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2019 Scholarship Winners

DutchCrafters Announces 2019 Heritage Scholarship Recipients

William Grimditch of Berthoud, Colo. and Stephanie Scheer of Appleton, Wis. have been awarded the DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year. The two incoming college freshmen were selected from more than 100 applicants to receive $500 each to assist with college expenses. Grimditch, whose last name means “old ditch,” believes that his passion for environmental design, which he plans to study at the University of Colorado,…

JMX Brands Joins Sustainable Furnishings Council

On Earth Day, April 22, JMX Brands CEO Jim Miller announced that the niche online retailer, with its flagship Amish furniture brand DutchCrafters, had applied to join the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC). JMX Brands also runs the eco-friendly and sustainable furniture and home décor website Eco Friendly Digs. The application was accepted on April 24 making DutchCrafters the first Amish furniture retailer accepted to the organization that helps companies reduce…

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Kari-Jo Koshes Named to Leadership Sarasota County

JMX Brands’ Customer Experience Team Assistant Manager Kari-Jo Koshes has been named one of this year’s members of Leadership Sarasota County. The four-year veteran of JMX Brands, the parent company of the largest online retailer of Amish furniture at www.dutchcrafters.com, was selected for the prestigious program for people interested in leadership and the welfare of the Sarasota community. Koshes, a graduate of the University of Central Florida and Columbia Southern University…

Interior photo of the DutchCrafters Amish Furniture showroom in Sarasota, FL.

JMX Brands Named a Business Observer Top 500 Company

JMX Brands, parent company of the largest online retailer of Amish furniture at www.dutchcrafters.com and eco-friendly home goods site www.ecofriendlydigs.com, has made the Business Observer Top 500 list for the fifth year in a row. Formerly the Gulf Coast 500, the annual list ranks the top 500 companies by revenue in the nine counties that form the area from Tampa to Naples. Founded in 2003 by CEO Jim Miller, JMX…

Linse and Jim Miller in front of DutchCrafters Showroom in Sarasota

JMX Brands Makes Inc. 5000 for Sixth Year

JMX Brands has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies for the fifth year in a row, and sixth time since first making the list in 2012. The parent company of the largest online retailer of Amish furniture at www.dutchcrafters.com and new eco-friendly furnishing, décor, and accessories site at www.ecofriendlydigs.com placed 4,106 this year. JMX Brands President and CEO Jim Miller credits the companies continued…

DutchCrafters Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

DutchCrafters Amish Furniture is pleased to announce Urwa Hameed, Maly Sears and Tan Vu as the winners of its 2018 Heritage Scholarship. Selection criteria included grade point average, a statement of financial need, and a 750-word essay on how their heritage has shaped them and their aspirations. Urwa Hameed, Vernon, Conn., plans to attend Boston College to pursue a dual degree in political science and international relations on an advanced…

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Eugene Alexander Documentary is Selected for Two Film Festivals

The short documentary “Eugene Alexander: The Fashion of Eugene Stutzman” has been named an Official Selection of the Love Your Shorts and Sunscreen film festivals. Presented by DutchCrafters, a JMX Brands store and the largest online retailer of Amish furniture at www.dutchcrafters.com, the 15-minute film reveals the lasting impact of the couture dresses created by the fashion design team of Eugene Stutzman and Alexander Wallace in the 1980s and 1990s.…

DutchCrafters Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2018-19 Academic Year

DutchCrafters, one of the largest online retailers of Amish furniture at www.dutchcrafters.com, is accepting applications for the DutchCrafters Heritage Scholarship. Information about the scholarship can be found at https://www.dutchcrafters.com/heritage-scholarship. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2018. Every year since its establishment in 2012, three exceptional students who have been accepted to or are attending a four-year college or university have received $500 to assist with their educational costs. Along…

JMX Brands Events Committee (from Left to Right): Beth, Milca (chair), Linse, Mary, and Jennifer

JMX Brands Celebrates Their Fifteenth Anniversary

On Saturday, February 10, JMX Brands, the largest retailer of Amish furniture at  www.dutchcrafters.com celebrated 15 years in business by hosting a cocktail party for the company’s employees and guests at the Aloft hotel in downtown Sarasota. The evening included a champagne toast by the company’s CEO Jim Miller, award presentations, speeches by veteran employees, and a video featuring employee testimonials. CEO Jim Miller expressed his gratitude to the many…

Customer Experience Team Manager Amanda Stutzma

JMX Brands Names Amanda Stutzman Customer Experience Team Manager

Amanda Stutzman has been named customer experience team manager for JMX Brands, a Sarasota-based ecommerce business and the largest online retailer of Amish furniture under the brand name DutchCrafters at www.dutchcrafters.com. Stutzman will oversee the sales, customer service and delivery processes for the company, ensuring the best possible customer experience throughout the sales cycle. Stutzman has more than 15 years of experience in positions driving customer engagement. Most recently she…