The Trusted directories were set up based upon the principals of good business, and the foundation of good business is integrity. Simply put, if you don't care about your customers needs as a business then you will never be Trusted. When Sara the Trusted founder came up with the ' Trusted directories concept ' she wanted to have clear, simple guildlines or ' guarantees' laid out for all to see , and she knew it was important for the Trusted partners to sign contracts to uphold those guarantees (and for the partners to be held to them by Trusted).
It only works if the partners take their responsibilities seriously, and it is important that they tell people they are Trusted and what it means!
Recently Emerald Park Homes a Trusted Regina home builder contacted Sara to see if she would be willing to be featured in an article in the Regina and Region Home builders association's popular and well distributed You're Home Magazine. We were thrilled to be invites and we think the article turned out just great .....and it is clear that Lorena and Gary Sawchyn the wonderful owners of Emerald Park Homes understand the old proverb
Enjoy the article here:
TrustedRegina com and EPH in Your Home Magazine Fall 2013 (3).pdf (246.99 kb)
Much to our disappointment, as of July 2013 the Saskatchewan College of Optometrists followed the Saskatchewan College of Dentists archaic example, and has disallowed Saskatchewan optometrists from applying and partnering with Trusted. The college has ruled that they believe it infers that ‘ Trusted Optometrists’ are ‘ better ‘ or ‘ more skilled’ than other optometrists in Saskatchewan.
We thought this was something worth discussing in an open forum and we appreciate all and any feedback
Please let it be noted that S & E Trusted Online Directories Inc has never said or implied that Trusted optometrists are better than others in their field. Trusted is simply a public service that provides local online directories and resource libraries. Trusted is a unique marketing vehicle for businesses as we have a unique set of pre –defined standards that must be reached before we are willing to partner with a business and promote them. Trusted bases our standards and verification on customer service, and we have never (and never will) claimed that we are medical or industry experts in any of the categories we have Trusted partner in. We very simply state that those who meet the Trusted standards and those that uphold the Trusted Guarantees are businesses we are comfortable listing and promoting. Also it should be noted that unlike all other reviews / testimonials you will find online, Trusted qualifies all testimonials by speaking to the individuals personally.
Advance Eye Care Centre in Regina passed the Trusted process as laid out and have been a wonderful partner, sharing many helpful and important tips on eye health and care in the last 12 months that can be found in the Regina resource library. We will miss them as partners , as we know that they truly embody the kind of business we look to partner with and they consistently demonstrate integrity and professionalism in all they do - we are happy to endorse them, as they are wonderful representatives of the Saskatchewan Optometrist's industry.
WE ARE KEEPING THEIR EYE CARE TIPS IN OUR REGINA LIBRARY SO THE PUBLIC CAN FIND THIS INFORMATION QUICKLY AND EASILY, 1000's of people have already read them and been helped by them so far.
We are saddened that the College refuses to acknowledge that Trusted benefits the public and having representatives on Trusted to educate the public on the importance of eye health/ care benefits all.
Trusted believes that businesses that demonstrate a commitment to provide EXCELLENCE in care and customer service in ANY industry ( medical or industrial) should be applauded and rewarded ..not censored, stifled and made to conform with the rest.
Trusted is the ONLY directory that works for YOU
posted by Trusted Regina | March 18, 2013 23:00
The www.trustedregina.com team had a wonderful time at the Regina What Women Want Show 2013....it might have been blizzard and freezing outside but inside we had almost TOO Much fun!! The show was all about supporting LOCAL businesses and that is what WE DO...the ones WE know you can Trust!!
We had $1000's of prizes to give away all donated by Trusted Regina Partners, a Big GONG ( that we banged every 2 hours all weekend when we picked a winner) , a magician, balloons and so many giggles..the feedback from the public was amazing ..clearly we have something people like and appreciate! ( phew!!) .
Fan us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter as we always appreciate feedback and LOVE giving away prizes!!
Enjoy the video ...see if there is anyone you recognize ..and be sure to go to the show next year..as we are only going to be bigger and better!!
Being TRUSTED is a unique branding and sales tool for businesses, because the Trusted directories offer quality focused local businesses a unique way to differentiate themselves from their competition, attract new customers, build loyalty with existing customers and also increase their visibility in their home city.
Once we meet with businesses, most agree that its a great concept and a fabulous marketing idea.....but does it ' WORK' ..will it provide a return on their investment?
Sara Wheelwright S & E Trusted online directories founder explains what ' being trusted' is all about in this video, also you will hear from many of the Trusted Saskatoon.com and Trusted Regina.com directories businesses as they share their real results, 'what else' they get from trusted and how they feel about being TRUSTED!
If you run a locally accountable business and lead the way when it comes to customer service , and want to grow and evolve your business then applying to join Trusted really is the SMART and SIMPLE choice.
Social media is the NOW and it is the future.
Trusted IS Social- Trusted is LOCAL ..thats what we do and who we are!
Check out how:
-Trusted Saskatoon.com on FACEBOOK
-Trusted Regina.com on FACEBOOK
-The Trusted Channel on YOU TUBE
-@Trustedcanada on TWITTER
-Trusted on Pinterest
For more details and to see the data for yourself:
Call Sara on (306) 2915303
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
| January 14, 2012 13:51 from Trusted Regina:
www.trustedregina.com is very proud to announce that Galon Insurance, our Trusted Regina( and Saskatoon) Insurance partner has been honored by CAFE ( The Candian Association of Family Enterprise), as they win the Family Enterprise of the year achievement award 2012! click here for the full story from Trusted Regina blog.
In Other Trusted News
Another of our Trusted partners also received some exciting news this week..Adele Kulyk the founder/owner of Global Healthcare Connection Inc, was infomed she has been nominated for a SABEX Award for New Business Venture of the year! Adele is a true expert in her field and she deserves all the recoginition she receives. Adele is a Health and Wellness expert on www.trustedsaskatoon.com . Trusted wishes her the best , and hopes to be celebrating with her when finalists are announced in April!
It has been a positive and wonderful week for Trusted and it's partners across the province...1 award for Galon,a SABEX Nomination for Global Healthcare and multiple SABEX Nominations for www.trustedsaskatoon.com ,the Saskatoon Directory of experts and excellence!
Also this week we celebrated the launch of the PINK HOUSE Campaign, by Campbell Homes a Trusted Home builder. The Saskatoon Pink House will benefit The Saskatoon Breast Health Centre and www.trustedsaskatoon.com is a proud sponsor! Click Here to donate to this great cause!
Stay Trusted my friends..SAFE and TRUSTED of course!