Like many good ideas, the one for this business came from Dan Rather. A group of friends interested in starting a business venture together were watching CBS Evening News one night when a report on the high costs of dry cleaning drew their attention to the profession. With an entrepreneurial spirit, the founders scoped out local dry cleaners and developed a business model that allowed them to clean all garments for a fee that’s as flat as the planet we walk on. Today they clean more than 1,200 items each day and continue to grow, thanks to their onsite, environmentally friendly equipment that cleans consciences as well as garments.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Sangrock Black Belt World has set the industry standard since 1998. We emphasize taekwondo as a character-building art for pre-schoolers to senior citizens.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
Open to kids and adults.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Taekwondo helps develop students morally, mentally, and physically. Our goal is to develop well-rounded students.
What do you love most about your job?
Seeing our students overcome hurdles, be it personal, at school, or physically due to old age. Taekwondo gives them the tools to succeed.
Mills Cleaners' garment gurus spruce up casual clothes and formalwear with services that range from dry cleaning to wash-and-fold laundering. They use in-house dry-cleaning equipment to purify clothing of all shapes and sizes, from petite women’s dresses to the Statue of Liberty’s Hawaiian shirt collection. They ensure down comforters and sleeping bags emerge soft and fluffy, and that bomber jackets look like new after a leather-cleaning service. The team also preserves wedding gowns for future generations.