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Oct 25

NuCreations714

Posted on October 25, 2022 at 2:31 PM by Lauri Thompson

NUCreations714 business with Ciera in front of storefrontNuCreations714 is a professional hair braiding salon that provides clients with extraordinary styles. Ciera Frederick, owner, provides braiding and styling options that help clients maintain their hair easily. The salon is located at 970 N Cocoa Blvd., Suite #5.

The company slogan is, “Life is too short to have boring hair!”, and with Ciera's help, you can find a distinct style that works for you and is far from boring. She will help you express your personality whether you want braids for a specific event or just an everyday look, Ciera offers a wide range of different styles. Ciera say's with the utmost confidence, “I can transform your appearance by braiding your hair in many different ways based on your preference.” Some of the most popular styles are natural, knotless, and coi leray braids. She also offers soft locs, faux locs, and extension locs over natural locs. You can see all the style selections on her website.

Braided styles can save time and energy in daily hair styling and the tradition of braids can be traced back 5,000 years in African culture. Braiding can protect the hair, promote growth, and correct damage. Ciera's 15 plus years of experience have also given her the ability to offer her own time proven NuCreations714 products. She sells a go-to deep conditioner, purple luxury hair bonnets with the NuCreations714 logo, and edge control for all hair types to smooth back hair with any style.

NuCreations714 just celebrated its one-year anniversary in the City of Cocoa. Ciera is a testament that hard work and savings produces small business success. She has built a loyal and diverse client base, serving children to seniors and everyone in between. Clients travel from Daytona, Orlando and Palm Bay, so make sure you call in advance to make an appointment as Ciera is in high demand.

If you are looking for a professional hair braider, give Ciera Frederick at NuCreations714 a call at 3212232674. Services are provided by appointment only. Find NuCreations714 on Instagram @NuCreations_714, Facebook @NuCreations714or online at www.Nucreations714.com.

Oct 25

April - Glenn’s Tire & Repair Service of Cocoa, Inc.

Posted on October 25, 2022 at 1:03 PM by Lauri Thompson

Glenns Tire

April 1, 2016 – In 1952, World War II veteran, Glenn Carmichael was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug. With a background in auto repair from his family’s Orlando based business, Glenn’s leadership skills and precisionist mindset drove him to open his own tire service business. In an effort to truly differentiate his business from his family’s, Glenn relocated to a growing ocean side community, which would allow him to pursue his salt water hobbies - when he was able to steal away a few hours to play as hard as he worked. Since his passing, Glenn’s Tire & Repair Service of Cocoa remains a family owned and operated business. Glenn’s son, Bill, owns and runs the shop with the help of his wife, Carol; son, Nate; and daughter, Becci, along with a team of five employees who the Carmichael’s view as an extension of the family.

Chosen for its central location, the City of Cocoa has proven to be the perfect hub for the surrounding cities served by Glenn’s. Offering auto, commercial vehicle, and RV service, Glenn’s has the capability to service your residential, business and recreational vehicles all in one location. Whether you’re a busy professional, stay-at-home parent, seasonal visitor, or longtime customer, Glenn’s aims to exceed customer expectations during every visit by continually seeking new ways to serve the customer better.

In the spirit of excellent customer service, Glenn’s is currently planning to expand service offerings to include virtual quote delivery, hybrid services, auto pick-up and delivery, and additional Pink Gloves classes; classes designed for new and experienced drivers who are interested in learning the basics in vehicle maintenance, care, and safety. Above all, Glenn’s plans to work hard every day to be a name customers can trust in auto care.

For more information on services and future Pink Gloves classes, call (321) 636-1889, go to www.glennstires.com, and visit Bill, Carol, Nate and Becci at 811 North Cocoa Blvd.
Oct 25

Beef O'Brady's - Cocoa

Posted on October 25, 2022 at 12:55 PM by Lauri Thompson

Sean O'Reilly in front of Beef O'Brady's bar

Building a family of repeat customers, being able to flow with change and creating relational bonds has been the key to Sean O'Reilly's success at Beef O'Brady's located at Cocoa Commons, 2301 Hwy 524, Cocoa. Beef O'Brady's is a Florida restaurant franchise offering 'good food and good sports.' The Cocoa location has an Irish pub feel, accented with 45 or more TV's.

Sean O'Reilly, the owner of Beef O'Brady's at Cocoa Commons, emphasizes, “For any small restaurant business to be successful, it must be built on repeat customers or basically an extended family.” He and his staff know many customers by name and during these trying times customers would reach out via phone and text and have continued to be regulars by ordering takeout frequently. Sean was also very fortunate to keep his staff working through the downturn, which he notes, “has made ramping back up much easier.”

Flowing with change has also been one of the keys to the success of Beef O'Brady's over that last 14 years. The ability to be flexible and creative over the last 5 months has been magnified with the challenges of COVID. Forced closures, CDC guidelines, limited or nonexistent food

products, rising prices, and limited supplies are just a few of the items that Sean has approached confidently and collectedly. He was the first to offer expanded outdoor seating in Cocoa and was instrumental in helping to set the standard for the COVID Outdoor Dining Code

implemented by the City. The restaurant is open from 11 AM to 9 PM every day and the staff prepare 40 to 50% of the meals for takeout orders, which is well beyond the norm prior to COVID changes. He also capitalized on the limited indoor customer base by using the time to make upgrades to the bar top, flooring and kitchen equipment.

You can hear the pride in Sean's voice as he discusses his biggest key to success. His list is long and varied as he names the organizations that have received his charitable acts. Cocoa High School; each of the three Cocoa Fire Department's stations and a few more in Brevard County; little league; the 911 Center at the Sheriff's Department; doctors' offices; soccer, basketball, wrestling, track, and football teams; Saturn Elementary; and many more. He expressed, “Supporting the greater community through philanthropic activities and adopting strong bonds change over the years. You have to support the people who support you.”

Head out to Cocoa Commons to support Beef O' Brady's because the odds are good that you will be a repeat customer who will be supported by 'good food and good sports' and inevitably the goodwill of the restaurant. One of Beef O'Brady's slogans is “Every Neighborhood

Should Have One” and Cocoa is lucky to be one of those neighborhoods! Beef O' Brady's take out number is 321-637-1133 or order online at the Beef O'Brady's website and indoor seating is available too.