May 9, 2019 | EST. READ TIME: 2 MIN

Revitalization Program Brings Another Business to Downtown Watertown

With assistance from the Watertown Development Company (WDC) through their downtown revitalization program, another business will be making its move to downtown Watertown soon.


The WDC welcomes State Farm agent Phillip Matthews to its family of relocated businesses downtown. For the past couple of years, Matthews and his team have been servicing their clients in Watertown at 600 5th Street SE. The new location, located at 208 East Kemp, will officially open its doors this June.


This will be the second business this year to make its move to downtown as a result of the WDC’s revitalization program.


The move is part of the WDC’s strategic initiative aimed at creating renewed interest in locating businesses and people into downtown. The goal is to renovate and fill storefronts on Kemp Avenue, which in turn will attract new workforce, visitors, shoppers, and new life to the downtown area.


Matthews moved to Watertown in 2017 with fiancé, Jordan, from Montana.  Since moving here, he has become active in Rotary, Optimist Club, and Excite 21-40. Last year his business was chosen as Chamber Business of the Year.


Matthews said, “We are very excited for our new office space downtown. I want to thank our wonderful community and Watertown Development Company who has made this all possible. One of the biggest reasons for our move to downtown is because I know the heart of any growing city is their downtown. We look forward to being a part of that as we continue to watch Watertown grow and prosper.”


Matthews and his team bring years of insurance and financial services experience to the area. Phillip’s office currently includes three fully-licensed and bank certified team members: Shareen Brazil (Office Manager); Teresa Kaaza (Bank and Life Specialist); and Allison Lehrke (Account Manager).


The agency offers auto, antique classic auto, motorcycle, recreational/off-road vehicles, boat-owners, condo unit owners, farm/ranch, flood, homeowners, manufactured home, personal articles policy, liability umbrellas, renters, life insurance, disability income, hospital income, medical supplement, vehicle loans, cd’s, checking, savings, and credit cards.


Matthews is planning to have a grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration at the new location in July.