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BCS Community Connections

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A podcast where we talk about to local business people and leaders in the Bryan/College Station area. Building community TOGETHER!
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Louella Leblanc (Triple L Glamour Goat Company) - Episode 38

BCS Community ConnectionsJul 08, 2021

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Robb Jenson (Avant Garde) - S2E5

Robb Jenson (Avant Garde) - S2E5

We sit down with Robb Jenson, owner of Avant Garde College Prep Services.  We get to hear about Robb's path to creating Avant Garde here in BCS.  Learn about Robb's journey with helping students with their path to fulfilling their college dreams.
Sep 10, 202101:19:52
Chris Symons (Aggieland Garage Door) - S2E4

Chris Symons (Aggieland Garage Door) - S2E4

We sit down with Chris Symons, co-owner of Aggieland Garage Door.  We talk about the start up of the business, services offered, Chris' personal hurdles and great tips for taking care of your garage door throughout the years.  Join us!
Sep 03, 202102:03:27
Kelli Norgaard (The Bridge Yoga) - S2E3

Kelli Norgaard (The Bridge Yoga) - S2E3

We sit down with Kelli Norgaard from The Bridge Yoga.  Learn about Kelli's passion and how her business came to be.  We talk about health and wellness as she now offers 2 locations  to service the growing demand for yoga here in the BCS area. Join us!
Aug 27, 202101:46:27
Michael Martinez & Sarita Ojeda (M.A.R.C.S.) - Episode 2

Michael Martinez & Sarita Ojeda (M.A.R.C.S.) - Episode 2

We sit down with Michael Martinez and Sarita Ojeda from M.A.R.C.S. (Manny's Appliance Repair & Cleaning Service, LLC).  We learn about how the business started, the growing demand for appliance servicing and the people behind the operation.  Join us!
Aug 20, 202101:26:22
Major & Carol Moore (M&M Delivery & Catering)

Major & Carol Moore (M&M Delivery & Catering)

We're sitting down with Major and Carol Moore, owners of M&M Delivery & Catering.  Get to know what these two are doing to "cater" to their customers needs and wants!  From seafood to vegan dishes...they've got it all!
Aug 13, 202101:34:48
Mitchell Bonte (Cedar Frame Real Estate) - Episode 39

Mitchell Bonte (Cedar Frame Real Estate) - Episode 39

Listen to Mitchell Bonte talk about Cedar Frame Real Estate.  We discuss Cedar Frame's history, the current real estate market in the BCS area and add in valuable information for both buyers and sellers.  Find out how Cedar Frame Real Estate can help you!
Jul 15, 202101:50:23
Louella Leblanc (Triple L Glamour Goat Company) - Episode 38

Louella Leblanc (Triple L Glamour Goat Company) - Episode 38

Listen to Louella Leblanc discuss her company, Triple L Glamour Goat Company.  What started as a way to help her daughter with ongoing skin issues has turned into a passion for providing her customers with natural skin product solutions.
Jul 08, 202101:56:02
Shayla Clifton (SoCo Sno) - Episode 37

Shayla Clifton (SoCo Sno) - Episode 37

We sit down with Shayla Clifton, owner of SoCo Sno, College Station's newest sno cone stand.  We discuss her vision of starting her business and what motivated her to bring her dream to a reality.  Listen in and learn more about Shayla and SoCo Sno!
Jul 01, 202102:16:17
Dr. Dary Dega (Degallery) - Episode 36

Dr. Dary Dega (Degallery) - Episode 36

We sit down with Dr. Dary Dega, owner of Degallery.  We talk about her growing up in Russia and then immigrating to the United States.  Learning about art and music in Russia, she uses that knowledge and opened her own art gallery in the BCS area!
Jun 24, 202101:16:46
Robby Wilkerson (Sustainable Roofing LLC) - Episode 35

Robby Wilkerson (Sustainable Roofing LLC) - Episode 35

We sit down with Robby Wilkerson from Sustainable Roofing.  Robby walks us through his eco-friendly roofing company/materials to show how his company is making a difference on our environment.  Robby shows how better choices lead to a better tomorrow.
Jun 18, 202101:38:07
Dr. Ryan Lee (South 40 Veterinary Hospital) - Episode 34

Dr. Ryan Lee (South 40 Veterinary Hospital) - Episode 34

Listen to Dr. Ryan Lee, owner of South 40 Veterinary Hospital.  We talk about mentors who led him into his current career.  Dr. Lee, an Aggie alumni, discusses how his team works to provide great service and care by connecting with their clients and pets.
Jun 10, 202101:02:28
Annie Canto (Traction Digital Marketing) - Episode 33

Annie Canto (Traction Digital Marketing) - Episode 33

Listen to Annie Canto talk about her business, Traction Digital Marketing.  We talk about the history of her business, how her business helps generate leads for their businesses and best practices for using social media to drive business recognition.
Jun 04, 202102:13:28
Beth Symons (Beth Symons Fine Art) - Episode 32

Beth Symons (Beth Symons Fine Art) - Episode 32

Listen to Beth Symons (Beth Symons Fine Art) talk about how her hobby of painting evolved into a career with passion.  We learn about her Aphantasia diagnosis as well.  Hear about her influences and how her paintings inspire and provide therapy for her.
May 28, 202102:22:05
Jennifer Stark (Stark Farms) - Episode 31

Jennifer Stark (Stark Farms) - Episode 31

We sit down with Jennifer Stark, owner of Stark Farms.  We talk about the birth of Stark Farms, her love and passion for horses and camps/events that are available through Stark Farms.  Join us and learn more about what Jennifer offers to the BCS area!
May 20, 202101:43:38
Kenzie Eilers (Mary Kay) - Episode 30

Kenzie Eilers (Mary Kay) - Episode 30

We sit down with Kenzie Eilers, the local sales director for Mary Kay.  She talks about her start in the 57 year old company.  From product to sales...even the infamous pink Cadillac brand, we discuss her journey in the company that has made her successful.
May 13, 202102:14:45
Trevor Carney (Innovative Fitness) - Episode 29

Trevor Carney (Innovative Fitness) - Episode 29

We sit down with Trevor Carney, owner of Innovative Fitness.  We discuss his background in fitness, the birth and evolution of Innovative Fitness and what post-Covid business has looked like.  Join us and learn more about Trevor and his business.
May 06, 202101:08:11
Will Lewis (Brazos Fellowship) - Episode 28

Will Lewis (Brazos Fellowship) - Episode 28

We sit down with Will Lewis, Senior Pastor of Brazos Fellowship.  We talk about Brazos Fellowship's beginnings, it's mission statement and it's staff.  We learn more about Will Lewis, the pastor, the husband, the father and more in this episode.
Apr 28, 202102:45:12
Alina Fifer & Jamie Lynn Johnson (Brazos Valley Rehabilition Center) - Episode 27

Alina Fifer & Jamie Lynn Johnson (Brazos Valley Rehabilition Center) - Episode 27

We sit down with Alina Fifer (CEO) and Jamie Johnson (Board) from Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center to talk about what services BVRC offers the Brazos Valley.  We also talk about their upcoming event, Power of the Purse, happening April 30th!
Apr 23, 202101:25:39
Ashley Lindsey (Ashley Lindsey Photography) - Episode 26

Ashley Lindsey (Ashley Lindsey Photography) - Episode 26

We sit down with Ashley Lindsey from Ashley Lindsey Photography to talk about her business.  We discuss her start up, her relocation to BCS, her 50 women over 50 campaign and more!  She shows that she's here to make a splash in the photography industry!
Apr 16, 202102:32:27
Edwina Adams / Katrina Smith (Clean R Cans) - Episode 25

Edwina Adams / Katrina Smith (Clean R Cans) - Episode 25

We sit down with sisters, Edwina Adams and Katrina Smith, to talk about their business, Clean R Cans!  From their veteran backgrounds to becoming partners in one of BCS's most innovative business models...you'll get to learn about the women behind Clean R Cans!
Apr 09, 202102:22:03
Leah Allen (Wilson & Duffy Drug) - Episode 24

Leah Allen (Wilson & Duffy Drug) - Episode 24

We sit down and talk with Leah Allen about her businesses, Wilson Drug  (Hearne, TX) and Duffey Drug (Franklin, TX).  We talk about her career path, her commitment to preserving her businesses legacy and COVID 19 challenges for her operations.
Apr 02, 202102:04:55
Erik Perez (Perez Jewelers) - Episode 23

Erik Perez (Perez Jewelers) - Episode 23

We sit down with Erik Perez to discuss his business, Perez Jewelers.  Erik and I talk about his roots of growing up in a family jewelry business, his decision to serve our country in the military and the full circle timeline of opening his business.
Mar 26, 202102:14:41
Kevin Limmer (413 Custom Builders) - Episode 22

Kevin Limmer (413 Custom Builders) - Episode 22

We sit down with Kevin Limmer from 413 Custom Builders.  We discuss Kevin's start up in the construction world, what business looked like during COVID and how his faith has guided him in how he runs his business.
Mar 18, 202101:46:59
Courtney Allen (Courtney Allen Family Law) - Episode 21

Courtney Allen (Courtney Allen Family Law) - Episode 21

We sit down with Courtney Allen to talk about her business, Courtney Allen Family Law.  Courtney talks about her journey into family law, challenges in an emotional career field and the rewards of being helping families through adoption processes.
Mar 09, 202101:55:60
Brittany Lammerts (Atlas Belle) - Episode 20

Brittany Lammerts (Atlas Belle) - Episode 20

We sit down with Brittany Lammerts, owner of Atlas Belle Business Solutions, to discuss her entrepreneurial spirit, challenges during the last year and an important discussion about mental health!  You don't want to miss this powerful podcast!
Mar 04, 202102:43:54
Lissa Meza (LM2 Business Solutions, LLC.) - Episode 19

Lissa Meza (LM2 Business Solutions, LLC.) - Episode 19

Listen to Lissa Meza, owner of LM2 Business Solutions, LLC., talk about how her bookeeping and accounting business came to be.  With tax season right around the corner, you're going to want to tune in and find out why you need her services!
Feb 26, 202101:36:54
Lt. Timothy Israel (BCS Salvation Army) - *Special Edition*

Lt. Timothy Israel (BCS Salvation Army) - *Special Edition*

We sat down with Lt. Timothy Israel, from the BCS Salavation Army, and talked about local operations, 2020 fundraising results in a COVID year and the most recent needs coming through the most recent Texas winter storm. You can make a donation to the local Salvation Army here: https://give.salvationarmyusa.org
Feb 23, 202102:39:37
Ashley Siegert (Fig-Mint Photography) - Episode 18

Ashley Siegert (Fig-Mint Photography) - Episode 18

Listen to Ashley Siegert, owner of Fig-Mint Photography, talk about her business.  We discuss how photography became her passion, how she focuses on connecting with her customers and future endeavors that she is currently building.
Feb 19, 202101:59:60
Dallas Shipp (6 Shooter Marketing) - Episode 17

Dallas Shipp (6 Shooter Marketing) - Episode 17

We sit down with Dallas Shipp from 6 Shooter Marketing.  Dallas shares great marketing strategies that will surely help any business.  We also discuss his journey leading up to starting his business and the challenges working through COVID.
Feb 11, 202102:28:36
Chris Steele (Blackwater Draw Brewing Co.) - Episode 16

Chris Steele (Blackwater Draw Brewing Co.) - Episode 16

Listen to Chris Steele from Blackwater Draw Brewing Company talk about his start and the evolution of BWD through the years.
Feb 05, 202101:17:40
Chad Hanks (The Crawfish Hole) - Episode 15

Chad Hanks (The Crawfish Hole) - Episode 15

Listen to Chad Hanks from The Crawfish Hole, talk about his business.  We talk about how it originated into a business 10 years ago, what going through 2020 was like and where he sees his business progressing to in the future.
Jan 29, 202101:22:31
Laura Livingston (I Heart Mac & Cheese) - Episode 14

Laura Livingston (I Heart Mac & Cheese) - Episode 14

We sit down with Laura Livingston (owner of I Heart Mac & Cheese).  We talk about the concept of their business, menu item awareness and their struggles through COVID.  You'll even get to hear about their viral response that happened through Facebook.
Jan 22, 202102:04:34
Sonia Watt (Nit Not) - Episode 13

Sonia Watt (Nit Not) - Episode 13

Listen to Sonia Watt, from Lice Clinics of America (operating as Nit Not), talk about her business.  We had a great time talking about the concept of the inception to its current operations.  You will never believe what you DON'T know about lice!
Jan 15, 202101:53:01
Samuel Smith (Live In College Station/TX Media Foundry) - Episode 12

Samuel Smith (Live In College Station/TX Media Foundry) - Episode 12

Learn about Samuel Smith, from Texas Media Foundry/LiveInCollegeStation.com.  We talk about his current business ventures, his past failures and share some insight into his popular small business Facebook page, BCS Business Owners and Entrepreneurs.
Jan 07, 202101:34:11
Jimmy McCue (Balance Body Works) - Episode 11

Jimmy McCue (Balance Body Works) - Episode 11

We sit down with Jimmy McCue who is owner and coach of Balanced Body Works.  From starting his business to the services that they offer to their clients, we'll learn about the passion that created Jimmy and Beverly's dream!
Dec 17, 202001:32:27
Terrance Smith (Sawed-Off Crossfit) - Episode 10

Terrance Smith (Sawed-Off Crossfit) - Episode 10

We sit down with Terrance Smith, co-owner of Sawed-Off Crossfit to talk about his business.  From the startup to the challenges through 2020, hear Terrance's take on running their Crossfit gym here in the BCS area.
Dec 12, 202001:38:10
Cindy Soltis (BVCASA) - Episode 9

Cindy Soltis (BVCASA) - Episode 9

Listen to Cindy Soltis, Director of Treatment & Intervention Services at BVCASA, talk about BVCASA's role and services that it provides in the Brazos Valley.  We talk about understanding the hidden epidemic of addiction and abuse.
Dec 03, 202001:32:32
Susan Hilton (Century 21 Beal) - Episode 8

Susan Hilton (Century 21 Beal) - Episode 8

Listen to Susan Hilton, broker/owner of Century 21 Beal, talk about her company.  We discuss C21 Beal's history, her role in running the company, real estate in the BCS area and advice for helping find the right realtor for your needs.
Nov 19, 202001:29:46
Mike Rohach (BCS Roofing) - Episode 7

Mike Rohach (BCS Roofing) - Episode 7

Listen to Mike Rohach talk about his company, BCS Roofing.  We discuss how BCS Roofing came to be, new services that Mike now offers and insight into selecting the right roofing company for your needs.
Nov 13, 202001:06:43
Scott Story (Drake Environmental) - Episode 6

Scott Story (Drake Environmental) - Episode 6

Scott Story talks about his business, Drake Environmental.  We discuss the history of his business and how his work ethic, expectations and people  have made it one of the fastest growing in Texas!
Nov 06, 202001:09:58
Aaron Cohen (The Angry Elephant) - Episode 5

Aaron Cohen (The Angry Elephant) - Episode 5

Listen to Aaron Cohen discuss the business model of The Angry Elephant!  We talk about the history, struggles through COVID-19 and the future plans for the business.
Oct 30, 202001:27:18
Tap Bentz (Another Broken Egg) - Episode 4

Tap Bentz (Another Broken Egg) - Episode 4

Listen to Tap Bentz, managing partner of Another Broken Egg, talk about his business!  Tap discusses the history, current business model, struggles through COVID-19 and their recovery as one of the best new breakfast/brunch restaurants here in the Bryan/College Station area.
Oct 22, 202001:06:55
M&M Apparel Guys - Episode 3

M&M Apparel Guys - Episode 3

Listen to Tod, Brian and Lowell talk about their business, M&M Apparel.  From it's beginnings to COVID-19 struggles to business beliefs.  We sit down for a transparent look into our business.
Oct 15, 202059:26
Bo Jenkins (ABC Home & Commercial Services) - Episode 2

Bo Jenkins (ABC Home & Commercial Services) - Episode 2

We sat down with Bo Jenkins, owner of ABC Home & Commercial Services College Station, to talk about his family business that has been around for over 50 years.  We discuss expanding services, customer service expectations and what sets him apart from other businesses in the market that provide similar services here in the Bryan/College Station area.
Oct 08, 202038:60
Justin Manning (C&J Barbeque) - Episode 1

Justin Manning (C&J Barbeque) - Episode 1

We sat down with Justin Manning, the owner of C&J Barbeque, to talk about their successes, struggles and outlook on running one of the oldest barbeque restaurants here in the Bryan/College Station area.
Oct 01, 202045:23