The certified framing experts at Mom & Pop’s Frame Shop prep keepsakes for presentation while shielding them against wear and tear with a vast array of frames. Conservation-grade mats eschew the high acid content of paper mats to protect precious photos and artwork, and the computerized mat cutter replaces the rough edges and teeth marks of traditional mat cutting to ensure straight, accurate fits. Custom shadow boxes display all manner of physical memorabilia, from a baby's first pair of socks to a grandparent’s pilfered Russian warhead, and multi-opening mats can show off a series of black-and-white family shots. Prices for custom framing vary by material and size; prices for poster framing may start at $95.
Most Popular Service: Firearms Training
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: Glock, Springfield
Pro Tip: Have fun.
Q&A with Ken Murray, Owner/Lead Instructor
Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.
We have helped many clients become capable and confident shooters despite their own fears.
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
Our staff of instructors include retired military and law-enforcement professionals. We provide real-life examples and scenarios that really challenge our students. If a student is not comfortable, an instructor will provide one-on-one training.
What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
Our experience and the friendly atmosphere. We treat our clients like family.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
The owner is a 20-year US Navy veteran and certified master training specialist, with countless hours of firearms-training experience.
Juicy tidbits of chocolate-dunked fruit arrive on the doorsteps of family and friends, done up in colorful bouquets and candy boxes by the skilled fruit arrangers at Edible Arrangements' more than 1,100 franchises worldwide. The company's in-house chocolatiers drizzle albion strawberries and daisy pineapples in a trio of chocolate flavors. Once properly chocolated, the workers organize the preservative-free sweets into lush arrangements that resemble flowers in bloom. Customers can choose to plop their bouquets in a variety of vessels, including vases, mugs, and sports- or holiday-themed containers that add a personal touch to the edible gifts. Alternatively, customers can opt to adorn gifts with the cheery, red lids of candy boxes, nestling 12 chocolate-dipped morsels inside to build anticipation and determine if loved ones have x-ray vision as they guess whether fruit will come dusted in shredded coconut or drizzled in white chocolate.
With more than 386 locations dotting North America, JCPenney Optical's ubiquity is matched only by its extensive selection of contact lenses and designer frames that includes brands such as Armani Exchange, Liz Claiborne, and Nicole Miller. Despite this wide reach, all lenses are cut at the same optical laboratory, ensuring a consistency of quality and a pretty good idea of where to look if your glasses run away from home. Each location has an independent state-licensed doctor of optometry, who can perform vision exams and help clients determine which type of vision correction will work best.
The certified flight instructors at Hemet-Ryan Flight Training fuel the aeronautical dreams of aspiring pilots through instruction on the ground and in the cockpits of training aircraft. Students take off from Hemet-Ryan Airport and steer a Cessna 152, 162, or 172 around the wide-open airspace nearby, which sees less traffic than most other airports, so students can spend more time practicing and less time waiting at stop lights. The school offers training courses for earning private and sport pilot's licenses as well as instrument ratings, though first-timers typically start off with a Discovery Flight to get a taste of flying.
Founded and led by Dr. Sam Bakhtiar—a bodybuilding champion with both a master's and doctorate degree in fitness—Fitness Concepts houses an enthusiastic team of trainers dedicated to helping clients tone up within a 10,000-square-foot facility with rows of free weights and clusters of exercise machines. During specific programs, such as one-on-one personal-training sessions, they’ll help fit seekers target their personal goals, whether that’s strengthening their core, shaping up before a wedding, or conditioning for a sport.
Fitness Concepts' programs include dynamic boot-camp classes, which burn calories and strengthen bodies with ever-changing workouts and encouragement from invested trainers. Each facet of Fitness Concepts is designed to banish fat, break through fitness barriers, and help members feel more confident than Michael Jordan during his visit to Munchkin Land.