Camera Corner opened its doors more than a half-century ago, starting with just 800 sq. ft. and two employees, supplementing its growing audio-visual services with greeting-card sales. Today, the third-generation business has expanded to nearly 30,000 sq. ft. and bustles with more than 100 employees ready to handle technological snafus, restore and enlarge photographs, and rent out projector screens for pre-vacation family briefings. The knowledgeable IT workers—who count ten Apple-certified specialists among their ranks—equip clients with computers and technology from all major brands, including products such as the iPad and iPhone, and sweep in to rescue data after crashes or fix keyboards after soda spills. Their photo and video specialists outfit shutterbugs and cinephiles with digital cameras and repair cracked lenses for manufactures such as Sony, Kodak, Canon, and Panasonic. The staff can even help safely dispose of used and broken equipment, collecting old computers, TVs, circuit boards, and cameras for transport to a hazardous waste facility, to ensure old technology doesn’t wind up in landfills or hitchhike its way back home.
Badger Window Cleaning’s streak-squelching, clog-unclogging employees buff residential exteriors to a glitteresque sparkle with efficacious window and gutter tending. A sudsy elixir swirls over two-faced windowpanes, relieving exteriors of caked-on dirt and interiors of sonnets penned in crayon or Easy Cheese. The thorough washing crew slides open windows to scrub interior mechanisms and spritzes grungy screens with a duo of specialized solutions. Probing hands remove detritus clogs from gutters and downspouts to ensure the system properly redirects water flow to refill the defensive moats that ward off stray neighborhood pigs. The three- to four-hour service can continue to cover additional square footage for an additional fee, which varies by residence and lawn plushness.
Across five full days of action, kids young and semi-young will undergo a comprehensive camp curriculum chock-full of running, throwing, catching, blocking, teamworking, confidence building, high-fiving, and more. If desired, campers ages 11–14 with at least one year of football experience may enroll in the accelerated-skills sections, which feature advanced lessons in the same non-contact environment. All campers are led by professional educators from the high-school and collegiate level, and each day's knowledge bowl is also packed with Packers ranging from John Anderson to Billy Schroeder (Green Bay Packer players vary by camp location). By teaming up with experienced players and coaches, kids will be treated to comprehensive instruction that goes beyond purely mechanical skills.
Professional photographer Paul D. Manke instructs novice to advanced shot-snappers in the finer points of memory capture during two-hour evening photography classes. Both the Intro to Compact Camera and Intro to SLR sessions take place in the classroom and familiarize students with camera basics, including navigating the menu, downloading images, and using the camera to capture irrefutable proof that zorses exist. Level-two compact-camera and SLR courses delve into hands-on photography and snapping pictures using the manual setting. A special night class teaches students to take photos in the dark, and advanced camera clutchers in the SLR #3 class hone sophisticated skills such as quick exposure reading and setting.
Jim's education wing boasts an impressive stable of professional, gifted instructors, including three-time Grammy nominee, Todd Buffa, who can prep your pipes for pitch-perfect performance as a personal voice instructor. Learn the ins and outs of tonality and pitch from Todd, who can talk about opening for Miles Davis or the night he and Michael Bolton found a Siberian tiger in their hotel room. Aspiring guitar-shredders and piano-pounders can also become proficient in scales, chords, and the melodic basics of their instruments. Jim's recommends bringing your own vocal chords, but it will provide guitars or pianos to instrument-less students during lessons. Lessons are scheduled based upon availability and demand, so prospective pupils should call ahead to reserve a spot.
The freedom to explore the aquatic world. That’s what Green Bay Scuba LLC’s team of divers and instructors gives to their students. They instill would-be divers with the skills to plunge the depths through beginner’s basic courses and teach those already experienced how to make a career out of the sport. Besides instruction, they also repair and sell all diving equipment and lead dive trips to locales the likes of Cozumel, Mexico.