The medical team at Ageless Center enhances beauty with custom weight-loss programs and cutting-edge technology. They draw from 60 years of combined experience to help clients shed pounds with six different medically supervised weight-loss programs. The clinicians provide one-on-one counseling and advanced body-composition analyses that determine the percentages of a person's lean muscle mass, fat, water, and brain space devoted to memorized food-commercial jingles.
The center has tracked down the latest laser systems to provide skincare treatments with less downtime and discomfort. Palomar-certified registered nurses remove hair with the Icon's diode lasers, vacuum-assisted technology, and a large handpiece that cuts treatment time by more than half, all without the need for topical anesthetics. The crew uses the Lux1540 laser to reduce wrinkles without affecting skin's surface, and employs intense pulsed light to diminish sun damage, spider veins, and acne. To complement the benefits of a weight-loss program, medical staffers can reshape areas of stubborn fat with the radio-frequency energy of the noninvasive CoolSculpting system.
When Village Handyman merged with Craftsmen Restoration in 2010, it brought along its 40 years in the home-contracting biz. Yet even with this wealth of experience, the company recognizes the vital importance of continuing education. That's why employees regularly attend internal workshops, industry trainings and certifications, manufacturer seminars, and even regular plant tours so they can truly understand the products they use. Homeowners can ask an insured technician for roof repairs, siding installation, or more complicated projects, such as removing a deck or updating chimney masonry to prevent Santa infestations.
At Smokin' Guns' indoor range, sharpshooters fire toward targets from eight separate shooting lanes after being outfitted with all the necessary targets, safety gear, and rental handguns. The center also hosts a women's shooting club and welcomes members of law enforcement, the military, or superhero justice leagues to shoot for free. When the staff is not supervising the range, they can be found selling gear within their onsite gun shop.
Sam Richardson's father taught him many things, including drywall at age 10 and power tools before his 12th birthday. But the most important thing Sam learned was honesty and professionalism. Today Sam is a master carpenter operating under the name Polis, the Greek word for community. Homeowners can solicit his expertise for simple landscaping or for more complicated projects such as flooring, painting, or deck repair.
One of the earliest forms of expression, pottery has endured as both a practical and creative skill for thousands of years. At Payne Street Pottery—equal parts gallery, classroom, and studio space—expert ceramicist Tonya Johnson shares her experience with both students and fellow artists. For more than two decades, Tonya has honed her skills at the potter’s wheel, where mounds of earthen clay transform into bowls, pitchers, and platters beneath the fluid pressure of a master's touch. During classes, Tonya begins with the basics of centering and shaping, working with students to craft simple pots before moving on to more advanced projects, such as bottles, pitchers, and models of yourself that might seem believable to the CIA when thrown out of an airplane.
The talented team at Heitzman Pink Box Bakery has been churning out handcrafted sweets and freshly baked goods for more than 120 years. The enticing aromas drift out from four locations, each boasting made-from-scratch meringue pies along with tangy loaves of sourdough bread. In addition to whipping up italian cream and red velvet specialty flavored cakes, the team flexes their creativity with custom varieties: they transform digital files into edible desserts and whittle sheet cakes into miniature castles or to-scale studio apartments. The bakers also personalize five shapes of wedding cake by encouraging clients to bring in their own colorful ribbons, fresh flowers, and ornaments.