For more than 15 years, Create A Video’s team has ushered their customers’ priceless memories into the digital age by transferring video tapes, 8mm, and 16mm films to DVD. The team is also capable of a wide range of creative work, such as editing together a video of a student athlete’s greatest sport moments. In addition to preserving special images, they also create pieces of wall art by tiling dozens of personal images into a glossy 20” x 30” PhotoMozaix that can take the shape of an animal, family member, or landscape. Beyond their editing talents, the technicians also perform repair work on videotapes that have been dropped or used as door stoppers for too long.
Ever since she was little, Amanda Lobo has never been one to stifle all the quirks and flaws that make her who she is. In other words, she’s always been an individual. Today, Lobo now captures what makes others uniquely themselves with stylized photography all her own. Skilled in on-location shutterbugging, she shoots everything from weddings and family portraits to commercial and fashion events.
Inside Charlotte Wedding Photo Booth's technologically advanced booths, partygoers pose for photo strips, smiling and mugging for the camera, which turns out images both hilarious and candid. A DSLR camera with a professional Canon lens snaps the shots, and internal LCD screens help guests perfect poses or digitally check teeth for remnants from the reception’s spinach buffet. A pro dye-sub printer spits out photo-lab-quality color or black-and-white photo strips in only eight seconds. The event hosts can upgrade their booths with a box full of props such as hats, glasses, and wigs, or personalize photo strips with logos or text banners. Scrapbook albums and DVDs preserve images more effectively than pickling them in a mason jar.
The licensed-and-insured technicians at Cleaning Affair Residential Cleaning Service draw on more than 10 years of experience to swab down homes with custom treatments. After providing free estimates, they set to work conditioning houses with services that range from sanitizing kitchen surfaces and vacuuming floors to cleaning glass, polishing wood, and mopping floors.
The loving staff at the AAHA- and AVMA-certified Caring Hearts Animal Hospital recognizes that pets are treasured members of the family. At the head of the facility are Drs. Lorie White and Laura Morefield, who oversee a practice equipped with comprehensive medical and surgical facilities. With more than 22 years of veterinary experience each, Drs. White and Morefield treat pets with acupuncture, behavioral medicine, dentistry, and emergency care. To that end, their animal hospital contains a lab and pharmacy, as well as radiology, surgery, examination, grooming, and boarding areas. Trainers also lead puppy and behavior classes, ensuring pups can lead obedient lives and will never eat dessert with a salad fork.
At first glance, Fullwood Animal Hospital might look like a hospital for humans. Only diminutive treatment tables and a row of boarding cages hint that its pristine, professional spaces are actually for healing pets. The hospital boasts all equipment necessary to diagnose and treat animals: an X-ray, ECG machine, a surgical suite with anesthesia. There's even a lab on-site, so some basics parasite and urinalysis tests can undergo analysis quickly.
When Nina Emory lost her job more than 10 years ago, she vowed never to work for someone else again. So, drawing on a background in business management, she found a bucket, bought a few cleaning supplies, and set to work building her own business. Now, she employs a full crew of bonded and insured cleaners who have served more than 500 clients under the name of A Diamond in the Rough Cleaning Service.
Just as polishing can reveal a diamond's sparkle, the technicians' customized cleanings aim to reveal a space's distinct personality. For residential and commercial cleanings, they carefully employ nontoxic cleaners, as well as cloths, mops, and dusters that are sanitized before storage to avoid cross-contamination. Clients can also solicit a tech for a gutter or window cleaning.