As a Zerona-certified laser technician with thousands of treatments under his belt, Terry J. Ward knew many of his clients weren’t satisfied with the results of Zerona. Tapping into cold laser technology developed by NASA, he designed and built the first UltraSlim prototypes, as well as the finished version he uses to slenderize clients. As a local provider of the nationwide technique pioneered by Ward, technicians at UltraSlim Mid Michigan treat clients and back up their work by pledging repeated treatments until customers lose 2 inches.
Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
While expert drop-off service allows patrons to render clothes clean and folded with hospital-corner precision, Laundry Care's amenity-packed, air-conditioned facility makes DIY duds-sudsing a breeze as well. Launderers can pack huge six-load machines for speedy cleaning ($7.50/load), or employ an arsenal of smaller machines to separately scrub brights, whites, and rival-mascot uniforms ($2.50/load). While wool socks and lacy tanks slow dance in the delicate cycle, guests can sip complimentary coffee, surf free WiFi, or glimpse the wider world through three flat-screen TVs. A drop-off service spins laundry on demand, returning apparel fluffy and folded ($1/lb. for clothes or $1.50/lb. for quilts or blankets). With convenient hours seven days a week, Laundry Care ensures that washing fits easily into schedules packed with homework, errands, and My Little Pony support groups.
Jeff and Alicia, the husband-and-wife team at Town Square Photo, aim to make clients feel like they've known the duo for years. Warm smiles greet everyone as they walk in the door of their professional-photography studio. Whether clients opt for an indoor shoot at the studio or an outdoor session, Jeff and Alicia guide them into natural expressions with the aim of capturing happy memories of weddings, anniversaries, graduations, or the day they adopted their first elephant herd. The photographers also meticulously restore aging photos, transferring cherished images onto new paper prints to help preserve family memories.
Rich Smith, the human calculator behind Spartan Tax Relief, draws on 20 years of tax-preparation experience and 6 years with a CPA firm to help clients consolidate their dues to Uncle Sam with professional, personal tax services inside his Michigan State–themed office. Unlike corporate giants, Rich takes pride in personal customer service and does not contract with a call center to prank call his customers in the middle of the night. Spartan Tax Relief further caters to clients' needs by offering individual appointments scheduled in the morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend.