In 1988, to capitalize on one of the tech world's more cutting-edge advancements, Russ Weldon opened what he called The Car Phone Store. The store has grown into a franchise and now goes by Wireless Zone, still focusing on the current tech trends. Customers can browse a slew of smartphones, tablets, GPS devices, Martian spoons, and gadget accessories from brands such as Samsung and BlackBerry. The strength in numbers from being a franchise doesn't just mean more locations throughout the East Coast to purchase the latest gizmo. It also means more support for the Wireless Zone Foundation, the company's charitable branch that benefits organizations such as the Children's Tumor Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and United Hospice of Rockland County.
A full wall of cymbals. A huge stock of both new and used guitars and drums, some of them custom-made. And, out of sight, the sounds of instructors teaching students to master two dozen different instruments. In addition to private lessons, Division Street Music Shop's group classes bundle grownups into rock bands, teach ensembles to improvise jazz, and cover genre-specific curricula such as rock and blues guitar. Summer music camps are packed with recording and performance opportunities so that kids don’t get bored and spend the whole three months re-doing last year’s homework.
With every tire purchase at Suburban Discount Tire, customers receive complimentary tire services including free repairs, rotations, and wear-and-tear checks. A team of technicians extends the life of rubber feet through a nitrogen-fill program, which helps maintain proper tire inflation to keep cars trundling down highways or careening through drive-in movie screens during pivotal plot points. The techs also performer preventative services to repair faulty belts, leaky AC systems, and oil filters overdue for a change.
Alexandra’s Boutique stays on trend by importing designer wares from international style centers including New York City, Miami, and Greece. Style-savvy staffers assist clients in piecing together personalized outfits that complement any body type, eye color, and complexion, from summery paisley prints to stunning gowns. Far from a mere collection of beautiful fabrics and baubles, Alexandra's serves as a nerve center for sociability and fun during wine-and-cocktail Ladies' Nights Out or birthday parties.
BAM Social Sports assembles co-ed teams of athletes aged 21 and older for regular battle in recreational games throughout northern and central New Jersey. The network's friendship-fueled leagues span a wide range of sports, including basketball, soccer, softball, and bowling, and excluding hamster racing. After games, players can retire to local sponsor bars, where discounts on food and drink help celebrate victories or fuel mournful food fights.
The wireless provider industry changes quickly, but Arch Telecom keeps up by giving both technicians and front-line employees continual training. The extra effort shows: enthusiastic testimonials from clients cite employees' patient technical support for two seniors who were far from tech-savvy, as well as a staffer staying well beyond closing time to ensure a business's new phone lines were set up properly.