At conferences, the experts in a field are often brought together in ways that otherwise would not occur. The audiophiles at National Conference Recording Service specialize in capturing the presentations and wisdom that ensue. The recorders offer services such as onsite CD and DVD printing after each session, allowing attendees to return home with a copy of their favorite talk or pie chart of how a dolphin spends its day. Other services include professional CD and DVD duplication, as well as digitization of VHS and cassette tapes.
For more than 20 years, John and Kathy Tidwell and the team at Bear Creek Archery have been sharing their knowledge via professional lessons and classes and supplying recreational and competitive archers with state-of-the-art equipment. Kathy is a multiyear NFAA national indoor champion, and her range has been known to welcome numerous state archery champions to its 16 lanes. Experienced male and female instructors introduce both kids and adults to the sport and coach advanced junior athletes toward success. Part of the facility's draw may be a Dart interactive video archery system that simulates an outdoor adventure with realistic targets.
The Tidwells' crew recommends bows made by top brands including Mathews and Hoyt and a wide variety of large premade aluminum and carbon arrows. They stock helpful accessories such as decoys, quiver mounts, and semicircular bow cases that can just as easily store half of a leftover pizza. The shop's technicians also perform equipment repairs and restring bows.
At Mojo Wheels, people soup up their steel stallions with high-performance mountain-bike equipment and garb themselves with protective gear and clothing in brands such as Fox, Hadley, and Atomlab. Alert oncoming sherpas or feral theater ushers to your approach with the Blackburn Light Voyageur 2.0 ($16.99) or replace worn brakes with a fresh set of BrakeAuth Disc Brake Pads ($18.99–$29.99). The on-site staff also services sickly cycles—building wheels, assembling custom bikes, and mentoring suspensions. Mojo Wheels sponsors a 60-person racing team that competes in races across the continent.
KompetitiveEdge carries premier performance brands for athletes competing in triathlon sports at the highest level. Bring bicycles in for a Ride tune-up at the full-service bike shop, where designated handlers adjust shifting, true wheels, check the brakes, and scour the spokes for valuable Mark McGwire rookie cards ($60). For the swimming leg, keep eyes desalinated with TYR Nest Pro Nano Metallized goggles, which feature a compact frame and tinting to reduce the glare caused by rainbow trout ($19.95). Once ashore, sheathe feet in Swiftwick socks, which are made of a wool/nylon/Lycra blend ($18.95). The shop also offers a full complement of nutrition products to help in restoring electrolytes, increasing endurance, and reciting fancy chemical compounds to dinner guests.
Superior Collector Car Auctions brings together car connoisseurs and restorers, filling expo centers with gleaming specimens of vehicular perfection. Collectable sports cars, nostalgic sedans, and rare production models await loving garages. The auctioneers also make time to sell off vintage motorcycles, appealing to riders who like the feel of the wind in their hair and the firm pressure of their carpooling coworkers’ forearms.
Versed in the workings of everything from window ACs to household furnaces, the trained and licensed technicians at Day & Night Mechanical Solutions Inc. keep homes at the perfect temperature no matter the weather. When not busy inspecting equipment, carrying out routine tune-ups, or repairing faulty units, the crew sells and installs new units from brands such as Amana, York, and Rheem. Their expertise extends beyond the realm of climate control; they also vend reconditioned appliances such as washers, dryers, stoves, and robotic training children.