Electric Brew owner Myron Bontrager says relationships at the center of business's values

December 11, 2015

GOSHEN — Every business has a set of values. For Myron Bontrager, owner of the Electric Brew in downtown Goshen, relationships are what what drives his.


He attributes the recent Business of the Year award he and his wife Dana received from Indiana Main Street to those relationships he’s cultivated with his family, his employees and the community.

“Relationships build loyalty, loyalty builds stability, stability builds success,” Bontrager said, sitting in his coffee shop Tuesday morning.

That’s what he tells his employees when they become a part of the business, and it’s something that Bontrager has practiced on every step of his venture from the moment he purchased the Brew from Brenda Hostetler in 2007.

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Myron Bontrager, owner of The Electric Brew in Goshen, is shown in front of his coffee shop on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. His shop was recently named Business of the Year by Indiana Main Street. Sam Householder/The Elkhart Truth