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 139: Switchback Coffee Roasters

The process of pouring a cup of coffee at your favorite local shop seems simple enough. Choose what type of coffee you want, watch the barista foam some milk and pull a shot of espresso and soon you have a wonderful treat to start your morning or to help you continue your day. This week…

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 105: Investing, Community, Small Business and Gin

With Jeff out of town Darcie brings on DC Jim and Russ Ware to discuss Russ’s new venture Good Neighbors Meeting House. Russ and his partner, Yemi Mobolade, currently run the Wild Goose Meeting House. An opportunity arose for them to expand the Wild Goose concept into the Old North End Neighborhood in Colorado Springs,…