and CEO of Chukar Cherries, pioneered dehydrating cherries with no additives or preservatives of any kind. Her ambition launched a business dedicated to producing the highest quality foods and gifts crafted with all-natural goodness from the Pacific Northwest. The mom and pop store nurtured by Pam and husband JT has been customer focused and quality based for decades.
Chukar Cherries incorporates cherries in almost all their products, it’s the foundation of the business. Chukar captures fruit at its peak and preserves it for customers in chocolate, energy mixes and delicious sauces. Although Chukar products cross borders and reach homes across our nation, home base will always be Prosser. And the storefront at 320 Wine Country Road where it all started in 1988 holds great memories for this company. As a look in the rear-view mirror brings a smile to their faces, they drive forward into a bright future.