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BCS Community Connections

BCS Community Connections

By BCS Community Connections
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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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.
01:19:52
September 10, 2021
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!
02:03:27
September 03, 2021
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!
01:46:27
August 27, 2021
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!
01:26:22
August 20, 2021
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!
01:34:48
August 13, 2021
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!
01:50:23
July 15, 2021
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.
01:56:02
July 08, 2021
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!
02:16:17
July 01, 2021
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!
01:16:46
June 24, 2021
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.
01:38:07
June 18, 2021
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.
01:02:28
June 10, 2021
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.
02:13:28
June 04, 2021
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.
02:22:05
May 28, 2021
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!
01:43:38
May 20, 2021
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.
02:14:45
May 13, 2021
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.
01:08:11
May 06, 2021
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.
02:45:12
April 28, 2021
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!
01:25:39
April 23, 2021
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!
02:32:27
April 16, 2021
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!
02:22:03
April 09, 2021
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.
02:04:55
April 02, 2021
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.
02:14:41
March 26, 2021
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.
01:46:59
March 18, 2021
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.
01:55:60
March 09, 2021
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!
02:43:54
March 04, 2021
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!
01:36:54
February 26, 2021
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
02:39:37
February 23, 2021
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.
01:59:60
February 19, 2021
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.
02:28:36
February 11, 2021
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.
01:17:40
February 05, 2021
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.
01:22:31
January 29, 2021
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.
02:04:34
January 22, 2021
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!
01:53:01
January 15, 2021
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.
01:34:11
January 07, 2021
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!
01:32:27
December 17, 2020
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.
01:38:10
December 12, 2020
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.
01:32:32
December 03, 2020
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.
01:29:46
November 19, 2020
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.
01:06:43
November 13, 2020
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!
01:09:58
November 06, 2020
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.
01:27:18
October 30, 2020
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.
01:06:55
October 22, 2020
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.
59:26
October 15, 2020
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.
38:60
October 08, 2020
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.
45:23
October 01, 2020