Jenks Productions has been handling the nuts and bolts of consumer trade shows for 33 years. Partnering with local and national businesses, Jenks specializes in home, bridal, and pet shows, which fill sprawling spaces with vendors eager to share their wares and visitors looking for inspiration. The services that Jenks Productions provides are extensive, as the team can do everything from onsite event management and budget planning to marketing efforts such as developing newsletters, logos, and jingles that rhyme the words “impending nuptials.”
Since 1923, Granite City Electric has illuminated local dwellings with high-quality interior and exterior lighting fixtures. Customers perusing one of the four showrooms or the online store can ogle a plethora of Norwell lighting fixtures, including the Onion Collection of outdoor enhancers. Stylishly light a dim patio with cottage onion wall ($81.23 for the small) or classic onion wall ($116.96 for the small, $151.62 for the medium) fixtures, or install a cottage onion post ($107.80) to shower backyard plants with artificial light while the sun takes its after-dinner snooze. To help homeowners navigate the confusing world of illumination, Granite City Electric employs a seasoned showroom team that can show customers the latest trends in lighting design as well as design lighting layouts.
Country Marketplace’s carpentry connoisseurs revive cheery images of classic designs with contemporary handcrafted solid-wood furniture and accessories. Homeowners can hang their hats on a solid-birch coat tree or dress it as a friend to make parties seem well attended ($125). Shoppers can race around the office atop the heavy-duty casters of a carved-oak pressback desk chair ($249) or set to work at an antique oak roll-top desk equipped with a pencil tray and an organizer ($599). Young furniture users can dine in an oak Windsor highchair ($199) or chomp bubble pipes and whittle new pacifiers in a Victorian child's rocker ($125). A snowman family of four imparts seasonal joy with its camaraderie ($39.99), and felted-mitten ornaments ($6.99) in speckled pink-and-red or purple-and-blue tones add decorative warmth to a bare mantle or newborn snowman.
Sabor's Chef Vinicio Cordon blends Latin, European, and Asian flavors in his menu of gourmet fusion fare, leading taste buds on a gastronomic trek through a diverse international tastescape. Diners can warm up for competitive chew-offs over arugula salad, which comes gussied up with wine-poached figs, pepitas, and manchego cheese. Small plates showcase charcuterie or mini meats, and entrees highlight pasta, fish, lamb, and other meaty entrees. The beef tenderloin au poivre serves up a succulent slab of organic and hormone-free meat encrusted in peppercorns, which, as proven by many failed experiments, are easier to digest than diamonds. The butternut-squash-filled ravioli offers herbaceous palates a way to quell chlorophyll cravings. Patrons can conclude multinational feasts with chef Vinicio's handcrafted desserts, such as crème brûlée or triple-chocolate terrine.
Dragonfly Mosquito Control bans mosquitoes from yards with mists of naturally based pyrethrin spritzed by automatic outdoor mosquito-control systems or sprayed by workers to form a barrier around yards. Both methods work well to keep yards free from mosquitoes for summer evenings spent grilling out or playing freeze-tag with the shrubs. Hosts and hostesses can also request one-time sprays before a big outdoor event, such as a wedding or outdoor party. Likewise, commercial services help business owners keep their outdoor dining spaces, tennis courts, or driving ranges bite-free.