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OUR ROOTS

OUR COMMUNITY

Twenty-three years ago, our founders discovered a passion for cigars. Through the years, they gained perspective and knowledge by exploring the vast world of the cigar industry. Trying new brands and labels as the market expanded has aided in a strong knowledge of product, and a deep respect for the Families that grow the tobacco. The market is more diverse now than it has ever been, and with the advanced science of horticulture; the future is sure to be exciting!

U.S.O
The U.S.O. works year round to help our military families. We will feature a “ Military Monday “ every week to show respect for our military. During this event, we will give a discount to all military personnel in attendance, and we will get cigar donations to send overseas to our Active Troops

The Grass Roots of the community begins with the Chamber of Commerce. Working hand in hand with the Chamber will give us the “Networking “ necessary to meet the other business leaders in our area. Furthered by attending A.M.A. seminars and BNI Groups, will give us complete picture of what is important to our consumers.

U.S. VETERANS CORP
PROJECT “ COMING HOME”
This project focuses on building homes for our Wounded Veterans.
We will be actively involved in future events like “ COMING HOME “ .
FIRST RESPONDERS
T   –   The men and women who serve and protect in our Police force, EMI’S, and Fire Department personnel ; will also receive a discount during their visit to our lounge.

MEET THE OWNERS

PASSIONATE BUNCH
Team picture profile of William Jett, one of three owners of Smokem If You Got Em in Mandeville, Louisiana

William Jett

Owner of Smokem If You Got Em in Mandeville, LA

During the last twenty years, William Jett, has worked with two Fortune 100 companies ( Darden, Chick-fil- a ) and two start-up concepts ( Cooper’s Hawk Winery, PDQ ). The ability to work on both ends of the spectrum, has given way to great insight to successful local store marketing.

Team picture profile of James Bernard, one of three owners of Smokem If You Got Em in Mandeville, Louisiana

James Bernard

Owner of Smokem If You Got Em in Mandeville, LA

Mr. James Bernard, is our resident sports affiliate. We will have open access on our screens to year round games. Football, basketball, baseball, soccer; etc. James will also coordinate fun tournaments for anyone that wishes to join in.

Team picture profile of Logan Mattox, one of three owners of Smokem If You Got Em in Mandeville, Louisiana

Logan Mattox

Owner of Smokem If You Got Em in Mandeville, LA

Mr. Logan Mattox, is our very talented Social Media Advisor. Logan will manage our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram sites. We will feature special daily prizes; as well as, our members will be apart of the growing cigar community in a way that hasn’t been seen before!

Cigar Anatomy Guide

While the variety of tobacco, climate, and soil type affect the strength and flavor of tobacco smoke, another key variable is the part of the plant from which the leaves are harvested. The leaves of a tobacco plant ripen from the bottom to the top and are harvested in a series of “primings” as they become ready. As successive layers of leaves are picked and time passes, nutrients concentrate in the slowest ripening…