Washington – Today, U.S. Senator Jim Risch, senior member and former chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced that Rudy A. Cook Gardens in Twin Falls has been selected as Idaho’s Small Business of the Month for August 2022. He is recognized for his contributions to the community in the US Senate Congressional Record.
In the year In 2002, Tom and Megan Ashenbrenner started Rudy A. Cook’s Paradise after converting a 118-year-old historic building that had been a hardware store previously owned by Tom’s father, Rudy Ashenbrenner. Now, Rudy’s is known for having the largest selection of kitchen gadgets in the Northwest and being the oldest continuously operating retail store in Twin Falls.
Rudy offers a variety of classes in food technique, artisanal baking, and how to host a dinner party. Rudy’s is a favorite gathering place for Southern Idahoans to explore their extensive wine and beer collection or expand their knowledge of the latest culinary trends.
“Rudy’s has found its way into the hearts of many Idahoans with opportunities to experience new products, flavors and techniques.” Rich said.
“Congratulations to Rudy’s A Cook’s Paradise and its staff for being Idaho’s Small Business of the Month for August 2022.” Rich continued. “You make our great state proud, and I look forward to your continued growth and success.”
Background: Idaho is one of the best places in the country to do business. Each month, Senator Risch selects an Idaho small business that exemplifies Idaho’s hard work, entrepreneurial spirit and exceptional commitment to community.
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