Adventure-seeking photographic partners Susan and Stewart Powers capture fun and elegant shots of visitors in their professional studio and garden, and travel to wedding ceremonies to document couples as they establish matrimonial alliances. Families, newborns, lovers, and jury-duty reunions converge for portrait sessions, posing naturally and playfully for shots that are retouched before printing. A verdant garden acts as the backdrop for naturalistic shoots, the sunlight appealingly wreathing clients as they pose beneath stone arches and the low-flung boughs of surrounding trees. Wedding packages allow couples to live out their special days secure in the knowledge that every vow, kiss, and bouquet-related eye injury will be captured for all eternity.
World-renowned and highly regarded, The Princeton Review helps prepare students for getting into college, law school, and grad school through a fleet of exam-prep classes. During the informative sessions—which cover such tests as the SAT, ACT, LSAT, and GRE—handpicked, rigorously trained teachers coach students to relinquish anxiety over upcoming tests. They conduct math reviews, reading sessions, and writing exercises that pair pupils with weighted pens. In addition to leading group classes, the teachers offer in-person and online private-tutoring services, which are customized to each pupil's learning needs.
A trained Zumba instructor since 2009, Abby Estilong skillfully ushers pupils through the fitness technique's energetic choreography, set to a spirited soundtrack of fast-paced rhythms and latin-music beats. During each class, she engineers a series of lively dance movements that help oust lollygagging calories and yield svelte, toned physiques. Aside from standard Zumba, Abby also forges lean bods during Aqua Zumba and Hot Hula classes inspired by the traditional dances and ThighMaster machines of Pacific Island cultures.
As a nonprofit organization that organizes philanthropic events for other nonprofit organizations, the Pledge 5 Foundation conducts food, clothing, and public-service pledge drives for its numerous charity partners. In conjunction with each of these charity drives, it hosts community-centered promotional events—pub crawls, pet adoptions, and tailgating parties—that aim to inspire people to give back to their community. Pledge 5's staff, interns, student association, and service chamber all work to create positive change throughout the Gainesville community by stimulating local commerce and planting popsicle gardens.
Getting trustworthy technical help with a computer problem isn't always easy to find and hauling a desktop computer to a repair center can make the process even less appealing. Under the care of the New Age Computers team, many of the hassles involved with computer repair fall away: not only do they make home and office visits, but they also perform maintenance on computers remotely. Working under that business model, the technicians are able to diagnose issues and fix them quickly, leaving customers free to continue on with their business or Microsoft Paint masterpieces. For home clients, New Age's antivirus or speed-boosting services can improve performance, and for business clients, the team can help with cloud backup, daily safety checks, and monitoring.
Before she opened Nature's Pet Grooming, Lisa Jordan traveled across the United States to hone her skills. In Charleston, she apprenticed show groomers; in Oahu, she worked as a mobile groomer; in D.C., she groomed top dog politicians. Finally, she officially became a master in the field at the Paragon School of Pet Grooming
and settled down in Florida.
As the owner of Nature's Pet Grooming, she's fostered strong relationships with her canine customers. Her deluxe baths cater to a dog's natural anxiety about grooming with a relaxing hydromassage shampoo delivery, cozy towel wrap, and gentle ear cleanings. Extras such as massage, lavender aromatherapy, and citrus rinses make pooches feel extra special on their birthdays or graduation from space camp.