Camera Corner opened its doors more than a half-century ago, starting with just 800 sq. ft. and two employees, supplementing its growing audio-visual services with greeting-card sales. Today, the third-generation business has expanded to nearly 30,000 sq. ft. and bustles with more than 100 employees ready to handle technological snafus, restore and enlarge photographs, and rent out projector screens for pre-vacation family briefings. The knowledgeable IT workers—who count ten Apple-certified specialists among their ranks—equip clients with computers and technology from all major brands, including products such as the iPad and iPhone, and sweep in to rescue data after crashes or fix keyboards after soda spills. Their photo and video specialists outfit shutterbugs and cinephiles with digital cameras and repair cracked lenses for manufactures such as Sony, Kodak, Canon, and Panasonic. The staff can even help safely dispose of used and broken equipment, collecting old computers, TVs, circuit boards, and cameras for transport to a hazardous waste facility, to ensure old technology doesn’t wind up in landfills or hitchhike its way back home.
From electric guitars to acoustic ukuleles, you can find the instrument you're looking for at Jim's Music. The shop stocks new and used instruments for professionals, for students, and for little kids hoping to break into troubadouring. Shoppers on the lookout for something special can peruse the assortment of vintage gear, or even take a peek at Jim's personal collection of guitars and amplifiers. Once you've landed on an instrument, sign up for onsite music lessons taught by Jim's dedicated staff of well-trained instructors.
Current Young Professionals Network works to enrich both the careers and personal lives of members between the ages of 21 and 40 through a slew of social gatherings, volunteer opportunities, and networking possibilities. Like smuggling your best friend to work in a briefcase, membership combines career-building events with social activities recorded in a packed online calendar. Executive breakfasts aim to optimize personal exposure to industry movers and shakers, and exclusive classes and volunteer opportunities bolster resumes. Group social outings such as hockey games and film festivals foster crucial peer-to-peer relationships without the hassle of handcuffing yourself to coworkers. In addition, each membership brings the possibility of winning an award that highlights exemplary examples of entrepreneurship and professionalism.
Badger Window Cleaning’s streak-squelching, clog-unclogging employees buff residential exteriors to a glitteresque sparkle with efficacious window and gutter tending. A sudsy elixir swirls over two-faced windowpanes, relieving exteriors of caked-on dirt and interiors of sonnets penned in crayon or Easy Cheese. The thorough washing crew slides open windows to scrub interior mechanisms and spritzes grungy screens with a duo of specialized solutions. Probing hands remove detritus clogs from gutters and downspouts to ensure the system properly redirects water flow to refill the defensive moats that ward off stray neighborhood pigs. The three- to four-hour service can continue to cover additional square footage for an additional fee, which varies by residence and lawn plushness.
Across five full days of action, kids young and semi-young will undergo a comprehensive camp curriculum chock-full of running, throwing, catching, blocking, teamworking, confidence building, high-fiving, and more. If desired, campers ages 11–14 with at least one year of football experience may enroll in the accelerated-skills sections, which feature advanced lessons in the same non-contact environment. All campers are led by professional educators from the high-school and collegiate level, and each day's knowledge bowl is also packed with Packers ranging from John Anderson to Billy Schroeder (Green Bay Packer players vary by camp location). By teaming up with experienced players and coaches, kids will be treated to comprehensive instruction that goes beyond purely mechanical skills.
Professional photographer Paul D. Manke instructs novice to advanced shot-snappers in the finer points of memory capture during two-hour evening photography classes. Both the Intro to Compact Camera and Intro to SLR sessions take place in the classroom and familiarize students with camera basics, including navigating the menu, downloading images, and using the camera to capture irrefutable proof that zorses exist. Level-two compact-camera and SLR courses delve into hands-on photography and snapping pictures using the manual setting. A special night class teaches students to take photos in the dark, and advanced camera clutchers in the SLR #3 class hone sophisticated skills such as quick exposure reading and setting.