Over a period spanning three decades, Bakos Group's professional resumé writers have allied themselves with more than a million people in the struggle against unemployment. One-on-one consultations—whether conducted online, over the phone, or via ham radio—kick off a 10-step process that eventually transforms resumés and cover letters from mere pieces of paper into job-winning golden tickets. Along with personalized guidance during a job search, Bakos Group assists workers-to-be by tapping into resources that include career-management tools and a database with more than 15 million employers.
Family-owned since 1929, Mirkins Cleaners takes a modern approach to the art of dry cleaning with eco-friendly methods. Happily tumble in leaf piles knowing Mirkins' stain experts can take down any wayward smudge on sport jackets ($7.50), Ugg boots ($22-28), and lumberjacks' two-piece suits ($14.50). Eco-conscious Mirkins uses an efficient, less-polluting cleaning system and biodegradable garment bags, which it recycles along with hangers and children's encyclopedias. Though not included with this Groupon, Mirkins also offers pick up, delivery, and laundry services.
Belmont Laundry's garment gurus refresh fabrics and gently banish rogue stains with earth-friendly products. Skilled fabric attendants free shirts (up to $2.55/shirt), pants ($7.95), and sweaters ($7.95) of built-up dust pockets and abandoned condiments. As a courtesy, clothing tenders replace buttons lost through Oxford skirmishes and hang or fold shirts depending on their natural bedroom habitats. Free delivery service returns homesick clothes to the office or home twice a week.
Open seven days a week, the Springfield JCC Health and Fitness Center revs up bodies with a plethora of popular classes on land and in its Olympic-sized pool. Upgrade your physique with a BodyPump class, which teaches the original barbell-based full-body weightlifting regimen created by the Olympian Les Mills. Or sway your way toward lean muscle tone with a Zumba class, which fuses Latin and international rhythms to create a fat-exhausting South American fitness-and-dance party. The aquatically inclined may perform water aerobics in the pool to receive the cardiovascular benefits of aerobic exercise without stressing tender joints. Opt for enrollment in the masters swim program, and gain access to classes for beginners, advanced swimmers, aspiring triathletes, and those who are tired of swimming in seas of ambiguity.
Noel Concierge Services' founder and owner, Shirma Ferguson, has long understood the difficulties of juggling a hectic schedule as a single mother of two and a grandmother. Her dedicated team of caretakers disperses into neighborhoods helping busy bees and businesses overcome the limiting time constraints of a 24-hour day. Noel Concierge's friendly staffers can perform a number of menial tasks around the home and office––such as scheduling doctors appointments, plant-sitting, and shredding declarations of independence––and take on lengthier janitorial projects including pest control, carpet instillation, and painting.