Soula Box is powered by Last Best LLC, a community oriented, creative product company. We value supporting artists and giving back to our local community. We will continue to onboard new artists, creatives and small businesses from Missoula and the surrounding communities.
Meet The Soula Fam
Soula Box represents a collection of hard working female-owned businesses in Missoula, Montana. We know that our home is a vibrant collection of authentic people and values, so we wanted to craft a gift box that reflects our community. Get acquainted with the businesses and people that make the Soula Box happen.
Contributors to the Soula Box
Missoula is home to a wide array of unique retail businesses. Learn more about the local businesses contributing their products and services inside each gift box.
CREATE Art Bar
"We are 100% woman owned and locally owned - CREATE art bar is one of a kind and the family behind it lives right here in Missoula!
CREATE art bar is a do-it-yourself crafting bar in the New Mercantile Hotel in downtown Missoula, Montana. A place where you can be creative, make a unique piece of art and enjoy craft cocktails, wine and beer. "
Last Best Supply Co.
I am so excited that Last Best Supply Co can be the epicenter for this amazing project. I am so grateful to have met such a wonderful group of creative women!
Last Best Supply Co is uniquely set up to onboard these curated items, box them with love, and send them out. With our sister company Blue Peak Creative, we were rapidly able to bring this project to you!
Besides jumping on new innovative projects that build our community, we also design and decorate a variety of high quality goods. One of our main focusses is working with local artists to implement their artwork onto home goods, apparel and more. We enjoy using cutting edge equipment and thinking outside of the box to create exclusive streetwear and help build out brands we believe in.
True Food Missoula
True Food Missoula is a convenient way to stay engaged in the local food systems, your own good health, and the well being of your home community. We are combining foundational principles of health and vitality with inventive, inspiring flavors and recipes for meals at home.Visit Her Store
Betty’s Divine is a locally-owned boutique on the magnificent Hip Strip in downtown Missoula, MT that has been a fixture on the block since 2005. We have a fondness for vintage inspired clothing, shoes and accessories for men and women, as well as the real-deal found in our vintage department, Divine Trash. We're a women-owned, women-run business with a soft spot for our customers, our environment, and our shop cat, Jethro.Visit Her Store
Presents of Mind Design & Dr Smith Botanicals
Presents of Mind Design is a collaborative creative platform that offers high quality beaded, printed, screen printed, embroidered, sublimated, sculpted, and laser-cut items.
Rooted in the Rocky Mountains, Dr Smith balms and serums are a homegrown, family- and community-oriented labor of love spanning two generations of Montana women. They are made in small batches with high quality oils and organic herbs that are grown, wild-harvested, or otherwise sourced in Montana and Alaska. They are the balm diggity!
We are the Bay family, Justin, Kavita, Cy, and Sujatha. We live in the beautiful Clark Fork Valley in Western Montana, and are grateful to live in such a remote and beautiful place. We enjoy being outdoors, growing our own food, spending time with family and friends, and most of all keeping bees. We love the work we do and take pleasure in doing it as a family. We take pride in working hard and being a farm to table operation.Visit Her Store
In the great northwest of America, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Missoula Montana, there lies a jewel of culinary experience – Posh Chocolat. Ana and Jason Willenbrock, husband and wife team, are creating one of the world’s most celebrated and sought after delights. Together, these passionate chocolatiers, source the highest quality cacao beans, creating the most pure and highest quality chocolate. Combined with their eclectic ingredients and artisanal techniques, Jason and Ana create nothing less than works of art.Visit Her Store
Mountain Meat Shares
My connection to food and the animals that nourish us started in my childhood in upstate New York. My Slovenian immigrant grandparents lived just up the road and they raised dairy cows, pigs and chickens. This provided our families with milk, butter and meat, as well as fruit and vegetables grown at the farm. It was there that I learned the deep sense of satisfaction from caring for animals.Visit Her Store
Taylor And Amy
Noteworthy Paper & Press
Our mission at Noteworthy is to share our love of artisan paper goods and gifts in our retail store and through our wholesale line. Over the years, we've come to see with our own eyes the incredible power of small businesses and artisan businesses in particular, to capture the heart of customers locally and all across America.
We believe deeply in promoting creativity in ourselves and others, in sustainability and style in everyday objects, a positive workplace, and a happy healthy planet.
Bathing Beauties Beads
Welcome to Bathing Beauties Beads, a shop located in the heart of the mountains on the shores of the Great Bead Sea in Missoula, MT. The shop Owner, Katie has been working on some amazing new beading and jewelry design kits and tutorials for the shop's new Backcountry Beader Line! Not your ordinary beading kit that’s for sure. They’ve been tested in the backcountry of Montana and if you pack it you will bead it, that's for sure. More inclined to armchair beading at the cabin or yurt, don’t fret they've been tested there too!
I was born into the entrepreneur field, my Mom is the founder of Jax Hats. I worked with her and my sister on that business before founding Montana Tees.
I have attended many trade shows, built out my brand and am so happy to be a part of this new Soula Box venture.
It takes a Village...
By working together we can all fuel economic growth in our local community. Each of these businesses contribute to the Soula Box as affiliate partners. That means they get a percentage of each Soula Box sale simply for promoting the project. Meet the local business that are apart of the Soula Box project.
Medicine Mountain Scrubs - Oriana
Medicine Mountain Scrub Company sources ethically manufactured medical workwear for women. Oriana Turley is the co-founder of Medicine Mountain Scrub Company and a Neurology and Orthopedic Registered Nurse in Missoula, Montana. Golden Rogers is Oriana’s older sister. The two sisters grew up in Southern Oregon in a subsistence-based lifestyle fostered by our parents as part of the back-to-the-land movement of the early 1970s. They grew up very connected with the earth and communal life, away from many modern conveniences. Golden was the first in the family to attend and graduate college, followed up by Oriana, and both are passionate lifelong learners.Check Her Out!
Bonfire Branding and Communications - Blake Nicolazzo
"Bonfire is a small branding agency of hard-working and fun-loving changemakers. We live passionate and full lives, take part in causes that move us, run rivers, ski mountains, and run with the wolves on the regular.
We live life knowing a couple basic things; we are all connected, and evolution is slow, and these two truths help guide us in business. The fact that we are all connected means that we must create business strategy around making a profit while considering the needs of future generations, like clean water and air. The reality that evolution is slow means that we have to meet consumers where they are. We try to demonstrate what it’s like to do business in an economy based on the triple bottom line, and we want to help your brand along that journey. We work hard to tell the true, amazing and beautiful story behind every brand. Let's do this."
Missoula Indoor Ads
"Missoula Indoor Ads are 8 1/2 X 11-inch full color ads posted in over 50 businesses in Missoula with over 180-frames to choose from. Chances are you’ve already seen them all over town in your favorite restaurants, health clubs, clothing stores, bars, laundromats, or theaters.
Missoula Indoor Ads presents a unique opportunity to target your customers. Are your customers enjoying a microbrew at the Kettlehouse? Taking in a movie and the Wilma Theater? We’ll help you choose your Indoor space based on where your potential customers are sure to be. Is your target-audience men? Women? No matter the demographic of your customers, you can choose locations that will reach your specific audience. And unlike TV or radio ads that speak to customers for 15 or 30 seconds, and billboards, which are for under 10 seconds, New West Indoor Ads get an average of two minutes of time with each person who sees them."
GatherBoard - Molly Bradford
GatherBoard is the brainchild of Colin Hickey and Molly Bradford, both of Missoula, Montana, USA. This customizable and monetizable software product is ideal for mid-sized communities of like-interest who are looking for a responsive, elegant and functional calendar. GatherBoard easily integrates into your existing site, but is most effectively launched as a stand-alone initiative. (GatherBoard is like the Squarespace for calendaring). We are a great solution for your Newspaper, University, Corporate Campus, Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Association, Four-Season Resort, Festival, School District, Private School, Retirement Community, and more…. Simply put, GatherBoard is the calendar that puts you in charge.Check Her Out!
Nimbletwist Consulting - Karen Tempkin
Karen advises businesses in developing strategy, creating overall company
value, maximizing growth and operational efficiency, and achieving the
outcomes they desire. She has a unique ability to combine business
development with personal development to create individual solutions for
Karen has a proven track record in small and large businesses (e.g., consulting, multinational financial software, engineering, defense, and service-based industries), creating business vision and goals, and designing sustainable strategies that result in quantifiable business outcomes.
She develops practical and socially/environmentally/financially responsible approaches to attaining business goals, while ensuring clients are achieving their potential, and creating joy and satisfaction in their work. She has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Arizona and a BA from Wellesley College, is a certified Corporate Sustainability Manager, certified Six Sigma Process Improvement Black Belt, Environmental Leadership Program Fellow, and guest lecturer and business competition coach and judge
at the University of Montana College of Business.
She recently taught a women’s business Accelerator course (mini-MBA) in Washington, DC and Missoula, MT with Her Corner: https://hercorner.org/how-it-works-accelerator and is an instructor for the Pursue your Passion Program at the University of Montana. She has over 20 years of combined business, leadership, corporate sustainability, and consulting experience.