After shooting and editing video professionally for more than 25 years, n-code’s founders reeled in their skills to the shop, where they now shepherd video projects from preproduction through storyboarding and shooting. In the onsite video-editing suite, staffers cobble footage into video ads, corporate promotions, and documentaries. Beyond video production, the shop converts videotape to DVD and creates backup copies of DVDs and CDs. Mastering and printing services equip new discs with high-quality menus and labels, and the team of web designers can construct webpages for businesses and individuals, rather than forcing them to embrace technology via business cards that feature refresh-button stickers.
For three generations, Brainer’s Greenhouse has proudly sprouted leafy life forms in its plant nursery, providing customers with top-quality plants and products. Avid gardeners relish the lush variety of annual, perennial, and seasonal potted-plant options, such as 48-count annual flats including impatiens and wax begonias ($9.95), 1-gallon perennials ($9.95), and premium annual plants in hanging baskets ($14.95–$21.95). Moss hanging baskets and pillar geraniums offer stunning décor for outdoor patios and houseboat transients. Novices to the wilds of the backyard will appreciate Brainer’s pre-planted, patio-pot combination inserts, which allow for easy set-up and care. Various classes ($10+) offer continuing education on topics ranging from wildflower gardening to personal-container planting, in which participants help to plant each other in oversize terra-cotta pots.
The staff at Family Mattress and Bedding know that finding the perfect mattress often requires a lot of trial and error. That’s why they ask that clients set up an appointment prior to perusing the store so that an expert can guide them to the bed that suits them best. Their showroom houses twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and california king mattresses sealed in their original factory packaging so that they retain their value when sold at an auction 100 years later. Each also comes with the manufacturer’s original warranty, and the staff can schedule delivery service and layaway plans if necessary.
Each week in a different city, the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows celebrate the world of motorsports with stunt sessions and a collection of flashy MotoGP bikes, motorcycles, scooters, and ATVs. While celebrating the glamorous side of motorsports, the event’s roots remain tied to a do-it-yourself spirit, as evidenced by seminars helmed by motorsports experts on topics such as the science of suspension and the mechanics of making a really loud vroom noise with your lips. The shows also feature a selection of gear and accessories, a custom bike show, and competitions.
For over 30 years, 3 Day Blinds' technicians have sift through samples and unreel measuring tapes during in-home consultations, custom-fitting abodes with blinds, shutters, and shades. They handcraft and cut treatments such as faux wood blinds, vertical blinds, and flexcell honeycomb blinds that reduce light and are energy efficient. As they tailor-make each order, the staffers dress windows of all shapes and sizes, from an arch above a doorway to a misshapen wormhole in the attic. All of 3 Day Blinds’ products come with a limited lifetime warranty. After clients have made a selection, the team shows up just two days later to install the new window dressings or let customers do it themselves.
Sanders was established in 1875 when Fred Sanders opened his first store in Downtown Detroit. The premium ingredients used to make Sanders famous cakes, ice cream, toppings, chocolates, and caramel continues today. Sanders products can be found in multiple retailers across Michigan and the United States, online, or in any