Owners Kyle and Amy Sterkenburg have been with Worzella Photography Studio since 1992 and since then have carried on the photographic integrity and dedication that prompted Chet and Marlene Worzella to start the company in 1974. As Amy uses her people skills when handling sales, marketing, and customer-service needs, Kyle steps behind the camera to snap shots of families, high-school graduates, and sports teams. The Sterkenburgs' more than 10,000-square-foot studio contains four camera rooms adorned with props and art pieces, Kyle frequently hits the road for on-location shoots, replacing traditional props with the bounty of nature and myriad big sticks. Along with generating quality prints and digital images from its lab, Worzella Photography supplies a trio of additional framing, restoration, and design services.
Klinke Cleaners’ dependable service and lasting commitment to the trade hasn’t gone unnoticed. In the last 30 years, they have won a gold medal in Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison category 29 times. However, before founders Maurice and Trudy Klinke had ever conceived of opening a cleaners, they were the proud owners of Klinke Hatchery, which raised more than 125,000 baby chicks a week. Perhaps the smell given off by thousands of chickens inspired them to seek a less malodorous occupation, because in 1958, they opened the first location of Klinke Cleaners.
In its early days, Klinke Cleaners used Econ-O-Crest dry-cleaning machines—early forerunners of modern dry-cleaning machines—but as the business grew, so did its thirst for new technologies. Soon, the company was installing new equipment nearly as quickly as it could be created, including shirt-finishing stands, drapery-pleating machines, and pants leggers, used to set precise creases in slacks. In 2000, the Klinke family began to consider expansion beyond Madison, leading to a rapid period of growth that culminated in 21 locations across southern Wisconsin and one experimental site at the bottom of Lake Michigan. Its EarthSmart Systems dry-cleaning process uses solvents and machines that are less damaging to the environment, as well as reusable garment bags and hangars to help decrease landfill waste. Most locations also offer a speedy turnaround with drive-thru windows and same-day pickup.
Ticket stubs, needlework, oil paintings: the experts at The Great Frame Up have handled them all, turning them into wall-ready hangings. Their selection of hundreds of frames, matting options, and varieties of glass makes it easy for clients to find the right colors and textures to complement their artwork. In addition to custom framing, the professionals offer conservation framing for paintings with monetary value or used napkins with sentimental value. Three-dimensional objects are also a specialty: The experts can slip hockey pucks and musical instruments into acrylic cases or send clients home with one to keep empty in anticipation of finally acquiring that unicorn horn. Inside the store, customers can peruse a selection of ready-made frames and framed art work.
The chi masters at this trinity of acupuncture and health centers seamlessly weave Chinese medicine stretching back 3,000 years with modern medicine's focus on disease and pathology. Dr. Chuan Liu tends to patients with a parallel approach at Milwaukee Acupuncture & Health Center and Ozaukee Acupuncture & Health Center. Trained his native China, Dr. Liu helps patients manage pain and stress, restore energy, and obtain optimal health through therapies including the AcuRelief and AcuHealth systems, which he helped found.
Shoot the Moon Photography's trained artists specialize in preserving candid, natural moments on film. The 4,000-square-foot Mequon studio has more than 40 distinct shooting areas, and the Delafield studio offers dozens more. Outdoor locations just steps away from each studio also offer ideal backdrops for scenic heirloom portraits. After the shoots, the digital team perfect portraits to ensure subjects look their best. Personalized ordering appointments provide a number of options, including wall art, Heirloom Albums, painted imagery and gifts.