Jim Downs Insurance ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by chamber

(Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce)

The Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 26 hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for James Downs Insurance Agency, 185 N. Apache Trail No. 10, an independent broker.

The business was established in 1971 by Jim Downs.

“Jim passed away in January 2018. Emily Leitzell, his daughter and agent of 19 years, and her husband Steve, have taken ownership,” according to a release.

Mr. and Mrs. Leitzell were raised in Apache Junction, where they attended school, and were active in athletics and community programs growing up, according to the release.

James Downs Agency specializes in personal and commercial business insurance as well as bonds. Go to james-downs-insurance-agency.business.site or call 480-982-5540.

For information on the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce, 567 W. Apache Trail, call 480-982-3141.

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