Zoom Room?s dog training facilities have one cardinal rule: owners must be present during class. This is because humans need just as much training as their canine companions when building confidence and communication, and it?s important that owners learn the best positive-reinforcement techniques from the knowledgeable staff. Group classes cover topics ranging from general obedience and agility training to more specific needs such as overcoming shyness. Other classes include Urban Herding, where dogs herd exercise balls into soccer goals indoors, Scent Work, where dogs learn to sniff out missing car keys or the TV remote, and Pup-lates, which is geared toward overweight or senior dogs, or those recovering from an injury.
In fact, improving canine social skills is one of Zoom Room?s missions, as evidenced by the regularly hosted fundraiser events and Doggy Disco parties, which give dogs a chance to meet other dogs and expand away from their inner circle of fire hydrants. This combination of training and fun, in addition to the facility?s selection of solution-oriented training gear, natural dog treats, and functional dog accessories, has garnered an array of local and national press.
Recently featured on WBTV for sending a weather balloon built out of spare parts into outer space, TechShop RDU has a supportive community of inventors, artists, technicians, and alchemists who are all excited about their next big idea, creating an environment limited only by the imagination. The 20,000-square-foot smorgasbord of inventive creativity beckons people of all skill levels to its DIY confines, where members can wield tools not found in most private workshops, slicing through steel with a plasma cutter or accessing 3-D design software to finally realize the goal of crawling inside the Internet. Hands-on classes jump-start creative juices, introducing students to vocational skills including welding, soldering, and woodworking. Neophyte inventors aged 12–17 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to ensure they don't break physics.
America’s Mattress of the Carolinas' show rooms brim with plush, pillow-top, and memory-foam mattresses that vary in firmness and coil structure to help any sleeper find a match. The staff invites clients to try out a nap or enchanted slumber upon one of the store's own brand of budget-friendly mattresses. The selection also includes Tempur-Pedic models and Serta models, such as the iComfort with gel-infused memory foam.
To accessorize their purchases, clients can peruse a selection of bedroom furnishings, memory-foam pillows, and mattress protectors that seal in a mattress's naturally smoky flavor. Clients can enlist the store's staff to help haul away old bedding and set up new purchases.
PhotoWeavers' blankets warm with in-woven images that are higher quality than their screenprinted counterparts. Tapestry weavers in a family-owned textile mill work more than 8 miles of 100% cotton thread?the equivalent of three zillion q-tips?into each creation. Blankets can be made using one of two methods. During the zippy, super-simple method, a blanket is born from a single image without borders, text, or other designs. In the second method, customers meld up to four pictures with custom elements to create a truer reflection of themselves than a mirror that displays human eyes as googly eyes. PhotoWeavers' looms also create tote bags, pillows, and wall hangings with the same meticulous attention to detail.
Helmed by affable beer connoisseur Nate, Bull City Homebrew outfits hobbyists and homebrewers with all the necessary tools for concocting mouthwatering batches of homemade beer or wine. Bottling equipment, books, and bins of wholesome grain line the shelves, beckoning customers to turn simple earthy elements into flavorful ales and vino. In-house recipes help would-be beer barons conjure their own top-shelf brew, and beginner wine- and beer-making classes instruct students in the art of bottling their craft and belching out the Beer-Lambert law's equation.
Flirty Aprons protects outfits from cooking mishaps with more than 50 fashionable coverings that have earned the company mentions from TV shows and media outlets including Better Homes and Gardens and the Los Angeles Times. Women?s aprons come in unique styles?including original and Marilyn?all designed to hug curves and flatter the female figure. Original aprons embody the spirit of the 1950s with a rounded, ruffled cut that keeps cooks comfortable thanks to two layers of cotton and a thick, extra-long waist-tie. Single-layer Marilyn styles channel vintage starlets with tiered or A-line skirts and intricate design elements such as decorative pockets and machete sheathes. Little cooks as young as 3 may don aprons their own size that express a youthful style sense or match with their mothers. Men?s aprons, meanwhile, shield grill masters from errant sauce stains with durable fabric decked in whimsical slogans such as ?BBQ King? and ?I Like Big Buns.?