In 1984, Bonnie Strother was working as a nurse, and she decided to place her two young children in the most trustworthy care center she could find. However, her search seemed fruitless, with no center meeting her exacting criteria. Rather than give up, she followed her entrepreneurial spirit and founded her own daycare to make a difference in her community. Rainbow Station continues this mission today, providing a quality care option for the community with a curriculum based on molding youth into good citizens.
Rainbow Station's daily activities draw from the Creative Curriculum school of thought, which emphasizes building on children's natural development through an understanding of theory and a mix of playful activities. On any given day, the children may skip and gallop together, play math games, or design arts and crafts based on their favorite vice presidents. In addition to stimulating budding intellects, the lessons teach youth in the infant and toddler, preschool, and school-aged programs how to interact with one another in a respectful and caring way.:m]]
Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Tomshack conquered myriad fields and the skies before pursuing the art of chiropractics. After graduating from college, Tomshack became an officer in the U.S. Air Force, received his MBA, and finally graduated summa cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Calling upon his newly mastered spinal savvy, Tomshack opened his own practice, whose enormous success led to a gradual expansion and eventually became the nationwide network that exists today. At each HealthSource location, teams of licensed chiropractors, massage therapists, and physical trainers work in unison to help provide comprehensive care, restore ailing statures, and lead masterful renditions of the hokey pokey.
After decades spent loving their own dogs, Kelly Santarelli and her husband Pat began Lucky Bones Dog Day Care to nurture others’ pets as if they were their own. Separate playrooms host large and small dogs, ensuring great danes won’t be bullied by howling beagles. When pups tire of splashing in the pool and scampering down slides, a quiet rest area lets them prop their weary paws on beds and blankets. Dogs can take vacations of their own with Lucky Bones' overnight boarding service, which includes access to all daycare amenities.
With a passion for empowering women, Angela Woolridge Portrait puts all clients in the best light during glamour and boudoir photo shoots. In a spacious studio outfitted with large windows and tons of natural light, they encourage and coach clients during these shoots because they understand self-expression boosts self-confidence, which fuels the most striking images. Adding to the glitz and glamour, they pamper clients with hair and makeup makeovers and unlimited wardrobe changes during 90-minute sessions.
Since 1988, Pet Supplies Plus has welcomed millions of furry critters of every stripe—from llamas and monkeys to potbellied pigs—into their animal-friendly stores. The shop is designed so that both pets and their owners can easily navigate the inventory of more than 10,000 items. Wide aisles give leashed pups enough room to roam, colorful signage keeps shoppers moving in the right direction, and low shelves allow dogs to sniff out their preferred brand of rawhide chew. A self-serve dog wash enables guests to scrub their canine companions' coats to a youthful, puppy-like shine, whereas grooming services enlist professionals to tackle tougher jobs, such as brushing out matted fur or convincing dalmatians to stop mixing white and black after Labor Day.