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BATEMAN JEWELLERS your Trusted SASKATOON JEWELLERS share information on the annual Diamond Dig at the Saskatoon EX

Bateman Jewellers are Saskatoon Jewellery Experts...did you know that they are the oldest independent jewellery store in Saskatoon! Bateman Jewellers maintain that the relationship with their clients is very important to them, and Trusted is sure you have heard Cam say in his well known radio ads " Your jewellery is a lifetime investment; Buy it from a lifetime friend. " ..Trusted can attest to the fact that they really DO mean it, and we are proud to have them on board as our Trusted Saskatoon Jeweller!


Bateman Jewelers Annual Diamond Dig for Care and Share  at the Saskatoon Exhibition 2012—August 7-12




Bateman Jewellers Saskatoon is holding it's annual Diamond Dig at the Saskatoon Exhibition this August from the 7 through the 12 at Prairieland Park. All proceeds from the dig will go to the Care & Share Charity which will provide Saskatoon children with the important necessities of life including clothing and food. Batemans takes pride in helping kids in the community and is donating every penny of the $2.00 each person will pay as well as the diamonds and CZ's for the dig.

How it works:

Each person to arrive will get a chance to take a $2.00 scoop from the pit where a small amount of diamonds and a large amount of Cubic Zirconia's (imitation diamonds) are hidden. Whatever gems are left in the scoop will be the individual's to keep. The goal is to try to obtain a diamond. The only way to distinguish between the properties of a cubic or a diamond is to bring the stones down to Bateman Jewellers where one of the sales representatives will weigh the stone(s) each individual has obtained.

What to do with the stones:

Whether it be CZ's or diamonds, both can be set into a pendant for $100.00 or earrings for $150.00 where both can come in 14K yellow or white gold. However, since we already donated the stones, we cannot do buybacks. Sorry for the inconvenience.

We hope to see you all there, and thank you for supporting such an amazing cause


Find Bateman Jewellers on 2nd Ave South or online at they are your Trusted SASKATOON JEWELLERS







Trusted Saskatoon brags about IMAGERY PHOTGRAPHY ..a Trusted SASKATOON PHOTOGRAPHER!  is so proud to partner with Imagery Photography and lets tell you why as we brag about this TRUSTED SASKATOON PHOTOGRAPHER !

It seems like everyone who runs in “photographic circles” knows Imagery’s founder, Milton Talyor.

Milton started Imagery Photography in 1977 out of a desire to be independently successful – and over the past 35 years has become a name that is synonymous with quality and artistry. As you can imagine, a lot has changed in the photographic industry over 35 years – the technology is very advanced as compared to the old equipment and processes. Milton comments, “There is more to creating a portrait than a magic camera and photoshop skills…our strength is in our experience, our background in the technical training, and our ability to understand the fundamentals – lighting, posing, and the mechanics of exposure.” Considering that Milton is a Master of the Photographic Arts, we truly believe that at Imagery Photography Saskatoon , you are dealing with the experts!

Your experience with Imagery begins with the initial consultation, where Milton, Betty and Brenda get to know a bit more about a person, and really listen to what you, the client, want from your session. This is crucial to the success of the shoot because this is where Imagery works with you to discover what style of portraiture will make you the happiest, whether it be journalistic, static, traditional, or environmental.

Listening to their clients is key to their success…Imagery Photography strives to give you the portraits that you will cherish. From this point, you then book your session (with a rain date chosen just in case!), and after that, a client comes back in to sit with Milton and the girls for the initial projection. This is where you can review all of the photos in the shoot with your photographic team to choose your favourites. After that, you are emailed your choices to make your final decisions, and then you are ready to order.

We all know that there are different reasons that people do what they do… some do it for the money, some do it for recognition, and some do what they do because they are passionate about it and genuinely love their craft. When we asked Milton what he loves the most about his work, he responded, “I love working in the environment, working with 3 or 4 generations of family, and working with young couples in love… you can see the passion people have for each other. Things in life will catch your eye if they catch your heart – these are the things you should persue.” Essentially, Milton sees himself as a historian – and this is where the artistry really comes into play. “This work will be seen 50, 60, 100 years from now.”

Imagery Photography works in collaboration with many photographers in the province, hoping to elevate the standards of the industry and the profession as a whole . Milton does quite a bit of mentoring, and the attitude is always that someone once took the time to share knowledge with him, and this is his way to give back to the profession. He states, “Having a cake and eating it by yourself is no fun. This is my cake and I’m sharing it!” Asked about retirement, Milton always says he’s retiring on the first…....the first time he doesn’t enjoy it anymore that is! . Well….here’s to many more years!!!!!


Read the glowing client testimonials from the clients Trusted spoke to on the IMAGERY PHOTOGRAPHY listing in the SASKATOON PHOTOGRAPHY & FRAMING category on the Saskatoon Directory of Excellence for yourself!!



STUDIO FIAT a Trusted SASKATOON AUTO DEALER on the SASKATOON DIRECTORY show case their new TV Ad!  loves to promote it's clients.and when they have great ads on te radio, TV or anywhere we like to share them so more people can see and hear them..we are all about making sure as MANY people as possible know about them..and know they are Trusted...after all ..when we give the thumbs up it means something!

Check out the new Studio Fiats Ad which is currently running on GLOBAL SASKATOON ...recognize the voice?

They are a TRUSTED SASKATOON AUTO DEALER and they have the coolest small Cars in the city..German Engineering..Italian style , and if you go in and see Jayce and the team at THE STUDIO they will treat you like royalty before and after you go for a spin!!!  

Ciao Saskatoon!  




SASKATOON HOME BUILDERS...Trusted Saskatoon promotes the best on THE SASKATOON DIRECTORY is the SASKATOON DIRECTORY of excellence...we find the innovative, locally accountable businesses that provide excellent service levels.....businesses that stand out from the crowd in their industry..our TRUSTED SASKATOON HOME BUILDERS are no exception to this rule..

We have amazing SASKATOON HOME BUILDERS for the public to consider..and each of them ensure that the STRESSFULL process of building a new home is as smooth and worry free as posssible..they care DEEPLY about making every house they build the new owners 'Dream Home' we showcase them and celebrate their successes and share those success with you ...the public! If you are thinking of building a new home now or in the future ...then these should be the first you contact!



DISTINCTIVE, CONTEMPORARY...DECORA HOMES They build to reflect your personality, they design to meet your needs...They build relationships DECORA's ALL in the details.

Decora don't build the ' most homes' in the city...but quantity doesn't necessarily = quality ...Decora Homes ensure each home they build is one that they would be proud to call home...we know this to be true..we spoke to their clients a few of the testimonials on their listing in HOME BUILDERS on the SASKATOON DIRECTORY.

Also DECORA HOMES have just won a BRIDGES AWARD from the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders Association and were presented with the award on Feb 11th 2012. They are the proud winner of a 2011 Bridges Award for Best Production Home for under 1500 sq ft .  Meet the owners Rhonda and Ricky at the Homestyle Show in March at Prarieland ..they will be there along with many other Trusted Businesses ...look out for the Thumb's up as you look around! Look at the fabulous pictures of their work below!









Trusted Saskatoon Mystery shop Rays Moving, we share the results on the SASKATOON DIRECTORY of excellence

Being a Trusted Business on the directory comes with alot of other directory, advertising medium or ' watchdog organization'  puts businesses through the process we do before we promote and endorse fact,the most other organizations offer is checking that the business has a valid business license, and maybe that they have insurance and don't have an F rating ( some even keep taking money off these terrible businesses for advertising no matter what they are rated or how awful they are to their customers) ...some other marketing companies claim to survey the public randomly before they approach businesses to pay to join their organizations..but even they don't offer any safeguards, guarantees or follow up after the fact for the consumer they proport to speak for...and only the BBB offer dispute resolution..but they cannot force the business to 'make it right' ...just advise them to do the right thing, and perhaps reduce their rating if they don't treat the customer fairly ...and if the business you have had an awful experience with ( like the moving company in the article below ) is not a member of the BBB then they do nothing for are on your own, out of pocket and feeling thoroughly ripped off miserable and taken advantage of on the link to read the CBC news story below for an example of just that! 


Trusted ONLY speaks to businesses that have great recommendations and a trackable history....Trusted has turned businesses away who do not meet our standards ( we require the businesses who apply to provide 25 clients to us..names and numbers) we then we set about calling those clients and surveyng is pass or fail..we are not looking for OK or AVERAGE ratings..Trusted demands AWESOME and OUTSTANDING reviews...otherwise they do not pass the verification to be on the directory and they do not get the Thumbs Up..the busnesses are re checked and verified annually!

There are businesses we will not even go and present to, even if they show interest, due to the things we have found out about them and their practices.....running a company call Trusted means people feel safe to tell us about their experiences positive and negative...and we always keep their confidences .....Sara the Trusted owner and our Trusted Consultants get warnings by email, calls and in person every week from the public and other business owners about the businesses to ' stay away from' and we have a growing naughty list.....

The Trusted Partners ( as that is what we call our Trusted businesses only Together are weTrusted..we all have our parts to play to ensure the directory maintains the standards and high level of integrity that it does) and Trusted then enter into a contract, where the partners sign to uphold the 5 Trusted Guarantees ..these are the foundation of our business and they are the Guarantees that our Trusted businesses offer their ensure that our partners are upholding these guarantees on a daily basis we have a MYSTERY SHOPPER PROGRAM, where we mystery shop a minimum of 10% of our Trusted Partners on an annual basis....and we get our shoppers to fillout a report to tell us about the experience....

Our latest business to be mystery shopped was RAYS MOVING & STORAGE   , Mark at Rays was happy for us to share the report with you, the public..


DATE OF MS:Monday November 21st (phone call) Thursday December 1st (move date)


1. How was the greeting/ welcome/ call answered?

I was transferred to a very friendly and extremely helpful fellow who booked my move for a time and day that worked for me in less than 10 minutes. I would normally have written down his name, but under the circumstances I neglected to do so therefore I have forgotten the name of the person that I spoke with. He was absolutely great to deal with!

2. If retail: Appearance of the store / staff 

Booking was done over the phone, did not go to office.

3. Product/industry knowledge of staff? N/A

4. If a quote is required is the quote well laid out/ clear?

I did not ask for a quote as I was more concerned about being moved on a certain date by a reputable mover. My sister had called around approx. a month prior for rates for my Dad’s move, so I was aware of what current rates for movers were.

5. Did they ask where you found them?

No, I told him how I found Ray’s on website.

6. Overall experience 1-10. –

I will give them a 9.5

7. Would you return as a customer/ recommend them to close friends? 

Yes, and I will use them again when I move my things out of the storage facility to my new home.

8. Did anyone stand out as exceptional? or the opposite..If so who? Why? 

As well as the above mentioned fellow who booked my move, I found the two fellows that actually moved me to be fast, professional, friendly and compassionate. I was moving due to a breakdown in my long term relationship, and those two guys really tried to cheer me up!

9. If you made a purchase/booked a job how was the process? If so refer to the Trusted Guarantees below and give an overall mark on each if applicable.

See above #6 ..I am pleased to say they upheld all the 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

Please share any other comments relating to your experience with the company.

Very Happy with Rays and Very Happy with Trustedsaskatoon!! >



Then to solidify Rays being on the directory even more on Dec 19th 5:53 PM  Trusted received this website comment:



Subject: Saskatoon Website Comments Saskatoon Website Comments from: Tyler Gesy

Comments: I found Ray's Moving on this site, then I hired them, and then they were awesome! I'd like to leave a positive review but I couldn't figure out how... Where should I submit a review?

Tyler , I am pleased to tell you that you just have left the review you wanted to, for all the world to see THANKYOU for taking the time to conatct us and thanks for your feedback we appreciate it tremendously ....

Perhaps now the cynics out there will understand how MUCH MORE Trusted does than any other organization or marketing vehicle to safeguard you the consumers! 

So well done Rays Moving & Storage have proved AGAIN , that you deserve the PROMOTION, ENDORSEMENT and KUDOS that we love to heap upon you ..Great businesses like you deserve the promotion...and to top it all off, you have gained another loyal client in our mystery shopper Brenda too!!! 

 They understand what good customer Service is!



MOST importantly the public in Saskatoon can feel confident that when they choose a TRUSTED business from THE Saskatoon Directory of experts they will be glad they did!! No stress..just Trusted businesses at their fingertips waiting to serve them! 

Stay Trusted My friends..SAFE and TRUSTED of course!


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