At its 38 locations, Wireless Communications, a Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer, puts clients in touch with the wider world, providing smartphones, accessories, and phone plans. As a Verizon Wireless retailer, each location may stock phones from brands such as Samsung, Apple, LG, and Motorola.
When the recession hit, Sheri Hood responded by founding Our Hands Together: a marketplace that supports local artisans and strengthens their community ties. Inside the store, wares from more than 60 merchants radiate personality from their own booths. Shelves display an eclectic range of media, collecting jewelry and blown glass alongside paintings, handbags, and crocheted pieces. Handmade and utterly unique, many works have been assembled from recycled or repurposed materials, a practice that also inspired the market's Trash-to-Treasure art festival and foster home for used paintbrushes.
Though each artisan brings his or her own vibrant contribution to Our Hands Together, Lake Murray magazine asserts that "the community spirit is its real ambiance." Sheri lets area children and teens rent a plot for their art next to the professionals, and several classes scheduled per month welcome students of all ages to shape their own opera.:m]]
The certified specialists at Wild Birds Unlimited open up an encyclopedia of avian-spotting opportunities in local forest preserves and backyards alike with a stock of bird-watching and bird-feeding accessories that promotes the appreciation and conservation of wildlife. They’ve accumulated more than 30 years’ worth of research and experience, culminating in an impressive array of high-quality birding supplies, some of which boast a lifetime guarantee. The specialists cull regional blends of bird feed that consist of 100% edible seed that’s safe for backyard birds. In addition to vending bird food, bird feeders, birdbaths, and powerful optics equipment, the company disseminates helpful information online about bird feeding, migration, and current top 40 bird song charts.
Throughout her more than 25 years in practice, Doctor of Chiropractic Cynthia Schade has always aimed to treat more than the back. She thinks of each patient as a whole person, and that conscientious care shows in her methods. Two of her own staff members became health care practitioners as a result of her treatments: Kelly Grosch found relief from tennis elbow thanks to Dr. Schade's knowledge of the soft-tissue-mobilization method known as the Graston technique, and went on to become a chiropractor and master the technique herself.
Today, Dr. Schade and her staff at Active Life Wellness and Healthcare, including fellow chiropractor Cynthia Lara, ease clients’ aches and promote their wellness in a welcoming environment. Their careful adjustments and soothing massages can treat a variety of conditions, including injuries resulting from car accidents and neck pain resulting from chain mail ties.
Life Wellness Center’s Dr. Blake has practiced chiropractic therapy for more than 21 years, employing his disc-alignment skills to alleviate lower-back pain, injuries, and headaches, among other ailments. The staff at Life Wellness Center also purveys nutritional information and supplements that boost immunity, so clients can share ice-cream cones with puppies without having to worry about catching their cuteness.
Whether customers need a new piece for a special occasion or an expert touch to repair a family heirloom, Jeweler's Studio is ready to help. A member of the Jewelers of America, this studio channels 15 years of experience into every item, from playful necklaces for college sports fans to custom wedding rings for soon-to-be-married couples.