Founded in 2005 by passionate aviator Eric Swanson, the high-flying adventures of EasyRotor Helicopter have enjoyed publicity from Rapid Growth Media as well as from fellow Michigander and recording artist Kid Rock, who hired the company to shoot aerial footage for a music video. EasyRotor's world-class R44 Raven chopper, manufactured by Robinson Helicopter Company, conveniently facilitates the company's tours and aerial services based out of Gerald R. Ford International Airport. As the helicopter slices through the air, views of Grand Rapids, its downtown, and passengers' own homes come into view. Noise-canceling headphones allow for both free-flowing conversation and unobstructed listening to the pilot's anecdotes on the sights below and the exploits of Leo da Vinci, the patron saint of helicopters.:m]]
The trained technicians at Crippen Auto Mall perform life-saving transfusions to keep engines turning gas into skid marks for miles. After hoisting the car in the air, an experienced mechanic drains out old oil to rid engines of dirt and debris and attaches a fresh filter to keep grimy particles out of the private affairs of reclusive engines. A blend of natural and synthetic 5W-30 oil employs the combined powers of nature and science to keep engines churning smoothly before a multipoint vehicle inspection administers a routine physical to ensure each aging auto's good health and check to see that it's eating a balanced diet of unleaded meals.
Lovers of the open road find a friend in Annie Rae R.V., which offers new and preowned recreational vehicles that range from the humble pop-up to the majestic motorhome. In case an RV has a mechanical issue or starts running a fever, the service department stands by to restore it to health. And, if owners want to add custom flair to their vehicles, Annie Rae R.V. offers a selection of parts and accessories.
In the curtained-off confines of a photo booth, revelers adjust a digital screen’s controls, then mug for the camera wrapped in feather boas, eyes obscured behind sunglasses. The props and the booth come courtesy of Switek Entertainment, whose photo booths and chief disc jockey—who spins under the name DJ Switek—energize crowds at Michigan wedding receptions and parties. The company also draws on connections to other area businesses, matching hosts with party essentials, such as guests who can put their hands in the air for the entire duration of an event.