Discover Madison Kentucky January-February 2021 - Page 29

Luxury Lounge Barbershop
Tyesha Jackson
Mitchell E . Brown
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We want you to tell us who Madison County should know too . We will be asking for nominations for our next issue .
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Luxury Lounge Barbershop
Your title : Ronnie Collins , JT Hall , Lazurus White , Terrale Holloway and Izzy Torres / Master Barbers and owners of the Luxury Lounge Barbershop Years in current industry ? More than 13 years between us .
The biggest challenge in your industry ? We opened our shop just five days , before barbershops were shut down
due to the pandemic . So , that ’ s been our biggest challenge so far is just adapting and following the mandates . Besides that , we challenge ourselves daily to be better and keep progressing in our business .
What is the best part of working in Madison County ? The people . Richmond is a very friendly place . You also have so much diversity , because of the two college campuses . We are cutting every ethnicity in our shop . It ’ s great .
Anything else you would like to add ? We are really looking forward to getting out in the community once the pandemic settles down . We are members of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce , but we didn ’ t get to do any of the events this year that normally happen . We hope to see more people come in to the shop . We have been doing a lot of marketing and people can see our work and follow us on Instagram @ luxurylounge _ ky .
Tyesha Jackson
Your title : Tyesha Jackson , Smitty ’ s Southern Style BBQ owner Years in current job : 9 years
Biggest challenge in your industry ? Honestly , we have been truly blessed and have not faced many challenges . We try to be proactive with our preparations which alleviates a lot of undesirable issues .
Mitchell E . Brown
Your title : Rev . Mitchell E . Brown , President of NAACP Richmond Madison County Branch / Pastor Pleasant Run Baptist Church Years in current industry ? Sworn in on Dec . 3rd , 2020 .
The biggest challenge in your industry ? All meetings will be conducted virtually via Zoom until we are past safety concerns caused by the pandemic . However , I want to emphasize that the work will continue . We will continue to have a general body meeting on the first ( 1st ) Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM .
Anything else you would like to add ? We are recruiting individuals like yourself , those who have so much to offer in serving this community .
What is the best part of working in Madison County ? Becoming acquainted with loyal residents that believe in supporting local businesses . Those faithful customers are what keep our doors open , not only by coming in on a regular basis but recommending our services to others .

Anything else you would like to add ? Smitty ’ s Soutern Style BBQ is a family owned and operated business that was established by the late Federick Smith from Vance , Alabama in 2012 . Smitty ’ s was first launched from a food truck and later moved into a store front located at 464 E . Irvine Street . The business has continued to operate under the supervision of Frederick ’ s wife , Bonnie Smith and her children since the passing of Frederick in 2015 . is where the HEART is

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