Grand openings, new businesses and job changes

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D1 Sports offering group fitness

Former NFL Running Back Fred Jackson led two free workouts at the recent grand opening of D1 Sports in Waukee. The former Buffalo Bill is a co-owner of the new training facility, which sits inside Sportsplex West at 890 S.E. Olson Drive in Waukee. Other owners include the NBA’s Doug McDermott, NFL quarterback Philip Rivers and Tim Tebow, and a host of others.

D1’s athletic-based group fitness program allows customers to train like a pro athlete without being in pro-level fitness condition. It offers professional coaches and facilitates programs for strength training, agility, cardio, weight loss and injury prevention. For more information, call 515-216-2253, or visit

Brewpub now pouring

From-scratch comfort food and craft beer is on the menu at a new brewpub situated on the Waukee-side of West Des Moines — Barn Town Brewing.

Barn Town’s stated mission is to provide a unique experience through homemade, full-flavored, artisanal ales and chef-inspired elevated American style pub fare, and it is committed to using high quality ingredients.

Barn Town Brewing is located at 9500 University Ave. in West Des Moines. Call 515-978-6767 or visit for more information.

Enlisting at the mall

Information recently released by Col. Greg Hapgood — the public affairs officer of the Iowa National Guard — informs that the Guard opened a Career Center at the Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines on March 10.

This is the second off-base recruiting site in the Des Moines area; the other is located at 7205 Vista Drive in West Des Moines.

Lt. Col. Randy Higginbotham, the Iowa Army National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion commander, notes that the mall offers the Iowa Guard a less intimidating environment, which will allow Iowans to absorb information about the organization more easily.

The new career center is located on level 2, near Century Theatres at 101 Jordan Creek Parkway, in West Des Moines.

The mall’s hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Waukee Dental opens

The dust is still settling, but the construction crews have completed a new dental office at 350 E. Hickman Road in Waukee.

Waukee Dental is led by Dr. Kaisha Brown, and the new dental facility believes strong bones and healthy gums are the foundation of a beautiful smile. Preventative care consisting of regular visits, restorative care such as fillings and crowns, cosmetic dentistry and pediatric work will all be offered.

Call 515-777-7568 or visit for more information.

New Rock Valley Physical Therapy

Rock Valley Physical Therapy celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Waukee Chamber of Commerce on March 9. The new 2,100-square-foot clinic is an expansion of the business, which already operates 29 locations spread across Iowa and Illinois, including West Des Moines. The facility features new equipment for treating pain, injuries and to help provide rehabilitation.

The new Rock Valley Physical Therapy is located at 1185 S.E. Alice’s Road, in Waukee.

Community Closet offers free clothes and bedding

The Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce helped Waukee Community Closet celebrate its opening with a ribbon cutting on Feb. 21.

The new shop hopes to benefit Waukee students and families in need by providing high-quality clothing and bedding at no charge. Students are better able to focus on school when these basic needs are taken care of, according to studies.

Waukee Community Closet is located at 77 Carefree Lane, in Waukee, and is accepting donations of clothes, bedding and money.

Serving through wellness

Hammer +Forge Chiropractic recently held a grand opening and ribbon cutting featuring food, prizes, networking opportunities, raffles and tours. All proceeds were donated to Waukee Family YMCA.

The new Waukee care providers say they will meet the needs of individuals by using leading-edge chiropractic corrective care and customized health plans.

Dr. Skyller Stickfort is an Iowa native and returns to his home state after eight years in Minnesota pursuing a degree in kinesiology and a doctorate of chiropractic. His new office is located in Waukee at 450 S.E. University Ave. Call 515-216-4414 or visit for more details.

Coachlight Clinic & Spa

Anti-aging treatments, fat reduction, skin-tightening procedures, injectables such as Botox and many more non-surgical procedures are now available at Coachlight Clinic & Spa in West Des Moines. The luxury spa is an expansion of Dr. David Robbins’ practice at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ that offers cosmetic surgery.

Coachlight Clinic is a 10,000-square-foot resort-type spa offering cosmetic treatments that can provide positive results with minimal downtime for people who don’t require or don’t wish to undergo surgery.

The new treatment facility is located at 6420 Coachlight Drive, Suite 200, in West Des Moines. For more information visit

Homeowners Financial Group opens West Des Moines office

Homeowners Financial Group has announced its expansion in the Midwest region with the opening of its West Des Moines office. The mortgage company was founded in 2004 and has 35 offices in 13 states. It is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the West Des Moines office is first central Iowa location. The office officially opened its doors on Jan. 30.

At the helm of West Des Moines office is Jennifer Staley, a top producer from Community State Bank. She is joined by loan officers Mark DouBrava and Michelle York, plus their assistant, Lisa Ringus, and loan processor, Bobbi Osborn. Collectively, this team has almost 50 years’ experience in financial services. They joined HFG from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, where they held the position of one the top producing mortgage teams in the Midwest. The West Des Moines office is located at 1245 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite. 150. For more information, visit ♦


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