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Eisenhower Yacht Club (EYC) gathers boat lovers to share their passion for and knowledge of runabouts, cruisers, houseboats, and sailboats. Members of EYC have access to factory-trained mechanics and upkeep services at the Eisenhower Marina, which is nestled in the lush greenery of Eisenhower State Park along Lake Texoma.

Boat-less patrons can visit the harbor and rent a pontoon, which holds up to 10 people for on-water parties, sightseeing, or fishing. To take in the jagged shoreline marked by numerous inlets, visitors can also rent a bicycle and cruise bike paths before stopping at the beach for a picnic or a swim. EYC also sells everything from boats and yachts to small watercraft and boat slips that fit under boat evening gowns.

2141 Park Road 20
Denison,
TX
US

The Footprints of Charity Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable, humanitarian and educational purposes, more specifically to provide food, clean water, health services, shelter, education and spiritual guidance to those in need around the world.

2500 South Sam Rayburn Freeway
Sherman,
TX
US

Tell us about your business.

We're an 1800s replica wooden, tall ship brigantine. Tons of fun is what the "Compass Rose" represents. Hosting everything from moonlight sails to weddings on board, she offers an unforgettable experience for all. Pirate gear or casual—you choose your setting when you charter a private sail excursion for up to 10 and the crew gives your friends and family a whole new meaning to the phrase "all inclusive."

What makes your business stand out?

Top notch, first class service sets the "Compass Rose" apart. Well, that and the fact that she's one of a kind. Completely restored to be the crown jewel on the lake shining brightly as an example of the past. Yardarms, square sails, and a cannon—need we say more? Johnny Depp, eat your heart out.

What inspired you to start or run this business?

Kids were our inspiration for taking the "Compass Rose" public. [She was] originally a private vessel, [but] when we realized her appeal to the children we decided it was time to share her. Then we discovered that every adult was just a kid at heart. They all love the Compass Rose and we love sharing her too.

What is your most popular offering?

Without a doubt our moonlight sails have been a huge hit. People love leaving at sunset and sailing into the moonlight. Romance, fun, and a bit of adventure is always tossed into the mix. You never quite know what surprises are in store with the Compass Rose. We've had everything from a live violinist on board to chinese lanterns! Of course, our parties at the dock are fabulous too. People rent the "Rose" for all kinds of occasions.

Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Coming aboard the "Compass Rose," whether for a short tour or a four-hour sail will be something you will experience, not just something to do. I say that because the "Rose" has a life of her own. It's why she has her own voice on Facebook. She will make you fall in love with her. I don't have to do that. Her beauty, grace, and might stand alone.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?

Said Reese upon having his 18th birthday aboard the "Rose," "This is the best day of my life! I thought it couldn't get any better and then you put me in that thing (the yardarm chair). I will never forget this day." And from another customer, "You made our anniversary the best I can remember. The moonlight sail was dreamy."

What’s your favorite part about your job?

When I, as the "Pirate Queen," finally get to sit down and chat with my customers aboard the ship, it is lovely. I hear how they are feeling about this once in a lifetime experience (that I sometimes take for granted) and it rejuvenates the "why" for me all over again. I truly love to hear about them and their lives, and make a connection. We have repeat customers and I think it is because they become our friends.

Business Basics

Established: 2007

Handicap Accessible: No

Staff Size: 2–10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Most popular offering: Moonlight sails and at-dock parties

Pro Tip: It is a long walk from the parking lot to the ship. Call if you need assistance. Wear comfy shoes.

744 Frank Wood Road
Sherman,
TX
US

Blue Sky Media leverages a bevy of strategic marketing partnerships with premier Texas courses to grant golfers access to some of the state's finest fairways. The group's annual Blue Sky Golf Passes dole out fistfuls of discounts to courses throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, freeing up some coins for golfers to use as ball-markers or throw into water hazards to wish for more coins. Between putts and drives, discounts on pro shop gear and fare refuel hard-swinging golfers and caddies exhausted from polishing the dimples of each ball.

2400 Fred Couples Dr.
Gunter,
TX
US

Ongoing education keeps Studio 4 staff up-to-date on hair and makeup trends, as well as safe products and techniques. Stylists spritz hair with gentle sulfate- and paraben-free products from brands such as Kevin Murphy and Unite, and aestheticians custom-blend skincare concoctions to pamper acne-prone or menopausal skin. In addition, feather extensions supply locks with avian flair, and Brazilian-blowout keratin treatments smooth frizzy strands by up to 90%, with results visible on Studio 4’s before-and-after page or in bowls of suspiciously flattened rigatoni noodles.

1288 W Stephens St
Van Alstyne,
TX
US

Jeremy Roberts is one of the nation's leading experts in credit and finance. He is an entrepreneur, speaker, and teacher. He has worked in the finance and credit industry for over ten years.

100 S Crockett St
Sherman,
TX
US