As garage door specialists, the crew at Beverly Garage Doors leverages more than 25 years of carpentry experience. They got their start as a garage door repair-and-installation enterprise in 1991, extending their expertise from the hardware of the door itself to the garage door opener. They handle just about any job related to most makes and models of garage doors and opener systems, from repairing wiring on old entry systems to removing pots of boiling oil from atop medieval gates.
DeBoudoir photographers specialize in setting their clients at ease, carefully directing poses and maneuvering lighting to elicit flattering shots that smack of self-confidence. During trademark boudoir sessions, subjects wear sumptuous lingerie or drape their nude frames strategically in sheepskins and blankets before posing in-studio or on the beach. DeBoudoir tweaks this photo formula for its other services, which include engagement sessions and pinup shoots, during which subjects wear stylish vintage garb.
DeBoudoir's lingerie boutiques brim with corsets and accessories such as hats, gloves, and thigh high stockings. Lingerie, meanwhile, runs the gamut from negligees to underthings more delicate than an aging movie starlet?s ego.
A member of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy's advisory board, Peter Rubnitz founded Urban Oasis in 1992 and has since amassed a dedicated staff of highly trained massage therapists and acupuncturists. Within the airy, earth-toned spa—a member of the American Massage Therapy Association—the skilled kneaders deconstruct tension with myriad massage varieties, including classic techniques such as hot stone, trigger point, Aeschylus, Riverdance, and Swedish. The coddling canon also includes specialties such as oncology and prenatal massage, acupuncture and chiropractic therapies, as well as Thai massage and reiki, whose transatlantic kneads are imported on the backs of mermaids.
Four Corners Tavern Group encompasses eight kitchens and many times that number of taps, but it started in just one establishment, Schoolyard Tavern & Grill. There, Executive Chef Jim Hoban helped develop a menu of upscale, creative bar food, including bison burgers, korean steak tacos, and goat cheese quesadillas. As the group expanded, Hoban exported his menu to new establishments. Each location's chef enhances the selection with his or her own spin on the general concept. Though the flavors vary from location to location, the sister venues' promises remain much the same: creative fare, extensive beer lists, and flat-screen TVs playing sports while wearing the proper safety gear.
Best Buy Mobile's extensive collection of phones, accessories, and mobile services empowers migratory chatter with the latest technology and gadgets. Visit the phone-focused outlet and peruse myriad handsets from many of our planet's dominant providers, as well as a potpourri of accessories to keep all communiqués on the cutting edge. The store's staff members receive a minimum of 80 hours of training before they're let loose on the playing field; plus, the salespeople aren't on commission, so customers can be sure of genuinely impartial advice.
Sam's Club works with a worldwide network of suppliers to find in-demand products and premium food items, and then purchases them in large quantities to cut down on costs. The result is an average 33% savings over traditional retail prices. To date, the club counts more than 47 million amongst its ranks, spread across more than 600 club locations.
Sam's Club members often find something surprising in club?with values on anything from holiday decor to diamond earrings. The festive savings carry through all departments, as a trip through a typical Sam's Club reveals home decor, Energy Star?qualified TVs and computers, and pet supplies. In other aisles, associates hand out samples of food from name brands and the club's proprietary grocery lines. In-club pharmacies and optical centers fill discounted medications and fit members with eyewear.
Perhaps most surprising about Sam's Club is that, despite the ever-growing number of clubs, the company stays tied to its local communities. In 2012 alone, Sam's Club donated $106.4 million to various causes, such as helping small business owners secure loans. The clubs also host free health screenings and the occasional special event, such as weight-loss seminars and business boot camps. But the company also tackles some of the global issues on its members' minds. As of 2010, Sam's Club began offsetting 20% of its energy use from wind power?only a small step towards its ultimate goal of harnessing 100% renewable energy, just like an extension cord plugged back into itself.