You may have heard the rumor that ANOTHER NEW BUSINESS was opening in Broadway. Well, it’s not just a rumor it’s going to happen this Spring.
Amy Funk graduated from Broadway High School in 1994 and is no stranger to running a business, she is working on her third one.
She and her husband JJ started JKC Transport 25 years ago building a successful family run company. They believe in giving back to the local community by contributing to organizations including little league and 4H. In addition to being active members of the Fulks Run Ruitan Club.
Also serving as this year’s 2021/22 Rockingham County Fair Queen, State President for VA Young Farmers and Agri Business Member for the middle and high school FFA program.
Amy and JJ have two sons Austin and Bryson who where active in FFA and like other valley teems experienced raising animals to show at the Rockingham County Fair. However, both being entrepreneurs at heart this led to their second business Brocks Gap Boar Goats. What started on 6 acres with a few goats has grown to 34 acres and a much larger heard.
They raise animals to become show animals, breeding stock and sold to livestock markets to be used as food.
Business number 3 will be a clothing boutique!
“The Creekside Boutique” is scheduled to open April 1st in the shopping center across from the feed mill. Amy Crist Funk noticed that this was a niche needing to be filled. She thought to herself “I can do this” and started doing serious research including looking into shopping habits, estimating startup costs and considering other economic indicators. Ultimately choosing to take the steps needed to bring this idea to fruition.
Cool light fixtures and décor adorns the walls in this comfortable but classy new store. Clothing, shoes and accessories for girls and women ages 5 and up sizes from size 0 up to 28. The styles of the clothing are Western and Modern Contemporary. Shoes size 6-11 as well as other accessories including handbags and jewelry will be available. Younger girls and teens will also have a section dedicated to them. Carrying Quality merchandise is just as important to style because she wants things purchased by customers to last. And will not stock anything she would not buy or recommend to a friend.
Before the store is even open Amy and her friend Joyce who will also work at the store have about 2000 items so far and are still looking for additional things that complement existing inventory. Including from things from local producers like 269 designs as well as custom T-Shirts for fun occasions supplied by other locally own mom ran businesses.
Initially they will focus on perfecting the brick-and-mortar customer experience moving next to selling online via their website and Facebook.
Store hours will be Wednesday to Friday from 10am – 6pm and Saturdays 10-5.
People are encouraged to visit them online at CreeksideBotique.net and connect with them Facebook.