The folks at 2 Bar Angus believe that raising Angus cattle is more than just selling bulls, cows, embryos and semen. It’s about providing a breeding service that that uses proven genetics that are predictable and the best in the breed to give the advantage to their customers. As a family-owned business, the pride in their work runs deep as they continue to use new tools and technologies in order to offer the best genetics needed to increase the bottom line for ranchers, feeders and packers alike.
911 Sculpture was created by artist and former firefighter, Paul Olesniewicz. After proudly serving the City of Tucson Fire Department, as well as the U.S. Force Service and U.S. Air Force, for over 32 years, Olesniewicz set out to combine his passions. Ranging from 6 inches to 20 feet tall, the bronze firefighter sculptures and memorial statues honor the dedication and pride exhibited by firefighters throughout the history of the fire service. These sculptural works can be seen on display in museums, memorial sites, fire departments and homes of firefighters and civilians around the world.
Trips to the bathroom aren’t typically a topic of everyday conversation – but the innovators behind the Squatty Potty are breaking the silence. This game-changing concept in colon health is a toilet footstool that helps assume the squatting position to ease suffering from pelvic floor disorders by improving toilet posture. Conceptualized in 2010 and launched in late 2011, this worldwide leader in the “squatting movement” has been giving men and women a boost in properly aligning their colons for more effective and natural elimination. As of now, fans of the Squatty Potty revolution span across six out of seven continents.
For the last 13 years, 21st Amendment Brewery has been keeping culture and tradition alive in the heart of San Francisco. While the popular brewpub has become known for its eight rotating taps of award-winning, hand-crafted house beers – and countless other titles handed over by the press – the premise in which it was founded dates back over 100 years. At the turn of the 20th century, breweries spanned the city, but the 18th amendment and start of Prohibition shut down these neighborhood staples. Since the end of Prohibition, the number of brew houses in S.F. is shockingly smaller than it once was, but the men behind this local hotspot aren’t as quick to forget the tradition that comes along with a true brewery or what makes it possible – the 21st Amendment.
In 1996, entrepreneurs and friends Chris Anderson and Marc Trueb sought out to make an impact. Using Anderson’s up-and-coming owl pellet supply company, they dove into the world of education by creating Owl Brand Discovery Kits – quality, fun and affordable science project kits used by home and public schools across the country. By joining forces with educators, students, suppliers and everyone in between, more than four million barn owl pellets have been used to help further the education of children.
In this day and age, most people are trying to create the new and improved version of just about everything. Not Faire Tyme Toys, though. They are a toy company dedicated to providing period toys for museums, education and special interest groups. No strangers to the world of historic reenactments, they constantly witnessed a lack of ways to get children interested in history at reenactments, museums and in classrooms. The team at Faire Tyme Toys believes that children want hands-on, active involvement. So for the last 15 years, they been giving the public a glimpse into the past with historic toys and games from the 1700s and 1800s.
The playground is entering a new era thanks to the innovative designers and builders at Cre8Play. That’s what happens when you take a guy who grew up working with traditional playgrounds, but also aspired to be an artist. By manufacturing play spaces that continue to break the mold, the masterminds at Cre8Play have been helping kids push their creative limits while having fun and being active since 2005. From enchanted forests to tropical islands, kids are climbing, sliding and jumping their way into worlds they thought they could only dream of.
Having a physical handicap doesn't mean anyone should have to miss out on the activities that they love. And that’s exactly what Be Adaptive does for disabled outdoorsmen. By designing and manufacturing adaptive sports equipment, they help make hunting, shooting, fishing, archery and enjoying ATVs a possibility for everyone. And staying true to their mission, no challenge is too great for these innovators – if they don’t have it, they’ll create it.
Since its inception in 1990, Galaxy Multi Rides has been the world’s leading mechanical bull manufacturer that boasts a client list spanning across 45 different countries. What started out as a hydraulic-powered bull ride and surf machine has exploded into 54 different variations of all-electric ride systems that ensure a good time everyone daring enough to jump on. While others have tried to imitate, they haven’t been able to duplicate.
Since 1997, bird owners around the world have been breathing sighs of relief when they learn that living with birds doesn’t have to be messy. This is all thanks two little words: bird diaper. That’s what you get when former naval officers and bird lovers set out to find a solution to their pets’ poop problems. With the invention of the FlightSuit™, feathered friends can be kept out of cages and fly freely without having to worry about accidents. The geniuses at Avian Fashions didn’t stop at the diapers though; they keep their international successes coming with leashes, harnesses, toys, costumes and fashions of all kinds. All birds should fly in style!
For over 20 years, Lilliput Play Homes has been upping the ante in backyard fun. These manufacturers of high-end, intricate indoor and outdoor play houses make old school swingsets look like child’s play. From manors and mansions, cottages and clubhouses – big spenders can even score a complete town – these pieces of art come equipped with fancy furniture and various accessories to keep even the most imaginative kiddos entertained. And don’t forget the ones that come rigged with electricity for an air conditioner – playing in luxury shouldn't break a sweat!