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The experienced instructors at Formula Racing Experience help transform leisurely pedestrians into bona fide racecar drivers by buckling them into their choice of car and sending them off on blistering journeys around the track. The Intro to Road Racing experience begins with a fire suit and helmet fitting, followed by a 45-minute orientation that informs students of racing etiquette, the racetrack's nuances, and how to make "vroom" noises with their mouths to go faster. Participants then ride with their teachers in an SUV to experience the track's straight-aways and bends firsthand. The program's grand finale grants freshly learned drivers the keys to the car kingdom, propelling them on a scorching 15-minute orbit around the course in a Formula One Car or Porsche Boxster that can reach speeds faster than a cheetah on roller skates.

5555 Concord Pkwy
Concord,
NC
US

With a 12-year basketball career spent in the NBA minor league and FIBA Europe, BeReady director Ben Ebong believes the academy's vision is bigger than basketball alone. The game has had a profound influence on his life. It’s taught him to be a leader, face challenges, deal with disappointment, and become a valuable member of a team. These are the same principles he instills in the players at each youth basketball camp. With the help of experienced coaches and professional speakers, the academy's program aims to build character in addition to athletic training. While learning fundamental basketball skills, students will begin to understand the discipline needed to compete at a high level and appreciate the importance of an active lifestyle. Much like team mascots who preemptively glue their heads on before doing backflips, they’ll learn to set goals and draw up plans of action for achieving them.

24 Spring Street Southwest
Concord,
NC
US

For the last two years, Adrian and Melinda Bethea have become well versed in numerous facets of the media and event planning industry. The duo use green-screen-powered photo booths to transport event guests to scenic locales and onto magazine covers featuring custom-designed event logos. Their experience with photography and videography allow them to seamlessly capture weddings and video projects, and their graphic-design capabilities allow clients to present eye-catching brochures, fliers, and mug shots. Their robust list of additional services at AMB Media Group LLC include promoting brands on Facebook and Twitter, managing entertainment talent, and event planning with custom themes.

142 Cabarrus Ave E
Concord,
NC
US

Ample lighting casts a bright, safe glow over the dozens of storage lockers that line the wide paths at Mr. Storage, where an electronic gate safeguards a fleet of storage units that range in size from 5'x5' to 10'x30'. The secure, locking doors to each storage unit open to unveil cavernous spaces large enough to shelter furniture, boats, and RVs. Customers can retrieve their belongings 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and on-site security continuously monitors the facilities. To further assuage moving woes, staffers can equip visitors with supplies such as boxes, dollies, furniture covers, and sofa-sized teleportation chambers.

8 Lowe Ave NW
Concord,
NC
US

The sound of feet slapping on the padded ground and little voices twisted by constant motion fill Xtreme Play. Jeff and Julie Austin, owners of the play center, have five children, so they are familiar with the busy chorus. The duo and its staff are also well prepared to keep an eye on youngsters as they bounce from inflatable obstacles or squeal down slides. At a miniature arcade, small hands grab Wii and PlayStation controllers, simulating adventures through castles and the civil-service tests to become a castle inspector. The babble of special events drifts from private party rooms, where pizzas fuel fetes.

1480 Concord Pkwy N
Concord,
NC
US

At Tuscarora's Country Club for Dogs, Vivian Kelly and her staff of caretakers groom and board dogs and cats on 30 acres of grassy pastures. An 8,000-square-foot play area entertains dogs that can play with companions and ample toys. Dogs are boarded in comfort in cageless suites replete with heating, air conditioning, and 24-hour music, and 24-hour security discourages them from committing investment fraud. Tuscarora's groomers treat coats with warm baths, massages to remove dander, and hand-scissored haircuts.

10900 Cruse Rd
Mt Pleasant,
NC
US