Bill Artman has trained his lenses on weddings, families, and special events for more than 40 years, turning precious moments into priceless heirlooms. His commitment to uncovering the innate beauty and expression of his subjects has garnered him the Stern award, the highest prize given by the Professional Photographer’s Association of Greater Kansas City, of which he is a past president. A naturally fast runner, Bill will travel up to 10 miles from his studio to snap location shots amid verdant grounds and scenic bridges. He also welcomes subjects into his studio to pose before backdrops of various themes, colors, and textures.
Green Team owner Chris Deulen is currently converting all his vehicles to run on spent vegetable oil from local restaurants––just one of many steps his window-cleaning company is taking toward environmental responsibility. Each day, the fully licensed technicians employ organic and recycled towels, as well as biodegradable and eco-friendly soap to rid glass windows of streaks and smudges and save screens and tracks from oxidation. Beyond protecting the environment from harmful chemicals, they also help sustain the health of home roofs with gutter-cleaning services, happily scaling ladders to pull out leaves, twigs, watermelons, and other common clogs.
Monkey Bizness is an exciting concept in indoor children’s amusement and birthday parties. With colorful, interactive and exciting play structures of all shapes and sizes, kids will never get bored of climbing, bouncing, swinging, sliding and basically…going bananas! Fun for all ages!
During birthday parties at Pump It Up of Shawnee Mission, a white T-shirt is more than a fashion staple—it’s a beacon of light. The indoor play center, outfitted with bounce houses and inflatable slides, switches on LED lighting and black lights during its Glo in the Dark parties, turning outfits luminous without the hassle of a chandelier necklace. Customizable birthday parties can also adhere to pirate or superhero themes. Alternatively, sock-clad youngsters can bounce on the inflatables during open-play sessions, supervised by trained staffers and safeguarded by rigorous safety and cleanliness regulations.