Delixers LLC

PRODUCTS

I have assembled a stable of stars to assist me in the promotion of my fine line of delicious elixirs, mixers and more. I exhibit two breeds of bloody mary mixes: Rooster Collbran’s Tart & Twangy Bloody Mary Mix, tuned with the taste of dill pickles and lemons and Rowdy Roubidoux’s Hot & Wild Bloody Mary Mix, fueled by habanero, horseradish and wasabi. I also boast of a complementary food line featuring: bloody mary rimmin’ salt, hot sauce, steak sauce, jalapeño stuffed olives, red beans & rice readi-mix, and seasoning salt. The Bloody Mary is an extremely unique drink. This tomato juice based cocktail is a meal in a glass; garnishments can include stalked celery and a squeezed lime with skewered olives, okra, cheese, shrimp, pickles & peppers (to name just a few of my favorites). Not to mention, my non-alcoholic bloody mary mixes are veritably versatile vessels: add vodka to it to make the classic Bloody Mary, tequila for a Bloody Maria and whiskey for a Bloody Molly. And when you add no alcohol? A Bloody Shame. But to each his own, I encourage everyone to enjoy my mix to their preference and in good health.

BACKGROUND

I’ve been called a gambler, a rambler, an entrepreneur, a raconteur, a bon vivant and an iconoclastic impresario. I’ve even been called a snake oil salesman–but in my defense, snakes do need to be oiled. But from here forthwith, I am the Bloody Mary Emissary!

THE IDEA

I’ve long been enchanted by the Bloody Mary. But respectable ones are as few and far between as a good chicken fried steak. I was painfully perceptive that most national brand Bloody Mary mixes (and many bars) use subpar ingredients to produce a paltry paste barely passing as a Bloody Mary (much like stuffing a child’s dolly with sawdust—it’s unacceptable). Quite simply, my Bloodies are better. My creative conceptions are perpetual zephyrs of flavor. My auspiciously delicious elixirs relieve the pains of desperation and mediocrity.

Each bottle of bloody mary mix is lovingly hand-crafted by my business partner Drew Hanlon at the commercial kitchen of the Business Incubator.

GRAND JUNCTION SBDC

With their classes such as Leading Edge and free counseling, the fine folks at the Grand Junction SBDC have been invaluable in providing a fertile environment for my brilliance to flourish into a most exquisite bouquet of commerce.

In our condensed commonality, we’ve all heard the term “BFF”. Well, this summer 2011 my marketplace is “BFFF”—The best fairs, festivals and farmers’ markets of the Western Slope. This will be an incredible opportunity for patrons of good taste (especially the ladies) to come out and meet the Colonel in person. After this summer, I’ll be presenting bars, restaurants, liquor stores and gift shops with the opportunity of a lifetime: to carry my fine concoctions and creations on their counters & cupboards. And come Christmas time, I’ll also be offering a line of corporate gift buckets featuring all my magnificent merchandise and private label food stuff.

COL. CLIFTON DEBEQUE

The title is honorary, but my products are extraordinary. You see, the company name is Delixirs, but the name on the bottle is mine: “Col. Clifton DeBeQue Proudly Presents…”

Epic Escape Room

Larry and Kathleen White, along with their daughter, Leslie Kell, were on vacation looking for something fun to do as a family. They looked at a local website listing upcoming activities when something caught their eye and they visited a place called Epic Escape Game. They had so much fun, all they talked about on the way home was how exciting it would be to run a business like Epic Escape Game. They even met

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Yoga Vinyassa

When Tessa McInnis moved to Grand Junction just over a year ago, she left her training and teaching at Core Power Yoga with hopes she would find something comparable in Grand Junction. To her dismay though, there was nothing even close to similar so she decided to utilize her extensive training and open her own Power Yoga studio. While waitressing, Tessa worked with the Grand Junction SBDC taking the How to Start a Business class

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Angels In the Making

Teri Thomas, owner of Angels in the Making, LLC, has always had a passion for working with animals. She trained her first dog at the age of 8. As a child she spent her summers at her grandparent’s ranch in New Mexico, there she raised and trained chickens to do a variety of tasks much to everyone’s surprise. Born and raised in Colorado she attended CSU in Fort Collins for 1 year and Mesa College

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Frame Depot

The Frame Depot was opened in 1986 by Randy Bogart. The business was originally housed with its companion business, Art Depot, which was owned by Randy’s brother, Jack. In 1996, the business moved to a new location with a street that was yet to be named. Since two other family members also had businesses on the street, it only seemed natural to name it Bogart Lane. The new building housed both Depots, but after Jack

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CrossFit Juke Joint

CrossFit Juke Joint (CFJJ) is a box, not a gym. Unlike gyms, CrossFit facilities (boxes) do not house treadmills or 20 weight machines. They resemble a box with four walls that contain weights, ropes, and bars. However, perhaps the most important piece of equipment a box can carry is a sense of community – something CFJJ owner Sung Hong cares deeply about. An accomplished martial artist, Hong was first introduced to the CrossFit lifestyle while

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Vital Earth Minerals

Long time SBDC client, Jody Ahrens, is no stranger to starting and running a successful small business. Jody was an attendee at the first Leading Edge course offered by the Grand Junction SBDC in 1986. She attributes the success of her first business, Evergreen Productions, to the knowledge she gained in that class. She learned the basics of starting and running a business and the proper way to keep books and do the day to

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