Business of the Month
MILLER’S COUNTRY STORE AND SANDPOINT MOVERS RECEIVE SEPTEMBER’S BUSINESS OF THE MONTH HONOR
SANDPOINT – The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Miller’s Country Store and Sandpoint Movers as September’s Business of the Month. The Chamber recognizes them for their commitment to serving the area with healthy, homemade food and reliable moving services.
Rod and Nanette Miller relocated to Sandpoint in 2009 to be a part of a new church planting and bought Handyman Services, which later become Sandpoint Movers. In 2010 they opened Miller’s Country Store, a neighborhood market, deli and bakery with an extensive bulk food assortment. “We try to hit that balance of as healthy as possible while still being delectable food,” says Nanette.
Miller’s Country Store also offers made-to-order sandwiches, a selection of Take and Bake meals and an assortment of delicious baked goods. “We make pies like my Great-Grandmother made when I could barely peek over the countertop to watch,” Nanette said. They focus on using the best ingredients available. “We see the business as a service to the community,” Rod said in an interview with the Bee in November 2010, shortly after the store opened. “We want to run the store as a pleasant place where people can stop by and feel at home.”
Miller’s Country Store employee Marie Wisler accepted the award on behalf of Nanette and the team and thanked the community for all their support over the years.
While Rod, Nanette, and several friends and family ran the Country Store, Rod was also busy expanding their handyman and moving business. Their big box trucks are easily recognized rumbling around town and their team of strong but careful movers make quick work of packing, boxing, loading and unloading offices and homes, averaging 25-30 moves each month. Many a business has been moved overnight or over the weekend to be fully “up and running” the next business day with the competent help of Sandpoint Movers.
For several years now, Miller’s Country Store and Sandpoint Movers have provided sponsorship and assistance for the Scenic Half Marathon. “The Millers have been such great supporters of the Chamber of Commerce,” says Chamber President Kate McAllister. “They work with us on our events with set up and tear down and we appreciate their kindness and everything they do for us!”
Unfortunately, Rod passed away on May 22 2016 after a battle with cancer; he will be greatly missed. “I have been so encouraged as I try to go on without him by the amazing amount of help I have received. Thank you to the beautiful people of the Sandpoint area,” said Nanette. We wish them the best as they continue on with their service to this community and know that we will always feel at home at Miller’s.
Please join us in congratulating Miller’s Country Store and Sandpoint Movers for being honored as the September Businesses of the Month. We thank them for their service and commitment to the greater Sandpoint area. Miller’s Country Store is located at 1326 Baldy Mountain Road. For more information, please call (208) 263-9446 for the store and (208) 265-5506 for Sandpoint Movers, find them on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo from left to right: Kate McAlister, Chamber President & CEO and Miller’s Country Store employee Marie Wisler.
Past BOM 2016
August: MickDuff’s Brewing Company July: Evergreen Realty June: Bonner County Historical Society & Museum | May: Eichardt’s Pub Grill & Coffee House | April: Trinity at City Beach | February: Idaho Pour Authority | January: The Shed, INC
Past BOM 2015
December: Sandpoint Elks Lodge #1376 | November: Pend Oreille Surgery Center | October: Skeyes the Limit | September: Goodwill Ponderay | August: Petal Talk | July: Sandpoint West Athletic Club | June: Northland Communicaions | May: Friends of Scotchman Peaks | April: Eve’s Leaves | March: Selkirk Association of Realtors | February: Festival at Sandpoint | January: North County Electric