The UPS Store #66 brings the United Parcel Service's internationally renowned services to the Kitchener area. Mainly a shipping hub, the facility can send packages of nearly any size across the globe with options such as ground and overnight delivery. In addition, the local branch doubles as a copy and design centre for individuals and small businesses. Customers can duplicate colour documents at self-service photocopiers, work with the store's design experts to create anything from T-shirts to custom mugs and websites, and print outdoor items such as banners and signs. Alternatively, the UPS Store offers online printing services, which allow customers to upload their documents and send carrier pigeons to pick them up from the store.
Supervised by an on-staff medical director, Cara Bella Studio's staff brings its A game to rejuvenate entire bodies with massages and med-spa treatments. Trained massage therapists wring tension from muscles to reduce stress and widen range of movement and also prop up postures by whispering pep talks to vertebrae. Nonsurgical med-spa services such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments aim to liberate facescapes from fine lines, and teeth whitening and eyelash extensions amp up smiles and winks, respectively.
Since 1934, the staff at MacIntosh Dry Cleaners has groomed textiles with dry-cleaning, laundry, and specialized services. They clean dust, stains, and clingy housecats from draperies, or tailor home hangings with their Adjust-a-Drape machine. Their gentle, eco-friendly cleaning methods banish grime from everyday wardrobes and ready delicate wedding dresses for preservation.
The technicians from Clean Master Services banish dirt from carpeting, grout, and air ducts with the heavy-duty prowess of a truck-mounted system. The system includes a high-pressure hot-water rinse that heftily extracts grease and residue from tile and grout. The clean team's strategy for tackling upholstery—a dry-foam system—takes advantage of circular brushes, turbo-vacs, and shampoos that crystallize for swift removal. The team also uses a suction device with a 100-kilometre reach to remove contaminants and give houseplants a break from the chore of producing clean air.
The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony was founded out of necessity; in 1945, the Grand Philharmonic Choir was preparing a recital and needed tuneful accompaniment for the harmonic voices. Once its backup duty was over, however, the newly convened orchestra quickly established itself as an independent source for both classical and pops concerts performing more than 100 concerts annually in the Waterloo region. Now home to 52 on-staff musicians, the orchestra continues its decades-long tradition at venues around Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, and Cambridge. From his position as music director, Edwin Outwater oversees the joyful noise, which ranges from baroque to Beethoven to the Beatles and Broadway. Since assuming the role in 2007, Outwater has been one of the orchestra's most vigorous boosters, arranging the group's first commercial recording in a decade, engineering an exploration of prog rock in collaboration with the Institute for Quantum Computing, and knitting sweaters for each musician's instrument.
Maid Simple House Cleaning’s owners and operators, Janna and Jim Chindamo, openly accept special requests. They bring their own cache of cleaning products to each client's home, and they understand that some things require extra attention. If homeowners prefer the use of their own products, such as eco-friendly cleaners or soaps stolen from Mr. Clean's personal stash, Janna and Jim gladly use them while overseeing the cleaning of kitchens, bathrooms, and living areas.