Since opening more than 40 years ago, the gurus at Anthony's TV & Appliance have outfitted area homes with furniture, appliances, and electronics from a carefully curated assortment of brands. Throughout the day, the crew bustles around the showroom’s glossy floors, answering customer questions and informing customers about wares from LG, Maytag, Simmons, and Eagle Industries. The shop also sends forth factory-trained techs armed with vast parts inventories to perform service and repair work on appliances that have been overworked or used as substitutes for bench-press barbells.
Though cell phones, computers, and gaming systems are known for their fragility, the repairmen at CTC Technical Repair Service keep clients' wallets from taking a costly hit every time their device does. Instead of recommending brand-new devices, the staff repairs screens for myriad Apple devices and sells cases to prevent future catastrophes. Disobedient PlayStation 3s and Xbox 360s learn to do as they're told with repair services and a slew of individual replacement parts, and iPhone and iPad customization services help the devices stand out in an all-ringtone choir.
Bearing the titles of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from Professional Photographers of America, David and Ally McKay embody the keen vision and aesthetic prowess that separated good photographers from great ones. They share these skills during classes at McKay Photography Academy, where they train eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine. Their classes help aspiring photographers progress from neophytes to seasoned pros; the Beginning Digital Photography course teaches students to harness the intricacies of their instruments, and the Pro Academy offers inside tips on how to successfully snap wedding portraits, pose recent grads, or tease out candid emotions. When not busy instructing the next generation of shutterbugs, David and Ally also devise photo safaris, which send small teams of photographers to capture shots of famed landmarks including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; the Lincoln Memorial of Washington, DC; or Yosemite's 60-foot statue of Yogi Bear.