The Trusted team are all about FUN and loving what we do, and as much as we are a business to make profit, philanthropy is a BIG part of who we are, and it has been clearly defined in the company mandate from day 1.
From small personal acts of assistance to more public and sizeable donations, S & E Trusted Online Directories is all about supporting the communities and the PEOPLE in Saskatchewan that we have directories - www.trustedregina.com and www.trustedsaskatoon.com .
As we expand across this fair nation of Canada expect the same!!
Here is Sara Wheelwright the Trusted Founder doing her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - in her own VERY British way :)
Similar to the You Tube Sensation - Poo Pourri girl .....who's mantra is Girls don't POOP..sara agrees... but they do take an ice shower occasionally !
- and by the way DO JOIN her and the millions of others around the Globe in donating to this great cause - here is the link to DONATE!!
We received a wonderful email from a happy Trusted Saskatoon Directory Partner today ....the Trusted team love our career's and we love that we are able to help such wonderful local businesses in so many ways, it really shows how our commitment to ADDING VALUE INCREASES TRUST & LOYALTY with our clients !!
Trusted Local Good news story
We wanted to showcase one of the many Trusted partners who have embraced all of the training and are now using their social media platforms with a strategy. Before they were Trusted Partners they had no Facebook presence for their business, no Google plus pages and no interest in online advertising.
The Trusted Saskatoon team got them up and running, gave them basic training, they attended a group training session and provided 1 on 1 coaching as they prepared to advertise on Facebook for the first time. Thier flyers were being dropped in certain towns in Alberta and North Dakota, so we suggested they target the same towns, and their ' ideal customer' using the targeting tools on Facebook. The result?
"Trusted team, I am completely stoked with the results I am getting, my flyers cost me $10,000.00 to print/ distribute, Facebook cost me $130.00 to reach the same areas we dropped flyers in ! I've reached more people using Facebook, people I know are interested as opposed to people who aren't and simply throw away our flyers... I had no idea what this was all about. I will be rethinking my advertising strategy, spending alot less on flyers and more on Facebook. THANK YOU THANK YOU"
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