KwikFlicks's three video-rental kiosks vend new DVD, Blu-ray, and video-game titles on their date of release. Once customers have selected their entertainment medium from an easy-to-navigate touch screen, they swipe a credit card, type in their zip code, and do a victory dance as their chosen disc slides out of the kiosk. The following day, they can stop by any of KwikFlicks's kiosk locations to return rented discs; for those who have trouble parting with their newfound friends so soon, a late fee equal to the daily rental price will be automatically charged to their credit card.
Advantig (Advantage) offers evidence-based natural supplements to optimize human performance. Advantig products are produced under strict GMP standards in an FDA licensed facility & designed by Naturopathic physician, Dr. Jerry Schlesser, who has 35 years of experience formulating clinical products for physicians.
Kate Dessommes has traveled the world in search of techniques to further her knowledge of yoga. She began with a five-year apprenticeship under Luciana Proaño in Portland before packing her bags for New Zealand to study with instructor and author Donna Farhi and John Friend, founder of Anusara yoga.
At Portland Yoga Studio, Kate and her team of instructors fold those globe-gathered techniques into classes that incorporate Ayurveda, asanas, meditation, and relaxation techniques. They also offer special classes for students who otherwise might not be able to participate, such as those with MS, fibromyalgia, arthritis, or problems balancing. Classes for children and families round out the curriculum, giving parents and their kids a new way to bond that’s more active than watching television and safer than traveling to the future by falling into a coma together.
Photobooth Planet's vintage-style booths capture the spontaneous portraiture of on-site events. An attendant arrives with booth in tow, staying for the four-hour duration as guests grab goodies from an optional box of props and step behind a velvet curtain to mug, pose, or chronicle their life stories in 10-second increments. The booth produces 2"x6"-inch strips of three glossy full-color or black-and-white photos, with duplicates for hosts and guests. Before all the images retire to a photo CD and a password-protected online gallery, they can be adorned with a custom logo or goofy message, much like a federal mug shot.
When Karen Beninati's son was young, she had a hard time finding a childcare facility with which she felt comfortable. So she decided to create WeVillage?a drop-and-go playcare, preschool, and summer camp that parents would feel comfortable leaving their kids at and a place where kids would actually want to go.
To put parents at ease, Beninati hired professionals with degrees in early childhood education and certifications in first aid and CPR. She also ensured they went through a thorough background check. To make WeVillage a place kids wanted to go to, she decided to offer activities.
All the activities at WeVillage are aimed at helping children improve their mental and physical skills while building the social skills necessary to succeed in school and make meaningful connections with their peers. Kids at WeVillage are also exposed to international culture via yoga classes, world music, and global cuisine.
Since 1983, Moore’s Quality Cleaners has lifted stains from garments, reassured customers with a 100 percent guarantee, and made sure its staff is guided by its 8 Points of Perfection. The 8 Points mandate consultations about any spots, wrapping for delicate buttons, and recleaning of garments that do not meet customer expectations. Staffers apply these stringent guidelines not only as they dry-clean, but also as they launder garments or alter apparel with faulty straps or too-long pants legs common among retired stilt walkers. To cut down on travel time, the cleaners can pick up and drop off dry cleaning twice a week at clients’ doors.