Sheraton Furniture owners Larry and Lori Weisman are carrying on the tradition established by Larry's parents, who opened the store in 1961. With guidance from a team of passionate interior consultants, customers can carefully determine their furniture and flooring needs and receive expert advice about furniture placement, décor, and how to keep favorite easy chairs from following their owners to work. The store's four floors of housewares include name-brand items for every room and secret bat cave in the house, including dining and living-room sets and bedroom furniture. A selection of more than 3,000 special-order fabrics and leathers lets customers customize their purchases, while a loaner program provides temporary furniture until the plush new pieces arrive.
Marshall Carpet One has kept local foundations covered for more than 45 years. Today, their 17,000-square-foot showroom offers carpets for all traffic levels, as well as durable laminates and hardwoods, tile from domestic and international suppliers, and more than 1,000 designer and imported area rugs. Showroom staff members help customers navigate the showroom, which is organized by style, color, and ticklishness. Carpet One backs their materials with extra protection, including a Beautiful Guarantee that grants free replacement and tiered warranties that cover stains, fading, and minor water damage.
Over the past quarter-century, Karen has helped wedding guests get to the chapel on time, prospective employees stand out from the crowd, and family members send little thank-yous in style. “I consider it an honor to be invited into your lives,” she says—and it’s an honor she takes seriously. Beyond creating original, ornate designs for save-the-date cards or personalizing bar or bat mitzvah gift-bags, she provides a full-bore experience, even going so far as to hunt down chocolates made at a peanut-free facility for one affianced couple before their big day.
The owner of Simpatico, which means congenial in Italian, didn’t think the name would stick when it opened in 2009, but it soon came to represent Simpatico’s green mission. By showcasing furniture made with sustainable hardwoods, organic fabrics, and recycled materials, the staff aims to help their customers create healthier living spaces. The eco-friendly offerings range from coffee tables made of reclaimed elm to light fixtures that emit recycled light waves. Simpatico also has a design studio where clients can get professional guidance with furniture selection, as well as custom furniture and renovation services.
ARS Video goes back 25 years, and three generations of its founding family have overseen the company’s growth. What started in 1987 with a room-sized machine continues today on desktop computers: the staff transfers VHS or Hi8 footage, slides, pictures, and 8mm and 16mm film to DVDs. They also transfer audiocassettes and reel-to-reel audio to CDs or recover video from hard drives, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs. Beyond working with long-ago recorded images, the ARS team ventures out to perform videography and editing services for bat mitzvahs and bar mitzvahs, weddings, and TV pilots—the ones who sit in a TV’s cockpit.
While crafting 3-D computer models as an architect, Genesis Inman realized that she enjoyed the artistic aspect of her career far more than the basics of construction. She began to delve into this love of creating beauty during her maternity leave, experimenting with photography and eventually turning that side interest into a full-time endeavor. These days, Inman searches deep within her camera for inspiring images of nature, heartwarming pictures of families, and personal yet professional portraits for businesses. She specializes in fashioning themed compositions for children, snatching up youth's precious, fleeting moments before they're marred by facial hair.
Brian Bowers, a former talent agent, founded Braedy Photography in 2007. Having spent more than 20 years in the entertainment industry, he was familiar with the plight of struggling actors and models. Bowers founded the studio to give hopeful talent an affordable way to obtain pictures of their head. Professional headshots are necessary for the careers of actors and models, and can further the professional journey of many performers, including clowns, dancers, comedians, and animorphs. Bowers specializes in headshots, as well as portrait photography for matriculating youth, gesticulating families, and hiccupping children. With today's deal, customers of all life paths are treated like models, receiving touch-ups and lint-downs from a professional stylist and three outfit changes during their session. Choose to have pictures taken either in the studio itself, with its hardwood floors and numerous backdrops, or in one of the scenic locations around the building. Afterward, Bowers will go through the assembled images and select the best of each of your outfits for three 8x10 prints ($25 value each).