Episode 164: Entrepreneurship With Gretchen Jones

Gretchen Jones is a fashion icon, a feminist, a designer and business owner – and probably hates all of those labels. How do you appropriately describe such a dynamic individual?! Join Jeff and Gretchen as they discuss Gretchen’s travels through the reality TV landscape and how it impacted her career and sense of self, and…

Episode 163: A Whiskey Origin Story

291 Whiskey is making a mark in Colorado Springs and at the international level – recently bringing home a major award for its rye whiskey. But it the story and history behind 291 Whiskey that makes this COS based company stand out. This week we sit down with Michael Myers, the founder of 291 Whiskey,…

Episode 158: Coffee & Confections

This week we sit down with some new businesses in COS that we are excited about! Bon Bon Bombardier makes confections (ie: candy!) that is unique and fun and is helping to distinguish COS as a hot spot for artisan chocolates and sweets. Blank Coffee + Donuts is a great new coffee shop located in…

Episode 107: Return Of The Barbershop

Join us this week as we sit down with barbershop mastermind Jason Crampton, owner of Lincoln St. Barbers. Jason walks us through how he went about creating a barbershop from his days as a woman’s hairdresser. We also talk about the history of barbershops and the reemergence of artisan approaches to person services. A great…

Episode 90: Mundi Ross

Darcie sits down with Mundi Ross; one of COS’s most dynamic young professionals. Mundi is the driving force behind Colorado Collective, a quarterly magazine featuring the food, people and places of Colorado Springs and Colorado. In 2017 Mundi launched COCO Crafted; a local space for the citizens of Colorado Springs to learn the art of crafts…

Episode 89: So You Want to Open a Food Truck…

Have you ever thought about what it would cost to open a food truck? This episode is for you! This week we sit down with Heather to talk about the city’s newest food truck: Gold Star Pies. Heather’s concept is simple; pies and good coffee. But getting from concept to execution involved a lot of…