02.14.20

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Ashley Kemmis and Brianna Page of Valley County

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized Ashley Kemmis and Brianna Page of Valley County for their entrepreneurial spirit.

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: HERE.

The following is a statement submitted to the Congressional Record

Mr. DAINES, Mr. President, this week I have the honor of recognizing Ashley Kemmis and Brianna Page for their entrepreneurial spirit in Valley County.

Ashley and Brianna saw a need in the community for more options for women’s clothing after Shopko closed in Glasgow in 2019. 

They teamed up together to launch Thistle and Thread, an online women’s clothing boutique. Since they launched their website one year ago, Ashley and Brianna’s project flourished into a successful operation out of Eastern Montana.

Women across the country can purchase the boutique’s clothing online and those in eastern Montana can visit their storefront in Glasgow.

It is my honor to recognize Ashley and Brianna for taking the initiative to successfully launch Thistle and Thread. Thistle and Thread is a now a proud part of the Glasgow community and I am grateful for Ashley and Brianna’s entrepreneurship.