This Month’s Member of the Month


The Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Chamber Member of the Month for February 2018 is Wetzel & Truex Jewelers.

Wetzel & Truex Jewelers is a stellar example of a successful small business in our community dedicated to serving their customers, making sure each guest has a positive experience and leading by example for everyone they do business with. So, we wanted to know what their secret was– Wetzel & Truex has the history of the business along with their blueprint for success!

Describe your business:

Retail jewelry store. We provide fashion jewelry to fine jewelry. We have watches, colored gemstone, and diamond jewelry. We have in-house repair service for jewelry and watch repair. We re-string pearl and bead jewelry. We also offer eyeglass repair services. We have a total of seven employees working out of one location. Our target audience is from 15 years of age and up.

How long have you been in business in the Norfolk community? Give us a brief history of the business: 

Wetzel & Truex has been in business since 1905. The business was started by Paul Wetzel. In 1929 Wally Truex joined the business. I (Mark Rodgers) came to the business in 1977.

What do you consider to be your blueprint for success? 

We try to give you service after the sale. We strive to give you quality jewelry at fair prices.

Share with us a success story of your business: 

Wetzel and Truex Jewelers is now dealing with the 3rd and 4th generation of families who come to us for their jewelry needs

Why did you decide to become a member of the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce? 

The Chamber is vital to the growth and success of Norfolk.

What are your plans for the future of your business?

While still waiting to see, I am hoping my son will come back and be a part of Wetzel & Truex.