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Trusted Saskatoon shares seasonal goodwill with local charity as they strive to reach 1000 Trusted Saskatoon Facebook fans!

Get into the Christmas spirit with www.trustedSaskatoon.com.

We would love to reach the magic number 1000 fans....so we have an incentive...like the Trustedsaskatoon.com Facebook Group here then share the Facebook post on our wall about this incentive, which invites people to Fan Trustedsadskatoon.com. Once we reach 1000 fans...a lucky fan will be selected at random to receive $500- $250CASH for themselves and $250 which will be donated to a local Saskatoon charity of their choice! It always pays to be a fan of Trusted..... So FAN, LIKE and then SHARE the post on your wall to be eligible to win...the quicker we get to 1000...the quicker someone wins and a local charity benefits too!!! 

 

 

Trusted founder Sara Wheelwright is one of the 100 Women in 100 days for Habitat for Humanity Regina inititiative 2012

www.trustedregina.com  's first OF MANY non profit and community projects that Trusted founder Sara Wheelwright is supporting across the province , she is one of the 100 women involved in this amazing initiative! Trusted believes in giving back to the community as an ongoing commitment.

Regina Habitat for Humanity 100 Women in 100 Days - Nov. 1 - Feb. 8, 2012

What is 100k in 100 Days? 100k in 100 Days is an initiative being undertaken by a group of exceptional women in Regina. The goal of the group is for 100 women to raise $100,000 in 100 days. $100,000 will cover the costs of materials to build a home for a hard-working family who will put in a minimum of 500 sweat-equity-hours towards the building of their home and then pay an interest-free-mortgage. The interest-free-mortgage will allow them to escape high rent payments and begin saving for their future. Participants in this exciting initiative are encouraged to not only contribute financially to this build but also by volunteering on site as well. Build volunteers need not have experience. Our journeyman carpenters will oversee the project from beginning to end ensuring the family has a solid, well-built home to live in. Teams of five or six volunteers will enjoy time on the job site learning and contributing to the house that will become a dream come true for a family looking for their very own home. If you'd like to be one in a hundred contributors/volunteers please call Trish Bezborotko, Director of Fund Development and Communications, Habitat for Humanity Regina at 522-9700 or email tbez@habitatregina: Cheques can be made payable to Habitat for Humanity Regina, please put in subject line 100 K in 100 Days and mail to 1740 Broder St., Regina, SK S4N 2H7. We can also process your donation on VISA or Mastercard. Please call us at 522-9700 to donate using a credit card.

Women Involved so far

1. Trish Bezborotko 2. Dr. Vianne Timmons 3. Yvonne Slobodian 4. Candace Fischer 5. Kayla Mackay 6. Denise Black 7. Beth Miller 8. Sarah McIntosh 9. Marie Diewold 10. Myrna Linner 11. Laura Redhead 12. Anne Parker 13. Kerry Lumbard 14. Susan Hertz 15. Shana Graham 16. Suzanne Doyle 17. Erinn Knight 18. Sandra Schulte 19. Lori Wiens 20. Dr. Mina Patel 21. Erica Morris 22. Natasha Wolfond 23. Edna Keep 24. Jean Mackay 25. Christine Egarhos 26. Paula Koch 27. Nicole Richard 28. Heidi Lindsay 29. Linda Paul 30. Brenda Leach 31. Michelle Welter 32. Kendra Townsend 33. Heather McGinnis 34. Debra Duncan 35. Pat Quaroni 36. Stephanie Brassard 37. Nicole Fahlman 38. Tracy Slobodian 39. Pam Klein 40. Gayle Dodds 41. Rita Milenkovic 42. Wendy Coutts 43. Pamela Lothian 44. Rhonda Zwack 45. Sara Wheelwright 46. Jocelyn Souliere 47. Mavis Botkin-Bodnarchuk 48. Lorna Thul 49. Patsy Bast 50. Lynn Ball 51. Donna Kabaluk 52. Jackie Hall 53. Cherie Robbins 54. Treva Veilleux 55. Lisa Peters 56. Michelle Strawford 57. Dr. Loreen Larson 58. Tammy Slugoski 59. Traci Tian 60. Judy Vanderleest 61. Scarlett Wheaton 62. Amanda Boquist 63. Kathy Ferguson 64. Lois Vanderhooft 65. Carrie Balkwill 66. Mary Weimer 67. Janice Beattie 68. Renae Hunter 69. Kendra Cruson 70. Jeannette Vogel 71. Jade Gritzfeld 72. Pam Heid 73. Karen Allan 74. Michele Nieswandt 75. Cheryl Solberg 76. Vicki Goldade 77. Carrie Ledingham 78. Dr. Dena McMartin

 

 

Trusted breaks new ground in the online Directory world!

www.trustedsaskatoon.com  and www.trustedregina.com  are busy bragging about more wonderful Trusted business on the Saskatoon and Regina directories of excellence daily it seems! We are busy catching up, as so many businesses are coming on board each week across the province..sometimes we are stretched pretty thin...you will also notice how many TRUSTED TIPS our existing clients are providing us too...so the typing never stops. ..except maybe to film our own TRUSTED TIPS for Global Saskatoons new 6-9am morning show ( our first consumer tip by Sara the Trusted founder aired today..we will have it up on Youtube asap for you to look at! )...exciting and BUSY times on the run up to Christmas!

We are not complaining though..we are breaking new ground in the directory industry with every step forward...not only are we unique because we provide businesses that have a track record of excellence..and are contracted to uphold the 5 Trusted Guarantees of excellence for those people with a NEED right now..but we are evolving into a local source of TRUSTED Experts..who provide tips for the consumers who we know are researching online BEFORE they decide who to buy from or what to buy! To see this feature for yourself got to www.trustedsaskaton.com  click on the category you are interested in .......and you will see a link to the right of the category that says CLICK HERE FOR TIPS AND RESOURCES this takes you to our blog archive where you can pick from our list of Trusted Tips..or you can simply select a category you are interested in from the TAG CLOUD on the left to see all TIPs and blogs on that subject..EASY ..see we truly are the SMART & SIMPLE choice!

Trusted breaks new ground in the online Directory world!

www.trustedsaskatoon.com and www.trustedregina.com are busy bragging about more wonderful Trusted business on the Saskatoon and Regina directories of excellence daily it seems!

We are busy catching up, as so many businesses are coming on board each week across the province..sometimes we are stretched pretty thin...you will also notice how many TRUSTED TIPS our existing clients are providing us too...so the typing never stops. ..except maybe to film our own TRUSTED TIPS for Global Saskatoons new 6-9am morning show ( our first consumer tip by Sara the Trusted founder aired today..we will have it up on Youtube asap for you to look at! )...exciting and BUSY times on the run up to Christmas!

We are not complaining though..we are breaking new ground in the directory industry with every step forward...not only are we unique because we provide businesses that have a track record of excellence..and are contracted to uphold the 5 Trusted Guarantees of excellence for those people with a NEED right now..but we are evolving into a local source of TRUSTED Experts..who provide tips for the consumers who we know are researching online BEFORE they decide who to buy from or what to buy!

To see this feature for yourself got to www.trustedsaskaton.com click on the category you are interested in .......and you will see a link to the right of the category that says CLICK HERE FOR TIPS AND RESOURCES this takes you to our blog archive where you can pick from our list of Trusted Tips..or you can simply select a category you are interested in from the TAG CLOUD on the left to see all TIPs and blogs on that subject..EASY ..see we truly are the SMART & SIMPLE choice!

Trusted causes waves and reaction from mysask411!

TRUSTED CAUSES WAVES AT SASKTEL...

MYSASK411 TRIES TO IMITATE OUR IDEAS IN THEIR MARKETING!

There are many places businesses can choose to advertise ....however Trusted is the ONLY place that businesses have to go through the strict checking, qualification and RE checking procedure to be able to advertise with us at all.

Most advertising requires absolutely NO proof that you are a good company...or even that you are qualified to do what you do...companies can say mostly what ever they want to in their ads about themselves in Yellow Pages or on their web sites, lets be honest here,  all the advertising companies want is MONEY, MONEY and MORE MONEY. So unethical companies and con men with deep pockets are not a problem for most of them when it comes to accepting their advertising $'s!

So, Trusted has come along and has set out to CHANGE the way people do business ..and offer something new to the people as an option, we truly appreciate the value of good reputations and in particular, we knew that DIRECTORY advertising NEEDED something better than what was on offer...especially on line! 

Lets start with the fact that most of us stopped using the Yellow Pages ' Physical directory'  to find anything but Pizzas and Chinese restaurants years ago...GOOGLE can provide contact numbers for the businesses we are looking for WAY easier and much quicker than trying to find the bulky book, trying to guess which heading the business might be in ( how many headings can you have for the same thing...REALLY??) and struggling through pages and pages of busy and ugly ads of businesses vying for your $'s and attention by screaming with Color, Pictures, Logos, big boring ads and unsubstantiated claims......even if you don't have anyone in mind and are really being random ( which is rare) GOOGLING  is STILL WAY quicker ...but then it's the research that takes time & effort ....because you don't know if they are GOOD companies just because they pop up on page 1 & if you don't check them out you could be taking a BIG risk.... Especially if you are planning on spending a lot of money on a product or service!

The SaskTel Phone Book people are not dumb... They KNOW and accept ( not in public, but behind closed doors for sure) that the BOOK IS DEAD and will be gone within a few years...it is environmentally BAD for starters, no one under 50 uses it and it is HORRIBLE to use ..People now-a-days are used to answers at their fingertips...INSTANTLY...Just look at the advertising that SaskTel Phone book does...they mention the book only as an afterthought...The focus is definitely on mysask411.com their website (which annoyingly has changed names and looks a few times in the past 5 years alone) ....this is the provincial directory site for Saskatchewan, and every business is listed.....EVERY business GOOD or BAD...Sasktel don't differentiate or care....FACT!

It has come to Trusted's attention that since we launched www.trustedsaskatoon.com  'THE smart person’s' online directory of TRUSTED LOCAL buisnesses for people in Saskatoon in May, Mysask411 has been monitoring Trusted and taking notes....In July they came out with a social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter pretty much identical in strategy and ideas to the trustedsaskatoon.com Facebook/ Twitter strategy. Check out our Facebook page here to see what we do ...with prizes and giveaways for the fans of the site...when we present the winners with their prizes we take a picture with a' Thumbs up' & and post it on the page.....what this does is increase our brand awareness and explains the Trusted philosophy to Saskatoon and PROVE that we are not a scam FB page that just wants fans and doesn't really have prizes....also it is there so our fans know what Trusted and the ' Thumbs up' means and what a great service it is for all!

WE ask for nominations on the site because we ONLY go and speak to businesses that have been recommended and/ or NOMINATED …mysask411 however,  ask for recommendations for businesses on their site JUST to try and drive people to the site so they can brag about bigger online usage numbers to their customers and potential new customers.....they need to do this to justify the massive increase in costs online to their customers that will be coming sooner rather than later.....where else are they going to be able to get the $millions revenue that they are going to lose when the physical book finally DIES ?

They incentivise people with prizes…they even use a GREEN GENERIC 'THUMBS UP' symbol on the site next to the recommendation box for a business.......WONDER WHERE THEY GOT THAT IDEA ????? And as for this recommendation box...if you are a business owner nothing is stopping you from recommending yourself anonymously...or perhaps you are smarter and can get your family or friends to recommend you ....SaskTel don't CHECK to see if they are TRUE recommendations....it's just another sales tool they are using to try and convince people to spend MORE money with them on their ONLINE directory.

Trusted is not by any means saying that there is not a place for mysask411...there is ..we only plan to cover Saskatoon and Regina in Saskatchewan, and we only cover 40 categories ..with a maximum of just 3 Trusted businesses in each catgeory plus a maximum 1 banner ad for any category on the site, we don't list residential phone numbers and we don't have a MULTI MULTI MILLION $ marketing budget like Sasktel, we are local women working hard to promote businesses that deserve the promotion to the people who want to have easy access to Trusted businesses ..because our clients big or small, pay the same...no-one gets a BIGGER ad on Trusted, so we are not pressured or held to ransom by big clients who 'own us' ! When we give a business the ' Thumbs up' it MEANS something!

Our representatives are called TRUSTED CONSULTANTS because they work for a company with a name that includes as part of it the word TRUSTED ...yes you can say it can be seen as a verb ...but really it is a adjective.. ..... mysask411 on their website now call their sales reps     "TRUSTED Media advisors" ....really? How are they Trusted? They can definitely be trusted to sell you the biggest ad possible in the most related headings possible in their book and on their online directory for your budget ....and most of them can also be trusted to see you just once a year , and take no interest in your business at all until renewal time comes around, when they will walk in with a mock up of an ad  double the size of what you had the year before.........and as for 'media advisors'.....they are not going to advise you to do ANYTHING else but spend your money with them.....they want ALL your advertising budget.       

However , it must be said to Sasktel and mysask411 that Trusted is flattered that a little company like ours is being copied by such a big marketing machine like you!

Trusted just wants to point out that mysask411 should stick to who they really are .....TRUSTED PROMOTES THE BEST other directories just list the rest!   

 Oh..and we have a WAAAY better ' Thumbs up ' than mysask411! Tongue out

 

Stay Trusted my friends..Safe and Trusted of course

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S & E Trusted Online Directories Inc
TrustedCanada.com
129 21st St E #400
Saskatoon, SK   S7K 0B2
Ph: 306.244.4150

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