Students must bring their own laptops with Adobe Lightroom 3.0 for the editing class, and digital single-lens reflex cameras (DSLR) with charged batteries, memory cards, and corresponding manuals for photography classes.
Standard Furniture traces its origins back to 1912, when a local family began traveling through Birmingham, peddling fine household furniture out of a wagon. Four generations later, the business has blossomed into 13 retail stores throughout Alabama and Tennessee, and its century-long commitment to quality furniture and customer service won it the Alabama Retail Association’s Silver Award as one of the Retailers of the Year in 2011. Each gallery abounds with bedroom, living-room, and dining-room furniture from top designers such as Lane, along with mattresses in a range of shapes and styles from brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Serta, and Jamison. At each location, a knowledgeable staff awaits to offer design counsel, suggesting pieces that best suit a household’s style or will hold up against a disobedient pet woodchuck.
What began as Anita Gibson's struggling, two-person family business has evolved into Advanced Weight Loss Clinics, an organization with 17 corporately owned clinics and 3 franchise locations spread throughout the southeastern United States. Each center's team of doctors and weight-loss specialists encourages clients to win a similarly daunting battle by creating personalized plans for success. The program incorporates vitamins, supplements, and appetite suppressants with a low-calorie, low-fat meal plan that discourages using soft-serve ice cream as toothpaste.
It's easy to concentrate on the one service everyone knows Alabama Power provides: electricity. But the company has grown to encompass even more under its umbrella while contributing to the communities it serves. Technicians now come to neighborhoods not only to restore power to lights and remote-control Vin Diesel robots, but to diagnose and repair appliances and prepare for storms. In an effort to do right by their customers, the company also boasts a 99% reliability rate and makes efforts to spread the word about energy conservation.
The technicians at Stegall Mechanical, LLC perch by phones 24 hours a day, waiting to apply experience with heating, cooling, and plumbing systems accumulated over the course of 50 years in business. Workers certified by North American Technician Excellence install and service all sizes of heating or cooling apparatus, including tankless hot-water heaters and home generators. They help improve energy efficiency through preventive tune-ups and by installing heating and cooling systems powered by natural gas, electricity, or the winter’s leftover snowballs.
Each of Moxii's workshops runs from 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. and takes place at Innovation Depot, a contemporary, creative space in partnership with the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The business's experienced design staff specializes in transforming houses, dorms, and full-sized windowless vans with whimsical, personalized combinations of texture, pattern, and color. Check out pictures from a previous stocking workshop on Moxii's blog.
Jennifer Jones, founder of LifeStyle Organizing Services LLC, unleashes an arsenal of services to restore order to homes and offices while consulting and consoling clients with tips for lasting tidiness. After hatching a strategy during an on-site assessment, Jennifer reshuffles living rooms, rids kitchens of countertop clutter, and frees garages from forgotten bikes and life-size cutouts of Richard Nixon. Jennifer then infiltrates jumbled offices to sort files and solve storage problems before streamlining email boxes. Focused on recycling and reusing, the straightening specialist helps homeowners determine which unwanted items to recycle, sell, or tuck into the pouch of a slumbering koala. LifeStyle de-clutters homes and offices within Jefferson and Shelby counties, but will travel outside these havens for an additional $0.25 per mile. Neither straightening supplies nor the will to let go are included in this Groupon.