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The Trusted Saskatoon 10th Anniversary $10,000 10 week giveaway and introducing the Trusted Troops

Trusted Saskatoon Celebrates Our 10th Anniversary In Style With a MEGA Giveaway! 


" Time definitely flies when you are having fun. On June 1st 2021, it will 10 years since I took the leap of faith and launched TrustedSaskatoon.com to the world! Over the last decade our service has helped 10'000's of local consumers, just like you, find trustworthy local businesses in and around Saskatoon. Over that time, we have promoted and supported 100's of wonderful family, small and locally owned business operated with integrity. I call them our Trusted Saskatoon Partners because they are so much more to our team than 'just clients.' Many of the Partners have been with me for the full 10 years,  and I am eternally grateful to everyone who has been part of this amazing journey! " - Sara Wheelwright 

Trusted as a company has grown from a 1 person business, from the kitchen table of our founder Sara Wheelwright. Now 'Trusted' as a company has lovely offices in downtown Saskatoon and we employ twelve local people. We expanded out of Saskatoon and have a Trusted directory franchise in Regina and a full-service marketing agency, Trusted Marketing Services, that offers everything from social media to animated videos and website development.  

Over the last 10 years, we have been fortunate enough to win multiple awards for entrepreneurship, marketing, and community support. This includes two prestigious Saskatchewan Chamber ABEX Awards, a SABEX Award for Marketing,  and, in addition, Sara has been the recipient of several entrepreneurship awards both locally and internationally. Trusted has donated $10,000's to local non-profits and folks in need, and our local team members have collectively volunteered 1000's of hours in the community. We have also given away $10,000's in prizes to 100's of lucky winners over the years.  We love what we do, and we appreciate every fan, every website visitor,  every Trusted Saskatoon Partner, and every Trusted team member, both past and present! 

Two Trusted Announcements 


To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we are launching our Trusted Troops program AND our 10th-anniversary contest, where we are giving away $10,000 in prizes over 10 weeks!


Q: WHY Enlist As Trusted Troop

A: More chances to WIN & support local! 

By enlisting in our new Trusted Troop program, you will be subscribing to our quarterly newsletter. In our newsletter, we will be sharing exclusive offers and opportunities with our Trusted Troops. This includes Trusted Partner News, exclusive giveaways, Trusted insider information, and offers.  You will also be automatically entered into every contest from now on; no need ever to enter again! If you choose to also enter contests on Facebook and other social media channels, then you DOUBLE your chance of winning! 


Unfortunately, we can't guarantee every one of our fans and troops gets a prize, but we can guarantee that if you DON’T enter or enlist, you definitely WON’T win! 

10th Anniversary, $10,000 GiveAway  - 10 Weeks of Winning


We really love to give and get so much joy from making other people happy. If that supports our Trusted Saskatoon Partners that we promote and partner with, heck, that's a WIN-WIN! We will be announcing the weekly contest every Friday, starting May 28th; we will also share posts about the prizes to be given away that week - all the prizes are from Trusted Saskatoon directory partners and include items as well as gift cards!   


Starting June 2nd, and EVERY week after that until August 4th - 5 winners will be announced. 


There are 3 ways to enter:  


  1. Enter weekly on the Trusted Saskatoon Facebook Page 
  2. Enter weekly on the Trusted Saskatoon Instagram Page  
  3. Enlist as a Trusted Troop - why? 3 Trusted Troops each week will be randomly announced as winners! 


All you have to do to be entered to win is:

  • Comment on the weekly Contest posts on Facebook and Instagram with what you LOVE about Saskatoon
  • Tag A Friend 


Then every Wednesday, starting June 2nd, we will reveal the weekly winners! 

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE...




Remember, it ALWAYS pays to be a fan of TrustedSaskatoon.com. 

Supporting Saskatoon businesses, consumers and the community is what we do BEST! 




TRUSTED CONTEST RULES

  • 1 weekly Facebook and Instagram entry per person  - any double entries on a platform will disqualify you that week. 
  • 1 Trusted Troop sign-up per person - any double subscriptions will disqualify you.
  • Winners must pick up their prize IN Person and bring ID within 7 days of winning or forfeit the prize. 


CONSIDERING ENLISTING AS A TRUSTED TROOP? 


BE ASSURED YOU CAN TRUST US. 

  • NO RANDOM SPAM - Just 1 newsletter per quarter ( we all hate too many emails, right?), and the info will be quality, relevant and interesting. 
  • YOUR DETAILS ARE SAFE WITH US - we have a secure and monitored system managed by Trusted IT professionals.  
  • WE WILL NOT SHARE TROOP INFORMATION (Email/ name etc. with a 3rd party) 


J & S Picture Frame Warehouse Explain Why the Right Glass is Important in Framing Projects

The J & S Picture Frame Warehouse team believes that your pictures deserve the best! Locally owned and operated, they constantly strive to bring their customers the best materials, advice, and workmanship for all of your framing needs. They simply offer the best selection of materials to preserve your treasures, keepsakes, and works of art in Saskatoon. J & S Picture Frame Warehouse are your Trusted Saskatoon Picture Framers. In their latest tip, they explain why the right glass is important to use on your framing projects.

The Right Glass is So Important to Use on Your Framing Projects

There are many kinds of glass to choose from when you are framing your pictures. You need to ask yourself if there are lots of windows and lights in the space that you will be hanging your pictures. The most important thing about glass is that it protects your artwork from dust and the environment. The UV rays can destroy your artwork in a very short time. There are 3 options for UV protective glass: Museum glass, UV clear glass, and UV reflection control. We believe that if something is worth framing, it is worth protecting with the best quality glass and acid-free materials. We see so many things that have been hanging for a few years and they are faded and very often we are not able to replace them.

Museum glass is the most expensive, but it truly is the best. It is 99% UV protective and it is clear so it will not have that annoying reflection.

UV Reflection Control glass is also 99% UV protective, but it is chemically etched on one side so that you don’t get an undesirable reflection. You will also lose some of the brightness and sharpness from your artwork. It is nice on bright coloured photographs, not on something with soft colour and fine lines.

UV Clear glass is also 99% UV protective but you do get a reflection, especially if you hang your picture across from a window or even hanging near table lights. You do not lose any brightness or detail but you do get that annoying reflection.

There is also just clear glass, the kind that comes in those big box store frames, the inexpensive ones. If you have an old photo or anything that is one of a kind, do not put your one and only piece in it. It will fade out in a few years and you will be very unhappy. As well, you need acid free materials to back your picture. Regular clear glass is the least costly and is OK to use on something that can be replaced easily or something that you know you will not want to keep for a long time.

Non-reflective glass is chemically etched on one side so you don’t get a reflection, but it will not stop your art or photo from fading. The poor mountain lion photographed below has turned blue from being framed in glass that isn’t UV protective.

"If something is worth framing, it's worth framing well." - Sherry Morris -J & S Picture Frame Warehouse

Quality is paramount at J & S - all work is completed with superb craftsmanship, expert advice and friendly service. Nationally acclaimed local artists trust J & S with their original artworks...why trust your memories to anyone else?

As always, you can find out more about the knowledgeable team at J & S Picture Frame Warehouse your TRUSTED SASKATOON FRAMING EXPERTS by checking out their listing on Trusted Saskatoon or visiting them in store!

Trusted Saskatoon Team Brags About Synergy Strength and Conditioning, Trusted Saskatoon Gym & Fitness Experts

The Trusted Saskatoon team is thrilled to welcome our newest Trusted Saskatoon partner Synergy Strength and Conditioning in the Saskatoon Fitness, Gyms & Equipment Category

Synergy Strength is Your Trusted Saskatoon CrossFit and Sports Therapy Gym.

Have you thought about getting healthier? Have you thought about making a change to your fitness routine? Did you know that Synergy Strength and Conditioning is the largest CrossFit facility in Saskatchewan and they offer numerous classes, including weightlifting, gymnastics, speed and agility, strongman, sport yoga and more! This local, family-owned fitness facility has locations in both Saskatoon and Warman and they have been providing all of this plus exceptional sports therapy services since 2008!


Meet Chad 

COMMUNITY. FAMILY. SERVICE. WORK.

These are Chad Benko’s keys to success


If you've ever met Chad, the owner and founder of Synergy, your first impression would probably be that he's a BIG strong guy. However, we can share that there is much more than meets the eye and he has a huge heart! Chad truly cares about his members and their personal health and fitness goals. He is so passionate and you are definitely not ' just a number' when you join. At Synergy you are a member of a community of like-minded friends and coaches...you are like family. In Chad's office there is a sign that has one word on it ...SERVE. That word sums up his life and what he stands for as a driven entrepreneur. Chad's door is always open, and if there is ever an issue or a problem, big or small, he will be the first to address it, find a solution and make it right. This makes him a wonderful fit for the Trusted Saskatoon Community, as it's ' how we all roll!'. Chad is passionate about making a difference in our community and in the lives of his clients and team, he is also a committed and proud family man he has a beautiful young family which recently grew to four children with the arrival of twin boys, little brothers to his adorable 2 daughters.  


If you think that CrossFit is just for young athletes, think again!


Synergy has members of all ages and sizes, from men and women in their mid 70’s to junior programs with kids as young as 4! There’s a class or classes for everyone, no matter your fitness goals, fitness level or previous gym experience.



Their philosophy at Synergy Strength and Conditioning is “We build better athletes and we build better people”.


When we were speaking to some of Synergy’s members, as part of the Unique Trusted verification process, we consistently heard amazing things. Read some of the real personal testimonials from current members below.  

 

“I am a grateful long-time member at Synergy. Not only do they take my fitness seriously by offering top level programs and coaches, but they also truly care about everyone’s personal development and goals. Synergy offers a large spectrum of programs and work to create a supportive community about overall wellness.” - G.R., Saskatoon


“The community that Chad has created has been a positive one to be a part of. It’s an inclusive and supportive one. Chad has done so much for me as an athlete.” - Jil R., Saskatoon 

  

“Training with Synergy has allowed me to push myself not only physically but mentally. The programs available offer a variety of different training methods and are inclusive to everyone. Synergy is not just a gym, it’s a family and as soon as you walk into those doors you know you are a part of something spectacular.” - Eden Rakochy, Saskatoon



We encourage you to visit the Synergy website to see all their offerings and services, or simply visit the facility closest to you on Quebec Avenue in Saskatoon or on Industrial Road in Warman, and talk to Chad in person about your fitness goals. There is no better time than now to start your fitness journey or continue on your path to health and strength. Choose a fitness pro you can trust, check out Synergy Strength and Conditioning. Their programs are second to none and their coaches are some of the best in the province!

“Working Hard Together!”  

You can read more glowing client testimonials and see all programs and services they offer by checking out the Synergy Strength and Conditioning listing by clicking here.

Synergy Strength and Conditioning are Trusted Saskatoon CrossFit, Strength & Fitness Pros!

Trusted Saskatoon Flooring Store Western Carpet One Floor & Home Mystery Shop!

Being a Trusted Business on the Trusted Saskatoon Directory of Excellence comes with a lot of responsibility - no other directory, advertising companies, or 'watchdog organization' puts businesses through the ongoing process we do before we promote and endorse them. 

Why Choose a Business On the Trusted Saskatoon Directory? 

All of the Trusted Saskatoon partners have to pass a unique verification process, they are then annually contracted to uphold our 5 Trusted Guarantees. The partners then become part of a local community of Saskatoon and area businesses that we promote with a strong local marketing campaign. We also have a Trusted MYSTERY SHOPPER PROGRAM. This is where we find and engage with normal everyday people, just like you, who are looking for products and services in Saskatoon and area. We approach individuals we can see are looking for a local business and we ask them to mystery shop Trusted Saskatoon Partners. Those that agree to be Trusted mystery shoppers go about their usual business, except at the end they fill out a report to tell us about the experience. We then share it with you! 


The Trusted Saskatoon team is thrilled to reveal the Western Carpet One Floor & Home Mystery Shop Report. 



Mystery Shop - Western Carpet One Floor & Home

Name of Shopper: KK



1. What was the appearance of the store/showroom?

The showroom is very impressive and I was surprised at how much space and choice I had. 

 

2. Product/industry knowledge of staff? 

The sales staff were very helpful and guided me to the best flooring options for the basement reno we are doing. 


3. Was the quote well laid out/clear? 

Yes

4. Overall experience 1-10

9/10! 


5. Would you return as a customer/recommend them to a close friend?

Yes

6. Did anyone stand out as exceptional? 

Everyone was helpful and friendly - I was impressed that my sales guy was also the installer! Our space has been transformed and the flooring was such a big part of that - we went from beige carpet to this awesome Vinyl plank product 



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

"The installation was great and done very well. Overall, I was happy with my experience and would return."

CONGRATULATIONS on a successful mystery shop, Western Carpet OneWe are thrilled to have such amazing flooring retailers like you on our Saskatoon's directory of excellence!


Western Carpet One Floor & Home is a Trusted Saskatoon Flooring Store!

Flash Fresh Campaign Raised $2500 for Trusted Saskatoon Partners Most Affected By Covid Restrictions

Everyone is aware that the Covid pandemic and the restrictions that come along with it have negatively impacted many industries. When it comes to our small local businesses the worst affected have been in the restaurant, events, hospitality, retail, personal service and fitness industries. In May 2020, the Trusted Saskatoon team and Brodie Johnston, owner of Flash Electrical Contracting announced the Flash Fresh Campaign, to support Trusted Saskatoon partners most negatively affected by Covid restrictions. 

 



Flash Fresh Campaign Results

Thanks to the sales of Flash Fresh hand sanitizer plus additional cash top-up by Brodie Johnston, the owner of Flash Electrical Contracting and Sara, the owner of Trusted Saskatoon, the total being donated is $2500.00. The money raised will be split evenly between the 5 Trusted Saskatoon partners that have been hardest hit,  and are still dealing with the most restrictions due to their particular industry. 

Each Trusted Saskatoon Partner will receive $500.00 to help. 

We want to thank all of the folks who bought Flash Fresh, including the other Trusted Saskatoon partners and members of the public who wanted to help and support local!! 


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Saskatoon, SK   S7K 0B2
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