D'Medici Footwear & Clothing

West Central SBDC helps local businesses partner

316 E. Main St. Montrose, CO 81401

970-249-3668 |  Visit Website

When D’Medici Footwear opened this spring, the West Central SBDC saw the need to introduce Debbie Tenaglia to Jim Sigle. The West Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC) works with a variety of businesses and non-profits throughout the Montrose area helping them prosper. Why introduce these two people? Debbie owns D’Medici Footwear in Montrose and Jim Sigle is a custom boot maker from Delta.

The SBDC saw the opportunity for these two businesses to work together and help each other grow, so they encouraged them to meet.

At the initial meeting with Jim and Debbie, the synergy created with the collaboration of these two businesses was obvious. Jim now not only creates custom boots and moccasins for D’Medici clients, but also custom orthotics. Debbie also invited Jim to demonstrate his craftsmanship at Main in Motion each week in front of her store. This allows people to come and see how a custom boot or moccasin is made. Jim encourages everyone to stop by and observe this art form as very few people know how boots are made. “Thanks to the consulting and opportunities presented through the SBDC, I am now able to have a store front on Main Street with Debbie as my collaborator,” says Jim. When Jim completes a pair of boots, they are truly a unique work of art that the owner can enjoy wearing for years. One day soon, both Jim and Debbie hope to see their footwear walking all over the Montrose area.

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