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When your landlord is also your boss

When Carla and Darin Fisher opened Backslope Brewing in Columbia Falls in 2016, they knew they wanted to take care of their employees. Six years later, they offer competitive wages, health insurance, retirement benefits, long-term disability and even paid time off for their full-time employees — all rare perks for service industry jobs these days. But offering to house employees was something that had never crossed their minds — at least until last fall, when they were struggling to find enough people to work and had to cut their operating hours in half.