James Reynolds leads the team of experienced firearms instructors at Proactive Shooters. He brings 12 years of law-enforcement experience into the classroom at his training facility. For live-fire training, James and his team travel to local indoor and outdoor ranges. Here, they lead courses such as Defensive Handgun I and cater the training to all skill levels. Aside from firearms training, Proactive Shooters hosts self-defense classes, including the NRA's Refuse To Be A Victim class.
Josh knew the first treasure hunt he set up was a success when he saw the happy look in his three younger brothers' eyes as they uncovered the final treasure chest. Based on Josh's clues, the younger Schwabs had just gleefully trekked across Warrenton, Virginia, and into the Shenandoah Mountains in search of their goal. But the event was more than just a fun way to spend the day: it also gave them inspiration at a time when the future felt grim, as their mother was undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Although that has since become a fond memory of a good day, it's also warmly remembered by the family as the catalyst that led Josh to establish Ravenchase Adventures, where he now sets up just such engaging hunts for the public.
Now Ravenchase is an event company that offers pre-set and custom treasure hunts and adventure races. As the company has grown, Josh's team has even set up events for a variety of well-known clients, from DreamWorks Studios to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. But regardless of who participates, he and his dedicated staff ensure each two- to three-hour adventure is filled with brainteasers, mysterious clues, and baffling ciphers. Each solved clue leads the groups across town with treasure maps. Fun prizes await at their final destination. In an effort to give back to the community, the company also set up the nonprofit Ravenchase Foundation, which supports organizations that inspire and teach tolerance for history, logic, and the arts.
The Richmond Spiders hail out of the Atlantic 10 Conference as an NCAA Division I Men's Basketball team. After finishing ranked 24th in the nation last year, the enigmatic Spiders are primed for another successful season with 14 of 16 players returning. Backed by top cop scorers Kevin Anderson and Justin Harper, this year's squad of hard-court ballers will head into the Robins Center under the textbook guidance of coach Chris Mooney's. The ticket is valid for the best available seat in the premium section, which is located along the lower-level center and side court.
Crowned the National Magazine Awards' 2010 Magazine of the Year, Glamour informs its style-savvy readers about the latest trends in fashion and beauty, also offering up articles on politics, relationships, health, and Hollywood gossip. Your one-year subscription to this modish magazine will begin with the February issue, showcasing cover model Kim Kardashian and the scandalous survey, "1,000 Men Confess! Naughty Answers to Your Most Private Questions Ever." Join 12.4 million other ritzy readers in learning wardrobe wisdom in the magazine's popular "Dos and Don'ts" feature in which Glamour's snazzy staff recommends donning a smart, fitted jacket instead of a faded Hazmat suit cinched with last season's belt.
Whether training students to helm the bar at a nightclub or just to wow guests at a private party, the experienced staff instructors at The Professional Bartending Academy champion the benefits of hands-on learning. They work under internationally known Nahuel Frumboli, who can not only craft exotic cocktails, but put on a show of flying and spinning bottles. He's competed in a range of bartending flair events, and he passes those skills on to his experienced staff.
In semi-monthly classes, they walk groups of no more than 12 students through an overview of Virginia alcohol laws and mixology techniques. Various mixing exercises, such as speed drills, teach the methods for making classic and trendy cocktails. All classes are held at a fully functional training bar, which lends a realistic atmosphere to the training. That realistic environment, as well as the school's certification by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, helps students feel prepared to find work as bartenders. So does post-class job-placement assistance, and the center helped more than 70% of graduates find jobs in 2012.
A video camera records every interaction between interviewer and interviewee during See You Interview's mock interviews, giving jobseekers a glimpse of themselves through the eyes of potential employers. Afterward, career coaches analyze each client's strengths and weaknesses, providing useful tips and personalized advice. Clients can also opt for industry-specific coaching sessions with actual HR managers.