Launched 5 years ago, Mattress Source has grown from a plucky family-run enterprise to a regional institution, soothing aching backs and brightening up dream times with masterfully engineered mattresses of all makes and types. Models from brands such as Simmons, Corsicana, Restonic, and Spring Air enrich the third of your life spent asleep and the eighth of your life spent practicing trust falls with thick, long-lasting constructions designed to support and relax the body. The inventory promotes deep sleep and good health through a range of mattress types, from the strong, nonsagging innerspring design to the pillowy comfort of sheets of memory foam and latex.
Over the course of their 50 years of business, Apple Cleaners has kept up with the demands of ever-emerging, ever more finicky fabrics. Today, it combines its updated equipment with two types of cleaning solution, granting the flexibility to tackle stains in a full range of fabrics, from wool to cotton to various blends. Eager to show off their quality handiwork, the staff can expedite cleaning orders for next-day and delivery services.
Greek Gear, which was featured on CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, slaps sorority and fraternity letters and crests on a multitude of merchandise, including sweatshirts, hats, bags, and more. After browsing through nearly 9,000 products, members of societies can customize bags and shirts with screen-print graphics, such as a sorority slogan or a sun smoking a cigar, or purchase a premade item. A mirrored Greek paddle ($44.95) allows for easy navigation of rivers, a pair of Toegoz flip-flops($19.95) keeps feet glass-free, and a classic bowling shirt ($45.95) provides a sense of togetherness when throwing balls at pins or challenging the other team to a handsome contest.
Studio M's knowledgeable instructors impart picture-snapping basics and tips in informational photography workshops and send students to practice their newly acquired skills in studio photo sessions. Aspiring aperture aficionados can learn sundry picture-taking techniques in workshops such as the two- to three-hour Studio Lighting workshop, during which students learn classic lighting patterns and how to best manipulate lighting to add depth to images and to create flattering shadow puppets. Hands-on sessions, all of which vary by theme, free students to shoot subject models for 60–90 minutes as instructors guide them through a complete photo session from start to finish.
With a staff composed of current professional recruiters and human-resource veterans, Maximized Career Services offers a wealth of job-seeking expertise. Their range of writing and coaching services includes everything from résumé critiques and cover-letter drafting to interview prep and career navigation. Maximized Career Services is so sure of its quality, they guarantee all of their tailored résumés will receive bites from hiring pros within two months.
SmartyPaws Dog Training's class listing reads almost like a college course catalog, with titles such as Manners Skills I and Advanced K9 Nose Work. This is because the staff believes in not just teaching dogs basic manners, but continuing their education in advanced skills classes. Dogs can learn to navigate an agility course or use their noses to sniff out the scent of a misplaced sock. In an indoor, climate-controlled classroom, instructors teach small-group classes or private classes for dogs who need more focused attention.