Dogs seem to love getting dirty but hate getting clean. The team at Max the Dog Wash streamlines the process. Waist-high tubs let owners comfortably wash their dogs, scrubbing out fur with brushes and raking out tangles that are havens for dirt in a chorus of gentle splashing sounds and baritone barks. After bath time, owners can reward their best friends with dog treats made in the shop or pictures from the mailman’s awkward high-school years.
Friends for more than 20 years, Jen Buckerfield Dera and Angela Skruba-Bilen have had their cameras at the ready throughout college, law school, marriage, and the raising of their families, documenting these personal milestones on film. The two pals eventually decided to channel their photographic passion into Capture A Moment Photography, where they harness natural light sources to frame families, expectant mothers, and small celebrations in parks, backyards, or the protected airspace over a national monument. After each shoot, they assemble photos into a proofing gallery that remains online for 30 days, during which time patrons can select the pictures they want to preserve on a disk of high-resolution images.
GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels and aids speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets). Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($38.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry and smuggle 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium ($27.99 for 180 capsules) sustainably harvested from the Okinawa sea to provide a healthy two-to-one ratio of calcium and magnesium.
A 23-year veteran of the industry, North Wind Heating and Air Conditioning owner Ed Szajna has been keeping homes and businesses in Macomb, Oakland, and St. Clair Counties temperate for 19 years. Fully licensed and insured, Ed never outsources HVAC projects to subcontractors or out-of-work Santas masquerading as chimney experts. Instead, he and his highly trained technicians take a completely hands-on, customer-service-oriented approach to every job. Because he values his clients’ time above all else, Ed always makes himself available to take calls and answer questions, and emergency services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
American Ink generates quality print and graphic products, producing everything from marketing ads to business flyers to promotional logo-branded pens and magnets. Professionals no longer willing to purchase F-16 skywriters for advertising can craft 250 business cards ($39+), and pets searching for their lost owners can label every lamppost in town with 8½"x11" digital color copies ($0.49/each).