May has been an amazing month of recognition for the Trusted Team and we are thrilled to share that S & E Trusted Online Directories Inc founder Sara Wheelwright was the recipient of the 2014 YWCA Saskatoon Women of Distinction Award in the Entrepreneur category on May 29th.
The 33rd Annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards® celebrate the best in women’s achievements, across industry, culture and public service, honouring ordinary women for their extraordinary contributions to the Saskatoon community.
The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards are recognized nationally among the most prestigious awards for women. Now in their 33rd year, the awards have celebrated the best in women’s achievements, with over 800 individuals nominated to the ranks of the Women of Distinction in Saskatoon.
The 37 outstanding and inspirational finalists in the 10 categories were all nominated, they then had to submit letters of support and provide back ground information about their achievements and why they were leader in their categories. All applications were then submitted to a judging panel and the winners were announced at the wonderful ceremony in the Grand Salon at TCU Place Saskatoon, in front of a full house!
The event is important for many reasons, not least because it raised over $180,000 for the Saskatoon YWCA!
The 2014 Women of Distinction award recipients are:
- Arts, Culture and Heritage Award - Lisa Bird- Wilson
- Athletics Award - Michelle Nelson
- Community Building Award - Sheri Benson
- Education Award - Jacquie Ackerman
- Entrepreneurship Award - Sara Wheelwright
- Health and Wellness Award - Heather Pocock
- Leadership, Management and Professions Award - Beth Bilson
- Science, Technology and Research Award -Sandy Marie Bonnie
- Youth Award - Saleema Mohammad
- Lifetime Achievement Award - the amazing Phyllis Hallatt ( CEO of Child Find Saskatchewan)
Here is Sara accepting the Award from Laura Small CEO of the Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan, and the Entrepreneur Award Sponsors!
The Trusted Directories team were thrilled to be presented with the 2014 SABEX Marketing Award at the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce glamorous Gatsby themed event at Prairie Land in Saskatoon on May 15th 2014.
"To deliver with integrity, a high-quality, enjoyable and celebratory series of business events, wherein true business excellence is recognized, promoted and celebrated, and networking potential encouraged and enhanced."
The award for SABEX Marketing is awarded to the Saskatoon based business demonstrating exceptional performance in marketing. The judges evaluated the success of a marketing program giving consideration to the nature of the product and the relative size of the business. The business must be a for profit business and must have their head office in the Saskatoon Region.
The award was presented to Sara Wheelwright the Trusted founder, and the creator of the Trusted marketing strategy. The finalists in both of the categories Trusted were finalist in ( New Product/Service and Marketing ) were all primarily women owned and operated, and the other marketing finalists Metric Design Centre ( Trusted Saskatoon partner ) and SleepWell Baby are amazing and have a strong and effective marketing strategies both off and online- Trusted is proud to be a member of such a progressive Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce that recognizes times have changed KUDOS to you and to all the finalists and winners from last night!!
The Trusted Team
The Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce announced the Finalist for the 2014 SABEX Awards on April 15th, and Trusted was thrilled and excited to be named as finalist in the 2 categories we submitted applications for.
This is the 2nd year in a row that Trusted has been finalist for SABEX and the winners will be announced May 15th at a swanky Great Gatsby themed gala dinner at Prairie land Park. It has been a wonderful 2014 so far for the company, and also for the Trusted Directories founder Sara Wheelwright, who was nominee for the Saskatoon Young Athena Awards in March and was also recently announced as a finalist for Saskatoons YWCA Women of Distinction Awards in the entrepreneur category, the winner will be announced at the annual gala diner on May 28th at TCU place.
Trusted is a Finalist for the 2014 SABEX:
Marketing award Awarded to the Saskatoon based business demonstrating exceptional performance in marketing. The judges will evaluate the success of a marketing program giving consideration to the nature of the product and the relative size of the business.
New Product & service Award which is Awarded to the Saskatoon and district business demonstrating exceptional performance in launching a newly created Saskatchewan product or service in the last three (3) years, which is original and currently available to consumers.
We are very excited to be recognized and look forward to having fun on the night..and who knows..maybe this year we might come home with some silver wear!!
Along with Trusted 6 Trusted Saskatoon partners are also finalists in 4 of the categories , and we wish them all the best of luck ..we KNOW they are all awesome and very deserving!
and Milton Taylor owner of Imagery Photography will also be honored personally for his outstanding contributions to Saskatoon.
For a complete list of all the 2014 finalists click here
The power of Trusted Case study Tammy Wandzura Trusted Saskatoon and Regina Mortgage Broker – This video was part of her Trusted partner special of 4 video's for free – We promoted the video via 2 city specific blogs..this cost Tammy nothing but time ...this shows the power of Trusted and what we do ..beyond just listing you on a directory, which is all that anyone else in the directory industry does for you!
KNOWLEDGE + PARTNERSHIPS + ACTION = RESULTS
In less than 48 hours Trusted Regina on Facebook
84 people have read the Saskatoon blog for 3min25 secs already..the video is 3min 25sec long – so that’s quality viewing then..including 52 people from from Saskatoon !!
102 people have read the Regina blog so far..74 of them from Regina and Moose Jaw …surely they are local immigrants wanting this important info... because lets be honest here , why else would you watch it?
The video went viral on You Tube after being picked up from sites we shared it to ..with nearly 10,000 views in less than 36 hours !
Trusted is the best marketing vehicle for local business with integrity....again this all in less than 2 days .
This video and the blogs are only going to be MORE effective in the future for Tammy ..never less than they are now!
Can the same be said for a newspaper ad, a flyer or a magazine article? Or ...perhaps passive old Yellow Pages, where Mortgage Brokers have traditionally spent the bulk of their advertising budget.
Find out more about Trusted here ..and listen to what the TRUSTED Businesses across Saskatchewan have to say about the benefits of being Trusted
The Trusted team are excited to share that Trusted founder Sara Wheelwright is one of 4 nominee's for the 2014 Athena Young Professional Leadership Award! This award recognizes young women in the community who are leaders and who “strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishments, excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and serve as a role model for young women.”
The Athena Award will also be presented from 3 extremely impressive nominees
All of the the nominees and winners will be recognized at the annual gala event celebrating International Women's Day in Saskatoon, March 4, by the Business and Professional Women of Saskatoon (BPW) at TCU place. The key speaker at the event r is Michaelle Jean who serves as Canadian Governor General 2005-2010.
We wish her and the other 3 amazing nominees, including a Trusted Partner Tamara Bowman of Metric Design Centre a Trusted Saskatoon Interior Designer, good luck!!
For more information on the Athena Awards visit: www.athenainternational.org