Mike Montero of Montero Violins believes that if your customers aren't happy, you're not in business.
Thursday, January 10
Special to Emmaus Patch By Chrissy Cilento, Emmaus High School Senior Business: Montero Violins 705 Chestnut St. 610-965-2756 www.monteroviolins.com Owner: Mike Montero Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11-5:30, Saturday 11-3 What you sell? Violins, violas, cellos and orchestral accessories. We also do repairs and leasing. Is there a business you'd like to see highlighted in Biz Bites? Tell us in the comments. Why did you choose to locate your business in Emmaus? I was in Syracuse and I wanted to live closer to my family in Staten Island. I picked Emmaus based on the appeal of the community and the active organizations that promote business in the borough. How long have you been in business? Since 2003 -- 10 years. What inspired you to start your …
Mike Montero moved his business and his family to Emmaus to be closer to family and string instrument market.
When people welcomed Montero Violins into Emmaus in early August, few realized the violin instructor was also the former mayor of Camillus, N.Y. Mike Montero, 32, was the mayor of the tiny village near Syracuse, recently giving up his title as the village began converting into a town, according to the Eagle Observer newspaper in Central New York. “I was mayor for one year, and before that village trustee for two years." he said. “I enjoy playing, performing, teaching and a good comedy show." He wasn’t referring to politics… Mike is joined by wife Jennifer; a nearly two-year-old daughter, Julianna, and Gabriella on the way. He is obviously a man who can play -- and pull -- strings. The Monteros have relocated their String Corner business in…