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Brazos brings woman’s touch to construction

Brazos brings woman’s touch to construction

Leacia Brilliant hails from Sugarland, Texas, just outside the Houston area, and when she started her Colorado Springs commercial construction company with her father, Wayne Burke, she wanted to make sure she didn’t forget her roots. “We’re Brazos Builders, and that refers to the Brazos River in Texas,” Brilliant said of her company’s name. Brilliant,… Continue Reading Brazos brings woman’s touch to construction

BivySak brings adventure to front door

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BivySak brings adventure to front door

Having just launched a business catering to the Colorado lifestyle, friends Eric Liebold, Joe Thomas and Conaire Hallisy are about to celebrate their company’s one-week anniversary. “We are a true startup,” said Liebold, who also holds the position of COO for Chief Petroleum Co. BivySak, an online subscription service based in Colorado Springs, creates and… Continue Reading BivySak brings adventure to front door

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Rosie’s Diner cornerstone to Tri-Lakes

MONUMENT — A.B. Tellez cut his teeth in the restaurant business at a family-owned amusement park in Juarez, Mexico. Tellez, who owns Rosie’s Diner in Monument, grew up in El Paso, Texas, and spent his summers across the border. “The first two years, all I did was chip ice for beer,” Tellez said. “My third… Continue Reading Rosie’s Diner cornerstone to Tri-Lakes

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Otherworldly whimsy fills Chavez Gallery

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Otherworldly whimsy fills Chavez Gallery

On the Westside of Colorado Springs exists a portal into the minds of others. The Chavez Gallery is a curious place filled with nostalgic glimpses into the combined psyche — memories, curiosities and ideals — of married couple Kris and Liese Chavez. Kris, primarily an enamel jewelry-maker, and Liese, a painter, opened the 500-square-foot gallery… Continue Reading Otherworldly whimsy fills Chavez Gallery

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Computer antidote: Complete PC Support

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Computer antidote: Complete PC Support

Tucked into a small space in an office strip mall off North Powers Boulevard is a tiny computer repair shop, Compete PC Support. Its physical space defines small business. Its owner, Harvard graduate Vince Johnson, wants to keep the space small to maintain low overhead and keep prices lower for his customers. Large technology stores… Continue Reading Computer antidote: Complete PC Support

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Timberline takes work to new heights

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Timberline takes work to new heights

The view from Tim Emick’s office is better than yours. Situated between timbers 1,625 and 2,137 on the Manitou Incline, Emick and his army, also known as Timberline Landscaping Inc., are tackling the most challenging and publicly visible project in the company’s 23-year history. Emick, who owns and co-founded Timberline Landscaping, won the $1.5 million… Continue Reading Timberline takes work to new heights

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Barracuda owner finds success in OCC

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Barracuda owner finds success in OCC

“Beautiful should always be affordable.” That’s a phrase that flows frequently from the lips of Barracuda Bazaar owner Kim McKenna. Although they aren’t her words — the motto started with the company’s founder a few blocks down and nearly two decades ago — they keep her striving to meet the needs of those she calls… Continue Reading Barracuda owner finds success in OCC

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Ten years of Momentum and going strong

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Ten years of Momentum and going strong

Laura Muir Mellini, owner-founder of Momentum Advertising & Public Relations, says she owes the rebirth of her career to the meaningful local relationships she’s built over the years. And while her trajectory has taken her over some bumps, her advice is particularly upbeat: “Stay out there and be involved. There are so many projects, initiatives… Continue Reading Ten years of Momentum and going strong

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Couple’s transparency key to success

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Couple’s transparency key to success

One of Barbara Callan’s first projects with new friends Art and Carol Corpuz was crafting a bronze star for her husband. Unlike the medal he’d earned in service to his country, Callan’s creation was made almost entirely of glass. “It’s very rewarding,” Callan said while working on a new project at Carol’s Creative Glass studio… Continue Reading Couple’s transparency key to success

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Art Hardware enjoys its niche downtown

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Art Hardware enjoys its niche downtown

Art Hardware sells different goods and services than some might expect. Many people assume the Colorado Springs-based custom framing and print shop specializes in knobs and pulls, while others relate the name to the store’s original function as an art supply store. The business was started in the mid-1970s by a Colorado businessman looking to… Continue Reading Art Hardware enjoys its niche downtown

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