Story by Scott Menefee, President
& CEO, Crossfire Cigars, LLC
Crossfire was born from a
love for the Dominican people, their rich heritage in hand rolled premium
cigars and the desire to help provide jobs, opportunity and hope in
In 2004, I went on a sports
trip to the Dominican Republic to serve the youth of a poor community just
north of Santiago. It was a great week and I made many new friends. I fell
in love with the Dominican people, their culture and with the dream of
impacting lives in a real significant way. As I have traveled to the
Dominican year after year, my heart grew heavier and heavier to find a way
to help in a very sustaining way. I was looking for a way to provide a
great product at an affordable price, while creating jobs with security
and a hope to build a better tomorrow.
I have a friend who shares
my passion for the Dominican people. He has spent his entire life serving
the people of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. He has spent a lifetime
feeding hungry children, providing education, medical care, sports camps
and business opportunities to help make the world a better place and give
people hope for an eternity.
Our combined passions have
led us to the Dominican cigar industry and so the Crossfire dream became
Our mission is to build a
hand rolled premium Cigar Company that will make an excellent cigar at an
affordable price. We will make the cigar, boxes and labels in the
Dominican to be sure that we are investing in the local economy. We will
provide employment for local workers and create a family atmosphere where
they can be proud to be a part of a company dedicated to giving back.
Our biggest challenge in
starting this endeavor was to find a master cigar maker who shared our
vision to give back to the local community. We found that maestro cigar
maker in William Ventura. William has been in the cigar industry since
1974. He started with a high end cigar company and helped grow them from
seven employees to more than a thousand employees by the time he left.
William has perfected the craft of making great cigars!
Crossfire is truly honored
today to have a partnership with William Ventura and we know that he
embraces all the values that we have founded in this company. Those values
are to make an excellent cigar at an affordable price while creating jobs,
hope and a future for the community.
When you enjoy a Crossfire
premium hand rolled cigar, you can be sure that not only are you getting
an incredible cigar, your purchase is helping to change lives in the
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