Clic A Pic's booths help to liven up and whimsically document bridal showers, holiday parties, and corporate events. Each stand-up booth fits several guests comfortably in its 3’x5.5’x6.5’ dimensions, where guests use a touchscreen to notify the device when they’re ready. Within 12 seconds, the dye-sub printer churns out images in color, black and white, or sepia on a customizable photo strip.
“We don’t exactly fit the norm. We are very hands on, and we really are like a big family.” That’s what Angela Fazio told Top Agent Magazine about her and her husband Chuck’s enterprise, Real Estate Training Center. And the veteran agent was speaking from her heart. Not only does the duo forgo typical boss privileges—such as private offices and the right to legally rename new employees “Junior” and “Sport”—but the pair also takes the crew on team-building trips, such as a recent voyage to Mexico. The happy and relaxed workplace has helped the center’s tight-knit clan achieve high-profile realty success in Arizona, sharing the top spot on Phoenix Business Journal’s 2011 Top 10 Brokers list, as well as nabbing a top 50 ranking on Realtor magazine’s 2008 Top 100 list. Aside from selling properties and helming their team of achieved agents, the Fazios teach real-estate-license training courses, aiding wannabe realtors in grasping the concepts of buying, selling, and trading property for a slightly used Barbie dream house.
The simple fact that Bridges Preschool has branched out to seven locations in a little more than 10 years speaks to the high caliber of its staff. Every teacher holds, or is close to completing, a degree in child development, early childhood education, or another related field. Plus, they must undergo a rigorous three- or four-part interview before they get the job.
But the preschool and kindergarten's rapid expansion must also be due in part to its unique curriculum, a large chunk of which relies on the Adventure Playgrounds at each of its schools. Inspired by learning playgrounds in Europe, each holds slightly different educational fixtures, such as a bird and butterfly habitat or a garden.
Flipping through the Fat Rabbit Tattoo portfolio, a range of tattooing styles bursts from the page—among them: both realistic and pin-up portraits, futuristic biomech schematics and old-school designs, Chinese characters, and tribal designs from Borneo and Marquesas. When translating each work of art to customers' living canvases, the team adds custom touches to previous designs or helps clients flesh out original tattoos on paper from even the vaguest inkling of an idea. Fat Rabbit also conducts piercings—always following safe procedures—such as studs and loops. Within the shop's gallery, guests can peruse the display for tattoo ideas or simply cart home an original signed, matted, and framed work to hang on their back instead.
With an exhilarating display of riding, racing, and roping prowess in a host of riveting spectator events, the Roots N' Boots Queen Creek Pro Rodeo celebrates the town's ranching roots in its first-ever rodeo exhibition. World-class horse handlers will lock horns in a series of professional rodeo events such as saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, and bull riding. Team roping events pit a lariat-clasping combo against the heft and guile of a full-size steer—the same foe featured in the all-ropes-barred spectacle known as steer wrestling.