Food Issue

Podcast: Mabuhay Oriental Market

Glenda Hamilton has run her Mabuhay Oriental Market since 2005 and it's the personal attention she's given her customers that's kept the store growing ever since

By Andy Viano

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This week: Glenda Hamilton “took the plunge” and started a grocery store in 2005, stocked with items she remembered from her childhood in the Philippines and her grandmother’s wet market there. Tristan Scott wrote about her store, Mabuhay Oriental Market, and the remarkable lengths she goes through to stock her shelves with just what her customers want in the 2021 Food Issue of the Flathead Beacon. In this episode, Hamilton takes us through her store and her years spent growing her business. Later, host Andy Viano returns to run through the biggest news stories from the last seven days, including a massive private land deal west of Kalispell, a new allotment of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Flathead County and a deadly avalanche in the Swan Range last weekend.

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The music in this this episode is “Thinking Music” by Kevin MacLeod ( and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

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