Phantom Fireworks first burst onto the scene more than three decades ago. Today, the company lights up backyards of America from coast-to-coast with more than 1,200 permanent and temporary locations.
Much like its products, Phantom?s employees frequently take to the skies. They travel around the globe in search of the industry's latest ground and aerial displays before returning home with rockets, missiles, fountains, and aerial repeaters. From there, an extensive in-house testing program takes over, checking each item's safety before it?s sold to the public.
That testing program is just one of Phantom?s pillars of safety. The company also holds memberships with multiple pyrotechnics organizations, and it offers customers additional information about fireworks laws and history through its Fireworks University.
Owner Meaghan Biederman harnessed her experiences as a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma's Eta Alpha chapter at Stephens College to open Greek Glamour, where she curates a sparkling collection of Greek-inspired accessories from U.S. designers and painstakingly affixes sorority logos onto the classic shapes of clothing from American Apparel. Working out of St. Louis, Meaghan readies her colorful gear for shipments throughout the country or to sororities that have relocated to Atlantis.
When brutal St. Louis summers end, a new season begins, marking the opening of?Sullivan Farms. Each autumn, the North County farm offers fall refreshments, hay rides, pumpkins, and decorative gourds. However, its work really begins in November, when the farm sets up Christmas-tree lots throughout the area. Stocked with eight precut varieties ranging in size from 3 feet to more than 16 feet, each lot's staff members bale and attach trees to vehicles for free. To complement holiday trees, Sullivan Farms offers an assortment of fresh wreaths and pine roping.
The Suntrup family has been in the auto business since 1960, and they've poured all of their considerable expertise into Suntrup Hyundai. The newest Hyundai models?complete with pristine finishes and still in their original shrink wrap?are on display in the showroom, and the outdoor lots are home to a huge collection of pre-owned rides with low mileage. But the dealership also appeals to current car owners with a service center that specializes in maintenance and repairs.
At Taylor Tots Children's Boutique, a kid could easily play dress up until he or she reaches adulthood. The shop's racks and shelves brim with an assortment of clothes for boys and girls—everything from baby and toddler outfits to T-shirts and sweaters for older kids. The selection includes new and lightly used garments, as well as kids' accessories such as cribs, high chairs, and toys. Taylor Tots Children's Boutique also purchases items that are in good condition.