Founded in 1914, the original New York City location of Sterling Optical doled out frames amid the Ford Model Ts and paperboys that swarmed the city's financial district. The original band of eyesight experts weathered years of economic depression by impressing customers with speedy, full-service vision care, later launching a second store near Washington, DC. Today, a century of steady franchise expansion has given rise to almost 200 store locations in 23 states. Most locations continue the tradition of offering one-stop optical services, giving customers access to exams and onsite labs that manufacture glasses in one hour. The spectacle provider has been named one of the nation's leading franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.
One of the East Coast's best-known Members-only wholesale retailers, BJ's serves more than six million Members in more than 200 clubs as far west as Ohio. Within these sprawling locations, BJ's helps provide more selections to savvy shoppers looking to knock out most of their errands in a single stop. In the same visit, Members can stock up on economy-sized groceries?including USDA choice meats, farm-fresh produce, and everyday essentials?grab name-brand electronics, and even plan a vacation through BJ's Travel. Each service makes up a single part of BJ's well-rounded retail experience, but simplifying shopping isn't BJ's only goal; in 2012 alone, the company donated more than $2.2 million to charitable organizations.
The technicians at OC Computer Repair Center are certified in myriad systems, programs, brands, and specialties, and are thus adept at addressing and repairing computers, smartphones, web networks, and hardware. They can replace a cracked screen on a tablet or phone or recover lost data on your computer. They'll travel to homes or businesses to set up or troubleshoot network connectivity, as well as delve into computers and laptops to figure out what's causing them to stall or lose connection. They also carry accessories for smartphones, tablets, and iPods, and offer repairs for those mobile electronics should the screen on an iPhone break or the navigation app on a tablet get lost. OC Computer Repair offers in-store, at-home, and over-the-phone services and assistance.
Carnivals aren't the only place you can lick a snow cone or sink your teeth into a cloud of cotton candy. Thanks to Carnival Parties, event hosts can rent these concessions and other classic amenities for any occasion. The company's carnival games, for example, range from a beanbag toss to Tip-A-Troll, and its team of performers includes magicians and clowns. Meanwhile, a rainbow-hued inflatable bounce castle ensconces tots in a cushy space where they can safely leap and play.
A restaurant, a rock-climbing wall, batting cages, and a custom embroidery shop are all housed in Artistic Stitch’s 30,000 square foot facility. At the cages, Probatter Simulators accelerate batters’ learning processes with sophisticated programming that allows for different types of pitches, aiming lobs in the strike zone, around it, or directly at the nearest Ming vase. A 20’ rock-climbing wall invites visitors to ascend to new heights, and soccer and doge ball games spark friendly competition. In addition to general recreational play, day-camp sessions and birthday party packages allow children to let loose and engage in energetic matches. Famished athletes can replenish their energy at the on-site restaurant, Saverio’s Bistro, which serves up piping-hot brick-oven pizzas, paninis, and pastas.
Lots of mandatory steps stand between a person and a driver's license, from time in the classroom to time on the road. JayJay Driving School guides drivers-in-training through every step of the process. The school's five-hour classroom course and 45-minute driving lessons cover everything from safe driving to parallel parking. Once aspiring licensees are ready, staff members can set them up with a road test at the DMV and even supply a rental car to use during the test. JayJay's other services include six-hour courses on defensive driving techniques that are less suspicious than covering a car in barbed wire.