Dr. Sheri Rowen has staked out a solid position at the forefront of her field. She was among the first in the nation to offer "instant vision" cataract surgery and served on a 10-person team investigating the use of implantable contact lenses. Persistent study and adoption of new technologies has been a hallmark of her ophthalmologic practice, which nowadays employs the 3-D eye mapping in custom LASIK surgery, a wide range of lens implants, and treatments that make it possible to read people’s auras. Beyond her expertise in eye care, Dr. Rowen extends her services to the rest of the face and body with cosmetic skincare, such as laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and scelrotherapy for spider veins.
The cleaning service professionals at MaidPro take extensive measures to ensure their clients receive quality cleaning—including following a rigorous 49-point checklist and offering a 24-hour re-clean guarantee. Each point on the checklist serves a unique purpose, such as taking out trash, removing fingerprints from woodwork, scrubbing showers and baths, cleaning mirrors, dusting picture frames, and hosing down the hyena pit. MaidPro can schedule weekly, biweekly, and monthly sessions, and they trust their clients enough not to require any signed contracts.
Short of creating physical clouds to hold people aloft, Mattress Warehouse stocks almost every imaginable furnishing to help customers catch a few Z’s. Rows of name-brand mattresses from Sealy, Simmons Beautyrest, Serta, and Tempur-Pedic entice customers to replace their worn pad for new bedding, such as a standard mattress, a fluffy pillowtop unit, or a memory foam piece that conforms to bodies. Beyond mattresses, the warehouse also carries an ample collection of box springs, full bed sets with rails and headboards, and even premium futon mattresses that revitalize foldable couches.
This Aveda salon is supervised by Dawn Caldwell and Kristy Heron, who have more than three decades of salon- and spa-industry experience between them. Dawn specializes in hair color, much like a chameleon perched on a Sasquatch's shoulder, and Kristy is a massage therapist, who also wields a master?s in acupuncture to free up disruptive energy blockages. The duo teams up with a staff of aestheticians, nail technicians, and stylists to treat guests to facials, acupuncture, massages, and salon treatments.
"I began training as a strongman, but with no hopes or dreams … I just did it for fun," said Art & Strength owner Dan Cenidoza in the Baltimore Sun. Although he still loves dazzling audiences with feats of strength, such as tearing phone books in half, bending horseshoes, and playing tug of war with a black hole, the former personal trainer dedicates his physical talents to leading group workouts with his preferred training tool—the kettlebell. Whether he is onstage or at the front of a class, Dan strives to influence others to better themselves through physical activity and his results-based workouts.
In addition to inspiring students with his keenly honed strength, he uses it to create works of art that serve as a testament to the human body's physical capabilities. Without using any heat or tools, he hand-bends steel bars into tightly coiled, modern-looking sculptures. Dan calls them iron bonsai because of their resemblance to the elegantly gnarled Japanese trees, which are known for their ability to bench-press their caretakers.
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.