RONAN — Small business ownership is not for the faint of heart, and for many it is a path that beacons with the hope of autonomy, financial security and a better life. Marlene Rorvik, the owner of 4Real Bill Automotive, was driven to start a business so that she could provide more opportunities for her and her son William. She also hopes that 4Real Bill Automotive can someday be used as a catalyst for local jobs in the trades.
Located in Ronan, 4Real Bill Automotive specializes in oil changes, brake jobs and engine repairs. William is the mechanic behind the operation, providing reliable diagnoses of car problems and expert repairs.
The Rorviks started the busines two years ago, and in 2020 it was a recipient of a small business grant provided through the CSKT Economic Development Office for Tribal member-owned businesses. While 2020 was a hard year for all business