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Trusted brags about J Marquis Salons our latest Trusted Salon on THE Saskatoon Directory of excellence!

posted by Trusted Canada    |   November 26, 2011 14:24

Posted by Trusted Saskatoon | November 26, 2011 09:29

www.trustedsaskatoon.com has been serving the Saskatoon public for nearly 6 months now, and in that time we have helped over 8000 people find Trusted local businesses in the city. The Trusted team of Founder Sara Wheewlright, Trusted Consultants Heather Boyko, Renee Larre, Michelle Staruila and our newest Team member Angela Achtemichuk are working hard to change the way businesses advertise...by offering the only marketing vehicle that demands high standards that are met and maintained for inclusion!

We get wonderful messages of support and thanks from the public, and we know that with time we will have an effect on standards as a whole...so we urge you , when searching or Googling for companies when you have a need, or are doing research on who to choose ..look for TRUSTED ___(category)_________Saskatoon( or Regina) , you will be glad you did!

Our latest Trusted business on the Saskatoon directrory is one of the best Salons in the province ....not the fanciest, or most expensive by any means ..but they promise not to poison you..which is always a good start!! J Marquis Salons J Marquis has a loyal following in the city, from women ( and some men) that value HEALTHY hair care……..but believe me…that does NOT mean sacrificing glamour, color or show stopping style!

Everyone loves to have a little “me” time in the salon – a fresh look, a new colour, a gorgeous cut! But your hair in the wrong hands can turn a lovely experience into frustration, embarrassment, and occasionally (heaven forbid!) more damage. The team of stylists, headed up by the beautiful and bubbly Jana at J Marquis, are dedicated to helping unlock the true potential of your hair using the unique VIDA system! Beauty does not have to mean dangerous chemicals and harmful toxins… Simply by following the recommendations of your VIDA stylist, you will create for yourself the hair you've always wanted, providing that feeling of happiness, confidence and love. Cleaning out a few extra poisons in your life is an AMAZING feeling….why not start with your beauty products? J Marquis is 100% committed to helping you achieve a healthier lifestyle when it comes to your daily beauty regime. How did J Marquis discover the VIDA system? They were in Hollywood TEACHING stylists how to use J-Clips! That’s right….showing the stylists to the stars how to create incredible volume without a pound or two of product! Jacquelyn Marquis (founder and former owner of J Marquis Hair Salons) is the genius behind the J-Clips. Over the years she has promoted her clips not only in Hollywood but also on QVC - one of the biggest shopping channels on television. She has been HUGELY successful in training thousands of clients and fellow hair stylists in using this fantastic product!

After J-Clips had been presented, the J Marquis stylists were able to learn what all the celebrity hairstylists got to learn. One gentleman spoke for 2 hours straight. That 2 hours changed the way J Marquis operated their business, and also changed their lives….and now, many of their CLIENTS lives! What this man spoke about happens on a daily basis…. For stylists, multiple times a day….and something that people are completely un-educated about. He talked about the toxicity of the hair industry and how it's killing us, especially hairstylists who work with these chemicals and a continual basis all day long. It is scary and J Marquis believes that you should be aware…and they are on a polite and caring mission to educate, inform and reform people within the industry as stylist, owners etc….and their clients! . So without hesitation they DEMANDED to know what VIDA was all about. They took themselves down to Florida and brought back the VIDA system to Canada. J Marquis is proudly the first salon ever in Canada to have it, and now they are so fortunate to be sharing it with you - the consumer, the stylists, the one with the falling out hair, the fried ends, the burnt up hair, the man, the child.....This is for anyone and everyone who has ever had a bad hair day or who has become ill from the beauty industry.

Beyond Vida , Jana and the J Marquis team also offer many other services ...including Nails by Rene...who the Trusted founder Sara , is confident does the best nails in the city.....it took her 2 years to find her, and everyone comments on her beautiful nails and unique designs! Jana is bringing a more holistic approach to the salon , and believes firmly in treating the whole body well...not just the hair.....we suggest if you have never been to J Marquis ( which is up on Circle Drive in the same Mall as Humptys and next door to the Best mattress store in the city WISEGUYS, another Trusted businesss) ...then make a point of going along and having a look for your self.. you won't regret it, and who knows, it may change the way you think about hair care for ever!

Follow Jana's blog for some great tips and advice on a healthier you! Check out their listing here

All of our Trusted businesses go through the same rigourous process to be eligible for promotion on our Trustedwebsites...(which you can read about here) this means there is NO risk to the consumer...just Safe and Trusted Saskatoon businesses at your fingertips..all contracted to the 5 Trusted Guarantees:

1.Provide the service and quality promised.

2.Complete the job on time.

3.Charge the price quoted with NO surprises.

4.Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs.

5.Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind.

Stay Trusted my friends...Safe and Trusted of course!

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Trusted websites evolve from just a directory of Trusted businesses ...to city specific directory PLUS a local resource tool!

posted by Trusted Canada    |   November 21, 2011 08:55

The Trusted city websites have evolved from 'just a directory' into a comprehensive resource tool when people are doing research BEFORE they buy. We know that 95% of Canadians 25million plus internet users, do research online before they purchase...generally the more money something is...or the less they know about the subject ( that could be something like painiting and design or perhaps they want to learn more about Investing their savings) the more time will be spent researching and educating....now on each of the 40 category pages of each directory there is a link next to the category title: click here for tips and resources...when you click you are taken to our blog directory....just select the subject you are interested in from the Trusted Tips..or simply pick the category from the TAG cloud and see everything we have from our experts on the subject you are interested in........Smart and Simple!!

 

 

We are so excited to be able to offer even MORE Value to our Trusted Partners AND the public in the cities we service....

Stay Trusted my friends...Safe and Trusted of course! 

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Trusted Regina directory brags about Metro Pet Markets our first Trusted Regina Vet and Pet listing posted by Trusted Regina

posted by Trusted Canada    |   November 20, 2011 20:40

www.trustedregina.com  is growing with wonderful, Trusted local businesses, and we are eager to brag about the latest addition to the Regina Directory....like all the Trusted businesses they deserve promotion and endorsement by us, because they demonstrate excellence in all that they do on a daily basis.

Metro Pet Market

When you walk into a Metro Pet Market it really is an experience unlike any pet store. The surroundings and design seem more like a home decor store , and the counter with a glass case holding delicious looking doggy and kitty treats looks just like a high end chocolate store counter! Pets need healthy food as much as their owners...thats the philosophy of Kurt Jensen & Ross McNabb the owners of the 2 Metro pet Market stores. "First and foremost, we are a health food store for pets," said Kurt Jensen, who opened the doors to the Metro Pet Market on Victoria in 2008, and recently added a new North end location on Rochdale Blvd, "Regina really needed something like this"  

Metro Pet Market caters to the discriminating pet owner, providing only the most nutritious foods available and the store's goal is to foster responsible pet guardianship. Most commercial pet foods contain filler ingredients, like ash, that are unhealthy and even dangerous to pets. Metros underlying philosophy is that they will never bring in anything that they wouldn't feed to their own dog, the famous and award winning Ruby ( Prairie Dog Best of winner), who has one employee of the month at Metro for quite a few months in a row now, and they vow to never stray from that. All of the foods they offer are guaranteed to be free of wheat, soy and corn, which are really common allergens and can lead to health problems. Metro chooses foods from companies that have high manufacturing standards. They are big proponenets of the ' raw food' diet for Dogs, and are extermely knowledgable on the subject, if it was something you wanted to consider for your furry friend.  

But there's more than just food at Metro Pet Market. There is a massive selection of unique, high-quality toys.Metro only has things that are really high quality, and they have a strong environmental focus, in fact many of their toys and stuff are made from recycled materials. The store has dog beds that are made from organic cotton and the stuffing is made from recycled pop bottles. They have alot of really cool stuff, and upstairs there are a few high end dog beds that would be the envy of any Pooch! There is a whole bevy of items for cats and dogs, including clothing, bedding, treats, combs and even Sexy Beast -- a perfume for your smelly, four-legged friends!

Metro came highly recommended to the www.trustedregina.com team, and we were eager to meet with them after hearing such good things....we can attest to the fact that they deserved the excellent reputation that they have, and it was truly solidified when we spoke to their clients during the survey portion of the Trusted verification proceess..which you can read about here. The testimonials that are in the listing ( which you can check out here) could have been 3 or 4 times as long and as many, everyone had so many amazing things to tell us, and they were all absolutely sure that Metro was THE BEST pet store in the city ..and perhaps the world as far as they were concerned. ( they do ship across Canada!) Kurt joked that he knew the names of 25 clients - but might struggle to remember their owners names...He really is quite charming..and in fact all of the team at Metro are friendly, knowledgable and passionate about what they do...when you and your pet go into the store ( Dogs aren't just allowed in,they actively encourage you to bring them along) expect to be there for a while looking around and catching up with all the latest news, it is such a great environment.

Check out their website, and you will find so many resources and fun stuff ....we like Rubys commercials, the Pet Gallery of their cute and photogenic clients and their Knowledge section, which really has some great articles, links and information for all responsible pet owners to read. Click here for their Mission. Welcome Kurt, Ross, Ruby and the Metro Pet Market team..we are proud to have you on www.trustedregina.com, and look forward to working with you and endorsing you for many many years to come. You truly deserve ' The thumbs up from TrustedRegina.com'.     

So , as we add more and more fantastic businesses to the Regina directory, this brings us closer to a media launch date...soon you will notice our logo starting to pop up around town on electronic billboards and on stickers in windows and on vehicles...you can help us get there faster by NOMINATING a business...if you do you will be eligible to be entered into a draw, where one lucky person will receive $1000 CASH!! Just make sure to telk us who you are nominating asnd why ...and don't forget tp put your name and contact details on the form....just in case it is you that wins!! Without nominations and recommendations we cannot grow...as we ONLY go to see businesses that we hear great things about.

Stay Trusted my friends..Safe and Trusted of course

 

Ruby takes her job very seriously!

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Trusted welcomes Glacier Glass to the Trusted Regina Directory, as our first Trusted Window and Door listing and we share more wonderful news.

posted by Trusted Canada    |   November 16, 2011 20:20

The Trusted team is proud to have another team member join it's ranks. The talented and marvellous Angela Achtemichuk is the 5th wonderful woman to join the Trusted revolution since we launched to the public at the beginning of June 2011, Angela loves the Trusted philosophy, and is eager to spread the word as she plans and coordinates the 6month www.trustedsaskatoon.com Trusted partners networking event on Nov 28th.. It's going to be a New York themed event, and if you know Angela then you should understand that if she has anything to do with something then it is guaranteed to be FUN! We can't wait to see all of our Saskatoon Trusted Partners gathered in one place sharing tips, successes and making new friends and business connections..a room full of like minded, positive people! We will post pics when we have them!

www.trustedregina.com is really moving forward at an impressive rate...this week alone we have had a number of amazing businesses in 6 different categories apply to be ' Given the thumbs up' by Trusted Regina ...we are confident that they will all pass our strict tests and verification process with flying colors, as each of them came HIGHLY recommended to us...and then we can brag about them to you..but first lets tell you about our first TRUSTED WINDOW AND DOOR LISTING  on the REGINA DIRECTORY  

Glacier Glass

This year Glacier celebrated its 32nd anniversary. It's a big milestone when you consider the company began as a literal Mom-and Pop shop in 1979. Peter and Linda Halbgewachs started the operation out of their home and then moved to a small store location. Gradually, the company took over new space to accommodate their growth and success, adding trucks and crews along the way. Today, Glacier Glass is Regina's biggest independent glass retailer...and who better than the VP and General Manager Jamie, to tell you about the company and explain what they do on a daily basis to ensure they stand apart from their competition...and why they CAN be Trusted!

"It's very much a family business,” smiles Jamie Halbgewachs, Vice President and General Manager, as well as Peter and Linda's son. “My dad has two brothers that still work here and both of my brother-in-law are here, too. Of course, there are other employees who have been here for a long time, who are like family. We have grown from two people to about 55 people over the years.” Jamie has been at Glacier for 22 years. When asked about what is like to work with family, he admits it can be tough at times, but it's worth it. “I think we have done a good job managing the family aspect,” Jamie says. “My dad and I have always worked well together-we are good partners. We respect each other and have essentially grown the business together.” Glacier Glass backs up their quality service and expertise with a professional image. It might sound trivial, but it makes perfect sense, especially in the service sector. “We looked around and some of our competitors have junky trucks and their installers come to home dressed in ripped jeans and a lumberjack shirt,” Jamie laughs. “That's not the image we try to project. We make sure our vehicles are nice and white with a clean logo. Our installers have uniforms with nametags, so when they pull up to a house, the customer feels they are getting friendly, professional service. Of course, with our image comes high-quality workmanship. It's just that we try to think of what we want in a service professional coming up our driveway!” “The company's priority is to provide quality products and service,” Jamie maintains. “It's all on our logo, which says 'Glacier glass: our quality and service are clear.' That's what we pride ourselves in. No matter what we do, we want to leave that customer feeling like they got a quality job. I think we're pretty good at that.” Over the past five or six years, Jamie has noticed a shift in his customers. It seems that they are more in tune with what they need than ever before. “Our customers are more educated,” he says. “They know what they want. It used to be that we did a lot more service work, repairing existing windows and doors. But it's changing because people are more knowledgeable about energy efficiency, so we're not necessarily repairing those old windows anymore. Now, we're replacing them with an upgraded vinyl window with weather stripping and triple low-e argon gas.” Business has been good since the environment trend kicked off. It's been even better since the Saskatchewan government began providing incentive and rebate programs for energy-efficient home improvements. “These programs are pushing business along for us,” beams Jamie. “We have a lot of people looking for windows with Energy Star ratings. People are telling us what they need and they just want us there to provide it. We don't have to do nearly as much convincing these days.” In case you don't know what the big deal is about windows, they are one of the most susceptible areas in a home for air leakage and, thus, energy loss. By updating old windows with modern ones, homeowners enjoy the benefits of energy savings, minimized drafts and higher indoor air quality. According to the Glacier Glass website, “modern windows and doors generally have a lower air-infiltration rate than the older products. Also, when new framing is installed, with insulation and full caulking around the perimeter, the house is tighter than in the past has a lower rate of air-change...” * 

You feel the family atmosphere when you walk in the door at Glacier, there is a great vibe and you can tell that everyone wants to be there...We knew pretty quickly that they were the kind of business we look to partner with ...and it may surprise you to know that on top of the Windows and Doors that you see in the showroom, and that they are renowned for, they also have have a PVC Fencing and Decking division ( where they have sales and an istallation team) and a large AUTO Glass shop ( which is attached to the main building) which is SGI accredited!  They run these other divisions on the same principals,ethics and with the same care and attention to detail and customer satifaction that got them nominated to us in the first place for the window and doors category in Regina! Glacier really does deserve the ' Thumbs up' ...here is their listing where you can read for yourself the fantastic testimonials from their clients that we took during the clients survey portion of the Trusted process.....

        

 

Some other exciting things we have been up to? Well...firstly we have a Facebook incentive that we are pretty excited about...when we get to 1000 Fans 1 lucky fan will win $250 CASH PLUS $250 for the Saskatoon charity / non profit of their choice...click here for details on how to be eligible to win..if you become a FAN of Trusted their are many, many contests, prizes and Trusted updates and inspiration that we can share and entertain you with...we work for you and we want to add value to YOUR life.... thats why we are here!

Stay Trusted my friends..Safe and Trusted of course 

* CANADIAN JOURNAL ARTICLE: http://www.cbj.ca/business_in_action/construction/glacier_glass_c.html

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TrustedSaskatoon.com brags about our final Trusted Insurance listing on the Saskatoon Directory. Welcome to Conexus Insurance!

posted by Trusted Canada    |   November 11, 2011 15:23

www.trustedsaskatoon.com is filling up fast and we only have 34 spaces available as we search the city for businesses that can pass our strict checks, and who will be deserving of ' The Thumbs up' that we give to our clients, as it truly does mean something! Remember, we are THE only company that ensures their clients have to prove themselves to be of a high standard before we work with them.We list the best...other directories list the rest. 

You will see more Trusted listings going live next week...as some are still going through the Trusted verification process..If you know of any businesses that you believe deserve the promotion and endorsement of Trusted, PLEASE contact us and let us know...here is the link to the nominate section of www.trustedsaskatoon.com. Without nominations and recommendations from you the public we would struggle to have found some of these amazing businesses...so THANK you and keep the nominations coming..only by recognizing great businesses and promoting them to the city will standards across the board begin to rise...that is our aim in the long term...we work for you the public and we hope we provide a service that adds value to your busy lives.   

The latest Trusted partner is a wonderful addition to our Saskatoon directory lets tell you why they deserve ' The Thumbs Up'

Conexus Insurance

The third and final Trusted Insurance listing on the Saskatoon directory is Conexus Insurance. It may come as a surprise to you that Conexus does Insurance as it is not that ‘common knowledge’ yet. Most people automatically think of Conexus as the Credit Union, but Conexus actually have many offices across the province: Humboldt, Humboldt Westwood Center, Lake Lenore, Lumsden, Muenster, Regina and of course Saskatoon. They offer Home, Auto, Farm & Commercial Insurance and have a very user friendly website where they have the option of doing SGI ( vehicle and driver renewals) services online…no need to drive to the insurance office , in fact, you don’t even have to get of your PJ’s anymore when you want to renew your plates!

You will have more than likely seen the impressive glass and brick atrium that is the Conexus ( and Century 21) building on Circle Drive, next to Home Depot and Tim Hortons. Go inside the main doors and head to the right and you will find the Conexus Insuance office. Landry heads up the office in Saskatoon, and he is not the kind of Manager that sits in his ‘ivory tower’ …Sara the owner/founder of Trusted went in one afternoon over a lunch hour to drop off some trustedsaskatoon.com door/window stickers and to personally welcome Conexus to the Trusted Family, and at that time there was no one on the reception desk, the only person she saw was a lady in a cubicle who was obviously busy helping a customer on the phone, within 30seconds Landry appeared around the corner smiling and came to see if he could help me…how refreshing!

There is a warm vibe in the office, and you can tell that everyone enjoys doing what they do, and they do it well….they really appreciate the Trust their clients extend them and they certainly don’t take it for granted…they work hard to provide the best possible service and Insurance cover options they can, and this was reinforced when we spoke to their clients during the survey portion of the Trusted qualification process. All of the clients surveyed were thrilled with Conexus and really had some wonderful things to say about the people they dealt with ..check out their listing here to read for yourself!

Welcome Conexus Insurance our Third and final TRUSTED INSURANCE listing on our Saskatoon directory of Safe and Trusted businesses…you deserve the ‘ Thumbs up’ !

 

All of our Trusted businesses go throught he same rigourous process to be eligible for promotion on our Trustedwebsites...(which you can read about here) this means there is NO risk to the consumer...just Safe and Trusted Saskatoon businesses at your fingertips..all contracted to the 5 Trusted Guarantees:

1.Provide the service and quality promised.

2.Complete the job on time.

3.Charge the price quoted with NO surprises.

4.Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs.

5.Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind.

We also had 3 Trusted Regina listings go live on www.trustedregina.com this week. Dangstorp Dental Group became our Trusted Dentists on the Regina Directory. Click here to read their listings and read the testimonials from their clients! Welcome Dangstorp Dental to the Trusted Family!

Trusted is now a member of the CFIB as are many of our Trusted partners.  For over 40 years, they have represented the interests of the small business community to all three levels of government in their fight for tax fairness, reasonable labour laws and reduction of regulatory paper burden...this in turn helps support the local entrepreneurs that generally make up the majority of the Trusted businesses in communities...by supporting small business we are ensuring that customer service remains THE focus..which we all know is often times lacking in the 'big box' stores. 

Thats all for now..stay Trusted my friends..Safe and Trusted of course! 

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