Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Couple Here For Business.(Journal North)

Byline: Emily Van Cleve For The Journal

They Want To Help Santa Fe Grow

The husband and wife team of Thomas Eakes and Holly Bradshaw Eakes has been balancing dual careers for decades.

Holly Bradshaw Eakes creates mixed media textiles and has years of experience in marketing and running a business through her work as owner/operator of Buena Vista Ranch in southern California. Thomas Eakes is an oil painter who was in the insurance industry for 35 years. The couple has also started and run a number of businesses together through the years.

Usually, they form a business when they see a need in the community in which they live. After moving to Santa Fe in February 2002, they noticed how the economy was taking its toll on local enterprise.

"Small business is at the heart of Santa Fe's economy," says Bradshaw Eakes. …

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