BOZEMAN – Anthem Snacks, a neighborhood jerky enterprise, has been awarded Montana’s Veteran Modest Small business of the Calendar year, by the Montana Small Organization Administration.
Nathan Kouhana, the Founder and CEO of Anthem Snacks, joined the army in 2003, and remembers the instant he felt the need to have to serve.
“I was researching overseas in Paris when 9/11 occurred, so that’s just ingrained in my memory,” Kouhana claimed.
In 2009, when Kouhana’s service finished he returned to San Francisco to do the job at a technologies company, then still left for Chicago to go after enterprise university. Longing to return to wide-open up areas, Kouhana and his spouse came throughout Montana and made the decision to phone the Treasure Condition household.
“There were being a few meat processing vegetation that had been for sale, and from there I started a jerky firm,” Kouhana said.
A enterprise that has grown to market jerky, apparel, and much more, with 10% of their income likely to veteran and first responder non-earnings organizations.
“There’s a unique point of view from a veteran because they have an understanding of the sacrifices that are produced, but they also comprehend the expense,” Kouhana explained, “So my message is the similar to everyone, I think all people need to support the veteran neighborhood and give back exactly where they can.”
A person of the non-income that anthem donates to is Major Sky Bravery, an firm in the Gallatin Valley that gives assist for active-duty particular functions forces.
Founder and CEO, Josh McCain describes Kouhana is ‘a hero’ and how he was the suggestion of the spear in Particular Operations.
“Starting a business enterprise is the American desire, likely it as a veteran, I cannot even comprehend,” McCain stated.
In the long term, Kouhana hopes to open a brick-and-mortar shop for Anthem Snacks.