In between work by Edward Steichen and Ansel Adams, Mark Jordan's photographic reproduction of Georges Seurat's "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jette" hangs on permanent display in the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. Being showcased beside such luminaries is only one of many honors bestowed on Mark throughout his career—he's also received 11 Loan Collection Awards and was a three time honoree at Epcot Center’s World’s Greatest Photographers exhibit.
Since 1981, he's honed his photographic talents at Mark Jordan Photography, where he crafts traditional and storytelling portraits of families, high school seniors, kids, and couples as well as capturing headshots for business and the arts. Whether in his studio or on location at beaches, parks, and homes, Mark and his wife Kari arrange subjects into unlimited groupings, capture the moment and come away with ample exposures that they later enhance with touch-ups. Businesses such as Tiffany's and Toyota have also commissioned Mark for his headshots, which he retouches with minimal edits or in-depth strokes by whitening teeth, reducing jowls, or enhancing jowls on Nixon impersonators.
Since 1942, the family-owned J Fields Cleaners has been passed down through the generations, with each maintaining the founder’s dedication to quality garment care. Clothes are dry-cleaned or laundered swiftly and methodically, with many jobs done the same day or the following day. Clients can opt for pickup-and-delivery service or pick up their clothes in person. Staff members are also skilled in alterations, deftly shortening too-long jeans or modifying wedding gowns so that they fit the family great dane.
The offspring of UPS and Mail Boxes Etc., The UPS Store packs and ships parcels at more than 4,700 locations throughout North America. The shop handles objects of various shapes and sizes, from tiny ceramic dog bowls to giant bronze busts of Lassie, swaddling them in sturdy cardboard boxes ($3.95 for a 12"x"12"x12" box), cushy packing peanuts ($2.50/cubic ft.), and squishy bubble wrap (50 cents/ft.). Thanks to the shop's dozens of delivery options, parcels can zoom to their destinations via next-day air or announce their arrival courtesy of certified mail, and customers can estimate shipping prices for all these methods with a handy online calculator. Aided by UPS tracking technology, shipping experts route boxes to domestic and international addresses. A pack-and-ship promise protects each item packed at the shop and shipped via UPS, ensuring patrons they’ll be reimbursed if their parcels are lost, damaged, or eaten by polar bears.
Few things are as satisfying as hearing the swish of a ball hitting a soccer net, except for giving someone else the opportunity to experience that joy. Pass It Forward embodies this ethic with its "buy a ball, donate a ball" program. With every purchase of the organization's eco-friendly, match-quality soccer balls, a similar ball finds its way to an underserved child or community. These balls go around the world, to children in Africa and other underserved areas, and to under-funded clubs in the US. Once properly equipped and on the field, youth can build camaraderie, endurance, teamwork, leadership, and a sense of cultural identity and pride.
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Rupina Meer, founder and CEO of Zen-trition, is a Board-Certified Health Coach trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's Health Coach Training Program, where she learned from experts such as Drs. Andrew Weil, Mark Hyman, and Deepak Chopra.
Today, Rupina puts the knowledge she acquired there to good use at Zen-trition. Her holistic take on eating means that in lieu of restrictions, she instills a sense of freedom and choice in her clients—they don't need to give up foods, they need to simply choose ones that better nourish their bodies and work with their lifestyle. In addition to nutrition counseling, Rupina offers a sugar-detox program designed to help clients kick processed sweets.
Everyone who works at A Small World Doggie Daycare shares one important trait: a great love for dogs. That said, they all work hard to ensure that every pup who comes to the doggy daycare receives the best all-around care, from structured activities to playtime with other dogs. Along with daytime care for dogs, A Small World also provides overnight boarding and formal training for all sizes of dogs.