April Business Spotlight - Studio 53

Our April Business Spotlight is STUDIO 53.

Studio 53 opened in November of 2012. Joe Maher had purchased the building two years earlier after selling his previous business, Maher Products, to his employees Bob and Beau Perry. Joe was needing a new creative space and Colfax Main Street was happy to welcome Joe to downtown Colfax.

Studio 53 is open the Second Saturday of every month from 10 AM to 5 PM. Mud Pies and Sassafras Teas in Prairie City and the Gem of Colfax are also open on the Second Saturday so it makes for some great Jasper County shopping. If you are not able to make the second Saturday of the month, you can always stop by the store or make an appointment. Joe is frequently in the shop, typically in the back creating something unique or just hanging with his dog, Ruby.

Studio 53 carries antiques, primitives, repurposed furniture and custom creations such as faux deer antlers, Celtic inspired concrete tiles, rustic copper table tops and lamp shades. The inventory is always changing as Joe finds more unique things to offer to his customers. Currently, Studio 53 has live edge walnut wine bars, a vintage fruit press, 11 foot tall library ladders, beer signs, corner cupboards, a hall tree made from vintage doors, an art deco wardrobe and more. Studio 53 also has one vendor, Spring City Vintage, owned by Julia Kern. Julia sells antiques, primitives and repurposed furniture. She helps Joe with marketing, design guidance, and is a friendly face to greet customers. Joe is also very creative and would love to help you with custom creations. Maybe you need a new breakfast buffet, side tables or other home décor. If so, don't hesitate to contact Joe.

Studio 53 is located at 11 East Front Street, across the street from Georgioz pizza. It is a newly renovated red cinder block building. Previously, the building was vacant and used as storage for over 10 years.

You can like Studio 53 on Facebook and see pictures of their merchandise. Joe Maher can be reached at 515.249.2584.

Tax-Deductible Donations Benefit Colfax Main Street

As you consider your tax-deductible donations, please include Colfax Main Street in your giving.

You can now donate online with a debit or credit card!
https://squareup.com/market/colfax-main-street-inc

None of our successes would be possible without the support of our investors. With your continued support, Colfax Main Street will continue to play a major role in the development of Colfax as the place to live, work, and play.

Please help us keep our momentum by fulfilling your pledge!
• Champion the downtown revitalization effort and to make Colfax a more beautiful community by exploring grant opportunities and partnering with the City of Colfax.
• Grow community events to make Colfax a destination for visitors and make residents proud to call Colfax home. These include Music in the Park, Mineral Springs Days, Country Christmas, our Annual Meeting.
• Build our volunteer base and continue to partner with other organizations in the community.
• Recruit new businesses to Colfax and help retain existing businesses.
• Promote Colfax and the wonderful things happening in our community by sharing positive news through our monthly e-newsletter, local newspapers, our Facebook page, and website.

For your convenience we can now accept debit and credit cards both in person and online

March Business Spotlight - Georgioz

Our March Business Spotlight is Georgioz located at 12 East Front Street.

Andrew and Pam Weigle opened Georgioz in September 2003. They wanted to start a small business and see where it would take them.

Georgioz is a pizza restaurant that offers great food in a contemporary atmosphere. The menu consists of pizza; sandwiches; pasta; soup of the day; salads and dessert. If you haven't sampled Georgioz cuisine, this is "must have" on your bucket list!!!

Georgioz offers a Wine-down Wednesday on the 2nd and last Wednesday each month. You receive 1/2 off a bottle of wine. Or, better yet, stop in for Happy Hour every Wednesday through Friday from 3-6 pm and save $1.00 off any bottled beer.

Hours of operation - Monday through Thursday 11 am - 10 pm; Friday and Saturday 11 am - 11 pm; Sunday 11 am - 9 pm. Phone 515-674-3664 for carry out.

Visit their website at www.georgioz.com.

February Business Spotlight - The Hair Gallery

Each month Colfax Main Street will spotlight a local business that is making a difference in our community. Our local businesses are an asset to our community and we want to thank them for providing their services and supporting Colfax!

Our February Business Spotlight is THE HAIR GALLERY located at 7 East Howard Street. The Hair Gallery is a full service hair salon offering everything from cutting and coloring hair to waxing, tanning and hair care products.

The Hair Gallery is offering a 20% discount on hair care products for the month of February. Stop in and say "hi" and stock up on your hair care products this month! Darla, Dannette and Danae are taking new clients, so feel free to schedule a hair cut also!

Darla Edwards began her career in the cosmetology business in 1976 and purchased The Hair Gallery in 1980. Other hair stylists at The Hair Gallery are Dannette Fahrney with 32 years of experience and Danae Edwards with 4 years of experience.

Hours of operation - Tuesday through Friday (or Saturday by appointment). Phone 515-674-4400.

Business Spotlight

Each month Colfax Main Street will spotlight a local business that is making a difference in our community. Our local businesses are an asset to our community and we want to thank them for providing their services and supporting Colfax!

February 2014 - The Hair Gallery
March 2014 - Georgioz
April 2014 - Studio 53
May 2014
June 2014
July 2014
August 2014
September 2014
October 2014
November 2014
December 2014

Hands-on floral workshop just in time for Valentine's Day!

A hands-on, floral workshop will be offered on Tuesday, February 11th at the Colfax Senior Citizens Center by
Flowers By Rebecca! The perfect gift for yourself or a loved one, and a fabulous opportunity for girls night!

An event for the love of flowers. This workshop will provide materials, hands-on instruction, care tips to increase the life of your arrangement, and new techniques for table arrangements. Chocolate and snacks, too! Just bring a pair of sharp clippers.

Roses are lavender, hot pink and light pink. Please call Rebecca to for more information and to sign up for the class! 515-710-1325

Bouquet and pricing options:

~Roses with "pink bouquet" (11stems of spring), 7 variety greens, vase & vase embellishments:
12 roses-$85.00, 8 roses-$70.00, 6 roses-$62.00

~Roses only with greens, in a vase:
12-$55.00, 8-$40.00, 6-$32.00. $5 extra for vase embellishments.

You may pay ahead of time on square.com using a debit or credit card at the link below. You may also purchase a pair of clippers there if you like!
https://squareup.com/market/flowers-by-rebecca!

Activities this Saturday, February 1, 2014!

This Saturday, February 1st!

C-M Blood Drive, 7:15am - 10:15am, C-M Elementary Community Room

Senior Citizens Pancake Breakfast, 7:00am - 9:00am, Senior Citizens Center

Knights of Columbus Dinner and Basket Auction, 5:30pm, ICC Church Hall
The public is cordially invited to attend the Colfax Knights of Columbus will be holding their annual dinner and basket auction on Saturday, February 1st at the ICC Church Hall, 305 E Howard Street in Colfax.

The night will begin with a social at 5:30, dinner at 6:30 and an auction, raffle and door prizes at 7:15. The three-meat buffet dinner will include many side dishes for $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and kids 12 and under half price. The raffle will include a $200 gas card and a Kindle Fire tablet. They also have a huge assortment of baskets for the auction. For more information, contact any Colfax Knights of Columbus member, or call 641-781-9211.

December 2013 – City of Colfax Staff

City of Colfax staff are the Colfax Main Street December 2013 Volunteers of the Month. Our City employees work many off-hours to keep our City running smoothly and to help promote Main Street events. Our police department directs traffic as well as protects our residents. The City Hall participates in Main Street events and hosts the Halloween Walk. They set up barricades, make sure power is available to vendors, mow the parks, clean snow, and much more. The attitude with which they carry out these tasks is exemplary and reflects well of our City. It sets a tone that encourages others to participate in our community. We want to thank them for working together as a team (much of it behind the scenes) that contributes to a well-run, welcoming community.

November 2013 – Ann-Marie Towsley

Ann-Marie Towsley is the Colfax Main Street November 2013 Volunteer of the Month. Ann-Marie is the Chair of the Organization committee, which helps drive our fundraising, Annual Meeting, and volunteer recruitment efforts. Ann-Marie did a fantastic job organizing our Fall Fiesta Annual Meeting at Mi Cocina, and is a great asset to our committee and board of directors.

October 2013 – Julia and Brian Kern

Julia and Brian Kern are the Colfax Main Street October 2013 Volunteers of the Month. Julia and Brian have been invaluable, both in and out of the office, making sure that Colfax Main Street runs smoothly. They both help to beautify Colfax by donating their efforts toward the downtown seasonal planters. They also give their time to managing the organization: Brian is the Board Secretary and Julia has provided support as she has stepped out of the Program Director role.

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