"Never, never, never give up," is the driving mantra for David Oreck, who flew combat missions with the US Army Air Forces in World War II and returned home to build a business empire from scratch. He set out to design a machine to lighten hotel employees' load, making a lightweight vacuum cleaner as opposed to the traditional bulky, burdensome commercial cleaners. Naturally, the domestic market began clamoring for his high-powered yet easy-to-handle devices, and soon Oreck vacuums could be found in homes throughout the country.
Today, the company continues its tradition of innovation, simplifying household tasks with Steam-Glide mops for hard floors, HEPA-filter upright vacuums, and stain-killing cleaning products. Oreck's commitment to clean sends it headlong into the future, with high-tech air filters that react to their environment with automatic sensory controls, filtering odors, allergens, and curse words.
The instructors at East Meets West Yoga lead classes rooted in Ashtanga and Vinyasa traditions for all skill levels. In addition to the core classes' more vigorous workouts, the instructors also lead meditative yin and gentle yoga classes, which they perform at a slower pace in order to integrate more breath work.
In business for more than 50 years, Corvette Cleaners and Belvidere Cleaners transform sullied garb into spotless attire without losing a square of fabric in the rotating rack. The shop's servicemen remove coffee stains from silk blouses ($6) and grass stains from sport coats ($5.75) worn during gentlemanly football games. The staff can also remove a spill from a pair of pants ($5.25) or the dignity of a cat by freshening up its soiled shirt ($2). Other serviceable items include dresses ($11), suits ($11), blazers ($5.75), and jackets ($9).
Buffalo Memories Photo Booth arrives onsite to help hosts of events such as birthdays, proms, and weddings capture pictures of guests and lively memories. Spacious booths accommodate up to 15 people, accompanied by a box of props and scrapbooking materials to collect and save strips of photos.
At Ciao Bella Hair Studio, talented stylists welcome clients into relaxed environs, setting heads at ease as advanced cutting techniques stylize locks. With today’s deal stylist Jamie (Lepeirs) Knoer trims tresses to jettison split ends, add bounce, and help hair fit more neatly into bobsledding helmets. A conditioning treatment smoothes and strengthens strands, nourishing filaments to a silken shine. After head threads have been replenished with nutrients, Knoer sculpts a style that reflects each guest’s personality or pays homage to a favorite game-show host.