Ribbon Cuttings

March 2016

Jewett Chamber Welcomes JTX Fitness!

Robert and Elissa Garza have been on a journey for more than a year and that journey has led them JTX Fitness. The Garza’s have worked on their own health and fitness goals and over the last year have lost weight, strengthened their core, and along the way they developed a desire to help others become healthier.

With that goal in mind the Garza’s decided to open a 24 hour fitness center in Jewett. Located in the former Holmes Pharmacy space, JTX Fitness is proud to offer a wide range of opportunities for the community to improve their health. The fitness center includes a variety of work out equipment for customers to use at any time. Additionally, Elizabeth Dyson is offering personal training packages along with fitness classes including boot camp style classes and yoga/pilates classes.

Friday evening, March 18, the Garza’s held an open house and had a large crowd attend. Many folks joined and received their access card and began using all the services JTX Fitness offers on Monday, March 21. Fees for membership are $39.95 plus tax for a month to month membership. Six month contracts drop the price to $35.95 and a one year contract is $31.96 per month. Mrs. Dyson’s personal training classes run from $100 to $350 and her fitness classes are $7 per class.

If you didn’t make it to the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Friday evening, stop by JTX Fitness and talk to Robert, Elissa, Elizabeth or Bridgett about your fitness needs.

March 2016

Jewett Chamber Welcomes Classy Cleaners!

For many years the Jewett community has been fortunate to have a Cleaners located right in town. Over the last several years the cleaners has changed owners and been open and closed more than once. In August 2015, Vina Broxton reopened the cleaners and has been working hard ever since. Mrs. Broxton had the desire to purchase the business the last time it was for sale, but the time just wasn’t right. When the cleaners closed last year she saw her opportunity to own a small business and do something good for the community.

Classy Cleaners is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and provides a variety of services including laundry services, starch and press, and is a drop off and pick up location for dry cleaning. Recently, Mrs. Broxton has begun offering patching and alteration services as well. With these great services available right here in Jewett there is no need to travel elsewhere to have your jeans starched or your laundry done.

Please join the Jewett Area Chamber of Commerce in supporting local businesses and stop by and thank Mrs. Broxton for providing a much needed service to the Jewett community.

January 2016

Jewett Chamber Welcomes Zumba with Tammy Smith!

At the end of the monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting the JACC officially welcomed Tammy Smith, ZUMBA instructor to the area. Mrs. Smith has been holding ZUMBA classes at the Jewett Civic Center for several months and is excited about continuing to offer a fun, high-energy, fitness opportunity to the community. Tammy’s passion for ZUMBA comes from her own experience of needing to be healthier and improve her fitness. When she first started ZUMBA she had very little energy, wore braces on both her knees and was on medication for several physical ailments. As she worked on improving her health she lost weight, became stronger, and no longer has to wear the knee braces or take medication.

Tammy shared her passion for fitness and provided a brief history of how Zumba came to be one of the nation’s top ways to get in much needed weekly exercise. Tammy offers Zumba classes at the Jewett Civic Center on Monday and Friday evenings at 6 p.m. and holds classes in Centerville on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30. Classes cost between $5 and $7 per session and last an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes. Tammy also does ZUMBA fundraisers for local organizations and loves to participate in local events.

If you haven’t checked out one of her classes make plans to join the fun at ZUMBA. The first class is free. For more information visit her facebook page at www.facebook.com/ZumbaFitTammy.

September 2015

Jewett Chamber Welcomes The Keg!

Owners Danny and Tammy Coulter, along with their four daughters, Sammy, Hali, Sharon and Danyal, officially opened The Keg, a private club, on July 3. Since that time they have worked hard to provide a great place to folks to relax and enjoy great food and drinks. The Keg is located at 701 West Mexia Hwy (Hwy 39) and is open Monday through Thursday, 4 pm to 10 pm; Friday, 4 pm – 12 pm; and Saturday, 4 pm – 1 am.

Nightly specials include Monday, Margarita night; Tuesday, $2 draft; and Thursday, Ladies night. The Keg has live music by different bands on Saturday nights. Parker Heights is performing on Saturday, November 21. Memberships are available and the crew at The Keg looks forward to seeing you soon.

July 2014

Pictured are left to right – JACC representative John Russell, Frigid Frog owner Jim Langston, employees Callie and Ruth, and JACC representatives Chad Prior and Amanjit Singh.

Jewett Chamber Welcomes Frigid Frog to Jewett!

The Jewett Area Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed the Frigid Frog as its newest member last week. Owned by Jim Langston and Diane Pullen, the Frigid Frog is located on the corner of Hwy. 79 and Division Street.

Using New Orleans Shaved Ice, the Frigid Frog serves up a large variety of snowballs. Customers can mix and match flavors, add in a scoop of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla, or even have a dill pickle at the bottom of their pickle juice snowball. The Frigid Frog also has several sugar free flavors.

Jim and Diane have big plans for turning their business into a gathering place, especially for youth. In the near future they will be adding volleyball, horseshoes, archery targets, music, wifi, and a covered area to just hang out and visit. They hope to partner with the local schools to provide activities that keep kids busy and focused on positive pursuits.

In addition to Jim and Diane, Callie, Louren and Ruth keep the Frigid Frog hopping from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m, Tuesday through Sunday. If you haven’t tried a snowball from the Frigid Frog, stop by today and check them out.

June 2014

Pictured are left to right – JACC representatives Cathy Wilkinson and Carol Khoury, D & D Poultry owners Damon Blossman and David Welch, and JACC representative Jerry Stroud.

Jewett Chamber Welcomes New Member!

Over three years ago, David Welch and Damon Blossman opened D & D Poultry and Hardware in Marquez. Since that time, the business has seen huge growth and just over a year ago, they moved into a new location at 17552 Hwy. 79 W in Marquez. While they have been a member of the Marquez Chamber of Commerce for several years, the Jewett Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce they are the newest member of the JACC.

D & D Poultry and Hardware works hand in hand with the local poultry business, but also is a full scale hardware store. They have a full line of plumbing, electrical, and hardware supplies, including tools, nails, chain, etc. They also have a selection of lawn and garden supplies and will work to provide you with whatever you need.

David and Damon have been very involved in the community, helping with the Marquez Chamber’s fundraisers, supporting the Leon County Youth Livestock Show, the Buckmasters American Deer Foundation, Delta Waterfowl and much more. David served as the auctioneer for the Marquez Chamber of Commerce’s live auction recently. They also played a big part, by donating and planting, in setting up the Nelda Padgett Rose Garden at the Marquez City Hall. In David’s spare time, he serves as a Leon County Reserve Deputy. As the owners of D & D Poultry and Hardware, they are very interested in helping youth succeed and believe supporting the community is one way to give back to those that support them on a daily basis.

D & D Poultry is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They can be reached by phone at (903) 529-1248 and you can follow them on facebook at www.facebook.com/D&DPoultry. Stop by D & D Poultry and welcome them to the Jewett Area Chamber of Commerce. Don’t forget to check out their great selection of items. You are sure to find something you just can’t live without.

March 2014

Pictured are left to right – JACC representatives Jerry Stroud, Jackie Harrison, John Russell and Garrett Manahan, Rockashears owner/stylist Melinda Anderson, and JACC representatives Cathy Wilkinson and Amanjit Singh.

JACC Welcomes Rockashears to Jewett!

It is always exciting to hold a grand opening for a new Jewett business and the Jewett Area Chamber of Commerce did just that last week for Rockashears, a new full-service salon located at 623 North Main Street. Owner Melinda Anderson is excited about being a part of the Jewett business community and is looking forward many years of owning a business in Jewett.

Anderson believes she has something to offer Jewett that is unique. She is a KENRA salon and uses their hair products exclusively, from shampoo to hair color. She has a full line of KENRA products for sale at the salon as well. Ms. Anderson will special order other products at the request of customers, but believes KENRA products are the best on the market.

Another aspect of Rockashears’ uniqueness is the services available, including a wide range of haircuts for men, women, and children; manicures and pedicures; mini-facials and facial waxing. With all this to offer, Rockashears is truly a one stop salon. Ms. Anderson offers all these services by appointment and for walk-ins.

Prior to becoming a licensed cosmetologist, Ms. Anderson spent several years in the education field. She finally decided to follow her life-long dream and spent a year in Cosmetology school at Navarro College. She worked at a couple of salons in Groesbeck and Mexia while finishing school.

Rockashears is open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday’s by appointments. Ms. Anderson stressed she will open early and stay late in order to accommodate a customer’s schedule. You can reach Rockashears at (903) 644-6550 and for those that want to see some of her work, like Rockashears on facebook at www.facebook.com/rockashears.

The next time you head through town stop by and let Ms. Anderson know how excited you are to have Rockashears in Jewett. While you are there try out one of two of the services she offers.