40 Under 40: Tracy Barnes – Premier Bride Magazine

Jan 23, 2013 No Comments by

More than 10 years ago, Tracy Barnes and her business partner, Kristy Montgomery, started “Premier Bride,” a local bridal magazine.  After publishing the magazine for several years, they began producing the Premier Bride Showplace, a local bridal show.  The success of the magazine and the bridal show helped launch the Premier Bride Wedding Center and Premier Bride’s Perfect Dress bridal salon.

Tracy Barnes

The “Premier Bride” magazine was started after both women discovered that no local magazines on weddings were offered.  Barnes is part owner of the businesses, and handles the sales and advertising aspects.  Barnes and Montgomery both employ eight people.  Bridal.  Their last several bridal shows have raised more than $14,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Central Valley.  Barnes previously took classes at Fresno City College while working at Saladino’s, leaving there as customer service manager.  She has also worked for Nextel.  Barnes mentors and encourages new and potential business owners, and is always available for her clients and friends when they need her.

Barnes and her husband were married in September of 2001, and they have two children:  Trevor, 10, and Isabella, 5.  Barnes and her family share a love of ice hockey and bike riding.


Favorite Movie:  “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial”

Favorite Music Artist or Band:  Maroon 5

Last Book Read:  “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett


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