The couple clasps hands as they begin to fall 150 feet, the far off mountains a silent witness to their impending plummet. Luckily, their descent is controlled—the duo is safely strapped into an electromagnetic zipline that speeds them from a platform along its wiry track back down to terra firma. Below their feet, Miller Motorsports Park’s upwards of 500 acres unfolds from the Larry H. Miller Total Performance Auto Museum to the 23 curves of the racetrack awash in the controlled chaos of zooming sports cars. Dedicated to celebrating fast-moving motor vehicles while schooling nascent Earnhardts in the art of speeding, Miller Motorsports Park upholds its vision via a variety of state-of-the-art facilities and thrilling classes.
Since its opening in 2006, Miller Motorsports Park’s 4.5-mile track has fielded the wheeled circuits of countless high-energy events, from the NASCAR Utah Grand Prix to the FIM Superbike World Championship. Expert instructors helm classes at the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School and Yamaha Champions Riding School, teaching pupils the essentials of racing, including safety precautions and how to paint tunnels on rock faces to outsmart cartoon coyotes. Drivers of all ages can choose to zip around the go-kart track, burning rubber down its 900-foot straightaway.
After watching his father work in the glass industry for more than 30 years, Troy Mason followed in his footsteps by opening his own full-service glass shop in 1991. Not content with simply fixing cracks, Troy also developed an in-house technician-training program that allies itself with the standards set by the National Glass Association. Two of its graduates were honored as half of the top four installers in the United States, earning the esteem of their peers and a gold medal made from old hood ornaments at the United States Auto Glass Olympics.
When they aren't competing for glass and glory, technicians replace windshields with parts and products purchased directly from the manufacturers, and back their work with lifetime warranties. Techna Glass also offers a lifetime rock-chip-repair membership, which entitles owners to unlimited repairs of damage caused by errant stones. When they aren't competing for glass and glory, technicians replace windshields with parts and products purchased directly from the manufacturers, and back their work with lifetime warranties. Techna Glass also offers a lifetime rock-chip-repair membership, which entitles owners to unlimited repairs of damage caused by errant stones.
Sisters Linda O?Brien and Carolyn Weight grew up watching their mother make quilts and playing imaginative games under her quilting frames. It's no surprise then, that as adults, they took up quilting themselves and their love for it has only grown over the years. Eventually they opened their own quilting shop, opening their doors to the community in 2010. Together, they stock their shop with popular fabrics and supplies and teach new quilters some of the tips they've picked up over the years. They offer hands-on help, teaching students how to create French folds, use appliqu?s, and properly apply the roofs to blanket forts.
Brides often sport glittering jewelry and elegant up-dos as they walk down the aisle, but most would agree that a radiant smile is the best wedding accessory. The wedding planners at Auri Bridal bring out brides' most radiant smiles by providing as much, or as little, wedding guidance as they desire. They work to ensure that all the details are just right, from memorable table decor to themed bridesmaid dresses. Customers can also buy or rent gowns in styles that range from modest and traditional to chic and strapless.
Most popular offering: In-studio painting
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: We offer a variety of snacks and drinks, but customers are always welcome to bring their own.
What sets your business apart from your competition?
P.Y.O.P. prides itself on creating a service-driven, inspiring, and comfortable environment for each customer by providing a ceramic studio experience as unique as our clients. We never sit customers at group tables. We provide as much or as little assistance as requested. We also offer a variety of beverages and snacks.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
I envisioned a studio where everyone knows your name. Where there is good music, yummy food, and a comfortable atmosphere. If I wasn't in the mood for a crowd, or wanted to go home and watch a movie, I wanted a studio where I could take the pottery to go. That's why I incorporated In-Studio-Painting and Pottery-On-The-Go into P.Y.O.P.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
The best reaction I've gotten from a customer is that they love the environment at P.Y.O.P. Any studio can have amazing ceramics, top-of-the-line brushes, and an amazing glaze selection. But if the environment isn't warm and welcoming, customers won't come back. I worked hard to create just the right environment, so that particular reaction meant a lot.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
I love walking into work every morning and literally seeing my vision come to life. Explaining a vision is something I'm not very good at. I kept saying "no" to suggestions during the build-out process, but couldn't accurately explain why. When P.Y.O.P. was complete, everyone who contributed to the process sat back and said, "Oh, I get it now." Sharing P.Y.O.P. with others is the best thing about my job.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Make each day a creative one.