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Up to 55% Off Lessons at Columbia Academy of Music

Downtown Columbia

$66 $33

Accomplished musicians instruct pupils in instrument basics, musical styles, or audio-production fundamentals in series of 30-minute lessons

76% Off Private Lessons at Palen Music Center

Broadway Marketplace

$80 $19

Pick up the fundamentals of guitar, bass, drums, or piano taught by talented instructors

Up to 65% Off Family or Wedding Photo Shoots

Moberly

$100 $35

Photographer captures candid moments during family or engagement and wedding sessions; clients receive disc of high-resolution edited photos

45% Off DJ Services

Country Park

$975 $536

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Four-Week Infant Massage Classes

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

Classes are held in a relaxed environment where parents learn the techniques and many physical and psychological benefits of infant massage.

Up to 55% Off Healthcare Packages for a Dog or Cat

Chesterfield

$55 $25

Thorough exam helps keep a dog or cat healthy; friendly clinic with three doctors on staff

Up to 61% Off Dog Daycare or Pet Boarding

Chesterfield

$152 $59

Dogs engage in supervised group play during daycare sessions; dogs and cats enjoy comfortable, separate lodgings during overnight visits

61% Off Custom Framing in Chesterfield

Chesterfield

$100 $39

Staff with more than 60 years of combined experience encases photos and memorabilia in one of 2,000 frame styles in as little as one day

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

50% Off Scuba Pre-Certification Training Course

Multiple Locations

$199 $99

Scuba lessons in a custom-built indoor training pool heated to 85 degrees

Up to 61% Off Guitar Lessons

Saint Charles

$157.50 $65

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Learn simple tunes by the end of the first lesson, then interactively play on a stage with a recorded band to quickly pick up guitar skills

70% Off Boudoir Photography

Eureka

$275 $83

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Tailoring

Maryland Heights

$40 $20

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Sylvan Learning – 81% Off Tutoring

Multiple Locations

$495 $95

Assessments determine tutoring approaches for kids in grades K–12

81% Off Academic Tutoring

Multiple Locations

$495 $95

After thorough skills assessments, expertly trained tutors customize tutoring sessions to each student's learning needs

60% Off at St. Louis Mattress & Furniture Warehouse

Store Address

$400 $159

Shoppers settle in for sweet dreams with pillow-top, memory foam, and pocket-coil mattresses from brands such as Beautyrest

45% Off Photo Printing

Clayton

$100 $55

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

61% Off a Photography Workshop from STLPhotoArt

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

A skilled photographer guides small groups of students through hands-on shooting experiences at a variety of scenic city locations

Up to 88% Off Lifetouch Portrait Packages at Target Portrait Studio

Multiple Locations

$204.95 $25

Photographers customize backdrops and props before capturing images with professional gear; posting images in online gallery within 24 hours

55% Off One Week of Daycare

Hope Church

$105 $47

Trained childcare workers watch over children during the week and provide enrichment activities and crafts

50% Off EMT Training Course at Rapid EMT

St. Louis

$1,600 $800

Students receive 120 hours of hands-on EMT training in a classroom setting, followed by an ALS ambulance ride-along or ER clinical

81% Off On-Location or In-Studio Photo Shoot

Concord

$445 $85

Acclaimed professional photographer will capture individual or family photographs in-studio or on location

Up to 51% Off Jewelry or Watch Repair

Saint Louis

$50 $25

Experienced jewelers resize rings, swap out bands, and perform other small repairs

Up to 47% Off Arteaga Photos

The Southampton

$19 $10

24" X 36" black and white poster commemorates iconic St. Louis creation and 26-page book details the building process with vivid photographs

51% Off Video and Photo Conversion Services

Soulard

$35 $17

Video specialists convert movie film, all videotape formats, and photographs into digital files for easy online sharing and secure backup.

Up to 68% Off Skills Assessment and Tutoring

Saint Louis

$535 $185

Educational organization provides afterschool programs for younger children and a goal-based tutoring service for older children

Up to 69% Off Peer-Reviewed Cover Letters and Résumés

St. Louis

$70 $25

Job seekers get résumés and cover letters penned by skilled writers and reviewed by pros who make hiring decisions at their own companies

78% Off Senior-Portrait Package from Studio 314

St. Louis

$180 $39

One hour, four settings, and five wardrobe changes

70% Off Boudoir Photo-Shoot Package

stlphotographer.com

$230 $69

One-hour boudoir photo shoot can take place in-studio or on-location at customer’s home; includes two digitally edited 8”x10” prints

Up to 64% Off Photo-Shoot Packages

St. Louis

$112.18 $49

Photo-shoot packages include two 8”x10” and four 4”x6” prints, plus a DVD of digital images

50% Off

Downtown

$180 $90

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

58% Off Life-Coaching Sessions

St. Louis

$237.50 $99.99

Certified life coach with more than 15 years of experience guides clients through major career, relationship, and diet changes

Up to 69% Off Résumé Writing Session with Interview Prep

University City

$350 $110

After a half-hour résumé consultation, an expert prepares a résumé draft for approval within 72 hours

79% Off Debt Assessment

Saint Louis

$120 $25

A seasoned debt resolution and tax attorney scrutinizes bills and analyzes debt before doling out advice for resolution

51% Off MMA, Martial Arts, or Fitness Classes

Brentwood

$59 $29

The Warrior Training program offers personal training sessions in a group setting with customized workouts to achieve personal goals

Up to 75%% Off Smartphone and Tablet Services

Affton

$120 $60

Phone-repair experts swap out broken glass for fresh screens or use Hydro Seal protectant to guard against damage from liquids

Half Off Doggy Daycare and Boarding

Saint Louis

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

76% Off at St. Louis Boudoir by The Studio

Franz Park

$190 $45

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Sultry, yet tasteful boudoir photo portraits for women of all ages and body types, professionally retouched, with prints

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The scene is a familiar one: hotel guests lounge beside the outdoor pool as staff members filter around, offering refreshments or collecting clients for a spa treatment. However, at Pet Paradise, the pool is bone shaped and all the guests are dogs. This luxurious scene is one cat and dog owners can find at this boarding and daycare facility that has been owner Fred Goldsmith's pride and joy for a decade. The animal lover was inspired to start his own pet hotel when he simply couldn’t find a place he was comfortable leaving his bichon frise when he went on vacation.

Fred made Pet Paradise to his exact specifications, and the pet hotel's amenities reflect the loving care he lavishes on his own beloved pup. Dogs and cats can luxuriate in spa-quality grooming treatments or burn off some energy during group playtime. In the evening, pets can settle into plush bedding and feel safe knowing that the dedicated live-in staff resides just a bark away. Nocturnal kitties spend the night exploring their own private six-level cat condos while gentle spa music fills the air to keep them entertained. In case of any emergencies, Pet Paradise keeps veterinarians on-call, and in the event of a snack emergency, each staff member is a certified bacon cook.

858 South Business 54
Fulton,
Missouri
US

Cars line up at the drive-thru window, where instead of bags of burgers and fries, staffers hand over bundles of glossy personal photos. Inside Creative Photo & Digital Imaging, digital techs convert media such as VHS tapes, records, and reels to DVD and CD, while across the store, photo experts transfer snaps onto album prints, museum-grade canvas wraps, and gifts such as coffee mugs and puzzles. Heirloom family portraits, ravaged by rips and sun damage, doff their imperfections in the photo-restoration lab, and an onsite portrait studio captures clans as they update their sweater sets through the years. Creative Photo & Digital Imaging also hosts photography classes on subjects from how to take better pictures on camera phones to the intricacies of digital SLR cameras.

2201 Old 63 S
Columbia,
MO
US

Though shoji screens, wall-mounted Japanese fans, and natural-wood tones lend a calming simplicity to the decor, Geisha Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar doesn't lack for spectacle. At hibachi stations, chefs entertain diners with witty banter and flashy knife skills as they sear orders of filet mignon, scallops, or lobster tail on the tables' hot-grill surfaces. Behind a wooden bar, sushi chefs adopt a more reserved stance, quietly accessorizing maki with premium ingredients, including shitake mushrooms, spicy sesame oil, and pickled radish.

804 Locust St
Columbia,
MO
US

Mustard Seed Fair Trade connects locals with artisans from across the globe via a rotating stock of handmade decorations, accessories, and jewelry. Wee ones can slip paws into a pair of kids’ gloves ($8), a purchase that supports Bolivian knitters and complimentary haircuts for alpacas. Delhite artists enhance earlobes with pairs of chandelier earrings ($10), and necks are draped with an alpaca and silk shawl ($25). Ceramic bird whistles ($8) from Ecuador can be used to decorate soundscapes with cheerful tweeting.

25 S 9th St
Columbia,
MO
US

10601 S Hardwick Ln
Columbia,
MO
US

Sprawling over 1 1/2 acres of fenced-in land, South Paw Acres takes care of canine companions with climate-controlled, cage-free indoor play areas, comfy beds, a plethora of toys, and an on-call veterinarian. A dedicated dog-sitter monitors all playgroups, which are grouped according to tail-waggers’ size, temperaments, and Forbes 100 listings. South Paw Acres boards no more than 10 dogs at a time, ensuring that every pup receives a high level of interaction and affection. After romping around the pooch playground, outfitted with a refreshing pond and tree-shaded lounge areas, furry friends can listen to soothing music and watch animal-centric television shows while awaiting the return of their owners. All canines must be more than 4 months old and have updated vaccination records, be spayed or neutered, and have the ability to tie their own shoes.

5550 W Gillespie Bridge Rd
Columbia,
MO
US