Meet Me Downtown at Ventana

Ventana is a culturally inspired downtown shop featuring a variety of fair trade items, apparel, home decor, and international food and beverages.

What inspired you to own a business in Spearfish?

I grew up in a downtown area and since then I've had a calling to own a business downtown. I am excited to bring diversity and curiosity in product offerings to Downtown Spearfish.

What is your favorite activity or place to visit in the Spearfish area?

I like to walk along the creek and listen to the water gurgle and flow.

Coffee or tea?

I grew up drinking tea, but I've switched to coffee.

Do you prefer early mornings or are you a night owl?

I'm neither. I like to go to bed early and sleep in late. But it never seems to work out that way!

Mona Jackson, Owner of Ventana

What is the best way to get to know Ventana better?

Come into the store to look and ask questions. We have a variety of items with lots of interesting stories. We will share with you, but never hesitate to ask.

If you are going to treat yourself, which Spearfish business do you visit?

I love to eat a good meal! I would say Antunez, Roma's, and of course, Killian's!

What makes Spearfish a special place to conduct business?

Spearfish is a welcoming place to be whether you are the business owner or the customer. We get to know each other and support each other in all our endeavors. I am truly lucky to be in such a place as I explore being an entrepreneur!

What would your dream adventure be?

I'd love to go on an Alaskan cruise. Among all the adventures, I really want to see the majestic whales.

What are three small things that always brighten your day?

Hugs from my kids, a great interaction with a customer, and a nice sunny day!